Episode 31 – Last Patios

The lounge chair’s in the right place. Most of the umbrella’s still standing.

It’s everything else that’s gone.

Bid farewell to civilization with this dramatic mix of post-nuclear lounge tunes — a fantasia of slunk grooves, dramatic orchestral arrangements and exotic percussion.

Join me for our last few sips of wine cooler ever, at the last party anyone will attend, here on the last patios anywhere.

Stream it here or listen on iTunes.

Tracklist:

Submerse – It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses
Les Baxter – Thinking Of You
Esquivel & His Orchestra – So Rare
Paul Tanner, Andre Montero & His Orchestra – Holiday On Saturn
Martin Denny – Hypnotique
The Surfmen – Aloe Oe
Armando Sciascia – Black Sand
Frank Hunter & His Orchestra – White Goddess
Ron Goodwin – The Moon
George Shearing – Lotus Land
Warren Baker & His Orchestra – Malayan Nightbird
Piero Piccioni – Eros In Hiro
Jerry Byrd – Bird Of Paradise
Frank Comstock & His Orchestra – Out Of Space
Henry Mancini – Lujon (Slow Hot Wind)
Decibels A Go-Go – De 9 A 6
Andre Popp Presents Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band – La Java Du Diable
Russ Garcia & His Orchestra – Red Sands Of Mars
Stan Applebaum, His Orchestra & Chorus – Undiscovered Island
Tak Shindo – Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Johnny Spencer & The Kona Koasters – Monsoon
Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again (1939 Version)

Episode 9 – Cinemascope Patio

Rum punch from a coconut. Plastic hula skirts. Vivid fantasies. More dreamy 70mm music, tuned in to terra-cotta tiles, potted palms and those infinity pools behind your eyelids. Many thanks to the incredible Exotica 45s project and of course astral exploration affionado Flash Strap for pointing me in the direction(s) of so many solid old slabs of wax, mixed here with a few contemporary cuts that harken to those original years of le exotique.

Stream it here or listen on iTunes.

Tracklist:

Jimmy Nanaro Trio – Driftwood
The Surfmen – Fire Goddess
Bill Justis – The Dark Continent Contribution
Esquivel and His Orchestra – La Bikina
Eden Ahbez – Myna Bird
Roger Roger and Nino Nardini – Coconut Coast
Les Baxter – Batumba
Bruno Nicolai – Shan
Gene Moles and The Softwinds – Maria (The Wind)
Mike Cooper – Paumalu Sunset Beach
Arthur Lyman – Shangri-La
Terry Snyder and The All Stars – Aloha Oe
Jun Miyake – Relaxn’
Martin Denny – Stardust
Dominic Frontiere – Venus Girl (Ix-Koben)
Armando Scascia – Nostalgic Sea
The Sound Breakers – Marooned
The Wailers – Driftwood
Cal Tjader – The Bilbao Song
Piero Piccioni – Eros in Hiro
The Three Suns – Bali Ha’i
Paul Tanner with Andre Montero and His Orchestra – 20th Century Venus
Henry Mancini – Dreamsville
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra – Temple Bells
Martin Denny – Jungle Drums
Kenny Dorham – Lotus Flower
Ron Goodwin – The Rings Around Saturn
The Ebbinghouse Sound – Turkish Delight
Herman Clebanoff and His Orchestra – Sueno Flamenco
Stony Starr – Theme for Moongazers (Part 1)