Martin Denny (The Exotic Sounds Of)


Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 - March 2, 2005) was an influential and veteran pianist, percussionist, composer, and arranger who became famous during the late 1950s and early 1960s and was the founder of the exotica musical genre. He is best known for his evocative smash rendition of Les Baxter's "Quiet Village" (1959) featuring bird calls and other animal noises.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Martinique (1959)
  • Quiet Village (1959)
  • The Enchanted Sea (1959)
  • A Taste Of Honey (1962)

Pop charts debut year: 1959

Years active: ca. 1930s - early 2000s

Genres: Exotica, lounge music

Labels: Liberty


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