The Leopard Lounge: Swinging Lounge Tunes from the Warner and Atlantic Vaults

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Every time the whole lounge revival seems to have completely run its course, along comes a compilation that's packed with so much great music that it can't help but rekindle interest. The two-disc Leopard Lounge definitely fits the bill, scouring the vast Warner and Atlantic catalogs to dig up classics and rare cuts from the 1960s and 1970s. There's a tongue-in-cheek posturing to all lounge collections -- Leopard Lounge even features vintage pin-up queen Bettie Page on its cover, fer Chrissakes -- but here the material goes far past the most obvious and overtly cheesy selections to assemble a killer batch of jazz, soul, and bossa nova cuts that's as appropriate for the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Every time the whole lounge revival seems to have completely run its course, along comes a compilation that's packed with so much great music that it can't help but rekindle interest. The two-disc Leopard Lounge definitely fits the bill, scouring the vast Warner and Atlantic catalogs to dig up classics and rare cuts from the 1960s and 1970s. There's a tongue-in-cheek posturing to all lounge collections -- Leopard Lounge even features vintage pin-up queen Bettie Page on its cover, fer Chrissakes -- but here the material goes far past the most obvious and overtly cheesy selections to assemble a killer batch of jazz, soul, and bossa nova cuts that's as appropriate for the coffeehouse as it is the space-age bachelor pad. Highlights include Bobby Darin's perennial "Beyond the Sea," April Stevens' kitten-kitsch classic "Teach Me Tiger," Dave Pike's radiant "Sunny," and Ella Fitzgerald's swinging "Black Coffee."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • Label: Warner SpeC. MKT. Uk
  • EAN: 5050466554123
  • Catalog Number: 665541
  • Sales rank: 370,076

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Comin' Home Baby - Mel Tormé (2:43)
  2. 2 The Sound of Silence - Carmen McRae (3:03)
  3. 3 Jumpin' Jack Flash - Ananda Shankar (3:35)
  4. 4 Harlem Nocturne - Herbie Mann (2:16)
  5. 5 Teach Me Tiger - April Stevens (2:39)
  6. 6 A Taste of Honey - Les Baxter (2:26)
  7. 7 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - Ray Charles (3:44)
  8. 8 And I Love Him - Esther Phillips (2:38)
  9. 9 Sunny - Dave Pike (3:20)
  10. 10 Summertime - Barney Kessel (2:13)
  11. 11 I Wonder Why - Ella Fitzgerald (3:08)
  12. 12 Call Me - Nat Adderley (3:06)
  13. 13 Jive Samba - Jon Hendricks (2:20)
  14. 14 A Night in Tunisia - Ada Lee (2:34)
  15. 15 Too Close for Comfort - Sammy Davis Jr. (3:02)
  16. 16 I Get a Kick Out of You - Esquivel (2:39)
  17. 17 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (3:03)
  18. 18 Papa-Ooh-Maumau - Harold Betters (3:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin (2:53)
  2. 2 It Ain't Necessarily So - Barney Kessel (2:31)
  3. 3 Forty Second Street - Mel Tormé (2:22)
  4. 4 On Broadway - Nino Tempo (2:32)
  5. 5 Bye Bye Blackbird - Sammy Davis Jr. (2:48)
  6. 6 You Make Me Feel So Young - Chris Connor (2:49)
  7. 7 On a Slow Boat to China (3:12)
  8. 8 'Round Midnight - Betty Carter (3:17)
  9. 9 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - Esquivel (3:52)
  10. 10 Black Coffee - Ella Fitzgerald (4:27)
  11. 11 Makin' Whoopee - Esther Phillips (2:43)
  12. 12 Monday, Monday - Sergio Mendes (2:31)
  13. 13 A Man and a Woman - Tamiko Jones (2:27)
  14. 14 Daktari - Shelly Manne (2:15)
  15. 15 Surfboard - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:46)
  16. 16 Alfie - Dionne Warwick (2:43)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Marc Blitzstein Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Nat Adderley Composer
Bob Dorough Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Shelly Manne Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Harold Betters Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
Nino Tempo Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Francis Lai Composer
Bobby Hebb Composer
Charles Trénet Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Sonny Burke Composer
Hal David Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Tony Hatch Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Bobby Scott Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Ben Tucker Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Jerry Keller Composer
Pierre Barouh Composer
Phil Smee Cover Design
DuBose Heyward Composer
Cathi Unsworth Liner Notes
Giovanni Scatola Mastering
Mort Dixon Composer
Earle H. Hagen Composer
Ric Marlow Composer
Joe Greene Composer
Larry Holofcener Composer
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