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Cocktail Mix Vol. 2: Martini Madness

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1996 Rhino Records compilation

1. Thirteen Men - Miss Ann-Margret
2. Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro) - Cal Tjader
3. The Girld From Ipanema - Walter Wanderley
4. Call Me - Nancy Wilson
5. Sorry 'Bout That (Part 1) - Harold Johnson Sextet
6. Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme
7. Baby Elephant Walk - Rene Touzet
8. Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
9. Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Deixa Isso Pra La) - Connie Francis
10. Frenesi-Twist - Les Elgart & His Orchestra
11. Why Wait - Perez Prado & His Orchestra
12. House Of Bamboo - Earl Grant
13. Cantaloupe Island - Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers
14. Hot Barbecue - Brother Jack McDuff
15. Mais Que Nada - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
16. Washington Square - Dick Hyman & His Orchestra
17. Take Five - Trudy Pitts
18. I'm Not Talking - Mose Allison

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000033PE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,567 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am new to Lounge but knew I loved Austin Powers-type music so I took a chance on this one and this is my favorite CD. I need two copies, one for my car and one for the house! Many of the artists weren't familiar to me but it was love at first listen with Ann-Margret's 13 Men (first track), then an elevator-muzak style Girl from Ipanema and the classics Soul Bossa Nova and Mais Que Nada (you'll know it when you hear it). House of Bamboo is so much fun as is Hot Barbeque and a different version of Dave Brubeck's Take Five. It's all great - run, don't walk, to get out your martini glasses. Oh, and last but not least, the inside jacket is jam-packed with career bios of each artist. This is a must-have.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aarel Hodge (aarelhodge@hotmail.com) on July 26, 1999
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This is a selection of tunes any jazz lover or party goer will be able to groove with. With classic tracks like Baby Elephant Walk, this album offers lots easy fun. If you liked the theme song to Austin Powers your in luck, Soul Bossa Nova (the tracks actual name) is just one of the many jivin' boppers you'll find here. A great buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on February 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This CD features 18 tracks that might have been played at a "cocktail party" back in the 1960s. It is a fun combination of vocals and instrumentals dating from 1958 to 1967. This is the kind of music that was played at parties for adults back then. None of that "rock and roll" stuff here! There is a lot of bossa nova here, plus jazz-pop and various other swinging styles. This is the perfect music to listen to while drinking martinis (not that I ever had a martini). If you are a fan of the lounge music revival, you will enjoy this CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Baack on June 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Put this baby on after work on a Friday night. Mix up your favorite beverages and start the weekend right. Great CD for a party or just "chillin". If only we had a road map to get back to these days when life was a little easier. No P.C. garbage, no cell phones or fax machines. Just come home to your wife, mix up the cocktails and do it! Put this CD on, pretend its 1962 and drink it up!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 1999
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I had already bought "Martini Lounge" from the Pottery Barn store, and I was looking for CDs in the same style. I'm not disappointed by my purchase of Cocktail mix vol 1, 2, and 3. Although the volume 1 is sometimes a bit cartoon like, they all are very pleasant to listen to, with a good mix of jazz standards, and other types of music. They really brighten up your mood, and are suitable for parties, overall fun and lively.
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Want some mighty awesome music with a retro feel? Pick up this album and add it to your collection; it's going to give you endless enjoyment! We get quite a few terrific numbers from a fine group of artists who perform at their best. The quality of the sound on this CD is excellent and I like that artwork, too!

"Thirteen Men" with Ann-Margret's vocals starts the CD off with a swingin' tune and Ann-Margret never skips a beat, either! Her voice is as clear as a bell and the music that plays fits in perfectly with her singing. Ann-Margret handles complex tempo and key changes seemingly naturally; and the percussion enhances the arrangement very well. In addition, "Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro)" by Cal Tajder and his team shines brighter than silver and gold when they do this one up right! The percussion and the piano in particular really make this number special. And if you really want some lively music that has an irresistible flair, listen for "The Girl from Ipanema" by Walter Wanderley and his buddies. What a creative treatment this classic bossa nova number gets! Nancy Wilson then sings "Call Me" to perfection--and beyond! Her incredible phrasing makes her performance memorable, strong and even sexy all at once. I love it!

"Sorry 'Bout That, Pt. 1" features The Harold Johnson Sextet squarely in the spotlight; and that's quite all right by me! They perform "Sorry 'Bout That, Pt. 1" flawlessly. I also like René Touzet's excellent treatment of the classic "Baby Elephant Walk;" they perform this without a single superfluous note and that's grand. Quincy Jones's "Soul Bossa Nova" leaves nothing to be desired--this music is all THAT good.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 1998
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This CD was given to us as a gift and we absolutely love it. From the saultry sounds of Ann Margaret and Nancy Wilson to the jazzy Bosa Nova beat and the House of Bamboo, we love playing this while sipping fine wine and barbecuing out. Our neighbors love it as well!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Book Glutton on July 9, 1999
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This CD is the best! I played it at work and was shocked to see my colleagues starting to swing to these snazzy tunes! This CD would be a great addition to any party. Swing Daddyos Swing!
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