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Which Exotica LP is most valuable?
vegasvic
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Posted: 2008-01-10 3:02 pm   Permalink

A few more scans for your viewing pleasure. First, the original Tropical Fantasy by Michel Magne. Definitely a rarity, plus it has two tracks not contained on the US Columbia release.



Next, one of my absolute all-time favorite exotica records. In fact, track-for-track, I'd put s'Pacifica by Johnny Spencer and the Kona Koasters right up there in my top 10. Hard to get, but if you find it you'll hear what I mean...


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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-01-14 11:20 am   Permalink

You are right on the Provocatif LP, very high $$. Although, it must be pointed out that some of the more collectable LPs are not necessarily the best (artistically). Also, some on my list are definately easier to find than others but still command a pretty penny.
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2008-01-27 12:13 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27147&forum=12&0



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BC-Da-Da
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Posted: 2008-01-29 2:47 pm   Permalink

I was so surprised at Sven's picture and event handbill for Thurston Knudson in "Tiki Modern." I played tracks from a 78RPM set by Knudson on my Luxuria radio show last year. I just assumed it was a pre-exotica novelty record, and the dummy that I am... I failed to do any further research on the man. Now that I've looked him up online, I can see that there are some definite 10" and 12" records that are worth seeking out by Knudson.



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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2008-02-09 08:15 am   Permalink

I just picked up "KAPU" on reel to reel

Never heard it and I am looking forward to it!


 
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2008-02-09 08:28 am   Permalink

You've GOT to burn that reel of Kapu onto CD. It should sound better than a sealed LP.

7 1/2 or 3 3/4?


 
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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2008-02-09 10:02 am   Permalink

7 1/2 4 track

I am just diving in to the world of reel to reel for a little retro fun... I have heard they sound wonderful. I already picked up MD exotica and I am looking for more...


 
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2008-02-09 10:56 am   Permalink

Just make sure the heads are clean, and I would pick up a cheap demagnetizer also.

 
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nibblegribitz
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Posted: 2008-06-30 9:02 pm   Permalink

"The Hawaiian Room" - George Hines & Johnny Coco
That's my father, George on that album.
He made it when he was playing at the Hotel Lexington in New York. I think it was mid fifties.


 
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sushiman
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Posted: 2008-07-01 01:04 am   Permalink

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On 2008-06-30 21:02, nibblegribitz wrote:
"The Hawaiian Room" - George Hines & Johnny Coco
That's my father, George on that album.
He made it when he was playing at the Hotel Lexington in New York. I think it was mid fifties.



Very cool that your Dad was a pro musician and created something " Tiki " related in the process . My Dad was only good at lifting a glass at the bar .

I'd be very interested in hearing this record .


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2008-08-19 11:13 pm   Permalink

Another rare copy of the Tiki Gardens lp just sold on eBay for $240.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/EXOTIC-SOUNDS-OF-TIKI-GARDENS-LP-Exotica-Fantasy-Rare_W0QQitemZ380045513758QQcategoryZ306QQssPageNameZMKTRSRCH:CLIST:ITQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



But the highest price I've now ever seen for an exotica lp is $760 for Les Baxter's personal copy of Martin Denny's "Exotica", signed by Denny, who gives props to Baxter for starting him on his career.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Les-Baxters-Personal-Copy-of-Martin-Dennys-Exotica_W0QQitemZ300249275486QQihZ020QQcategoryZ306QQssPageNameZMKTRSRCH:CLIST:ITQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem







"To Les Baxter - Whose imaginative genius helped make this album a success and started me on a career - Martin Denny"


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twitch
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Posted: 2008-08-21 05:24 am   Permalink

Yow. I'd stick that one in a custom glass display-case if it was mine! While I don't have 760 clams to shell out for an LP, for THAT one I might've parted with the baby toe on my left foot.

 
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tikipaka
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Posted: 2008-08-24 4:55 pm   Permalink

Here are a few of my current favorites.





 
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-08-24 5:41 pm   Permalink

Tikipaka,
Great collection! Love the Wailin Winnie album. Is that a shark she's holding?!!!!
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suzanne
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Posted: 2008-08-28 09:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-30 21:02, nibblegribitz wrote:
"The Hawaiian Room" - George Hines & Johnny Coco
That's my father, George on that album.
He made it when he was playing at the Hotel Lexington in New York. I think it was mid fifties.



This is awesome. I really love that album.

By the way, this topic is fascinating.

Suzanne

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