Friday, August 04, 2006

Les Baxter - Caribbean Moonlight

This album has been posted on numerous other blogs, but I thought I'd post my crack at it. It's a classic of the exotica genre, and one of Baxter's finest. It's just really evocative, moody music that will take you places if you let it.

Side 1:
01 - Taboo
02 - Deep Night
03 - The Breeze And I
04 - Nightingale
05 - Temptation
06 - Poinciana

Side 2:
07 - Ay, Ay, Ay
08 - Adios
09 - Carnival
10 - Green Eyes
11 - Out Of This World
12 - Sway (Quien Era)

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Tahiti for a year and when I returned to LA I found this album from my teens, to this day it is my all time favorite instrumental and the best dinner music. I even take it with me when I go to Tahiti great beach music for reading etc. I made so many copies of the record to casette I have worn out all of them happy to find that possibly can download this. Thanks for being there or here or whereever you are...Thanks
Maeva

7:26 PM  
Blogger . said...

Please what year was this LP recorded?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Robert M. Lindsey said...

I love Les Baxter!

7:19 AM  
Blogger zenigeba said...

Released in 1956

5:28 PM  
Blogger zenigeba said...

Released in 1956

5:29 PM  
Anonymous zenigeba said...

Released in 1956

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks bunches!

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Blogger Brian said...

This is a really *fine* album. I've known and loved it since the late 1950s. The sweeping string arrangements make it sometimes sound a little like background "supermarket music" -- but it's actually a very sophisticated album. The song selection is great, and the arrangements are very high caliber. I suspect that some of the best people in the Hollywood music arranging scene worked on it. Bass flute is used quite a bit, and sounds marvelous.
I'm really glad to know others like and appreciate this album!
Brian

5:25 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

(Note: The last song on Side 2 ("Sway") is "Quien Sera" in Spanish.)
Brian

5:28 PM  
Blogger petegray44 said...

Great album! Why hasn't it been released on CD like his other albums?

4:49 AM  

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