Cocktail Nation 496-Critiki

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 14th, 2018


This week we find out about the best place to source your tiki venue…a little like a Yelp for Tiki and speaking of Tiki it’s an all Exotica show this week plus look at the world of Swank Gig Guide and lounge life magazine


Tikiyaki Orchestra - Taboo

Waitiki-China Fan

James Spencer -MysteriousJade Temple Of Dahkla


Robert Drasnin-Anna May Wong

Alika Lyman Group- Pua Lillia

Tiki Delights-Sandy Samba

Les Baxter-Oasis Of Dahkla

Milt Raskin-Blue Eyes

Don Tiki-Friendly Islands

Combustible Edison -Theme From Tiki Wonder Hour

King Kukulele-Carrying A Tiki Torch For You

Kenny Sasaki -China Girl

Martin Denny Quiet Village

Christopher De Groot-Voodoo Clues




Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-The Final Tour

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 12th, 2018


Tonight we bring you a track from the Davis and Coltrane Album the Finall Tour.

What a special team and what special musicians, if only I had a the chance to see one of those shows,

well tonight we can listen to a very special and very long song as featured this week on the Cocktail


Miles Davis and John Coltrane-All Of You

Nels Cline -As Close as That

Gene Howard-Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man

Bill Evans-Blue In Green

Frank Sinatra-It’s Nice To Go Travelling

Modern Jazz Quartet-Pyramid

Oscar Pettiford- Not So Sleepy

Stanley Black-You Leave Me Breathless

Dave Pell Octet-Love Is The Sweetest Thing

Mantovani -Stranger In Paradise

Jackie Gleason-The Man That Got Away


Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Exotic Ports Of Call

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 9th, 2018

An exotic port can mean many things, a reprive from a long journey, an exciting rendezvous or perhaps the end of a journey. Lets explore this in music in a show programmed by good friend of the show James Spencer.



Les Baxter- Tahiti: A Summer Night at Sea

Tikiyaki Orchestra- Return to orchid isle”

Vic Damone- Bali h’ai

Shirley Horn- Return to Paradise

Robert Drasnin-Voyage a Vanuatu

The OutIslanders-The Moon of Manakoora

Paul Weston- Cuban Love Song

The Brothers Castro- Serenata

Stolen Idols-Sao Paulo 64

Salomve De Bahia-Bossa Rio 

Carmen Cavallaro -La gondola va

Melanchrino Strings- Vissi d’arte

James Spencer-Nocturnal Tangier

Ani Williams-Invocation to Hathor

 Martin Denny -Indrani

Lionel Newman -The Jade Express

Axel Stordahl Jasmine and Jade

Liberace -Around the World in 80 Days


Cocktail Nation 495- James Morrison Midnight Till Dawn

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 7th, 2018



Joined this week by Sydney jazz musician to talk about his new album Midnight Till Dawn. Turns out

one listener thinks I am shouting at clouds plus we see what is hppening in the world of Swank Gig

Guide and lounge life magazine.


Daniel Pemberton-Moog Necklace

Neal Hefti-City Style

James Morrison-Out Of Nowhere

Miles Davis and John Coltrane I Want To Talk To You About

Lee Preston-Two Points Up

The Sharps -Odd Couple

Nutty-Jive Barracuda

Martini Kings-Goodbye To Lonely Town   

Art Van Damme-Glory Of Love

David Carbonara-Elevator Gossip

Piero Piccioni-Spiral Waltz

Jerry Goldsmith -You Are A Foolish Man Mr Flint

John Barry-On Her Majestys Secret Service

Tony Bennett-This Can’t Be Love




Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse- Appearances

Posted in bachelor pad by cocktailnation on July 5th, 2018

Don't let em fool ya, Appearances to matter !


Bob Mintzer- The Way You Look Tonight

Laura Walls-Fall Again

Mclenty Hunter-Give Thanks

Tom Bruner-Round Midnight

Beegie Adair-Autumn In New York

Miles Davis-All Blues

Cal Tjader-Speak Low

David Baker-Harlem Pipes

Robert Maxwell-Strange Music

Lyn Stanley-Nice And Easy


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