Nominees and Winners

These are the nominees and winners (shown in bold) for the 2000 Kahuna Awards. There is a also a complete list of nominees and category definitions available for those who want additional details. These awards recognize artists and music from the 1999 calendar year and were voted on by the members of the Exotica Mailing List.

Best act (artist or group):

  • The Metropole Orchestra, featuring the Beau Hunks Saxtett
  • Astroslut
  • Jean Jacques Perrey
  • Combustible Edison
  • Esquivel

Best new album:

  • Esquivel - See It In Sound
  • Raymond Scott - Soothing Sounds for Baby
  • Seks Bomba - Operation BOMBA
  • The Metropole Orchestra, featuring the Beau Hunks Saxtette - The Raymond Scott Chesterfield Arrangements
  • Astroslut - Love at Zero G

Best re-release (legitimate or bootleg):

  • Shaggs - Philosophy of the World
  • Anada Shankar - Anada Shankar
  • Hugo Montengro - Moog Power
  • Les Maledictus Sound - Les Maledictus Sound
  • Mandingo - The Primeval Rhythm Of Life/Sacrifice
  • Mandingo - Mandingo III: Story of Survival/Savage Rite

Best retrospective - single artist/act:

  • Esther Nelson, Bruce Haack & Dimension 5 - Listen Compute Rock Home
  • Dusty Springfield - Dusty in London
  • Ennio Morricone - Canto Morricone Volume 3: The Seventies
  • Mongo Santamaria - Skin On Skin: The Mongo Santamaria Anthology
  • Os Mutantes - World Psychedelic Classics One: The Best Of
  • Preston Epps - Bongo Rock: The Very Best of Preston Epps
 

Best compilation - various artists:

  • Best of Moog: Electronic Pop Hits from the 60's & 70's
  • La Guepe Volume 3 (Bananaticoco. European Airlines to Rio)
  • Sunshine Pop 99
  • Beat at Cinecitta Vol 3
  • Doob-Doob O Rama 1970

Best box set - single or multiple artists:

  • Dr. Samuel J Hoffman and Harry Revel - Basta Theremin Box
  • Burt Bacharach - The Look of Love
  • W Carlos - Switched-On Bach

Best soundtrack (new or re-release):

  • Bob Crewe - Barbarella
  • Roy Budd - Get Carter
  • Johnny Mandel - I Want to Live!
  • Hugo Montenegro - Original Music from the Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Les Baxter - Hell's Belles

Best new act (artist or group):

  • Astroslut
  • Butterfly Joe
  • Seks Bomba
  • Yukari Fresh
  • Fishermen

Big Kahuna Achievement Award:

  • Martin Denny
  • Henry Mancini
  • John Barry
  • Juan Garcia Esquivel
  • Les Baxter

Golden Bamboo Platter:

  • Martin Denny - Exotica
  • Esquivel - Latinesque
  • Les Baxter - Le Sacre du Sauvage
  • Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay
  • Arthur Lyman - Taboo

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