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The home of Thrift Shop Vinyl...
WELCOME 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!
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 - Featuring Edmundo Ros asking "Do You Like the Samba?"; Herb Jeffries' "Jamaica Lady"; "Kiss of Fire" from Tito Puente; "Dancing in the Dark" from Juan Garcia Esquivel; Arthur Greenslade's "Lonesome Cities"; Luther Henderson's rendition of "Secret Love", and Korla Pandit with "Misirlou"! PLUS! Four-in-a-row from an old Enoch Light LP (including "The Godfather Waltz" and "Theme from 'Shaft'"), and Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy describing an "Amphibious Assault"! AND! The gang from Monty Python continuously misidentify one-hit-wonder Clodagh "Jack in the Box" Rogers!
FEBRUARY 28, 2014 - Featuring plenty of Thrift Shop Vinyl, like "It's Not Unusual" and "What's New, Pussycat?" from The Living Brass; "Dearly Beloved" and "Make Believe" from Ted Heath; "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Manha de Carnival" by Guitars Unlimited; "Harbor Lights" and "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" by Guy Lombardo; "People" and "Funny Girl" from Andre Kostelanetz; and "Yellow Bird" and "Runaway" from Lawrence Welk! PLUS! Kay Thompson tells us all about little "Eloise"; Art Carney says "Sheesh! What a Grouch!", and John Carradine sings (?!) "Night Train to Mundo Fine"!
MARCH 7, 2014 - Featuring another of our popular "Beatles" sets - including "Lady Madonna" by Andre Kostelanetz, Shirley Bassey's rendition of "Something", and "I Should Have Known Better" by The Nutty Squirrels! PLUS! We'll hear Esquivel's "I Get a Kick Out of You"; "Adieu to the Night" by Paul Mauriat; Leroy Anderson's "The First Day of Spring", and Woody Herman's live recording of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady". AND! Be sure to listen for Stan Freberg's "The Great Pretender", Jonathan & Darlene's unique take on "I Am Woman", and Weird Al's brilliant parody of "La Bamba" called "Lasagna"!
MARCH 14, 2014 - Another "Cool Country" show! Featuring Lorne Greene singing "The Bonanza Theme" (yes, there are lyrics to The Bonanza Theme); "Rawhide" by Frankie Laine; Frank Chacksfield's cover of the Marty Robbins hit, "El Paso"; and Little Jimmy Boyd belting out "Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy"! PLUS! Four-in-a-row about testing atom bombs in "the old west", including Billy Hughes' "Atomic Sermon" and "Old Man Atom" by the Sons of the Pioneers! AND! Four-in-a-row for all our truck-driving buddies - including Johnny Dollar's "Big Rig Rollin' Man", and C. W. McCall's hilarious "Wolf Creek Pass"!