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 4, 2014 - Featuring Mel Torme swinging his way through "The Games People Play"; Hugo Winterhalter's "Strange Music"; The Don Baker Trio with "Dansero"; "Let the Sunshine In" from Edmundo Ros; "Portofino #1" from Raymond Scott; Archie's Bleyer's "Mustafa", and The Packabeats with "The Theme from The Traitors"!  PLUS!  British Character Actor (and sometimes Novelty Vocalist) Bernard Cribbins sings about a "Hole In the Ground"; George Carlin brings us "News and The Hippy Dippy Weatherman" AND we'll hear Hudson & Landry's comedy classic, "Ajax Liquor Store"!


   July 11, 2014 - Featuring Count Basie's take on "From Russia With Love"; "Market place" by Eden Ahbez; The Sauter/Finnegan Orchestra's rendition of "Exactly Like You"; Korla Pandit's "Love Song of the Nile"; "Can't Get Used to Losing You" by Percy Faith, and The Ray Conniff Singers belting out "Hello, Dolly!"!  PLUS!  We'll hear two tracks from 1960s Japanese Pop Singer Linda Yamamoto ("Koi No Ban Ban" and "Komacchau Na").  AND!  The one and only Anna Russell reads us some "Poetry in the Cellar", and Rolf Harris sings "The Court of King Caracatus"!


   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?"!