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 space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic age pop, private eye jazz and o...

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 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 WSLR, KSUT, KGOU, WKMS, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, WKMS, KGOU, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 30, 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 WKMS, KSUT, KGOU, WJFF, WSKG and more


  • Added: May 23, 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 KPRG, WSKG, KSUT, WKMS, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 16, 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 KGOU, WSLR, KSUT, WKMS, KHNS and more


  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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 KGOU, WKMS, KHNS, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by KGOU, KCME, KHNS, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 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 KPRG, WSLR, KSUT, KHNS, KCME and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 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 pop, private eye jazz and other...

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


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KBBI, WSLR, KGOU, KCME and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by KSUT, WSKG, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WJFF, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 Radio New Zealand, WSLR, KHNS, Royalton Community Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: Mar 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by WSKG, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WJFF, WPCA-LP, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KHNS, WSLR, KGOU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • 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, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KGOU, KCME, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WJFF and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, atomic pop, private eye jazz and other...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WSLR, KSUT, KHNS, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • 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 KSUT, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KCME, WJFF, WSKG and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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, atomic pop and other...

Bought by WSLR, Royalton Community Radio, KCME, KSUT, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19