Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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The Angels sing "zu zu zu zu" in heaven.
David G. Smith | Fairfax, CA United States | 01/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This music has had a huge effect on my life. Henceforth, three people this week have called me to comment on the passing of Juan Garcia Esquivel. Because of his death, I have become inspired to write a review of this quintessential lounge work. For me, this is a seminal lounge work, humorous, innovative, kitschy and happy as all hell. This is music reflective of a happy time, a hip time, and it is a joyous, infectious miracle. Certainly it is lounge music, not for everybody, but if anybody is going to turn you onto this stuff , it is the Late Great genius. I have been known to turn students onto Esquivel to the point that they bring this CD to their colleges................So buy this, and get back to a gentler time. And light a candle and say "pow" for our bespectacled pop master. I am sure, needing a break from George Harrison(though he was a genius too) and "My Sweet Lord", the angels now sing "Whatchamacallit" in heaven.
Thanks Esquivel. You made the worl a swinging place"
Classic, creative and fun fun fun!
Ravinia | our nation's capital | 11/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first Esquivel CD even though I have heard a lot of his stuff for a long time! It is a great collection to begin with a lot of fun, classic and kitschy tunes (and nothing too weird for you novices out there). Putting on this CD is guaranteed to get you dancing whether you're doing the dishes or getting ready to go out. We've also used it for clever background music for theater sketches. (and don't let the title discourage all you bachelorettes out there, it works for us too!)"
Wild, crazy, campy, a great retro listen
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 10/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are two types of lounge music - the more laid back and dull orchestra kind (Jackie Gleason's work falls into that category) and the more surrealistic and wild space age stuff that holds up surprisingly well today as an entertaining listen (Esquivel falls into the latter category). Sorry for that run-on sentence, but its the best way I am able to describe the genre of lounge music. Esquivel's work is, along with Raymond Scott, space-age pop's true artistic statement. He had a sense of humor, which is apparent in his compositions. His music is truly out of this world - it sounds like nothing else in the lounge genre, or in any other genre all together. Most of all, despite the surrealism, this is probably the most accessible music in the space-age pop genre. Its great dancing music, and the only flaw is that it doesn't hold up as well on repeated listens. It certainly swings, and this is a must-have for any interested in the lounge genre."