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.


45 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 KBBI, KRPS, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KPRG, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 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 WPCA-LP, KBFG-LP, WKMS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 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 KBFG-LP, WPCA-LP, KGOU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCME and more


  • Added: Nov 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 KRCB-FM "Radio 91", 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KGOU, WKMS, KCME and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 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 WKMS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KGOU, KSUT, WSKG and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 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 KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WKMS, WSKG, KCME, WJFF and more


  • Added: Oct 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 WKMS, WSKG, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCME, WJFF and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 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 KSUT, KGOU, WSKG, KHNS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 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 WSKG, KGOU, KCME, KSUT, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 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 KRPS, KBFG-LP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSUT and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 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 KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KBFG-LP, KCME, WSKG, KSUT and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSKG, KBFG-LP, KSUT and more


  • Added: Aug 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 WSKG, KBFG-LP, KHNS, KCME, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 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, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCME, KSRQ, KSUT and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 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 KRPS, KBFG-LP, KSUT, WSKG, KCME and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 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 Radio New Zealand, KCME, WSKG, KSUT, WJFF and more


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


  • Added: Jul 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 Radio New Zealand, KCME, WKMS, KGOU, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jul 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 WKMS, WSKG, KGOU, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15