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Lounge-o-Rama

written by: Gilligan
 
Go ahead, "take 5" and pour yourself a nice martini. Let's roll back to a time when the swingin' bachelor was king, and the Rat Pack still ruled Vegas. It's time to test your skills on the space-age grooves of the 50's and 60's. Turn on your hi-fi and let's go daddy-o!

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This actress/singer reportedly had a fling with Elvis Presley, was friends with Dean Martin, and guest starred on The Flintstones [view image]
The sound clip is from her song "Thirteen Men".
Dinah Shore
Doris Day
Ann-Margret
Peggy Lee


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He is famous as the owner of the Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri. He had his own TV show, recorded 18 gold albums, and in the 1960's was signed to what was at that time the biggest recording contract in history. [sound clip: "Music To Watch Girls By"]
Johnny Mathis
Dean Martin
Tony Bennett
Andy Williams


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"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." are opening lines to "The Christmas Song" by this artist known as the "Velvet Fog". He has written over 250 songs, many have become jazz standards.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Mel Tormé
Cole Porter
Louis Prima
Bing Crosby


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This performer released a series of successful "mood music" albums; romantic instrumentals meant to be background music to enhance romance. Currently, he is probably best known as the bus driver Ralph Kramden from a popular show from the 50's.
Jackie Gleason
Buddy Hackett
Sid Fields
Jack Benny


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In 1966, "Mas Que Nada" was recorded by Sergio Mendes & _________ (fill in the blank)
the Miracles
Dawn
Brasil '66
the Tijuana Brass


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Any lounge lizard worth his salt is familiar with this brand of lounge music, which can be described as "musical impressions" of mythical "shangri-las" dreamt of by "armchair safari-ers". It was popularized by Martin Denny, Les Baxter, and Arthur Lyman, and the songs often contained bongo percussion and primate shrieks to invoke the dangers of the jungle.
kitsch
oceania
exotica
downtempo


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The release of this 1996 film, which starred Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, and Heather Graham, caused a brief lounge revival.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Made
Swingers
Ocean's 11
Casino Royale


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Which member of the famous Rat Pack was called by Playboy magazine "the coolest man who ever lived" and recorded such hits as ""That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", and "Volare".
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Frank Sinatra
Joey Bishop


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He was the voice of the orangutan King Louie in the Walt Disney film The Jungle Book. Known as the King of Swing, his medley of "Just a Gigolo"/"I Ain't Got Nobody" was covered by David Lee Roth in the 1980s.
Bobby Darin
Herb Alpert
Louis Prima
Cab Calloway


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In 1994, this artist performed his 25,000th solo show in Las Vegas. Frank, Dino, Sammy ... they're all gone, but he still holds his ground and keeps the ties to old Vegas alive. For that, he deserves a great big "Danke Schoen".
Wayne Newton
Barry Manilow
Steve Lawrence
Dabney Coleman


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Comedians have a bad habit of lampooning lounge acts. An example of this is demonstrated in the sound clip provided: "Ice, Ice Baby" by comedian Richard Cheese and his band Lounge Against the Machine. Which Saturday Night Live comedian portrayed a particularly bad lounge act famous for his terrible rendition of "Star Wars" and "Feelings"?
Mike Myers
Bill Murray
Dana Carvey
Phil Hartman


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Often considered nothing more than an elevator music cliche, the bossa nova classic "The Girl from Ipanema" is actually a worldwide phenomenon. The number of artists who have covered it is endless, and the song is truly recognized around the world.
Finish the lyric: "When she walks she's like a ______ that, swings so cool and sways so gentle, that when she passes
each one she passes goes "a-a-ah!"
seagull
samba
carioca
palm tree


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This pin up girl and sultry singer was married to Jack Webb of "Dragnet" fame. Later she would play nurse Dixie McCall, RN, on the TV show "Emergency!" (1972–1979).  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Julie London
Sandra Dee
Barbara Eden
Kiki Dee


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