Friday, September 28, 2007

Swankyville Random Ten

I decided to do something a little different for this week's random ten. Instead of hitting the shuffle for our entire collection (which is how all my kids' cool tunes, and MizBubs' glam rock and folk music get on my playlists) I decided to limit myself to my "lounge" playlist, about 300 songs ranging from jazz, exotica and swanky vocals of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Here goes:

Rain in Rangoon—Marko Polo Adventures

Get Happy—Frank Sinatra

Why Wait—Perez Prado

Bittersweet Samba—Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Song of the Islands—Martin Denny

Tout Doucement—Blossom Dearie

Taki Rari—Yma Sumac

She's A Lady—Tom Jones

Diga Diga Doo—Bob Thompson

Jungle Drums—Esquivel

Now I don't know about you, but those tunes put me in the mood for some exotic fun. It's a good time to revive Johnny Yen's Margarita Friday, and it's an even better time to watch the beautiful Betty Howard do her thing by the fountain in a tropical courtyard:

Friends, let's all drink a toast to each other: raise your glass, or your coffee cup, or your bottle of water or what ever--we've just about made it through another week.


Dino aka Katy said...

can't say I have hear of any of the songs. the video is fun kind looks/sounds like it could be in one of the New Orleans courtyards. Happy Friday

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

From the tone of this post I'd say someone has had a hard week. I hope your weekend is better.

Beth said...

I'll have a Lazy Bastard, barkeep.

I love Blossom Dearie! Do you have any Julie London? She's brilliant for that great fifties vibe.

Johnny Yen said...

Make that two Lazy Bastards!

My my, Betty Howard makes Betty Page look like a girls scout.

Dale said...

I'll have a Coke right now but if you're mixing up Lazy Bastards, count me in! I like any soundtrack that features Esquivel and Yma Sumac.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This makes me feeling like a martini or two. And I don't even like them.