Sunday, June 6, 2021

VA - City Lounge, The Vintage Edition [2008] (4 x CD's)


VA - City Lounge, The Vintage Edition [2008] (4 x CD's)

"City Lounge, The Vintage Edition" is a 4 x CD compilation series released by French independent music distributor Wagram.  After four successful volumes, the City Lounge series is back ... for a very special edition! The Vintage Edition pays a heartfelt tribute to artists who have inspired and shaped lounge music from the 60's. For over 40 years, Lounge has become a phenomenon, mixing Easy Listening, Jazz, Soul, Pop with a touch of Funk and Blues. This edition of City Lounge concentrates on the original sources of Lounge Music, devoting it's attention to its most famous ambassadors such as Nina Simone, Al Green, James Brown, and Ennio Morricone.All the music in this set of boxes, when it was first born, none of them were called sofa music, and none of them would be defined as Lounge, but now it sounds like these old fashioned goods are actually like that of Lounge. Relax, what does this mean? Lounge, it is not just a Music Style, it is also a Mood Attitude. (Amazon)

This box set contains a heap of rare singles that have only been reissued in limited runs on the excellent Jazzman label! Even if you throw out the rest, this batch is worth it for these cuts alone, easily. Great, great, great!






Track lists

CD1 New York

01 Kathleen Emery Sometimes I Feel Like A Mother 3:54

02 Chris Connor Lullaby Of Birdland 2:20

03 Nina Simone Love Me or Leave Me 3:20

04 James Brown That Dood It 2:25

05 Freddie Cole Brother Where Are You 4:41

06 John Coltrane Pristine (Take 2) 7:16

07 Lorez Alexandria Send In The Clowns 3:47

08 Dee Felice Trio Nightingale 2:24

09 Barbara Lynn I'm A Good Woman 2:19

10 Mel Torme Let's Call The Whole Thing Off 3:23

11 Carmen McRae Tip Toe Gently 2:37

12 Ann Peebles I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 2:35

13 Syl Johnson I Hate I Walked Away 3:18

14 Roy Ayers feat. Merry Clayton Mystic Voyage 4:14

15 Al Green Simply Beautiful 4:08

CD2 London

01 Bobby Trafalgar Hotel D'Amour 3:46

02 Shirley Bassey Banana Boat Song 2:42

03 Doo Doo Girls Dreamy Days 2:53

04 Mungo Jerry In The Summertime 3:31

05 Petula Clark with Oscar Peters When I Fall In Love (Let There Be Love) 3:44

06 Gordon Beck The Hustler 2:29

07 Spencer Davis Group Give Me Some Lovin' 3:10

08 Animals Boom Boom 2:51

09 Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces 3:57

10 Ian Dury and The Blockheads What A Waste 3:19

11 Gary Bellington Strange Dream 2:05

12 Voodoo Trombone Swings And Roundabout 3:14

13 Alden Shuman Tagging Along 2:02

14 Montepulciano Peaches and Cream 3:43

15 Julie Andrews The Island 4:57

CD3 Paris

01 Michel Magne & Les Cappucino Tamoure Hully Gully 2:54

02 Jacqueline Taieb 7 Heures Du Mat 2:10

03 Pierre Barouh Samba Saravah 4:28

04 Michel Colombier Du Fond De Mon Lit 2:36

05 Cleo Et Moi. Et Toi. Et Soie 1:49

06 Les Gypsys Proletaire 2:49

07 Coette Idealisation 2:08

08 Adele J'ai Peur Parfois 2:46

09 Henry Geudon Merenguedon 2:55

10 Dashiell Hedayat Chrysler 6:34

11 Edouard My Name is Edouard 2:15

12 Elizabeth Je Suis Sublime 2:57

13 Uz Brady Palladium (The Hip) 2:26

14 Olivia Les Yeux Doux 1:59

15 Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Avec Art Ensemble Of Chicago Comme A La Radio 8:03

CD4 Milan

01 Max Rocci and His Friends Red Blues 3:26

02 Giacomo Bondi & Roberto Picerni Cafe Roma 3:45

03 Swingers Stadio 3:49

04 Mina Si Lo So 2:34

05 A. Alessandroni Momento In Due 2:35

06 Calzi I Michelli Belvedere 4:52

07 La Bionda Deluxe Jetset Loungin' 3:10

08 Marco Di Marco Discotheque 3:09

09 Adriano Celentano 24.000 Baci 2:09

10 Amedeo Tommasi Attentato 2:19

11 Rimini Combo Breeze On The Moped 3:22

12 Giogino de Travere Enrico 5:11

13 Ivano Kardi Orchestra Bitter Chord 3:07

14 Roberto Giaco Lonely Beach 3:01

15 Ennio Morricone Scusi, Facciamo l'Amore? 3:14




  1. Thanks so much - this looks awesome

    1. Hi heartofstone.
      This is a great listen. Enjoy!


  2. Really eclectic comps. Thanks, BB!

    1. Hi pmac,
      Yes they are. I hope you will enjoy them.


  3. Another fine example of alternative music that goes beyond the pure horizon of pop, rock & roll, thank you very much!

    1. Hi WOODY,
      A nice eclectic Sounding Set. Beautiful Sounds throughout.


  4. Replies
    1. Cool ! indeed, This Guy.
      A very enjoyable set that lives up to its title.


  5. Thanks Butterboy for this fantastic comp!!!

    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      Make the most of the sounds throughout this compilation. As someone said above, Very Cool!


  6. I do feel much more suave now thanks to this set. Thanks so much BB.

  7. Hi, The links for this are down. Can you please re-up this? Thank you.

    1. Hi dazzzt,
      New link established, tested and working.

  8. The links to this appear to be down again. Could you update it or post a new link? Thank you!

    1. Hi J Bowden Hapgood.
      New links established, tested and working.