Mahalo Nomads & Beachcombers, Castaways, Drifters & Dreamers...
Face Beside the Fire is a forbidden island in the mind where conformity and dogma receive no neural berth.
Here the frenetic pace of modern life is but a distant memory and the natural world beckons you to indulge the primitive, the sensuous and sublime.
It is a place as timeless as infinity and infinite as imagination.
15 August 2008
Les Baxter, 1922 -1996
In 1951, he did the same for the "jungle" school of exotica with his landmark "Ritual of the Savage" LP, for which he wrote the theme song of exotica: "Quiet Village." He crested the European cover wave with his only number one hit, "Poor People of Paris," in 1956. He produced and wrote most of the first album by the four-octave Peruvian songstress, Yma Sumac, "Voice of the Xtabay" (I've always wondered if "Xtabay" was pig Latin for "Baxter"). And he can be credited with anticipating the percussion school with his all-drums album, "Skins! Bongo Party with Les Baxter." – from SpaceAgePop.com
Moon Moods - from Music Out Of the Moon
Radar Blues - from Music Out Of The Moon
Oasis of Dakhla - from Tamboo