4 Classic Albums

Les Baxter

Album Title: 4 Classic Albums

Artist(s): Les Baxter

Year: 2010

Label: 101

Country: UK

Genre(s): Exotica, Lounge

Format(s): Compact Disc

Availability: Still in Print, Limited Availability

Track Listing:

  1. There's Nothing Like A Dame
  2. Some Enchanted Evening
  3. Happy Talk
  4. A Cock Eyed Optimist
  5. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of my Hair
  6. Younger Than Spring
  7. A Wonderful Guy
  8. Bali Hai
  9. This Was Nearly Mine
  10. Dites-Moi
  11. Honey Bun
  12. Bloody Mary
  13. Brazilia
  14. Rainforest
  15. Papagayo
  16. Amazon Falls
  17. Coco
  18. Carnival Merengue
  19. Isle of Cuba
  20. Blue Jungle
  21. Voodoo Dreams
  22. 1000 Cockatoos
  23. Go Chango
  24. Jungle Brava
  1. Sabre Dance
  2. Maracanglha
  3. Desilusao
  4. Cabayo
  5. Piccolissima Serenata
  6. My Buddy
  7. Ritual Fire Dance
  8. Brazilian Slave Song
  9. Tell Me Margerita
  10. Mandolino
  11. Cubana Mulatta
  12. Tico Tico
  13. Congo Train
  14. Elephant Trail
  15. Banana Boy
  16. Safari
  17. Mombassa After Midnight
  18. Rain
  19. Lost City
  20. Walkin' Watusi
  21. Ostrich Hunt
  22. Cairo Bazaar
  23. Jungelero
  24. Balinese Bongos


At first, this 4-LP on 2-CD set seems like a great bargain, but wait. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. Such is the case with this collection. The main reason for purchasing this was to have "Jungle Jazz" & "African Jazz" on CD from the master tapes--And I have to stress that the packaging says "digitally remastered". It turns out that the term "digitally remastered" was used in the loosest of definitions here. "African Jazz" is in MONO and after a quick audition with headphones, it turns out that all but "Wild Guitars" were taken from LP sources, not from the master tapes. The good news is, that both "African Jazz" & "Jungle Jazz" have been recently reissued on a single CD together and they sound to be from the master tapes and in STEREO!!

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