Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 15: Wild Cool & Swingin' Too

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 15th volume in Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series is another collection of uptempo numbers from the label's extensive vault of traditional pop singers of the 1950s and '60s. The idea here seems to have been to collect a bunch of familiar tunes and a group of name artists, but not necessarily to match songs to their best-known performers. So, for instance, Jack Jones is present, but he's singing "Angel Eyes," a song associated with Frank Sinatra, while "Wives and Lovers," Jones' signature song, is sung by Vic Damone instead. (A good reason for that, of course, is that Jones recorded "Wives and Lovers" for Kapp Records, not Capitol.) Similarly, Peggy Lee, not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 15th volume in Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series is another collection of uptempo numbers from the label's extensive vault of traditional pop singers of the 1950s and '60s. The idea here seems to have been to collect a bunch of familiar tunes and a group of name artists, but not necessarily to match songs to their best-known performers. So, for instance, Jack Jones is present, but he's singing "Angel Eyes," a song associated with Frank Sinatra, while "Wives and Lovers," Jones' signature song, is sung by Vic Damone instead. (A good reason for that, of course, is that Jones recorded "Wives and Lovers" for Kapp Records, not Capitol.) Similarly, Peggy Lee, not Astrud Gilberto, sings "The Boy from Ipanema," and Wayne Newton, not Sinatra, sings "Strangers in the Night." (As usual with Capitol compilations, Sinatra, long a flagship artist for the label, is conspicuous by his absence, no doubt due to a contractual restriction.) Dean Martin is associated with "Just in Time," a song he sang in the movie version of Bells Are Ringing, but that's an exception to the rule. No matter who's singing which song, however, the rhythm remains uptempo, and the renditions are assured. Particularly notable are the vocal versions of old big-band hits like Eydie Gorme's leadoff reading of "Frenesi" and Sarah Vaughan's typically scat-filled rendition of "Perdido."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/1997
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724385341120
  • Catalog Number: 53411
  • Sales rank: 83,859

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Frenesi (2:18)
  2. 2 Night and Day (2:15)
  3. 3 Charade (1:48)
  4. 4 A Lot of Livin' to Do (2:06)
  5. 5 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days (2:10)
  6. 6 Wives and Lovers - Vic Damone (2:31)
  7. 7 The Boy from Ipanema (2:23)
  8. 8 Strangers in the Night (2:44)
  9. 9 With Plenty of Money and You - Tony Bennett (1:34)
  10. 10 Call Me Irresponsible (2:05)
  11. 11 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? (3:24)
  12. 12 Snootie Little Cutie (2:05)
  13. 13 Daddy (2:18)
  14. 14 Just in Time (2:15)
  15. 15 Perdido (2:09)
  16. 16 Angel Eyes (3:12)
  17. 17 Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (4:44)
  18. 18 Midnight Swinger (2:12)
  19. 19 Destination Moon (2:37)
  20. 20 It Had Better Be Tonight (2:18)
  21. 21 Hawaiian War Chant (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eydie Gorme Track Performer
Peggy Lee Vocals, Track Performer
Julie London Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
Wayne Newton Track Performer
Louis Prima Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Tony Bennett Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Lena Horne Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles Conductor
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Lou Levy Conductor
Bobby Troup Track Performer
Vic Damone Track Performer
Burt Bacharach Conductor
Jack Jones Track Performer
Steve Lawrence Track Performer
Benny Carter Conductor
Don Costa Conductor
Ray Ellis Conductor
Bobby Hammack Conductor
Jimmy Jones Conductor
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Fred Norman Conductor
Donald Peake Conductor
Richard Wess Conductor
Sarah Vaughan Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The Witnesses Ensemble
Technical Credits
Bert Kaempfert Composer
Keely Smith Contributor
Irving Caesar Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Roger Graham Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Brad Benedict Contributor
Wayne Watkins Executive Producer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
R.J. Smith Liner Notes
Eddie Snyder Composer
Count Basie Orchestra Contributor
Andy Engel Art Direction
Timothy Eames Contributor
Alberto Dominguez Composer
Don Donaldson Composer
Leonello Casucci Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
Julius Brammer Composer
Debbie Morris Composer
Lee Adams Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Listening

    This collection doesn't dissapoint. A good addition for party listening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprisingly good

    I'm not a big fan of the Ultra-Lounge series, as their uber-hip compilations are often to kitschy for my taste. So when a friend, knowing my affinity for jazz, gave me this album, I let it sit on my shelf for two years without one thorough listen...until a few months ago, when I actually read through the interesting setlist (who else but Ultra-Lounge would pair Wayne Newton with Sarah Vaughan?) and stuck into the CD player. It hasn't left since....the album is a great mix of standards ("Just in Time" and "The Boy from Ipanema," to name a few) and outta-be-standards ("Frenesi" and "With Plenty of Money and You"). And the surprisingly random but coherent vocalists featured on the album delivers each moment with the sweet substance every cynical jazz fan would enjoy. The irony here is that "Wild, Cool, and Swingin'" is neither "wild" nor "cool" nor "swingin'" in the neo-swing, Gap-commercial fashion you might imagine. Simply, it is an excellent jazz album.

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    Posted August 4, 2009

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