COCKTAIL NATION: EVENINGS AT THE PENTHOUSE

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COCKTAIL NATION


Cocktail Nation is the #1international radio show presenting the choicest interviews and lounge music from the retro scene. Started in Sydney Australia in 2012 by world renowned  voice over artist Koop Kooper, the show is now syndicated on over 60 radio stations around the world.  The show is now heard in over 250 countries with over a million listeners. 


The show focuses on many sub-genres of lounge music including: jazz vocals, cocktail piano, easy-listening orchestral, exotica, space-age bachelor pad, breezy bossa nova, 1940s-1970s movie soundtracks, the strange and unusual and current artists performing in a retro style. 


The Saturday Cocktail Nation show has interviews, tips on retro lifestyle, and the choicest music.  Evenings at the Penthouse is hosted 3 nights a week and offeres themed shows for your retro listening enjoyment. 


James Spencer is a noted musicologist and internationally recognized concert pianist and recording artist.  He has joined Koop to be one of the cheif music programmers for the Evenings at the Penthouse shows. 


Cataloged for your listening enjoyment are all the Evenings at the Penthouse radio broadcasts as programmed by James Spencer (Jimmy Jazz).  Just click listen to hear the shows. 




Fog and Mist

Late Night Penthouse Party

Jet Set Lounge Lotharios

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A foggy and misty night awaits our listeners at the Penthouse. Come join us for the choicest lounge music program.  I programmed this show from my penthouse on the Long Beach harbor. Cheers.

Jet Set Lounge Lotharios

Late Night Penthouse Party

Jet Set Lounge Lotharios

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So where are flying off to now Koop?  Monte Carlo, Rome, London, Paris? One can never tell.  Join us in first class for a cocktail or two as we fly off to another swanky penthouse fete.  See you at the next destination. Cheers. 

Late Night Penthouse Party

Late Night Penthouse Party

Late Night Penthouse Party

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Come join us at the Penthouse for a late night party.   Koop is pouring the martinis,  I'm at the piano.  Listen tonight to the choicest lounge music.  Cheers mate!

Crime Scene

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

Late Night Penthouse Party

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"Sometimes murder smells like honeysuckle." Join us for a wicked film noir inspired crime scene show at Evenings At the Penthouse. I'm  sure  it will be scandalous.  Just don't shoot the piano player.  And I better stay away from those Bad Blondes  (they are my weakness).  Listen!  (is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?)

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

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Join us at the Penthouse for an Academy Awards party.  What is your favorite movie that won an Oscar?  Wear your best couture gown or designer tux.  Koop is mixing the cocktails.  The awards show is about to start.  Have a listen.

Exotic Ports of Call

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

And The Nominees Are (Academy Awards)

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Durning this tense time of world quarantine to prevent the spread of Covid 19, we are taking a rejuvenating, and relaxing audio escape to some of my favorite ports of call.   Since I was born in Florida,  with a great deal of family in the Bahamas, and Key West I have spent a great deal of time in the Caribbean.  Other favorite exotic ports of call include Bora Bora, Hawaii, Fiji, and Bali.  What are you favorite.  Unwind with your favorite tropical cocktail.  Aloha

A LIFETIME OF LOVE

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

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Evenings At the Penthouse always offers the choicest lounge music from around the globe.  Whether you prefer jazz vocals,  cocktail piano,  easy-listening orchetral, tropical Tiki exotica,  breezy bossa nova, or retro movie soundtracks,  you will surely find the best music for your relaxation and leisure.  You are part of our extended family and we offer you "A Lifetime of Love"  Look for more Evenings at the Penthouse each week. Join your devastating handsome hosts Koop and James on the terrace for a martini or cool glass of iced tea and enjoy the good life. 

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

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Happy February 2020.  For my birthday (Feb 13) and Valentine's Day we bring you this special  Valentine's Day show.  Red roses are indeed my favorite flower and I especially accept them from BLONDE, blue-eyed Aussie, Scandinavian or Germanic billionaires.  Suitors will find my in white dinner jacket at the piano in the penthouse.  Koop is most likely entertaining some gorgeous fem-bot or mixing the martinis.  Have a listen. 

Cafe Rendezvous

A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR MY LOVE

60s Movie Soundtracks

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We esacpe for a romantic, and intimate rendezvous in a little quaint cafe. My favorite way to get to know a new love interest.  Maybe sip a cappuccino and nibble on pain du chocolat or a piece of tirimisu. So whether I'm meeting Jean-Jacques in Paris, Giacomo in Roma or Dieter in Berlin, I'm always off to some new intriguing date.  As for Koop as long as he can see his Mustang and meet a delicious dame in Monte Carlo or Nice before rolling the dice in the casino, he is a happy man.  Bon Appetit mes amis.

60s Movie Soundtracks

60s Movie Soundtracks

60s Movie Soundtracks

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The 1960s were  ar racih time for movie soundtracks including  Breakfast At Tiffanys and other works by Henry Mancini,  soundtracks by Burt Bachrach, Michel Legrand and others.  Don't look for me I have booked my favorite, Midnight Cowboy  for the night.  The nootrious Aussie James Bond, aka  Koop Kooper is fighting off fembots. 

Angels and Demons

60s Movie Soundtracks

Angels and Demons

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We all have good and evil lurking inside us. Sometimes this leads to vices of drinking, drugs and sex.  Will you be a refined gentleman or lady, or after a few drinks do you turn into Mr or Mrs Hyde?  Do you have a wickness that turns you into a horny devil?  Come explore your inner demons at the Penthouse.... remember you can always go to  Confession in the morning .  Agnus Dei qui tollis pecata mundi.   Amen . 

Breakfast in Bed

60s Movie Soundtracks

Angels and Demons

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I love breakfast in bed especially with a devastatingly handsome blonde.  So I just called for my butler to bring us crepes and mimosas.  I am sure Koop has the same idea and he is entertaining some beautiful doll bedisde in Monte Carlo, or Paris.  Have a listen.

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

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Join Koop Kooper and me at the Sydney Penthouse for our 2019, Candlelit Christmas Special. You'll find me at the piano tinkling the ivories. 

Cocktails At the Ski Chalet

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

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Join Koop Kooper and me on the ski slopes of Europe with this winter lounge music show for Evenings At the Penthouse. Just click the  Listen button. 

Hugs and Kisses

Candlelit Christmas Cocktails

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

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Our  1/20/2020 special show is a tribute to the Cocktail Nation family.  We are sending you hugs and kisses for all your support and patronage of the show.  Koop and I would like to thank you for helping to keep classic lounge music alive. We'll see you at the penthouse.   Just click listen. Love Jimmy Jazz. 

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

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HAPPY 2020: For the first Evening At the Penthouse of the New Decade, we will dance ourselves in with glasses of champagne in hand.  Just click the listen button below to join us for the New Year's Festivities at the Penthouse.  Cheers. 

Stormy

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

Love on the Rocks

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Escape the cold winter storm with another choice episode of Evenings At the Penthouse as programmed by James Spencer. Just click the Listen button. 

Love on the Rocks

Dancin' Dames and Dandies

Love on the Rocks

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"When Love Goes Wrong Nothing Goes Right." Join Lounge Lethario Koop Kooper in the latest Evening at the Penthouse program.  Programmed by James Spencer and Koop.  Love on the Rocks. Pour me another martini. 

2020 VISION

BACK TO BACHARACH

BACK TO BACHARACH

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The EYES have it.   Come join us at the Penthouse tonight for 2020 Vision.   All songs will have "eyes" in the title. To listen just click the button below.  I will be at the piano.  Just look for the devastatingly handsome gent with the jade green designer Paul Smith eyewear.  HAPPY 2020 hipsters!

BACK TO BACHARACH

BACK TO BACHARACH

BACK TO BACHARACH

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In 1995 I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite composers: Burt Bacharach.  Join us at the Penthouse tonight for our Burt Bacharach special.  You'll find me at the piano playing through some of my favorite Burt Bacharach and Hal David tunes.  Do you have "The Look of Love"?

A Piano Cocktail Party

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this gorgeous show of the choicest jazz and easy-listening pop pianists from around the globe. Cheers you'll find me serenading you at the Steinway. 

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this show dedicated to Broadway of old. So sip a Manhattan and join us at the Penthouse. 

Sweet As Honey

Cocktails and a Broadway Show

The Gentlemen's Club

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this sweet and easy show inspired by honey.  See who's buzzin' at the Penthouse. 

The Gentlemen's Club

The Gentlemen's Club

The Gentlemen's Club

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation; Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this swanky Gentlemen's Club show. There is a strict dress code so wear a tux or white dinner jacket. 

I'm Old-Fashioned

The Gentlemen's Club

I'm Old-Fashioned

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this nostalgic show dedicated to my Vintage Vegans world wide. I will be sipping apricot tea with hot a plate of hot scones in my posh Victorian salon. 

Starlit Cocktails

The Gentlemen's Club

I'm Old-Fashioned

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this romantic, relaxing starry-eyed show. I will be tinkling the ivories tonight. Just look for the devastatingly handsome gent in the white dinner jacket at the Steinway. 

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse  radio show (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this elegant show dedicated to songwriter Johnny Mercer.  James Spencer lived in Mercer's hometown of Savannah, Georgia. So settle down on your porch swing with a mint julep and have a listen. Cheers. 

Wine and Roses

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this romantic and elegant show dedicated to wine and roses. Actually, I'm not a drinker, but love to surround my home in lush frangrant bouquets of roses. Look for me in my Victorian English rose garden sipping tea and enjoying some hot vegan scones with lemon curd. 

I Got Her Number

Cocktails at Mercer Manor

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this sexy show from lounge lothario, Koop's little black book. This Gentleman Prefers Blonde!

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this sexy show and fine the names of all those gorgeous dames Koop has collected.  

Cocktail on Emerald Isle

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

Cocktail on Emerald Isle

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the listen button to stream this sensual exotica, tiki island tinged show, you'll  find me skinny dipping in the Emerald lagoon. 

Sunshine Cocktails

The Lounge Lothario's Little Black Book

Cocktail on Emerald Isle

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia).Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this summer sunshine show. You'll find me sunbathing on the terrace of the Penthouse perfecting my tropical bronze tan. 

Copacabana Cocktail

Sleepy Time Down South

Sleepy Time Down South

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Koper, just click the Listen button to stream this tropical  sexy beach side show. This is dedicated to those devastatingly handsome Brazilian gents from my past.  This one is especially for you Guillerme. 

Sleepy Time Down South

Sleepy Time Down South

Sleepy Time Down South

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this elegant Southern gentile show.  This shows goes out to all my Vintage Vegans in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. This show also goes out to all my fans that used to see me at Ye Olde Pink, and Chaucer's. I also want to dedicate this show to memory of my good friend THE DOLL, Lady Chablis.. we miss you dearly "but like my Mama, always said two tears in a bucket,  Mother f*** It"

Blue Champagne

Sleepy Time Down South

Garden Cocktails

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this bluesy libations show. Join Koop and Jimmy Jazz on the terrace for a glass of blue champagne. I'll be wearing my vintage 1957 blue Yves Saint-Laurent dinner jacket. Cheers hipsters. 

Garden Cocktails

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

Garden Cocktails

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia).Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this springtime show dedicated to my love of Victorian English gardens.  Feel free to sip a Mimosa, or chilled Moscato or if you are non drinker like me maybe enjoy a chilled iced tea with fresh mint to go with those black currant scones with lemon curd. 

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

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James Spencer programs for the Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this breezy sea side show.  I'm currently dining by candlelight on my ocean front terrace looking over Long Beach, harbor. Enjoying some vegan Mexican cuisine and a Cadillac margarita on the rocks. This show goes out to sexy Pisces merman Jett, and my mermaid goddess soul sister Sheri. 

Cocktail On A Cloud

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

Cocktails By the Sea Podcast

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James Spencer programs for the Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this easy-listening jet set show.  This show is honor of all those brilliant, cocky Aquarians out there including: moi, my niece Marina, and my good friends Dale, Jimmy and Billy. 

New Yorker Penthouse Party

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this sophisticated New York Penthouse themed show.  You'll find me at my Manhattan penthouse with the likes of Bobby Short, Cole Porter, and Liza Minnelli. I will be at the 1941 Steinway concert grand playing Vernon Duke's "Autumn in New York" 

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

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In honor of James Spencer's 2nd edition international book release bio Les Baxter Companion is this show of some rare Baxter cuts. James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia), Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this show dedicated to Les, the Father of Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. And be sure to pick up my bio on Amazon. 

The Wonderful World of MPS

The Undiscovered Les Baxter

The Wonderful World of MPS

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James Spencer is interviewed by Koop Kooper for the Cocktail Nation: Twilight Show (Sydney, Australia) about the German MPS label and their easy-listening jazz artists. So we are off tonight to Bavaria. Dress warm and join us at the 60s Mod Chalet for a hot toddy by the fire. This show is dedicated to the memory of my good friend Gene Puerling of the celebrated vocal groups: The Hi-los, and Singers Unlimited.  James Spencer also programmed all the music for tonight's show. 

Jackie Gleason Special

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

The Wonderful World of MPS

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In Honor of James Spencer's book release Jackie Glesaon's Music, James Spencer programs this Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia) special. Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the the Listen button to stream this Jackie Gleason special, for lovers only!  And Awaaaaaay We Goooooo!

Jewels of Jazz

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

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In honor of James Spencer's book Jewels of Jazz: The Undiscovered Jazz Singers of the 1950s-1960s (Note: Later included in its entirety in The Lounge Music Companion), James Spencer programs for the Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to hear this show featuring some of the choicest undiscovered  jazz vocalists of the 1950s-1960s.

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

Gentlemen Marry Brunnettes

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James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this elegant show dedicated to all the beautiful brunnettes out there.  I want to especially dedicate this show to my forever gorgeous mother Dolores Berea Spencer. My parents are celebrating 62 years of marriage this year!  Love you mom! 

Auburns On Fire!

Exotic Ports of Call

Auburns On Fire!

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James Spencer programs the show Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia), Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this show dedicated to the sexy auburn vixens. This show is dedicated to two of my most talented vocal student alumnae, Hayley Cassity Smith and Elaine Hayhurst. I would also like to dedicate this show to my High School amies, Kari Trydahl (Care Bear) and Jennifer Barnicoat (Jen Jen)

Spring Bouquet

Exotic Ports of Call

Auburns On Fire!

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The fragrance of lush flowers always reminds me of my old home in Savannah, Georgia. The fragrance of tea roses, star jasmine, and honeysuckle in the air.  James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this dreamy, and fragrant floral show. You'll find me sipping a mint julep among my tea roses in the garden. 

Exotic Ports of Call

Exotic Ports of Call

Soundscape (Interview)

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James Spencer programs this Exotica Tiki Lounge show for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this lush escapist show. So grab your Mai Tai or Pina Colada and join us at the Tiki Bar. Mahalo. 

Soundscape (Interview)

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

Soundscape (Interview)

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Koop Kooper interviews James Spencer about his book Soundscape: The Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Companion (Later included in Lounge Music Companion). Just click to the Listen button to stream Cocktail Nation episode 486. 

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

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In honor of James Spencer's  book release Soundscape: The Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Companion (later included in the Lounge Music Companion) James programs tonights Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse Show (Sydney, Australia). Join our captain host Koop Kooper as we blast off for cocktails on the moon and beyond. This show is dedicated to my dad, Charles Spencer who headed up the Delta Space Launch program for McDonnell Douglas. This show is also dedicated to my brother Peter, who loves everything Sci Fi.  You'll find me in the Love Shack with Logan 5.  RENEW!

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 2

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Anyone who knows me knows I'm blonde obsessed! Maybe this is because my grandmother Billie, and my 3 sisters, Mary, Anne, and Elizabeth are gorgeous blondes. Or probably more importantly my husband-soul mate (RIP) was a devastatingly  handsome Blonde. James Spencer programs for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper just click the Listen button to stream this show featuring only blonde singers from the 1950s-1960s.  My favorite JULIE LONDON!   This show is dedicated to the memory of my husband William Whiteley. 

Windy!

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

Midnight Rendezvous at the Bachelor Pad

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For all my favorite air signs (Gemini, Libras and Aquarius) I programmed a windswept show for Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this breezy cool episode. Make sure you use a can of Aqua Net to get that coif or pompadour perfect. The higher the boufant and pompadour ...the closer to God!

Midnight Rendezvous at the Bachelor Pad

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

Midnight Rendezvous at the Bachelor Pad

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James Spencer drops by the Penthouse to program a sexy midnight rendezvous show.  Join host Koop Kooper by clicking the Listen button to stream the latest Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse program. I'm off for midnight rendezvous of my own with German identical twins named Dieter and Dietrich.  Auf Wiedersehen!

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

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In the 1950s, gorgeous blonde bombshells like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, Doris Day, and Jane Mansfield come to mind but you'll find me on the terrace surrounded by those beefy men of perfection: Tab Hunter, Ken Clark, Chuck Connors, and Aldo Ray.  I indeed have blonde ambitions, and programmed this Gentlemen Prefer Blondes show for Koop Kooper's  Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse. Oooh got a run, Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) wants to show me his big gun! 

The Cocktail Piano Companion Vol. 2

The Cocktail Piano Companion Vol. 2

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blonde Ambitions

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In honor of James Spencer's book release the Cocktail Piano Companion (later included in the Lounge Music Companion), James programs tonight's Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse special. Join host Koop Kooper by just clicking the Listen link below to stream the choicest cocktail piano artists from around the world. I'm also performing a track tonight from the album Noir.

Liberty Label Artists

The Cocktail Piano Companion Vol. 2

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 1

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James Spencer programs the Cocktail Piano Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse show featuring artists from the Liberty Records label. Join host Koop Kooper by clicking the Listen button to stream the choicest artists starting with Lady Liberty: JULIE LONDON! 

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 1

The Cocktail Piano Companion Vol. 2

Soundscape: Orchestral Bliss Vol. 1

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In honor of James Spencer's book Soundscape: The Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Companion (later included in Lounge Music Companion) James programs tonight show for Cocktail Nation: Evenings At the Penthouse.  (Sydney, Australia). Hosted by Koop Kooper, just click the Listen button to stream this space age show. The rocket is blasting off soon...see you on Mars. 

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

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Cocktail Nation show 476 features Koop Kooper interviewing James Spencer about his new book The Cocktail Piano Companion (later included in the Lounge Music Companion). Be sure to pick up your copy of the Lounge Music Companion, at Amazon or book sellers near you. Just click the Listen button below to stream the show. 

Jewels of Jazz

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

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In Cocktail Nation episode  472, James Spencer chats with host Koop Kooper about his book Jewels of Jazz: The Undiscovered Vocal Gems of the 1950s-1960s (Later the 2018 the book was discontinued  but included now its entirety in the book Lounge Music Companion). Just click the Listen link to hear the interview and program. 

Easy Living

Cocktail Piano Companion (Interview)

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

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James Spencer creates a relaxing  "easy living" theme for this evenings' Evenings at the Penthouse show. Join handsome lounge lothario host Koop Kooper and stream by clicking the Listen button below. Come join the bon vivants!  Bon soir mes amis. 

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

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This evening as I listen to the soothing rain storm over my Long Beach harbor home,  I programmed this rainy night theme for tonight's episode of Evenings at the Penthouse. Have a listen by clicking the Listen button below. The swank set is enjoying  hot toddy by the roaring fireplace.  I will be tinkling the ivories. Koop is off chasing some fem bot. Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation podcast.

Tinkling Cocktail Piano

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

Tinkling Cocktail Piano

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Join us at Evenings at the Penthouse tonight for an all cocktail piano show. I will be serenading you at the piano, while devastatingly handsome Sydney penthouse host Koop Kooper will be mixing the cocktails. Just click the Listen button. Taking requests. just leave a tip in the large brandy glass on my Hamburg  Steinway. I do not have change for a $100. 

Bobby Troup

Rainy Night at the Penthouse

Tinkling Cocktail Piano

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Married to the devastatingly gorgeous Julie London tonight we join my good friend Bobby at the piano for some cool West Coast jazz with a lemon twist. James Spencer aka Jimmy Jazz programmed the Evenings at the Penthouse show tonight. Koop is mixing the martinis, make mine a black Russian on the rocks.  Just click Listen. (podcast)

EXOTICA

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

Roger Williams

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While I relax in my blue Hawaiian shirt.I sip a Mai Tai at Don The Beachcomber's in Huntington Beach, California as we are off on a Tiki inspired Exotica show. Join us at Evenings at the Penthouse as I sweep you off to Hawaii and the South Pacific Islands. Aloha. Just click the Listen button to stream. Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation podcast.

Roger Williams

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

Roger Williams

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Join us for pianist Roger Williams special as programmed by concert pianist James Spencer for Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation: Evenings at the Penthouse. Just click listen to stream. 

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

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In episode 451 of Cocktail Nation, host Koop Kooper interviews James Spencer about his book The Cocktail Piano Hour Companion (Note: This book is discontinued but included in full in the book The Lounge Music Companion). Click Listen to stream. 

Lonely Penthouse

Lonely Penthouse

Cocktail Piano Hour (Interview)

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The life of an entrepreneur can sometimes be lonely, it can be hard for geniuses to find a suitable romantic partner that can match their high IQ, level of sophistication and imagination in the bedroom. Tonight's melancholy show goes out to all the lonely people. We love you, so stop by the penthouse Especially if you are the beefy Tab Hunter or Ken Clark type.  But we love to meet new hipsters.  Streaming Evenings At the Penthouse by clicking LISTEN ! 

DAMES

Lonely Penthouse

Voices in Velvet

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A Bacehlor's Pad is not complete without the choicest dames from the little black book. Tonight James Spencer presents some of the rarest cuts of more obscure female jazz vocalists from the 1950s-1960s. Join Koop Kooper as he pours the martinis at Evenings at the Penthouse.  Click Listen to stream. 

Voices in Velvet

Lonely Penthouse

Voices in Velvet

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As a lyric baritone myself, I wanted to program a special Evenings at the Penthouse program featuring some of the choicest vocal ensemble blends of the 1950s-1960s.  So hum or sing along and join the swanky chorus of retro-chic. We'll let Koop mix the cocktails as he is tone death but plays a sexy mean bongo.  Click Listen to stream. (podcast)

LES BAXTER 101

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

MPS LABEL (Interview with James Spencer)

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James Spencer discuses his book Les Baxter Companion with Koop Kooper and his friendship with Les. Join us at the Penthouse tonight. Click listen to stream.

MPS LABEL (Interview with James Spencer)

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

MPS LABEL (Interview with James Spencer)

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James drops by the Cocktail Nation to discuss the Bavarian easy-listening label  MPS with Koop. Join us at the mod chalet for some coffee and streudel before we hit the slopes. 

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

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In Cocktail Nation episode 322 James Spencer discusses his new album Nightfall (currently out of print but now included on the 2018 double album release Noir) Just click the Listen button to stream. 

JULIE LONDON (Interview with James Spencer)

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

NIGHTFALL (Inteview about James Spencer's digital album)

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Cocktail Nation episode 296,  James discusses his book Lady Liberty: The Julie London Handbook (no longer in print)  click Listen. 

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

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James discusses the career of guitar legend Al Viola. Join us by clicking the Listen button.  Cocktail Nation episode 303.

Up in Smoke

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

AL VIOLA (James discusses his friendship and professional collaboration with guitar legend Al Viola)

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As Southern California and Australia cough through a dangerous fire season, I thought it would be tres amusant to program for Koop an Up in Smoke theme for tonight's  Evenings at the  Penthouse. Personally I find smoking a disgusting habit and refuse to sing in smokey clubs, that is how I maintain my smooth velvety bass-baritone voice. (podcast) Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation.

Cocktail Nation: Evenings At The PEnthouse

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Koop Kooper

Based out of Sydney, Australia, Koop Kooper is an internationally recognized  voiceover artist and the founder and host of  Cocktail Nation, a retro-lounge music radio show broadcasted to over 60 radio stations around the globe. The show offers interviews with leading figures in the retro scene,  announcements of concerts/festivals, tips on retro fashion/decor and the choicest music programming.

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James Spencer

James Spencer is an internationally recognized musicologist and cocktail pianist-recording artist. James is currently a featured music programmer for the Evenings At the Penthouse, mid-week shows for Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation.