Tag: Father of Exotica

Martin Denny’s Exotica: The Soundtrack to a Bygone Era

Happy birthday to the “father of exotica” Martin Denny, born on this day April 10, 1911 in New York, NY. Martin Denny’s album Exotica is a genre-defining blend of jazz, world music, and tropical sounds that captured the imagination of a generation. With its lush instrumentation and evocative melodies, Denny’s music continues to inspire and delight …

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