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Earliest exposure to Exotica. That I can remember.
tabuzak
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Posted: 2007-12-27 2:03 pm   Permalink


My grandfather was a hi-fi nut and he turned me on to Martin Denny, as well as Les Paul, Henry Mancini, Ferrante and Teicher's prepared pianos and the like, in the late 50s. Martin Denny's version of "Quiet Village" was my favorite. Even though I was about 5 years old, I liked the stuff so much that I asked for my own copies of the records for birthday and Christmas gifts. I just had a kid's record player, which my grandfather referred to as my "lo-fi," but it could play LPs. My parents threw tiki parties with tiki torches, exotica, and bowls of rum punch, so I have fond memories of that too. (I remember sneaking downstairs early in the morning after one of those parties and sampling the punch too!)

My grandfather died in 1966 and I inherited his record collection. At the time I was into the British mod scene and had put the exotica behind (but fortunately in a safe place). I pulled it out again in the 80s because it sounded better to me than the stuff that was coming out at the time. I've been a devotee ever since.

Jack


 
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