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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 15: Wild Cool & Swingin' Too

  • 1. Frenesi - Eydie Gorme
    2. Night and Day - Steve Lawrence
    3. Charade - Bobby Darin
    4. Lot of Livin' to Do, A - Nancy Wilson
    5. 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days - Louis Prima
    6. Wives and Lovers - Vic Damone
    7. Boy From Ipanema, The - Peggy Lee
    8. Strangers in the Night - Wayne Newton
    9. With Plenty of Money and You - Tony Bennett
    10. Call Me Irresponsible - Bobby Darin
    11. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby - Dinah Washington
    12. Snottie Little Cutie - Bobby Troup
    13. Daddy - Julie London
    14. Just in Time - Dean Martin
    15. Perdido - Sarah Vaughan
    16. Angel Eyes - Jack Jones
    17. Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima
    18. Midnight Swinger - Mel Torm
    19. Destination Moon - Dinah Washington
    20. It Had Better Be Tonight - Lena Horne
    21. Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-WA-Hu-Wai) - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 53411

  • Credits
    ProducerBrad Benedict (Compilation)

    Includes liner notes by RJ Smith.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
    The 15th volume in Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series is another collection of uptempo numbers from the label's extensive vault of traditional pop singers of the 1950s and `60s. The idea here seems to have been to collect a bunch of familiar tunes and a group of name artists, but not necessarily to match songs to their best-known performers. So, for instance, Jack Jones is present, but he's singing "Angel Eyes," a song associated with Frank Sinatra, while "Wives and Lovers," Jones' signature song, is sung by Vic Damone instead. (A good reason for that, of course, is that Jones recorded "Wives and Lovers" for Kapp Records, not Capitol.) Similarly, Peggy Lee, not Astrud Gilberto, sings "The Boy from Ipanema," and Wayne Newton, not Sinatra, sings "Strangers in the Night." (As usual with Capitol compilations, Sinatra, long a flagship artist for the label, is conspicuous by his absence, no doubt due to a contractual restriction.) Dean Martin is associated with "Just in Time," a song he sang in the movie version of Bells Are Ringing, but that's an exception to the rule. No matter who's singing which song, however, the rhythm remains uptempo, and the renditions are assured. Particularly notable are the vocal versions of old big-band hits like Eydie Gorme's leadoff reading of "Frenesi" and Sarah Vaughan's typically scat-filled rendition of "Perdido." ~ William Ruhlmann

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