Album: Various Artists, The Leopard Lounge Box Set (Warner Jazz)

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Do you remember lounge? No matter if you don't, for it wasn't much good: cocktails and crooners, mainly.

The craze also inspired a couple of terrific cash-in compilations of jazz and smooch from the Warner and Atlantic vaults, all compiled by Florence Halfon. Now, probably as part of another, presumably Mad Men-related, cash-in, they've put the original five CDs in a slipcase for a bargain £12 or so. There's a pic of Bettie Page on the cover, natch. PJ