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Various Artists: Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

Read "Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Close your eyes and dream for a moment. There are beaches and palm trees. Long drinks are served with parasols and consumed while relaxing in hammocks to the distant sound of bird calls and bongo drums. There is no stress and the only adventure is the kind you seek for yourself when you go out into ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Escape To The Alluring Sounds Of Vintage Exotica On "Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights" On May 25

Escape To The Alluring Sounds Of Vintage Exotica On "Technicolor Paradise:  Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights" On May 25

In the late ’50s to the mid-’60s, somewhere between Elvis’ last Ed Sullivan Show appearance and the Beatles’ U.S. invasion, a strange musical movement surfaced in America seemingly from some fantasy island in the South Pacific. Known as Exotica, the music blended together wildly disparate musical styles—easy listening and lounge; jazz and surf—to concoct a fizzy ...

ARTICLE: THE VINYL POST

Other Worlds Other Sounds

Read "Other Worlds Other Sounds" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

In this frantic age of vinyl rediscovery, it still never ceases to amaze as to the kinds of projects that companies are willing to go for broke on for what has become a booming and buying audience. In many ways it is truly a win-win situation. There's so much great music out there and the idea ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Audio Fidelity To Release Esquivel's "Other Worlds Others Sounds" On 180g Vinyl LP

Audio Fidelity To Release Esquivel's "Other Worlds Others Sounds" On 180g Vinyl LP

Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing Esquivel's Other Worlds, Others Sounds album on 180g Vinyl LP. Esquivel was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films and widely considered the king of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop known today as lounge music. RCA contracted with Esquivel in late 1957 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Esquivel And His Orchestra's "Other Worlds Other Sounds" Coming Soon On 180g Virgin Vinyl from Audio Fidelity

Esquivel And His Orchestra's "Other Worlds Other Sounds" Coming Soon On 180g Virgin Vinyl from Audio Fidelity

Esquivel was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films and widely considered the king of a style of late 1950s early 1960s quirky instrumental pop known today as lounge music. His orchestration tended toward the very lush, employing novel instrumental combinations, such as Chinese bells, mariachi bands, whistling, and numerous percussion instruments ...

Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams For Beginners

Read "Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams For Beginners" reviewed by Skip Heller

Fifty years after his death, Ernie Kovacs is de rigueur. Mainstream, even. His angular, imaginative approach to humor was impossible to imitate, but his influence on television-specifically television comedy-is intractable. He's the Thelonious Monk of the small screen. And just trying to play in a Monkish style always points out that Monk is Monk and nobody ...

Various Artists: The Leopard Lounge Box Set

Read "Various Artists: The Leopard Lounge Box Set" reviewed by Chris May

Various Artists

The Leopard Lounge Box Set

Warner Jazz

2012

If you enjoy the TV series Mad Men, you are going to love The Leopard Lounge Box Set. Probably.

You need to go know what you are getting into. Should you be offended by the thought of guitarist Barney Kessel hanging ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Legendary Randy Van Horne Singers Return To Stage on September 12

The Randy Van Horne Singers, famous for The Nat King Cole Show, Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, and many others and work with Martin Denny and Esquivel will perform live on stage at the Pasadena Central Library (CA) SECOND SUNDAY CONCERTS presents ...And All That Jazz THE RANDY VAN HORNE SINGERS performing eight-part harmony Jazz arrangements ...