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.


87 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, KMXT, KBBI, KSUT, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by WSLR, KPRG, Royalton Community Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KCNP and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KPRG, WKMS, WSLR, Royalton Community Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by WSKG, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCNP, KRPS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KGOU, KTRT RADIO INC, WJFF, GCR (Global Community Radio), KCNP and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KCNP, KPRG, WSLR and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad pop, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly st...

Bought by KGOU, KPRG, WSLR, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • 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 KPRG, KHNS, KSUT, WJFF, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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 KPRG, KHNS, KSUT, KCNP, WJFF and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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, KGOU, KPRG, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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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, KBBI, KGOU, KPRG, KSUT and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by WKMS, WSKG, KSUT, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WKMS, WSLR, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 17
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KPRG, WKMS, KCNP and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KCNP, WKMS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, KPRG, KBBI, KSUT, WKMS and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by KPRG, KSUT, WKMS, Royalton Community Radio, KCNP and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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, KPRG, KSUT, KGOU, KHNS and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 20
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by WJFF, Royalton Community Radio, KHNS, KSUT, KCNP and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and other incre...

Bought by WKMS, KCSC, KBBI, Royalton Community Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19