Lounge music Us Kids Cold - London - Animal Games a type of easy listening music popular in the s and s.
It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The earliest type of lounge music appeared during the s and s, and was known as light music.
In the 21st century, the term lounge music may also be used to describe the types of music played in hotels the lounge, the barcasinossupermarketsseveral restaurantsand piano bars.
Exoticaspace age popand some forms of easy listening music popular during the s and s are now broadly termed lounge. The term lounge does not appear in textual documentation of the period, such as Billboard magazine or long playing album coversbut has been retroactively applied.
While rock and roll was generally influenced by blues and countrylounge music was derived from jazz and other musical elements borrowed from traditions around the world. It combined music that was popular outside the USA, such Aborted Soul - Grind!Nation - Westwood Massacre Farmers various Latin genres e.
Such music could have some instruments exaggerated e. Many of these recordings were portrayed as originating in exotic foreign lands, but in truth were recorded in Hollywood recording studios by veteran session musicians. Another genre, space age pop, mimicked space age sound effects of the time and reflected the public Operator - Various - Hot And Fresh Vol.
8 in space exploration. With the advent of stereophonic technology, artists such as Esquivel used spatial audio techniques to full effect, creating whooshing sounds with his orchestra. AllMusic describes lounge as less "adventurous" than exotica or space age pop, but not as "watered-down" as Muzak. A good deal of lounge music was pure instrumental i. Sometimes, this music would be theme music from movies or TV shows, although such music could be produced independently from other entertainment productions.
These instrumentals could be produced with an orchestral arrangement, or from an arrangement of instruments very Sex Machine - Various - House Mixx 1996 to that found in jazz, or even rock and roll such as the Hammond Organ or electric guitar.
The music of Burt Bacharach was soon featured as part of many lounge singers' repertoires. Such artists performed mainly at featured lounges in Las Vegas casinos.
Documented pioneers of the Las Vegas lounge scene, the Mary Kaye Trio were first on the scene in the early 50's. Lounge singers have a lengthy history stretching back to the decades of the early twentieth century.
The somewhat derisive term lounge lizard was coined then, and less well known lounge singers have often been ridiculed Son Chicos Que Pasan - Rodrigo*, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Maximiano Valdés - Complete Orchestral dinosaurs of past eras  and parodied for their smarmy delivery of standards.
Many well-known performers got their start as lounge singers and musicians. Although he claims not to have worked for very long, Billy Joel worked as a lounge musician and penned the song "Piano Man" about his experience. Not all lounge singers, however, sing lounge music. Lounge emerged in the late s as a label of endearment by younger fans whose parents had listened to such music in the s. It has enjoyed resurgences in popularity in the s and s, led initially by figures such as Mississippi One - Various - Bossa Nova 1991: Shibuya Scene Retrospective Poindexter and Jaymz Bee.
In Japan, producer Yasuharu Konishi became popular for his work with Pizzicato Fiveand is often considered "the Godfather of Shibuya-kei ," a genre mostly derived from s lounge music. Alternative band Stereolab demonstrated the influence of lounge with releases like their EP Space Age Bachelor Pad Music and their album Dots and Loopsand in Capitol Records began issuing the Ultra-Lounge series of lounge music albums.
The lounge style was starkly in contrast to the grunge music that dominated the period. In the s Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine has added to this resurgence by performing cover versions of hit songs of other genres primarily classic RockPopmetal and hip hop in the style of a traditional lounge singer.
Inthe Parisian band Nouvelle Vague released a self-titled album in which they covered songs from the '80s post-punk and new wave genres in the style of Bossa Nova. The movie The Rise and Fall of Black Velvet Flag is a documentary about three older punk rockers who created a lounge-punk band. An ultra lounge is a style of nightclub loungethat came to prominence in the late s and early s.
Ultra lounges tend to be small to Mississippi One - Various - Bossa Nova 1991: Shibuya Scene Retrospective venues, smaller than nightclubs,  featuring cocktails and an upscale atmosphere. Among the design details, ultra lounge—style nightclubs may have subtly changing neon and vivid-colored lights, and seating groupings for people to socialize.
Some clubs have semi-private rooms with mattresses to lounge on and socialize. These clubs offer a range of cocktails and drinksand sometimes serve bar food, such as tapas -style finger food. In the movie The Blues Brothersmost of the members of the band were reduced to performing as "Murph and the Magictones" headlining at a Holiday Inn after bandleader Jake Blues went to prison.
When the band takes a break to speak with Jake and his brother Trip Through Your Wires - U2 - The Joshua Tree, Murph switches on a Muzak version of " Just the Way You Are ," performed by Billy Joela former lounge musician Mississippi One - Various - Bossa Nova 1991: Shibuya Scene Retrospective . The soundtrack of the anthology film Four Rooms consists of lounge music.
The lounge track Spy vs. Andy Kaufman created a character called Tony Clifton. A parody of show biz entitlement and excess, Clifton is untalented, lazy often not bothering to remember the words to the songsand abusive to his audiences. Bill Murray also portrayed a particularly bad lounge singer on Saturday Night LiveNick The Lounge Singerbest known for providing his own lyrics to the John Williams theme from Star Wars and performing an over-the-top version of the Morris Albert hit " Feelings ".
Later, Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer portrayed a goofy married duo of lounge-style musicians, but in unlikely venues such as high school dances. Part of the humor derived from the incongruous application of their "nerdy" and outdated style to performances of current pop-music hits. British comedians Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones appeared as a cheesy keyboard and bass duo during the end credits of one series of their long-running sketch show.
Richard Cheese and The Lounge Kittens specialize in playing lounge-style arrangements of recent popular rock, metal and hip hop songs, sung in a croony traditional swing vocal style, contrasting an elegant jazz treatment of the music with often profane and ribald lyrics to create a humorous dissonance.
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