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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 10: A Bachelor in Paris

  • 1. I Love Paris - Sam Butera & the Witnesses
    2. Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) - Jonah Jones Quartet
    3. Milord - Les Baxter
    4. Under Paris Skies / La La Collette - Joe "Fingers" Carr
    5. Valentina - Elmer Bernstein & the Swinging Bon Vivants
    6. Parisian Women - Cy Coleman
    7. Mon Amour, O Mon Amour / The La Panse :: Pansy - Les Baxter
    8. C'Est Magnifique - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
    9. Vive L'Amour - Dicky Doo & the Don'ts
    10. April in Paris - Mighty Accordion Band
    11. Poor People of Paris, The (Jean's Song) - Billy May/Les Baxter
    12. French Rat Race - The Double Six of Paris
    13. Petite Fleur - Henri Ren
    14. Clown on the Eiffel Tower, The - Les Baxter
    15. La Vie en Rose - Sam Butera & the Witnesses
    16. C'Est Si Bon - Jack Cooper/Terry Snyder :: It's So Good - Jack Cooper/Terry Snyder
    17. I Love Paris - Jack Costanzo
    18. Can, Can, Can - Jerry Shard & His Music
    19. (Untitled) - (hidden track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 36130

  • Credits
    ProducerBrad Benedict (Compilation)

    Recorded between July 25, 1952 and April 8, 1965. Includes liner notes by R.J Smith.
    Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
    This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
    Songs with a Parisian motif were a natural for bachelor pad music, the whole genre putting a premium on the sort of suave grace for which French culture is noted. Bien sur, when it's refracted through Hollywood easy listening musicians, you're getting a sound which is about as authentically French as french fries. But no matter -- bachelor pad music isn't about authenticity, and this compilation presents some enjoyably cheesy attempts at evoking the city of lights, recorded for Capitol in the '50s and '60s. Whether instrumental or vocal, English or French, giants of the idiom like Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle, and the immortal Dicky Doo & the Don'ts offer their homages, filled with B-movie soundtrack orchestration and blindingly White vocal choruses. There are some surprisingly hot, uptempo jazzy lounge takes on the theme, though, by Sam Butera, Elmer Bernstein, Jack Costanzo, and the Double Six of Paris, featuring a faster-than-light French scat vocal from Mimi Perrin. ~ Richie Unterberger

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