“A fresh contrast of melodic strings and swinging vocal patterns.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “The Sweet and the Swingin'” by Paul Weston, released in 1960.
Today’s musical delights are brought to you by Dick Schory and The Percussive Art Ensemble with Re-Percussion from 1957. It’s everything the cover implies it is!
“The wedding of pairs of songs.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Double Exposures” by Manny Albam & His Orchestra, 1960.
“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.
I’m a massive fan of exotica and lounge music and enjoy nothing better than scouring the charity shops for a new gem to add to my LP collection! Les Baxter is one my favourites, so I’ve collected together images of some of his LP covers, which are as weird and wonderful as his music.
In 1955, record company Columbia released a set of five LP’s featuring the instrumental stylings of Peter Barclay and his Orchestra. The technicolour cover photographs encapsulate the ideal American family in a wonderfully cheesy/creepy way, and the back covers were full of helpful hints and even recipes to help make every occasion perfect.
“A flight into new areas of sonic and musical experience.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Provocative Percussion” by Terry Snyder and the All Stars from 1959.