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Martin Denny - Primitva - Burma Train

During the 1950s, ‘Father of Exotica’ Martin Denny helped American audiences expand their horizons by incorporating Asian, Polynesian, and Latin instrumentation into his group’s easy-listening repertoire, along with birdcalls and other sounds, spawning a new genre that took the nation by storm; he toured South America and had a residency in Hawaii earlier on, embedding such elements. Third LP ‘Primitiva’ is a total delight, Julius Wechter’s vibes and marimba contrasting Tak Shindo’s koto and August Colon’s Latin percussion; ‘M’bira’ and ‘Mau Mau’ draw us to Africa, ‘Llama Serenade’ to Peru and ‘Bangkok Cockfight’ to Thailand, the closing ‘Jamaica Farewell’ a reconfigured Caribbean sunset. Strap in and enjoy this wild, mild ride!

A1 Burma Train
A2 Kalua
A3 M’Gambo Mambo
A4 Buddhist Bells
A5 M’Bira
A6 Flamingo
B1 Llama Serenade (Peruvian Llama Song)
B2 Akaka Falls
B3 Bangkok Cockfight
B4 Mau Mau
B5 Dites Moi
B6 Jamaica Farewell