It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.
It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.
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Format: CD
Label: NUMERO
Rel. Date: 05/25/2018
UPC: 825764106528

Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies / Various
Artist: Technicolor Paradise Rhum Rhapsodies / Various
Format: CD
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1. Blue Oasis - By Chuck "Big Guitar" Ernest with the Satellite Band
2. Marooned - By the Sound Breakers
3. Driftwood - By the Wailers
4. The Moon of Manakoora - By Lenny ; the Thundertones
5. Midnight in Montevideo - By Biscaynes with Co-Encidentals
6. Chant of the Jungle - By Red Harrison ; His Zodiacs
7. Jungle Guitar - By the Palatons
8. Live with the Moon - By Chayns
9. Cobra (Feat. James Mills) - By Bailey's Nervous Kats 1
10. Sound of Mecca - By the Blazers 1
11. Jaguar Hunt - By the Crew 1
12. Slave Girl - By the Gems 1
13. The Arabian Knight - By Jerry ; the Catalinas 1
14. Night Walker - By the Jaguars 1
15. Voodoo Walk - By the Voodoos 1
16. Blue Castaway - By the Shelltones 1
17. Atlantis - By the Blue Bells 1
18. Paradise Isle - By Bill ; Jean Bradway 1
19. Enchantment - By the Melody Mates 2
20. Nature Boy (Feat. the Voice of Love) - By Don Reed 2
21. Tumba - By the Baton of Andre Brummer 2
22. Silent Island - By Darla Hood 2
23. Lotus Land - By Martha Raye with Phil Moore Orchestra 2
24. Nightengale of Paradise - By Baha'i Victory Chorus 2
25. Isle of Love - By Carmen 2
26. Forever Walks a Drifter - By the Monzas 2
27. Voodoo Drums - By Akim 2
28. Magic Voodoo Moon - By Fred Darian with Bill Loose Orchestra 2
29. Voodoo Kiss - By Don Sargent ; His Buddies 3
30. Captured - By Joan Joyce Trio 3
31. Tobago - By Pony Sherrell 3
32. My Quiet Village - By Darla Hood 3
33. Enchantress - By Jerry Warren ; the Valids 3
34. Polynesian Paradise - By the Centuries 3
35. My House of Grass - By the Potted Palm 3
36. Enchantment - By the Castiles 3
37. Quiet Village - By Five Glow Tones 3
38. Silent Island - By Modesto Duran ; Orchestra 3
39. Tam-Bu Theme - By Ross Anderson Chorus ; Orchestra 4
40. Caravan - By Bobby Christian 4
41. Arabian Rhythm - By Bruce Norman Quintet 4
42. Hari's Harem - By the Slaves 4
43. Similou - By Arnie Derksen ; Chisé 4
44. Caribbean Cruise (Feat. Nicky Roberts) - By Three Bars 4
45. Chant of the Moon - By Robert Drasnin 4
46. Moon Mist - By Blue Jeans 4
47. The Enchanting Melody - By Artie Barsamian 4
48. Jazz in Port Said - By Eddie Kochak ; Hakki Obidia 4
49. Tanganyika - By Gene Sikora ; the Irrationals 5
50. Dark Continent - By Bobby Paris 5
51. Lion Hunt - By Walter Bolen 5
52. Jungle Cat - By Jimmy McGriff 5
53. Locura (Madness) - By Chico Jose 5
54. Lost Island - By Clyde Derby

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It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 (54 on the CD) curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.