Various ‎– Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights - New Vinyl 3 Lp 2018 Numero Group Compilation Box Set - Jazz / Easy Listening / Exotica

Various ‎– Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights - New Vinyl 3 Lp 2018 Numero Group Compilation Box Set - Jazz / Easy Listening / Exotica

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Street Date: 5/25/18

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 are 48 (54 on the CD) 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.


Daiquiri Dirges
A1 Chuck "Big Guitar" Ernest With The Satellite Band* Blue Oasis
A2 The Sound Breakers Marooned
A3 The Wailers Driftwood
A4 Lenny And The Thundertones The Moon Of Manakoora
A5 Biscaynes With Co-Encidentals Midnight In Montevideo
A6 Red Harrison & His Zodiacs Chant Of The Jungle
A7 The Palatons Jungle Guitar
A8 Chayns Live With The Moon
B1 Bailey's Nervous Kats Feat. James Mills Cobra
B2 The Blazers Sound Of Mecca
B3 The Gems Slave Girl
B4 Jerry & The Catalinas The Arabian Knight
B5 The Jaguars Night Walker
B6 The Shelltones Blue Castaway
B7 The Blue Bells Atlantis
B8 Bill & Jean Bradway Paradise Isle
Rhum Rhapsodies
C1 The Melody Mates Enchantment
C2 Don Reed (Feat. The Voice Of Love) Nature Boy
C3 The Baton Of Andre Brummer Tumba
C4 Darla Hood Silent Island
C5 Martha Raye With Phil Moore Orchestra Lotus Land
C6 Baha'i Victory Chorus Nightingale Of Paradise
C7 Carmen Isle Of Love
C8 The Monzas Forever Walks A Drifter
D1 Akim Voodoo Drums
D2 Don Sargent & His Buddies Voodoo Kiss
D3 Joan Joyce Trio Captured
D4 Pony Sherrell Tobago
D5 Jerry Warren & The Valids Enchantress
D6 The Centuries Polynesian Paradise
D7 The Potted Palm My House Of Grass
D8 The Castiles Enchantment
Mai Tai Mambos
E1 Five Glow Tones Quiet Village
E2 Modesto Duran & Orchestra Silent Island
E3 Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra Tam-bu Theme
E4 Bobby Christian Caravan
E5 Bruce Norman Quintet Arabian Rhythm
E6 The Slaves Hari's Harem
E7 Arnie Derksen & Chisé Similou
E8 The Three Bars Feat. Nicky Roberts Caribbean Cruise
F1 Robert Drasnin Chant Of The Moon
F2 The Blue Jeans Moon Mist
F3 Artie Barsamian The Enchanting Melody
F4 Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obidia Jazz In Port Said
F5 Gene Sikora & The Irrationals Tanganyika
F6 Bobby Paris Dark Continent
F7 Chico Jose Locura (Madness)
F8 Clyde Derby Lost Island


  • Mastered By, Engineer [Audio Restoration] – Michael Graves
  • Producer – Rob Sevier
  • Producer, Compiled By – Ken Shipley