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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53 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 GCR (Global Community Radio), RADIOLEX, WBAA, KAAD-LP, KJZX and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX, WBAA and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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 WTIP, WLVT, WKMS, KTRT RADIO INC, KHNS and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • 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 KGOU, KTRT RADIO INC, KBBI Alaska, WLVT, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • 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 WJFF, KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KHNS, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • 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 RADIOLEX, KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KBBI Alaska, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • 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 KTRT RADIO INC, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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, KHNS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
  • 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 KGOU, WKMS, KHNS, KBBI Alaska, WLVT and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • 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 Harford Community Radio, KHNS, KGOU, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • 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 KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, WLVT, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • 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 KBBI Alaska, KTRT RADIO INC, Royalton Community Radio, KPRG, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • 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 KGOU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Royalton Community Radio, KBBI Alaska, WLVT and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • 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 WKMS, KTRT RADIO INC, KLCC, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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 KTRT RADIO INC, KHNS, KGOU, WJFF, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • 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 KBBI Alaska, KLCC, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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, KAAD-LP, WPCA-LP, Royalton Community Radio, KCNP and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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 KAAD-LP, WSLR, WKMS, KLCC, KGOU and more


  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • 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, WTIP, KTRT RADIO INC, KLCC, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • 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 KTRT RADIO INC, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 22