Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Sad movies

Well it was movie night in the Penthouse so Koop, kicked off his shoes and loosend his tie ready enjoy a classic movie, sadly the film he chose was downright morbid and depressing.
Michelle Morgan-Days Of Wine and Roses
Allison Wedding -The Secret
The Idea Of North -A Nice Surprise
Diana Krall-Dream
Garry Peacock-When I Fall In Love
Kurt Rosenwinkel- You Go To My Head
Angelo Badalamenti-Freshly Squeezed
Frank Bennett-Love Carefully
Larry Gelb-The Love Song Of Ian Ops
Jane Hutton-Day By Day
Oscar Peterson-Nice Work If You Can Get It
Les Baxter-Pool Of Love


Cocktail Nation 449- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service


The Spies are back on the radio this week as Jason Whiton from  stops by to talk about a very famous Bond film, news on Hugh Hefner and Swank Advice on getting a waiters attention at a restaurant and new Music from James Spencer who has just released an album of Exotica on Piano

Jet Set Sweden-Man From Thrush

Swingerhead-At The Strip

John Barry- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Lalo Schifrin-Rio After Dark

James Spencer -The Mysterious Temple Of Dahkla

Steve Slagle-Body and Soul Alto

Monica Mancini-Moment To Moment

Christopher De Goot-Hidden Reef

Janet Seidel -Charade

Dom Halpin -Mambo

Dyad -Flower Duet

Jack Burger-Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Anna Salleh-Caravan


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Cocktail Nation -The Night And The Music

They go so very well together, The Night and The Music, so relax in your Danish chair and enjoy the Cocktail Jazz on the Cocktail Nation Evenings from the Sydney Penthouse

Jackie Gleason-You and the Night And The Music
Dean Martin-I. Wish You Love
Peggy Lee-Nice And Easy
Joe Lovano-I’m All For You
Diana Reeves-We’ll Be Together Again
Marcos Valle-So Nice
Janet Seidel-My Gentleman Friend
Cocktail Inn-The Way You Look Tonight
Aaron Diehl-Le Tombeau de couprin
Barney Mccall -Mysteriss
Bobby Troup-Moonlight In Vermont
Peter Paulson-Third Time


EXOTICA by James Spencer Released

Well he has done it again, James Spencer has released another album! A very busy creative in the Lounge and Exotica scene James has released his long awaited album, a sensual escapist and mystical Exotica solo piano album of Impressionist, Late Romantic and Lounge selections transporting the listener on a reflective journey to balmy, mysterious jungles, lush tropical islands, Mediterranean and Asian ports of call.

Grab it today via this link


Sydney’s Tallest Building (in 1962)

Located in Circular Quay at the gateway to Sydney’s CBD, the AMP Building has been a prominent feature on the Sydney skyline for more than 50 years and remains the home and headquarters of AMP (the Australian Mutual Provident Society) to this day.
Opened in 1962, the AMP ‘Sydney Cove’ Building, designed by Peddle Thorp & Walker (now PTW Architects), was Sydney’s first to break the city’s 150-foot (46-metre) height limit, imposed from 1912. At 117 metres, it was Australia’s tallest building, almost double the height of anything else in Sydney at the time. It is also considered of state heritage significance.
But the building courted controversy for more than just its scale; its postwar International style was unlike anything Sydney had seen before. The twin crescent towers soared 26 storeys, linked centrally into an H-shape and set free from their podium. They symbolised an emergent new culture, that was dispensing with traditional ties. An observation deck on the top floor was open to the public, offering Sydneysiders views of the city and harbour from a never-before-seen angle.
Aluminium and glass curtain walling was used to capture magnificent harbour and district views. It was also one of the first buildings to use seawater air conditioning, requiring an on-site ‘frogman’ to maintain its water-intake pump house.
Part of this new building language was the use of public art. A Tom Bass sculpture on the western facade depicts the Goddess of Plenty watching over a family, to invoke AMP’s founding principle: ‘Amicus certus in re incerta’ (a true friend in uncertain times).
Behind this Sydney Cove treasure, AMP Capital will be transforming the precinct where 50 Bridge Street currently stands. The design concept for the Quay Quarter Tower by Danish architects 3XN, represents the first major project in Sydney designed by a Danish architect since Jørn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House in the1950s.

Cocktail Nation -Music For Cocktail

Talking Music and Cocktails with our drinks man Justin Christaldi, in Swank advice we talk foreign customs and I have a cool cable show from a friend of the show for you
Angelo Badalamenti-Freshly Squeezed

Eight To The Bar -Rhumba Queen

Martin Denny Martinique

Jesse Belvin and the Marty Paich Orch -What’s New

Frank Sinatra-That Old Feeling

Frank Bennett-Black Stick

Tony Bennett-The Best Is Yet To Come

Steve Slagle-Inception

Piero Piccioni-Spiral Waltz

Jetset Sweden-The Master

Perry Beekman -This Can’t Be Love

Dan Cray Trio -Moonriver

Bobby She-Bags Groove

Les Baxter- Cairo Bazaar

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Giving Up The Things You Love

Koop is sitting out on the balcony and pondering life tonight….should he really give up all the things he loves in order to live forever or is this an exercise in futility?
Jesse Belvin and The Marty Paich Orchestra-What’s News

Cal Trader- It Didn’t End

George Mann Orchestra-A Man And A Woman

Stan Getz-Summertime

Steve Slagle-Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry

Nat King Cole-Your Looking At Me

Martin Denny-Martinique

Piero Piccioni – The Rendezvous

Jim Buening – Praire Calling

Oscar Peterson-In The Still Of The Night

Art Pepper-Deep Purple

Rene Bloch-Harlem Nocturne