Cocktail Nation 441-Vintage Made

Got a cool vintage magazine to check out this week plus a very cool tiki tour which is about to set sail. Some news on the passing of a musical legend and worrying news from the Mai Kai plus swank advice on how to enjoy life more.

Swingerhead-She Could Be A Spy

Narco Lounge Combo-My Night With Sinatra

Bert Kaemphert-Chicken Talk

Matt Munro-Strangers In The Night

Diana Krall-It’s All Over Now

Tiki Delights -Sandy Samba

Los Muchambos -How Insensitive

Kenyon Hopkins-Warm City

Network Music Ensemble-Lady At The Bar

Daniel Pemberton -Bugs, Beats and Bowties

Black Olive Jazz-A Night In Tunisia

Swank Advice-Cologne

There’s nothing better than a great cologne to give a man confidence when he walks in the room.  I believe that a man should own at least two colognes. I suggest you choose one expensive “out on the town” fragrance and a less expensive (not cheap) daily fragrance.

Here are some tips to make sure you get the best value out of your fragrance.

• Avoid “splashing” your cologne. It will really overpower you and everyone in your vicinity.

• If you are applying cologne from a regular bottle, take one finger and press it against the opening of your bottle, and then tip it over gently.

• Apply to these main points: inner wrists, behind the ears, or near the neck glands. Don’t try to use it randomly over your body, but just two or three points that you personally find best.

• Apply to your chest. The scent will last longer as it will be covered by your clothing and chest hair.

• Don’t spray the cologne into the air and then walk through the mist, letting it settle on your hair and shoulders. It’s bad idea because most of it actually settles on the floor and only small percentage ends up on you.

• Spray cologne from a distance of around 15 centimeters (5-6 inches) from your skin.

• Be sure not to rub the skin after you spray or dab on your cologne. This is said to alter the scent significantly.

• Your fragrance will last longer on an oily skin so it’s a good idea to apply moisturizer or some other unscented oily applicant before applying cologne.

• Make your fragrance last longer by using a coordinating shower gel or soap by the same brand, and an unscented aftershave and moisturizer so there’s no competition with your scent.


Cocktail Nation 440- Spyvibe Dangerman


For 2017 we kick off with a new segment in a partnership with spyvibe website with Jason Whiton. There’s swank advice on mens cologne… a horror crash for a classic car driver

Four Piece Suit-Shooting The Breeze

Martini Kings-Nylon Jungle

David Rose-The Runway

Hugo Montenegro-A Martini Built For Two

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -Cruel Spell

Nick Perrito -Miserlou


Jack Costanzo-Latin Fever

The Sharps-Besame Mucho

David Carbonara-A Beautiful Mine

Astrud Gilberto-Girl From Ipanema

Dave Brubeck -Give A Little Whistle

Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-A Private Man

Koop goes on rant this week about how he doesn’t care about the death of your cat, who you think is a racist and he certainly does not care to see what you ate for dinner tonight.

Join the lounge lothario Koop Kooper as he stands up on a wooden soapbox and cries out to the world ….leave me alone and stop sharing details of your pathetic life on social media!

Wow, someone has really upset him this week!  Sounds like this man needs some relaxing cocktail jazz!


Leith Stevens-Private Blues
Alex North-Lust
Bill Evans-My man’s Gone Now
Three Suns-Fly Me To The Moon
Dan Cray Trio-Moon River
Steve Allee Trio-Somewhere
Jetset Sweden-A Man And A Woman
Les Baxter-Afternoon Affair
Fred Fried-Where Notes May Lead
Jackie Gleason -Jo Anne
Diana Krall-Besame Mucho
James Morrison-Girl Talk


Cocktail Nation and Spy Vibe New Partnership for 2017

Kicking off this weekend Koop Kooper and the Cocktail Nation radio show have joined forces with Sixties Spy Website Spy Vibe. The man behind Spy Vibe is Jason Whiton who will be providing his knowledge and music collection each month to the Cocktail Nation listeners as we talk spy flicks!

Spy Vibe: 1960s Style in Action! Your secret lair for Cold War pop culture, design, and well-dressed adventure. Nearing Two Million visitors! Jason Whiton is an award-winning artist and writer who has spent his life in the US and Japan. His work has been published in Rolling Stone and USA Weekend, and has been recognized by the Nicholl Fellowships (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), PBS, Sundance, and others. His most recent piece is a Yoko Ono re-mix and accompanying experimental film. Hermes Press will publish his Spy Vibe book in 2018. He is currently shopping his first novel, MIKI ZERO, which features a Japanese female spy in 1965. Jason teaches art in San Francisco. More at and


Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse -Voices In Velvet

A Special show this week as programmed by James Spencer as the voices drip with velvet as the sun goes down over the Sydney Penthouse

Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus- L’ardente Nuit

Esquivel with Randy Van Horne Singers- Night and Day

Otto Cesana and Chorus – Romance is Over

Singers Unlimited- Are the Sunshine of My Life

Jonah Jones Quartet and Chorus- Touch of Blue

The Four Freshman- A BlueWorld

The Anita Kerr Quartet Days of Wine and Roses

The Hi-los- Sixteen Tons

The Brothers Castro- Remember April

Horst Jankowski Singers- Light My Fire

The Third wave-Maiden Voyage from Here and Now

South AmericanGetaway-AnneWalsh

SwingOutSister -Caipirinha

Singers Unlimited- The Way We Were  

Mel Torme and the Mel-Tones-Hit the Road to Dreamland