Dienstag, Dezember 13, 2005

Frank Hunter - White Goddess (1959)



This is another request from a supporter. "White Goddess" by Frank Hunter from the year 1959 is a perfect example of Exotica crossing over to the Space Age by using new electronic instruments of that time. Chromatic bongos and log drums, the "Buzzimba" and Chinese bells sit with wordless female swoons and Ondioline in a small orchestra and do the job. 8 of the 12 titles are original compositions, and standards like "Poinciana" and "Jungle Drums" add up to a nearly perfect record. That should give you a hint of the quality of this work, which made this record one of the holy grails of Exotica music. Very hard to find, but now the search has ended.

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Great blog and thanks for sharing all this fabulous vinyl....but your MP3 tags could use some love ;-)

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks a bunch! If anyone's interested hearing digital versions of three of these tracks (Ritual of the Torch, Poinciana, and Zimbah!), they are available on volume 2 of 'Music for a Bachelor's Den - Exotica' (DCC 092) wonderfully remastered by Steve Hoffman. The Frank Hunter version of Poinciana (my favorite exotica tune) is mistakenly labeled as being by Robert Maxwell. That version is available on 'Cigar Classics - Volume 4 - Smokin' Lounge'. Enjoy the music.

pixelmutt hat gesagt…

Perfect again

savoadaki hat gesagt…

Your blog is one of the first I discovered and remains a great favourite that I check almost daily. Now if we could eventually listen to the Baxter and Denny recordings on Space Age Pop. Thanks for all the ones we've been able to hear from the era.

Loopy C hat gesagt…

Thanks for this excellent post ;-)

Rhomea hat gesagt…

I love your blog. willl bookmark it.

sleepypie hat gesagt…

Pinicchio, by making "White Goddess" available, you have done the world of exotic lovers a great service. I have enjoyed "Ritual of the Torch" for years on the CD mentioned in the previous comment and it is such a privilege to now own the rest of this out-of-print musical gem. Thank you again so much.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Please upload again LES BAXTER'S AFRICAN JAZZ....

Anonym hat gesagt…

THANK YOU! I, too, have been wanting a copy of this for a long time. This is great. I'd put it in my top 10 of all time great Exotica albums. The track "White Goddess" is simply beautiful.

- Dana Countryman

globalfriendshipnetwork hat gesagt…

i was searching about Christmas . i found this blog . i would like to wish you " Merry christmas " to owner and all visitors of this blog . Thanks

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thank you. Merry Christmas. Do you have The Three Suns In Japan album? I been looking all my life for that one. It is rare. I hope one day I see it here. Thank you for everything especially this and three suns stuff.

me hat gesagt…

Dear P
check out Planet Xtabay
at dennyesq.blogspot.com
it's right up your(and mine)
alley and tell him i said hello !
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Anonym hat gesagt…

Please, please repost the links for earlier stuff! People are dying out here starved of the Three Suns Christmas...!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks very much!

Anonym hat gesagt…

I can't find the link, or it doesn't work, been clicking on the title and nothing happens! Dying to hear this legendary LP!

Roman hat gesagt…

Links expire after some time. I would have to re-upload this, but I don´t have the time. Sorry...

Anonym hat gesagt…

I would appreciate a repost of this more than you can know. What can I give you in return? Les Baxter's sacred idol? I dunno, please please please! And thanks in advance! :) JP

Roman hat gesagt…

There´s a link to my wishlist on top of the page. If you don´t have any of these records, maybe you´ll consider using the Wishing Well just a few lines underneath?