Tag Archives: Exotica

SONG OF THE DAY Georgia Drake – Misirlou

Whenever you think of this song, chances are you’ll be thinking Dick Dale and Pulp Fiction? But did you know just how old Misirlou is and the fascinating history behind it??..neither did I! Misirlou has been covered many times and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Caribs – Taboo

With hints of early ska, reggae, surf and exotica all carefully blended into this intensely dreamy and deliciously sublime fusion of sound, there’s a little bit for everyone in this sonic delight! Issued on Island Records in 1960, Taboo was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roscoe Weathers – Echoes

Roscoe Weathers has been described as an artist who has never received enough recognition for the music he produced! His compositions, orientated around jazz, escaped the attention of most labels in the 60’s, leaving Weathers to release much of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elisabeth Waldo – Balsa Boat

I was completely captured and truly spellbound by this piece of music when I heard it last night for the first time.  I couldn’t decide whether I was lost on an exotic island or wandering a scorched, parched desert in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eden Ahbez – Full Moon

Music is escapism.  This is one of the reasons I get so lost for so many hours every night; I disappear into a sonic rabbit hole and emerge many hours later.  It’s bliss!  Entitled Full Moon, today’s song not only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Benny Bennett – Couscous

Last month French label, Born Bad Records released a collection of mouth watering funky and kitsch tracks on a record entitled, CHA CHA AU HAREM – Orientica – France 1960​/​1964.  This compilation consists of 16 French cha-cha-cha tracks, all of which … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pete Drake – The Spook

Going by the stage name of Pete Drake, Roddis Franklin Drake was a legendary steel guitar player, record producer and record label owner!  Until today I’d never heard of him and, if like me, he’s a name you’re not familiar … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elena Madera – Pu-Chun-Ga

Today I’m delighted to be showering you some wild Latin love courtesy of Elena Madera. Born in Havana, Cuba, Elena Madera’s father was a Philadelphian band leader and her mother, a Cuban-born  professional dancer.  Being the product of two such … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Potted Palm – My House Of Grass

Chicago’s Numero group are one of those labels that I dream of working for!  They specialise in creating compilations of previously released (and often obscure) recorded material, reissuing original albums, whilst dedicating all of their time to researching and unearthing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Healing Gems – Emerald Village

Whilst we wander the wilderness of the everyday, every now and then a little escapism is something we all crave! So imagine, if you will, a warm, welcoming landscape from which some music reaches out, embracing you in its melodic … Continue reading

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