Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cocktail Nation 544: Words With Wellsy -Jazz Singing

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.

Gary Wells from Soulrideblog.com is back with another book recommendation! Plus,we take a look at the World of Swank Gig Guide, Koop Goes Deep, and of course, Dear Koop. We also take a look at the origins of one of my favourite pieces of Jewellery ...the Pinky Ring.

Voodoo Organist - Bombay Beach Bondage Boogaloo
Stereophonic Space Sound Umlimited - The Nubian Wasp
Tomas Janzon - Somwhere Over Stockholm
Dave Miller - A Foggy Day
Martini Kings - Take Five
Les Baxter - Moonscape
Beverly Kennel - Born to Be Blue
Dave Pike - Jet Set
Gretje Angell - One Note Samba
Clouseaux - Beyond Good And Evil
Joey Altruda - Prado Party
Combustible Edison - Spy V Spy
Narco Lounge Combo - Caravan


Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Top Ten - week ending 19 October 2019


Welcome back, my fellow loungers!

Is that chill in the air getting you down? Or are you embracing the change of season?

Whatever works for you is all that matters. The seasons can affect our moods, and Autumn is an especially warm and cozy season. Time to light the fireplace, make yourself some hot cocoa, and chill to the sounds of This is Lounge. Ahhhhhh.....

It seems that we have a new number one this week, as Japanese Breakfast leaps to the top! Following behind are Crazyjazz, Diboujone, Michael e, and Pekter.....some old favourites and some new ones.

Clelia Felix's beautiful Keep Watching The Stars, along with Sambox's Show Me, are slowly working their way down the chart. But I must say that there are enough votes all round to slow down their progression. Thank you for your votes and your support.

As usual, be sure to spread the word about This is Lounge. I like to think that we're the chillout world's best kept secret. (Don't keep it a secret for long!) 

In closing, enjoy the music....enjoy the weekend.....enjoy life!

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under




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