Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story

Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story


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Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227255725
catalogNumber: 72557

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Liberace   Track Performer
Robert Goulet   Track Performer
Eartha Kitt   Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
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   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
Reed   Musical Director
Coco Shinomiys   Art Direction
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer

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