This 500 page labor of love for nearly 10 years is your one stop encyclopedia guide to the greatest artists of Lounge Music including entries for artists in the following sub-genres: jazz vocals, jazz trios, easy-liistening orchestral, cocktail piano, exotica, space age, Bachelor Pad, movie soundtracks, incredibly strange music and more.
James’ previous publisher had a buy out and James used this opportunity to expand his lounge companion series books: Jewels of Jazz: The Undiscovered Vocal Gems of the 1950s-1960s, The Cocktail Piano Companion, Soundscape: The Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Companion and Easy Listening: Lounge Music of the 1970s into a 1 volume encyclopedia..
The book contains biographical entries with suggested album listening and a historical section out Lounge Music. The book contains rare interviews with leading artists of the lounge scene including: Beegie Adair, Lola Albright, Anne Phillips, Patricia Scot, Barbara Carroll, Ron Kobayashi, Bradley Young, Emile Pandolfi, Sue Raney and others.
The first book of it’s kind.