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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51 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 Rhythm & News Service, WRVO Public Media, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUCO, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KHNS, KBBI Alaska, KAMU, WPCA-LP, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • 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 Radio Catskill, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT, WFHB, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 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 KJZX-Austin, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • 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 KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • 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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KCHU, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 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 Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, RADIOLEX and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 32
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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, KGOU, KJZX-Austin, RADIOLEX, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KJZX-Austin, RADIOLEX, WKMS and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 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, KJZX-Austin, RADIOLEX, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 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 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 KGOU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, KHNS, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 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, 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WKMS, Harford Community Radio, KBBI Alaska, KAMU and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 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 Delmarva Public Media, KMXT, KJZX-Austin, WKMS, KHNS and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2022
  • 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 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