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This is Vintage Now

by Various Artists

Featuring BIG JAY McNEELY, CARO EMERALD, BEVERLY KENNEY, THE WAITIKI 7 and more, "This is Vintage Now" presents Vocal Jazz, Jump Blues, and Bachelor Pad Music artists who bring the spirit of 1940's-1960's music to today.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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1. Tea For Two
Beverly Kenney
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2:51 $0.69
2. Get On Up and Boogie (Parts 1, 2, and 3)
Big Jay McNeely
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5:26 $0.69
3. Just One Dance
Caro Emerald
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4:01 album only
4. Piece
Ilana Charnelle
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5. Tears On My Pillow (live)
The Pharohs
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6. Similau
The Waitiki 7
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7. The Deacon Don't Like It
David Gasten & the City Kids
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8. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Carole Creveling
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9. If Hawthorne Were Foggy
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop
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10. Fare Thee Well (And Go To Hell)
The Necro Tonz
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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I was astounded at the energy these artists put into celebrating the great classic sounds. There should be a law about "coolage". These guys broke it!
–CHRIS “KLONDIKE” MASUAK, Guitarist, RADIO BIRDMAN

What a great mix of lounge, blues, exotica, swing, old and new. People will dig this whether they like Vintage Music or are just getting into it.
–"TIKI" CHRIS PINTO, Novelist and Tiki Blogger


Thanks to TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES and television shows like MAD MEN, we are constantly reminded that there was a time when culture—and real life—were simpler, classier, and happier. It was a time when everyday people treated each other with respect. When men kept their word with a simple handshake. And when women were so glamorous and ladylike, men would practically line up to open doors for them. That alternate universe now has a name—VINTAGE. And VINTAGE MUSIC is its official soundtrack.

THIS IS VINTAGE NOW introduces Vintage Music as a thriving, forward-moving musical movement. The musicians on “This is Vintage Now” tap into the spirit of the original Vintage period, and bring its “anything can happen” excitement forward to today’s listeners.

The compilation features saxophone legend BIG JAY McNEELY, celebrated Dutch chanteuse CARO EMERALD, and premiere Exotica group THE WAITIKI 7, as well as up-and-coming artists like heavy jump blues act DAVID GASTEN & THE CITY KIDS and Australian femme fatale ILANA CHARNELLE. It also includes two original Vintage performers from the 1950’s, BEVERLY KENNEY and CAROLE CREVELING, who offer new ways to discover original Vintage Music without resorting to the clichés of the jazz reissue treadmill.

It's been a long time since new music has been this magical, unpredictable, and deeply satisfying, but that excitement is back and better than ever with “This is Vintage Now”!


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Chet Davis

Only Ok.. Needs some work
I had recently heard of this collection from a radio show I tune into. It sounded awesome as I find it nearly impossible to find new artists recording in a vintage lounge style. Most of the ones I have heard I like have been featured on shows like: Cocktail Nation, Drive In Lounge and Retro Cocktail Hour. My favorite artists include: Laura Ainsworth, Tikiyaki Orch, Waitiki 7, James Spencer, and Stacy Kent. After listening to the excerpts from this collection .. it is an ok first effort but really feels all over the map. My problems with this collection:
1. Art work is boring and misleading? Cheap fonts, and doesn't have a retro lounge feel
2. Only really liked 2 tracks-The Waitiki and the first track.
3. Music feels disconnected.. Moving from exotica to other styles. I would rather have only one genre represented at a time.
4. The vintage now website feels busy and overworked.. I don't see really any info on Mr. Gasten as a producer etc.
5. Concept feels confused.
I prefer compilations like The Bachelor Den, Ultra-Lounge etc. who got the comps and packaging better together. Great idea.. but still feels in the development stage.. or quickly put together.

D. K.

Cocktail Nation enthusiast..... feels this is a good sampler
I listen to THE COCKTAIL NATION weekly and was introduced to this series by a recent radio interview.. This is good idea to bridge the gap between new artists recording in vintage 50s-60s lounge style... However some of the artists are sort of hit or miss... It doesn't pull my attention in packaging, and programming like Ultra Lounge and Bachelor Den from the 90s.. But I would indeed listen to this album.. I commend This is Vintage.. for introducing new audiences to the lounge mvt. I wish however.. that cuts were exclusive. meaning I already had the Waitiki 7 and a few other cuts. Good first effort though.

Roberta Pate

A good new effort compilation of Vintage Lounge
I was recently introduced to this by a friend.... I like many of the tracks on the album especially Waitiki 7.. I was looking for new artists in the exotica and lounge style.. I haven't found that many yet however this introduced me to a few new ones to explore. The packaging though is a bit misleading. I didn't care for the art work. I would have preferred to see the compilation focus on one style such as only new artists doing exotica, or how about cocktail piano or maybe space age pop? A good effort but needs a bit a work to bring it up to 5 stars