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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options May 7, 2015: Bibliothéque Exotique Vol. 1: Panorama of the Exotic World

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Peter Reno   Jungle Paths   Options TV Suite No.2  DeWolfe  1970   
Peter Reno  The Lost World   Options Polaris  DeWolfe  1967   
Paul Bonneau  Jungle Song   Options Telecineradio Vol. 1  Chappell     
Music behind DJ:
Hugo De Groot 
African Landscape   Options DeWolfe 78"  DeWolfe    Followed by selections from Sonoton Musical Wildlife Vol. 5: Africa 
Paul Bonneau  Tropical Forest   Options Telecineradio Vol. 6  Chappell     
Peter Reno  Jungle Campfire/Sea Spray   Options TV Suite No.2  DeWolfe     
Peter Thomas  Alien Lands   Options Sound Music Album 2  Golden Ring  1973   
Jack Trombey  Darkness   Options Eye for an Eye  DeWolfe  1966   
Alan Parker  Blue Shadow   Options Black Pearl  DeWolfe  1973   
Franco Ferrara  Guitar Habanera   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic  Montparnasse 2000     
Franco Ferrara  Casbah Suspense   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic       
Franco Ferrara  Siesta Dream   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic       
Franco Ferrara  Fable Bolero   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic       
Robert Stoltz  African Moon   Options Chappell LPC 613-619  Chappell     
Music behind DJ:
Otto Sieben & Mac Prindy 
Down River   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 1: Pastoral  Sonoton  1980   
Sam Sklair & Gus Galbraith  Africa Speaks   Options Modern Mixture  Conroy  1976   
Claude Larson  Night in Zululand   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 5: Africa  Sonoton  1980   
Rob Pronk  Moving Animals   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 2: Dramatic  Sonoton  1980   
Sam Sklair & Otto Sieben  Pachyderm   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 2: Dramatic       
Sam Sklair & Otto Sieben  Hunter and Hunted 2   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 2: Dramatic       
Otto Sieben & Mac Prindy  River Crossing   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 1: Pastoral  Sonoton  1980   
Music behind DJ:
Augustin Bloch 
Jungle Expedition   Options Unusual Sounds Vol.1  Sonoton     
Patrice Sciortino  Noces De L'Eau Et Du Feu, "Wedding Of Water And Fire"   Options Les Cyclopes  Disques A Charlin  1967   
Giovanni Cristiani (with M. E. Tozzi & Helmut Laberer)  World's Navel   Options Alpha Percussion  Penta Flowers/Gemini  1985   
Spencer Nakin  The Statues of Easter Island   Options Musical Prisms  DeWolfe  1971   
Daniel J. White  Ruines De Machu Pichu   Options Ambiance  Impala     
Egisto Macchi  Cancion Primera   Options Andes  Globevision  1978   
Franco Ferrara  Archaic Dance   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic  Montparnasse 2000     
Monia Liter  The Pavilion of Nefertiti   Options National  Boosey & Hawkes  1974   
Hugo De Groot  Burma Road   Options DeWolfe 78"  DeWolfe     
O. D'Andrea  Samouri   Options Conroy BMLP 006  Conroy     
Sammy McWilliams  Music from Hoang Ho   Options Dance and Mood Music Vol. 10  Chappell     
Music behind DJ:
Peter Reno  
Solitude tag   Options TV Suite No. 2  DeWolfe     
Franco Ferrara  Presage of Clouds   Options Music Scene: Panoramic – Exotic       
Paul Bonneau  Extase   Options Telecineradio Vol. 12  Chappell     
Peter Reno   Tropicano   Options Polaris  DeWolfe  1967   
Robert Farnon  Tropic Night   Options Mood Music Vol. 8  Chappell     
Roger Webb  Exotica   Options Chappell LPC 1047  Chappell     
Les Baxter  Silver Sand   Options Bugaloo in Brazil  KPM   1970   
Bernard Lubat  Bahia Bossa Nova   Options Vibraphones  Telemusic  1976   
John Scott  Tropicana   Options Amusement  KPM  1976   
Frank Barcley  Club Date   Options Exotica  Chappell     
Syd Dale  Cuban Shadows   Options Accents on Percussion  KPM  1966   
Music behind DJ:
Syd Dale 
Shades of Blue   Options        
Syd Dale  Cuban Presto   Options Accents on Percussion  KPM  1966   
Syd Dale  Lazy Caribbean   Options Accents on Percussion       
Syd Dale  La Casaba   Options Accents on Percussion       
Peter Reno  Blue Pacific   Options Blue Pacific  DeWolfe  1969   
Peter Reno   Palm Beach   Options Blue Pacific       
Adams, Browne  Tropical Flutes   Options Themes & Jingles Vol. 2  Parry     
Music behind DJ:
Roger Webb 
Sun-Kissed   Options Ole Jensen and His Music  Chappell     

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm melinda:

Avatar 7:01pm Jesse K:

Take it away Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash and all!
  7:02pm Doug Schulkind:

I've got my pith helmet. Bring on the pith, Flashy!
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Evening, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm pacific standard simon:

Hooray! Listening live, for once.
Avatar 7:06pm dave:

Hello from exotic East Germany!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hello Simon and Dave, and welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm pacific standard simon:

May I leave the night light on in case I get scared?
  7:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Peter (Nero) and DeWolfe!
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Of course you may, Simon my boy.
  7:18pm Doug Schulkind:

Nero, Reno -- who's counting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm pacific standard simon:

Of course. my night light is one of those plastic Jesus affairs, but with a plastic skull over his face, so he looks like a dead monk in the catacombs of Paris. Also, he has a circular hologram of Buddha behind his head, like a halo.
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

Well, that oughtta scare you right to sleep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Ike:

What's going on in here, you filthy exotic hippies?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm pacific standard simon:

It do encourage one to shut the eyes.
Avatar 7:26pm Smaro:

Good evening Flashstrap! It is so nice that you have anonymous music donors!! You're so lucky..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm pacific standard simon:

We're picking the nits out of each others' dreadlocks.
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Well, it's very infrequent that I do get a donation, but yeah, it's super cool
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

Hey Ike, nice of you to join us in the only slightly oxymoronic exotic hippie corner
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Anybody tune in to Jesse's show tonight? What he is doing is admirably insane
Avatar 7:33pm Smaro:

Ir is very wise to give to the generous people, who always find a way to share... By the way, great laughs everytime I see the collage with the ex king of Greece at your blog.. It brings back memories that I didn't know I had..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm pacific standard simon:

This music strikes me as being more conducive to Beatnik activities than Hippie stuff. Or perhaps the classic Playboy Pad.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Well, I'd agree with you there, PSS. Playboy pad, or Explorers Room?
Avatar 7:34pm northguineahills:

I think parts of that Venn diagram would hit all three, pss....
  7:35pm Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
May we should bestow Jesse with nickname Admiral Insane?
Avatar 7:35pm northguineahills:

I mean, they don't call some of this space age bachelor pad music for nothing (wasn't that a stereolab EP?).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

@Sir Douglas Fir: I second the nomination
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm pacific standard simon:

Unfortunately, I was ready for a break from hanging around the computer when Jesse came on. 2 hours of Charlie, then 2 hours of Matt. Fresh air, sunshine, you know...
Avatar 7:41pm northguineahills:

I'm off for a walk, will be back before the end!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm pacific standard simon:

Wasn't Peter Reno shot by Johnny Cash?
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Wise decision PSS. See ya upon your return NGH
Avatar 7:51pm hyde:

yay, Bibliotheque Exotique. Little known fact: when I had my family over for Thanksgiving dinner last year, I just put the five volumes of this on as background music for the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Ike:

Beatniks are just sophisticated proto-hippies with berets! Well, not really, but calling you (and me) a bunch of filthy exotic beatniks doesn't have quite the same ring to it. No wait, maybe it does. Hmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm pacific standard simon:

I'm trying an experiment: Watching Tarzan's Revenge on Youtube with the sound off, while listening to this show.

Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! That is fantastic to imagine! How did it go over?
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

PSS: that is one of my favorite games
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

See ya Bob! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm pacific standard simon:

I bet a lot of old horror movies would work well with, say, Edgard Varese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening, explorers.
Avatar 8:07pm hyde:

Flash, it went over pretty well. My brother said the music was making him feel a little weird at one point, but other'n that everyone seemed to like it fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm pacific standard simon:

This is non-Weismuller Tarzan, BTW, but around the same vintage.
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Evenin' Michael
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Buster Crabbe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm pacific standard simon:

Nope, someone named Glenn Morris. The only name in the cast that I recognize is Hedda Hopper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Uncle Michael:

Paul Drake's mom.
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Is it good? Any nudity or monkey suits?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm pacific standard simon:

He was also an Olympic athlete. IMDB says that the reviews of this movie were so bad that he never made another.
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

haha, that sounds like a Tarzan installment all the way down the line
Avatar 8:14pm hyde:

@pss wow, I've seen Buster Crabbe, Lex Barker and Weismuller Tarzans, (natch), but I've never seen Glenn Morris.
  8:20pm Wilbo:

Great show! The entire Bibliotheque Exotique is my go to music while hanging out in my (Tiki) garden. Love the new additions . Can we expect a Vol. 6?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm pacific standard simon:

Some male chestal nudity, but no monkey suits so far -- just real animals. Humorous scene of Cheetah banging his nuts on a rock.
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, Wilbo. That makes me happy about your garden.
As for Vol. 6, definitely. In time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm pacific standard simon:

Uh-oh, now Cheetah is sucking on a pepper shaker. This can lead to nothing good.
Avatar 8:25pm hyde:

@pss I see sneezing
Avatar 8:29pm hyde:

does everone here already know that Sleazy Listening (sleazy-listening.blogspot.com) came back? Bunch of newish posts (Ortolani, Morricone, Nicolai, Micalizzi etc) and he re-upped near everything so there's a boatload of Umiliani, Fidenco, Francis Lai et al all there now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm pacific standard simon:

You're going to love this, hyde: the producer considered casting Lou Gehrig as Tarzan, but decided his legs weren't good enough. Probably just as well...
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

Oh, whoops! Can't wait to check that out! Thanks Hyde!
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

"Sorry Lou, those gams don't get me off!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Uncle Michael:

He didn't have to make a shitty Tarzan film. He was the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Avatar 8:33pm hyde:

@pss probably he should consider himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth that the Tarzan casting didn't pan out
Avatar 8:34pm hyde:

@UM aw, man. you're quicker'n me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

You guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm pacific standard simon:

Now Cheetah is trying on "Jane's" clothes. Who knew Cheetah was a cross-dresser?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Uncle Michael:

This show goes great with the sound of falling rain through an open window.
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

That does sound perfect. I'm glad the weather is pitching in for maximum sensory bliss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Uncle Michael:

distant thunder, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm pacific standard simon:

How far off, I sat and wondered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

I, uh, don't get it
Avatar 8:44pm hyde:

you're better off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm pacific standard simon:

You lucky guy!
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

Well I guess I'll just sit here in the dark and count my blessings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm pacific standard simon:

I just realized who this Tarzan looks like: a skinny Marx Brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm melinda:

Great show. Nice soundtrack for my evening.
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

Pleased to hear it Melinda, thanks.
Avatar 8:59pm hyde:

this Syd Dale stuff is aces
Avatar 8:59pm coelacanth:

Olá Flash Strap & Explorers
Avatar 9:00pm coelacanth:

oh man i thought you were on 'till 10!
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

I agree, Hyde. Dale has the juice
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Hey Coelacanth! Sorry you missed most of it. I do stay on till ten sometimes, but not always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm pacific standard simon:

The Tarzan movie is over, too. It would have been OK, edited down to just the Cheetah sequences.
Avatar 9:02pm northguineahills:

Ok, back...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm pacific standard simon:

This sounds like "Makin' Whoopie".
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Welcome back, NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. All of it.
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

I'll have to put that one near the bottom of my "Tarzan To-Do" list, PSS
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm pacific standard simon:

Fer sure. Care to dance, Doug?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Flash. Great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Flash! Fab selections!
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

thanks for the great show. looking forward to the Isao Tomita next week.
Avatar 9:08pm northguineahills:

crap, I thought this went to 10. Now I need to program my own music! (oh, wait, I like that). Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:09pm hambone:

just learned the prelude to PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE theme music is based off a les baxter song. pretty neat.
Avatar 9:10pm coelacanth:

ngh -i can relate! but when i'm not home,as i'm often not,i have limited options.

Thanks Flash S!
ciao peeps!
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, all of you! See you next week
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

Oh, hello, Hambone! Which one? I've heard that too, but don't know much more than that
Avatar 9:12pm hambone:

"quiet village".
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

oh, well. of course. How had I never noticed that?
Avatar 9:26pm hambone:

yeah, pretty cool you did this show when i just learned the other day about les baxter and exotica music. martin denny. great show.
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

Well come back again soon. I play exotica of one stripe or another pretty much every week.
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