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.


74 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 Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KBBI, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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 KCNP, WKMS, Royalton Community Radio, KPRG, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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, KBBI, KSUT, WKMS, KHNS and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 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 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
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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 KSUT, WSLR, WKMS, KGOU, KCNP and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 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 KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WSLR, WKMS, KCNP, KSUT and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 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 KSUT, WSLR, KHNS, KCNP, KGOU and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 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 KSUT, KHNS, KCNP, WJFF, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 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 WJFF, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMXT, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jul 29, 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, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by WJFF, Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), KPRG, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by WKMS, KSUT, WSKG, WJFF, KCNP and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 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, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by KSUT, WKMS, KCNP, WJFF, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Here are generic :29 promos for The Retro Cocktail Hour. Four mention the weekly broadcast and two promos reference "tonight". We are happy to cr...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 3
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by KPRG, KSUT, WSKG, WJFF, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 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, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by KCNP, WKMS, WPCA-LP, KPRG, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 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, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by KMUN, KHNS, KPRG, KBBI, WKMS and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • 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, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

Bought by WKMS, KPRG, KHNS, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14