Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Looking Good In A Suit

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 28th, 2016

Out Of Abingdon-Three Piece Suit
Wendy Pederson Meet Me At No Particular Place
Elvis Presley -Michael Buble- Fever
Roland Remington -Martinique
Bert Kaemphert-Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Aaron Deihl- Le Tombeau De Couperin
Jackie Gleason- Deep Purple Blue Velvet


Cocktail Nation Special-Les Baxter The Book- Full interview and all songs Les Baxter

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 26th, 2016
A Cocktail Nation midweek special this week as I have a long chat with James Spencer and play some of the big songs of Les Baxter’s career as programmed by Mr Spencer himself!

LES BAXTER is the first published biography to examine a detailed history of composer and musician Leslie Thompson Baxter. One of Capitol Record’s most prominent artists, Les had 35 hits and 11 album hits in a career that expanded nearly fifty years. Les is one of America’s most influential, innovative and unique composers of of the 20th century. He is the father of Exotica, Space-Age Bachelor Music, and his experimental and innovative film scores set the standards for the genres of horror, sci-fi, westerns, and teen-age beach movies. The biography was researched over twenty years and includes rare interviews by Skip Heller, a protege who studied and was companion to Les during the last few years of his life. James Spencer, musicologist, concert pianist and recording artist became friends with Les Baxter in 1991 and documents the last five years of Les’ life until his death in January of 1996.

1. “Quiet Village” [The Ritual of the Savage (1951)
2. “Oasis of Dahkla [Tamboo! (1956)
3. “The Enchanted Sea” [Jewels of the Sea (1961)
 4. “Moon Moods” [Music Out of the Moon (1948)] with Harry Revel
5. “Dream Rhapsody” [Midnight On the Cliffs (1957] 
6. “Nightmare Sequence” [The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)] 
 7. “Speak Low” [Thinking of You (1954)]  
8. “Joy” [ The Passions with Bas Sheva (1954)] 
 9. “Les Levres” from La Femme (Franck Pourcel and his French Strings)1956
10. “Adios”  from Caribbean Moonlight 1956 

Cocktail Nation 414 Classic Comedy Vaughn Meader

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 24th, 2016

This week we have classic comedy from a JFK impersonator from the sixties called Vaughn Meader and we talk about one of the greatest unsolved crimes of the 20th century!

The Sharps-Caravan

Narco Lounge Combo-Miserlou

Henry Mancini -It Had Better Be Tonight 

Les Baxter-Barquita

Les Baxter -Because Of You

Tiki Joes Ocean-Belles Of Bombay

Jeff Denson Quartet-The Circle

Jimmy Vargas -Nude On A Swing

Martin Denny -Quiet Villagey

Codename Carter- The Heist

Si Zentner- From Russia With Love

Kaylene Peoples-How Insensitive

Stolen Idols-Kyoto Protocol

Warren Barker-Deep Night

HB Radki-Martinis and Pearls


Cocktail Nation 413 Les Baxter Special

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 24th, 2016

This week we have a chat to James Spencer about his new bio on Les Baxter, we head to the Blogoshere with a cool blog for the gals to check out and Cherry Capri has some advice on how to treat new neighbours. News on an old tv franchise that is being brought back for netflix and one that is brand new that you just have to check out!

Louisville Sluggers- Time For Swinging
Tiki Lounge Crew-Copa Del Mar
Les Baxter-Quiet Village
Gene Rains-Flamingo
Peggy Lee-The Boy From Ipanema
City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra-Lost In Space
Martini Kings-You Only Live Twice
The Acca Dacquiries-Wild Thing
Chet Baker And Strings You Better Go Now
Pat Longo-Rhapsody In blue
Liberace-Tico Tico
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Dancing In The Dark
Julie Lyon Quartet- All or Nothing At All
Kahuna Kawentizman -Kava Village
Tikiyaki Orchestra-Maitais On The Moon


Cocktail Nation Twilight Show-Shag Swings By

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 23rd, 2016

On the show this week we talk to Tony Marscio from the Martini Kings about the stack of releases from the guys recently some great music to add to your collection, Last friday night I caught up with Shag at the Outre Gallery here in Sydney and I'll play back that chat for you as we check out his inscrutable mystery guide, our segments ask Koop and the blogosphere back this week


Vibes On Velvet-Jorges Basement

Cal Tjader-The Way You Look Tonight

 Martini Kings-Lost In Paradise

Julie London- The End of a Love Affair

Waitiki7 -Ruby Janet Seidel- Straight To Baby

 Moe Koffman- Swinging Shepard Blues

 Acutal Rafiq-One way ticket to Thrillville

Frank Sinatra- The Best is Yet To Come

 Alvino Rey-A Swingin Fling

Les Baxter- Saturday Night on Saturn

Chet Baker- The Touch of Your Lips

Frank Bennett -Everything Counts

 Tiki Joes Ocean-Sand Bar


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