African Jazz/Jungle Jazz

Les Baxter

Album Title: African Jazz/Jungle Jazz

Artist(s): Les Baxter

Year: 2010

Label: El Records

Country: UK

Genre(s): Exotica

Format(s): Compact Disc

Availability: Still in Print, Import

Track Listing:

  1. Congo Train
  2. Elephant Train
  3. Banana Boy
  4. Safari
  5. Mombassa After Midnight
  6. Rain
  7. Lost City
  8. Walkin' Watusi
  9. Ostrich Hunt
  10. Cairo Bazaar
  11. Jungelero
  12. Balinese Bongos
  13. Brazilia
  14. Rain Forest
  15. Papagayo
  16. Amazon Falls
  17. Coco
  18. Carnival Merengue
  19. Isle of Cuba
  20. Blue Jungle
  21. Voodoo Dreams
  22. One Thousand Cockatoos
  23. Go Chango
  24. Jungle Brava
  25. Sabre Dance
  26. Taboo
  27. Nightengale
  28. Temptation
  29. Bacoa

Notes:

Arguably two of Baxter's best albums are presented here on a single terrific CD - and from the master tapes!  Baxter was the godfather of exotica, having penned THE songs that others like Denny covered and made famous.  Here you can get a sense of the exotic nature of Baxter's world.  Track titles evoke far away exotic locales and strange cultures so removed from mid-century Americana that they may as well been on Mars.  A must have CD.

Sample Track: 05 Mombassa After Midnight

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