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The Retro Cocktail Hour

Series produced by Kansas Public Radio

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

The Retro Cocktail Hour is a weekly hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric, overstimulated pop music 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, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, Waitiki, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, 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: Weekly 1- or 2-hour shows, with one :30 optional cutaway per hour.


25 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KMXT and KSUT


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WKMS, WPCA-LP, WJFF, KSRQ, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WPCA-LP, KHNS, WJFF, WKMS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WJFF, WKMS, KCSC, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KSUT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSRQ, KHNS, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KGOU, WJFF, KSRQ, KSUT and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KSRQ, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KGOU, KCMJ Community Radio, WJFF and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WJFF, KHNS, WKMS, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WPCA-LP, KSRQ, WYAP, KGOU and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WJFF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KHNS, KSRQ, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KGOU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WJFF, WKMS, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WJFF, WKMS, KSRQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KSUT, WJFF, KHNS, WKMS and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WJFF, KSRQ, WKMS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WYAP, WJFF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT, WKMS, KSRQ, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT, WKMS, KSRQ, KMXT and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WJFF, WKMS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by KHNS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS, KSRQ, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

Bought by WJFF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS, KSRQ, KMXT and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9