I'm looking for Livingstone. My name is Stanley.
February 12, 2008 9:58 PM Subscribe
Dark Continent music: I have this archetype in my head of lounge/jazz/big band music from the 40s and 50s that drew upon stereotypes of african adventure. Exotica definitely. Please help me find some!
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I want to say Dizzy Gillespie's 'Afro' but that's not right. It's close, but I am looking for more relaxing, 'down tempo' (can you use that term for old music? I think ESL copyrighted it back in '99), and pre-written I think. I feel like some old Looney Tunes cartoons were very close to the mark in terms of style. I feel like I got this urge after being in a tiki bar, so definitely some overlap in style there, of americanized perceptions of exotica. Artists/CDs/Comps, anything.