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"The King of Space Age Pop...Esquivel's use of stereo recording is
Esquivel was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and
films and widely considered the king of a style of late 1950s-early 1960s quirky
instrumental pop known today as lounge music. RCA contracted with Esquivel in
late 1957 and brought him to record in Hollywood in early 1958. He was given
five hours of studio time to record the album "Other Worlds, Other Sounds."
His orchestration tended toward the very lush, employing novel instrumental
combinations, such as Chinese bells, mariachi bands, whistling, and numerous
percussion instruments, blended with orchestra, mixed chorus, and his own
heavily-ornamented piano style. The chorus was called upon to sing only nonsense
syllables, most famously "zu-zu" and "pow!"
The period cover of "Other Worlds, Other Sounds" says it all...like the woman
in red dancing on a moonscape, this 1958 long-player was all about fantasy.
And Esquivel, wasn't afraid to fantasize about his instrumentation nor the new
audio sound known as "stereophonic or Hi Fi." At the time Esquivel was using
this new tech to its fullest by arranging the music in a unique manner as well
as considering right channel-left channel. Voices ring back and forth between
speakers, horns explode out of nowhere, and piano sounds cascade out of the
stereo. This is what hi-fi was all about. It is seamless, quite enjoyable and
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2. Begin The Beguine
3. Night And Day
1. That Old Black Magic
2. Nature Boy
3. Magic Is The Moonlight (Te quiero dijiste)
4. Speak Low
6. It Had To Be You