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Selector Lopaka
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From: Jet City
Posted: 2004-06-29 4:14 pm   Permalink

First off, I did a search to see if this topic has been covered, and it appears it hasn't. Apologies if this is redundant.
Anyway, I was just going through all of the versions of Quiet Village that I have, and I think I hear 3 exotica versions by Martin Denny. That's not counting the Moog and bossa nova versions. Am I hearing right? The first is from the Exotica I & II CD, the second is from the Quiet Village/The Enchanted Sea CD, and the third is from Ultra Lounge: Mondo Exotica CD. They all have different times, seem to sound different, and not just mixes.

Also, besides the 3 Denny exotica versions, I have 16 others in my collection, and they are by:

1. Les Baxter
2. Arthur Lyman
3. Martin Denny (Moog version)
4. Martin Denny (bossa nova version)
5. Earl Grant
6. The Aliis (with vocals)
7. Surfmen
8. Ted Auletta
9. John Evans
10. El Chicano
11. Ferrante & Teicher
12. Al Bollington
13. Bill Justis
14. Hawaiian Brass
15. Tommy Garrett
16. Leo Addeo

Any others to seek out?

Mahalo


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Posted: 2004-06-29 5:31 pm   Permalink

There is a version on a small one-off LP I have called "An Evening at the Royal Tahitian". It contains a recording of the house band called "the Royal Tees" performing Quet Village. Definately NOT a well known LP or version, but a pretty good one.

 
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Posted: 2004-06-29 6:28 pm   Permalink

Although I absolutely LOVE Mr. Denny's bossa-nova version I absolutely LOATH the moog version. I guess at the time moog synthesizer was a new and cool thing, but that's one song I always skip on the CD changer.

 
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vegasvic
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Posted: 2004-06-29 9:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-06-29 16:14, Selector Lopaka wrote:
Also, besides the 3 Denny exotica versions, I have 16 others in my collection, and they are by:

1. Les Baxter
2. Arthur Lyman
3. Martin Denny (Moog version)
4. Martin Denny (bossa nova version)
5. Earl Grant
6. The Aliis (with vocals)
7. Surfmen
8. Ted Auletta
9. John Evans
10. El Chicano
11. Ferrante & Teicher
12. Al Bollington
13. Bill Justis
14. Hawaiian Brass
15. Tommy Garrett
16. Leo Addeo

Any others to seek out?

Mahalo



Great collection! Despite being penned by Baxter, and excellent renditions from both Lyman and Auletta -- I have always felt Denny made this song great. If you search you could try to locate versions from George Cates, Don Tiare, and The Ventures (there's probably more).

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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2004-06-30 12:24 am   Permalink

We need to add Fisherman to this list.

 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2004-06-30 01:39 am   Permalink

The Astronauts (60s surf and frat band from CO) did a great surf cover of Quiet Village! And Thee Phantom 5ive covered the Astronauts arrangement of that on a 45 for Dionysus 4 or 5 years ago.
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-06-30 08:01 am   Permalink

I looked up the song "Quiet Village on AMG All Music Guide:

Astronauts "Go Go Go/For You, From Us" [97]
Astronauts "Legendary Group at Their Best" [01]
Astronauts "Movin" [02]
Baxter, Les "Baxter's Best" [96]
Baxter, Les "Exotic Moods of Les Baxter" [96]
Baxter, Les "Lost Episode" [95]
Baxter, Les "Sounds of Adventure"
Black, Bobby "Steel Guitar of Bobby Black" [01]
Chicano [1] "Viva El Chicano! Their Very Best" [76]
Cunningham, Don "omething for Everyone"[03]
Denny, Martin "6 Easy Listening Favorites" 02]
Denny, Martin "Bachelor in Paradise: The Best of Martin Denny:" [96]
Denny, Martin "Baked Alaska: The Cool Sounds of Martin Denny" [03]
Denny, Martin "Best of Martin Denny" [EMI] [98]
Denny, Martin "Breakfast of Champions" [99]
Denny, Martin "Capitol Lounge Series: Puttin' on the Ritz" [99]
Denny, Martin "Electro Lounge, Vol. 2" [01]
Denny, Martin "Enchanted Islands"
Denny, Martin "Exciting Sounds of Martin Denny: Exotica/Exotica, Vol. 2" [96]
Denny, Martin "Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny" [96]
Denny, Martin "Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny" [Rev-Ola] [03]
Denny, Martin "Exotica" [57]
Denny, Martin "Exotica: The Best of Martin Denny" [90]
Denny, Martin "Golden Greats"
Denny, Martin "Greatest Hits" [94]
Denny, Martin "Greatest Piano Hits" [98]
Denny, Martin "Instrumental Gems of the Fifties" [99]
Denny, Martin "Melodies of Love" [94]
Denny, Martin "More Instrumental Gems of the '60s" [97]
Denny, Martin "Music to Loung by: Instrumental Extravaganza" [01]
Denny, Martin "Paradise" [88]
Denny, Martin "Quiet Village" [59]
Denny, Martin "Quiet Village/The Enchanted Sea" [97]
Denny, Martin "Spirit of the Islands, Vol. 3" [97]
Denny, Martin "Teen Beat, Vol. 5" [00]
Denny, Martin "Those Wonderful Instrumentals, Vol. 3" [96]
Denny, Martin "Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18: Bottoms Up" [97]
Denny, Martin "Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica" [96]
Denny, Martin "Vintage Instrumentals, Vol. 1" [96]
Denny, Martin "Your Hit Parade: 1959" [90]
Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny "Music for a Bachelor's Den" [95]
Ferrante & Teicher "Golden Piano Hits" [62]
Floren, Myron "12 Great Hits"
Friendly Science Orchestra "Miniature Album" [98]
Gatton, Danny "88 Elmira St." [91]
Gatton, Danny "Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology" [99]
Hall, Jon "Jon Hall Directs Music from Honolulu"
Kelly, Wynton "Comin' in the Back Door" [63]
Knight, Jonathan [2] "Lonely Harpsichord: Rainy Night in Shangri-La"
Lyman, Arthur "Bahia"
Lyman, Arthur "Exotic Sound of the Arthur Lyman Group" [79]
Lyman, Arthur "Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman" [95]
Lyman, Arthur "Hawaiian Sunset: The Sounds of Arthur Lyman" [59]
Lyman, Arthur "More of the Best of the Arthur Lyman Group" [96]
Lyman, Arthur "Very Best of Arthur Lyman" [02]
Mancini, Henry "Music of Hawaii" [66]
Mandell, Robert "Beyond the Blue Horizon" [00]
My Skinny Wonderlan "What Went Wrong?" [02]
Pillow, Charles "Pillow In This World" [01]
Principato, Tom "Blazing Telecasters" [84]
Puente, Tito "Fiesta Con Puente" [95]
Ritchie Family "Billboard Top Dance Hits: 1976-1980" [76]
Ritchie Family "Billboard Top Dance Hits: 1977" [77]
Ritchie Family "Disco Hits, Vol. 2" [92]
Rizo, Marco "That Latin Touch" [59]
Sameulson, Gordon "Sex Hawaiian Style" [01]
Schifrin, Lalo "Black Widow" [76]
Ventures "Ventures Play the Greatest Instrumental Hits of All Time, Vol. 2" [03]
Ventures "Wild Again" [97]

This doesn't include Johann Sebastian Bork's "Quiet Village (NOT!)," Boyd Rice's or Adam Parfrey's versions of "Quiet Village Idiot(s)," 23 Skidoo's "Quiet Pillage," or any of the versions of "Quiet Village (Cha-Cha-Cha)."

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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-06-30 08:12 am   Permalink

I know that Don Ho does a version of Quiet Village with lyrics in a medley including the theme from Hawaii 5-0, also with lyrics.

Here is another list of artists that have their own version of Quiet Village from the spaceagepop.com webpage:

  • Leo Addeo and His Orchestra, Hawaii's Greatest Hits, RCA Camden CAS-2506
  • The Aliis, Hawaii Right Now!, Reprise RS-6190
  • The Astronauts, Go...Go...Go!!!, RCA Victor LPM-3307
  • Ted Auletta, Exotica, Cameo C 4008
  • Eddie Baxter, More Fantastic Sounds, Dot DLP 25551
  • The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter, EMI/Capitol 2CD set
  • The Lost Episode, Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD
  • Les Baxter, Ritual of the Savage, Capitol T288
  • Vincent Bell, Pop Goes the Electric Sitar, Decca DL 74938
  • Odell Brown and the Organ-izers, Cadet LPS-788
  • Frankie Carle, The Tropical Sounds of Frankie Carle, RCA Victor
  • George Cates and his orchestra, Third Man Theme, Dot DLP 3464
  • Clebanoff Strings and Percussion, Exciting Sounds, Mercury PPS 2012
  • Dick Contino, Hawaiian Holiday, Mercury MG-20753
  • Jack Cooper, Lovely Companion: the Organ
  • Magic of Jack Cooper, Imperial LP-9077
  • Al Delory, Floreando, Music Makers 001
  • Martin Denny, Exotica, Liberty LRP 3034
  • Martin Denny, The Versatile Martin Denny, Liberty LST-7307 (bossa nova)
  • Martin Denny, Exotic Moog, Liberty LST-7621
  • Martin Denny, Exotica '90, Insideout TOCP-6160
  • El Chicano, Viva Tirado, Kapp KS 3632
  • El Coco, Let's Get It Together, American Variety AVL 6006
  • Don Cunningham Quartet, Something for Everyone, Exclusive Records LP-1002
  • Webley Edwards (with The Hawaii Calls Orchestra), Sunkissed Hits of Hawaii, Pickwick/Capitol SPC-3337
  • The Ensemble of Seven, Exotic Fantasies, ROV-010-3
  • John Evans, Exotic percussion and brilliant brass, Directional Sound DS 500
  • Ferrante and Teicher, Golden Piano Hits, United Artists UAS 6269
  • Myron Floren, 12 Great Hits, Dot DLP-3684/25684
  • Johnny Gibbs and his Orchestra, South Sea Island Magic, RCA Custom/Reader's Digest Box UR2S-3003
  • The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett, Return to Paradise, Liberty LSS-14033
  • The Steve Graham Strings, Music For Those Who Go Steady-Mood Music For Young Lovers, Warner Brothers WS 1437
  • Earl Grant, Trade Winds, Decca DL 74623
  • The Exotic Guitars, The Exotic Guitars, Ranwood Records R-810
  • Danny Gatton, 88 Elmira Street, Elektra CD
  • Jon Hall, Directs Music from Honolulu, Mercury MG 20403
  • Hawaii...Melodies from Paradise, Longines Symphonette SYS 5118-SYS 5122
  • Hawaiian Brass, Longines Symphonette SYS 5601-5606
  • Darla Hood, Ray Note RR-26 (45 RPM single)
  • Wynton Kelly, Comin' in the Backdoor, Verve V6-8576
  • Johnny Kemm, Pop Organ Hits, Concert Recordings CR-E151
  • Bill Justis, More Instrumental Hits By Bill Justis, Smash MGS 27065
  • Harry Liszt, Liszt Plays Forever, Orange Coast OCR-1069
  • Living Percussion, The Beat Goes On, RCA Camden CAS-2255
  • Joe Loco Quintet, Ole, Ole, Ole, Fantasy 3285
  • Longines Symphonette Society Presents Aloha Moods, Vol 1
  • Arthur Lyman, Bahia, Hi-Fi Records R815
  • Henry Mancini, Music of Hawaii, RCA Victor LSP-3713
  • Olguita & The Charanga Kings, Pachanga, Anyone?, World Pacific WP-1414
  • Tom Principato, Balzing Telecasters, Powerhouse CD
  • The Ritchie Family, African Queens, Marlin MARLIN 2206
  • Pete Rugolo, New Sounds, Harmony HL 7003
  • Salsa '78 Orchestra, Best of Salsa Disco, Springboard SPB-4097
  • Lalo Schifrin, Black Widow, CTI Records CTI 7-5000
  • South Sea Serenaders, Hawaii to Tahiti, Somerset SF-25100
  • Spike Jones, Omnibust, Liberty LST 7140
  • Len Stevens, Mood Music For Listening And Relaxation, RCA Custom/Reader's Digest Box RDM43-6
  • The Surfmen, The Romantic Lure of Exotic Island, Somerset SF-105000-A
  • The Tampicos, That Torrid Tampico Sound, Columbia CS 9147
  • Don Tiare, The Music of Les Baxter, Mercury MG 20845
  • The Ventures, Wild Again, GNP Crescendo GNPD 2252
    Watermelon, Cool Music
  • George Wright, Encores, Vol.1, Hi-Fi Record R-702



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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2004-06-30 08:18 am   Permalink

Oh and I've also seen King Kukulele perform Quiet Village with the Friki Tikis. His version was performed with lyrics:


Alone in my quiet village I pray
You will be returning one day
To me
Return to me

Alone living with the mem'ry of you
Promising you'd always be true
To me
Be true to me

Above me there's a moon on fire
Telling you to love me as I desire
And ever the flame in my quiet village will burn
Darling till the day you return to me
Return to me, return to me



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Selector Lopaka
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From: Jet City
Posted: 2004-06-30 09:38 am   Permalink

Holy crap y'all, there's a ton more to search for. Didn't think to look at AMG. Mahalo!


In regards to the Martin Denny versions, someone told me last night that there is a mono version with Arthur Lyman on vibes, and a stereo version with a different vibes player. I cannot confirm this though, even after refering to liner notes on the Exotica LP and Quiet Village LP.


 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2004-07-11 8:17 pm   Permalink

Tom Principato is a good blues guitar player, but the cd Blazing Telecasters is more of a showcase for the other featured player.....Danny Gatton. This is a live recording with Quiet Village clocking in at eleven and a half minutes!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-07-15 12:25 am   Permalink

Poly Pop, King Ku's corny lyrics for Quiet Village are from the Don Ho vocal version, one of my favourites, so bad it's good. I first heard them when the Beachbum and I were at the Kona Kai in Chicago in '96, the house band's Sonny Kuni crooned them for us after we requested the song...

I am a big fan of "Lounge" cover version compilations, there are not enough out there!
I was enlighted to their thrill by the Canadian performance artist troupe KBZ, who in the 90s used to put on happenings called "A Taboo Caravan into a Quiet Village" in Germany, where SEVERAL bands used to perform in SEVERAL rooms for SEVERAL days playing ONLY versions of the three Exotica classics TAB00-CARAVAN-and QUIET VILLAGE! Went right over the head of almost everybody. As a result KBZ put out three cassettes of found vinyl cover versions first, and then realeased two CDs (then they broke up with their Dutch label) with 27 versions of Quiet Village/Taboo/Caravan on each. They are mentioned on Hanford's Exotica site.

This was only topped by Munich Klang Museum curator Kalle Laar, who released THREE CDs with 25 versions of the classic "La Paloma" on each, another fave of mine.
I also have an 18 version CD of "Mack The Knife", with Bertold Brecht singing one, and Moritz R gave me a selfburned disc with 22 versions of "Harlem Nocturne", where Mel Torme's vocal rendition is among my favourites...

There are many other Exotica classics that would warrant cover version compilations, I could easily see 20 versions of "Jungle Drums", "Adventures In Paradise" (Soundtrack of the TV series), "Misirlou", "Baia" and others.

C'mon all you CD burning cracks, start collecting.

PS: Some of the above mentioned Exotica classics I just found on a nice double CD re-release by British Pianist Stanley Black, "Exotic Percussion" and "Intimate Percussion", out from Vocalion in England.


 
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Posted: 2004-07-15 5:12 pm   Permalink

Now that Sven has refreshed my memory about the "Exotic Trilogy" CDs - who can burn me a copy? I can't find them for sale anywhere!


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tikibars
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Posted: 2004-07-16 10:04 am   Permalink

Perhaps inspired by the Exotica trilogy, but perhaps more in keeping with Sven's mention of Mack the Knife than with any Exotica, I became semi-obsessed with the Irving Berlin tune 'Blue Skies', and started collecting versions of that. I have almost 30.

Maybe we should get a bunch of people to each pick a song, amass versions of it, burn a CD, and than all trade!


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Posted: 2004-07-18 11:25 am   Permalink

That's just what I had in mind, James. (Actually I should not talk, because I can't burn CDs.)
That "Blue Skies" compilation would definitely be surreal, in a David Lynchian sort of way!


 
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