Exotica

Jim Flora2Frenchy (Rainmaker), Les Baxter (Congo Train), Robert Drasnin (Voodoo), Quartetto Moderno (AstroGange), Martin Denny (Llama Serenade), David Carroll (Patricia), Pérez Prado (Tico Tico), Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band (Bongolia), Arthur Lyman (Taboo), Esquivel (Night And Day), Enoch Light (In A Persian Market), Dick Hyman (Cumana), Yma Sumac (Gopher), Lenny Dee (Sukiyaki), Walter Wanderley (Music To Watch Girls By), Felix Slatkin (I Get A Kick Out Of You), Sabu Martínez (Afro Temple), The Three Suns (Peg O’ My Heart), Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman (Moon Moods), Alan Hawkshaw (Beat Me Till I’m Blue)

Photo credit: Illustration by Jim Flora

Poppies & Forget-Me-Nots

Try to believe in beauty again.

poppiesWalker Kong (Vivian Girls)
Beulah (Emma Blowgun’s Last Stand)
Ivy (Ba Ba Ba)
Giorgio Tuma (Little Dusty)
The Ladybug Transistor (Clutching Stems)
The Glands (I Can See My House From Here)
Young and Sexy (One False Move)
Bill Ricchini (A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door)
The Essex Green (New Orleans)
James Hindle (Leaving Trains)
Eggstone (April and May)
Pernice Brothers (High As A Kite)
Pipas (Boxes)
The Minus 5 (Days Of Wine And Booze Number)
The 1900’s (Bmore)
Papercuts (Poor and Free)
Pedro The Lion (Keep Swinging)
Komeda (Dizzy Bossanova)
The Wannadies (Disko)
The Luscksmiths (Up With The Sun)
Birdie (One Two Five)
The Postmarks (Goodbye)

Photo credit: Refreshing mint with forget-me-nots and poppies by Catharine.