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Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. [1]

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Album cover

An album cover is the front of the packaging of a commercially released audio recording product, or album.

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Alcoholic drink

An alcoholic drink (or alcoholic beverage) is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Ambient house

Ambient house (also called New Age house) is a subgenre of house music that first emerged in the late 1980s, combining elements of acid house and ambient music.

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Ana Gasteyer

Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress best known for her time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002.

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Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, performance artist, and comedian.

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Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer.

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Anthology film

An anthology film (also known as an omnibus film, package film, or portmanteau film) is a subgenre of films consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point).

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Arthur Lyman

Arthur Lyman (February 2, 1932 – February 24, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player.

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Background music

Background music refers to the various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to.

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A bar (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or savage club etc.) is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps (potato chips) or peanuts, for consumption on premises.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Beau Bridges

Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III (born December 9, 1941) is an American actor and director.

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Beautiful music

Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM, B/EZ or BM/EZ for "beautiful music/easy listening") is a mostly instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the late 1950s through the 1980s.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California.

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Big band

A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.

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Bill Murray

William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billy Joel

William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.

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Black Velvet Flag

Black Velvet Flag was a New York City-based comedy music trio, known for their humorous, lounge-styled covers of songs by Southern California punk rock bands, and for performing while wearing tuxedos.

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Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television.

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Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.

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Burt Bacharach

Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.

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Cal Tjader

Callen Radcliffe "Cal" Tjader, Jr. (July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician.

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A casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.

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Cha-cha-chá (music)

Cha-cha-chá is a genre of Cuban music.

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Chamber pop

Chamber pop (sometimes called ork-pop, short for "orchestral pop") is a style of rock music characterized by an emphasis on melody and texture, the intricate use of strings, horns, piano, and vocal harmonies, and other components drawn from the orchestral and lounge pop of the 1960s.

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Chill-out music

Chill-out (shortened as chill; also typeset as chillout or chill out) is a loosely defined style of popular music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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When used to refer to any generic alcoholic mixed drink, cocktail may mean any beverage that contains three or more ingredients if at least one of those ingredients contains alcohol.

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Combustible Edison

Combustible Edison, founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island, was one of several lounge music acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the mid-1990s.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band or a piano.

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Cultural icon

A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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David Johansen

David Roger Johansen (sometimes spelled David Jo Hansen; born January 9, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

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Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian and film producer.

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Dots and Loops

Dots and Loops is the fifth studio album by English-French avant-pop band Stereolab.

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Downtempo (sometimes used synonymously with "trip hop") is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but with a greater emphasis on beats and a less "earthy" sound than trip hop.

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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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Easy listening

Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.

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Electronic keyboard

An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is an electronic musical instrument, an electronic or digital derivative of keyboard instruments.

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Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

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Exotica is a musical genre, named after the 1957 Martin Denny album of the same title, popular during the 1950s to mid-1960s, typically with suburban Americans who came of age during World War II.

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Feelings (Morris Albert song)

"Feelings" is a song with lyrics written by Brazilian singer Morris Albert, set to the tune of "Pour Toi" separately composed by Louis “Loulou” Gasté in 1957.

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Finger food

Finger food is food meant to be eaten directly using the hands, in contrast to food eaten with a knife and fork, spoon, chopsticks, or other utensils.

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Four Rooms

Four Rooms is a 1995 American anthology comedy film co-written and co-directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing a segment of it that in its entirety is loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl, especially "Man from the South" which is the basis for the last one, Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood" directed by Tarantino.

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

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Glossary of musical terminology

This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes.

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Griff Rhys Jones

Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter.

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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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Hammond organ

The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is a British-owned American brand of hotels, and a subsidiary of InterContinental Hotels Group.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis.

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Jackie Gleason

John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor.

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Jaymz Bee

Jaymz Bee (born April 13, 1963) is a Canadian musician, writer, emcee and radio personality based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeff Bridges

Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer.

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John Williams

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.

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Jon Brion

Jon Brion (born December 11, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and composer.

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Juan García Esquivel

Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002), often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films.

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Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song)

"Just the Way You Are" is a song by Billy Joel; it is the third track from his album The Stranger (1977).

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Largo (nightclub)

Largo, also called Café Largo or Club Largo, is a nightclub and cabaret in Los Angeles, California known for its musical and comedic performers and for the Friday night "residency" of singer-songwriter Jon Brion.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

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Les Baxter

Leslie Thompson Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer.

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Light music

Light music is a generic term applied to "light" orchestral music, which originated in the 18th and 19th centuries and continues until the present day.

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Louis Jordan

Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

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Louis Prima

Louis Leo Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an Italian American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter.

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Lounge lizard

The term lounge lizard is usually used to refer to lounge musicians, most often in a pejorative sense.

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Love Jones (band)

Love Jones is an American band from Louisville, Kentucky formed in the spring of 1990 by Ben Daughtrey (vocals, percussion) and Barry Thomas (bass), with Chris Hawpe (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Palmer (vocals) and Stuart Johnson (drums).

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LP record

The LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.

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Luxury goods

In economics, a luxury good (or upmarket good) is a good for which demand increases more than proportionally as income rises, and is a contrast to a "necessity good", where demand increases proportionally less than income.

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Mambo (music)

Mambo is a musical genre and dance style that developed originally in Cuba.

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Martin Denny

Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 ‒ March 2, 2005) was an American piano-player and composer best known as the "father of exotica." In a long career that saw him performing well into the 1980s, he toured the world popularizing his brand of lounge music which included exotic percussion, imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrated Tiki culture.

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Mel Smith

Melvin Kenneth Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer, and actor.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and producer.

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Morris Albert

Morris Albert (born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann; 7 September 1951 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

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Music of Polynesia

Polynesia is a group of island chains spread across much of the Pacific Ocean, and includes many countries and territories.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.

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Nightclub act

A nightclub act is a production, usually of nightclub music or comedy, designed for performance at a nightclub, a type of drinking establishment, by a nightclub performer such as a nightclub singer or nightclub dancer, whose performance may also be referred to as a nightclub act.

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Nouvelle Vague (album)

Nouvelle Vague is the debut studio album by the French band Nouvelle Vague.

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Nouvelle Vague (band)

Nouvelle Vague is a French band led by musicians Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Piano bar

A piano bar (also known as a piano lounge) consists of a piano or electronic keyboard played by a professional musician, located in a cocktail lounge, bar, hotel lobby, office building lobby, restaurant, or on a cruise ship.

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Piano Man (song)

"Piano Man" is the first single released by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel.

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Pink Martini

Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon.

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Pizzicato Five

Pizzicato Five (formerly typeset as Pizzicato V and sometimes abbreviated to P5)Yang Jeff, Dina Can, Terry Hong, (1997) Eastern Standard Time pg 277 New York: Mariner Books was a Japanese pop band formed in Tokyo in 1979 by multi-instrumentalists Yasuharu Konishi and Keitaro Takanami.

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Rat Pack

The Rat Pack is a term used by the media to refer to an informal group of entertainers centered on the Las Vegas casino scene.

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Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1976–1977

The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 18, 1976, and May 21, 1977, the second season of ''SNL''.

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A restaurant, or an eatery, is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money.

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Richard Cheese

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine is a cover band and comedy act, performing popular songs in a lounge/swing style, reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Salon (website)

Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.

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Sam Butera

Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophonist best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith.

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Sammy Davis Jr.

Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian.

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

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Secondary school

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.

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Sentimental ballad

Sentimental ballads, also known as pop ballads, rock ballads or power ballads, are an emotional style of music that often deal with romantic and intimate relationships, and to a lesser extent, war (protest songs), loneliness, death, drug abuse, politics and religion, usually in a poignant but solemn manner.

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is an eclectic form of pop music and an aesthetic that flourished in the mid to late 1990s.

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Sonny King (singer)

Sonny King (April 1, 1922 – February 3, 2006) was an American lounge singer of Italian descent.

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Space Age

The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.

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Space Age Bachelor Pad Music

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (also known as The Groop Played "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music") is an EP (or "mini-LP") by the alternative music band Stereolab, originally released in March 1993.

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Space age pop

Space age pop is a music genre associated with Mexican and American composers and songwriters in the space age of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Space exploration

Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of evolving and growing space technology.

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Star Wars

Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.

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Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.

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Stereophonic sound

Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.

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A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles.

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Swing music

Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Swing revival

The swing revival, also called retro swing and neo-swing, was a renewed interest in swing music, beginning in the 1990s.

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Swingers (1996 film)

Swingers is a 1996 American comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival.

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A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to small portion of any kind of Spanish cuisine.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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The Bird and the Bee

The Bird and the Bee (stylized as the bird and the bee) is an American indie pop musical duo from Los Angeles, consisting of Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee").

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The Blues Brothers (film)

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis.

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Steve Kloves, and starring real-life brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges as two brothers struggling to make a living as lounge jazz pianists in Seattle.

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The Girl from Ipanema

"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song.

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The High Llamas

The High Llamas are an Anglo-Irish avant-pop band formed in London circa 1991.

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The Lounge Kittens

The Lounge Kittens are an English comedy lounge band formed in Southampton in 2012.

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The Nightcaps (Seattle band)

(Seattle's Nightcaps should not be confused with the early 1960s Dallas, Texas band The Nightcaps, who had regional success with the song "Wine Wine Wine.") Nightcaps are an American lounge band from Seattle, Washington.

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Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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Tony Bennett

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz.

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Tony Clifton

Tony Clifton is a character created by performance artist Andy Kaufman, who also portrayed him in the late 1970s.

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Traditional pop music

Traditional pop (also classic pop or pop standards) is music that was recorded or performed after the Big Band era and before the advent of rock music.

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Triangle Sun

Triangle Sun is a Russian pop/downtempo band.

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Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.

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Wayne Newton

Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer.

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Will Ferrell

John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer.

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Yasuharu Konishi

is a Japanese musician, composer and DJ.

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2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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