Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 10: A Bachelor in Paris

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Songs with a Parisian motif were a natural for bachelor pad music, the whole genre putting a premium on the sort of suave grace for which French culture is noted. Bien sur, when it's refracted through Hollywood easy listening musicians, you're getting a sound which is about as authentically French as french fries. But no matter -- bachelor pad music isn't about authenticity, and this compilation presents some enjoyably cheesy attempts at evoking the city of lights, recorded for Capitol in the '50s and '60s. Whether instrumental or vocal, English or French, giants of the idiom like Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle, and the immortal Dicky Doo & the Don'ts offer their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Songs with a Parisian motif were a natural for bachelor pad music, the whole genre putting a premium on the sort of suave grace for which French culture is noted. Bien sur, when it's refracted through Hollywood easy listening musicians, you're getting a sound which is about as authentically French as french fries. But no matter -- bachelor pad music isn't about authenticity, and this compilation presents some enjoyably cheesy attempts at evoking the city of lights, recorded for Capitol in the '50s and '60s. Whether instrumental or vocal, English or French, giants of the idiom like Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle, and the immortal Dicky Doo & the Don'ts offer their homages, filled with B-movie soundtrack orchestration and blindingly White vocal choruses. There are some surprisingly hot, uptempo jazzy lounge takes on the theme, though, by Sam Butera, Elmer Bernstein, Jack Costanzo, and the Double Six of Paris, featuring a faster-than-light French scat vocal from Mimi Perrin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383613021
  • Catalog Number: 36130
  • Sales rank: 91,192

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Love Paris - Sam Butera & the Witnesses (2:23)
  2. 2 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) - Jonah Jones Quartet (2:34)
  3. 3 Milord - Les Baxter (2:55)
  4. 4 Under Paris Skies/La la Collette - Joe "Fingers" Carr (4:06)
  5. 5 Valentina - Elmer Bernstein (2:15)
  6. 6 Parisian Women - Cy Coleman (1:20)
  7. 7 Mon Amour, O Mon Amour/La Panse - Les Baxter (4:00)
  8. 8 C'Est Magnifique - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (2:53)
  9. 9 Vive l'Amour - Dicky Doo & the Don'ts (2:44)
  10. 10 April in Paris - Mighty Accordion Band (3:31)
  11. 11 The Poor People of Paris (Jean's Song) - Billy May (4:44)
  12. 12 French Rat Race - The Double Six of Paris (2:38)
  13. 13 Petite Fleur - Henri René (2:49)
  14. 14 The Clown on the Eiffel Tower - Les Baxter (2:20)
  15. 15 La Vie en Rose - Sam Butera & the Witnesses (2:19)
  16. 16 C'Est Si Bon - Terry Snyder (5:07)
  17. 17 I Love Paris - Jack Costanzo (2:43)
  18. 18 Can, Can, Can - Jerry Shard (2:41)
  19. 19 [Untitled Spoken Track] - Renzo Cesana (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elmer Bernstein Track Performer
Les Baxter Track Performer
Cy Coleman Track Performer
Billy May Track Performer
The Double Six of Paris Track Performer
Joe "Fingers" Carr Track Performer
Jack Cooper Track Performer
Jack Costanzo Track Performer
Henri René Track Performer
Terry Snyder Track Performer
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra Track Performer
Sam Butera & the Witnesses Track Performer
Mighty Accordion Band Track Performer
Dicky Doo & the Don'ts Track Performer
Jonah Jones Quartet Track Performer
Jerry Shard Track Performer
Renzo Cesana Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jack Lawrence Composer
Bob Norberg Remastering
Brad Benedict Producer
Wayne Watkins Executive Producer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
R.J. Smith Liner Notes
Andy Engel Art Direction
Timothy Eames Contributor
Kim Sanders Design Production Assistant
Marguerite Monnot Composer
René Rouzaud Composer
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