New Croydon Municipal compilation ‘Popcorn Exotica’ to be released April 20!
On Bob Stanley’s label, following up the acclaimed Popcorn Girls (“this enchanting… enlightening collection is an indispensable window on a rarely celebrated scene” – The Arts Desk) here is a truly exotic mix of soul R&B doo wop and atmospheric instrumentals.
This is Croydon Municipal’s third retrospective of the Popcorn scene that has run parallel to Northern Soul since its inception in Europe in 1969. It’s a delicious and unique blend of sounds from the US, France, Italy based around a moody, shuffling cha cha beat that has recently developed an international following on the mod and soul scenes.
•Most tracks available for the first time on CD
•Thorough sleevenotes by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley
•In demand mod, soul and 60s club favourites
•Along with a glass of brandy, the perfect accompaniment for a Spring evening in.
N.B. This title is released 20th April and will not be dispatched before this date.
1.CALL OF THE JUNGLE – Carl Stevens
2.THE RIDDLE OF THE PAPAWHOS – Danny Staton
3.COCCODRILLO – Ornella Vanoni
4.FORBIDDEN ISLAND – The Islanders
5.PU-CHUN-GA – Elena Madera
6.TIME OLE STORY – Gary US Bonds
7.ANGELINA – Eddie Calvert
8.ARABIA – The Delcos
9.MAINTENANT IL TELEPHONE – Gillian Hills
10.VOODOO DRUMS – Les Elgart
11.AMICI MIEI – Don Powell
12.UMBE – Jack Medell
13.AHBE CASABE – Marti Barris
14.TOUT LES GENS – Sylvie Vartan
15.CAFE BOHEMIAN – The Enchanters
16.CAT WALK – Jack Costanzo
17.LITTLE INDIAN GIRL – Billy & The Moonlighters
18.THE WEB – Abie ‘Available’ Baker
19.UN P’TIT BEGUIN – Caterina Valente
20.TABOU – The Jokers
21.ON A TROPICAL ISLAND – Anna Valentino
22.TAKE MY LIPS – Mr Acker Bilk