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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.


15 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 WKMS, KSRQ, WPCA-LP, KMXT, WSKG and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 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", WKMS, KSRQ, KMXT and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 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, WKMS, KSRQ, WPCA-LP, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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", KHNS, WKMS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 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, WJFF, KSRQ, WKMS, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 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 WKMS, KSRQ, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WPCA-LP, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 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, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KAWC, Radio New Zealand, WJFF, KSRQ, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 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 WSKG, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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, WKMS, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 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 WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 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 WKMS, WJFF, Radio New Zealand, WPCA-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 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, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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, WPCA-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9