Les Baxter

The Best of Les Baxter [Cema]

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CEMA Special Markets' The Best of Les Baxter does a good job of capturing Baxter's most popular songs. It may miss the occasional tune or hit single, but over the course of ten tracks the album features such staples as "Unchained Melody," "Wake the Town and Tell the People," "The Poor People of Paris," "Tango of the Drums." That alone makes the disc a good compilation for casual fans and introduction for the curious. The fact that it's available at an affordable price is simply a nice bonus.

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