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.


59 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by WKMS, WPCA-LP, KCSC, KRPS, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by WSLR, KSUT, KHNS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WJFF and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCME, WJFF, WSKG and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, atomic pop and other...

Bought by WSLR, Royalton Community Radio, KCME, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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 Royalton Community Radio, KGOU, KCME, KSUT, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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, KGOU, KSUT, WSLR, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KHNS, KCME and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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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, KCME, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WJFF, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 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 KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT, WSKG, WJFF, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 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 Radio New Zealand, KAWC, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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, WPCA-LP, KAWC, KSUT, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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, WPCA-LP, KGOU, KCME, KSUT and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSKG, KHNS, KSUT and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WKMS, KSUT, KCME and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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, WPCA-LP, KBFG-LP, WKMS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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, KBFG-LP, WPCA-LP, KGOU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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", 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KGOU, WKMS and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KGOU, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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 KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WKMS, WSKG, KCME, WJFF and more


  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17