Sunday, October 13, 2019

Cocktail Nation 543 Rebecca Dumaine Che Nous


Tune in Saturday night at 18:00 EST Toronto time (6:00 pm) for a Sneak Preview of the week's show. Shake that martini, and relax in your bachelor pad, as Koop Kooper takes us on a musical journey through that Exotica and Tiki world of the 50's and 60's.

I have a lovely lady by the name of Rebecca Dumaine joining me on the show this week to talk about her new album....Also, there are deep thoughts to consider in Going Deep with Koop. Plus, our look at the World of Swank Gig Guide, and in Dear Koop, a postcard.

Wynton Marsalis - The Repose In All 
Jazzmeia Horn - Searchin
Rebecca Dumaine - Chez Moi
Oscar Peterson - Get Off My Bach
Martini Kings - The Lady Is A Tramp
Combustible Edison - Vertigogo
Voodoo Organist - Dry Martinis and Wet Bikinis
James Carter - Le Manoir Reves
Dave Miller Trio - A Beautiful Friendship 
Lionel Hampton - Night Train
Daniel Pemberton - The Vinciguerra Affair
Tomas Janzon - Prince Albert
Det Moor and His Orchestra - Flutesville


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Top Ten - week ending 2019 October 12


Happy Saturday!

The weekend is finally here! And if you have enough energy after a week of work, you may be indulging in a little Fall cleanup and preparation - cleaning out the garden, trimming the trees, putting away the patio furniture along with all those outdoor knickknacks. I, for one, have a canvas canopy to bring down for the season, which is always sad. As a shelter and shade from the Summer sun, it is psychologically saddening to know that with this taken down, the warm weather has left us for another year. 

One advantage here in Canada is the changing of the colours of the leaves. It's always a nice day trip outside the city to enjoy the Fall colours on the trees, perhaps stopping for a cup of hot chocolate, or a cappucino.

Tuning into This is Lounge just adds to that warm, fuzzy feeling. 

And the reason you stopped by....to check out this week's Top Ten.....

What a crazy week for the Top Ten! Speak of crazy, Crazyjazz has jumped to number one this week, knocking Michael e from the top spot. and leapfrogging over Japanese Breakfast.

We have lots of new tracks popping in this week. A new single from Living Room, called Amber, plus two new tracks from the new Peter Pearson release, Trumpet Lounge - Love By Moonlight and Drifting Under The Stars, both featuring some cool sax from Tim Gelo

So, tune in, turn on, and chill out...at This is Lounge!

Thank you for your support, and your word-of-mouth networking.

Until next week....

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under




Sunday, October 6, 2019

Cocktail Nation 542 Tiki Triangle

Tune in Saturday nights at 18:00 EST Toronto time (6:00 pm) for a Sneak Preview of the week's show. Shake that martini, and relax in your bachelor pad as Koop Kooper takes us on a musical journey through that Exotica and Tiki world of the 50's and 60's.

I’ve got a great new Tiki book to tell you about, as Justin Christaldi joins me to talk about the new release of Tiki Triangle……plus, the World Of Swank Gig Guide and Dear Koop, a contentious issue of tattoos in vintage culture,
and of course, I will bring you some Deep Thoughts!

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Kyoto 450 am
Martini Kings - Caravan
Tiki Delights - A Twist Of Lyman
Gene Rains - Lonely Winter
James Spencer - Quiet Village
Voodoo Organist - Stomp That Bug
Jimmy Vargas - Black Dahlia
Frank Bennett - Creep
Bobby Darin - I’ll Only Miss Her When she’s Gone
Perez Prado - Mambo Number 5
Hugo Montenegro - Perfidia
Nutty - That Old Black Magic
Les Deux Love Orchestra - Lujon
Lalo Schifrin - Rio After Dark
Lionel Hampton - Blues In Gold


Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Top Ten - week ending 5 October 2019


Welcome to the weekend, everyone! 

Hope you all had a good week, and are looking forward to an even better weekend! 

A big shoutout of thanks to all of you that voted for this week's Top Ten. Your input is greatly taken into consideration. 

That being said, I don't think I seen the top two tracks remain unmoved for a second week! Kudos to Michael e and Japanese Breakfast!

Tracks are shuffling up and down, and this week Giacomo Bondi's Caipirinha, from his Italian Jazz Cocktail 2, makes the jump from Bubbling Under. Hope you are enjoying it.

Going to be brief this week....but thanks for all of your support and listening. Until next week...

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cocktail Nation 541: Spyvibe - Blowup /Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimted Album Release

Tune in Saturday nights at 18:00 EST Toronto time (6:00 pm) for a Sneak Preview of the week's show. Shake that martini, and relax in your bachelor pad as Koop Kooper takes us on a musical journey through that Exotica and Tiki world of the 50's and 60's.

Big show this week with Jason Whiton back from Spyvibe.com to talk about the film Blow Up, and we talk to Karen Simpson from Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimted about the new album, Studio 37. Plus, we check out the World Of Swank Gig Guide, and do some thinking with Koop Goes Deep.


Nutty - Purple Panther
Mambo Zombies - Antiqua
Johnny Mandel - Temple Of The Clouds
Mark Doyle - Noir Alley
Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Nubian Wasp
SG Sound - A Latin Affair
Don Ralke - Love Walked In
Roberto Pregadio - Lena Sequence
Martini Kings - Take Five
O Som Do Jazz - Nana
Mary Anne Anderson - Azur-Te
Neal Hefti - Cherry Point


The Top Ten - week ending 28 September 2019


Welcome back to Saturday, my fellow loungers!

Well, Summer is now officially over here. But 'hello Summer' to all of you listeners in Australia! That's what's so nice about this planet - it's always Summer somewhere!

So even if we can't be in a Summer locale physically, we are in mind. Of course, that leads me to why we are here. The sounds of Summer is the impetus for This is Lounge. So tune in anytime for that relaxing, "sun-on-you-face" warm feeling. 

Well, I promised you that we would be adding some new music, and it began this week. Artists like DiboujonePekter, Irina, and Giacomo Bondi. From Spanish-influenced guitar to Brazilian-inspired bossa, we have some great new music added to the playlist.

So with all this new music, the Top Ten list has gone through some changes. First of all, congrats to Michael e for his lovely track, Summertime, reaching number one this week! As Clelia slips to number three, Japanese Breakfast (gotta love the name!) moves into the second spot with their chilled out cover of the Tears for Fears hit.

So, without further ado, enjoy this week's new sounds along with the regular playlist.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Cocktail Nation 540 Words with Wellsy - Behind The Legend

Tune in Saturday nights at 18:00 EST Toronto time (6:00 pm) for a Sneak Preview of the week's show. Shake that martini, and relax in your bachelor pad as Koop Kooper takes us on a musical journey through that Exotica and Tiki world of the 50's and 60's.

Gary Wells is back this week to give us our book recommendations, and this week it's one on Sinatra. Plus, some news released on Diana Dors, I go deep with some Deep Thoughts, a look at the World Of Swank Gig Guide, and of course, Lounge Life Magazine.

Martini Kings - Bags Groove
Joey Altruda - All The Cats
Frank Sinatra - Mr. Success
Mel Torme - Manhattan
Diana Dors - Come By Sunday
Nicolas Godin - Au Service De La France
Zeno De Rossi - Shtik-Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
Lounge Crew - A Man And A Woman 
Buddy Collette and Herbie Mann - Perdido
Warner Chappell Productions - Code Name Silhouette
Serge Gainsbourg - Les Cigarillos
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Lonely Planet Dub
Mark Doyle - Man From UNCLE
Mike Freeman - Night Crawlers