Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cocktail Nation Twilight 237 Laurie Allyn

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.

Koop is on holidays at the moment, so we have another of his Cocktail Nation Twilight shows this week. 

This week, we talk to a marvellous artist who recorded her one and only album in the late Fifties and was only recently discovered by a whole new audience. There's also news on the passing on the great Hal David.

Billy May - Hernandos Hideaway
Plas Johnson - Pink Panther
Laurie Allyn - Paradise
Tikiyaki Orchestra - Polynesian Village Love Theme
Spy Fi - Bryce's Theme
Cal Tjader - My Little Red Book
Pink Martini - Kiseto No Ashioto
Tiki Joes Ocean - Bom Dia Ipanema
Les Baxter - Left Arm Of Buddah
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Revenge Of the Belly Dancer
Ludovic Bource - Speed Date Car
Orchestra Superstring - Mambakita
Bob Thompson - Submanhatten Blues


Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Top Ten - week ending 12 January 2019


Happy New Year, my fellow loungers!

I hope everyone has recovered from the holiday season. Some of you may have even had a White Christmas! 

As we have passed the Winter Solstice, you may be noticing the sun setting later and later, little by little.....only 10 more weeks till Spring!!!!

A few of you have been busy voting over the holidays. So nice to see we weren't completely forgotten over the holidays. That being said, we have a new number one this week, as Sambox's Solar Wind surged ahead. Molly Johnson hangs on at number two, with the Groove Gauchos dropping to number three.

Over the holidays we voted to have The Warheads' track, Love Potion  #5, skip the Bubbling Under phase and go straight to the chart, starting at number ten. Nice track, guys!

Now that the season is over, and we have more hibernation time, don't forget to tune us in for awhile. Thanks for sharing us. It's pretty competitive out there for ear time, what with Mixcloud mixes, and Apple Music and Spotify playlists, not to mention the various radio shows. I like to listen to a little bit of everything, if I can. Kudos to all of you who continue to spread the sounds of chillout, ambient, and jazz.

Once again, thank you soooooo much for the support. Hope your 2019 will be wonderful. Until next weekend,

Stay chilled.


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Cocktail Nation Twilight 242 Backstage at the Dean Martin Show Part 2

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.


Koop is still on holidays, so we have another Cocktail Nation Twilight show. This week, Part Two of my interview with the music director of the Dean Martin TV show, Lee Hale. We also find out about the future of Don Tikiand one of my favourite retro magazines has pushed forward from the pack by adopting a new technology. Plus, we have the best lounge and exotica from across the globe and the World of Swank Gig Guide.

Sally Street - Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Tiki Joes Ocean - Belles Of Bombay
Dean Martin - Let Me Love tonight
Oscar Peterson - The Man I love
Martini Kings - Out Of Nowhere
Don Tiki - Friendly Islands
Janet Seidel - Tres Palabras
Percussive Jazz - Witchcraft
Arthur Lyman Group - Caravan
Blossom Dearie - My Attorney Bernie
Spy Fi - Web Theme
Pink Martini - Temporido
Billy May - The Late Late Show
Vicks Carr No Other Love
Tikiyaki Orchestra - Hawaii Nocturne
Jonah Jones - Lillette


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Cocktail Nation Twilight 241 Backstage at the Dean Martin TV Show

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.

Koop is on holidays at the moment so we have another of his Cocktail Nation Twilight shows. This week, a real treat for you, as we talk to the music director of the Dean Martin TV show, Lee Hale. We also have a dedication to the late great Andy Williams, and news on the Liz Taylor bio which is coming out soon.

Martini Kings - Zou Bisou Bisou
Greg Arthur - Straighten Up And Fly Right
Dean Martin - Mambo Italiano
Julie London - Must Be Catchin
Karen Souza - Tainted Love
Heather Rigdon - I Can't Be Left Alone
Tiki Joe's Ocean - Entrancement
John Coltrane - Everytime We Say Goodbye
Andy Williams - Music to Watch Girls By Girls By
Frank Sinatra - Call Me
Janet Seidel - April In Portugal
Howard Roberts - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Joey Altruda - Cocktails With Joey
Oscar Peterson - Bags Groove


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cocktail Nation Twilight 334 Comedy of George Carlin

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.

Koop is on holidays at the moment, so another of his Cocktail Nation Twilight shows.  This week, back with some classic comedy and a more sedate George Carlin, out of 1965 .... plus, news on a book by Sophia Loren, some new pictures have been released in colour for the first time, plus we talk about a new Pan Am project by a friend of the Cocktail Nation.

Metropole Orchestra - Magic Is The Moonlight
Alika Lyman Group - Kauai Rose
Frank Sinatra Carlos - Jobim Fly Me To The Moon
Vincent Guaraldi - Corcovado
Three Suns - Fever
Narco Lounge Combo - Seduction
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Bobby Fox - Let There be Love 
Robert Davi - The Best Is Yet To Come
Hinda Hoffman - I Just Found Out About Love
Morton Gould - Speak Low
Molly Ringwald - Exactly Like You


Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Top Ten - week ending 22 December 2018


Happy holidays, my fellow loungers!!!

Just a few more sleeps before Santa arrives! And with that being said, I must announce that the Top Ten will be on hiatus until January 12, as the station enjoys some time with their friends and family. So, this week will have to last you until the new year, I'm afraid. Hopefully, Santa will bring some new music to share.

Looking at this week's chart, it's looking pretty darn good to last through to the new year. We have a new number one this week as the Groove Gauchos slide into number one, knocking Molly Johnson into number two, and Sambox into number three.

And with Vanessa Paradis, (sounding like the soundtrack to a James Bond film) jumps into the group from Bubbling Under with On Oubliera, from her new album.

Thank you for a wonderful year. Your support and kind words humble me. I'm just glad that there are fans of the station out there.....and please, continue to spread the word, pass along links to the station, our website, or our host Radionomy. 

Thank you for another year of artist support. You are keeping the music alive.

Stay tuned till next year, and as always,

Stay chilled.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cocktail Nation Twilight 380 The Wonderful World of MPS

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.

Koop is on holidays at the moment, so another of his Cocktail Nation Twilight shows.

This week, we take a look at the German jazz record label MPS and are joined by a man with an extensive knowledge and collection of the music, in that of James Spencer, who this week I have allowed to program the music for the show from his personal collection.  Also on the show, the passing of Irish actress Maureen O'Hara, examining The Art Of Doing Very Little and we find you some cool parties to attend across the globe. 

The Singers Unlimited - The Famous Sounds of MPS
The Singers Unlimited - We’ve Only Just Begun
The Nelson Riddle Orchestra - My Life   
The Third Wave - Wave’s Lament      
Art Van Damme And Flutes - How Will I Forget        
Oscar Peterson - Alice In Wonderland                                    
Pete Jacques Orchestra and Singers - Bacana                               
The Hi-lo’s - Quiet Night of Quiet Stars
Horst Jankowski Orch/Singers - How Short Is The Time To Love      
Horst Jankowski Orchestra/Singers - Das ist der Morge          
Ulla Wiesner and The Addy Flor Orchestra - Dieses Jahr
George Shearing - Bluesette                                     
The Third Wave - Stormy
Perry London Orchestra - Bernardo                                          
Ella Fitzgeral/Ernie Hechschner - A House is Not A Home           
The Singers Unlimited - We Could Be Flying