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

39 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 Royalton Community Radio, WLVT, GCR (Global Community Radio), Northwest Public Broadcasting, RADIOLEX and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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This is a special fundraising edition of The Retro Cocktail Hour.

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, WKMS, KSUT, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:33:25
  • 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 KJZX, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • 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 Delmarva Public Media, KJZX, WJFF, KBBI Alaska, WLVT and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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, WJFF, WLVT, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • 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 KJZX, WJFF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Raven Radio, KHNS and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • 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, WJFF, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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, KHNS, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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, WJFF, KBBI Alaska, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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 KFCF FM, KJZX, WJFF, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • 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 KBBI Alaska, Rhythm & News Service, WSLR, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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, KJZX, WJFF, KHNS, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KJZX, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KJZX, WJFF, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KJZX, WJFF, KHNS, KSUT and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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 Harford Community Radio, KJZX, WJFF, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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, KJZX, KSUT, WJFF, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KSUT, KJZX, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 28