Cocktail Nation 425-Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant

This week on the show we talk about a cool book on the Mai Kai, swank advice on thinking before speaking plus Koop takes aim at a detractor in a well thought out rant against the establishment!


Royal Crown Revue-Stormy Weather

SG Sound-Palm Springs Overdrive

Martin Denny-Exotica

Vincent Bell-Airport Love Theme

Narco Lounge Combo-My Night With Sinatra

Dizzy Gillespie-Desifinado

Tikiyaki Orchestra-Song Of Delilah

Nutty-The Impossible Past

Big Kahuna And The Copa Cat Pack-I Dream Of Jeanie Theme

Kayleene Peoples-Girl From Ipanema

Stan Getz- O Grande Amour

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Time Passing

Relaxing with some Cocktail Jazz as we draw the curtains and kick back with the soft sounds for the evening.
Alessandro Alessandroni-Italian Sunset
Mason Embry -Gone With The Wind
Leif Shires-Tenderly
Henry Mancini -Blue Mantilla
Octobop-Beautiful Love
George Bernard Dudley The Nearness Of You
Jackie Gleason- If I Should Lose You
James Morrison-Getting Sentimental Over You
Denis Solee- All Of You

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse -X Ray Machine 

We live in a world of turmoil with China creating weird social experiments, Russia prancing around menacingly and lets not forget the Election!  Lets kick back with some cocktail jazz!

Octobop-Beautiful Love
Bill Evans-My Funny Valentine
Miles Davis- When Lights Are Low
Cannonball Adderly-Autumn Leaves
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers-Come Rain Or Shine
Sean Smith Quartet- Minor Peace
Henry Mancini – Blue Mantilla
Aaron Diehl Trio-Round Midnight

Cocktail Nation-Ultimate Martini

this week on the show a great place for the tiki lovers to visit, we talk Martini’s with the author of a new book called Ultimate Martini. We talk swank advice on getting the best service

Spy Fi-Man From UNCLE Theme

Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat pack-Night In Tunisia

New Morty Show-Blue Martini

Bobby Darin-I Can’t Believe

Dizzy Gillespie-Be Bop

Daniela Schachter-Come Fly With Me

Narco Lounge Combo-Sea Of Hollywood

Diana Dors-Let There Be Love

Lionel Hampton -Vibra holiday

Rebeca Angel-Jet Samba

Sharps-Flintstones Theme

Don Ralke -Poison Dart

Robert Drasin-Aloha

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-The Meaning Of Dreams

A chap I know got a role where he was paid to sleep. It was his dream job.Tonight we dream away our troubles with Cocktail Jazz


Tony Bennett-Street Of Dreams

Wendy Pederson-Round Midnight

Robert Drasnin-South Of The Sulu Sea

Oscar Peterson -The Man I Love

Lyn Stanley -It’s Crazy

Marlene Ver Plank-Too Late Now

Frank Sinatra-Moonlight Serenade

Gene Rains-Lonely Winter   

Jackie Gleason-Sweet Sue, Just You

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse –  Yabba Dabba Do

​Yesterday I made the mistake of watching the Presidental debate. It caused me to fall asleep on the couch for two hours and I wasted valuable time that could have been spent writing my next book. I am angry with both candidates now. Lucky for them I can’t vote in this stupid election! 

Let’s kick back instead with more productive ventures in that of Cocktail Jazz. 

The Sharps-Flintsones Theme

Dee Bridgewater- YouKali

Antonio Adolfo-All The Things You Are

Wendy Pederson-It Aint Necessarily So

Tony Bennett-Fly Me To The Moon

Jackie Gleason-Deep Purple

Bill Evans-My Funny Valentine

Aaron Diehl -Le Tombeau de couperin

James Morrison-My Beautiful

Larry Gelb-If My Life Were Pleasant