Lounging at the Nick at Nite Club

Lounging at the Nick at Nite Club

     
 

As part of its attempt to provide aural equivalents for its run of vintage television programs presented in a campy, nostalgic mood, Nick at Nite Records introduces its entry in the retro genre of space-age bachelor pad music, a compilation of slow-tempo torch songs, smoothly performed. Some selections, such as Henry Mancini's "Peter…  See more details below

Overview

As part of its attempt to provide aural equivalents for its run of vintage television programs presented in a campy, nostalgic mood, Nick at Nite Records introduces its entry in the retro genre of space-age bachelor pad music, a compilation of slow-tempo torch songs, smoothly performed. Some selections, such as Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn" and Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Blues," both instrumentals, explicitly evoke television series, but for the most part this is a collection of nightclub favorites put over with appropriate swagger, whether it's Vic Damone doing "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" or Mike Douglas weaving through the horn charts on "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain." Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald add class to the proceedings and make the overall set seem like less of a joke, a necessary component to a movement that derives much of its effect from teetering toward the ridiculous without quite falling in.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646340547
catalogNumber:
63405

Tracks

  1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  - Vic Damone
  2. C'Est Si Bon  -  Henri René & His Orchestra
  3. Call Me Irresponsible
  4. La Vie en Rose
  5. Desperate Hours
  6. Peter Gunn
  7. I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
  8. I Need Ya Like I Need a Hole in the Head
  9. Night and Day
  10. Amor
  11. All Night Long
  12. Black Coffee
  13. Mission Blues  - Lalo Schifrin
  14. I (Who Have Nothing)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Track Performer
Pearl Bailey   Track Performer
Marlene Dietrich   Track Performer
Robert Goulet   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Vic Damone   Track Performer
Tom Jones   Track Performer
Hadda Brooks   Track Performer
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Carmen Castillo   Track Performer
Mike Douglas   Track Performer
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Henri René & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Edith Piaf   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Ted Green   Executive Producer
Bruce Bernstein   Liner Notes
Juli Davidson   Executive Producer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Chip Wass   Illustrations
Mack David   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer

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