Various Artists: Popcorn Exotica: R&B Soul 50s & 60s

Various Artists: Popcorn Exotica: R&B Soul 50s & 60s
Title: Popcorn Exotica: R&B Soul 50s & 60s
Label: Croydon Municipal

On Bob Stanley's label, following up the acclaimed Popcorn Girls ("this enchanting... enlightening collection is an indispensable window on a rarely celebrated scene" - The Arts Desk) here is a truly exotic mix of soul R&B doo wop and atmospheric instrumentals. This is Croydon Municipal's third retrospective of the Popcorn scene that has run parallel to Northern Soul since it's inception in Europe in 1969. It's a delicious and unique blend of sounds from the US, France, Italy based around a moody, shuffling cha cha beat that has recently developed an international following on the mod and soul scenes.

1.1 Call of the Jungle - Carl Stevens
1.2 The Riddle of the Papawhos - Danny Staton
1.3 Coccodrillo - Ornella Vanoni
1.4 Forbidden Island - the Islanders
1.5 Pu-Chun-Ga - Elena Madera
1.6 Time Ole Story - Gary Us Bonds
1.7 Angelina - Eddie Calvert
1.8 Arabia - the Delcos
1.9 Maintenant Il Telephone - Gillian Hills
1.10 Voodoo Drums - Les Elgart
1.11 Amici Miei - Don Powell
1.12 Umbe - Jack Medell
1.13 Ahbe Casabe - Marti Barris
1.14 Tout Les Gens - Sylvie Vartan
1.15 Cafe Bohemian - the Enchanters
1.16 Cat Walk - Jack Costanzo
1.17 Little Indian Girl - Billy ; the Moonlighters
1.18 The Web - Abie 'Available' Baker
1.19 Un P'tit Beguin - Caterina Valente
1.20 Tabou - the Jokers
1.21 On a Tropical Island - Anna Valentino
1.22 Take My Lips - Mr Acker Bilk

Various Artists: Popcorn Exotica: R&B Soul 50s & 60s

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