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.


44 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, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WPCA-LP, KCSC, KPRG and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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, WSKG, KCME, WJFF and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 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 KCME, WSKG, KSUT, WJFF, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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, KGOU, WSKG, KCME and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 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 KSUT, WKMS, KGOU, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 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 KCME, WKMS, KGOU, WSKG, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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, Goat Radio, WKMS, WSKG, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 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 WJFF, KGOU, KBFG-LP, KSUT, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 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 KSUT, WPCA-LP, KHNS, WJFF, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 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 KSUT, WSKG, WJFF, KBFG-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 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, KSUT, KSRQ, KHNS, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 30, 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 WJFF, KBFG-LP, WSKG, KSUT, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 24, 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 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