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The Retro Cocktail Hour #485

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.

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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. #485
(* denotes LP / OST = Original Soundtrack)

Title: Busy Port
Artist: Martin Denny
Album: Exotica
Label: Rev-Ola 101

Title: Behave, Hula Girl
Artist: Billy Ward and his Orchestra
Album: Pagan Love Song
Label: Liberty LST-7113 *

Title: Chant of the Jungle
Artist: George Cates and his Orchestra
Album: Polynesian Percussion
Label: Dot DLP-25355 *

Title: Koko Head
Artist: Milt Raskin
Album: Kapu
Label: Crown CST-142 *

Title: Barquita
Artist: Les Baxter and his Orchestra
Album: The Ritual of the Savage
Label: Capitol T-288 *

Title: Amazon Paddle Boat
Artist: Esquivel and his Orchestra
Album: See It In Sound
Label: 7N 77002

Title: Lucero
Artist: Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet
Album: Mambo with Tjader
Label: Fantasy OJCCD 271-2

Title: Oink Oink Mambo
Artist: Chuy Reyes and his Orchestra
Album: Mambo at the Moca...
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Timing and Cues

Total time: 1:58:00

Hour 1 - 59:00
Optional station cutaway occurs at 31:34.
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 30:20.
Cutaway cue: "...a production of Kansas Public Radio." (:30 MUSIC)

Optional cutaway at 57:34
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