Les Baxter was one of the conductors and arrangers that fostered one of the most magical musical instruments, the human voice. While many others sought new sounds he stood in the grounds, melody and orchestral color with a large choral ensemble. The result is a musical description of luminous color, blending strings, guitars and vocals especially.
World premiere release of intense, evocative Les Baxter score for famous Roger Corman debut in series of Edgar Allan Poe tales starring Vincent Price, filmed for American International in evocatively-colored widescreen. While original session elements have long-since vanished, complete music tracks mixed into mono and assembled for film do remain. Slight variances in levels designed for later addition of dialog & effects in post-production could not be completely avoided but have been minimized during mastering of this CD. As a result, most cues have identical assemblies of film itself, albeit happily without dialog or effects! Film itself was later re-titled THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Les Baxter conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies!
Second album of Les Baxter conducting the 101 Strings Orchestra . Baxter accepted the challenge of launching a series of new titles, fluctuating from subjects with simple melodies to excitingly complex orchestral works, which enjoyed an added risk on his image as an orchestrator. In his creative work mixed the sophistication of European styles, African sensuality, the South American rhythm and cheerful English modernity.
Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge. Many of the volumes have since been made available for purchase via digital download. Each CD featured detailed liner notes along with two related drink recipes, tips on how to serve drinks to guests, and often photographs of sculptures made out of bartender items and other objects.
Your Hit Parade – was a 41-volume series issued by Time-Life during the late 1980s and early 1990s, spotlighting popular music from the pre-rock era years of 1940-1954, and non-rock and roll songs from 1955 through mid-1960s.
Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Your Hit Parade" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and stylistic trends in others.
Les Irresistibles (aka The Beloved Ones) were a french psych-pop band created by americans settled down in Paris. That band existed from '68 till '71 and made several big national hits. Stylistically, it's very close to Zombies, Jupiter Sunset etc… (very melodic psych!)
Smooth lounge music from the 50's and early 60's, makes you want to put up your feet, sip a cold hi-ball, and transport your mind to simpilar times. Very relaxing and novelty beats. Not to many vocals, but all around a great variety of classic sounds that seem to have been forgotten today.
7 hours popular hits! 160 More Greatest Hits of the 50's! Every fan of rock 'n' roll should have some '50s music in their collection.