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Les Baxter Exotica Tracks on Non-Exotica Albums
OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2014-02-25 8:44 pm   Permalink

If you've ever picked up any of Les Baxter's pop albums, you may have found that he occasionally sneaks in an exotica arrangement. We can split hairs over what defines "exotica," but here are a few that I've found that meet my criteria:

"Speak Low" on "Thinking of You" (Capitol)
"Tropicana" and "Atlantis" on "Kaleidoscope" (Capitol)
"Bali Hai" on "South Pacific" (Capitol)
"Mutiny on the Bounty" from "Academy Award Winners" (Reprise).

I'm not a completist, so there must be around eight or ten of his pop albums from the 50s and 60s that I don't have. Does anyone know if there are any other hidden exotica gems that I've missed?


 
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