Eden AHBEZ - Eden's Island and Beyond

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Widely perceived as California's prototype Hippie, the enigmatic, eternally-cool EDEN AHBEZ was an occasional songwriter and musician, who suddenly shot to fame in 1948 when Nat King Cole topped the US charts with 'Nature Boy', a song he'd written a year or so earlier.

He subsequently became a cult figure, who continued to write and produce, sporadically, in a wide range of musical styles, throughout the 1950s.

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Widely perceived as California's prototype Hippie, the enigmatic, eternally-cool EDEN AHBEZ was an occasional songwriter and musician, who suddenly shot to fame in 1948 when Nat King Cole topped the US charts with 'Nature Boy', a song he'd written a year or so earlier.

He subsequently became a cult figure, who continued to write and produce, sporadically, in a wide range of musical styles, throughout the 1950s.

In 1960 he recorded a one-off LP, 'EDEN'S ISLAND', which juxtaposed beatnik poetry with Exotica, and has gone on to become regarded as a benchmark album of the Exotica genre.

This unique compilation reissues the LP, plus a non-album B-side and an outtake, alongside sixteen further bonus tracks of other artists singing/playing his songs, including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Eartha Kitt, Frankie Laine, Sam Cooke, etc.

It hardly needs adding that some serious rarities are contained herein, which have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

1. EDEN'S ISLAND
2. THE WANDERER
3. MYNA BIRD
4. EDEN'S COVE
5. TRADEWIND
6. FULL MOON
7. MONGOOSE
8. MARKET PLACE
9. BANANA BOY
10. THE OLD BOAT
11. ISLAND GIRL
12. LA MAR
13. TOBAGO
14. SURF RIDER
Bonus tracks
15. FRANK SINATRA WITH THE JEFF ALEXANDER CHOIR - NATURE BOY
16. NAT KING COLE - LAND OF LOVE
17. APRIL STEVENS - END OF DESIRE
18. VICKI YOUNG - LET ME HEAR YOU SAY (I Love You)
19. ANNITA RAY WITH THE NATURE BOYS - FRANKIE'S SONG
20. EARTHA KITT - HEY JACQUE
21. THE CARSONS - WINE WOMEN AND GOLD
22. THE CREW CUTS - SONG OF THE FOOL
23. FRANKIE LAINE - ROCKIN' MOTHER
24. BOBBY DARIN - NATURE BOY
25. DON CARSON & THE CASUALS - YES MASTER!
26. SAM COOKE - LONELY ISLAND
27. MARTI BARRIS - AHBE CASABE
28. BOB ROMEO & THE JUNGLE SEXTET - SAHARA
29. RAY ANTHONY - PALM SPRINGS
30. THE UNNATURAL SEVEN (vocal by Karen Tedder & Enrohtwah) - SERUTAN YOB (A Song For Backward Boys And Girls Under 40)

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
February 12th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988272024

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