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Les Baxter and Hollywood exotica

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 September 2012

Musician and producer Graham Massey joins Stuart to talk about the music of Les Baxter; a prolific composer of exotica records.

Exotica was born out of the golden age of Hollywood and its romantic representation of the world. Fusing luscious string orchestras with gamelan rhythms, underwater echoes and primitive synthesisers, it provided the soundtrack to the moon landing, deep sea adventures and tropical explorations.

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Jeff Kolar

    Jeff Kolar Start Up

    Start Up/Shut Down, Panospria

  • Image for Woodpecker Wooliams

    Woodpecker Wooliams Magpie

    The Bird School Of Being Human, Robot Elephant Records

  • Image for Lüüp

    Lüüp Faith In You

    Distress Signal Code, Musea

  • Image for Les Baxter

    Les Baxter Lunar Rhapsody

    Music Out Of The Moon: Music Unusual Featuring The Theremin, Capitol Records

  • Image for Les Baxter

    Les Baxter Dawn Under The Sea

    Jewels Of The Sea, Capitol Records

  • Image for Les Baxter

    Les Baxter Reverberasia

    Skins!, Capitol Records

  • Image for Les Baxter

    Les Baxter Monkey Dance Of Bali

    The Fruit Of Dreams, Él

  • Image for Les Baxter

    Les Baxter The Dunwich Horror

    The Dunwich Horror (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), American International Records

  • Image for Yma Sumac

    Yma Sumac Medicine Man

    Miracles, London Records

  • Image for Frank Zappa

    Frank Zappa Montana

    Apostrophe' / Overnite Sensation, Rykodisc

  • Image for Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra

    Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra Love In Outer Space

    The Night Of The Purple Moon, Saturn Research

  • Image for Jeff Kolar

    Jeff Kolar Shut Down

    Start Up/Shut Down, Panospria

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