that I recommend you visit:
Not only is the site itself great to look at, but it features a
fantastic album cover
section and impressive Les Baxter museum. Visit the Cocktail
Nation page for
dozens of links to related sites.
A showcase of thrift store record finds with a great selection
of odd, funny and
sometimes scary album cover images. Most images include commentary
by the site
Space Age Pop Standards Page
Look up your favorite arrangers, composers or performers and read
their careers. Extremely useful and interesting.
and Strange Music! Magazine
Billed as "America's Wackiest Music Magazine," this cleverly
written and designed
publication is filled with information about pop music's (mostly)
unsung heroes and
their craft. Extensive CD reviews, full color album cover
spreads and excellent
feature articles make it appealing to any fan of unusual music.
Cool and Strange Music Magazine's Friendly Persuasion online radio. Music
to "stimulate and invigorate," carefully chosen by Mr. Otis
F. Odder. Also be sure to visit the
Land and the rest of The Interstellar
Retro Cocktail Hour
Enjoy the lush sound of Space Age Pop with this weekly show originating
radio. Thrill to colorful album cover images while listening
to current or past programs
through the magic of streaming Real Audio.
SwankRadio features a streaming webcast of music recorded directly
original records; no CDs here! Throw in a bunch of high resolution
scans, cocktail recipes and helpful party tips and you've got a
pretty swank site.
If it has anything to do with exotica, easy listening, lounge or
otherwise unusual music
you'll find it being discussed here.
Guides to record stores around the world as well as a comprehensive
and biography of "The Mambo King"
The official Les Baxter website, this is a superb and fitting tribute
to the undisputed
master of exotica.
Smooth... and fashionable! Named after a Mayan king, this is a fun and
beautifully arranged amalgam of early '70s advertising imagery.
A place for anyone to write reviews of their favorite songs and read reviews
by others. Search for old LPs, listen to sound samples, compare notes
with other fans, expand your musical knowledge.
"...a repository for really good, journalistic pop culture
writing." And a fantastic
Tons of great articles and album reviews for vinyl lovers of all
site for those of us who measure space and time by vinyl."