Les Baxter

The Ritual of the Savage + Tamboo! (50763)

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The Ritual of the Savage + Tamboo!

Les Baxter

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50763

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The Ritual of the Savage + Tamboo!

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CD 8,26 €

LIMITED EDITION IN SPECIAL 3-PANEL DIGIPACK

2-LPs ON 1 CD Plus 3 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents two classic Les Baxter albums from the early phase of his career: "The Ritual of the Savage" (Le sacre du sauvage) (Capitol T288), and "Tamboo!" (Capitol T655). The first LP was originally released in 1951 as a 10” LP containing eight tracks. It was reissued during the mid-late 50’s as an 12” LP with four additional tracks recorded in 1955. The Ritual of the Savage (whose title is a tribute to Stravinsky’s The Rites of Spring) is considered the cornerstone of the exotica genre, featuring such celebrated songs as “Jungle River Boat”, “The Ritual”, and, most famously, “Quiet Village”. Tamboo! (1957) is probably the most representative of Baxter’s exotica albums, and contains many of the stylistic approaches he would develop further in later records. As a bonus we have included a selection of exotica tracks recorded in the late ‘50s, which showcase all of the eclecticism and sensual orchestral effects that are Baxter’s remarkable trademarks.

PERSONNEL:

[1-12]: THE RITUAL OF THE SAVAGE:
LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California, May 10, 1951 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 9),
May 17, 1951 (tracks 4, 7, 10 & 12), June 30, 1955 (track 8), and July 29, 1955 (tracks 2, 5 & 11).

[13-24]: TAMBOO!: LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California, May 20, 1955 (tracks 13, 17, 20 & 24),
June 29, 1955 (tracks 15, 18 & 23), June 30, 1955 (tracks 14, 16 & 19), and July 29, 1955 (tracks 21 & 22).

*BONUS TRACKS:
LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Recorded at Capitol Tower Studios, Hollywood, California, 1959 (tracks 25 & 26), and 1960 (track 27).

TRACKS:

01. BUSY PORT
02. SOPHISTICATED
03. JUNGLE RIVER BOAT
04. JUNGLE FLOWER
05. BARQUITA
06. STONE GOD
07. QUIET VILLAGE
08. JUNGLE JALOPY
09. CORONATION
10. LOVE DANCE
11. KINKAJOU
12. THE RITUAL
13. SIMBA
14. OASIS OF DAKHLA
15. MARACAIBO
16. TEHRAN
17. PANTAN
18. HAVANA
19. MOZAMBIQUE
20. WOTUKA
21. CUCHIBAMBA
22. BATUMBA
23. RIO
24. ZAMBEZI
25. ACAPULCO (*)
26. TEMPLE OF GOLD (*)
27. SUNKEN CITY (*)

TOTAL TIME: 78:39 Min.