Vintage Tropicalia

Tropicalia, exotica, calypso, tiki, mambo, bossa nova, and on. Of the mid-century variety. Smoother than rough.


  1. Jungle Madness by Martin Denny on Ultra-Lounge/Mondo Exotica: Volume One (Capitol)
  2. Hypnotique by Martin Denny on Ultra-Lounge/Mondo Exotica: Volume One (Capitol)
  3. Simba by Les Baxter on Ultra-Lounge/Mondo Exotica: Volume One (Capitol)
  4. Deep Night by Terry Snyder on Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 17: Bongoland (Capitol)
  5. Baia by Bill Perkins on Ultra-Lounge/Bossa Novaville, Vol. 14 (Capitol)
  6. Agua de Beber by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on Herb Alpert Presents (Verve)
  7. Eden's Cove by Eden Ahbez on Eden's Island (Moi J'Connais Records)
  8. O Morro Nao Tem Vez by Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa on Verve Jazz Masters 13: Antonio Carlos Jobim (Verve)
  9. Exotica by Martin Denny on The Essential Masters (Burning Fire)
  10. Theme From by The Ventures on Hawaii Five-O (Capitol)
  11. Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones on Big Band Bossa Nova (Verve)
  12. A Felicidade by Les Baxter on The Colors of Brazil - African Blue (GNP Crescendo)
  13. Soul Guajira by Herbie Mann on Bossa Nova Ecstasy (Stardust)
  14. Black Orchid by Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri on El Sonido Nuevo (Verve)
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  16. Polynesian Village Love Theme by The Tikiyaki Orchestra on Aloha, Baby! (Future Primitive)
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  18. Akaka Falls by The Kawaiahao Church Choir on Hawaii Aloha (Mahalo)
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  20. Dr. No's Fantasy by Elliott Fisher on Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 17: Bongoland (Capitol)
  21. Chihuahua by Luis Oliviera & His Bandodalua Boys on Mondo Exotica - Cuba, Vol. 2 (MVE)
  22. Mini Skirt by Esquivel on Esquivel 1968 (Copyright Control)
  23. Volare Cha Cha by Enoch Light and The Light Brigade on Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's (Sinetone)
  24. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans by Van Alexander and His Orchestra on Ultra-Lounge/Mambo Fever Vol. Two (Capitol)
  25. Curacao by Cal Tjader on Latin Jazz (U-5)
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  27. Beach Samba by Astrud Gilberto & Perry Ribero on Latin Jazz Lounge (U-5)
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  29. Sandunga by Dave Pike on Latin Jazz (U-5)
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  31. Surfin' Luau by Annette Funicello on Annette's Beach Party (Rapier)
  32. Carnival Proclamation by Lord Melody on Calypso With Lord Melody Vol. 1 (Rapier)
  33. Orinoco by Robert Drasnin on Voodoo! (Dionysus)
  34. Guaglione by Machito Orchestra on The Collection (U-5)
  35. Congo Mulence by Machito on Kenya (Parlophone)
  36. Moonlight In Rio by Luiz Bonfa on Latin Jazz Lounge (U-5)
  37. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado on Big Hits by Prado (Marathon Media)
  38. Ti Garcon by Ibo Combo on Haiti Direct (Strut)