Mittwoch, Januar 25, 2006

Les Baxter - Ports of Pleasure (1957)



This was a request again. Baxter´s orchestral fantasies evoke a time when places like Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific islands were truly far off wonderlands of sensual delights. The sense that one might discover an unknown tribe or strange way of life, you can feel it all on an album like "Ports of Pleasure" from 1957. Track titles like "Tramp Steamer to Singapore" and "Monkey Dance of Bali" help to create technicolor widescreen imagery. So, when You listen to this music, you ARE there. And now just close your eyes and be there...

Kommentare:

Kevin hat gesagt…

track 6 "Spice Island Spice Birds" sounds more like the version that appears on the "The Exotic Moods Of Les Baxter" CD than the one that appears on the actual mono version of the record. The two versions sound a little different.

Paul F. hat gesagt…

I love your album shares. I'm not sure if it is my machine, but everytime I download your tracks, each song has a split second of the next track at the end of each song. Other than that, I love your albums...

Sleazy Tempo hat gesagt…

Hi, I am appreciative ofg your nice selections... I just stumbled across your page.

I am curious though... where is the link for this Album? It's one I'd like to hear.

With thanks,

Sleazy Tempo

Roman hat gesagt…

Hi Sleazy Tempo,
this album is available on CD now. It´s integrated in the Les Baxter CD "The Fruit of Dreams". You can buy it e.g. at Amazon.

Sleazy Tempo hat gesagt…

Thanks for the info!

Take care!

ST