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Sounds Like Jim Morrison in 1960 on Acid...?

Wow, this is a strange and wonderous travelogue-spoken word thing . I have NO idea who or what this guy is, but play a couple songs and you'll see what I mean...


Heard this on Fargo TV series- love it.

Dream the dream that dreamers dream.

eden ahbez was an excentric songwriter best known for writing "Nature Boy" for Nat King Cole. He didn't do much recording of his own, and this is his only album. The best way to describe the sound of the album is "exotica". About half the songs are instrumentals, It's decent stuff.


Born: April 15, 1908 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '90s

One of the genuinely strange characters of pre-rock American popular music, Eden Ahbez's main claim to fame was as the composer of "Nature Boy." The melodically and lyrically beguiling song was a huge pop hit for Nat King Cole; it would be covered by many other reputable performers, including Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, and the Great Society (Grace Slick's pre-Jefferson Airplane band). But Ahbez's modern stature rests on a 1960 album that mixed exotica album and beatnik poetry. It...
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