Cocktail Nation 345 The Detective

Posted in bachelor pad, tiki, lounge music, retro, grace kelly, shelley berman, don adams by cocktailnation on February 22nd, 2015

This week on the show its time for some classic comedy and we head to the Cocktail Nation vault to enjoy some comedy from Don Adams, we'll talk swank advice and we lost a couple of big stars this week, so more on their life this week as we broadcast from up high in the Sydney Penthouse.

Gene Rains -Caravan 
Beegie Adair -The Way You Look Tonight
Julie Lyon Quartet -Too Darn Hot
Beverly Kenney- Undecided
Ray Conniff- Blue Moon
David Carbonara -Aqua De Beber
Project Pimento -Something Stupid
Ray Anthony- Dragnet
Marlene Ver Planck-   I Love the Way You Dance
Quincy Jones- Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Pink Martini City Of Night
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet -He Was The Cat
Cocktail Inn -The Way You Look Tonight 
Plas Johnson Pink Panther Theme
Kenny Sasaki -Fly Me To The Moon

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Cocktail Nation 344 Pan AM Building

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on February 15th, 2015

This week we Mid Mod protector and savior Kalev Savi who is back on the show talking about ensuring continued existence of the Pan AM Building to get it landmark status.
We talk shoes and a new project I am working on that you might like to partake in.

Ellen La Fern-Girl Talk
Uptown Jazz Quartet-Bossa Nova Eyes
Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon
Tony Bennet This Can't Be Love
James Spencer It's So Good To Want You Bad
Martini Kings Killer Joe
Tiki Lounge Crew- Martini Nova
Bobby Darin Days Of Wine and Roses
Audrey Morris - Guess Who I Saw Today
Charlie Haden Quartet Angel Face
Bob Thompson Playboy
Chet Baker I'm Glad There Is You
Tom Graff-Samba 60
Calvin Keyes-Can't Get Started

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Cocktail Nation 343 Life From Behind The Camera With Bill Ray

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on February 8th, 2015

This week we talk to former life magazine, Bill Ray who captured some of the most important actors, musicians, and scientists of his generation on film.
News on a big star who is on tour in Australia and how sure do you feel your job will still be in existence in ten, twenty, thirty years, the results might surprise you.

David Carbonara-Bossa DeJour Mantovani

Project Pimento -Shot In The Dark

Virginia Schenck Midnight Sun

Enoch Light -Autumn In New York

Eydie Gorme- Frenesi

Joe Ferrara The Big Hurt

Arthur Lyman Group-Voodoo Dreams

Julie Lyon Quintet-Love For Sale

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet DC Farewell

Helen Merril- What's New

Mancini -Breakfast At Tiffanys

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Cocktail Nation 342 NEW -Jetset Unlimited

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on January 31st, 2015

Cocktail Nation 342 Jetset Unlimited

This week we kick off a swank 2015 with Steve Greaves from the SG sound who has a new project and its called Jetset Unlimited.
We'll take a look at the world of swank and a few happenings while I have been on vacation including the loss of some big names and some names you might not have heard of before.

David Carbonara-Don The Man
Ricki Derek-Sunny
Jetset Unlimited Man From Uncle
Bill Evans -Beautiful Love
Combustible Edison- Lonelyville
Project Pimento-Fever
Ann Richards-An Occasional Man
Marlene Ver Planck -The Way You Look Tonight
Tiki Lounge Crew-Martini Sunset
Beegie Adair-In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Billy May-Mission Impossible
Esquivel-I Get A Kick Out Of You
Laurindo Almeida-The Look Of Love
Judi Silvano-You Don’t Know What Live Is
James Morrison The Play Off

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Cocktail Nation Best Of Shows-Sam Butera

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on January 24th, 2015
Tonight, we take a look at the life of the recently departed Sam Butera with a special interview recorded back stage with Sam in 1999. I've got another track of the latest Tikiyaki Orchestra album, and news from the Martini Kings.

I’ve been out record collecting again and found some fantastic original albums in the record bins of charity stores to play for you soon.

Cy Coleman ~ Playboys Theme
Dom Halpin ~ Out Of The Blue
Sam Butera ~ Dig That Crazy Chick
Jackie Gleason ~ Temptation
Martini Kings ~ Because of You
Arthur Lyman ~ Carabunta
Sylvia Telles ~ Discussao
Cocktail Angst ~ Rhumba Of The Saints
Tikiyaki Orchestra ~ Makaha
Fisherman ~ Hell Toupee
Kava Kon ~ Chinese Surfer
The SG Sound ~ I Feel the Earth Move
Octobop ~ Hugged your Martian Today
Richard Cheese ~ Spiderman
Jack Constanzo ~ Young Man With a Horn
Pete King ~ The Height Of The Spy Season

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