Cocktail Nation Twilight Show-Shagxotica 

This week on the show we talk to a man who has a cd out which is dedicated to the art of SHAG, I have some Liberace news, a couple of letters from listeners , new music from Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica, our weekly look at the world of swank and the blogosphere plus the ever popular segment ask koop, this week exploring the issue of office microwave etiquette.

Octobop—Playboy Theme

Royal Crown Revue- Besame Mija (Baille Para Qui)

Shagxotica- The Ghost Of Augie Colon

Arthur Lyman- Voodoo Dreams

Liberace – I Hear A Rhapsody

Martini Kings-You Only Live Twice

SpyFi-Mission Impossible

Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica- Sentimental Journey

Les Baxter Sophisticated Savage

Blue Martinis-Great City

Billy May-Cocktails For Two

Peter Nero – It’s Alright With Me

Percy Faith and His orch – Morgan

Mike Connors Of Mannix fame passes

Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.
He had been diagnosed a week ago with leukemia, according to his son-in-law Mike Condon.
“Mannix” ran for eight seasons from 1968 to 1975 and was the last series from Desilu Productions. Connors won a Golden Globe for his performance as a tough, athletic investigator, who in quintessential detective show style, insisted on doing things his own way and often got beat up in the process. He drove an impressive series of muscle cars including a Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Camaro.

Desilu president Lucille Ball convinced CBS not to cancel the show despite initial poor ratings, and it caught on after being retooled into a somewhat more conventional detective series. Mannix’s secretary, played by Gail Fisher, was one of few African-American actresses on TV at the time. “Here’s Lucy” produced a crossover episode in 1971 with Connors and Ball, called “Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage.”
As recently as 2007, he made a guest appearance on “Two and a Half Men.” His other TV appearances included “Murder, She Wrote,” “Love Boat,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Paris Cocktails

Rejoignez Koop Kooper dans le Penthouse de Sydney


Julie London-Lonely Nights In Paris

Les Baxter-La Femme

Dusty Trails- Est-ce Que Tu

Dimitri From Paris-Nothing To Lose

Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy-Cemment Te Dire Adieu

Sam Butera -I Love Paris

James Spencer-Pierrot Triste

The Mighty Accordian Band-April In Paris

Henri Rene-Petite Fleur (little flower)

Cy Coleman-Parisian Women

Nelson Riddle-C’est Magnifique

Jack Cooper-C’est Ci Bon

Les Baxter-Mon Amour

Dicky Doo And The Dont’s-Vive L’Amour


Lounge Music Preservation Project Launched




Today I launched my Lounge Music Preservation Project as I am very concerned that as Lounge Leader …. one day I won’t be around and that the Lounge scene will suffer and not continue into the future. Therefore I have decided that I will need to cryogenically preserve my body so that one day I can return and bring the lounge back to the world.



That is ofcourse dependant upon whether  or not the robots take over. The cost of cryogenics is relatively small at $90000 which I am happy to pay. However I am concerned that should I return in 100 years that I may be poor due to the fact that I will awake with no job and depleted savings. Therefore I am putting together this crowdfunding project to help me to raise One Million dollars which I will use to purchase Gold Bullion and Diamonds as I believe this will be the only investment which will pay off in the future.

I hope that you can can assist me to time travel and save the Lounge and Exotica scene.


Come support the Lounge Music Preservation Project

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse -The Silver Fox

A few grey hairs are distinguishing on a man aren’t they? Koop glances in a the mirror and has delusions of grandeur as he channels Cary Grant and spins the best Cocktail Jazz to soothe the savage beast!

Mancini-Sound Of Silver

101 Stings -Come Fly With Me

Buddy Greco Girl Talk

Francios Le Marque-Sambanella

Richard Rodgers-Manhatten

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross -Caravan

George Shearing Sweet And Lovely

Bill Evans-I Hear A Rhapsody

Serge Gainsbourg-Colour Cafe

L’Orchestra Brasilien Da Bossa-Desifinado

Tubby Hayes-Lady E

Rebecca Angel-Jetset Samba

Bill Evans-Garrys Theme

Richard Hayman- You’re My Thrill



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