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SLIPPERY WHEN WET – BUD SHANK
The first Bud Shank West Coast surf soundtrack. Killer jazz!

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BAREFOOT ADVENTURE – BUD SHANK
The second Bud Shank West Coast surf soundtrack. A jazz legend indeed.

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JOURNEY INTO REINCARNATION
Possibly the first and only ever recorded reincarnation session. Lie back and listen. Quite peculiar.

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MUSIC FROM FROM MATHEMATICS – A COMPUTER AND SOME DOCTORS
A classic album and the first electronic music album. Recorded in 1957, we haven’t moved on that much. All cues written by men in white lab coats.

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THE BAD SEED – ALEX NORTH
Tremendously spooky score based on children’s traditional nursery rhymes and Alex North’s warped musical mind.

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JEWELS OF THE SEA – LES BAXTER
One of the earliest underwater music experiments, and bloody marvelous it is too, by the first composer I really fell in love with (but not in a sexual way).

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IMPROVISATIONS – G.I. GURJIEFF
A set of improvised tunes written and played by Gurdjieff, possibly on an accordian (but it’s difficult to say, might be something more made up). All recorded between May and June in 1949, these barely exist, only being issued as a set of 78rpm discs which would possibly cost you about £2000, if you ever found them.

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BENEATH THUNDERING SKIES
Unusual train LP this, with American steam trains recorded during a thunderstorm. Good work.

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NIGHT OF THE HUNTER – CHARLES LAUGHTON ETC
Charles Laughton reads this dark, spooky story (with his perfect, sticky voice), which also includes some sublime music and songs from the film.. Send your kids off to sleep with it and they may well behave forever.

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YOU GET MORE BOUNCE FROM CURTIS COUNCE – CURTIS COUNCE
Classic West Coast cool jazz with one of the greatest sleeves of all time.

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SEVEN SAMURAI – FUMIO HAYASAKA
Sublime original soundtrack recording to the Kurosawa masterpiece, including speech and SFX which really adds to the overall oriental cleverness of it all.

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BEFORE DAWN – YUSEF LATEEF
A magical jazz LP by one of my favourite artists, available here specifically for the title track – Before Dawn – which was hugely influential and sounded like nothing else at the time.

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CREATURE FORM THE BLACK LAGOON – HANS SALTER
Fine early horror scoring from the old master.

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THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL – BERNARD HERRMANN
Magical sci-fi score, possibly the most progressive and beautifully composed one ever I think. Theremins, Klaatu and Gort, it doesn’t get any better, ever.

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FIRE DOWN BELOW – KEN JONES, JACK LEMMON
Many of the cues here are written by Jack Lemmon. You never knew that did you? Pretty interesting record too.

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HOT ROD RUMBLE – SANDY COURAGE
Bluesy jazz soundtrack to one of the first biker / hot rod / teen exploitation movies. It’s cookin’

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LATINSVILLE – STAN KENTON
Jazz, meets latin meets a sort of beatnik feeling. Very well played, very well recorded.

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FORNICATING FEMALE FREAKS – THOSE SEX HUNGRY HOUSEWIVES
A totally disgusting pornographic XXX recording, horrid in every way possible.

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DANKWORTH VINTAGE – JOHNNY DANKWORTH
Unusual Dankworth LP, quite rare, and alright. Actually it’s just OK. I wouldn’t get that excited. There are better albums here.

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PASSION IN THE DESERT – KEN NORDINE
Ken Nordine’s first commercial recording. Very are indeed, his awesome vocal chords accompanied here by slightly abstract music (Fred Katz as you’d hope). Superb, and way before Word Jazz.

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INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN – HANS SALTER
Short score to one of the greatest sci-fi adventures of them all. I now stay well clear of mists and fog.

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THE HUSTLER – KENYON HOPKINS
Superb dark jazz score to one of the greatest Paul Newman / vest wearing films of all time.

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SORCERY! – SABU MARTINEZ
Sublime exotic percussion of not just high quality, but seriously heading towards something mighty dark and sinister.

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WHITE GODDESS – FRANK HUNTER
Up there with Eden’s Island, this is arguably the greatest Exotic LP of all time. It has everything. And then some more.

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SOMETHING NEW FROM AFRICA – VARIOUS
This was the first African LP I ever bought. Pressed in 1959 it contains one of the most familiar Kwela tunes of a time, used even today as a quirky advertising track at least once a year. Classic.

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TALES OFF HOFFMAN – CONDUCTED BY THOMAS BEECHAM
Full score to the awesome Powell / Pressburger movie. It’s a very long movie.

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THE WILD ONE – LEITH STEVENS
The first crime jazz album and the one that got them all ripping those cinema seats apart. Superb.

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STRANGE TO YOUR EARS – JIM FASSETT
This is the first LP of sound manipulation by Jim Fassett, a radio engineer who started messing about with tape machines in his spare time at work. Great record. Even includes a quiz at the end.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT CHA CHA CHA – SWEET SUE AND HER SOCIETY SYCNOPATERS
A fine novelty LP, cashing in on the Billy Wilder blockbuster. And not a bad cash in either.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – VICTOR YOUNG
Charming album of orchestrals and heavenly post war scoring. I really like this. Is not cool or anything, just very good.

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THE EIGHTH WONDER – TUBBY HAYES


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GREAT SOPRANOS – VARIOUS


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LITA ROSA – LITA+ROSA


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ROAD TO BALI – BOB HOPE, PEGGY LEE, BING


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THE REBEL – FRANK CORDELL


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CONQUEST OF SPACE – YURI GAGARIN
Actual recorded broadcast of Gagarin's first manned space flight innit.

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MIKE HAMMER – MICKEY SPILLANE
First and only ever recording of Mickey Spillane, reading his his own work…

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