Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Hugo Montenegro – Lady in Cement (1968)

Written by Christopher • June 22nd, 2006
Hugo Montenegro – Lady in Cement (1968)

Time for another album share here at Ultra Swank, this time featuring the groovy beats and melodies of Hugo Montenegro. This is the original soundtrack to the movie Lady in Cement starring Frank Sinatra as a private eye working in the swank (and not so swank) settings of Miami, Florida in the late 1960s.

The movie is pretty nice, not a very original story – but you get to see some interesting locations. Such as the same great looking hotel that was featured in the James Bond movie Goldfinger made four years earlier.

The music is mostly upbeat with some groovy guitars and bass lines, but there are also some laid back lounge type songs such as “The Shark” and “Again”. The sound quality on the original vinyl was dull and had alot of pops and clicks. So I took the time to clean up all the songs and remastered all of them all in crisp, clear digital sound.

01) Lady in Cement
02) Jilly’s Joint
03) Kit
04) Love is a many – Splendored Thing
05) Yales Pool Room
06) The Shark
07) Tony’s Theme
08) Give Me the Simple Life
09) Rubys Burlesque
10) Again
11) Sugar Seymour


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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