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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.


35 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, WPCA-LP, KSRQ, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • 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 KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KPIP-LP, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 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 KSUT, WPCA-LP, WKMS, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 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 WPCA-LP, WKMS, KSRQ, Northwest Public Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 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", KPIP-LP, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 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, WKMS, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 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, KPIP-LP, KSRQ, WKMS, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 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 WPCA-LP, WKMS, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio, Northwest Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • 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 WPCA-LP, WKMS, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 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 WPCA-LP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSRQ, WKMS, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 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 WKMS, WPCA-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KSRQ, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 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, KCMJ Community Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WSKG, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 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 WTIP, WSKG, Northwest Public Radio, WJFF, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • 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", Northwest Public Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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, KCMJ Community Radio, KWMR, WYAP and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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, WJFF, KCMJ Community Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • 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 KCMJ Community Radio, WSKG, Northwest Public Radio, WKMS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • 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 KCMJ Community Radio, Northwest Public Radio, WSKG, WPCA-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • 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, WSKG, Northwest Public Radio, WKMS, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • 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 WPCA-LP, WSKG, Northwest Public Radio, WKMS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6