Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Crooners 2 (1075)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a male lounge singer. Text reads Episode 1075 Crooners 2.

This time on the program, we’re taking another deep dive of male singers of the lounge era. The age of the crooners. The close, inmate crooning style was made popular in the 1930s and 40s by folks like Bing Crosby and a young Frank Sinatra. It was a time when singers could get right up to the microphone and sell songs with a light but confident touch. The romantic leads of popular music, if you will. We’ll hear from Bobby Troup, Jackie Paris, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence, and many more!


Title Artist Album
Don't Blame Me Steve Lawrence Portrait Of My Love
Love In The Afternoon Jerry Vale The Essential '50s Singles
Hooray for Love Johnny Mercer American Songbook Series: Johnny Mercer
Julie Is Her Name Bobby Troup Here's To My Lady
Midnight Sun Bob Dorough Devil May Care
The Girl That Got Away Jackie Paris Sings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin
Everything I Have Is Yours Billy Eckstine Everything I Have Is Yours
When I Fall in Love Dick Haymes Moondreams
It Isn't Fair Sammy Kaye featuring Don Cornell Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye
There's a Small Hotel Joe Williams Together
It Don't Mean a Thing [If It Ain't Got That Swing] Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington The Great Reunion
Teach Me Tonight Earl Grant The Magic Of Earl Grant
The Shadow Of Your Smile Andy Williams The Shadow Of Your Smile
Catch A Falling Star Perry Como The Very Best Of Perry Como
Always Together Al Martino We Could
I Need You Now Eddie Fisher Eddie Fisher's Greatest Hits