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Les Baxter - Baxter's Best mp3 download Performer: Les Baxter
Album: Baxter's Best
Country: US
Style: Space-Age, Easy Listening
Size MP3: 1201 mb.
Size FLAC: 1556 mb.
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 309

Leslie Thompson Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer. After working as an arranger and composer for swing bands, he developed his own style of easy listening music, known as exotica. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College.

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His 1950 album, "Music Out of the Moon," featured the theremin and was probably the best-selling theremin album of all time-and also founded the "space" school of exotica. In 1951, he did the same for the "jungle" school of exotica with his landmark "Ritual of the Savage" LP, for which he wrote the theme song of exotica: "Quiet Village.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Poor People Of Paris
Written-By – Marguerite Monnot, Rene Rouzaud*
A2 Because Of You
Written-By – Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson
A3 Blue Tango
Written-By – Leroy Anderson
A4 Lonely Wine
Written-By – Roy Wells
A5 April In Portugal
Written-By – Raul Ferrão*
A6 Unchained Melody
Written-By – Alex North, Hy Zaret
B1 Quiet Village
Written-By – Les Baxter
B2 If You've Forgotten Me
Written-By – Frederic Ebb*, Paul E. Giasson
B3 Blue Star (Medic Theme)
Written-By – Victor Young
B4 I Love Paris (From "Can Can")
Written-By – Cole Porter
B5 The High And The Mighty
Written-By – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
B6 Wake The Town And Tell The People
Written-By – Jerry Livingston, Sammy Gallop

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.


  • Piano – Les Baxter

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): T1-1388-N7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): T2-1388-N12
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (T1-1388)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (T2-1388)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DT-1388 Les Baxter Baxter's Best ‎(LP, Comp, Duo) Capitol Records DT-1388 US 1960
CDP-591218 Les Baxter Baxter's Best ‎(CD, Comp, Club, RE) Capitol Records CDP-591218 US 1989
T-1388 Les Baxter Baxter's Best ‎(LP, Comp, Scr) Capitol Records T-1388 US 1960
DT 1388 Les Baxter Baxter's Best ‎(LP, Comp, RE, Duo) Capitol Records, Starline DT 1388 US 1966
SM-1388 Les Baxter Baxter's Best ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Capitol Records SM-1388 US 1984