Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cocktail Nation 341 Best Of The Best Music for 2014





This week we look at some of the best lounge and exotica releases of 2014  and as usual there have been so many to choose from so this week. A selection of some of the stand out tracks and some interviews that we did with the artists.


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Moonrays interview Scott Mensching 


Moonrays- Transylvanain Boo Galoo 

Lenny Sasaki- Bird Island


#Stolen idols interview Drew Farmer 

Stolen Idols Revenge Of The Pink Piranha

James Spencer Nightfall

Bobby Fox and Miranda Kerry - You're The Boss


#Alika Lyman Group Interview - Alika Lyman


Alika Lyman Group Swingtime in Honolulu

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet- He Was The Cat

#Left arm of Budda interview- Michael Mingus


The Left Arm Of Buddha - A Monkeys Affair

Anna Selah - Twisted

Perry Beekman - This Can't Be Love


#Clouseaux interview- Jay brooks 


Clouseaux- Search For A Vulcan

Larry Gelb- Love Walked In

Ding Dong Devils - Crab Nebula Cocktails



Cocktail Nation 340 Best Interviews 2014



Well the year is almost drawing to a close so for the final two shows of 2014 we will focus on the best from the Cocktail Nation so I thought lets replay some of my favourites from the year ..we talk to James Spencer about his book about Julie London, James M Kraus about his blog about classic cars, Kathy Rudolph about her book on Paul Lynde, Jeff Chenault about his book on the Kahiki and Kari  Handler on her new project which was revealed this year about the Tiki educational unit called Poly Hai.


Frank Sinatra -The Best Is Yet to Come
Bob Thompson -The Best Thing For you

Interview James Spencer Julie London book

Julie London -Black Coffee
Larry Gelb -Suddenly It’s Spring

Interview James M Kraus . Website AutoUniversum

Laura Ainsworth -Necessary Evil
Nutty -Purple Panther

Interview Kathy Rudolph. Paul Lynde Book

Peggy Lee -Bewitched 
Aaron Diehl -Generation Y

Interview Jeff Chenault. Kahiki. Book

Ixtahuele -Sumatra Mist

Interview Kari Handler.  Polly Hai

Ada Lee -A Night In Tunisia





Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cocktail Nation 339 Beachbum Berrys New bar


There's nothing better than dreams come true and this week we talk to beach bum berry who has opened his first bar in New Orleans ....also on the show talking about publicity and how it's not always going to be good for you plus some of the best lounge and exotica from across the globe


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet -He Was The Cat

Monica Zetterlund -Some Other Time

#Beachbum Berry Interview

Waitiki 7 Simiiau

Stan Getz - Penthouse Serenade

Alika Lyman Group- Lei Kukui

# Vintage Sydney

Beegie Adair -In The We Small Hours Of The Morning

James Spencer- It’s So Good to Want You Bad

Burt Kaemfert-Lonely Nightingale

# publicity hounds in the retro scene

The Vice Royals -The Girl In The Martini Glass

Chet Baker -Daybreak

Cocktail Inn -Wave

Tiki Lounge Crew- Chic To Chic

George Shearing- Mambo Inn

#next weeks tease

James Morrison- Le Bellclaire Blues