Nation Twilight Show-The Late Great Jimmy Borges

Koop is on Vacation right now so this week a Ccoktail Nation Twilight show as we hear from the late great Jimmy Borges as he spoke about his release of his first CD …an amazing story from the man many considered to be musical royalty of Hawaii….some shocking Playboy news plus I will let you know how you can get a tour of capital records and maybe even pick up some cool wax plus the best parties from across the globe.

Hugo Montenegro- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Clouseaux-Search For a Vulcan
Jimmy Borges -Luck Be A Lady
Beegie Adair-Chicago
Charlie Parker -April In Paris
Barbara Lusch -So Nice
Louisville Sluggers-Blow It Baby
James Morrison Nice And Easy
Cal Tjader-A Night In Tunisia
Jackie Gleason-When Your Lover Has Gone
Nutty -Back In Black
101 Strings-Girl From Ipanema
Tito Rodriguez- Theme From The Apartment
Tiki Lounge Crew- Mambo Loco


Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse- Glistening Hair

I’ve got the perfect music as you get ready for the ball and your date arrives and your breath is taken away. Join me for the Cocktail Jazz here at the Sydney Penthouse.
Tony Bennett-The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra -Meditation
Peggy Lee-My Silent Love
Thelonious Monk-I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
Paris Strings-You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Molly Ringwald-I Get Along Very Well Without You
Virginia Schenck-Blue Meaning Of The Blues
James Spencer-I’ve Got A Crush On you
Oscar Peterson-Just in time
Judi Silvano-If You Could See Me Now

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse -The Horror

Just what horror did Koop discover upon returning to the Penthouse this evening? A disgruntled woman? A dead body? A hip hop party in his living room? Find out tonight on the show!

Nicole Witt-I Like My Coffee Black

The Sharps-Besame Mucho

James Spencer-Play It Again

Jackie Gleason-That Certain Party

Jeff Denson Quartet-Time Waits For No One

Oscar Peterson-Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

John Coltrane-Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Martini Kings-So Danca Samba

Milt Raskin-Blue Eyes

Janice Borla Group-Midnight Voyage

David Carbonara -Agua De Beber

Art Blakey-Moanin

Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ actor, dies at 85

Dick Gautier, who is best known as Hymie the Robot in “Get Smart,” died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia, according to his daughter, Denise. He was 85.
Born in Culver City, Calif., Gautier quickly helped Hymie make an impression in the 1960s spy spoof. Despite the fact that he only appeared in six episodes over four seasons, Gautier’s deadpan delivery helped the robot become a memorable fan favorite.

Gautier’s film and TV credits after “Get Smart” include appearances in “When Things Were Rotten,” “Love, American Style,” “Fantasy Island,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

Story courtesy of Variety 

Cocktail Nation Twilight Show- A Retro Vodcaster

On the show this week we talk to a Vodcaster, a kind of retro Betty Crocker. We have some mail from Cocktail Nation listeners, our look at the world of Swank and our segment Ask Koop, this week talking about people who interupt your newspaper quiz. There’s news of an origional bachelor pad in LA and some news about Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Royal Crown Revue-Walkin Like Brando 
Metrolites-Man From Metro 
Tiki Joes Ocean-Jingle Bells 
The SG Sound Satellite Feeding 
Mel Torme-Midnight swinger 
Mancini- Experiment in Terror 
Stolen Idols-On Tonga Shores 
Xavier Cugat-La Dolce Vita S
ally Street -Alpha Male 
Monty Kelly- Tropicana 
Jackie Gleason – Moonlight Becomes You
 Octobop-Girl Talk 
Arthur Lyman Group-Caravan  

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-What Does It All Mean

Starting the year by questioning everything, the Lounge Lothario Koop Kooper brings you the best Cocktail Jazz to relax with!


Adam Small-Blue To Yous
Al Viola-Sophisticated Lady
Nat King Cole-What Is There To Say
Mic hael Civisca-Love Walked In
Diana Krall-Stop This World
Les Baxter-Enchanted Sea
Frank Sinatra-Body And Soul
Jackie Gleason-Beyond The Blue Horizon
Miles Davis -Summertime
Stan Getz-Misty
New Morty Show-Blue Martini
Ellen Lafern-When Sunny Gets Blue
Daphne Levy-Gentle Rain


Jazz musician Buddy Greco dies at 90

Greco’s version of “The Lady Is a Tramp” was released in 1962 and sold over a million copies.

Buddy Greco, the popular singer and piano player, who started his long career with Benny Goodman, has died. He was 90.

Greco best known for his hit “The Lady Is a Tramp,” passed away on Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A family friend, Barb Donohue, reported his death on Facebook.
Born Armando Greco in Philadelphia, he was hired at age 16 to sing on tour with Goodman’s orchestra. He left the band at 20 and returned to singing in nightclubs.
Greco’s version of “The Lady Is a Tramp” was released in 1962 and sold over a million copies.

Among his popular pop, jazz and country songs were “Oh Look A-there,” “Ain’t She Pretty,” “Up, Up and Away” and “Around the World.”
He recorded several albums for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records, forming a long friendship with the singer and hanging out with the Rat Pack.
Buddy Greco and His Jazz Friends was recorded in 1992 with fellow greats including Grover Washington Jr, Ernie Watts, Buddy DeFranco, Jack Sheldon and Toots Thielemans.

Greco hosted his own TV special in 1965 and two years later starred with comedian George Carlin and drummer Buddy Rich on the CBS variety show Away We Go, a summer replacement series for The Jackie Gleason Show. In 1969, he tried his hand at acting, appearing opposite Adam West in the crime drama The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

In later years he continued to tour the world and had longtime gigs in Las Vegas as well as owning the Buddy Greco Dinner Club in Cathedral City near Palm Springs, California.

After moving to England, he toured extensively solo and with the Swinging Las Vegas Legends Show. He produced the London stage show Fever! The Music of Miss Peggy Lee with his wife, who was a friend of Lee’s.

In November, Greco appeared at his induction into the Las Vegas Entertainment Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife, Lezlie Anders, who often performed with him, and several children from previous marriages.