Atomic Tiki Lounge

The home of Thrift Shop Vinyl...

jnative4.gifWELCOME TO THE ATOMIC TIKI LOUNGE! EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:00, 680 KOMW BRINGS YOU YOUR FAVORITE EASY LISTENING, NOVELTY, SPACE-AGE POP, EXOTICA, AND "JET-SET" SOUNDS FROM THE 1950s, 1960s, AND 1970s!

WE ALSO FEATURE "RETRO-MERCIALS", MOVIE TRAILER CLIPS, AND "THRIFT- SHOP VINYL" SOUND BITES THAT ADD TO THE FUN, QUIRKY AMBIENCE!

AT THE LOUNGE, YOU'LL HEAR MARTIN DENNY, RAY CONNIFF, PERCY FAITH, JUAN GARCIA ESQUIVEL, LES BAXTER, JULIE LONDON, SERGIO MENDES, ARTHUR LYMAN, BERT KAEMPFERT, YMA SUMAC, ENNIO MORRICONE, BILLY MAY, AND MANY MORE OF THE TRUE "MASTERS OF LOUNGE", ALL FROM THE COLLECTION OF YOUR HOST, STEVE LAUGHERY!






    July 18, 2014 - Featuring Rosemary Clooney's take on "April in Paris"; "Habanero" by Tito Puente; "Unchained Melody" from Ray Conniff;  Keeely Smith's "It's Magic"; "For Dancers Only" by Les Elgart"; Jimmy Durante's moving rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You", and Andre Previn performing "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"!  PLUS!  LOTS of cuts from Ray Dennis Steckler's "mess-terpiece", "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo" (that's right - it's "a Boo Boo" ... not "and Boo Boo").  AND!  Allan Sherman gives us "Variations on How Dry I Am"!


   July 25, 2014 - Featuring Japanese Pop Superstars Pink Lady with a live rendition of their big hit "UFO"!  PLUS!  Ferrante & Teicher's "Smile"; "King's Serenade" by Webley Edwards; "Love Letters" covered by Lawrence Welk; David Carroll's "Play Fiddle, Play", and Nelson Riddle's cover of an old 1920's standard, "Diga Diga Doo"!  AND!  Three - count 'em! - THREE rare tracks from British radio comedy stars The Goons (featuring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers)  ... "My September Love", "Bluebottle Blues", and "Any Old Iron?"!


   August 1, 2014 - Featuring "That Old Black Magic" from Louis Prima and Keely Smith; Billy Vaughn's "Blue Hawaii"; Frank Chacksfield's cover of "Lullaby of Birdland"; "A Day in the Life of a Fool" by Eric Kloss; Juan Garcia Esquivel's "Estrellita"; Tito Puente with "Let's Go Cha Cha", and Sonny Lester's "Port Said"!  PLUS!  We'll hear "Sun Arise" from Rolf Harris; there will be some great moments in the history of food; and Allan Sherman shares some "Good Advice"!


   August 8, 2014 - Featuring Al Hirt's "Pink Confetti"; "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Arthur Lyman; Nancy Harrow insisting "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do"; "The Nearness of You" by Ferrante & Teicher; Kenyon Hopkins' "Lonely Train", and Bill Justis with "Stranger On the Shore"!  PLUS!  Mel Blanc tells us "There's a Hole In the Iron Curtain", and we'll all pick up some handy tips from Lonnie Don's School of Hollywood Sound Effects!