Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

Various Artists

Album Title: Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

Artist(s): Various Artists

Year: 2018

Track Listing:

It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums (or three compact discs) are 48 (or 54) curious examples of the short-lived genre’s reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.
  1. Blue Oasis - Chuck "Big Guitar" Ernest with the Satellite Band
  2. Marooned - The Sound Breakers
  3. Driftwood - The Wailers
  4. The Moon of Manakoora - Lenny & The Thundertones
  5. Midnight in Montevideo - Biscaynes with Co-Encidentals
  6. Chant of the Jungle - Red Harrison & His Zodiacs
  7. Jungle Guitar - The Palatons
  8. Live with the Moon - Chayns
  9. Cobra - Bailey's Nervous Kats featuring James Mills
  10. Sound of Mecca - The Blazers
  11. The Jaguar Hunt - The Crew
  12. Slave Girl - The Gems
  13. The Arabian Knight - Jerry & the Catalinas
  14. Night Walker - The Jaguars
  15. The Voodoo Walk - The Voodoos
  16. Blue Castaway - The Shelltones
  17. Atlantis - The Blue Bells
  18. Paradise Isle - Bill & Jean Bradway
  19. Enchantment - The Melody Mates
  20. Nature Boy - Don Reed featuring the Voice of Love
  21. Tumba - The Baton of Andre Brummer
  22. Silent Island - Darla Hood
  23. Lotus Land - Martha Raye with Phil Moore Orchestra
  24. Nightengale of Paradise - Baha'i Victory Chorus
  25. Isle of Love - Carmen
  26. Forever Walks a Drifter - The Monzas
  27. Voodoo Drums - Akim
  28. Magic Voodoo Moon - Fred Darian with Bill Loose Orchestra
  29. Voodoo Kiss - Don Sargent & his Buddies
  30. Captured - Joan Joyce Trio
  31. Tobago - Pony Sherrell
  32. My Quiet Village - Darla Hood
  33. Enchantress - Jerry Warren & the Valids
  34. Polynesian Paradise - The Centuries
  35. My House of Grass - The Potted Palm
  36. Enchantment - The Castiles
  37. Quiet Village - Five Glow Tones
  38. Silent Island - Modesto Duran & Orchestra
  39. Tam-bu Theme - Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra
  40. Caravan - Bobby Christian
  41. Arabian Rhythm - Bruce Norman Quintet
  42. Hari's Harem - The Slaves
  43. Similou - Arnie Derksen & Chise
  44. Caribbean Cruise - Three Bars featuring Nicky Roberts
  45. Chant of the Moon - Robert Drasnin
  46. Moon Mist - Blue Jeans
  47. The Enchanting Melody - Artie Barsamian
  48. Jazz in Port Said - Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obidia
  49. Tanganyika - Gene Sikora & The Irrationals
  50. Dark Continent - Bobby Paris
  51. Lion Hunt - Walter Bolen
  52. Jungle Cat - Jimmy McGriff
  53. Locura (Madness) - Chico Jose
  54. Lost Island - Clyde Derby

Note: Track listing may not be in correct order or even have the correct tracks for that matter. Feel free to submit track listing updates.

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