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The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter – Les Baxter

The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter - Les Baxter Artist: Les Baxter
Album: The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter
Release Date: July, 1996
Duration: 02:03:48
Genre: Easy Listening
Styles: Exotica, Lounge, Instrumental Pop
Recording Date: February 22, 1951 – November 30, 1960

Over the course of two compact discs, The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter collects most of Baxter’s biggest hits, plus a selection of rare and previously unreleased material. For casual fans, the collection is fine, if a little long — two discs is a lot of Baxter for listeners with a passing interest in exotica. For the more dedicated easy listening/exotica collector, this compilation is useful, if a little frustrating, since much of this material is available on other collections. Still, this gives a good overview of the scope and variety of his music and it emphasizes his wilder, unpredictable side more effectively than Baxter’s Best.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Quiet Village / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:18
Jungalero / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:27
Temple of Gold / Les Baxter Les Baxter 4:22
Hong Kong Cable Car / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:51
Oasis of Dakhla / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:39
Taboo / Margarita Lecuona / Bob Russell Les Baxter 2:40
Amazon Falls / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:52
Jungle Flower / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:43
The Ancient Galleon / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:17
Zambezi / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:20
Tahiti: A Summer Night at Sea / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:32
Congo Train / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:43
Acapulco / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:41
Stone God / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:10
Voodoo Dreams / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:02
Mozambique / Les Baxter Les Baxter 4:09
City of Veils / Les Baxter Les Baxter 4:17
Bacoa / Les Baxter Les Baxter 3:10
Mombasa After Midnight / Les Baxter Les Baxter 2:10
Bom Bom/Mood Tattoed / Les Baxter Les Baxter 4:31
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