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

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


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/1996
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724383597222
catalogNumber: 35972

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Julie London   Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Wayne Newton   Track Performer
Louis Prima   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Lou Rawls   Track Performer
Billy May   Conductor
Jimmy Rowles   Conductor
Keely Smith   Track Performer
Sam Butera   Track Performer
Jack Marshall   Conductor
Vic Damone   Track Performer
Ralph Carmichael   Conductor
Benny Carter   Conductor
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Gus Levene   Conductor
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Richard Wess   Conductor
Sam Butera & the Witnesses   Track Performer
Witnesses   Track Performer
Newton Brothers   Track Performer
Dave Cavanaugh   Conductor

Technical Credits

Julie London   Contributor
Dean Martin   Contributor
Wayne Newton   Contributor
Louis Prima   Contributor
Bobby Darin   Contributor
Lou Rawls   Contributor
Keely Smith   Contributor
Sam Butera   Contributor
Vic Damone   Contributor
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Nat King Cole   Contributor
Sammy Davis   Contributor
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Wayne Watkins   Producer
R.J. Smith   Liner Notes
Sydney Shaw   Composer
Francesco Migliacci   Composer

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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild, Cool & Swingin' 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually don't go for compilation albums, but this one is swinging! Bobby Darrin's ''More'' is on it, as well as lots of finger-snapping numbers. Perfect for a party.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago