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Stanley Black Et Son Orchestre* ‎– Percussions Exotiques (Decca)


Media NM
Sleeve NM

Format : K7
Cat N° : 300 236
Style : Latin Jazz, Easy Listening, Exotica

British film composer, arranger, and pianist Stanley Black (1913–2002) was a notable figure in the UK’s music scene, often associated with Exotica genre creations. His album “Exotic Percussion,” released in 1961 on Decca Records, captures the North American Exotica trend that reached England during a period when it had waned in the US. Despite the marketing focus on audiophile quality, the album shines due to its wood sticks, congas, timpani, and a prominent choir that melodramatically delivers lyrics, reminiscent of Alfred Newman’s “Ports Of Paradise.” The omission of violins and pianos keeps it true to Exotica’s roots. The record boasts vivacious renditions, including the standout “Temptation,” “By The Waters Of Minnetonka,” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Adieu Tristesse.” While Stanley Black’s Exotica is more intimate and true to its origins, it remains an enduring masterpiece.

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A1 – Temptation
A2 – By The Waters Of Minnetonka
A3 – Adieu Tristesse
A4 – Jungle Drums
A5 – Hymn To The Sun
A6 – Babalu
B1 – Old Devil Moon
B2 – Baia
B3 – The Moon Of Manakoora
B4 – Misirlou
B5 – Flamingo
B6 – Caravan

Weight 0,1 kg