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VA - Music for a Bachelor's Den Vol. 01 to Vol. 08 [1996] (8 x CD's)

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VA - Music for a Bachelor's Den Vol. 01 to Vol. 08 [1996] (8 x CD's)

The revival of space age pop and exotica proved almost as chauvinistic as the music's original heyday four decades earlier. Virtually every reissue seemed geared to the male psyche, with gorgeous women on the covers, cocktail recipes in the liner notes, and wonderfully cheesy grooves promising to lubricate the art of seduction. Raiding the Atlantic and Warner archives to assemble space age bachelor pad musicthat are among the most widely heard examples of the genre. This means that experts might sniff and deride this collection as too "mainstream." Popular lounge music, however, was no less interesting than collectible lounge music, and perhaps more so. Which means that these are good samples of the style that was a subordinate but notable part of American popular music in the late 1950's and early 1960's, especially if you weren't around when these hits were played on AM radio.

Sometimes the titles of the instrumentals sufficed by themselves (Les Baxter's "Lust," Jerry Murad's "Music to Watch Girls By," Hyman's "The Topless Dancers of Corfu"). And there are old space age pop standbys like Latin rhythms, stereophonic experimentation, exotica, and mutation of time-honored pop standards worked in. These compilations may not be long on consistency, but on the other hand their track selection is very good, assembling some of the most amusing, fun, and adventurous cocktail music available. (Amazon)

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Terry Snyder Once In A While 2:54

02 Arthur Lyman Group Love For Sale 3:00

03 Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) 2:42

04 David Rose & His Orchestra Sunset Strip 2:20

05 Morris Stoloff & The Columbia Pictures Studio Orchestra Moonglow/Theme From "Picnic" 3:49

06 George Shearing Quintet As Long As I Live/Let's Live Again 3:57

07 Linda Lawson Like Young 3:24

08 Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra Theme From Route 66 2:10

09 John Buzon Trio Ill Wind 2:17

10 Martin Denny Quiet Village 3:41

11 Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird 2:46

12 Dick Hyman Moritat 2:16

13 Jimmy Dorsey So Rare 2:37

14 Jackie Gleason & His Concert Orchestra Theme From The Honeymooners (Melancholy Serenade) 3:15

15 Victor Young & His Orchestra Around The World (In Eighty Days) 3:03


Vol. 02

01 South Sea Serenaders Taboo 3:47

02 Irving Cottler Song Of India 2:52

03 Frank Hunter & His Orchestra Ritual Of The Torch 2:52

04 Percy Faith Jungle Fantasy 3:14

05 Duke Ellington Bonga 2:26

06 Robert Maxwell & His Orchestra Poinciana 2:43

07 Arthur Lyman Sim Sim 2:30

08 Sonny Lester And His Orchestra Salome's Veil 2:30

09 Irving Cottler Arab Dance 3:42

10 Ethel Azama Mountain High, Valley Low 3:12

11 Yma Sumac Ataypura (High Andes) 3:04

12 Les Baxter Simba 2:42

13 Frank Hunter & His Orchestra Zimbah! 2:27

14 South Sea Serenaders Tahiti Sunrise 2:57


Vol. 03

01 Augie Colon Tierra Va Tembla 2:46

02 Miguelito Valdes And His Orchestra  With Machito & His Afro-Cubans Babalu 2:59

03 Xavier Cugat Cuba Libre 2:56

04 Yma Sumac Gopher 2:18

05 Hugo Montenegro Guaglione 2:51

06 Perez Prado Mambo No. 5 2:48

07 John Buzon Trio The John Buzon Trio 2:17

08 Lenny Dee Tequila 2:50

09 Orizaba & His Orchestra Boo Qui Woo Qui 2:20

10 Richard Hayman The Peanut Vendor 3:44

11 Sir Julian Dansero 2:16

12 Hugo Montenegro Perfidia 2:28

13 Belmonte And His Afro-American Music Caravan 2:40

14 Duke Ellington Absinthe 2:48


Vol. 04

01 Mel Henke The Lively Ones 2:43

02 Warren Barker 77 Sunset Strip 2:10

03 Felix Slatkin I Get A Kick Out Of You 2:10

04 Percussion & Guitars Jazz Pizzicato 2:06

05 Enoch Light & The Light Brigade Swamp-Fire 2:21

06 Ray Connif & His Orchestra & Chorus Caravan 2:18

07 Dick Hyman The Topless Dancers Of Corfu 3:04

08 Perrey & Kingsley Swan's Splashdown 2:17

09 Richard Hayman The Girl From Ipanema 3:18

10 Los Brasilios Carol's Theme 2:29

11 Jerry Murad's Harmonicats Music To Watch Girls By 2:36

12 Les Baxter With Bas Sheva Lust 3:02

13 Mel Henke The Twisters 1:54

14 Julie London Hot Toddy 1:50


Vol. 05

01 The Arthur Lyman Group Taboo 3:00

02 The Arthur Lyman Group Love For Sale 2:58

03 The Arthur Lyman Group Tropical 1:33

04 The Arthur Lyman Group March Of The Siamese Children 2:20

05 The Arthur Lyman Group China Clipper 4:35

06 The Arthur Lyman Group Bwana A 2:29

07 The Arthur Lyman Group Fire Down Below 3:48

08 The Arthur Lyman Group Cubana Chant 2:47

09 The Arthur Lyman Group Busy Port 3:09

10 The Arthur Lyman Group Fascination 2:35

11 The Arthur Lyman Group Hava Nagila 3:12

12 The Arthur Lyman Group Arrivederci Roma 4:07

13 The Arthur Lyman Group Legend Of The Rain 2:41

14 The Arthur Lyman Group Jungle Jalopy 5:03

15 The Arthur Lyman Group Scheherazade 2:19

16 The Arthur Lyman Group 76 Trombones (From ''the Musi 3:19

17 The Arthur Lyman Group The Legend Of Pélé 2:42

18 The Arthur Lyman Group Maui Chimes 2:40


Vol. 06

01 Arthur Lyman Group Bahia 3:09

02 Arthur Lyman Group Kinkajou 2:41

03 Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird 2:49

04 Arthur Lyman Group Jungle Drums 2:26

05 Arthur Lyman Group Ye Lai Sian 2:57

06 Arthur Lyman Group Brazilleros 2:41

07 Arthur Lyman Group Otome San (Japanese Drinking Song) 2:43

08 Arthur Lyman Group Anna 1:57

09 Arthur Lyman Group Quiet Village 3:44

10 Arthur Lyman Group Moon Over A Ruined Castle 3:19

11 Arthur Lyman Group Magic Island 4:32

12 Arthur Lyman Group Leis Of Jazz 2:16

13 Arthur Lyman Group Blue Hawaii 3:25

14 Arthur Lyman Group Dahil Sayo 2:28

15 Arthur Lyman Group Voodoo Dreams 2:51

16 Arthur Lyman Group La Paloma 2:31

17 Arthur Lyman Group Colonel Bogey March 4:10

18 Arthur Lyman Group Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au) 3:01


Vol. 07

01 Diana Dors Roller Coaster Blues 2:36

02 Paula Castle Why Can't I 3:02

03 Jo Stafford The Gentleman Is A Dope 2:49

04 Helen Carr My Kind Of Trouble Is You 3:56

05 Jayne Mansfield That Makes It 2:29

06 June Hutton My Baby Just Cares For Me 3:33

07 Marilyn Monroe You'd Be Surprised 3:06

08 Judy Holliday An Occasional Man 2:22

09 Carole Simpson Gentleman Friend 2:10

10 Marilyn Maxwell Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered 3:05

11 Doris Day Close Your Eyes 3:10

12 Bernadine Read Mean To Me 3:14

13 Peggy Lee We Laughed At Love 3:15

14 Julie London The Exciting Life 2:29


Vol. 08

01 Viki Lane You Hit The Spot 2:05

02 Polly Bergen What I Wouldn't Do For That Man 4:00

03 Donna Hightower Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You? 3:08

04 Marlene Cord I'm Through With Love 3:30

05 Sondi Sodsa Love Dance 2:24

06 Eartha Kitt I'd Rather Be Burned As A Witch 2:18

07 Pat Suzuki Daddy 2:41

08 Lena Horne Watch What Happens 3:59

09 Georgia Carr Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 2:48

10 Linda Lawson Where Flamingos Fly 3:21

11 Lurlean Hunter If I Could Be With You 2:34

12 Doris Drew Pennies From Heaven 2:50

13 Jo Damita I Found A Brand New Baby 3:32

14 Tammy Grimes Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 3:24

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks Butter,,excellent selection.

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  2. Great compilation. Certainly no shortage of Arthur Lyman. Surprised there was no Martin Denny on there but I'll take what I can get. Thank you very much for your daily efforts. Love everything.

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    1. Hi eelcat.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      there is only one track by Martin Denny in this set (Cd1 track10) but there really should be more.
      Cheers.

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  3. I am so there. Thanks so much BB.

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    1. Hi Phillip,
      Put your feet up and relax.
      Cheers.

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  4. thank you so much B.B. nice one

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  5. Thanks for this! I was missing a couple in the series.

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  6. I now need a silk smoking jacket and cravat. Big thanks for your always surprising variety.

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    1. Hi aybsee,
      And a warm glass of cognac. Enjoy this and all the others.
      Cheers.

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