Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Series produced by WILL

Caption: Atomic Age Cocktail Party, Credit: Illinois Public Media/Kurt Bielema
Image by: Illinois Public Media/Kurt Bielema 
Atomic Age Cocktail Party 

Weekly series featuring music from the "Golden Age of the Hi-Fi." Hosted by Jason Croft and produced by Illinois Public Media.

The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listening, orchestrated pop, cocktail music, exotica, and many others. It’s basically popular American musical from the middle part of the 20th century.

The show covers roughly the years from 1955 to 1965; after the end of the Big Band Era and before the dominance of Rock and Roll.

Each hour-long show will be a mix of vocal and instrumental music and is focused around a theme. Some of themes we've covered are: Traveling • Spies and Private Eyes • Music for Nightcaps • Cole Porter • Bossa Nova Heat • Johnny Mercer • Over the Moon • Music for Your Tiki Bar • Movie Stars Sing! • Big Band Hi Fi • Henry Mancini • Grooving Guitars • TV Time • Tropical Treasures • Ladies of Lounge • Mambo Mania • Stereophonic Action • 21st Century Lounge • Bongo Madness • Cocktails • Musical Colors • Percussions on Parade • Blue Plate Special • Samba Rhumba Cha Cha Cha Hide full description

The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listening, orchestrated pop, cocktail music, exotica, and many others. It’s basically popular American musical from the middle part of the 20th century.The show covers roughly the years from 1955 to 1965; after the end of the Big Band Era and before the dominance of Rock and Roll. Each hour-long show will be a mix of vocal and instrumental music and is focused around a theme. Some of themes we've covered are: Traveling • Spies and Private Eyes • Music for Nightcaps • Cole Porter • Bossa Nova Heat • Johnny Mercer • Over the Moon • Music for Your Tiki Bar • Movie Stars Sing! • Big Band Hi Fi • Henry Mancini • Grooving Guitars • TV Time • Tropical Treasures • Ladies of Lounge • Mambo Mania •... Show full description


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81 Pieces

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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, Delmarva Public Media, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMXT, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, KBBI Alaska, Spokane Public Radio, KECG and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 7
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 6
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 6
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: May 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, WLVT, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, WLVT, KBBI Alaska, KECG, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 6
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, WLVT, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, KBBI Alaska, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, KECG, KMXT, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, Spokane Public Radio, KECG, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, KBBI Alaska, Spokane Public Radio, KECG, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 19, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 3
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 3
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It's music from the golden age of the hi-fi! The music itself goes by a lot of names: Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Rat Pack, easy listenin...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, Rhythm & News Service, KECG, Spokane Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5