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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79 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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Raven Radio, WPCA-LP, WLVT and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 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 KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, WPCA-LP, WLVT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 WPCA-LP, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Raven Radio, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • 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 KGOU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KMXT, KIYU-FM, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • 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 KIYU-FM, Raven Radio, KGOU, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • 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 GCR (Global Community Radio), WBAA, KECG, Delmarva Public Media, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 KGOU, GCR (Global Community Radio), Radio Catskill, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • 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 GCR (Global Community Radio), KGOU, KMXT, KAMU, KUCO and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2023
  • 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBBI Alaska, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2023
  • 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 KGOU, KIYU-FM, KUCO, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 KJZX-Austin, KAMU, KUCO, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin, KBBI Alaska, KAMU, KUCO and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2023
  • 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 Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin, KAMU, KUCO, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2023
  • 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 Radio Catskill, KUCO, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), RADIOLEX and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:21:16
  • 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 Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin, KAMU, WPCA-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 22
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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, Radio Catskill, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • 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 WKMS, KJZX-Austin, KAMU, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WKMS, KJZX-Austin, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 36