Cocktail Nation Evenings At The Penthouse-The Art Of Broadcasting.


This week Koop gives you all the ingredients you need to be an excellent broadcaster. Warning some may be irrelevant.
Kick back in the romantic setting of the Cocktail Nation HQ that is the Sydney Penthouse has we spin the best cocktail jazz sourced and hand picked from across the globe
Bobby Troup-Moonlight In Vermont
Nels Cline-Beautiful Love
Tal Farlow-Yardbird Suite
Marty Paich-Just In Time
Gary Peacock-When I Fall In Love
Kurt Rosenwinkel-You Go To My Head
Chick Corea-My One And Only Love
Bucky Pizzarelli-Tangerine
Dan Cray-Moonriver
Steve Alley-Somewhere
Sharps-From Russia With love
Oscar Peterson-Learning the Blues

Cocktail Nation 434-Tiki Torches

Koop is back for 2017 after a nice summer break here and to kick off the sbow we talk to Robert Hamilton from the Tiki Torches, there’s Swank Advice on fine dining plus he unveils future plans for keeping the lounge sound going forever and what you can do to help.

RCR-Deadly Nightcall
Tikiyaki 5-0 Ilikai 65
Tiki Torches -Miserlou
Riz Ortolani-Tiffany Sequence
Bruno Nicolai-Spy Chase
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica-Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Tiki Lounge Crew -Perky Jazzy and Chic
Sterophonic Space Sound Unlimited-Night Of The Jaguar
Ferrante And Teicher-In The Rain
Hugo Montenegro-A Martini Built For Two
Ixtahuele-At Sea
Four Piece Suit-Shooting The Breeze
Oranj Symponette-Experiment In Terror


Gambling On Dream by Lynn M Zook

Everyone thinks they know the history of the Las Vegas Strip but the real story is one that many people will be surprised to learn that they know only parts of the story. Want to know what was there before the Bellagio, the Wynn and the Encore, the SLS, the Venetian, or those empty plots of land that look out of place? Why is the Flamingo one of the oldest and most surviving hotels on the boulevard?
This is the book you are looking for!
This book gives you a detailed history of the Las Vegas Strip during its formative years, 1930-1955. This content rich, enhanced book includes rarely seen, historic imagery of the first ten hotels and video interviews with men and women who were there and helped make that history.
Read the detailed histories of the first ten hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, including the El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier, Flamingo, Thunderbird, Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, Sahara, Sands, Royal Nevada, Riviera and the Dunes. Included in these histories are the architectural designs, the neon signage and how each of the hotels evolved.
The dreamers, who saw the future like few others and who built these hotels, helped turn a five-mile stretch of blacktop highway into the Entertainment Capital of the World.
This is the story of the first twenty-five years of the Classic Las Vegas Strip-how it began, and how it grew.

Click here for details on how to grab the book

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