Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Saturdays at 11pm & Sundays at 10pm on WILL-FM

The show, simply put, is a celebration of the golden age of the hi-fi and beyond! It's American popular music from the 1950s and 1960s with a few modern numbers thrown in for good measure.

Atomic Age Cocktail Party (1020) Bossa Nova Heat

On the program this week, we're feeling the bossa nova heat! We have lots of tunes from the greats like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz & João Gilberto, and Walter Wanderley. Plus many other who were part of the bossa nova craze.

Atomic Age Cocktail Party (1019) TV Time

This time around, we’re enjoying a little TV Time. It's great television themes from the Atomic Age. We’ll visit detective shows like Peter Gunn, The M Squad, and Perry Mason, plus spy shows, and a few other surprises.

Atomic Age Cocktail Party (1018) Crooners

We're all about crooners this time on the program. A look at some of our favorite male singers of the lounge era. We'll hear from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Tormé, Vic Damone, Nat King Cole, and more.

Atomic Age Cocktail Party (1016) Cole Porter

We're putting the spotlight on the songs of Cole Porter this time on the program. In particular, a look at how hi-fi artists interpretated his music. We hear from Bob Thompson and His Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, David Rose, and even Stan Freberg.

Atomic Age Cocktail Party (1008) Mambo Mania

This time on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it's Mambo Mania! We look at the mambo craze of the 1950s. We start with the mambo kings of the era and then work our way to some of the stranger mambo records that came out.

Announcing The Atomic Age Cocktail Party

The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, simply put, is a celebration of the golden age of the hi-fi and beyond! Premiering January 1, 2021, each hour-long show will be a mix of vocal and instrumental music and will be loosely focused around a theme.

About the host

Atomic Age Cocktail Party host, Jason Croft, holds a martini in one hand and a record under the other arm, while wearing a fez and a smoking jacket in this retro-style illustration.

Jason Croft has been collecting, enjoying, and programming lounge, easy-listening, and other music of the Atomic Age for over two decades. Now he is sharing this genre with you every Saturday and Sunday night with the Atomic Age Cocktail Party on WILL-FM. When he’s not knee-deep in his record collection, he’s the Technical Director for The 21st, local host for Here and Now, and one of the voices of AM580 on the weekends.

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