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 B0021464-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
Style: Easy Listening
A1 Sleigh Ride / Jingle Bells
A2 Jingle All The Way
A3 Merry Christmas, Baby
A4 Warm December
A5 Let It Snow! / Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
B1 The Merriest
B2 All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
B3 The Christmas Waltz
B4 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm / Jing-A-Ling
C1 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
C2 Baby, It's Cold Outside
C3 Snowfall / Snowfall Cha-Cha
C4 Jingle Bell Rock
D1 Frosty The Snowman
D2 Christmas Island
D3 Exotic Night
D4 Happy Holiday
D5 Sleigh Ride / Santa Claus' Party