Compilation

Beatniks and Hipsters ’71 – Music for Beatniks and Hipsters

As the title suggests we are moving away from lush cocktail parties, stewardesses and martinis for a while to go down one flight of stairs into the world of swingers, beatniks, hipsters and cool cats. Welcome to the “Electric Psychedelic Swingers Pussycat Club”, Carnaby Street, London – were we play psychedelic rock and pop from the late ’60s and early ’70s until the break of...

Retro Christmas – A Christmas Music Compilation

Since Yuletide is almost upon us, I thought it would be a great idea to share a special Retro Christmas compilation with you fine folks. The compilation features 25 songs, one for each day until Christmas day. The theme is as the title of the compilation suggests, holiday related songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. You will most likely recognize most of the titles –...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

Miss Dinah Shore
The Cocktail Nation on August 23rd, 2015

Podcast #371: Miss Dinah Shore

Shaft! (Shut your mouth) – Who’s that Black Private Dick?

“Who’s that black private dick who is like a sex machine to all the chicks?” John Shaft of course. The movie Shaft from 1971 is one of the most famous blaxploitation films of all time, not only because of its ultra cool black superhero but also for the award winning score by Isaac Hayes. The main theme for the movie is a guitar driven funk...

Midnight Martinis – Late Night Music for Lovers and Moments in Time

It is still summer, and still warm so why not cool off with some refreshing Martinis with your loved one? This compilation is the perfect mood setter for anyone enjoying a Martini late at night, gazing out on the quiet streets from your penthouse apartment while a soft breeze blows through the open window. If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to a relaxing summer’s...

Retro Shopping Volume 2 – Shopping Spree

It is summer and hot again. Why not return to the nice temperature controlled environment inside the malls one more time? Browse all the exotic goods from all over the world, walking up and down the isles in a dreamy waltz while the soft music echoes through the muzak system and then grab a bite to eat at one of the convenient placed coffee shops....

Voices from a Photograph – Mood music for gloomy days

Voices from a Photograph – Mood music for gloomy days. I have been working on this compilation for quite some time, almost a year in the making. It took time to find songs that fitted both the mood and title of it. The theme for the compilation is mood music for rainy Sundays – meaning melancholic, dreamy vocal pop mixed with instrumental music and songs...

Space Age Lounge Volume 1 – Ultra Swank Living

Here is the compilation that started everything. It was actually compiled a few months before I started this website back in September 2005 and I decided to keep the name Ultra Swank for the site. Space Age Lounge – Volume 1 is the first compilation I have done in many years, so it might not be as solid as my later compilations. The theme for...

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