Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cocktail Nation 292 Shelley Berman. To Laughter With Questions

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the great Comedian Shelley Berman, well he's back on the show to talk about a book of poetry he's has written along with extraordinary ability to adlib. I've got a free vintage online magazine to check out, and a nice box set for you in time for Christmas

David Carbonara A Beautiful Mine

Cocktail Inn Brief And Breezy

Enoch Light Bingo Bango Bongo Baby

Mancini Brothers Go To Mothers

Ixtahuele Rarohengen Dance

Morton Stevens Hawaii Five O 

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Would You like Bongos With That Fugue

Nutty Back In Black

Plas Johnson Mean To Me

101 Strings A Man And A Woman 

John Barry 7 Underground Lair

Count Basie April In Paris

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cocktail Nation 291 Tiki Iniki

Cocktail Nation 291 Tiki Iniki

I love it when a new Tiki Bar opens and keeps the Aloha spirit alive, this week I talk to the manager of a new Tiki Bar called Tiki Iniki …continuing on the big island news of a legal battle that Brad Tiki shark Parker has been plunged into and whilst many of us who are into the fifties and sixties culture  dress in vintage clothes, collect furniture and drive classic cars this week I will bring you a story of a couple who have gone back…way back to the turn of the century.

Cocktail Inn Dragnet

Ricki Derek Rio

Tiki Joe’s Ocean Quiet Voyage

Ray Conniff Caravan

Paris Mitchell Strings Dream

Ixtahuele Dengue Fever

Neal Hefti Cherry Point

Seth MacFarlane It’s Anybodys Spring

Sergio Mendez Girl From Ipanema

101 Strings Cha Cha Italiano

Laura Fygi Perfidia

Tiki Lounge Crew Hipsters Lair

Jerry Costanzo Penthouse Serenade

Cal Tjader A Night In Tunisia

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cocktail Nation 290 Disney Frozen In Ice

the franchise that is Disney is one of the best known across the globe, the man who began it all, Walt Disney was a man with vision and that vision continued after his death in 1966, this week we talk to a man who has put together book all about the time after Walts Death.
News on a new book from Beachbum Berry  and a new series on Kennedys you might have caught on the box

Aaron Diehl The Cylinder 
Metropole Orchestra Spellbound
Arthur Lyman Leis Of Jazz
Machiniso  Percusion Frenzy 
Tiki Delights Stay In My Arms
Jimmy Vargas The Girl You Left Behind
Laurie Allyn So In  Love
Linda Lawson Mood Indigo
Narco Lounge Combo Squizy Tahini
Nelson Riddle Your Zowie Face
Oscar Peterson My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Pink Martini Mar Desconocido
Stan Getz  Charade 
Jackie Gleason Darn That Dream

Cocktail Nation 289 Designing Bond


There is no doubt about it James Bond is one stylish lounge lothario. To me it doesn't matter what era of Bond you are talking about, they all have that factor swank cool.
This week on the show talking to the curator of a Bond exhibition called Designing Bond, we talk the perils of over collecting and details about a tour to check out to experience the marvelous music of Mr Ho's Orchestrotica along with the best gigs from across the globe.

Spy FI Black Tie Spy
Sally Street Play Your Hands Girls
Leroy Holmes The James Bond Theme
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Maracatune For Chalco
Sarah Vaughn Peter Gunn 
Acca Daiquiris Witchcraft
David Carbonara How Mable Got Stable Cha Cha Cha
Aaron Diehl Blue Nude 
Earl Hagan I Spy
Martini Kings Zou Biscou Biscou
Freddy Cole Waiter Ask The Man to Play the Blues
Ixtahule Gardens Of Mu
Jonah Jones  Blue Danube Rock

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cocktail Nation 288 The Young Man Of Paris

One of my favourite places is Paris so this week on the show I thought why not honour this marvellous city, this spectacular country with a rich, swank and romantic culture with a playlist of French music and French inspired lounge

Billie Holiday April In  Paris
Mark Copeland I Love Paris
Nelson Riddle C’est Magnifique
Serge Gainsbourg  Je T’aime Moi Non Plus 
Stereophonic Space Sound unlimited la fille dans le train 
Billy May The Poor People Of Paris
Button Down Brass French Connection
Cy Coleman Parisian Women
Dicky Do and The Don’ts  Vive L’amour  
Joe “Fingers" Carr Under Paris Skies
Laura Ainsworth La Vie En Rose 
Andre Popp Musique Mecanique
CLouseax Le Nuit 
Pink Martini Sympathique
Les Double Six French Rat Race
Elmer Bernstein Valentina
Henri Reni Petite Fleur

Cocktail Nation 287 The Rediscovery Of Esquivel


One of the biggest and most important releases for the neo lounge scene was the 1994 Space age Bachelor pad Music Cd which was produced by Irwin Chusid and was a real game changer for the lounge lotharios ...if you love new music we have you covered with some more new tunes from Codename Carter plus the latest Mr Ho's Orchestrotica from the new album Where Here Meets There.

Tiki Delights Bali Safari

Vic Flick James Bond Theme

Esquivel Surfboard

Frank Sinatra That's Life

Mr Ho's Orchestorica Chiseling Music

Codename Carter Stealth Palmer

Henry Mancini Windmills Of Your Mind

Ixtauhele Brugmansia

Jackie Gleason If He Walked into my Life

Laurie Allyn You're So Bad For Me

James Morrison The Master Plan

Chet Baker Let's Get Lost

Cocktail Nation 286 Where Here Meets There

Fresh from flying around in my recent purchase of a 1964 Austin Healey it's Koop Kooper lounging about the Sydney penthouse with chilled drinks, taking in the city lights with the lounge soundtrack draping the penthouse in a technicolor glow.
This week Mr Ho of Mr Ho's Orchestrotica  stops by to talk about a new release called Where Here Meets I've got a Sinatra story as told by Tom Selleck

Nutty Same Old Scat And Song

Metropole Orchestra Jalousie

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica Sansaz

Dean Martin Baby O

Robert Drasnin Tahitian 

Frank Sinatra Call Me

Martin Denny Beyond The Reef

Joey Altruda Remembering Jobim

Pink Martini Syracuse

Oscar Peterson Exactly Like You

O Som Do Jazz Secret Paradise

Laura Ainsworth That's The Kind Of Guy I Dream Of