I can’t possibly let this Songs of Summer List go incomplete without at least one classic exotica track; I figure if I’m only going to include one, I might as well use the song that gave its name to an entire movement of kitschy music.
Some songs don’t even need lyrics to evoke the perfect summer mood. Some of my very favorite summery songs are instrumentals, and here’s the first one to show up on my Songs of Summer Extravaganza (or Experiment in Patience, maybe.)
Exotica music legend Robert Drasnin has passed away at age 87. Now, I know, he’s not exactly a household name. But aficionados of exotica, space-age pop, bachelor pad, lounge music, or whatever you want to call it, will now the name.