Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cocktail Nation 179-I Dream Of Jeane

this week we talk to Barbara Eden from I Dream Of Jeanie, she was here in Sydney for the Supanova Convention and I caught up with her for a quick Chat. There’s news on Jerry Lewis’s trip to Australia, I have a cool retro podcast to let you know about plus the best lounge and exotica from across the globe.


Combustible Edison-Vertigogo

Orchestra Supastring-Easy

Narco Lounge Combo-Music for Ice Rinks

Clouseaux-Jack the Ripper

Ernestine Anderson -Moonlight in Vermont

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Terre Exotique

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - I'm getting sentimental over you

Naughty Ones-Harlem Notcturne

Dante and His Orchestra-Suddenly It’s Spring

Enoch Lights-Walk On By

Tiki Joe's Ocean- Moonlight Moods

Moonlight Moods Les Baxter-Whatever Lola Wants

Chet Baker -Tenderly

Stan Kenton -Once In A While

Acca Daquiris-Cocaine

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cocktail Nation 178 Jennifer Keith

this week we talk to Jennifer Keith the canary of Royal Crown Revue who has a regular gig in long beach these days, we have some swank advice on what is not an international playboy, news on a famous dress that has been sold plus a great ebook on Elizabeth Taylor…I have some gigs to attend and a very cool blog all about mid century modern furniture.



Actual Rafique-Lunar Lizard Lounge

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Maika

Jennifer Keith -Imagination

Waitiki -Magic Islands

Janet Seidel-Miami Beach Rhumba

Jimmy Vargas-Ghosting

Jack Jones-A Day in the Life of A Fool

HB Radke-Sucker For Love

Enoch Lights-lover Cha Cha

Roger Roger- Rogermambo

Morton Gould-The Man I Love

Earle Hagan-There’s No Escape

Narco Lounge Combo-Taboo

Buddy Cole -Powerhouse

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cocktail Nation 177-Playboy Club

this week we check out a new tv show coming your way all about the first Playboy club in chicago in the early sixties, our segment ask koop we talk about retro accessories to make you pad retro yet functional.....I have lots of events across the world for you to check out. I'll let you know about a new business that will be partnering the Cocktail Nation, some cool parties to attend and revue with koop as we head back to 1959 with a cd I picked up that covers a rock n roll dj who recoreded some cool beatnik type poetry also tonight I have quite a few original vinyl recordings to share with you and ofcourse the cover art will be posted on the website.


Naughty Ones-I Dig Your Voodoo

Martini Kings-You Only Live Twice

Octobop-Playboys Theme

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Phoenix Goodbye

Harmonicats-Mambo Jambo

Jennifer Keith-An Occasional Man

Jack Jones-Michelle

Orchestra Superstring-Evidence

Mad Daddy-What is a Fisteris

Frank Sinatra-Call Me

Jackie Gleason-I Only Have Eyes For YOu

Narco Lounge Combo-Aztec West

Living Brass Sunshine Superman

Manuel And the Music Of The Mountains - la Vien Rose

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cocktail Nation 176-El Gato Gomez

On the show this week we talk to a very cool mid century modern artist called El Gato Gomez, in review with Koop I have a new release from DJ Bonebrake, letters to koop, swank advice on being single and how some people think it’s a disease, plus we’ll head to the Cocktail Nation blogosphere


Octobop-Girl Talk
Jimmy Vargas-A Blue Negligee
Morton Gould-Besame Much
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Lyman 59
Caterina Valente - Un P'tit Beguine
Diana Krall-Este Seu Olhar
Enoch Light-How High The Moon Cha Cha
Blue Martinis-Something Cool
Orchestra Superstring-Shapale
Buddy Cole-Don’t Get around Much Anymore
Jackie Gleason-But Not For Me
Combustible Edison-The Corner Table
Jack Jones-Alfie
Nestor Amaral and His Continenals-Ba Tu Ca Da

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cocktail Nation 175-Danish Modern 2

On the show this week Part two of our exploration into all that is Danish modern furniture with an expert that I tracked down in Sydney, we look at a brand new tv show set in the sixties around the airline Pan Am and the Airline Hostesses that flew across the world in great style, we have some swank advice on working life taking a leaf out of Don Drapers book.

Howard Shore-Ed Wood Theme

Tiki Joes Ocean-Haliewa

Peter Nero- La Playa

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Autumn Digging Dance

Xavier Cugat-Begin the Beguine

HB RADKE Dig That Cat On Bass

Sam Clunie-Pool Side Bash

Jennifer Keith -Imagination

Jackie Gleason-Live For Life

Morton Gould-That Old Black Magic

Anita O’Day-Easy To Love

Vicki Carr-Goodbye Charlie