The Retro Cocktail Hour
Various times - check the program schedule
- Hosted by Darrell Brogdon
The Retro Cocktail Hour is a hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric, overstimulated pop music of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The show's spiced with everything from obscure Italian B-movie soundtracks and bossa nova to contemporary bands like Don Tiki, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, Waitiki, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, the Italian Secret Service, Balanco and others. Featured artists: Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Perez Prado, Raymond Scott, Juan Esquivel, Arthur Lyman, Tito Puente, Pete Rugolo, Dead Ringer, Nelson Riddle, Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble, Dean Elliott, The Blue Hawaiians, and more. Join host Darrell Brogdon at the underground martini bunker for the sounds of space age pop and incredibly strange music!