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.

Please say thanks and please report any broken links.

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


Dayna said...

I loved this when it came out... It opened up whole new realms of music for me.

gpdlt2000 said...

Thanks indeed!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. It's an amazing record and quite a introduction to the rest of your posts. I will discover more of them.

Thanks again.


Pauly said...

thanks alot! very cool.

Anonymous said...

Could you repost bob marley Kaya please

GMaupin said...

Been checking out the archives for a couple of days now - great stuff! You've dug up so much great stuff that it would be impossible to drop a line for every one, so thanks for, you know, all of it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

99hotairballoons said...

this is the most inspiring!

Anonymous said...

what a fantastic site! rarely are people with such good taste so generous! the only broken links i have come across are february 14, 19 & 21 of 2007 (all the Al Jarreau, all the Amel Larrieux, the George Lopez album and 1 Miles Davis album). again, thanks a lot for all the quality tunage!

Anonymous said...

also, the 3 Herbie Hancock albums posted 1/19/07 are down.

rao said...

your site is really amazing - thanks so much for all this great music. i would not be so bold as to request re-ups of all the following but dead links i found were:

9/25/06 Sunny Rollins' Sax Colossus
1/8/07 Miles' Porgy & Bess
1/8/07 Miles Ahead
1/19/07 Herbie Hancock - 3 albums
2/14/07 Miles' Pangaea
2/19/07 Amel Larrieux - 3 albums
2/21/07 Al Jarreau - 6 albums
4/18/07 Stones' Aftermath
8/4/07 Erykah's Baduizm
8/18/07 Sabbath's Paranoid
8/31/07 Moody Blues' Lost Chord
9/15/07 Stones' Tattoo You
9/26/07 Ravi Shankar compilation
10/27/07 Cure's Faith
3/22/08 Prince's 1999

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog kinda weirdness! Thanks!


The Milner Coupe said...

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Terrific album. Makes me wanna drink rum, and I'm all out. Gotta run. Thanks agian.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this and for doing so in such great quality. It is greatly appreciated!

Blake said...

thank you kindly

Smilodonna said...

Thank you so much for allowing someone who really just "found out" about exotica (as in a week ago I had heard of the genre title but didn't know what the heck it was) further her musical education with what other sites describe as a good Exotica 101 album. It's certainly making my statistics homework feel slightly less like drudgery and it's helping me forget about the mounds of snow outside. Many thanks!

Helena said...

Your blog is amazing, you're doing a great job!