Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (1091)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a modern style living room with two chairs, a coffee table, and a large bookshelf in the back. Text reads Episode 1091 Space Age Bachelor Pad Music

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s a look at that style known as Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. It's the type of music that makes you feel like you’re really launching into the stratosphere, musically speaking. Not only that, it was the perfect tunes to shake your martini shaker to. It’s music that often has lots of bongos and other percussion, left-to-right and right-to-left ping-ponging action, and other tricks that made it sound like you were living in the future. We’ll hear from Bob Thompson, Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, Dean Elliott, Juan Garcia Esquivel, and many more.


Title Artist Album
Saturday Night on Saturn Les Baxter Space Escapade
Just For Kicks Bob Thompson Just For Kicks
Stumbling Leo Addeo The Music Goes 'Round And 'Round
Mimi The Chorus And Percussion Of Keith Textor Sounds Sensational!
If I Were a Bell Frankie Capp Percussion Group Frankly Percussion - Music By Frank Loesser
Whatchamacallit Esquivel Exploring New Sounds In Stereo
Caravan The Three Suns Movin' 'N' Groovin'
Lullaby of the Leaves Ray Martin & His Orchestra Dynamica
Kookie’s Mad Pad Edd “Kookie” Byrnes Kookie Star Of "77 Sunset Strip"
Twang Jack Costanzo Bottoms Up!
Something For Cat Henry Mancini Breakfast At Tiffany's (Music From The Motion Picture Score)
Love Is Oh So Easy MGM Studio Orchestra Bachelor In Paradise: Cocktail Classics From M-G-M Films
I Must Know Neal Hefti Sex And The Single Girl (Original Motion Picture Score)
Whistlin' Blues Jack Marshall Soundsville!
Whispering Henri Rene & His Orchestra Riot In Rhythm
Old Cape Cod The Randy Heller Percussionists Percussion Internacionale
Baubles, Bangles and Beads Dean Elliott Zounds! What Sounds!
Song of the Barefoot Contessa Marty Gold Stereo Action Goes Hollywood
Out of This World Bernie Green Futura