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Les Baxter

key, voc, 1922-1996 US, Mexia, Texas
Composer / Arranger / Conductor of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Leslie Thompson Baxter

American composer and conductor (born March 14, 1922, Mexia, Texas - died January 15, 1996, Newport Beach, California). Wrote over 150 film soundtracks. Also known for "The Poor People of Paris" (1956), a number-one hit.

        
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Harpsichord
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Tropicando on Que Mango! Arranged and Conducted by Les Baxter by Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra
Fruit Of Dreams on The Sacred Idol by Les Baxter
Quiet Village on Ritual Of The Savage by Les Baxter
Coffee Bean / Calabash Annie on The Soul Of The Drums by Les Baxter
April In Portugal on Skins by Les Baxter
The Poor People Of Paris (Jean's Song) on Skins by Les Baxter
Atlantis - 1996 Digital Remaster on Ultra-Lounge/Mondo Exotica: Volume One by Various Artists
Jungle Flower - Club Des Belugas Remix on Zoo Zizaro by Club des Belugas
Boca Chica on Que Mango! Arranged and Conducted by Les Baxter by Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra
Calcutta - Remastered on Baxter's Best by Les Baxter

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
From The MoviesLes Baxter2018Compil.
Space EscapadeLes Baxter2017Compil.
Les BaxterLes Baxter2017Compil.
Milestones Of A LegendLes Baxter2017Album
Discotheque Soul Part II (Break Edit) / Hogin' Machine (Break Edit)Ricky Williams / Les Baxter2017Single
Teen Drums + Young PopsLes Baxter2017Compil.
The Les Baxter Collection 1943-62Les Baxter2017Compil.
The Curse Of Dracula: Music From The Television SeriesJoe Harnell2014Album
Original Quiet Village / The Primitive And The PassionateLes Baxter2014Compil.
First Electronic Chillout MusicHarry Revel & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman & Les Baxter2014Compil.
InvitationLes Baxter2013Single
Les Baxter Vol. 4 - Eight Classic AlbumsLes Baxter2012Compil.
The Comedy Of TerrorsLes Baxter2012Album
Bora BoraPiero Piccioni / Les Baxter2012Compil.
House Of Usher (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter2011Album
Les Baxter Vol.1 (Eight Classic Albums)Les Baxter2011Compil.
Black SundayLes Baxter2011Album
Marco Polo (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter2011Album
"X" The Man With X-Ray Eyes / Tales Of Terror: "Morella"Les Baxter2011Album
Les Baxter Vol.3 (Eight Classic Albums)Les Baxter2011Compil.
Les Baxter Vol.2 (Eight Classic Albums)Les Baxter2011Compil.
The Raven / An Evening Of Edgar Allan PoeLes Baxter2011Album
Beach Blanket Bingo (Original MGM Motion Picture Score)Les Baxter2010Album
Cervantes: The Young Rebel From LaMancha (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter2010Album
Sadismo Original Motion Picture SoundtrackLes Baxter2010Album
Four Classic AlbumsLes Baxter2010Compil.
African Jazz / Jungle JazzLes Baxter2010Compil.
The Beast Within (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter2010Album
Hogin' Machine / Hot WindLes Baxter2009Single
Thinking Of YouLes Baxter2009Compil.
Blood SabbathLes Baxter2009Album
Panic In Year Zero (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter2009Album
Adventures In Music Exotica And LoungeLes Baxter2007Compil.
The Primitive And The Passionate / Les Baxter's BalladeersLes Baxter2005Compil.
The Fruit Of DreamsLes Baxter2005Compil.
The Academy Award Winners / The Soul Of The DrumsLes Baxter2002Compil.
Quiet Village / Hong Kong Cable CarMartin Denny / Les Baxter2001Album
Tamboo! / Skins! (Bongo Party With Les Baxter)Les Baxter2000Compil.
The Pop SideLes Baxter2000Compil.
The Best Of Les BaxterLes Baxter1998Compil.
The Exotic Moods Of Les BaxterLes Baxter1996Compil.
By Popular RequestLes Baxter1996Compil.
Music For Peace Of Mind - Music Out Of The Moon - Perfume Set To MusicHarry Revel & Billy May & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1995Compil.
Tamboo! / The Ritual Of The Savage (Le Sacre Du Sauvage)Les Baxter1995Compil.
Exotic Moog / Moog Rock: Greatest Classical HitsMartin Denny / Les Baxter1995Compil.
The Lost EpisodeLes Baxter1995Album
Mganga! / Les Baxter's African JazzTak Shindo / Les Baxter1995Compil.
Black Sunday / Baron BloodLes Baxter1992Album
Ooch-I-Baba / Theme From "Helen Of Troy"Les Baxter1981Single
Cry Of The Banshee (Original Motion Picture Score) / The Edgar Allen Poe Suite (Original Television Score)Les Baxter1980Album
Born Again (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)Les Baxter1978Album
Que Mango!Les Baxter - 101 Strings1972Album
Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The American International Picture Bora BoraLes Baxter1970Album
Necronomicon / DunwichLes Baxter1970Single
The Dunwich Horror (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Les Baxter1970Album
Bora Bora / Dock At PapaeteLes Baxter1970Single
"Flare Up" Radio SpotsLes Baxter1969Single
Hell's BellesLes Baxter1969Album
Moog RockLes Baxter1969Album
The Sounds Of AdventureLes Baxter1969Compil.
I Could Have Danced All NightLes Baxter1966Compil.
The Fabulous Sounds Of Les Baxter, Strings, Guitars, Voices!Les Baxter1965Compil.
Original Quiet VillageLes Baxter1964Album
Broadway '61Les Baxter1961Album
Original Sound Track From... Jules Verne's Master Of The WorldLes Baxter1961Album
"Hits Forever"Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Les Baxter1961Single
Relaxez-Voo / Two Sleepy People / Stealin' / I Love To Fall AsleepLine Renaud, Dean Martin, Les Baxter1961Single
Les BaxterLes Baxter1961Single
Jewels Of The SeaLes Baxter1961Album
Les Baxter's Teen DrumsLes Baxter1960Album
The Sacred IdolLes Baxter1960Album
Boomada / Ooch-I-BabaLes Baxter1960Single
Les Baxter's Teen DrumsLes Baxter1960Album
Young PopsLes Baxter1960Album
Les Baxter's BarbarianLes Baxter1960Album
Baxter's BestLes Baxter1960Compil.
Alakazam The Great!Les Baxter1960Album
Les Baxter's Teen DrumsLes Baxter1960Single
African JazzLes Baxter1959Album
Les Baxter HitsLes Baxter1959Single
Space EscapadeLes Baxter1958Album
Skins! (Part 3)Les Baxter1957Single
Skins!Les Baxter1957Album
Skins! (Part 1)Les Baxter1957Single
'Round The World With Les BaxterLes Baxter1957Album
Skins! (Part 2)Les Baxter1957Single
Unchained Melody / The High and The MightyLes Baxter, Les Baxter Chorus And Les Baxter & His Orchestra1957Single
La Femme (Part 1)Les Baxter - Franck Pourcel And His French Strings1956Single
La Femme (Part 3)Les Baxter - Franck Pourcel And His French Strings1956Single
Caribbean Moonlight (Part 2)Les Baxter1956Single
Theme from "Helen of Troy" / The Poor People of ParisLes Baxter1956Single
Caribbean MoonlightLes Baxter1956Album
Caribbean Moonlight (Part 3)Les Baxter1956Single
Claro De Luna En El Caribe (Caribbean Moonlight) (Part 1)Les Baxter1956Single
La Femme (Part 2)Les Baxter - Franck Pourcel And His French Strings1956Single
Blue Mirage (Don't Go) / I Ain't Mad At You (Honey Baby)Les Baxter, His Chorus And Orchestra / Les Baxter And The Bombers1955Single
Medic / Unchained MelodyLes Baxter1955Album
The PassionsLes Baxter1954Album
Earth Angel / Happy BabyLes Baxter And The Bombers1954Single
Midnight On The Cliffs / Dream RhapsodyLes Baxter And Leonard Pennario With Les Baxter, His Chorus And Orchestra1954Album
Music Out Of The Moon / Peace Of MindTheremin With Vocal Group And Orchestra, Harry Revel & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1953Compil.
Hang Your Wishes On The Tree / Santa Claus' PartyLes Baxter1952Album
Green Grow The Lilacs / A Day Away From YouBob Eberly And Les Baxter With Les Baxter, His Chorus And Orchestra1952Album
Beacuse Of You / Blue TangoLes Baxter1951Single
Night And Day / Baia / Carioca / Tico TicoLes Baxter1951Single
Baiia / CariocaLes Baxter1950Single
Music Out Of The MoonTheremin With Vocal Group And Orchestra, Harry Revel & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1948Album
Perfume Set To MusicHarry Revel & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1948Album
Radar Blues / LunetteTheremin With Vocal Group And Orchestra, Harry Revel & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1947Album
Music Out Of The Moon: Music Unusual Featuring The ThereminHarry Revel & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1947Album
Exotic Moog / Moog RockMartin Denny / Les BaxterAlbum
Theme from "Helen of Troy" / The Poor People of ParisLes BaxterAlbum
Jalousie / El ChocloLes BaxterAlbum
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