Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ultra-Lounge #5 Wild, Cool, and Swingin' 1996

The Ultra-Lounge series got started in 1996, and there's some big fun music to be had if you're in the 1950's-1960's bachelor pad mood. #5 here features classics from Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Kelly Smith, Luis Prima and Vic Damone, just to name a few.

It's a theme that rewards over and over, attested to by the plethora of sub-genres included in the Ultra-Lounge series; Saxiphobia, Organs In Orbit, Bongo Land, Mondo Exotica, Bachelor Pad Royale, Mambo Fever, and the ever popular Christmas Cocktails. And there are quite a few individual artists in the Artists Series that expand on individual interest from some of the recurring artists.

The series has even been reprised within itself with the release of Best of Christmas Cocktails (I have the first two of that series, and there's really no reason to leave any songs out) and several samplers.

Since 2009 there have been 10 more download-only releases bringing the series to fifty CD-length releases, which is probably more than enough. Go check one or two of them out, or listen to some samples. You might just find some swingin' chickadees to melt some ice with you just for fun. This music is cool, daddy-o.

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