272 episodes

Join Kooper in the Sydney Penthouse as he spins the very best classic and neo lounge along with the most interesting characters of swank join him for a chat on this weekly podcast

Cocktail Nation Cocktail Nation with Lounge Leader Koop Kooper

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    • 4.6 • 74 Ratings

Join Kooper in the Sydney Penthouse as he spins the very best classic and neo lounge along with the most interesting characters of swank join him for a chat on this weekly podcast

    Best Of The Best 2019

    Best Of The Best 2019

    Koop is taking a break and delving into the archives to bring you shows from his Twilight Selection and this week Best of the Best from 2019
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Evenings At The Penthouse-Solving The Worlds Problems

    Evenings At The Penthouse-Solving The Worlds Problems

    Things will be different when I'm running things.
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    Lionel Hampton-The Nearness Of You
    Peter Nero-Are My Dreams Real
    Percy Faith -Out Of This World
    Mantovani- As Time Goes By
    Three Suns -Fly Me To The Moon
    Three Suns- There Goes My Heart
    Carlini-World Of Strings
    Walter Wanderly -Red Roses For A Blue Lady
    Ethel Ennis-My Foolish Heart
    James Spencer-Mallorca
    Chris Connnor -Lush Life
    Monica Mancini-Moment To Moment
    Lea Delaria-Cool
    Martin Denny-Laura
    Stan Getz and Lionel Hampton-Louise
    Sarah Mckenzie-In The Name Of Love

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    Evenings At The Penthouse-Coming Home

    Evenings At The Penthouse-Coming Home

    It's nice to be away, but just as good to come home.
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    Oscar Peterson-Mario
    Rachel Caswell-A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening
    Rebecca  Angel-Agora Sim
    Martini Kings-Wives and Lovers
    Chet Baker Limio Domani
    Beegie Adai-Sugar
    George Shearing -A Handful Of Stars
    James Spencer-It Only Happens When I Dance With You
    Tony Bennett-Lucky to Be Me
    Frank Sinatra-My Baby Just Cares For Me
    Nat King Cole And Oscar Peterson- Lost April
    Network Music Ensemble-Comfy Chair
    Bill Evans-My Funny Valentine
    Martial Solal-Round Midnight
    Allen Smith Quartet-Stella By Starlight
    James Carter-Pour Que Ma Vie Demeure
    Tomas Janzon-Monks Mood
    Gene Howard-The Boy Next Door
    Lionel Hampton-Blues In Gold

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    Best OF The Best 2018

    Best OF The Best 2018

    Koop is taking a break and delving into the archives to bring you shows from his Twilight Selection and this week Best of the Best from 2018
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Evenings At The Penthouse-Green Door

    Evenings At The Penthouse-Green Door

    What is behind the green door, do you have what it takes?
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    Linda Carone-Don't Be on the Outside
    Frank Bennett- You're Just To Hip Baby
    Joey Altruda- Christy
    The Sharps- Besame Mucho
    Howard Roberts- A Ghost of a Chance
    The Martini Kings - Taboo
    The Lounge Lizards-The Hanging
    Percy Faith- The Nearness of You
    Oscar Moore Trio- Come In Out Of The Rain
    Orchestra Superstring- Linonine
    Living Strings- Penthouse Serenade
    Henry Mancini-Windmills Of Your Mind
    John Neel-Blue Martini
    Beegie Adair-I Wish You Love 

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    Evenings At The Penthouse-A Favourite Place

    Evenings At The Penthouse-A Favourite Place

    If you haven't been to the South Of France, do yourself a favour and visit the magical place that is Monaco !
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    Steve Yeager- Monte Carlo
    The Martini Kings - Poincianna
    Swingin Palms-Asleep On The Shore
    Oscar Moore- April in Paris
    Matt Holsen- Plenty Jaunty
    Marlena Shaw-Ahmad's Blues
    John Neel- Bury Me Blue
    Joey Altruda- Cocktails With Joey 
    Jazz Singles- Another Cocktail
    Linda Carone-Free and Easy
    Eddie costa- I've Never Been In Love Before
    Don Nuzzo- Bonded
    Daniel Pemberton- I, Spy
    Crawdaddy-Clean Caper
    Calum Upton- Revolving Restaurant
    Bill Evans-Gloria's Step
     Chet Baker - Time On My Hands

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

CARLOOOLRAC ,

Wow!

What a smooth podcast! I can not believe I have played all episodes in one shoot already. I will play a couple more times for sure. I think this could be ideally called season one of Cocktail Nation. Well done!

Dr. Piano ,

Cocktail Nation is Ultra Swank!

Cocktail Nation is is the the most chic, sophisticated podcast of the choicest retro music on the internet. Koop Kooper plays a varied mix of: jazz vocals, cocktail piano, tiki bar exotica, breezy bossa nova, and movie soundtracks.

I feel honored that Koop has played my albums: Noir, Blue Mood, and Sharing Shearing regularly on his podcasts as well has done personal reviews/interviews for me for COCKTAIL PIANO HOUR series of albums, and my books including THE LOUNGE MUSIC COMPANION and my bios on Les Baxter and Jackie Gleason.

It is an honor to join Cocktail Nation as a guest programmer for the Evenings At the Penthouse Show. I have created a detailed podcast link to many of the Evenings At the Penthouse show on my website: JAMESRSPENCER (dot) COM.

COCKTAIL NATION is a great way to learn about retro music history and the podcast app is a fast way to hear the latest shows. Enjoy .. hipsters.

Carlashear ,

I always come back to this podcast...

I really enjoy the selection of music on these podcasts . Koop‘s voice is dreamy and relaxing... Its a great podcast to just get out of head for a lil while and daydream about swanky lounges and dapper, well dressed men and women, sipping colorful cocktails and dancing and chatting the night away.

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