The Cocktail Nation is a radio show and podcast broadcast across the world via various radio stations. Every Saturday night your host Koop Kooper talks to the movers and shakers of the lounge and Exotica scene while mixing it up with the very best in swingin’ tunes from the 50s and 60s.
Sad news last week of the passing of Lauren Bacall, so on this edition of the Cocktail Nation we will take a look at her life and times. News on what they call the "Steve McQueen effect", news on a classic Cadillac dealership in trouble in Los Angeles, and I will take a look at what is happening on the neo lounge music scene from across the globe.
We are in Tokyo Japan to talk to Kenny Sasaki from the Tiki Boys about his latest release called Bird Island. I've got a great little story about Mel's Diner for you, and it turns out other radio shows have been talking about me so we will play some audio from that and find out what people have been saying about me. News as well about a bio pic about a legend of the sixties, Russ Meyer and you will be surprised who wants the role and of course the death of Lauren Bacall.
This week my favorite pianist joins me on the show, James Spencer and his album Nightfall. Some news on the spreading of the lounge sound, we will talk about the authentic retro lifestyle when it goes all wrong plus an auction of some Sammy Davis Jr. property which had some amazing secrets.
This week we check out some classic comedy from the one and only Jack De Leon, some mid century modern news for you and some fresh photos from Marilyn Monroe have been uncovered. And as always the very best exotica and lounge music across the globe.
Please pour yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable for your introduction to the silken-voiced Mr. Koop Kooper, the host of The Cocktail Nation — a lounge and exotica podcast out of the Sydney penthouse.
Kooper is a DJ, writer, voiceover artist and known around Sydney town as a hepster who is always on the lookout for new crazy music. He mostly listens to lounge and Exotica and loves the new stuff that is coming out these days in what is a vibrant scene. He is also an avid collector of late fifties and early sixties furniture for over fifteen years now.