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Les Baxter

Les Baxter was a member of Mel Torme's Meltones, a film score and television theme composer, and even the leader of a folk ensemble. However, the multi-talented composer/arranger/conductor is best known for being one of the creators of the "exotica" sound. By fusing Polynesian rhythms and instrumentation with slick orchestral arrangements, Baxter gave rise to a hip, swanky, less cerebral variation of jazz that appealed to the lounge and bachelor-pad set of the 1950s and '60s. The exotica movement… Show more

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The Switchblade Sisters (1975)
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
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Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
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House of Usher (1960)
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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
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The Big Doll House
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