Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Jewel Of The Sea - Les Baxter
Capitol Records T 1537 (monophonic)
Available by digital download so I will not be posting a sample.
Wonderful cover with music that takes you down into the depths looking for the "jewel". Great stuff.
Baxter produces the "exotica" sound or "mood" with instruments sans sound effects like bird calls.
The song "Jewels Of The Sea" was composed originally by Les Baxter as "Katia's Theme" for the American International picture, Black Sunday. This is interesting, at least to me, because Black Sunday is a well thought of Italian horror film by Mario Bava. Apparently Baxter scored the movie for the U.S. release. I now need to go find a copy of that film!