Martin Denny

By Scott Feemster

Martin Denny was an American composer and pianist best known as the “father of exotica”, a branch of lounge or easy-listening music popularized in the 1950's that took standard pop tunes and original Tiki-inspired originals and gave them a languid, tropical feel with the introduction of non-western instruments and various sound effects including bird calls and choruses of crickets.

 

            Martin Denny was born on April 10, 1911, in New York City, but soon moved with his parents to Los... Read More

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