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M

Hello everyone!

I love exotica and I know most of you love it too, so I'm here to present you my newest project: Exotica Tropicana. This is my personal selection of mysterious melodies and tropical tiki tunes* that I've been collecting for some years on the internet.

You can find it here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-01/

This is my first exotica-related mix, so there are others on the way. Here is the tracklist from the mix:

"Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
"Adventureland Suite" by The Disneyland Concert Orchestra
"Love Song of Hawaii" by Leo Addeo
"Kalua" by Chick Floyd
"Jungle Drums" by Augie Colón
"The Naked Sea" by Henry Mancini
"Moon Of Manakoora" by Chick Floyd
"No Es Vida" by Yma Sumac
"Hernando's Hideaway" by Augie Colón
"Angelito" by Martin Denny
"Zen" by Bob Romeo
"In a Persian Market" by Esquivel
"Blue Hawaii" by Frank Chacksfield
"Siboney" by Morton Gould
"Bali-Ha'i" by Andre Kostelanetz
"Forevermore" by Alfred Apaka
"Yours Is My Heart Alone" by Terry Snyder
"El Carro del Sol" by Esquivel
"Granada" by Arthur Lyman
"Hello Aloha, How Are You?" by Prince Kalua and The Tropical Islanders

I hope you like it.
Aloha!

*From "Mondo Exotica"

M

Hey everyone!

Here is my second episode of Exotica Tropicana: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-02/

For this episode, I selected some beautiful mellow exotica tunes, full of romantic strings, ethereal vocals, gentle percussion and paradisiac flutes. The result is really soothing and alluring, inspired by a tropical sunset.

Tracklist:
Intro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
"Mountain High, Valley Low" by Markko Polo Adventurers
"China Nights" by Sondi Sodsai
"The Moon Of Manakoora" by Stanley Black
"Kashmiri Song" by Andre Kostelanetz
"Flame Dance" by Webley Edwards
"One For My Baby" by Esquivel
"Wanka (The Seven Winds)" by Yma Sumac
"Warm Night Wind" by Robert Drasnin
"Snowfall" by Esquivel
"Kaimana Hila/Kalena Kai" by Sam Makia and the Makapuu Beach Boys
"Now Is The Hour/Aloha Oe" by Andre Kostelanetz
"Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" by Henry Mancini
"Murmuring Leaves" by Roger Roger & Nino Nardini
"Hindustan" by Bob Romeo
"Bamboo" by The Surfmen
"Incacho (Royal Anthem)" by Yma Sumac
"Song of the Jet" by Walter Wanderley
"Song of India" by Irv Cottler
"Ta-Huwahuwai" by Poss Miyazaki
Outro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny

I hope you like it!

M

Hey, everyone!

Today we have a new episode of Exotica Tropicana: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-03/

This episode features beautiful latin rhythms and a touch of oriental melodies. I hope you like it!

Tracklist:

  • Intro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
  • "The Moon & I" by Ron Goodwin
  • "Baia" by Esquivel
  • "Carnival In Panama" by Ahmad Jamal
  • "I Could Have Danced All Night" by Perez Prado
  • "Nocturnal" by Esquivel
  • "La Raspa" by Henry Mancini
  • "Haru Ga Kita" by Werner Müller
  • "Orchids In The Moonlight" by Percy Faith
  • "Yoimachi-Guza Variation" by All-Star Orchestra
  • "Malayan Love Song" by All-Star Orchestra
  • "Bird Train" by Rex Kona
  • "Sake Rock" by Martin Denny
  • "Dancing Eyes" by Ron Goodwin
  • "España Cani" by Irv Cottler
  • "Queens Night Out" by Sonny Lester
  • "Brazilian Slave Song" by Les Baxter
  • "Dance Of The Headhunters" by Tito Puente
  • "Afro-Beat/Afro-Syn" by Nino Nardini
  • "Voodoo Dreams" by Les Baxter
  • "Whatchamacallit" by Esquivel
  • "Señor Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini
  • "Old Beirut" by Ron Goodwin
  • Outro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
M

Hey, everyone!

Here is episode #4 of Exotica Tropicana: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-04/

One more time, a vintage mix of beautiful exotica music only from the 50's and 60's.

Tracklist:

  1. Intro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
  2. "Lovely Hula Hands/Anapau" by Sam Makia and the Makapuu Beach Boys
  3. "The Story Of Love" by George Shearing
  4. "Fruit Of Dreams" by Les Baxter
  5. "Sleepy Lagoon" by Leo Addeo
  6. "The Moon of Manakoora" by Douglas Gamley
  7. "Adventureland Veranda Loop, Pt. 8" by Unknown Artist
  8. "Ka-lu-a" by George Cates
  9. "Pukarua" by Chick Floyd
  10. "Adventures In Paradise" by Santo & Johnny
  11. "Pearly Shells" by Frankie Carle
  12. "Tu Mi Delirio" by George Shearing
  13. "Volcanoes of Mercury" by Russ Garcia
  14. "Song of the Bayou" by Martin Denny
  15. "Danse Arabe" by Gene Rains
  16. "Reverberasia" by Les Baxter
  17. "Guaguanco" by Tito Puente
  18. "El Doctor" by Augie Colón
  19. "The Moon Of Manakoora" by Percy Faith
  20. "Carousel Waltz" by Martin Denny
  21. "Poinciana" by The Out Islanders
  22. "Amapola" by Michel Magne
  23. "Suray Surita" by Yma Sumac
  24. Outro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
K

Great playlists! You had asked on mixcloud if anyone knew anything about the Adventureland track. I know some of the Adventureland music was by George Bruns & The Hawaiian Strings, the LP "Moonlight Time In Old Hawaii." However, I know this music on loop 8 isn't that. When I was listening to it, I thought it sounded like a Japanese song, and when I checked a Jack De Mello LP called "Cherry Blossoms In the Sun", I believe the first track "The Bridge Of Japan" or "O-Edo Nihon Bashi" is the song in Loop 8, although not the Jack De Mello version. I can send you the MP3 file, if you like. At least the song title might help in your search.

M

On 2016-08-14 04:34, Kaiwaza wrote:
Great playlists! You had asked on mixcloud if anyone knew anything about the Adventureland track. I know some of the Adventureland music was by George Bruns & The Hawaiian Strings, the LP "Moonlight Time In Old Hawaii." However, I know this music on loop 8 isn't that. When I was listening to it, I thought it sounded like a Japanese song, and when I checked a Jack De Mello LP called "Cherry Blossoms In the Sun", I believe the first track "The Bridge Of Japan" or "O-Edo Nihon Bashi" is the song in Loop 8, although not the Jack De Mello version. I can send you the MP3 file, if you like. At least the song title might help in your search.

Thank you for the information about the unknown track! I will definitely check this out. I think it sounds like a Japanese song too, but I don't have it in my collection (which has more than 2000 exotica tracks). I do have the George Bruns album, which I love.

H

Enjoyed listening to episode #4, nice combination of music.

M

On 2016-08-14 08:48, hiltiki wrote:
Enjoyed listening to episode #4, nice combination of music.

Thank you!

M

Aloha!

Here is episode #5 of Exotica Tropicana: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-05/

Tracklist:

  1. Intro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny
  2. "The Hukilau Song" by Alfred Apaka
  3. "Kashmiri Song" by 101 Strings
  4. "Raftero" by Martin Denny
  5. "Zambezi" by Les Baxter
  6. "Sand In My Shoes" by The Out Islanders
  7. "Scheherazade Themes" by David Carroll
  8. "Sampans On The River" by Werner Müller
  9. "Hypnotique" by Martin Denny
  10. "Stranger On The Shore" by Santo & Johnny
  11. "Dancing In The Dark" by Percy Faith
  12. "Amazon Falls" by Les Baxter
  13. "Akaka Falls" by Arthur Lyman
  14. "Sunrise In Kowloon" by Les Baxter
  15. "Congo Train" by Les Baxter
  16. "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" by George Cates
  17. "Love Letters In The Sand" by Leo Addeo
  18. "Jungle Fantasy" by Arthur Lyman
  19. "Asatoya Yunta" by Tokyo Serenaders
  20. "Never On Sunday" by Morton Gould
  21. "Pagan Love Song" by Living Strings
  22. Outro - "Theme From Cleopatra" by Martin Denny

I hope you like it!

M

Hello and aloha!

It's been while since I've posted the last episode of Exotica Tropicana, but here is episode #6.

Since I was inspired by Palm Springs this time, I dedicate this episode to this lovely desert oasis.

Tracklist:

  • "Jungalero" by Les Baxter;
  • "Violeta" by Martin Denny;
  • "The Fakir" by Cal Tjader & Lilo Schifrin;
  • "Summer Storm" by John McFarland;
  • "Poinciana" by Frank Hunter;
  • "Cry Out your Sadness" by Walter Wanderley;
  • "Travelin" by Esquivel;
  • "Beyond The Reef" by Paul Page;
  • "Now Is the Hour" by Webley Edwards;
  • "More" by Paul Conrad;
  • "Sayonara" by Gene Rains;
  • "Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)" by Esquivel;
  • "Haiti" by Richard Hayman;
  • "Flamingo" by Axel Stordahl;
  • "M'Gambo Mambo" by Martin Denny;
  • "Lotus Land" by Warren Barker;
  • "Adventures In Paradise" by Ted Auletta;
  • "Moonlight and Shadows" by Martin Denny;
  • "Waikiki Serenade" by Arthur Lyman;
  • "Cha (Alt. Take)" by Cal Tjader;
  • "Jungle Spell" by Roger Roger & Nino Nardini.

Good listening and aloha!

Uuuhhhh.....you forgot the link to Volume 6. It's ok, I just copied the link to Volume 5 and replaced the 5 with a six.

https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-06/
here's the link to make it clicky for others.

Mahalo,
howlinowl

M

On 2016-11-15 06:01, howlinowl wrote:
Uuuhhhh.....you forgot the link to Volume 6. It's ok, I just copied the link to Volume 5 and replaced the 5 with a six.

https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-06/
here's the link to make it clicky for others.

Mahalo,
howlinowl

Thank you very much!

M

Hey, everyone!

Here is Exotica Tropicana episode #7: https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-07/

My collection of digital vintage exotica has now more than 1000 tracks, so it's not easy to select a good playlist for each episode. I try the best I can and I hope you like it!

Tracklist:

  1. "Aloha Oe/Hawaiian Paradise" by Leo Addeo
  2. "Baia" by Martin Denny
  3. "Slave Ship" by Les Baxter
  4. "Blue Tango" by Terry Snyder
  5. "August Bells" by Martin Denny
  6. "Aloha Oe" by Arthur Lyman
  7. "Lord, What a Morning" by Les Baxter
  8. "Tie Me Donkey" by George Shearing
  9. "Across The Sea" by Chick Floyd
  10. "That Old Black Magic" by Robert Maxwell
  11. "Dites-Moi" by Martin Denny
  12. "Shou Condor (Giant Condor)" by Yma Sumac
  13. "It Happened In Monterey" by Xavier Cugat
  14. "The Peanut Vendor" by Esquivel
  15. "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" by Esquivel
  16. "Pagan Love Song" by Werner Müller
  17. "Lopaka's Beat" by Warren Barker
  18. "Rhumba Rhapsody" by Warren Barker
  19. "Amazon Paddle Boat" by Esquivel
  20. "Bali Ha'i" by Sondi Sodsai
  21. "Bali Ha'i" by Martin Denny

Great weekend, everyone!

M

Hey, everyone!

After a long hiatus, here is my new episode of Exotica Tropicana:
https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-08/

Tracklist:

  1. "Come Away With Me Now" by Alex Keack
  2. "Iolani" by Milt Raskin
  3. "Kalua" by Martin Denny
  4. "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" by Gene Rains
  5. "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish" by Martin Denny
  6. "Hawaiian War Chant" by Frank Chacksfield
  7. "Pieces Of Eight" by Paul Page
  8. "Miserlou" by Tommy Morgan & The Warren Barker Orchestra
  9. "Gates Of Heaven (Traditional Japanese Court Ceremonial)" by Andre Kostelanetz
  10. "Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Has Plenty Papaya" by Alfred Apaka
  11. "Autumn Leaves" by The Islanders
  12. "Theme From Exodus" by Gene Rains
  13. "Sweet Leilani" by Andre Kostelanetz
  14. "Thoughts Of Love" by Webley Edwards
  15. "Lotus Land" by Andre Kostelanetz
  16. "Late At Night" by Chick Floyd
  17. "Moon Of Manakoora" by Frank Chacksfield
  18. "Shojoji" by Paul Mark
  19. "Avenue Des Francais (Azzeynou Ezzeynou)" by Ron Goodwin
  20. "Jungle Bells" by John McFarland
  21. "Mganga" by Tak Shindo

I hope you like it. Aloha!

M

Hello, everyone! Here is another episode of Exotica Tropicana:
https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-09/

Tracklist:

  1. "Primitiva" by Martin Denny
  2. "Kawohiku Kapulani" by Chick Floyd
  3. "I Will Remember You" by Alfred Apaka
  4. "Sondi" by Sondi Sodsai
  5. "A Taste Of Honey" by Les Baxter
  6. "Wakare No Isochidori" by Paul Mark
  7. "Fascination" by Arthur Lyman
  8. "Blue Hawaii" by Webley Edwards
  9. "The Lamp Is Low" by Tak Shindo
  10. "Japanese Sandman" by Axel Stordahl
  11. "Love Theme From The World Of Suzie Wong" by Gene Rains
  12. "The Girl Behind the Bamboo Curtain" by Les Baxter
  13. "There's Still A Lot Of Steam In Kilawea" by Chick Floyd
  14. "Te Manu Pakarua (The Birds of Pukarua)" by Arthur Lyman
  15. "Forbidden Island" by Martin Denny
  16. "Bogota" by Ahmad Jamal
  17. "Now is the Hour" by George Cates
  18. "Cumana" by Martin Denny
  19. "Tropical" by Arthur Lyman
  20. "Salome's Veils" by Sonny Lester
  21. "Congo Train" by Martin Denny
  22. "Trade Winds" by Phil Moore

I hope you like it. Aloha!

M

Hello, everyone! Here is another mix of Exotica Tropicana:
https://www.mixcloud.com/mrzahta/exotica-tropicana-10/

Tracklist:

  1. "Arab Dance" by 101 Strings
  2. "Ay Ay Ay" by Morton Gould
  3. "One Note Samba" by Morton Gould
  4. "Poinciana" by Xavier Cugat
  5. "Arak and Tabouli (Hat Aljarra)" by Ron Goodwin
  6. "To Ryan Se" by Paul Mark
  7. "Fantasy" by Esquivel
  8. "Scheherezade" by Markko Polo Adventurers
  9. "Turkana" Love Dance (Kenya) by Stanley Wilson
  10. "The Games" by Les Baxter
  11. "The Bamboo is Bending" by Axel Stordahl
  12. "Akaka Falls" by Webley Edwards
  13. "Moonlight In Paradise" by The Surfmen
  14. "Oasis Of Dakhla" by Les Baxter
  15. "Star Dreams" by Les Baxter
  16. "Tahiti Les Tropiques" by Chick Floyd
  17. "Stranger In Paradise" by Percy Faith
  18. "Orchid Lagoon" by The Surfmen
  19. "No Place To Go" by Tak Shindo
  20. "Coco" by Les Baxter

I hope you like it. Aloha!

H
Hamo posted on Tue, Sep 3, 2019 9:55 PM
M

Hello everyone! I haven't done any new Exotica Tropicana mix for a while, but I'm planning on creating new mixes soon. I'd like to know if anyone is interested in these mixes. My digital collection of Exotica and Exotica-related tunes has grown quite a bit, and it would be nice to share my passion about this genre again. Let me know if you'd like to see new mixes coming from me. :)

I know I am!

I've only stumbled upon your work today, for the first time, and have since listened to the first 3 mixes in a row. Fascinating! Very nice work.

Thanks a lot!

Thank you! I am thinking about creating new mixes soon.

[ Edited by mrzahta on 2022-08-01 06:57:14 ]

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