Category Archives: Lounge & Exotica

LOS INDIOS TABAJARAS – The Many-Splendored Guitars of Los Indios Tabajaras – (RCA) – 1965

Will there ever be a Los Indios Tabajaras cult? Is there a Los Indios Tabajaras cult? There should be a Los Indios Tabajaras cult. Los Indios Tabajaras, in their most famous and longest incarnation, are two brothers from Brazil who … Continue reading

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MARTIN DENNY – Exotica – (Capitol) – 1957

what Frank is listening to #219 – MARTIN DENNY – Exotica – (Capitol) – 1957   Is there anything more relaxing than an album of lounge exotica?   I have commented on an earlier Denny LP back in what Frank … Continue reading

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LOS INDIOS TABAJARAS – Twin Guitars in a Mood for Lovers – (RCA) – 1966

In a quiet mood I have chosen this from the pile of records behind me.   Los Indios Tabajaras are not strangers to anyone who has spent time in op shops as they frequently appear in multiple copies.   Having … Continue reading

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ARTHUR LYMAN – The Shadow of Your Smile – (Hi Fi) – 1966

I love Arthur Lyman.   But, he put out a lot of albums and I only have just over a half, and one quater of those are unlistened to. So, with that it mind, and with an insatiable appetite to … Continue reading

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ARTHUR LYMAN – At the Crescendo – (GNP Crescendo) – 1963

I love Arthur Lyman (refer back to "What Frank is listening to #67") and I have long been devoted to exotica (refer to my "What Frank is listening to #21" where I discussed Martin Denny and exotica).   For those who … Continue reading

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THE PEPPERS – A Taste of Pepper, A Taste of Honey – (EMI) – 1974

what Frank is listening to #74 – THE PEPPERS – A Taste of Pepper, A Taste of Honey – (EMI) – 1974 I didn't know what to make of this when I bought it. it was recorded in Paris and … Continue reading

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ARTHUR LYMAN – Bahia (Hi Fi) – 1959

what Frank is listening to #67 – ARTHUR LYMAN – Bahia (Hi Fi) – 1959   I have a lot of Arthur Lyman LPs – more than Martin Denny and Les Baxter. He was the one that really got me into exotica … Continue reading

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CHRIS MONTEZ – Time after Time – (A&M) – 1966

what Frank is listening to #45- CHRIS MONTEZ – Time after Time – (A&M) – 1966    Boy voiced Chris Montez had been a rocker before hooking up with Herb Alpert and hitting the big time with some MOR Latin … Continue reading

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MARTIN DENNY – The Enchanted Sea – (Liberty) – 1960

  what Frank is listening to #21 – MARTIN DENNY – The Enchanted Sea – (Liberty) – 1960 I have quite a few Martin Denny albums (8 or so) so I like my "exotica".   I wont do a bio as … Continue reading

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