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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild, Cool & Swingin'


  • 1. Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
    2. Dig That Crazy Chick - Sam Butera & the Witnesses (previously unreleased)
    3. More - Bobby Darin
    4. Fever - Peggy Lee
    5. Jump, Jive, An' Wail - Louis Prima
    6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Sammy Davis, Jr.
    7. Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton
    8. French Poodle - Sam Butera & the Witnesses
    9. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Keely Smith
    10. Sunday in New York - Bobby Darin
    11. Closer to the Bone - Louis Prima
    12. Nobody But Me - Lou Rawls
    13. Little Girl - Vic Damone
    14. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
    15. Volare (Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu) - Dean Martin
    16. That Old Black Magic - Keely Smith/Louis Prima
    17. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Julie London
    18. Hello, Dolly! - Bobby Darin
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 35972

  • Credits
    ProducerWayne Watkins; Brad Benedict (Compilation)
    Engineer

    This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
    Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals).
    Liner Note Author: R.J. Smith.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Keely Smith; Dean Martin; Julie London; Lou Rawls; Louis Prima; Nat King Cole; Sam Butera; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Vic Damone; Wayne Newton; Bobby Darin.
    This 18-song compilation is the showbiz-encased, Vegas-ized school of late-'50s and early-'60s pop vocals. The emphasis is certainly more on the "cool" than the wild and swinging; if it ever breaks out a sweat, there will be a martini-dipped silk handkerchief on hand to wipe it away. You get selections from Rat Packers (Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.), African-American mainstream pop (Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls), adult pop stars (Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Julie London), adult pop with a dash of vaudevillian slapstick (Louis Prima and Keely Smith), and those for whom Vegas was always the prize (a teenaged Wayne Newton). Targeted toward the nuevo cocktail crowd. ~ Richie Unterberger

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