Dan Shiman, who’s also proprietor of the excellent MP3 blog Office Naps, curates a fantastic introduction to the exotica music with this playlist.

1 Al Simms Sextet (Jungle) Slave Dance
2 Alfredito and His Orchestra Chop Suey Mambo
3 The Baton of Andre Brummer Tumba Technicolor Paradise - Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
4 Bailey's Nervous Kats featuring James Mills Cobra
6 Big Walter and the Thunderbirds Part 1
8 Biscaynes With Co-Encidentals Midnight in Montevideo
12 Chuck (Big Guitar) Ernest with the Satellite Band Blue Oasis
13 Dave Diddle Day Blue Moon Baby
14 Dave Brubeck Raga Theme for Raghu
16 Fila Brazillia Nature Boy LateNightTales: The Cover Versions
17 Don Sargent and the Buddies Voodoo Kiss
19 Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obadia Jazz in Port Said: Bossa Nova Araby
20 Eddie Wiggins Jazz Combo Manteca
21 Elmo Garcia and His Orchestra Island Love Chant
22 Esy Morales: The World's Greatest Flutist and His Orchestra Jungle Fantasy
23 Everett Mills with Bumps Blackwell's Ork Chorus Bongo
24 Gene Sikora & The Irrationals Tanganyika
25 George Loa - Maui Loa (Little Brother) Cosmic Climax (Polynesian Chant of Green Creation)
26 George Shearing Quintet Drume Negrita
27 Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra Algerian Fantasy (Part 1)
28 Harold Spina's Argyle Entertainers Hurricane!
29 Harvey Anderson Modern Jazz Quartet Jivaro
30 Humberto Morales y su Mambo de la Silva Guili Guili
31 Jack Medell and His Orchestra Umbe?
33 Jeri Simpson In My Black Lace
34 Jerry & the Catalinas The Arabian Knight
35 Jerry and the Landslides Green Fire
38 Jimmie McGriff Jungle Cat (Part 1)
39 Jimmy Briggs with Willie Moore's Quintet Spanish Guitar
40 Jimmy Owens & Group featuring Kaino El Frejoles (The Bean)
41 Joann Auborn and the Rays Tanganyika
42 Joe Conwright and his Mighty Men Down in the Congo
44 Lenny and the Thundertones The Moon of Manakoora
45 Les Baxter The Left Arm Of Buddha
46 Lombardo Twins Arabian Nightmare
48 Mel Gray with Johnny Mical's Orchestra and the Elmo Russ Singers Mambo Jungle
54 Pasquale & The Lunar-Tiks Moon Madness
55 Paul Leader The Devil's Pad (7"
57 Quartet Tres Bien Voo Doo Man
58 Ray Rivera Moja Moja Poli Poli
59 Red Garrison & His Zodiacs Chant of the Jungle
61 Roscoe Weathers Quintet Echoes
62 Ross Anderson Chorus and Orch. Tam-Bu Theme
63 Stan Applebaum Undiscovered Island
64 Stu Phillips & Orch. Tropical Summer
66 The Afro-Americans - Sticks Evans - Lila St. John Africa Laments
69 The Centuries Polynesian Paradise
72 The Fabulous Pearls Jungle Bunny
74 The Islanders Forbidden Island
75 The James Arr Septette Congo Elegy
76 Johnny Lewis Trio and Millie Coral)
79 The Moonriders Lawrence of Arabia
80 The Palms and Lefty Bates Band Edna
81 The Saxons Camel Walk (Part Two)
87 The Tempters Temptation Cha Cha
88 The Three Bars Featuring Nicky Roberts Caribbean Cruise
89 One Man Band The Breeze and I
90 The Vibrents The Breeze and I
91 The Victor Feldman Quartet New Delhi
93 Tommy Burchard and His Cordovox Romero Sunset
94 Tony Martinez and His Mambo Combo Pharoah's Curse
95 mystery Choreo record Savage Ritual
96 Vince & the Waikiki Rumblers Pacifica
97 Walter Bolen Lion Hunt (Part Two)
98 Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra Flute Nightmare