Vol. 8-Cocktail Capers CD (1996)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60135547
UPC 724383759620
UPC 14 00724383759620
Format CD
Release Date 7/9/1996
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Brad Benedict (Compilation)
CatalogID 37596
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 07/09/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 36s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724383759620
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded between February 23, 1951 and April 13, 1967. Includes liner notes by RJ Smith.
Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
If you've been following the Ultra-Lounge series this far, you know what to expect: a mixture of stars (Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle) and no-names from the Capitol vaults, playing space age pop/cocktail music of all hues in the 1950s and 1960s. Yet this has an edge over most of the previous titles in the series: there's more of a sense of swing, groove, even (dare we say) danger on much of this, albeit danger of a very safe sort. Hints of rock'n'roll and spy music even creep in from time to time, with James Bond-type reverb guitar decorating cuts like Al Caiola's "Underwater Chase," and top rock & roll session drummer Earl Palmer getting into the bongo/lounge vibe on "Binga Banga Bongo/Percolator." Another highlight is the highly sought-after theme song to Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film Lolita, performed as a tongue-in-cheek rock & roll satire by Nelson Riddle (with surfish twangy guitar, orchestration, and a chipper chorus of young girls adding wordless "ya-ya" vocals throughout). ~ Richie Unterberger
Disc 1
1 Roller Coaster - Les Baxter (previously unreleased)
2 Hey! Bellboy! - Gloria Wood
3 This Could Be The Start Of Something - Dave Pell
4 Pink Panther Theme, The - Hollywood Studio Orchestra
5 Like Young - David Rose
6 Underwater Chase - Al Caiola
7 Binga Banga Bongo / Percolator - Terry Snyder & The Allstars/Earl Palmer
8 Call Me - New Classic Singers
9 Mountain Greenery - Ernie Freeman Combo
10 Charade - Si Zentner
11 Shooting Star / Jungalero - Les Baxter
12 Honorable Hong Kong Rock - The Out-Islanders
13 Odd Job Man / I Wanna Be A James Bond Girl - Leroy Holmes
14 Heap Big Chief - Muzzy Marcellino & His House Party Group
15 Blue Danube Rock - Jonah Jones Quartet
16 Pussy Cat - Cy Coleman
17 Teach Me Tiger - April Stevens
18 Lolita Ya Ya - Nelson Riddle (from "Lolita")
19 Continental Monolougue, The
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