Unchained Melodies

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Living Era's Unchained Melodies is a quality investigation of Les Baxter, the King of Exotica. These tracks are culled from the vaults of Capitol and RCA Victor and include selections from the groundbreaking collections Music Out of the Moon, Perfume Set to Music, and Le Sacre du Sauvage. The majority of these cuts were recorded between 1951 and 1955, unarguably an extremely productive period for Baxter, as evidenced on this disc by such hits as "Unchained Melody," "Quiet Village," "The Poor People of Paris," "April in Portugal," "Because of You," "The High and the Mighty," and "Wake the Town and Tell the People." As an extra bonus, satirist Stan Freberg's 1951 sendup of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Living Era's Unchained Melodies is a quality investigation of Les Baxter, the King of Exotica. These tracks are culled from the vaults of Capitol and RCA Victor and include selections from the groundbreaking collections Music Out of the Moon, Perfume Set to Music, and Le Sacre du Sauvage. The majority of these cuts were recorded between 1951 and 1955, unarguably an extremely productive period for Baxter, as evidenced on this disc by such hits as "Unchained Melody," "Quiet Village," "The Poor People of Paris," "April in Portugal," "Because of You," "The High and the Mighty," and "Wake the Town and Tell the People." As an extra bonus, satirist Stan Freberg's 1951 sendup of the Baxter choral method, "I've Got You Under My Skin," closes out the set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625557220
  • Catalog Number: 5572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Unchained Melody (2:35)
  2. 2 Moon Moods (2:57)
  3. 3 Radar Blues (3:11)
  4. 4 Fame (3:07)
  5. 5 Jet (3:34)
  6. 6 Busy Port (3:05)
  7. 7 Jungle River Boat (3:08)
  8. 8 Jungle Flower (2:44)
  9. 9 Stone God (3:11)
  10. 10 Quiet Village (3:18)
  11. 11 Coronation (2:59)
  12. 12 Love Dance (2:19)
  13. 13 The Ritual (2:14)
  14. 14 Because of You (2:51)
  15. 15 Blue Tango (2:59)
  16. 16 April in Portugal (The Whis'pring Serenade) (2:45)
  17. 17 Tropicana (2:17)
  18. 18 Ruby (2:57)
  19. 19 I Love Paris (2:23)
  20. 20 Gigi (2:50)
  21. 21 Cornflakes (2:40)
  22. 22 The High and the Mighty (2:48)
  23. 23 Venezuela (2:47)
  24. 24 Blue Star (2:41)
  25. 25 Wake the Town and Tell the People (2:35)
  26. 26 The Poor People of Paris (Jean's Song) (2:28)
  27. 27 I've Got You Under My Skin (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Baxter & His Orchestra & His Chorus Primary Artist, Track Performer
Les Baxter Indexed Contributor
Stan Freberg Narrator
Red Norvo Vibes
Buddy Cole Piano
Scott Wenzel Help
Tony Middleton Help
Danny Welton Harmonica
Samuel J. Hoffman Theremin
Technical Credits
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Les Baxter Arranger, Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Arthur Hammerstein Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Alex North Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Bernie Wayne Composer
Victor Young Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Larry Coleman Composer
Peter Dempsey Liner Notes
Martin Haskell Remastering
Mark Ranshaw Cover Illustration
Harold Adamson Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Sammy Gallop Composer
Heinz Roemheld Composer
René Rouzaud Composer
Dudley Wilkinson Composer
Jose Galhardo Composer
Florence Veran Composer
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