Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Waters of 1950s Hawaii (Pacific Dreams)

This is, hands down, the best Exotica sampler I can think of, even if it's missing essential people like Arthur Lyman and Robert Drasnin. Pay special attention to track 11 here, Martin Denny's "Jungle Madness". It's possibly my favorite exotica tune ever. There's no "madness" in the song at all. It's slow, spooky, dreamy and mysterious.

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Various Artists - Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica [1996]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 102.8 MB

(All tracks recorded between 1952 and 1967)
1. Swamp Fire - Martin Denny
2. Moon Mist - The Out-Islanders
3. Caravan - 80 Drums Around The World
4. Hypnotique - Martin Denny
5. Atlantis - Les Baxter
6. Alika - Webley Edwards
7. Misirlou - Martin Denny
8. Lust - Bas-Sheva
9. Hana Maui - Chick Floyd
10. Voodoo Dreams/Voodoo - Les Baxter
11. Jungle Madness - Martin Denny
12. Babalu - Yma Sumac
13. Simba - Les Baxter
14. The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish - Martin Denny
15. Bali Ha'i - Tak Shindo
16. Pyramid Of The Sun - Les Baxter
17. Quiet Village - Martin Denny
18. Wimoweh - Yma Sumac

Latin Vibes From A White Guy

Don't get scared off cause it's a white guy. Cal Tjader was a fierce contributor towards latin jazz, and remained with this music long after it had gone out of fashion amongst jazz musicians. This album in particular is quite lively, and quite purist. This is not south-of-the-border cocktail jazz. This is the real thing.

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Cal Tjader - Primo [1973]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 89.7 MB

1. Mama Aguela
2. Bang Bang
3. Gringo City
4. Vibe Mambo
5. Mambo Show
6. Azucar Mama
7. La Murga Pana Mena
8. Tanga
9. El Watusi
10. Bang Bang