Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cocktail Nation 314 Leis Of Jazz


another new release this week, one from Alika Lyman the great nephew of Arthur Lyman, we will bring you a conversation with the man himself and play a track from the album for the first time, we tell you what's reading in the penthouse, and an interesting story out of Kentucky, a great book about Howard Hughes and your opportunity to take a flight on one of the first commercial planes. Naturally we have the best gig guide from across the globe and the best lounge and exotica!

The Left Arm Of Budda A Monkeys Affair

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Black Orchid

Alika Lyman Group Bewitched

Robert Davi I’ve Got The World On A String

Al Hirt and Ann Margret The Best Man
Narco Lounge Combo White Rum

Barney Kessel Something For Cat

Henry Mancini Something For Sellers

Dave Bruebeck Summer On The Sound
Cocktail Inn More More Amor

Janet Seidel Tres Palabras

Tony Mottola Watch What Happens

JR Spencer Tenderly

Jack Jones A Day On The Life Of A Fool

Tiki Joes Ocean Sandbar

Cocktail Nation 313 Loungin Movie Themes.

There are so many great films with great music so this week are playing some Loungin movie themes for you ...all with a connection to a cool movie plus we talk to our movie guy Kramer about some of the great soundtracks
I've got a very cool book about the radio scene in Los Angeles in the fifties, we have lots of parties to attend in our world of swank gig guide plus a nice online magazine about MCM to dig

Alfie Cilla Black 

Theme From Apartment Knightsbridge

Dean Martin Aint That a Kick In The Head  

Count Basie From Russia With Love

Billy May Mission Impossible
Danke Shoen Wayne Newton 

The Silencers Vicki Carr  

Sammy Davis Jr Eee -O Eleven

Richard Cheese SpiderMan

Jackie Gleason Laurence Of Arabia

Frank Sinatra The Lady Is A Tramp 

April In Paris Bennett/Basie   

Henry Mancini  Pink Panther Theme

Buddy Cole That old Black Magic   

Molly Ringwald Don’t you Forget about me

Ludovic Bource Vixen To Vixen

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cocktail Nation 312 Icon, The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe

There has been a lot written about Marilyn Monroe, so many books that it boggles my mind when someone brings out another. This week I have an interesting man who takes a completely different look at the Monroe persona.
Coming up more on the Princess Grace bio pic and the controversy around it.
We checkout a book on Johnny Carson and reveal our winner of my competition to win a copy of my book plus we remember another Hollywood legend who has left us in the last week.

Stolen Idols Kyoto Protcol

Kenny Sasaki and the Tiki Boys The Undercover Man

Marilyn Monroe You’d Be Surprised
Marc Copeland She’s Funny That Way

Pink Martini And Then Your Gone

Stan Getz Round Midnight

Lalo Schifrin Insensatez

Robert Davi Nice And Easy

Skip Heller El Tiradite

Joey Altruda Doo Boo Dee Boo

Ann Richards The Masquerade Is Over

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Frenesi

Cocktail Inn Manila

Cocktail Nation 311 Classic Comedy The Finance Company

It's back to the night clubs of old as we check out some classic comedy, another from Shelley Berman about the finance company. My second book has finally been released so some news on that and your chance to win a copy. We find out about the Corvettes in the sink hole and a very cool book on Grace Kelly

Kenny Sasaki and the Tiki Boys Bird Island

Ixtahuele Black Sand

Frank Sinatra Bewitched

Vince Guaraldi What Kind Of Fool Am I

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Goldfinger

Metropole Orchestra Spellbound

Cocktail Inn Dragnet

Tony Mottola Kites Are Fun

Acca Daiquiries Cocaine

Frank Bennett Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Nutty Five Nights

Si Zentner  Fugitive Theme

Hans Karl The Golden Frame

Jerry Costanzo Penthouse Serenade

Enoch Light Come Rain Or Shine