Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Les Baxter The Soul of the Drums LP (Bright Green Vinyl)

Les Baxter

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Limited Edition Bright Green Vinyl LP!
1963 Exotica Classic's First-Ever Reissue!
Only 1500 Copies!

If Les Baxter's 1951 album Ritual of the Savage invented exotica, his 1963 album The Soul of the Drums perfected it.

Here was the sonic Space Age journey to far-flung musical ports that the genre promised: samba and cha-cha-cha rhythms played by African, Brazilian, Cuban and Haitian "voodoo" drums propel Baxter's typically masterful string and vocal arrangements, colored by some of the most downright fun instruments (glockenspiel, harp, Chinese gong, marimba and vibraphone) in all of creation.

It's a sultry and gently swaying ride to the bottom of an umbrella drink, crafted by one of the best musical bartenders ever to wave a swizzle stick, er, baton.

Real Gone's first-ever reissue of this classic record comes in bright green vinyl that matches the alluring cover to 1500 copies!


  • Limited Edition - 1500 Copies
  • Bright Green Vinyl
  • First-Ever Reissue
  • Stereo


Side One:

  1. The Girl behind the Bamboo Curtain
  2. Lord, What a Morning
  3. Coffee Bean and Calabash Annie
  4. Sunrise at Kowloon
  5. Which Doctor?
  6. Mai Tai

Side Two:

  1. A Day in Rio
  2. River of Dreams
  3. Nina
  4. Shadow of Love and the Enchanted Reef
  5. Jacaranda
  6. Ceremony

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