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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87 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 KMXT, KGOU, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • 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 KMXT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Delmarva Public Media, WSLR, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 30, 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 KMXT, KUCO, WVIA, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT and more


  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • 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 KMXT, WPCA-LP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KAAD-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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-Austin, WSLR, WKMS, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • 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 WMTNradio, KMXT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGOU, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:57:00
  • 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 Northwest Public Broadcasting, KMXT, KGOU, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KCHU and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 33