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The Sonny Lester Orchestra
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Exotica by The Sonny Lester Orchestra


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All Artists: The Sonny Lester Orchestra
Title: Exotica
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: LRC Ltd.
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 4/13/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 046172610524, 829569074969


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Exotica by The Sonny Lester Orchestra

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It's awful! It's wonderful!
Mark Schildberg | Houston, TX USA | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is truly music born in another place and time. To describe itself as "sensuous" is to use some definition of the word that I'm not aware of. When I played this disc for a friend, he collapsed on the floor laughing, saying it was the least-sensuous music he had ever heard. And yet, it is all expertly played and arranged, trying to evoke images of Arabia or other non-Western locales. It is very much the cocktail-lounge brand of music that was so popular in the Fifties and Sixties. The sexual revolution made this sort of thing obsolete, and now it's a quaint reminder of what society used to think risque. But try not to giggle at an instrumentation of xylophone, Hammond organ and trombones."