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Martin Denny

LP Blue $27
  • Lagoon Blue Color Vinyl
  • First Time Reissued on Jackpot Records
  • 9/10 – All Music Guide


Originally released in 1958, Primitiva is a rhythmically rich and inimitably exotic Martin Denny experience. Reissued by Jackpot Records on limited edition ocean blur vinyl, Primitiva highlights the burgeoning sound of ’50s exotica music, with Denny’s diverse soundscape ranging from vibraphones
and marimbas to Burmese gongs and Buddhist prayer bowls. This third outing from the father of
exotica shines in style with stand-out tracks like “Burma Train”, “M’Gambo Mambo”, and “Jamaica
Farewell” spanning from the Caribbean coast to the South Pacific islands, and beyond. Pairing perfectly
with beachside Mai Tais and ornamental umbrellas, Primitiva is a hallmark of the mid-century’s lounge
music fascination and is replete with animal cries, pulsing percussion, and enough groovy goodness to keep it a mainstay of your rotation.

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Burma Train  
  • 2 Kalua  
  • 3 M'Gambo Mambo  Buddhist Bells  M'Bira  
  • 4 Flamingo
  • 5 Llama Serenade (Peruvian Llama Song)
  • 6 Akaka Falls  
  • 7 Bangkok Cockfight  
  • 8 Mau Mau  
  • 9 Dites Moi  
  • 10 Jamaica Farewell