LES BAXTER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1957 - HFSID 27143
Sale Price $180.00
Signed autograph note thanking radio/TV host George Sanders for "being faithful to exotic music"
Autograph Note signed: "Thank you George/for being faithful to/to [sic] exotic music from 'Music Out of the Moon'/to 'Ports of Pleasure/Les Baxter", 1 page, 8x6 album page. Captioned b/w newspaper photo affixed. Dated (unknown hand): "October 16th, 1957". Les Baxter (1922-1996) was a concert pianist and pop singer before finding his true calling as a conductor and arranger. His orchestra scored hit singles in the mid-1950s: "Unchained Melody," "Wake the Town and Tell the People," and "The Poor People of Paris". He composed the theme song to TV's Lassie, and arranged film scores as diverse as Beach Party and The Dunwich Horror. He composed music for theme parks. Throughout his music career, Baxter championed the exotic music movement, "packaged tours in sound" which would permit suburbanites to feel taboo emotions and view pagan ceremonies without leaving the comfort of their living rooms. Music of the Moon (1947) and Ports of Pleasure (1957) were theme albums in this genre. Toned. Left edge frayed from previous binding. Multiple staple holes at lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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