Bachelor in Paradise: Cocktail Classics from MGM Films

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The title's pretty self-explanatory: these 18 songs from the 1950s and 1960s were intended to help provide a suitably suave and swinging ambience for light entertainment vehicles that were brought to the screen by M-G-M. Even relative to other space age bachelor pad compilations, it's largely trifling stuff. This was intended for background music, after all, to films that, should you care to look at them again, will remind you just why you tried so hard to escape suburbia. There's some hipness to be had, though, in the form of Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema" a different performance than the famous hit version, Ann-Margret's growling striptease take on ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The title's pretty self-explanatory: these 18 songs from the 1950s and 1960s were intended to help provide a suitably suave and swinging ambience for light entertainment vehicles that were brought to the screen by M-G-M. Even relative to other space age bachelor pad compilations, it's largely trifling stuff. This was intended for background music, after all, to films that, should you care to look at them again, will remind you just why you tried so hard to escape suburbia. There's some hipness to be had, though, in the form of Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema" a different performance than the famous hit version, Ann-Margret's growling striptease take on "Appreciation," Carmen McRae's "Coffee Time," and Esquivel's "Dancing in the Dark." Other highlights include the manic faux classical of Ferrante & Teicher's "I Got Rhythm" and Mel Torme's "Sunday in New York," a performance that is emblematic of bachelor pad crooning at its apex.
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  • Release Date: 9/3/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227246426
  • Catalog Number: 72464

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ferrante & Teicher Track Performer
Liberace Track Performer
Henry Mancini Conductor
Roger Williams Track Performer
Les Baxter Conductor
Gary Burton Vibes
Shelly Manne Drums
Red Mitchell Bass
André Previn Piano
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Jeff Alexander Conductor
Frank deVol Conductor
Esquivel Conductor, Track Performer
Ann-Margret Track Performer
Gene Cherico Bass
Cal Lampley Conductor
Carmen McRae Vocals
MGM Studio Orchestra Track Performer
George Stoll Conductor
Joe Hunt Drums
Johnny Williams Conductor
Les Baxter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charles Wolcott Conductor
Cal Lampley & His Orchestra Track Performer
Neal Hefti Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Astrud Gilberto Contributor
André Previn Arranger
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Doug Schwartz Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
George Feltenstein Producer
Bradley Flanagan Producer
Joseph Lanza Liner Notes
Stan Getz Quartet Contributor
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Andrea Selby Illustrations
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