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Exotica

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Back in black

IMG_4997“Que Pasa En El Congo?”  Dodo Escola  BELTER Records

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Straw dags

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Tamoure a Tahiti  BAM Records (France)  Collected by Francis Maziere (early 60’s release)  What is Tamoure?

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Collared green

Verde Canibal  Pepe Castillo y su Orquesta  Musart Records

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Turban legends?

Latin Quartet  A Saef Records EP (Spain)

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Friends and loafers

Babouch’ Party  Zina Nahid  Columbia Records (France)

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Jungleland


Richard Hayman and His Orchestra  “Voodoo!”  Mercury Records  UK (1959)  From the liner notes “This record, with its pulsating drum beats, summons you to the dark of the jungle, to the deepest interior of the worlds of fearsome fire and the brewing pot , surrounded by the weird frightening shadows of masks and men.   (Here) are the weird rhythms and sound of a music that is more than just music for it is a brimful of a secret life, distilled in ritual, reflecting its powers of magic that takes hold on its native hearers”

Here’s the American LP cover:

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hayman when he sold me his personal record collection.  His apartment was beautiful – on Park Avenue – and was filled with photos, memorabilia, awards and art from a long career in music.   Known for his prolific output of classical pops, harmonica, lounge, exotica and bachelor pad records, the most valuable LPs in his collection were the ones he never played on or played – a stash of sealed Mainstream psych titles that he had because of his position as Music Director at the label throughout the sixties.

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Flaming lips

“Au Pays du Cafe”   Trio Math Samba   Decca Records (France)

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Cu-bop Japan

More Echoes of Japan (1961)   (King Records Japan)   Tadaaki Misago And His Tokyo Cuban Boys   The Japanese are masters at recreating and imitating foreign art forms and cultures.   Formed in 1949, The Tokyo Cuban Boys were the first Japanese group to seriously play Latin music. They were all outstanding musicians with a tight brass section backed up by some funky percussion.   Here’s a taste of “Yagi Bushi” —

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In the playground of my mind

“Music From a Millionaires’ Playground”   EMI Records

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The urge to merge

The Mating Urge   Original Soundtrack composed and conducted by Stanley Wilson (1959)

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