Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge. Many of the volumes have since been made available for purchase via digital download.
Each CD featured detailed liner notes along with two related drink recipes, tips on how to serve drinks to guests, and often photographs of sculptures made out of bartender items and other objects.
The series started in 1996 during the swing revival, but as of 2009 the newer releases have been made available only for purchase in downloadable format from Amazon.com and iTunes.
Some volumes from the series managed to make the Billboard jazz top 10. Initial sales after the first few years reportedly reached over 600,000.
Label: Capitol Records B0021463-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
Style: Easy Listening
A1 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo
A2 Winter Wonderland
A3 Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas
A4 Christmas Is
B1 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / White Christmas
B2 I'd Like You For Christmas
B3 Holiday On Skis
B4 (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag
B5 Jingle Bells / Jingle Bell Rock
C1 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
C2 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bells Bossa Nova
C3 Christmas Kisses
C4 I'll Be Home For Christmas / Baby, It's Cold Outside
C5 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
D1 Cha-Cha All The Way
D2 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
D3 The Nutcracker Suite
D4 Ring Those Christmas Bells