This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals).
Liner Note Author: R.J. Smith .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Keely Smith; Dean Martin; Julie London; Lou Rawls; Louis Prima; Nat King Cole; Sam Butera; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Vic Damone; Wayne Newton; Bobby Darin.
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. ~ Richie Unterberger
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Dig That Crazy Chick - Sam Butera & The Witnesses
More - Bobby Darin
Fever - Peggy Lee
Jump, Jive An' Wail - Louis Prima
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Sammy Davis Jr.