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Technicolor Paradise

 

RHUM RHAPSODIES & OTHER EXOTIC DELIGHTS

NUM065


 
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It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums (or three compact discs) are 48 (or 54) curious examples of the short-lived genreā€™s reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.

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  1. 01 CHUCK BIG GUITSR ERNEST Blue Oasis
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  3. 02 THE SOUND BREAKERS Marooned
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  5. 03 THE WAILERS Driftwood
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  7. 04 LENNY & THE THUNDERTONES The Moon of Manakoora
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  9. 05 BISCAYNES WITH CO-ENCIDENTALS Midnight In Montevideo
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  11. 06 RED HARRISON & HIS ZODIACS Chant of the Jungle
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  13. 07 THE PALATONS Jungle Guitar
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  15. 08 CHAYNS Live With the Moon
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  17. 09 BAILEY'S NERVOUS KATS FEATURING JAMES MILLS Cobra
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  19. 10 THE BLAZERS Sound of Mecca
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  21. 11 THE CREW Jaguar Hunt
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  23. 12 THE GEMS Slave Girl
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  25. 13 JERRY & THE CATALINAS The Arabian Knight
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  27. 14 THE JAGUARS Night Walker
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  29. 15 THE VOODOOS The Voodoo Walk
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  31. 16 THE SHELLTONES Blue Castaway
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  33. 17 THE BLUE BELLS Atlantis
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  35. 18 BILL & JEAN BRADWAY Paradise Isle
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  37. 19 THE MELODY MATES Enchantment
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  39. 20 DON REED FEATURING THE VOICE OF LOVE Nature Boy
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  41. 21 THE BATON OF ANDRE BRUMMER Tumba
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  43. 22 DARLA HOOD Silent Island
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  45. 23 MARTHA RAYE WITH PHIL MOORE ORCHESTRA Lotus Land
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  47. 24 BAHA'I VICTORY CHORUS Nightengale of Paradise
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  49. 25 CARMEN Isle of Love
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  51. 26 THE MONZAS Forever Walks A Drifter
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  53. 27 AKIM Voodoo Drums
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  55. 28 FRED DARIAN WITH BILL LOOSE ORCHESTRA Magic Voodoo Moon
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  57. 29 DON SARGENT & HIS BUDDIES Voodoo Kiss
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  59. 30 JOAN JOYCE TRIO Captured
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  61. 31 PONY SHERRELL Tobago
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  63. 32 DARLA HOOD My Quiet Village
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  65. 33 JERRY WARREN & THE VALIDS Enchantress
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  67. 34 THE CENTURIES Polynesian Paradise
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  69. 35 THE POTTED PALM My House of Grass
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  71. 36 THE CASTILES Enchantment
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  73. 37 FIVE GLOW TONES Quiet Village
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  75. 38 MODESTO DURAN & ORCHESTRA Silent Island
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  77. 39 ROSS ANDERSON CHORUS & ORCHESTRA Tam-bu Theme
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  79. 40 BOBBY CHRISTIAN Caravan
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  81. 41 BRUCE NORMAN QUINTET Arabian Rhythm
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  83. 42 THE SLAVES Hari's Harem
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  85. 43 ARNIE DERKSEN & CHISE Similou
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  87. 44 THREE BARS FEATURING NICKY ROBERTS Caribbean Cruise
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  89. 45 ROBERT DRASNIN Chant of the Moon
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  91. 46 BLUE JEANS Moon Mist
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  93. 47 ARTIE BARSAMIAN The Enchanting Melody
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  95. 48 EDDIE KOCHAK & HAKKI OBIDIA Jazz In Port Said
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  97. 49 GENE SIKORA & THE IRRATIONALS Tanganyika
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  99. 50 BOBBY PARIS Dark Continent
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  101. 51 WALTER BOLEN Lion Hunt
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  103. 52 JIMMY MCGRIFF Jungle Cat
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  105. 53 CHICO JOSE Locura (Madness)
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  107. 54 CLYDE DERBY Lost Island

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