Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Exotic Moods of Les Baxter

Planet Xtabay has a lot of Les Baxter up these days. Check out Exotic Moods only available at used record stores. I got mine a few years back at Amoeba, the best record store on the planet.
If it weren't for Amoeba, I'd be spending a lot of money on eBay.

I will be posting up a Les compilation shortly for your enjoyment.

Back to the Blogging

After a hiatus, I will be bloggin' once again. It seems to many Sharity bloggers have been hassled off: Tiki-Tim, hansZUNblog. Later this month I will be upgrading my system to create a streamlined bloggin' machine, but until then I will be hobbling along.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


No, you can't always judge an LP by it's cover, but com'on...this one's spectacular. It's Music From Outer Space by Russ Garcia. It looks like Saul Bass built a Spyrographic Ship and is ready to attack earth. Posted by Pinicchio on his Easy Listening blog, the tracks are very sweet so download now! It's posted on Rapidshare in three parts, so if you don't have a premium account, you'll have to wait an hour between downloads.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


A trés jolie offering from the French blog Tam Tam & Mélodie. Although I'm a bit confused, maybe someone out there can help me, there's a track on here called "Hano Hano" that I have on CD from the 101 Strings called Aloha Hawaii.

Trader Victor


Perez Prado goes Pop!

My peeps would tell you that I'm not an arithmetic afficionado, except when counting money. But here is an equation easy to understand:

Hammond organ + Perez Prado = Pure musical heaven

Pinicchio has the fantastico "Pops and Prado" from 1959, the year that brought us Fidel Castro. I guess you got to take the good with the bad – Perez goes Pop, Cuba went Commie.

So without further adeu:

Side A:

Side B + coverart:

Friday, October 07, 2005

Music from Outer Space

Basic Hip Digital Oddio has this really stellar album up. This is a 'must download' if you like your music with sound effects, Theremin, strings, and brass! This record has it all, including a kick-ass cover featuring what looks like a photo of the LAX Theme Building after the Reds drop one.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Les is More

Planet Xtabay has a Baxter hat trick:

Da Suck 'Em Up Benjamin (a.k.a., The Hundred Dollar Mai Tai)

Yup folks, if you've been reading the papers, you know that the apocalypse is upon us. Even if it's not, what excuse do you need to luxuriate yourself in the best Mai Tai money can buy? So head on over to Beachbum Berry's Hundred Dollar Mai Tai page for a FREE recipe. And if you don't own a Grog Log...well, what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


When Arthur Lyman passed away in 2002 he was still playing small venues for those who knew where to find him. Unfortunately, by the time my wife and I tried to track him down at the Mandarin Oriental in Honolulu, the bird calls had been slienced.

Perhaps this is why I've been obsessively digging at Amoeba for any old LP that Arthur had even touched a vibraphone on. In the next couple o' days I'll be digitizing some Arthur that hasn't been available on CD.

Until I figure out a better way to host my MP3s, learn how to use rapidshare here.

And now ladies and gentlemen, I present to you -


Afro Blues
One Night In Tokyo
Waltzing Matilda
Malagueña Salerosa
Drifting Sampan

Bauna Toshi
Don't Rain On My Parade
Kamakani Kaili Aloha
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Hawaii Tattoo

Trader Vic's Vinyl is under construction!

So, I've finally succumbed and have dug my little flag in the blogosphere. This blog will mostly be a Vinyl Sharity site where you will find out-of-print LPs of Exotica, Hawaiian, Latin Jazz and whatever weird vinyl is itching to be connected with like-minded folk. I'll also be scouring the internet and Vic's archives for cool Tiki shit to expose, as well as calling bullshit on the Tiki scammers.

Trader Vic