The Exotica Project
January 29, 2011 7:44 PM   Subscribe

The Exotica Project. One Hundred 45s, presented here to say simply that "Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Yma Sumac are only the tip of exotica." Organized helpfully into several categories, including Polynesian/Pacific Theme and Maritime/Castaway Theme and even Wordless Vocals. Compiled by the keeper of Office Naps.
posted by grabbingsand (16 comments total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
 
you just altered the course of my evening. thank you.
posted by palacewalls at 8:06 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's a great find.

Off to find rum. Who used the last of the coconut syrup? I want my Mai Tai. I swear if we are out of Blue Curacao around I will lose my shit.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:18 PM on January 29, 2011


oh! this is wondersful. thank you grabbingsand!
posted by lapolla at 8:20 PM on January 29, 2011


wheeeee!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:36 PM on January 29, 2011


I wish there was a "play all" button for maximum lounging.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:39 PM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


This rocks! Highest and best use of the internet!
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:00 PM on January 29, 2011


I heartily approve of this.

(Technical note: loads fast.)
posted by ovvl at 9:11 PM on January 29, 2011


Who used the last of the Coconut syrup? Would'nt you know it, that i'm one of the 6 million persons (in U.S.A.) that are allergic to Coconut, my body treats Coconut as a deadly toxic substance. Anyone in my shoes hates any product containing any amount of Coconut. Almond Joy anyone?
posted by tustinrick at 9:22 PM on January 29, 2011


THIS HAS MADE ME CRAZY.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:32 PM on January 29, 2011


This is loads of fun.
Thanks!
posted by quazichimp at 9:57 PM on January 29, 2011


I wish there was a "play all" button for maximum lounging.

I couldn't find a free component that would play all the links in a page or something.

But you can see the files and I guess it's not that hard to script some wgets.
posted by nervousfritz at 10:56 PM on January 29, 2011


wow! this is so awesome. years of cratedigging on one page, incredible.
posted by umamiman at 11:04 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Clicking through these, I'm finding a ratio of about one delight per three horrors. This is just a ton of fun.
posted by nowonmai at 7:42 AM on January 30, 2011


This is so amazing! Great post.
posted by winna at 8:37 AM on January 30, 2011


Some highly interesting music from the Day that rarely, if ever, gets heard. Nice to see some jazz cats represented too (Yusef Lateef, Victor Feldman). This is truly a "find" in the best sense. Thanks for a most wonderful post, grabbingsand!
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:24 AM on January 30, 2011


TOO great. The perfect bookmark for a 10 minute workday sanity break! Thanks, grabbingsand.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 1:43 PM on January 30, 2011


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