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.


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82 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 KGOU, KJZX-Austin, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Raven Radio, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 34
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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, KJZX-Austin, KBBI Alaska, Raven Radio, KAMU and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 33
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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-Austin, Raven Radio, Harford Community Radio, KSUT and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 34
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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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX-Austin, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 35
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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, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KJZX-Austin, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WSLR and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 37
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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, KBBI Alaska, Raven Radio, KUCO, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • 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, KJZX-Austin, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • Purchases: 34
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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-Austin, Radio Catskill, KIYU-FM, KCNP and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 35
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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-Austin, KCNP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KIYU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 36
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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 KIYU-FM, Raven Radio, KJZX-Austin, KUCO, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 Radio Catskill, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Wyoming Public Radio, KUCO, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:28:53
  • Purchases: 11
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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 GCR (Global Community Radio), KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 35
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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, Radio Catskill, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, KIYU-FM and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:26
  • 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 KIYU-FM, KJZX-Austin, Raven Radio, KUCO, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 KMXT, KGOU, KJZX-Austin, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 34
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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-Austin, Raven Radio, KIYU-FM, KUCO and more


  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 34
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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, KTNA, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 36
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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, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio, KBBI Alaska, KUCO and more


  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 34
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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, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio, KUCO, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 35
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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, GCR (Global Community Radio), KTNA, KIYU-FM, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 36