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Eden Ahbez - Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez Album

Tracklist

1Eden AhbezThe Clam Man2:23
2Eartha KittHey Jacque2:36
3The Talbot BrothersNature Boy2:40
4Eden AhbezIndia2:21
5Nat King ColeLand Of Love (Come My Love And Live With Me)3:14
6The Ray Anthony OrchestraPalm Springs2:31
7Arthur LymanEden's Island2:02
8Eden Ahbez And John Harris Overcomers Of The World4:15
9Mort Wise & The Wisemen With Rocky Holman Wild Boy2:04
10Nature Boy & FriendsSurfer John2:28
11Eden AhbezUmgowah1:46
12Eden AhbezChild Of Nature2:27
13Eden Ahbez And John Harris With Paul HornMonterey2:43
14Eden AhbezAnna Was Mine (Demo Version)3:24

Credits

  • CoverTomas Ives
  • Lacquer Cut ByHL
  • Mastered ByMarcus Heumann
  • ProducerBrian Chidester
  • Written-ByEden Ahbez, Wayne Shanklin (tracks: A6)

Notes

● Hippie #1
● 14 rare/unreleased recordings
● Guest appearances by Paul Horn, Eartha Kitt, and more.
● 180 gram vinyl.
● Fully annotated, with never before seen pictures.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 5 397102 180187
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BG27562-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BG27562-01 B1 HL
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 05197

Companies

  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BG27562
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bear Family Productions Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Bear Family Productions Ltd.

Video

Eden Ahbez - Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez Album

Performer: Eden Ahbez

Title: Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez

Country: Germany

Release date: 2016

Label: Bear Family Records

Style: Folk, Pacific, Easy Listening

Catalog: BAF 18018

Genre: Jazz / Pop / Country & Folk

Size MP3: 2902 mb

Size FLAC: 1771 mb

Rating: 4.7 / 5

Votes: 296

Record source: Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Related to Eden Ahbez - Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez

Helldor
I primarily know Eden Ahbez from his incredibly rare album (until reissued on CD) Eden’s Island which is a mix of Martin Denny style Exotica, Beat style poetry with flute music, and a couple of Caribbean style pop tunes thrown in as was the standard at the time. Eden’s Island was a lost masterpiece and stands alone as an epic opus of innovative Exotica. His song “Eden’s Island” as done by Arthur Lyman is one of my all time favorite Exotica tunes. Lyman propels the tune with a repeating sonic beat that is almost psychedelic. It is heavily laden with bird/jungle calls and various percussion that increases in volume and quickly takes you deep into the jungle but with a little bit of a foreboding feeling like heading up the river to Kurtz’ Vietnam outpost. But before our arrival the tune fades out. (whew, that was a close one!)There is another lp released by Brian Chidester that bridges the gap between the Exotica collection of Eden’s Island and Eden’s broader connection to the music industry circa 1948-1964. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” collects four unreleased Ahbez tracks from the Eden’s Island era 1956-1964 as well as two rare 78rpm tracks from Nature Boy Orchestra (Eden’s band) circa 1950/51. These are more akin to the Eden’s Island tunes. The rest of that lp is other Beat-era and Exotica-era and early Rock n Roll/Pop artists covering or paying homage to Eden. All tracks are extremely rare and all are cherry-picked as the best extra-Eden tracks out there. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” sets the stage for “Wild Boy”This carefully and extensively researched compilation culls covers by top notch mainstream artists juxtaposed with unreleased Eden recordings. What might sound like a mixed bag is actually more like a chronological, musical non-fiction novel about Eden Ahbez. While Eden was writing hundreds of songs and performing live and making recordings in various styles, his songs were also being picked up by popular artists like Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt who recorded with a more polished mainstream style. There are also some early rock n roll style recordings here. Eden’s professionally recordings often end up as Novelty Pop records such as “Child of Nature” and “The Clam Man” but if you read between the lines and listen to the lyrics it is pretty eye-opening that he is singing about Eastern-religion-style and pre-hippie philosophies about being at one with the planet Earth.All of this is explained in the lengthy liner notes inside the lp along with a few choice photos that establish Eden as a founding father of Southern California mystic/psychedelic music.
Helldor
I primarily know Eden Ahbez from his incredibly rare album (until reissued on CD) Eden’s Island which is a mix of Martin Denny style Exotica, Beat style poetry with flute music, and a couple of Caribbean style pop tunes thrown in as was the standard at the time. Eden’s Island was a lost masterpiece and stands alone as an epic opus of innovative Exotica. His song “Eden’s Island” as done by Arthur Lyman is one of my all time favorite Exotica tunes. Lyman propels the tune with a repeating sonic beat that is almost psychedelic. It is heavily laden with bird/jungle calls and various percussion that increases in volume and quickly takes you deep into the jungle but with a little bit of a foreboding feeling like heading up the river to Kurtz’ Vietnam outpost. But before our arrival the tune fades out. (whew, that was a close one!)There is another lp released by Brian Chidester that bridges the gap between the Exotica collection of Eden’s Island and Eden’s broader connection to the music industry circa 1948-1964. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” collects four unreleased Ahbez tracks from the Eden’s Island era 1956-1964 as well as two rare 78rpm tracks from Nature Boy Orchestra (Eden’s band) circa 1950/51. These are more akin to the Eden’s Island tunes. The rest of that lp is other Beat-era and Exotica-era and early Rock n Roll/Pop artists covering or paying homage to Eden. All tracks are extremely rare and all are cherry-picked as the best extra-Eden tracks out there. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” sets the stage for “Wild Boy”This carefully and extensively researched compilation culls covers by top notch mainstream artists juxtaposed with unreleased Eden recordings. What might sound like a mixed bag is actually more like a chronological, musical non-fiction novel about Eden Ahbez. While Eden was writing hundreds of songs and performing live and making recordings in various styles, his songs were also being picked up by popular artists like Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt who recorded with a more polished mainstream style. There are also some early rock n roll style recordings here. Eden’s professionally recordings often end up as Novelty Pop records such as “Child of Nature” and “The Clam Man” but if you read between the lines and listen to the lyrics it is pretty eye-opening that he is singing about Eastern-religion-style and pre-hippie philosophies about being at one with the planet Earth.All of this is explained in the lengthy liner notes inside the lp along with a few choice photos that establish Eden as a founding father of Southern California mystic/psychedelic music.
Mamuro
This is a wonderful listen. Thanks Brian Chidester for making this happen. Too hip!
Mamuro
This is a wonderful listen. Thanks Brian Chidester for making this happen. Too hip!
Gerceytone
the guy that put together this compilation (and who's close to finishing his documentary on Eden that we are all waiting for)
Gerceytone
the guy that put together this compilation (and who's close to finishing his documentary on Eden that we are all waiting for)
Lilegha
indeed, but could clarify please, who is Brian Chidester?
Lilegha
indeed, but could clarify please, who is Brian Chidester?