Primitiva + Forbidden Island
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2LP ON 1 CD Plus 6 BONUS TRACKS
LIMITED EDITION IN SPECIAL 3-PANEL DIGIPACK
This release presents two classic Martin Denny albums from the early days of his career (1958): "Primitiva" (Liberty LST 7023), and "Forbidden Island (Liberty LST 7001)". As a bonus, we have included a selection of tracks belonging to his celebrated Exotica albums series, which consisted of three volumes released between 1957 and 1959.
MARTIN DENNY, piano, celeste & arrangements, plus The Martin Denny Combo:
Julius Wechter (vibes, marimbas, percussion); Augie Colon (bongos, congas, bird calls,
percussion); Harvey Ragsdale (string bass, marimbula); Harold Chang (drums, percussion). Additional personnel: Roy Hart (percussion); Tak-Shindo (koto); Jerry Williams (mallets, percussion).
Recorded at Liberty Studios, Hollywood, California, 1958.
13-24: FORBIDDEN ISLAND:
Same personnel as above except for the additional personnel which is replaced by:
Lew Paino (percussion); Will Brady (flute & musette); Bud Lee (guitar & Japanese samisen); Mike García (conga drum).
Recorded at Liberty Studios, Hollywood, California, March 1958.
[25-30] BONUS TRACKS: The Martin Denny Group:
Martin Denny (piano, celeste & arrangements), Julius Wechter (vibes, marimbas, percussion); Augie Colon (bongos, congas, bird calls, percussion); Harvey Ragsdale (string bass, marimbula); John Kramer, Bernard Miller (double bass); Harold Chang (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Capitol Records Studio, June 1957 (tracks 26 & 30), and Liberty Studios, Hollywood, California, 1958 (tracks 25, 28 & 29), and 1959 (track 27).
01. BURMA TRAIN
03. M’GAMBO MAMBO
04. BUDDHIST BELLS
07. LLAMA SERENADE
08. AKAKA FALLS
09. BANGKOK COCKFIGHT
10. MAU MAU
11. DITES MOI
12. JAMAICA FAREWELL
14. PORT AU PRINCE
16. LITTLE CHINA DOLL
17. BALI HAI
18. NARCISSUS QUEEN
19. GOONY BIRDS
20. SIM SIM
22. MARCH OF THE
24. FORBIDDEN ISLAND
25. JUNGLE FLOWER
26. ISLE OF DREAMS
27. JUNGLE RIVER BOAT
29. RETURN TO PARADISE
30. SOSHU NIGHT SERENADE
TOTAL TIME: 77:56