JANUARY 25-Febuary 1, 1999

Lounge.jpg (44092 bytes)

Ultra-Lounge Sampler
(various artists)


1 - Swamp Fire (Martin Denny)
2 - Voodoo Dreams/Voodoo (Les Baxter)
3 - Taki Rari (Yma Sumac)
4 - Glow Worm Cha-Cha-Cha (Jackie Davis)
5 - Holiday For Strings (The Voices Of Walter Schumann)
6 -Lonesome Road (Dean Elliott & His Big Band)
7 - Theme From Route 66 (Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra)
8 - Melncholy Serenade (King Curtis)
9 - Jump, Jive & Wail (Louis Prima)
10 - More (Boby Darin)
11 - Girl Talk (Howard Roberts)
12 - Go Slow (Julie London)
13 - The peter Gunn Theme (Ray Anthony)

14 - Search For Vulcan (Leroy Holmes)
15 - The Pink Panther Theme (Hollywood Studio Orchestra)
16 - Teach Me Tiger (April Stevens)
17 - Cha-Cha-Cha d'Amour (Dean Martin)
18 - So Nice (Samba de Verao) (Billy May)
19 - French Rat Race (The double Six of Paris)
20 - I love Paris (Jack Costanzo)
21 - Rock House (The Ernie Freeman Combo)
22 - Mr. Ghost GoesTo Town (The John Buzon Trio)
23 - Bernie's Tune (Curley Hamner/Milt Buckner)
24 - Tanya (Plas Johnson)

Break out your favorite polyester suit, grab yourself a cocktail (Shaken, not stirred) and groove to the heppest tracks this side of Brian Setzer. 

Ultra-Lounge Sample is a collection of the best of the Ultra-Lounge series by Capital Records.  It has everything from the sultry sound of April Stevens on "Teach Me Tiger" where her raspy voice is enough to entice any man to the hep  sound of "Rock House" with its great horns and organs.   It isn't exactly a rock tune, but "it's got a good beat and I can dance to it." 

You get a little bit of exotica (not erotica, you fiends you!)  to some Cha-Cha to space organs and sax-driven cocktail-drinkin' sounds!  It's got it all!

Now why would I buy this CD?  Well, downstate near Portsmouth, NH, I've noticed that there was a lot of lounge music in the stores.  I mentioned this to a friend who enjoys lounge himself and he said to me that this was a big thing lately in the college areas!  (He lives near the University of New Hampshire, a large college in New England).    So I figured I'd try some of these mondo sounds and decide if I like them. 

I do.

In fact, I have a couple now.  I have this and I also have a little treat of lounge driven cover songs of popular songs from the 60's to the 90's.  Just imagine a lounge version of "American Woman!"  Or a cool, hepcat version of "Takin' Care of business."  I also got me the new tribute to Burt Bacharach by various artists which is cool and has a great version of "What's New Pussycat?" by Mike Myers!  It's totally, cheecky, baby!