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Sly Crooner

Series produced by Geoffrey Tozer

Caption: Sly Crooner of Swanktown
Sly Crooner of Swanktown 

Modern urban fairy tales about love and hate, jazz and martinis.

This unique series of original audio stories has often been described as "like Garrison Keillor for the martini set". Currently there are 57 half hour episodes which stand alone or can be coupled to fill a one hour time slot.

The action occurs in and around The Royal Palm Court Lounge of the Hotel Alto Nido in downtown Swanktown where "the women are exotic, the men are well-behaved at times and money is no object . . . because we have no money".

Narrated by the quirky, delicious and warmly amusing Sly Crooner these tales wryly limn the desperate, tragic and rich lives of main characters Mr. Lucky, the Mayor of Swanktown, Cosmo D. Gigolo poet and florist, Slo Kitty who tells fortunes in the lobby of the hotel and Dr. Beauregarde Peculiar, the loveless hotel physician.

Concocted by contemporary fabulist Geoffrey Leigh Tozer this series is all about illuminating the Swanktown motto; "living swank is the best revenge". It has often been used as a companion piece and intro to "Radio Deluxe" and "Prairie Home Companion". It also works well with jazz flavored programming. Hide full description

This unique series of original audio stories has often been described as "like Garrison Keillor for the martini set". Currently there are 57 half hour episodes which stand alone or can be coupled to fill a one hour time slot.The action occurs in and around The Royal Palm Court Lounge of the Hotel Alto Nido in downtown Swanktown where "the women are exotic, the men are well-behaved at times and money is no object . . . because we have no money". Narrated by the quirky, delicious and warmly amusing Sly Crooner these tales wryly limn the desperate, tragic and rich lives of main characters Mr. Lucky, the Mayor of Swanktown, Cosmo D. Gigolo poet and florist, Slo Kitty who tells fortunes in the lobby of the hotel and Dr. Beauregarde Peculiar, the loveless hotel physician.Concocted by... Show full description


20 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Sly Crooner of Swanktown
The precocious ghosts of the Hotel Alto Nido play a trick on the hotel doctor.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2010
  • Length: 28:30
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Slow Kitty has a seance and a bunch of dead aunts show up.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2010
  • Length: 28:30

  • Added: Sep 27, 2010
  • Length: 28:30
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Billie Holiday, Warren Zevon, Igor Stravinsky and others make an astonishing visit to the Royal Palm Court Lounge.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2010
  • Length: 28:30
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Sly pulls some slight of hand, so he says.

  • Added: May 04, 2010
  • Length: 28:30
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Sly has a heart rending conversation with a young mother who has chosen to live on the street and forego her son's help.

  • Added: May 04, 2010
  • Length: 28:30
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An Irish Love story

Bought by KVSC and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Feb 23, 2009
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A Damon Runyon story set to music - part one of two.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KRPS, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A Damon Runyon Christmas tale set to music- part 2 of 2.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KRPS, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A Damon Runyon Christmas story set to music.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WDCV and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Mr. Lucky wants to get in touch with his father.

  • Added: May 06, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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An inspiring tale involving hair shampoo.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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The swank mailbag is overflowing with controversial questions.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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Sly gets caught between a rock and a hard place but swank saves the day.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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A long journey ends where it started, back at home.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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Sly tells the story of some very bad behavior and then redemption.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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Sly tells the story of a nasty breakup, but Lizarda knows what to do.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:31
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A perfect taste of the series Sly Crooner.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2008
  • Length: 12:36
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Sly learns an important lesson about how deep beauty goes.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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A Valentine's Day special story about an odd love affair.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1