Happy Hour In The Ember Lounge

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 1 Disc
Release date: 14 Jun 2010

"The collection stands as a fine introduction to Ken Moule and Mark Wirtz"  SHINDIG



CAT No: FVCD060UPC TEXT: 5055311000602

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Step into the Ember lounge where the soundtrack is an impeccably blended cocktail of sixties and seventies recordings sourced from the vaults of British indie label Ember. Top notch easy listening (courtesy of production wunderkind Mark Wirtz) rubs shoulders with light jazz featuring some of Britain’s top names (Tony Crombie, Tubby Hayes, Tony Kinsey, Ken Moule and Harold McNair). Torch songs from divas Annie Ross and Lita Roza are juxtaposed with novelty instrumentals and sumptuously-arranged contributions by soul singer Carol Woods and pop duo Chad & Jeremy. Oh, and we’ve chucked in a funky shark attack, courtesy of Johnny Otis, for good measure.

Over 65 minutes the mood ranges from breezy, to exhilarating, to exotic, ending on a melancholic note, as we reluctantly stumble out of the Ember lounge and head for home.



  1. Sweet Nell (Ken Moule & The London Jazz Chamber Group)
  2. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Polly Niles)
  3. London Theme - Jazz Waltz [aka London Waltz] (John Barry & Johnnie Spence)
  4. Chip Chip (Mark Wirtz & The Mood Music Orchestra)
  5. I Wonder What Will Happen (Carol Woods)
  6. Flute Salad (Tony Crombie & His Friends)
  7. Kinky (John Barry Seven & Orchestra)
  8. What's New? (Annie Ross)
  9. Comin' Home, Baby (Mark Wirtz, His Orchestra & Chorus)
  10. Hullabaloo And Custard (Bob Miller & The Millermen)
  11. Jaws (Johnny Otis)
  12. Mae West (Ken Moule & The London Jazz Chamber Group)
  13. Bistro (Gliss Anders)
  14. Light Affair (Edwin Astley & The Studio Orchestra)
  15. Only For The Young [aka Only The Young] (Chad & Jeremy)
  16. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Lita Roza)
  17. Christine (Miss X)
  18. Mirage (London Jazz Quartet)
  19. Telephone Tahiti 222 (Bernie Wayne & His Orchestra)
  20. Everything I Know (Mark Wirtz & The Mood Music Orchestra)
  21. The Girl From Ipanema (Chad & Jeremy)
  22. World Of Blue (Tony Kinsey Quintet)