Koo Mei – Movie MV Jungle Book Opening
- Arthur Lyman Clip
- Arthur Lyman at the Makai Bar
Connie Francis – Misirlou (1965) Debra Paget: Beauty and Glory in the South Pacific
- Afro Mood
Desi Arnaz – Similau Desi Arnaz – Tabu
- Efialths (voodoo dance)
Hoton me aisi baat- Jewel Thief
- Karle pyar karle
- Korla Pandit
Leon Berry – Beast in the Basement
- Criborn plays Polynesian Village disc
Ethel Smith Live The Breeze and I Three Caballeros – Baía Mambo Brazilero 1954 (Mambo) Josephine Siao movie 1/4-dance clip 5/5
- not in current char set
- Thelonious Moog – Take 5, 6 &7 The Long Version!
- Ukulele – After the Fox
- Ukulele & Melodica – Tequila
- The Raymond Scott Quintette – War Dance For Wooden Indians
- Soy Cuba clip: floorshow
Setsuo Ohashi – Ebb Tide
- Santo & Johnny- Moonlight Serenade
Stranger in Paradise – Violin Solo in stereo
- Raquel Welch: Space-Girl Dance
- Exotica in Space
- Pagan Love Song
- Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens
- The Lawrence Welk Show: Hindustan
196x (not in current char set)
- Misora Hibari in Shichihenge Tanukigoten (clip 2)
- Nat King Cole – Caravan
- Miserlou: an Egyptian girl conquers America, Greek Song Music
- Martin Denny – Quiet Village (from Hawaii Calls)
- Les Baxter Music of the 60’s
Les Baxter – Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea The Tikiyaki Orchestra – Exotique Movie MV
- GeLan / Grace Chang
1950s Dancing Hillbilly Boys – Vintage 8mm Home Movie Blue Bossa vibes solo
- KTown Heroes ft. Jake Shimabukuro – Bodysurfing (cover)
Ernie Kovacs Nairobi Trio (original music)
Jeff Chenault on the
It hasn’t been formally announced yet but I will be presenting a seminar on Exotica Music at the Tiki Oasis event in San Diego this year. The dates are August 14th-17th 2008. More info can be found at www.tikioasis.com
Below is a brief description of my presentation…….
Jeff Chenault presents Sounds for Sophisticated Savages
Exotica researcher Jeff Chenault has become a well-known figure in the Exotica world. His extensive research comes from a lifetime love affair with music and his consummate passion for unusual sounds. For the past two years he has presented his Exotica seminars to enthusiastic crowds at the Hukilau event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His ultimate goal is to share, educate and enlighten people with this extraordinary and fascinating form of music.
This year Jeff will present an ever-expanding version of his music seminar. The show will include an introductory overview of Exotica pioneers Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman, and also chronicle more obscure artists such as Eden Ahbez and Jimmy Namaro. As an added bonus Jeff will highlight the career of Hollywood film composer Robert Drasnin. Bob’s quintessential first album Voodoo is considered by many to be a masterpiece of the genre. Bob will also be making a special guest appearance.
Join us for an entertaining and educational journey into the world of Exotica.
Cheers and Mahalo,
I would go and have a good listen!!
This is a re really good online radio show with usually two hours of big band, lounge and exotica music, mostly old but some really good new stuff thrown in during the second hour. The Retro Cocktail Hour has been going for years and years and Darrell Brogdon keeps the quality level nailed on a high level – he’s deep into this, obviously.
Quote from his homepage:
the likable, eager-to-please instrumental pop of the 1950s and ’60s is back! Sparked by CD reissues from such major labels as RCA and Capitol Records, the lounge music craze encompasses a diverse array of music – the Polynesian sway of Les Baxter and Martin Denny, the eccentric pop confections of Juan Garcia Esquivel, the mambo madness of Perez Prado, “private eye jazz” from TV’s 77 Sunset Strip and Peter Gunn and the cartoon-like caperings of Raymond Scott, among others.
Kansas Public Radio’s Retro Cocktail Hour (Saturdays at 7:00 pm) is our weekly nod to the Space Age Pop revival. Here you’ll find vintage recordings from the dawn of the Hi-Fi Era – imaginative, light-hearted (and sometimes light-headed) pop stylings designed to underscore everything from the backyard barbecue to the high-tech bachelor pad. Darrell Brogdon serves up two hours of incredibly strange music on Kansas Public Radio, so grab a cocktail shaker and join us for The Retro Cocktail Hour.