Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cocktail Nation 310 Mannix

Cocktail Nation 310 Mannix

Talking about the TV show Mannix on this edition of the Cocktail Nation with the author of a new book on the subject, I’ve got a cool way to give your kitchen that retro feel in your pad, we find out what has been happening with 57 Plymouth that was buried in the ground in Tulsa and exhumed in 2007….news on what the 64 Worlds Fair got right in their predictions plus I have loads of swank events from across the globe to check out.

Exotik A Go-Go Big Bossa Man

Tiki Lounge Crew-Bikini Bambi

Lalo Schifrin Mannix

Lavay Smith Miss Brown To You

Bobby Darin Feelin Good

Tony Mottola Goin Out Of My Head

Project Pimento You  Only  Live Twice

Stacy Kent The Face I Love

Jack Marshall Clouds

JR Spencer Easy Living

Pink Martini Sunday Table

New Gary Burton Quartet -Did you get It

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Koop Kooper's Second Book Released!

Great News Friends, My second book of interviews has just been released by Bear Manor Media.

You can grab this book by heading to


It’s a star filled list of crazy cats from the Lounge and Tiki Scene filling this gorgeous book and I must say I am very proud to have had such great talent on the show. It was this reason I put together a second book. Sometimes the talent just rolls in and you really need to document it for historical sake! So there you have it, a brand new Cocktail Nation Book! Check out the stars below and order today!

1. Irwin Chusid on Esquivel

2 Nick Camera Tiki Magazine

3 El Gato Gomez

4 Alison Martino

5 Dj Bonebrake

6 Jay Brooks Clouseaux

7 Jack Crosley

8 Nutty

9 Jimmy Borges

10 Morris Diamond

11 Laurie Allen

12 Tom Tremelo Spy Fi.

13 Nick Lamansky on Yma Sumac

14 Spencer Thompson on Bob Thompson

15 Mr Ho's Orchestrotica

16 Cocktail angst

17 Lee hale

18 John penman

19 Vic Flick

Cocktail Nation 309 A Kitchen Of The Future

Got a cool pad but the Kitchen is just a little too contemporary, well I've got a guy who is going to inspire you to create the retro kitchen of the future ! News on the state of affairs for the Rooney Estate, I'll let you know who is in my soon to be released book number 2 of interviews plus an incredible story of an auction of the most amazing scrap yard in history!

JR Spencer Blue Gardenia
Julie London We’ve Proved Them Wrong
Aaron Diehl Single Petal  Of A Rose
Bud Powell A Night  In Tunisia
Grace Knight You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Jackie Gleason Darn That Dream
John Coltrane Blue Train
Rhonda Burchmore Blue Moon
Bassie Bennett April  In Paris
Ray Anthony Peter Gun Suite
Laurindo Almeida The Look Of Love
James Morrison The Master Plan
Hans Karl Blue Scooter

Cocktail Nation 308 A Singular Vision

Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just. Love mid century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM  in that of  Harry Seidler, we talk men's accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.

Narco Lounge Combo White Rum

Daniel Pemberton Finding The Fury

Peggy Lee You're Blasé 

Madeleine Peyroux You Don't Know Me

Si Zentner The Third Man Theme

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messsengers   Moanin

Mr Ho's Orchestrotica Andalucia

Catherine Hunter Only Trust Your Heart

Burt Bacharach and Cal Tjader What The World Needs Now

Paul Phillips Tenderly 

Ludovic  Bource Vixen To Vixen

Chet Baker Forgetful

Shirley Scott Dreamsville

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cocktail Nation 307 The Monuments Men

Talking movies this week as we cover the latest George Clooney film The Monuments Men, a great World War Two thriller. A book on Sinatra you need in your library and maybe you should keep it on your nightstand plus an interesting story in the mainstream news that has thrust lounge and burlesque into the public eye.

The Useless Playboys Caravan

Joe Pass El Gento

Greg Arthur More And More

Si Zentner M Squad Theme

The Left Arm Of Budda The Coco Serenade

David Rose Like Young

Martini Kings You Only Live Twice

O Som Do Jazz Secret Paradise

Trudy Pitts Take Five

Jack Jones Fly Me To The Moon

Robert Hicks They All Laughed

Aaron Diehl Epilogue

Nutty Rhumba With The Devi

Stacy Kent This Happy Madness

Cocktail Nation 306 Gary Owens Comedy "Put Your Head on My Finger"

Some comedy this week and this time it's from Gary Owens and his album Put Your Head On My Finger, news on a 1967 Corvette Stingray that was left in a barn and recently discovered, I've got a cool book and series to check out,news out of the fraternal order of the Moai some cool gigs to check out across the globe along with the best hand picked lounge and exotica piled high in the Sydney Penthouse Studio.

Aaron Diehl Stop And Go
Diana Krall Almost Blue
Tamba Trio Mas Que Nada
Tiki Lounge Crew Bongo Nova
101 Strings Rio Del Mar
Count Basie From Russia With Love
Cy Coleman Playboys Theme
Illinois Jacket Lean Baby
Karen Souza Tainted Love
Frank Sinatra It Was Just One Of Those Things
Gerry Mulligan Night Lights
Halford Jetset Tema De Anna
Ricki Derek Rio

Cocktail Nation 305 Paul Lynde


Cocktail Nation 305 Paul Lynde

I've got a fantastic interview with a woman who by accident as a teenager became great friends with actor and comedian Paul Lynde, her incredible story to come.
I made An interesting discovery in a dime store book shop this week which led to an interesting journey, news on the passing of the last remaining cast member of hogans heroes plus the best lounge and exotica along with some cool parties and events to attend across the globe.

Lee Press On And The Nails Brazil

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Nutty She Said She Shed
Aaron Diehl Blue Nude

Oscar Castro Neves Bossa Nova Cha Cha

Nathan Haines Cocktails

Percussion and Guitars Jazz Pizicato

George Sheering Days Of Wine and Roses

Al Caiola Underwater Chase

David Carbonara How Mable Got Stable Cha  Cha Cha

Duke Ellington Upper And Outest

Martin Denny Cool