Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #484

From: Kansas Public Radio
Series: The Retro Cocktail Hour
Length: 01:58:00

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks. Read the full description.

Martini_small The Retro Cocktail Hour is actually TWO hours -- a weekly hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric pop of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The show's spiced with everything from obscure Italian B-movie soundtracks and bossa nova to contemporary bands like Don Tiki, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, the Italian Secret Service, Balanco and others. Featured artists: Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Perez Prado, Raymond Scott, Juan Esquivel, Arthur Lyman, Tito Puente, Pete Rugolo, Dead Ringer, Nelson Riddle, Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble, Dean Elliott, The Blue Hawaiians, etc. Availability: 2-hour shows, with one :30 optional cutaway per hour.

To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

Also in the The Retro Cocktail Hour series

Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #486 (01:57:54)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #485 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #483 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #482 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #481 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #480 (01:57:59)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #478 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #477 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #476 (01:58:00)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.
Piece image

The Retro Cocktail Hour #475 (01:57:53)
From: Kansas Public Radio

Swinging bachelor pad music, exotica, bossa nova and groovy movie soundtracks.

Piece Description

The Retro Cocktail Hour is actually TWO hours -- a weekly hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric pop of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The show's spiced with everything from obscure Italian B-movie soundtracks and bossa nova to contemporary bands like Don Tiki, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, the Italian Secret Service, Balanco and others. Featured artists: Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Perez Prado, Raymond Scott, Juan Esquivel, Arthur Lyman, Tito Puente, Pete Rugolo, Dead Ringer, Nelson Riddle, Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble, Dean Elliott, The Blue Hawaiians, etc. Availability: 2-hour shows, with one :30 optional cutaway per hour.

Broadcast History

The Retro Cocktail Hour has been aired on Kansas Public Radio since 1995. At the show's website, listeners all over the world can access an on-demand archive of past shows in RealAudio and Windows Media.

Transcript

THE RETRO COCKTAIL HOUR
Pgm. #484
(* denotes LP / OST = Original Soundtrack)

Title: Siboney
Artist: Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra
Album: Brazil - Besame Mucho
Label: Mercury France 6619 020 *

Title: Begin the Beguine
Artist: Esquivel and his Orchestra
Album: Other Worlds, Other Sounds
Label: RCA LSP-1753 *

Title: Heat Wave
Artist: Hugo Montenegro and his Orchestra
Album: Bongos + Brass
Label: Time S/2014 *

Title: Expresso
Artist: Guitars Unlimited Plus 7
Album: Crazy Rhythm
Label: RCA LSA-2371 *

Title: Leap for Joy
Artist: Dominic Frontiere
Album: Dom Frontiere and his El Dorado
Label: Liberty LJH-6002 *

Title: California Melodies
Artist: Pete Rugolo and his Orchestra
Album: Introducing Pete Rugolo
Label: Collectables COL-5893

Title: Ecstasy
Artist: Les Baxter / Bas Sheva
Album: The Passions
Label: Capitol LAL-486 *

Title: Jardin de la Noc...
Read the full transcript

Timing and Cues

Total time: 1:58:00

Hour 1 - 59:00
Optional station cutaway occurs at 29:55.
Cutaway cue: "...a production of Kansas Public Radio." (:30 MUSIC)

Hour 1 OQ: "...at the University of Kansas, Lawrence."

Hour 2 - 59:00
Optional station cutaway occurs at 25:16.
Cutaway cue: "...a production of Kansas Public Radio." (:30 MUSIC)

Optional cutaway at 57:28.
Optional Hour 2 OQ: "...at the University of Kansas, Lawrence."

Following a :01 pause, fill music continues to 59:00.

Related Website

http://kpr.ku.edu/retro