Technicolor Paradise - Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
Holy shit, where have you been all my life? Numero Group is known for their amazing compilations of long lost obscure music, be it soul, power pop, or more, and earlier this year, the label released a big ol' collection of exotica, the much maligned genre from a half century or more ago that probably soundtracked the imbibing of many a backyard pina colada party. Moving and grooving through strands of surf rock, lounge, jazz, psychedelia, and easy listening, "Technicolor Paradise - Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights," is instantly hooky, a wonderful collection of unknowns that's only a little cheesy. I love it. And it's sure to be a wonderful companion to the "Unusual Sounds" library music compilation from Anthology a couple months ago. Dig all over these old tunes. Stream the whole thing (54 songs!) below and order it here or here.