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The Best Of Les Baxter [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Les BaxterAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 20, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Special Products
  • ASIN: B00000DGKZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,866 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Baxter October 19, 2000
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I remember this wonderful Les Baxter instrumental album from the early 1970's when I was employed as an image announcer at a Beautiful Music radio station in Houston, KODA AM/FM. Although there is a number of outstanding cuts on this disc, my favorite will always be the "Medic" theme. "Medic" was the first of television's doctor/hospital drama series, and it featured Richard Boone, who was later to star in the long-running western series "Paladin". The "Medic" theme had another title - "Blue Star". This is what I feel is the centerpiece of this totally wonderful album. It is brim-full of romantic passion and pathos, and it really plays on your heart-strings. This album is a collection of some of the finest and best-arranged themes from that wonderful era of what was then called "beautiful music" radio. As a veteran of that broadcast medium, I whole-heartedly recommend "The Best of Baxter."
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool feel good music November 16, 1998
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The master Les Baxter, no one does arrangements like him
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sickly-sweet, over-orchestrated bilge November 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I dimly remembered some of these tunes from my childhood, so I thought I'd give this disc a shot. I guess Baxter's arrangements were OK in their time, but that time is long gone. Unless you like your music WAY overblown, with over-the-top instrumentals and sighing choruses, skip this one.
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