Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-The Highest Form Of Playboy


Is there a measure by which all lounge lotharios are judged?

Find out this week who Koop thinks is the ultimate playboy and just why this man has reached such heady heights.

Octobop-Playboy theme
Jackie Gleason -Alles vous and go away
James Morrison -The Master Plan
Matt Cattingub (with Jimy Borges)When I Fall In Love
Perry Beekman-Love Walked in
Plas Johnson -Mean To Me
Thelonius Monk-Getting Sentimenal Over You
Daphna Levy-Day Dream
Jason Paul-Summer Star


Cocktail Nation 436- Jackie

This week on the show we talk about the new film called Jackie…all about Jackie Kennedy. Swank advice on how to get your morning cup of Joe plus how do you feel about working at the age of 81….we have the world of swank gig guide plus news on a new book from me.

Tiki Torches- Green fire

Fire And Theft- Tainted Love

Metropole Orchestra oss 117 theme

Giancarlo Barigozzi-Airport Rock

Mancini-Peter Gunn Theme

Ixtahuele- Curibita Train

Codename Carter-Perfect Clarity Perfect Cut

Hugo Montenegro-Hazy Shade Of Winter

Tom Gaebel-Hey Look Me Over

John Coltrane-One and Four

Franco Altissimi Lounge Bossa

Nutty -The Impossible Past

Alika Lyman- Pua Lilia



Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-The Romantic Man

Koop has the advice that all men need when it comes to learning how to wine and dine so stand by for the answers!

Julie London-Can’t Help Loving That Man

Curtis Fuller Quartet-Undecided. (Bluesette)

Frank Rosilino Quartet-How Long Has This Been Going On

Richie Kamacua Quartet- Rain Drain

Shelley Manne- The Breeze And I

Bob Gordon-Slow mood

Stan Levey Quintet-What Can I Say

Donald Byrd-Someone To Watch Over Me

Mel Lewis-Grey Flannel

Pepper Adams-My One And Only Love

Atlantic Five Jazz Band-Days Of Wine And Roses

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-Discovering Little Places

Koop wanders the city of Sydney discovering little gems across the city, perhaps the next hidden lounge bar or vintage lounge lothario lair!

Sarah McKenzie-When In Rome
Stan Getz-In Times Like These
Henry Mancini -Free and Easy
Elmer Bernstien -A Little Tipsy
David Rose-Love For Sale
Marty Manning-You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Kenyon Hopkins-Daybreak
Bill Evans-Time Remembered
Larry Gelb-Persipitation
James Spencer-Midnight Melancholy
David Baker Harlem Pipes
Atlantic Five Jazz Band-Days Of Wine And Roses


Cocktail Nation 435- Modernism Week

This week talking about a very cool event in the heart of Palm Springs…we talk bow ties in our swank advice column….and Trader Vic’s in Beverly Hills Closes After 62 Years plus some Charlie Chaplin news

Tiki Delights-All The Stars Are In Your Eyes

Heather Rigdon-I Like My Coffee Black

Frank Sinatra-Fly Me To The Moon

Lalo Schfrin-Rio After Dark

Tiki Torches-Quiet Village

Skip Heller- Alice Through A Twilight Zone Episode

Cal Trader-A Night In Tunisia

Laurie Allyn -So In Love

Martini Kings-Las Nuedas

Tiki tones-Lava Flow

Diana Krall-Look Of Love

Clouseaux -Miserlou

Roy Budd -So Nice

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse -Cocktail Pianist Show

​Koop has handed the reigns over to good friend of the Cocktail Nation James Spencer who this week programs the show with a special Cocktail Pianist show.  Some of the best Lounge albums are in this lists so make sure you grab them today!

• “My One and Only Love” from Blue Chiffon (1959) George Shearing

• “Laura” from Informally Yours (1961) Carmen Cavallaro

• “They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful” from Red Velvet (1956) Stanley Black

• “In A Sentimental Mood” from Reflections of Duke (1999) Jean-Yves Thibaudet

• “Easy Living” from Blue Gardenia (2013) James Spencer

• “Stardust” from Someone To Watch Over Me (1995) John Arpin

• “Deep Night” from Cocktails and Conversation (1957) Jan August

• “Speak Low” from Other Worlds Other Sounds (1958) Esquivel 

• “Autumn Leaves” from Portrait in Jazz (1960) Bill Evans

• “Stormy Weather” from Hello Blues (1960) Floyd Cramer

• “Moonlight Becomes You” from Claude On A Cloud (1958) Claude Thornhill

• “As Time Goes By” from “Steve Allen Plays” (1959) Steve Allen

• “Gigi” (rare single) 1958 Liberace

• “Holiday For Strings” from “Dynamic Twin Pianos” (1960) Ferrante and Teicher

• “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (1949) Art Tatum