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Martin Denny

Exotica - Vinyl Reissue

    Original Mono recording preferred by Martin Denny and featuring Arthur Lyman & Augie Colon. “Exotica” spawned an entire genre and the birth of the Tiki/Cocktail movement starts here.

    As the name may suggest, this LP by the prolific Martin Denny spawned an entire genre. Originally released in 1956, “Exotica” is much more than a piece of history. First off, the songs are all outstanding. Based on jazz, folk and an imagined other, this is an early example of mind altering music, setting you in a dreamy state with its haunting melodies and the sound of wild animals in the jungle trees. Rhythmically rooted in Latin music, the LP sways from mambo via samba to bossa nova while asian harmonies drift above. Though these colorful tunes conjure scenes from indonesia and Japan, when you listen closely you'll recognize melodies that would fit well with US western movie soundtracks. On its original release, America was in thrall to the spage age movement, floating a few feet of the couch as the sci-fi sounds took hold. Denny was no different, so you might feel like flying away from time to time, but this journey always ends on a beautiful island in the South Pacific where pretty girls and boys dance to hot blooded savage rhythms. When you desire to rest your mind beneath palm trees and have a sip of your favorite tiki-cocktail, this is the ticket to your plane.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Quiet Village
    2. Return To Paradise
    3. Hong Kong Blues
    4. Busy Port
    5. Lotus Land
    6. Similau
    7. Stone God
    8. Jungle Flower
    9. China Nights
    10. Ah Me Furi
    11. Waipio
    12. Love Dance

    West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

    Part One - 2022 Reissue

      Sourced From The Master Tapes. Original Mono Mixes. Initially Released 1967. Includes printed inner sleeve with rare master reel photos. “The Weirdest, most original man-made sensation I’ve ever experienced.” - Career Magazine (1967). Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band were considered by many to be the West Coast’s answer to the Velvet Underground. The group created California psych/rock music that was both fragile and dreamy. Part One was originally released in 1967 on Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records. Though they didn’t achieve the fame or notoriety of other bands from the area, they have nonetheless achieved a cult status among collectors and people curious about a rich, albeit short-lived musical genre known as West-Coast Psychedelia. First time reissued in mono, from the original master tapes.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Shifting Sands
      2. I Won’t Hurt You
      3. 1906 4. Help, I’m A Rock
      5 Will You Walk With Me
      6 Transparent Day
      7 Leiyla
      8 Here’s Where You Belong
      9 If You Want This Love
      10 ‘Scuse Me, Miss Rose
      11 High Coin

      Dr. John

      Gris Gris (Original MONO Mix)

        1968 Debut Record, this is the Original MONO mix. The first time this has been reissued and its on Limited Green Vinyl. 1968 Debut album from the king of the psychedelic bayou – the hypnotic, mystical and powerful sound of the swamp coming to life. As he became Dr. John (real name Mac Rebennack), it was his LA session work with musicians like Sonny & Cher, Canned Heat, and Zappa that allowed him to start conjuring up his visions of guitar psych-pop to walk alongside his authentic New Orleans upbringing.

        While “Gris Gris” contains moments that make it a type stamped symbol of its era, it might have well been made in outer space. Recorded in its own psychic and stylistic vacuum, the album borrows as heavily from the New Orleans’ musical culture in which he grew up as it does the looming continuous pulse of war, heavy drugs, and the end of the free love/hippie movement. The album was taken under the wing of a small percentage of the “underground” upon its release in 1968 and did not find a true following for years. 

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
        2. Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
        3. Mama Roux
        4. Danse Fambeaux
        5. Croker Courtbullion
        6. Jump Sturdy
        7. I Walk On Guilded Splinters

        The Ceyleib People

        Tanyet (RSD22 EDITION)

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          Originally released in 1968 as an LA studio concept album, this instrumental album is a remarkable fusion of the psychedelic sounds of sitar and mellotron with angular guitar riffs and hard drum breaks. Featuring a lineup of Ry Cooder, Jim Gordon (Joe Cocker, Derek and the Dominos, George Harrison, Traffic, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper and many more), Mike Deasy (Eddie Cochran, Phil Spector, Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, The Beach Boys and many more), and The Wrecking Crew (Los Angeles' top studio session musicians).

          The band recorded only this one album and most of the personnel went on to greater achievements. The quintessence of psychedelic rock in its full-blooming 1968ness. Features original cover artwork by Rick Griffin (Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young).

          Martin Denny

          Primitiva - 2022 Reissue

            Originally released in 1958, Primitiva is a rhythmically rich and inimitably exotic Martin Denny experience. Reissued by Jackpot Records on limited edition ocean blue color vinyl, Primitiva highlights the burgeoning sound of ’50s exotica music, with Denny’s diverse soundscape ranging from vibraphones and marimbas, to Burmese gongs and Buddhist prayer bowls. This third outing from the father of exotica shines in style with stand-out tracks like “Burma Train”, “M'Gambo Mambo”, and “Jamaica Farewell” spanning from the Caribbean coast, to the South Pacific islands, and beyond. Pairing perfectly with beachside Mai Tais and ornamental umbrellas, Primitiva is a hallmark of the mid-century’s lounge music fascination, and is replete with animal cries, pulsing percussion, and enough groovy goodness to keep it a mainstay of your rotation. 

            TRACK LISTING

            Side 1:
            1 Burma Train
            2 Kalua
            3 M'Gambo Mambo
            4 Buddhist Bells
            5 M'Bira
            6 Flamingo
            Side 2:
            1 Llama Serenade (Peruvian Llama Song)
            2 Akaka Falls
            3 Bangkok Cockfight
            4 Mau Mau
            5 Dites Moi
            6 Jamaica Farewell

            Howlin' Wolf

            His Greatest Sides Volume One

              Original 1954-1965 Chess Records landmark studio singles by Howlin' Wolf. Limited Red Coloured Vinyl Pressing. 13 Tracks. Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles, from Chicago blues artist Howlin’ Wolf. Originally recorded from 1954-1965. Howlin’ Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would be come the foundation of rock and roll in the early 1950s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences and his signature growlin’ mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike. Howlin Wolf helped make Chess Records a historic label and solidified Chicago as the worlds capital of blues.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              1. Down In The Bottom
              2. No Place To Go
              3. Sitting On Top Of The World
              4. Smokestack Lightnin’
              5. The Red Rooster
              6. Spoonful
              Side B
              1. Killing Floor
              2. Do The Doo
              3. I Ain’t Superstitious
              4. Who’s Been Talking
              5. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
              6. Back Door Man
              7. Wang Dang Doodle 

              "You wanna know something? Every now and then say, "What the fuck." "What the fuck" gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future." Risky Business 1983. Inspired by a "What the fuck” philosophy, "Loosen The Lead And Spoil The Dogs" is a throwback to days when artists crafted records to be listened to as albums.

              This third full-length from Colossal Yes (a project masterminded by Comets On Fire drummer Utrillo Kushner) embraces unhinged power pop, bleary-eyed classic rock, and channels the late-night, art with meaning vibe, of early 70’s singer-songwriters. The result is an album that rides high with optimism like an unscratched lottery ticket. Lyrics are placed in the forefront of the action drawing inspiration from various literary and pop culture topics. When all assembled the end product is a canon of lyrical imagery and sun-soaked open-ended possibility.

              The ten songs that comprise "Loosen The Lead..." concentrate on thought and a groove, ultimately ending up with the only acceptable conclusion... "What the fuck." Joining Kushner in this recording were friends and cohorts including Ben Chasney (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Raganda), Ben Flashman (Comets On Fire), Noel Von Harmonson (Sic Alps, Comets On Fire) as well as members of Aisler's Set, East Bay Grease, Howling Rain and many others.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Lacroix’s Run
              2. Sterling Drums
              3. The Deputy’s Game
              4. Vomit On Your Blue Suede Shoes
              5. Crowing Over Scraps
              6. Lacroix’s Divide
              7. Backbiter Blues
              8. Young Horus
              9. Romeo’s Reinvention
              10. Lacroix’s Return


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