Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Wordless Vocals (1055)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a four men singing. The words oooohhhh, aaaahhh, dooo-waaahh, and zuu zuu zuuu surrounds them. Text reads Episode 1055 Wordless Vocals

On this edition of The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it's a show filled with lots of ooohs and ahhhhh and even a few zu zu zu’s. We take a look at the wordless vocal style that was all the rage during the hi-fi era. That's when the human voice becomes another part of the orchestration without singing actual lyrics. We’ll hear from The Anita Kerr Quartet, The Voices of Walter Schumann, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Neal Hefti, and more.


Title Artist Album
Latin Golightly Henry Mancini Breakfast At Tiffany's (Music From The Motion Picture Score)
Baby Elephant Walk The Anita Kerr Quartet We Dig Mancini
One Eyed Cat Group 1 The Brothers Go To Mother's - And Others!
Frenesi Esquivel Infinity In Sound
Sophisticated Lady Russ Garcia Sounds In The Night
Li'l Darlin Neal Hefti Pardon My Doo-Wah
Temptation Ray Conniff Say It With Music (A Touch Of Latin)
That Old Black Magic The Voices of Walter Schumann Though Not A Word Was Spoken
High On A Windy Hill Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason Presents "Oooo!"
I'd Love to Live in Loveland Billy Vaughn I Love You Truly
Orinoco Robert Drasnin Voodoo Exotic Music From Polynesia And The Far East
Lust Les Baxter Featuring Bas Sheva The Passions
Voodoo Dreams Martin Denny Hypnotique
White Goddess Frank Hunter & His Orchestra White Goddess
Search for Vulcan Leroy Holmes Music To Read James Bond By Volume Two
Love After Midnight Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra Let's Go Bowling
Hot Toddy Julie London Julie Is Her Name Volume II
A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme) Francis Lai A Man And A Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)