Artist: Tercet Egzotyczny
LP: Tercet Egzotyczny
Song: "W Samo Poludnie (Just at the Noon)"
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For some reason Blue Arrow Records wasn't on the Cleveland record store list I'd put together before I left Seattle. Fortunately, the guys at My Mind's Eye told me about the place. It turned out to be one of the best record stores in Ohio! First of all, it's located in a neat 1950s-looking building that features a big blue arrow over the door. Then, the entire floor there is covered with album sleeves under a waxy varnish, and the friendly guys working there gave me a sturdy cardboard box for shipping LPs back to Seattle. Last but not least, they've got a great selection and reasonable prices. I picked up lots of neat old gospel, soul, funk, and Latin LPs at Blue Arrow, and even a few from Poland, like this 1966 self-titled release from Tercet Egzotyczny, or "The Exotic Trio." Izabella, Zbigniew, and Mieczyslaw brought the folkloric music of Central and South America (and a cover of "High Noon," evidently) to appreciative audiences throughout Europe, and they also made appearances in the USA. I've only had their record for a few weeks, but it's given me many pleasant moments indeed. You can read about Tercet Egzotyczny on Wikipedia in English here, in Polish here, and visit their website here. The bilingual LP liner notes are included below, and here's a Tercet Egzotyczny video from the 1980s.
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