Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Designed to cash-in on the lounge music fad of the mid-'90s, Jackpot: The Las Vegas Story is a swinging collection of 18 tracks from the city's glory days of the '50s and '60s. Many of the biggest names that ever played in Las Vegas are included on the album, including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Wayne Newton, Robert Goulet, Engelbert Humperdinck, Mel Torme, Liberace, Jerry Vale, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Jack Jones, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. With their big, brassy arrangements and off-hand humor which is occasionally unintentional, this music was almost always bordered on kitsch, which actually makes the album more entertaining, because kitsch and camp ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Designed to cash-in on the lounge music fad of the mid-'90s, Jackpot: The Las Vegas Story is a swinging collection of 18 tracks from the city's glory days of the '50s and '60s. Many of the biggest names that ever played in Las Vegas are included on the album, including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Wayne Newton, Robert Goulet, Engelbert Humperdinck, Mel Torme, Liberace, Jerry Vale, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Jack Jones, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. With their big, brassy arrangements and off-hand humor which is occasionally unintentional, this music was almost always bordered on kitsch, which actually makes the album more entertaining, because kitsch and camp is the essence of Las Vegas. And with classics like "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Danke Schoen," "That Old Black Magic," "Delilah," "Release Me And Let Me Love Again," and "My Way," Jackpot truly does capture the sound and feeling of Las Vegas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227255749
  • Catalog Number: 72557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something's Coming - Vic Damone (2:30)
  2. 2 Danke Schoen (2:36)
  3. 3 That Old Black Magic (2:56)
  4. 4 The Lady Is a Tramp (3:38)
  5. 5 I've Gotta Be Me (2:57)
  6. 6 That's Amore (3:08)
  7. 7 Wives and Lovers (2:31)
  8. 8 Lazy River (2:33)
  9. 9 C'Est Si Bon (2:58)
  10. 10 Release Me (3:21)
  11. 11 Delilah (3:26)
  12. 12 Spanish Eyes (2:47)
  13. 13 It's De-Lovely (4:26)
  14. 14 Al-Di-La (3:15)
  15. 15 Begin the Beguine - Miss Ann-Margret (3:23)
  16. 16 What Kind of Fool Am I? (2:35)
  17. 17 Parks & Recreation: Cherry Hill Park/Macarthur Park/Echo Park (3:36)
  18. 18 My Way - Paul Anka (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Liberace Track Performer
Robert Goulet Track Performer
Eartha Kitt Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
Al Martino Track Performer
Wayne Newton Track Performer
Louis Prima Track Performer
Paul Anka Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Buddy Greco Track Performer
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Keely Smith Track Performer
Chuck Sagle Conductor
Vic Damone Track Performer
Tom Jones Track Performer
Jerry Vale Track Performer
Engelbert Humperdinck Track Performer
Jack Jones Track Performer
Richard Behrke Trio Conductor
H.B. Barnum Conductor
Ed Cobb Conductor
Sammy Davis Jr. Track Performer
Joe Harnell Conductor
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Glenn Osser Conductor
Pete King Conductor
Technical Credits
Richard Behrke Trio Arranger
James Austin Producer
Will Friedwald Producer
Emory Gordy Arranger
Eddie Gorodetsky Liner Notes, Art Direction
Joe Harnell Arranger
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Glenn Osser Arranger
Gary Peterson Discographical Annotation
Richard Wess Arranger
Pete King Arranger
Richard Foos Producer
Mark Pinkus Contributor
Charles Blackwell Musical Director
Steve Poltorak Contributor
Tony Natelli Producer
Les Reed Musical Director
Coco Shinomiys Art Direction
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
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