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Which Martin Denny to buy?
liabungalo
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Posted: 2004-01-21 07:49 am   Permalink

I want to buy a somewhat well-rounded Martin Denny collection, but I'm unsure of which one to purchase. According to Allmusic.com, the best one is the 20-track "Exotica: The Best of Martin Denny" on Rhino records. However, amazon.com has a sweet double disc set called "The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny."

Which one should I buy or should I start somewhere else?

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SES
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Posted: 2004-01-21 07:57 am   Permalink

"The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny" is great!
It contains tracks from different albums including the Exotica album. Start with that, then buy the rest after you are completely hooked on the music.


 
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Alnshely
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Posted: 2004-01-21 08:07 am   Permalink

My favorite is Hypnotique
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tiki mick
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Posted: 2004-01-21 09:44 am   Permalink

The exotic sounds of!!!

 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2004-01-21 11:36 am   Permalink

Quiet Village is a classic too, I get that tune stuck in my head all the time!

 
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vegasvic
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Posted: 2004-01-21 12:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-01-21 07:57, susane wrote:
"The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny" is great!
It contains tracks from different albums including the Exotica album. Start with that, then buy the rest after you are completely hooked on the music.



This is what I would also recommend. I started with ESOMD, moved on to his other CDs, and eventually collected the rest on vinyl -- but that's probably a little to complusive/obsessive for most people (did I just say that in a tiki freak forum?).
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2004-01-21 4:11 pm   Permalink

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"The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny" is great!


I got this for Christmas and love it. Its over 2 hrs of music and has a neat little booklet with some history. Were I to change anything about it, I'd re-arrange the tracks into chronological order, but you could do that by burning your own CDs. Amazon has it in a combo discount deal with Arthur Lyman's Taboo but since the discount is taken off the list price, both are marked down anyway and the Denny CD costs enough to activate free shipping, you don't really save anything.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-01-21 4:29 pm   Permalink


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Chairman Moai
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Posted: 2004-01-22 12:25 pm   Permalink

Buy all of the them -- the reissues of the original LPs, starting with "Forbidden Island" and "Exotica Vol.1/2." The compilations leave off a lot of great tracks.

 
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virani
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Posted: 2004-01-23 01:03 am   Permalink

HYPNOTIQUE

 
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Mganga
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Posted: 2004-01-23 12:39 pm   Permalink

Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny is great...

if you want specific albums, go for Hypnotique and Primitiva.

You _do_ have "The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter", right? He's the alpha of exotic music.


 
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2004-01-24 04:28 am   Permalink

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You _do_ have "The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter", right? He's the alpha of exotic music.


And where would we obtain this? I do recall that a couple months back it was scarce and expensive. Has something changed (I hope)?


 
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2004-01-24 04:56 am   Permalink

I just looked up the Exotic Moods of Les Baxter on Amazon - used starting at $129; new for $199. There are 17 other selections listed for him including a new one called Primitive & Passionate by the Les Baxter Balladeers (his group?) scheduled to be released March 23, 2004. It pre-orders for $13.98 but no tracks are listed.


 
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Mganga
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Posted: 2004-01-24 5:32 pm   Permalink

"Exotic Moods" is out of print, but I'm sure one will turn up on Ebay sometime. It's _well_ worth locating if you don't have the original LPs. I would skip the CDs you mentioned and track down Tamboo on CD if you can find it. My favorite Les Baxter LPs are Ritual of the Savage and Tamboo. Not sure if the previous one was put on CD in total.

 
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Mganga
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Posted: 2004-01-24 5:34 pm   Permalink

I just checked Ebay. Two copies sold within the past two weeks for around $50 each. Even at that price it's still worth it. Trust me on this.



 
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