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Les Baxter – Balinese Bongos

Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 17: Bongo Land.

Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer.

Baxter, alongside Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman, is celebrated as one of the progenitors of exotica music. In his 1996 appreciation for Wired magazine, writer David Toop wrote that Baxter “offered package tours in sound, selling tickets to sedentary tourists who wanted to stroll around some taboo emotions before lunch, view a pagan ceremony, go wild in the sun or conjure a demon, all without leaving home hi-fi comforts in the white suburbs.”

Les Baxter has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6314 Hollywood Blvd.

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2 thoughts on “Les Baxter – Balinese Bongos

  1. Splendid! And let’s not forget Terry Snyder either =)

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