The Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Thread

If it's Latin/South American, I'm interested. 👍 Qobuz has this--I'll have to give it a spin later. Graçias!
this clip is more spacey than the one bandcamp leads with. I really like the album after a first listen through.

 
I forgot to post this the other day. If you're hip to Esquivel, how about the vocal group doing their own album? This is the Randy Van Horne Singers' album Clef Dwellers. I uploaded this several months ago. I posted their earlier album (from RCA's mono days) but this one I like better. It's a bit worn but plays well enough. A fun listen!

 
I’ve added a few titles to my space age pop collection. The first, Music to break any mood, Dick Schory Great percussion and vibes oriented listen and an overall excellently strange way to show off a stereo B2501CC9-93B3-45E5-8A79-6BDA88DB6529.jpeg
 
Dick Schory's Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp was a classic demonstration record that one of the early audiophile magazines recommended. I bought that on an Analogue Productions pressing and I can see why--you can hear the placement (left/right, front to back) of many of the percussion instruments on the stage, which was Chicago's Orchestra Hall. I haven't yet looked for other albums by Schory though.

I uploaded this silly RCA record by Henri René which is in a similar instrumental/lounge style:



It reminds me of something our dads would have used to show off their new console hi-fi. 😁
 
Dick Schory's Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp was a classic demonstration record that one of the early audiophile magazines recommended. I bought that on an Analogue Productions pressing and I can see why--you can hear the placement (left/right, front to back) of many of the percussion instruments on the stage, which was Chicago's Orchestra Hall. I haven't yet looked for other albums by Schory though.

I uploaded this silly RCA record by Henri René which is in a similar instrumental/lounge style:



It reminds me of something our dads would have used to show off their new console hi-fi. 😁

Yes this is very much like that. My dad would show off our hi-fi with steam train recordings! Actually he still does that, my nephew made a joke about it recently while we were record shopping.

Yep this guy was a Chicagoan. Percussionist for the Chicago symphony among other pursuits. And the original pressing is very clean with incredible stereo separation, a feeling of being in the hall. “Living stereo”
 
It's fair to say Sandy Warner is the second-most famous album cover model of the vinyl era, behind Dolores Erickson, Herb Alpert's "whipped cream girl."

 
What a great thread! I found myself resonating with everything you said in your first post @JohnVF ! I feel all those vibes and same age.

I have so many tunes to go listen to now.
 
If it's Latin/South American, I'm interested. 👍 Qobuz has this--I'll have to give it a spin later. Graçias!

Well then, since we've branched into more current "Lounge Music" please see/hear Thievery Corporation...

Latin...


Middle Eastern...
 
Here is one that is overlooked. Italian artist Nicola Conte has had some jazz-based albums over the years, and is also a DJ. His first release under his own name, though, is like a collection of found sounds. In other words, he raided our dads' record collections, sampled a lot of it, and put it together in new combinations and added his group's accompaniment on top of it. It's a bit quirky here and there but can be a lot of fun if you can recognize some of the music snippets.

So, the album to look for is Jet Sounds (worldwide, 2000) or Bossa Per Due (US, 2001). And the CD is the better version--the 2-LP vinyl release omits (IMHO) two of the best tracks on the album: "The In Samba" samples "Ginza Samba" (or at the very least, steals its guitar riff) by Stan Getz and Cal Tjader, and "Mambo de los Dandies" samples the opening of "Mambo Parisienne" (Charade soundtrack, Henry Mancini).

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"Bossa per Due" was used in an Acura commercial decades ago:



Can't get much more 60s lounge than this.
 
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