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Here is a thread to play all those cheesy easy listening spins without fear of lounge music shaming. Some examples to kick off with:

 

SDS All-Stars, ‎ Electone Fortissimo In Movie Themes. Festival Records ‎ SFL-930,942, Stereo Australia 1962.

Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Stage & Screen

Style: Space-Age, Easy Listening, Soundtrack

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1 hour ago, jazzdog@groovemasters said:

Here is a thread to play all those cheesy easy listening spins without fear of lounge music shaming. Some examples to kick off with:

 

SDS All-Stars, ‎ Electone Fortissimo In Movie Themes. Festival Records ‎ SFL-930,942, Stereo Australia 1962.

Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Stage & Screen

Style: Space-Age, Easy Listening, Soundtrack

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Hey Man, I picked this up recently in one of my Op Shop hunts.  I bought it for the boast of 'Super Dynamic Sound', and that's exactly what it delivers.  I paid no more than $2 for it, in very good condition, and I do enjoy it.  Will have to go and give it a wash and a spin, thanks.

 

SDS Allstars 'Electone Fortissimo in Movie Themes' King Records, Japan - Festival Records Aus.

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Hi Buzzfuzz,

I bought my first copy from an op shop too, but for the cover art, the disc was a stylus ripper if ever there was, i just love the vacuum tubes on the front cover. Then I got a playable copy earlier this year, so $2.00 down in total. The liner notes are a scream, too. The SQ & atmospherics is a bit reminiscent of early Karlheinz Stockhausen, the ecletone organs sounds weirdly primitive but very appealing (in small doses).

 

I didn't know what the genre lounge music was until a few years ago, but instantly recognised it...... i think of department store music; David Jones in Sydney in the 1960s & 70s.....

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Hey @jazzdog@groovemasters;  Just had a wash and played side one.  Not normally my cup o' tea, especially Organ music, but as you wrote, good in small doses.  I love your description above, and it certainly rings true for me, Department Store Music, or Elevator Music which I've heard used before.  I found the liner notes very interesting, things I never think about with the recording process; the point about using the studio technology instead of trying to replicate the concert hall, or live sound, really hit home for me.  A pivotal point in music production, and something The Beatles surely utilised.

 

I don't have too many in this category, but will post what I can.  I've scoured the Op Shops within 20km, not much left there, but always on the look out for a bargain.

 

Cheers man.  Anthony.

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Hi Anthony,

Yes, the Beatles certainly upped the ante in the studio after they gave up touring, with the St Pepper's & Magical Mystery Tour albums. These two albums were clearly influenced by the french musique concrète movement, as was Stockhausen. 

 

Look out for King Music super dynamic sound series , have a look at other SDS All-Stars albums & groups like the Tokyo Cuban Boys, It s all tongue in cheek, for me, esp. as  have been grading out a crate of 1980 EPs most of them are from 1986 for some bizarre reason, so i need some light music /other distraction to stop from going mad.... 

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14 minutes ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

I like lounge music and have quite a few albums of that genre. Here's a lounge version of a song you'll be familiar with by lounge duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. :)

Yes, that's really cool, i think Chris Cornell would have approved (RIP).

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10 hours ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

I like lounge music and have quite a few albums of that genre. Here's a lounge version of a song you'll be familiar with by lounge duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. :)

 

Is there a sub-genre of Psychedelic Lounge?  What a great Video mate, a 'Trippy' one If I ever saw one.  Will have to check out more from them and download a few videos for my next excursion.

 

Absolute Classic Man.  Thanks very much.

Anthony.

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1 hour ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Is there a sub-genre of Psychedelic Lounge?  What a great Video mate, a 'Trippy' one If I ever saw one.  Will have to check out more from them and download a few videos for my next excursion.

 

Absolute Classic Man.  Thanks very much.

Anthony.

Yeah, more like this pls, it isn't all about 'daggy' spins...

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Ports of Paradise PBS FM Fridays 9 - 11am, shows are archived

https://pbsfm.org.au/portsofparadise

< A midcentury melting pot of sophisticated sounds from the golden age of exotica ... including jungle jazz, tribal percussion, Latin rhythms, early Calypso, cocktail lounge, stereophonic showpieces, space-age symphonies, and tropical island swing. >

https://www.facebook.com/portsofparadise/

regards Ian

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Various, ‎ The Stars In Stereo. Capitol Records ‎SLCT 6164  Compilation, Stereo UK 1957.

 

What a line up on the lounge tonite: 

Tracklist

A1–Frank Sinatra   I'm A Fool To Want You

A2–Harry James    Ring For Porter

A3–Les Baxter   Bangkok Cock Fight

A4–Nat "King" Cole  A Cottage For Sale

A5–Jackie Gleason   September Song

B1–Les Brown   Apple Valley

B2–Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians   Way Back Home

B3–Nelson Riddle   Time Was

B4–Gordon Jenkins   Valencia

B5–Stan Kenton       Lover

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https://www.discogs.com/label/293706-Ultra-Lounge

< Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, predominantly featuring music genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge.
The series started in 1996, but as of 2009 the newer releases have been made available only in digital format. >

 

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On 20/04/2018 at 5:08 PM, YCC said:

Is this"lounge" enough? All the bossa nova hits in orchestral-mode... very relaxing indeed;--)

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Yes, i think so, lounge can be whatever you say it is. Anyway, anyone who gets a recording contract with Verve, must be a premium lounge artist!

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