• the britxotica! box - three amazing albums of primitive pop and savage jazz from the wild british isles!  (3 CD boxed set, £14.50)

    label: trunk

    All three killer Britxotica! LPs now available as a three CD box set! That’s 48 super rare and extraordinary exotic British masterpieces over three genre-defining albums! Britxotica! (pronounced “Britzotica”) neatly describes an odd and yet undocumented pre-Beatles British musical scene where famed UK composers as well as unknown singers and bandleaders threw convention on holiday and went wild wild wild! For this very special box set we have gathered the first three AMAZING, groundbreaking Britxotica! albums. Thought up and put together by legendary “Smashing” DJ and co-creator of The Sound Gallery Martin Green and maverick collector Jonny Trunk, here are 48 incredible, unusual, inspiring and super rare British tracks set across these three magical and very different albums. Each CD is in a slipcase – a mini replica of the original vinyl LPs. And as well as these three genre-defining albums, you will find an eight page booklet with comprehensive notes about the artists, bandleaders and all our forgotten Britxotica! stars. TRACKLISTINGS: BRITXOTICA! 1) African Waltz- Lyn Cornell 2) Jungle Drums – Ted Heath 3) Poinciana – Allan Bruce 4) Bahama Rumba – Rawicz and Landauer 5) Follow Me – Lucille Mapp 6) Taboo – Sounds Incorporated 7) Run Joe – Nadia Cattouse 8) Street of a Thousand Bongos – Brian Fahey 9) Zambezi – Tony Mansell and Johnny Dankworth 10) Ritual Blues – Reg Owen 11) The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God – Harry H Corbett 12) Take My Lips – Laurie Johnson Orchestra 13) A Night of Adventure – Edmundo Ros 14) Cha cha cha Calypso – Maxine Daniels 15) Cerveza – Cherry Wainer 16) The Hat – Jerry Allen / BRITXOTICA! GOES EAST 1) Sphinx Won’t Tell – Beverley Sisters 2) Yashmak – Chico Arnez 3) Caravan – Stanley Black 4) Four Beats To The Casbah - Johnny Keating And The Z Men 5) Persian Twist – Charles Blackwell 6) Baghdad Bazaar – Philip Green And His Mayfair Orchestra 7) Sheik Or Morocco – Kenny Day 8) Marrakesh – Tony Osbourne 9) Climb Up The Wall – Yana 10) Miserlou – Stanley Black 11) Delilah’s Theme – Johnny Keating Kombo 12) Call Of The Casbah – Laurie Johnson 13) Lonely One – Roy Tierney 14) Turkish Coffee – Tony Osborne 15) Kazoo – Reg Owen 16) The Sultan Of Bezaaz – Ray Ellington / TROPICAL BRITXOTICA! 1) Mangoes – Lucille Mapp 2) Hawaiian Honeymoon – Frank Weir 3) Coral Reef – The Sound of Ed White 4) Tropical Mirage – Ron Goodwin 5) Heatwave – Geoff Love 6) An Occasional Man – Marion Ryan 7) Summertime – Edmundo Ros 8) Dreamride – Dick Katz 9) Run See Jerusalem - George Melly and Kenny Graham 10) Green Eyes – International 'Pops' All Stars 11) Milk from the Coconut – Johnny Gentle 12) Haitian Ritual – Ted Heath feat.Kenny Graham 13) Stormy Weather – Betty Smith and the Malcolm Lockyer Group 14) Quiet Village – Martinas and his Music 15) Hawaii – Norrie Paramor 16) On Treasure Island – Lucille Mapp


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