Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Show 46: Cocktails anyone?

Believe it or not, this is Thrifting for Tunes 1 year anniversary on Luxuriamusic.com (though the show concept has actually been around a little longer, on and off, in one form or another, on The Lounge King Show in Montreal)!

What better way to celebrate than with a few cocktails, new background music (Adventures in Paradise by The Islanders), and a new album preview (Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights by Cherry Capri & The Martini Kings)!

Before getting into the serious exotic cocktails, let's start off with a few songs about simple straight up booze...

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Song 1 : : April and its Wine
Artist : : Sciltian Adams
Album : : Sciltian Adams

This record made its way 'round the sharity blogs some time back but no one seems to have any info on the artist. Good record though... great basslines, punchy horns and percussion.

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Song 2 : : Hot Sake
Artist : : Cal Tjader
Album : : Several Shades of Jade

I'm not a sake fan... just don't get it... but I do love this record! An exotic classic that is a departure from Tjader's usual latin sound and features music with more of a Far East influence, arranged by the great Lalo Schifrin.

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Song 3 : : After Six
Artist : : Lee Hazlewood
Album : : The Boots are Made For Walking - The Complete MGM Recordings

Good ol' Barton tries to trade anything and everything for a glass of any kind of booze he can get... the bartender ain't buying though. Lee sings this one on a great Swedish television special called "Love and Other Crimes." I'll play some excerpts from the show some time around Lee's birthday this summer.

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Well just look who's come up with a frothy new mix of songs about cocktails! Why it's Cherry Capri, who I'm sure you all know as an advice columnist, entertainer, artist, style diva, hostess, and all-around ultra modern living hostess! Cherry has teamed up with premiere cocktail band The Martini Kings to bring us Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights... we're pleased to feature a few tracks in the Mauna Loa Lounge today.

Song 4 : : Singapore Sling
Artist : : Cherry Capri and The Martini Kings
Album : : Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights

•1 1/2 ounce gin
•1/2 ounce Cherry Heering brandy
•1/4 ounce Cointreau
•1/4 ounce Benedictine
•4 ounces pineapple juice
•1/2 ounce lime juice
•1/3 ounce grenadine
•dash bitters

Shake with ice.
Strain into an ice filled collins glass.
Garnish with cherry and slice of pineapple.

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Song 5 : : Creamy Cocktail
Artist : : Cherry Capri and The Martini Kings
Album : : Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights

Can I get away with playing this creamy, steamy track...?

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Song 6 : : Tiny Bubbles
Artist : : Cherry Capri and The Martini Kings
Album : : Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights

Say goodbye to legendary King of Hawaiian Entertainment, Don Ho...

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