Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Tropical Treasures (1017)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a tropical landscape. There's an image of a palm tree on the left and a portrait of a woman with long hair with flowers a the top of her head. Text reads Episode 1017 Tropical Treasures

"Tropical Treasures" is the theme of this week's show, featuring all sorts of musical escapism most focused on the lounge genre known as exotica. It was a musical style popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was a way for folks in cities and suburbs to escape the harsh and drab urban jungle and live out their fantasies of lush and colorful tropical paradises. We'll hear from Arthur Lyman, Robert Drasnin, Jeri Southern, Eden Ahbez and many more.


Title Artist Album
Friendly Island Ethel Azama Exotic Dreams – Martin Denny Presents The Enticing Voice Of Ethel Azama
Quiet Village Martin Denny Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny
Paradise Isle Bill & Jean Bradway A Perfect Day: Gospel Hawaiianaires
Magic Island Arthur Lyman Group The Legend Of Pele
Jungle River Boat Les Baxter Ritual Of The Savage (Le Sacre Du Sauvage)
On a Tropical Island Anna Valentino 45 Single
Warm Night Wind Robert Drasnin Voodoo Exotic Music From Polynesia And The Far East
An Occasional Man Jeri Southern 45 Single
Return to Paradise John Evans Exotic Percussion And Brilliant Brass
Easter Isle Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra Sea Of Dreams
Kon-tiki The Islanders The Enchanted Sound Of The Islanders
Lotus Land Axel Stordahl Jasmine & Jade
Ebb Tide 101 Strings Romantic Songs Of The Sea
Castaway Paul Page Castaway
The Old Boat Eden Ahbez Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle)
Soft Green Seas Warren Barker Hawaiian Eye
Harbor Lights Sammy Kaye 7" Single