Music imagined to be suitable for a cocktail lounge of the 1950s or 60s, from swinging hipsters like Sammy Davis, Jr., to the campy percussion of Enoch Light or the "exotica" of Les Baxter, the sort of thing one would expect in a bachelor pad owned by a playboy swinger. Oblivious to the rise of rock and disco, Lounge joyously celebrates the days of sharkskin suits and very dry martinis that are shaken, not stirred.

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The Bethany Lounge Swingin' Radio
A weekly radio program from Bethany College featuring 1940's swing, 1950's lounge, and 1960's space-age pop.
Beyond The Roots of Lounge
Home for Hepcats. Site offers a history of lounge music and related links.
Club Velvet
An adventure in space-age exotica, King Kini's is both a virtual and real-life tribute to the music, cocktails and atmosphere of tiki lounges and bachelor pads long forgotten.
Provides information on the genre, and includes sound file links.
The Exotica Mailing List
A mailing list for fans and collectors of weird and unusual music from the early LP era forward.
In Hi-Fi
Exotica and cocktail music information and events.
Just for Kicks: The Music of Bob Thompson
Devoted to the creator of bachelor pad and space age lounge music in the '50s and '60s. Includes information on LPs and recordings.
Maxelect Records
Lounge music label releasing artists Max Melvin, Compendium, Nova June and A Vida Azul.
Scenario Music
Independent Italian recording company producing lounge, bossa, breakbeat, deep house, downtempo, and jazz recordings.
Space Age Pop a Go-go
Music and album covers gallery devoted to the 1950's and 1960's artists in space age pop, exotica, cocktail, lounge and bachelor pad music.
The Space Age Pop Music Page
Encyclopedia of space age pop, exotica and lounge music, and musicians.
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