Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cocktail Nation 205-RIP Etta James

This week on the show we replay a 1994 interview with Etta James, swank advice on Bow Ties, news on a lost Ed Wood Film that has been rediscovered

Angie Hubbard-Peel Me a Grape

Acca Daiquiris -WildThing

Etta James-A Sunday Kind Of Love

Atomic Sherpas-Clockwise

Buddy Cole-Just You Just Me

Indigo Swing-My Baby Just Cares For Me

Alvino Rey-I Love Paris

Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack-I Dream of Jeanie

OS117 -Vixen To Vixen

Astrud Gilberto- So Nice

Tony Bennet with Natalie Cole-Watch What Happens

Blue Dahlias-Brazil

George Shearing-September in The Rain

Jimmy Vargas-Blues in the Night LIVE

Nelson Riddle-Naked City Theme

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cocktail Nation 204-Luau At The Lake

On the show this week we’ll check out Oahna Luaau at the lake, we review OSS 117 and play some music from at the film, a look at the world of swank with some great gig s and parties to attend plus swank advice back on the radio for another week as we broadcast from the centre of Sydney in the Hi Fi stereophonically gadgeted up Penthouse .

Spy Fi- Espia en Vacaciones
Tikiyaki Orchestra-Theme For Jetsetters
Si Zenter-I’ve Found a New Baby
Sergio Mendes-Mas Que Nada
Waitiki 7-Left Arm Of Budda
Three Suns-Fever
Mancini -Experiment in Terror
Royal Crown Revue-Port Au Prince
OS117 -Chicks by the pool
Billy May-I gotta have you
SG Sound Excapade Velocity
Skip Heller-The Collector
Vicki Carr-No Other Love
Wynton Marsalis-Green Chimeys
Dinah Washington-Mad About The Boy

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cocktail Nation 203-Kramer

On the show this week I introduce you to a man by the name of Kramer who is going to join us once a month to talk about lounging movies, news from author Bill Raetz, swank advice on what to bring to a dinner party, a look at the world of swank with some great gigs to check out and info on a book about When The Mob Ran Vegas

Combustible Edison-Seduction
Don Tiki-Bla Bla Cha Cha
Bob Thompson-Just You Just Me
Arthur Lyman-Voodoo Dreams
Diana Holt-At Last
Haji Baba-Crazy Bongos
Clouseaux -Krakatoa
Frank Bennett-Money Changes Everything
Jonah Jones-I Dig Chicks
DJ Bonebrake-Situation
Jimmy Vargas-Angel Eyes LIVE
Tony Bennett-Lady Gaga-The Lady Is a Tramp
Eartha Kitt-I Want to Be Evil

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cocktail Nation 201-First Show 0f 2012

Starting off this week and the first release of 2012 with a new drinks book, news this week on the impending release of a new SPY Fi  album , plus Jimmy Vargas has been touring and sent me a few live tracks to play for you. Back for 2012 broadcasting from the centre of Sydney from the Swank Penthouse.



Frank Bennett -Creep
Tikiyaki Orchestra-Chateu Leilani
Buddy Cole-I’m Riddin High
Mancini-Peter Gunn Theme
Crazed Mugs-But Kilauae
Jonah Jones-You’re Just In Love
Mel Torme-Secret Agent Man
Tony Bennett-Stranger In Paradise (With Andrea Bocelli)
Jimmy Vargas-Black Dahlia LIVE
George Shearing-I’ll Remember April
Oscar Peterson-The Man I Love
Spy Fi- Espia en Vacaciones
Marty Lush and His Lush Livers-Stinkin Lincoln
Karen Souza-Quiet Nights
Clouseaux-Chic Alors

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Loungin Movies

What’s your fave Loungin movie. We’re compiling our fave Bachelor Pad flicks …vote for your fave or suggest more !
To vote for your faves email and when the show returns in 2012 we will do a Loungin movies special

Bachelor in paradise
Down with love
Lover Come Back
Matt Helm the silencers
The Rat Pack
The apartment
How to Murder Your Wife
Oceans 11
That Touch Of Mink

The Pad (and how to use it)

On wednesday night I was djing at the Blue Beat in Double Bay Sydney, it was a wonderful night with the crowds growing every single week which is fantastic plus we now have an extension of a month at this stage so swing on by and dig the crazy lounge and exotica that I will be spinning, plus we have Sydneys Best Lounge acts on stage.

I love events like these because I get to meet new and old listeners . This week I got to meet Duke Normando, who has been listening pretty much since the start in 2007.

Duke kindly brought me a gift that he had picked up in a country town ….a rare poster from the 1966 film ‘The Pad and How to Use It”

The only downside about a gift like this is that now I am plagued by intrigue and simply have to find this movie. At this stage no luck, but the Hunt begins.

This is one of the reasons I love what I do and the vintage/retro lifestyle I live.

As Mr Ho from the Orchestrotica once pointed out, this is a discovery group,and for me this is what it has always been. That’s part of the fun of retro living, hunting for that next thing you heard about or saw. Does it ever stop, well no, the mid 2oth Century was a huge cultural period that covered so many aspects of life.

So the hunt begins! Can you help me!!

The PAD and how to Use it-A shy lover (Brian Bedford) of classical music turns to his playboy buddy (James Farentino) for advice on how to woo a woman (Julie Sommars).