Montag, Januar 02, 2006

Les Baxter & Bas Sheva - The Passions (1954)



"The Passions" doesn't exactly fit the exotica bill, but is a perfect example of the related "incredibly strange music" genre. Here Baxter provides cinematic moods for Bas Sheva to emote in a non-verbal manner. The album opens with two tracks of "Despair", followed by "Ecstasy", "Hate" and "Lust" and eventually "Terror", "Jealousy", "Joy" and "Passion." This is often seen as Baxter’s most ambitious work. "Here is a challenge for the listener" warns the back cover on this legendary LP, and they got it right: This is an intense concept album with all original compositions by Les Baxter. A true "monster" of early mood music and something you just gotta hear to believe. Now work your way through a woman´s passions...

Kommentare:

f hat gesagt…

Thanks for sharing all the great stuff you're sharing! It's appreciated!

savoadaki hat gesagt…

Imissed much of the 50s and 60s music while I was in university and poor. It is so lovely to get acquainted with the music I didn't experience then. I've developed a real admiration for Les Baxter and thank you for his music. As a retired person with back-aches I don't dig rap etc, but easy listening is just great (along with my long-term passion for jazz). How do you way thank you in Portuguese? Will aloha do? savoadaki

savoadaki hat gesagt…

Whoops - got confused with your homebase. Danke shoen ?

savoadaki

Anonym hat gesagt…

You certaintly post a lot of rare, great stuff. I get what I can but thanks to RapidShare's 70-80 minute waiting period it's getting impossible. Hopefully they'll stop trying to blackmail free users into buying premium accounts.
All that aside, thanks for putting this stuff out there.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Great stuff, Pinocchio!!

Been looking for Bob Thompson stuff for ages!

Love the Les Baxter stuff too.

Danke.....Ciao....

Anonym hat gesagt…

Pinicchio congratulations! You have great easy stuff. Please,can you post again some stuff from past archives? Like "sea of dreams","que mango","fantastica","astro sounds","strings aflame"? Please,mercy me! HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SOUTH EUROPE-NATURE BOY -GREECE

Retroboy hat gesagt…

Thanks from Argentina.