domingo, 20 de dezembro de 2015

Ultra Louge | Rhapsodesia

The sixth volume of Capitol's Ultra Lounge series, this focuses on the most sedate face of space age bachelor pad music: the sounds designed for dimming the lights, unwinding with martinis, and (stated implicitly; this was the '50s, remember) seduction. It might not have worked for those purposes then, and it certainly won't now, since prospective partners will be giggling too much at the cheesiness of it all to get it on. As far as sheer listening value, this, even more than other reissues of this sort, needs to be taken lightly or not at all. Julie LondonLes BaxterApril Stevens, and a host of nonentities from the Capitol vaults may produce relaxing sounds, but not very involving ones. Those creepy organ lines that form the undercurrent of some of the selections provide the most fascination. At its worst, though, it's barely any better than the music you'll hear after you're put on hold by the airlines or the phone company.

AllMusic Review by 

1Howard RobertsGirl Talk2:52
2The Jonah Jones QuartetSerenata2:47
3Henry René & His Orchestra*Sleep Walk2:36
4The Mallet MenSmoke Gets In Your Eyes2:25
5Julie LondonGo Slow2:15
6Al Anthony - Wizard Of The OrganEbb Tide3:39
7George ShearingIf I Should Lose You2:40
8The Whistling Artistry Of Muzzy MarcellinoWillow Weep For Me2:03
9The Don Baker TrioDansero2:51
10Les BaxterLunar Rhapsody
Theremin – Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman
11Dolores GrayYou're My Thrill2:40
12Richard Marino & His OrchestraFever2:43
13The John Buzon TrioBlues In My Heart2:35
14Jackie GleasonTenderly
Trumpet – Bobby Hackett
15Terry SnyderTheme From Picnic2:16
16Milt BucknerTurquoise
Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Earl Warren*
17April StevensDo It Again2:40
18Les Baxter & His OrchestraRuby
Harmonica – Danny Welton

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