Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Ladies of Lounge (1010)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a woman singing next to a microphone. Text reads Episode 1010 Ladies of Lounge

On The Atomic Age Cocktail Party this week, we put the spotlight on some of our favorite Ladies of Lounge. It's a show all about those great female singers of the hi-fi era. Of course, we have the biggies like Peggy Lee, Julie London, Keely Smith, Eartha Kitt, and others. But we also feature some hidden gems of the era like singers Diana Dors and Paula Castle.


Title Artist Album
My Shining Hour Chris Connor Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years
Honeysuckle Rose Anita O’Day Anita O'Day
Asking for You June Christy The Cool School / Do Re Mi
I've Got the World on a String Jo Stafford Jo + Jazz
Close Your Eyes Peggy Lee Mink Jazz
But Not For Me Sarah Vaughan When Love Goes Wrong: Songs For The Broken-Hearted
Sweet Georgia Brown Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
'S Wonderful Julie London Julie Is Her Name / Julie Is Her Name, Vol. 2
Like Young Linda Lawson Easy To Love (Introducing Linda Lawson + Bonus Tracks)
Roller Coaster Blues Diana Dors Swingin' Dors
Why Can't I Paula Castle Sex Kittens In Hi-Fi · The Blondes
Cry Me a River Dinah Washington Our Love Is Here to Stay
When Your Lover Has Gone Keely Smith I Wish You Love
Once I Loved Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto
Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) Pat Suzuki Ultra-Lounge: Ciao Bella!
From This Moment On Rosemary Clooney The Essential Rosemary Clooney
C'est Si Bon Eartha Kitt Four Classic Albums
Thou Swell Blossom Dearie Blossom Dearie