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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68 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 KAAD-LP, WFHB, WPCA-LP, KCSC, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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, Rhythm & News Service, WSLR, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 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 KJZX, WJFF, KHNS, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 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 KJZX, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI Alaska, WLVT and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • 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, WJFF, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 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 KJZX, WJFF, KMXT, KSUT, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 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 KJZX, WJFF, KHNS, KSUT, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 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 Harford Community Radio, KJZX, WJFF, KSUT, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 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 KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, WJFF, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 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 KGOU, KJZX, KSUT, WJFF, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: May 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, KSUT, KJZX, WJFF, KHNS and more


  • Added: May 19, 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 KGOU, KSUT, WJFF, KJZX, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: May 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 Harford Community Radio, KGOU, KJZX, WSLR, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 05, 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 KJZX, Delmarva Public Media, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KHNS, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • 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, RADIOLEX, KTRT RADIO INC, KBBI Alaska, KHNS and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • 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 KGOU, KTRT RADIO INC, KHNS, KBBI Alaska, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 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 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 KGOU, WTIP, WLVT, WKMS, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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