Les Baxter

Les Baxter was the bandleader, arranger, and pianist who became The Father of Exotica, a musical trend of the 1950s that brought the unfamiliar sounds of Asian, African, and South American music to the ears of mainstream (read: white) America. He also became an electronic music pioneer by using the newly invented Theremin to give his recordings an otherworldly, sci-fi ambiance. Baxter composed scores for radio shows including Abbot and Costello’s half hour sitcom, TV shows like Lassie and such as Untamed Youth, Jungle Heat, The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold and director Roger Corman’s The Pit... Read More

City Of Origin:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genre:
Easy Listening, Pop Instrumental, Exotica, Soundtracks, Film Score
Birthdate:
03/14/1922
Death date:
01/15/1996
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 1 Lunar Rhapsody

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 2 Moon Moods

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 3 Lunette

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 4 Celestial Nocturne

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 5 Mist O' the Moon

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Music Out of the Moon: No. 6 Radar Blues

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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Toujours moi

Les Baxter: Exotica, Vol. 1
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