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.


30 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 KCNP, Royalton Community Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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, KSUT, KCNP, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • 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, KJZX, WKMS, KLCC, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 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, WKMS, KSUT, KHNS, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • 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 KJZX, WKMS, KBBI, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jul 08, 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 WKMS, KSUT, KJZX, KLCC, WLVT and more


  • Added: Jul 01, 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 KJZX, KSUT, WLVT, KLCC, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 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 KJZX, KSUT, KHNS, KLCC, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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 KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, KPRG, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 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, KLCC, KJZX, GCR (Global Community Radio), KPRG and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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 KGOU, KPRG, WKMS, KSUT, KJZX and more


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • 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 KGOU, KTRT RADIO INC, GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX, KSUT and more


  • Added: May 20, 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 KTRT RADIO INC, WKMS, KPRG, KJZX, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • 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, KJZX, WKMS, KSUT, KLCC and more


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • 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, KJZX, WKMS, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • 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 KGOU, KTRT RADIO INC, KJZX, KPRG, WKMS and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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 KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, WKMS and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 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 KTRT RADIO INC, KGOU, KJZX, WKMS, KSUT and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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, KJZX, WKMS, WJFF and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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 KTRT RADIO INC, KPRG, KGOU, KSUT, WKMS and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 23