Showing posts with label Retro music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retro music. Show all posts

Monday, May 31, 2010

Space Age Bachlor Pad Music Les Baxter Skins!

I've been familiar with Space Age Bachlor Pad music since the 90's but didn't really listen to much of it until recently. There is alot of it around Arkansas and the south. I buy it because the album covers are cool and it is cheap. Then finding out some of the music is cool was a bonus.

Les Baxter is hit and miss but I think this is his best release. If you like 50's latin tropical percussion this is for you. It is lots of fun.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Retro Music Decca #78 1939 Calypsos By Wilmoth Houdini

My 78 collection is getting larger. Thank you Ebay. Now I need a good 78 cart. This is one I have been trying to find for a while. The three 78's are in great shape. It even came with a bonus booklet with important information on Trinidad's Calypso traditions. I've included them in this post.

This is the inside sleeve. It features several Carnival troupes. Great costumes.

This is the first time I've seen this booklet. I was very happy it was intact with this 78 set. It tells the story of how Wilmoth Houdini became the King Of Calypsos. I made these scans big so they could be read. If your into music history of the Caribbean this is a must read.

Can't wait to spin this 78. 78 booklets like this are the best way to collect 78 rpm records. I have many 78's but the ones in the best shape come from booklets like this one.