Archive for October 30 2010

Cocktail Nation 148-Save The Tonga Room

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on October 30th, 2010


this week we talk to Brad Parker from Tiki Shark with our regular catch up, Mr Ho is very busy with the sneak peak releases coming out once again, we have our look at the world of swank,our segment ask koop this week talking about people who abuse taking happy snaps and we’ll head into the blogoshere with a good site all about cocktails.


Martini Kings (Joel Hile)Goodbye to lonely Town

Nina Ferro-I've Got The World on a String

JackJones-You Better Love Me

Augie-Colon- Tierra Va Tembla

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica- Night And Day

Vibes On Velvet-Jorges Bassment

John Barry - 007

Jimmy Vargas-Zoeotika Blues

Julie O'Hara-Angel Eyes

Les Baxter- The Ritual

B Sharp Big Band -Frenesi

Pink Martini-Temperido

Leroy Holmes- Odd Job Man-I Wanna Be a James Bond Girl

Sally Street-Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You.

Bobby Darin- The Sweetest Sounds




Cocktail Nation 147-Fedora Chronicles

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on October 23rd, 2010
 This week we talk to the webmaster of one of the most fascinating retro websites and forums in the world, I’ve got another new track from the upcoming orchestrotica album for you to enjoy and a fabulous niche book publisher that I think you will find some great books for your library or to give to your retro scene friends.

We’ll head up to the Cocktail Nation blogsphere with another cool blog, plus there’s the look at the world of swank.

Blue Martini's-Hershey

 Bar Frank Bennett-Been Caught Stealin

The Three Suns- Fever

 Arthur Lyman- Leis of Jazz

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica- Boulevard Of Broken dreams

 Combustible Edison Blue Light

Frank Sinatra-     Dream Your Dreams Away

James Bond and His Sextet- Goldfinger

 Waitiki 7 Sacha-cha

 Bobby Darin- A Taste of Honey

 Les Baxter- Coronation

Shagxotica- Crandall Meets His Match

Tiki Joes Ocean -Alegre

 Xavier Cugat- La Dolce Vita

Martini Kings-Cuchy Frito Man

 Jo Basile and His Accordian Orch - Mack The Knife



Cocktail Nation 146-Shagxotica

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on October 17th, 2010

 This week on the show we talk to a man who has a cd out which is dedicated to the art of SHAG, I have some Liberace news, a couple of letters from listeners , new music from Mr Ho's Orchestrotica, our weekly look at the world of swank and the blogosphere plus the ever popular segment ask koop, this week exploring the issue of office microwave etiquette.

Octobop—Playboy Theme

Royal Crown Revue- Besame Mija (Baille Para Qui)

Shagxotica- The Ghost Of Augie Colon

Arthur Lyman- Voodoo Dreams

Liberace - I Hear A Rhapsody

Martini Kings-You Only Live Twice

SpyFi-Mission Impossible

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica- Sentimental Journey

Les Baxter Sophisticated Savage

Blue Martinis-Great City

Billy May-Cocktails For Two

Peter Nero - It's Alright With Me

Percy Faith and His orch - Morgan


Cocktail Nation 145-Waikiki Tiki

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on October 9th, 2010


this week on the show we check out a fantastic book on Tiki, there’s our segment Ask Koop tackling electrical retailers and Darwinism,our look at the world of swank with plenty of great parties and events to attend,I've got a new book out about the history of MI6 sad news on the death of Tony Curtis and our entertainment reporter gives us the lowdown . We'll head into the blogosphere again with one from an old fashioned man, plus there’s all the best lounge and exotica from across the globe.

 Jimmy Vargas- Dahlia's Web

The Blue Martini’s-Something Cool    

 Martin Denny-Taboo     

 Les Baxter-Lust                                 

Martini Kings-Soft Sounds 

Bobby Darin- As Long as I'm Singing  

Sir Julian- A Man and a Woman         

Kenny Sasaki-Jellyfish       

Fire and Theft-Whole Lot Of Love

Hans Karl- The Uninvited Guests

Si Zenter-Charade                         

Octobop-Goodbye PorkPie Hat    

Sammy Davis Jr- You're Gonna Hear from Me


Cocktail Nation 144-Sin City Spy

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on October 2nd, 2010

this week on the Cocktail Nation Koop Kooper checks out the latest book from good buddy of the show Bill Raetz as we hear about the latest adventures of Bryce Attewelle and the World Espoinage Bureau There's our segment Ask Koop as we tackle the English language and some confusion in plurals!

If you are at a loose end for entertainment then Koopers look at the world of swank is just right for you as he has the lowdown on plenty of great parties and events to attend and for the book worms we have got the news about a brand new book out about Ms Monroe from the early fifties , and sad news on the death of another icon. We'll head into the blogosphere again with a cool blog on beatniks and their cool jazz.

Martini Kings Kings Highway

 Waitiki 7 Similau

Spy Fi -Web Theme

 Oscar Peterson-Dreamsville

Machinoso-Vampire Jazz

 Cocktail Angst-Gidget&Martin

 Vibes On Velvet-Topsy Astrud

 Gilberto- Corcovado [Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars]

 Pete Rugolo—All Star

 Esquivel- Limehouse Blues

Diana Krall - I've Got You Under My Skin

 Mark Copeland- Goody Goody

Peggy Lee- Black Coffee

Frank Sinatra- The Way You Look Tonight

 Nelson Riddle-Theme from Route 66