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.


34 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 KCSC, KMXT, KGOU, and Goat Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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, KSUT, KHNS, WJFF, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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 KBFG-LP, WSKG, KGOU, KHNS, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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, WSKG, KGOU, KBFG-LP, KSUT and more


  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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, WSKG, KGOU, KBFG-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • 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 WSKG, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KGOU, KSUT, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • 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 WSKG, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSRQ, WJFF, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • 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 KSUT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WSKG, KHNS, WJFF and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 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 KSUT, KBFG-LP, WSKG, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KGOU and more


  • Added: Mar 29, 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 KBFG-LP, KSUT, KGOU, WKMS, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • 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 KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT, WSKG, KGOU, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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", WSKG, KSUT, KGOU, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • 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 KBFG-LP, WSKG, KGOU, Bandon Community Radio, WJFF and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 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 KBFG-LP, KSRQ, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT, WSKG and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • 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 WKMS, KBFG-LP, WJFF, KGOU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • 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 WSKG, KSUT, KGOU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • 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 WSKG, WKMS, WJFF, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • 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 Bandon Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KGOU, WPCA-LP, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • 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 Bandon Community Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS, WPCA-LP, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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