Saturday, March 08, 2008

KPR Retro Cocktail Hour

It's Saturday, and that means another edition of...The Retro Cocktail Hour on Kansas Public Radio tonight. Their new and older shows are available as podcasts on their website.

Just to give you a taste of the kind of swingin' lounge music they play, here is the abridged Kansas Public Radio Retro Cocktail Hour playlist for March 1, 2008 (* denotes LP):

Le Mollet
Franck Pourcel and his French Strings
Capitol T-10015 *

Martin Denny
Liberty LST-7168 *

Jasmine and Jade
Axel Stordahl and his Orchestra
Dot DLP-25282 *


Cosmic Climax
George and Maui Loa
Green Power GP-103 (45 rpm)

Quiet Village
Frankie Carle and his Orchestra
RCA LSP-3609 *

Robert Drasnin
Pickwick 11322

Adventures in Paradise
Werner Müller and his Orchestra
London SP-44021 *

Jungle River
Kenny Sasaki and the Tiki Boys
Vintage Groove 20051

China Nights
The All Star Orchestra
Hana Ola 47000

Jungle Drums
Esquivel and his Orchestra
RCA Spain 580532

Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra
Mercury SR-60870 *

Flying Down to Rio
Victor Feldman
Contemporary 9005-2

Havana Interlude
Leith Stevens and his Orchestra
Coral CRL-52783 *

and much more...Listen now!

The link is here: Retro Cocktail Hour


Lisa B. said...

This sounds very cool. I'm going to listen to it this morning. Thanks for the link!

Retromodgirl said...

You're welcome, Lisa!

The KPR team have done a phenomenal job in recreating that retro bachelor pad vibe! The podcasts are fun to listen to while surfing vintage sites, or just relaxing. You feel like you are in some jet setter's lounge in the 50s, with the tiki decorations and the mood lighting.

Thank you for commenting!

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KK and SalGal

Retromodgirl said...

KK and SalGal,

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Larry said...

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Larry Cultrera, Diner Hotline

Retromodgirl said...


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Marilyn said...

When reading this post, I felt duty-bound to share that this terrific radio show is beamed from right here in my Kansas college town - wonderful KPR and its Retro Cocktail Hour has finally been discovered by everyone! Think of it as our gift to you.

Retromodgirl said...


That is so cool! Thanks for the swanky "gift!"

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