Here’s some more recent hits on the delicado network:

Xavier Cugat – Soul Sauce (I thought I had all of his hip late 60s albums, but this one (Dance Party) has eluded me)

Cozy Cole – Topsy, part 2 (winning late 50s instrumental 45)

Tammi Terrell – Sinner’s Devotion (obscure early Bacharach number in the style of the Shirelles’ ‘Baby it’s you’)

Scatman Crothers – Ghost Riders In The Sky (it’s the guy from The Shining! Thanks, Dana Countryman)

Jackie and Roy – Turnpike (Very cool minimalist jazzy hi-hat-driven scat)

Janko Nilovic – Vocal Interventions (A theme he has used a lot on his library records, this time enhanced by some nice male/female scat vocals)

The Gimmicks – Boink (Groovy and percussive Brazilian style scat from Sweden)

Lill Lindfors – Upp Genom Himlen (Incredibly cool Swedish version of Upa Neguinho with a mindblowing scat intro)

Claudette Soares and Jongo Trio – Canto de Ossanha (cool live version with talking)

Ed Lincoln – Leçon de baion (Ed liked to speak French over his records. It sounds cool)

Nara Leão – Corrida de jangada (bizarre version of this classic; it starts off moody with a bare, slow rhythm and then cheers up after 25 seconds)

Laurindo Almeida – The girl from ipanema (I’m not usually too crazy about ‘Ipanema’ covers, but this is cool to me because of its organ sound and the fact that the melody is whistled!)

Conjunto Sambacana – Moca (tasty harpsichord/beat/group vocals version of this Adolfo-Gaspar classic)

Gerad Calvi – Obelix Samba (nice french bossa-easy instrumental that I know nothing about)

O Grupo – Sa Marina (always great to hear more versions of this song)

Greetje Kauffeld – Day by day (slow and groovy version of another perennial favorite by a Dutch eurovision singer)

Antonio Adolfo/Brazuca – Pela Cidade (slow burning Brazilian pop)

Evinha – Agora (a nice dramatic late 60s Brazilian pop number with a Marcos Valle-style piano intro)

Isabelle Aubret – La Ville Est La’ (very cool version of ‘mas que nada’ in French from 1971)

Dusty Springfield – In The Land Of Make Believe (Dusty sings Bacharach)

The Isley Brothers – Make it easy on yourself (amazing version with additional/alternate lyrics and bizarre operatic backing vocals)

Gene Pitney – The Fool Killer (an unusual Bacharach number)

Jenny Luna – Non Mi Pentirò (it’s ‘walk on by’ in Italian! from Mo’Plen Bacharach)

Catherine Spaak – L’ Ora Dell’ Addio (‘knowing when to leave’ in Italian from the same compilation)

Dave Pell Singers – Laughing (from the mah-na mah-na album, which also features possibly the grooviest track in history, ‘Oh Calcultta’)

Francis Lai – Le Voyou (a nice Morricone-style Francis Lai film number from the early 1970s)

Jonathan Richman – Down In Bermuda (I was looking for a version of the Bell Sisters’ ‘Bermuda’, but found this bizarre but fun track instead)

The Surfmen – Moon Over Manakoora (nice budget exotica featuring Alvino Rey (RIP))

The Sandpipers – Never can say Goodbye (it doesn’t quite match Percy Faith’s version, but it’s a nice soft-pop take on the song)

Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (this really is an incredibly powerful track. My brother recommended it at Musical Taste. Marc Almond sounds so vulnerable, and the chorus just floors me)

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