Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This Él Records single-disc collection provides a fun glimpse into the exotica music of the late '50s and early '60s. Alongside pioneers of the genre like Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter, and Martin Denny are lesser-heard tracks from Paul Conrad, Robert Drasnin, and Markko Polo Adventurers. Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica is a well-chosen primer for casual listeners.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
This Él Records single-disc collection provides a fun glimpse into the exotica music of the late '50s and early '60s. Alongside pioneers of the genre like Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter, and Martin Denny are lesser-heard tracks from Paul Conrad, Robert Drasnin, and Markko Polo Adventurers. Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica is a well-chosen primer for casual listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: El Records
  • EAN: 5013929319530
  • Catalog Number: 2931953
  • Sales rank: 182,572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jungle Flute - Xavier Cugat (2:48)
  2. 2 Quiet Village - Les Baxter (3:18)
  3. 3 Mozambique - Les Baxter (4:10)
  4. 4 Pool of Love - Les Baxter (2:07)
  5. 5 Taita Inty - Yma Sumac (3:07)
  6. 6 Chant of the Moon - Robert Drasnin (2:33)
  7. 7 Orinoco - Robert Drasnin (2:18)
  8. 8 You - Robert Drasnin (2:26)
  9. 9 Coronation - Martin Denny (2:49)
  10. 10 Jungle Madness - Martin Denny (3:33)
  11. 11 When First I Love - Martin Denny (2:25)
  12. 12 Bwana  - Arthur Luman (4:36)
  13. 13 Busy Port - Arthur Luman (2:47)
  14. 14 Strange Echoes - Frank Hunter & His Orchestra (3:06)
  15. 15 Temple Bells - Frank Hunter & His Orchestra (2:50)
  16. 16 Lotus Land - Gene Rains (3:32)
  17. 17 Mwanza Market Place - Tak Shindo (1:57)
  18. 18 N'ga - The Maiden - Tak Shindo (2:46)
  19. 19 Summer Storm - The John McFarland Sextet (2:54)
  20. 20 Watusi - The John McFarland Sextet (4:25)
  21. 21 Bali Ha'i - Chico Hamilton Quintet (4:40)
  22. 22 Mountain High, Valley Low - Markko Polo Adventurers (4:30)
  23. 23 Zulu Love Magic - Stanley Wilson (3:57)
  24. 24 Paradise - Paul Conrad (2:09)
  25. 25 Kashmiri Love Song - Korla Pandit (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Baxter Conductor
Technical Credits
Les Baxter Composer
Xavier Cugat Composer
Martin Denny Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Frank Hunter Composer
John Pisano Arranger
Raymond Scott Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Robert Drasnin Composer
Moisés Vivanco Composer
Stanley Wilson Composer
Gordon Clifford Composer
Cyril Scott Composer
Laurence Hope Composer
John Kramer Composer
Amanda LeCorney Cover Art
Earle Hagen Composer
John McFarland Composer
Arthur Luman Composer
Candido Dimanlig Composer
Amy Woodforde-Finden Composer
Harold Johnson Composer
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