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 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
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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, KGOU, WTIP, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • 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 KGOU, WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WKMS, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 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 KGOU, WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 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 WMTNradio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WTIP, WKMS, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • 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 KIYU-FM, WMTNradio, KGOU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 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, WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGOU, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 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 WMTNradio, KGOU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 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 WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGOU, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 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 WMTNradio, KUCO, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • 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 Delmarva Public Media, WMTNradio, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin, KECG and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • 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 WMTNradio, Radio Catskill, Harford Community Radio, KJZX-Austin, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KPRG, WMTNradio, Radio Catskill, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: May 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • 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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WMTNradio, KJZX-Austin, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • Purchases: 25
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of lounge music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz, bossa nova and other incredibly stra...

Bought by WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGOU, WSLR, Radio Catskill and more


  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • Purchases: 35
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of lounge music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz, bossa nova and other incredibly stra...

Bought by WMTNradio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGOU, KPRG, KECG and more


  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 35
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of lounge music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz, bossa nova and other incredibly stra...

Bought by WMTNradio, KPRG, KGOU, Radio Catskill, KAMU and more


  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 31
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of lounge music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz, bossa nova and other incredibly stra...

Bought by WMTNradio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Radio Catskill, Royalton Community Radio, WLVT and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:29
  • Purchases: 29