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.


Additional Files

41 Pieces

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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, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, WBAA, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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 KJZX-Austin, RADIOLEX, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 28
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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 Wyoming Public Radio, RADIOLEX, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 01:24:08
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, KHNS, KBBI Alaska, KAMU and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KGOU, Radio Catskill, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Delmarva Public Media, Harford Community Radio, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 27
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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, Harford Community Radio, KBBI Alaska, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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, KJZX-Austin, WKMS, KHNS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 24
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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 Catskill, KCHU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KAMU, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KCHU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, Harford Community Radio, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 29
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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 KCHU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill, KAMU and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KCHU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 31
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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 KJZX-Austin, Harford Community Radio, Radio Catskill, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 29
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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 KJZX-Austin, WFHB, Radio Catskill, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WLVT and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 27
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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 KCHU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, Harford Community Radio, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 27
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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 KCHU, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KCHU, Harford Community Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, WFHB and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 29
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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 KGOU, KCHU, Harford Community Radio, KNCT FM, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 31
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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 KGOU, KCHU, Harford Community Radio, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KJZX-Austin, WKMS, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21