The International Lounge

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main, The MOST

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014

It’s cheesy… it’s corny…  it’s the International Lounge!

Today’s programme brings you a selection of primarily instrumental music, and primarily from the 1960s as we present a comfortable sojourn in … the International Lounge. In fact today we have some real gems from 1950s America, too, and some live performances from the KPM All Stars playing music by famous music library composers of the 1960s.

You’ll hear instrumental — and other — arrangements of well‐known tunes of the period, along with the best of popular production music and themes from the 60s. Most of the material is from the United Kingdom, the United States and occasionally mainland Europe: so at least it somewhat deserves the label “international”.

Today, of course, “lounge music” is terribly fashionably retro, and no longer consigned to the old vinyl bin in the charity shop under the heading “Easy Listening”. Instead, the old masters are being dusted off as we speak and reissued on compilation albums. In the US there is an enormous series of them, and you’ll hear some today; in the UK, we rely more on out‐of‐print production music library albums, although the remix artists are busy rediscovering things like the fab KPM “100 Series”. So tune in, sit back, let the bar‐tender bring you a gin and tonic with ice and lemon, and enjoy your stay in the International Lounge.


MOSTThen at 11am or 7pm Pacific Time, that’s 19:00 or 03:00 in the UK, tune in for this month’s edition of The MOST — Music from the Original Sound Tracks — the show with all the best movie and TV Music from the 50s, 60s and beyond. Today’s show includes pieces by Andre Previn, Hugo Montenegro, Marvin Hamlisch and more, with movies including The Untouchables, Lady In Cement and The April Fools, appropriately enough. Join Susannah for another unforgettable movie experience.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are tuning in from Canada or the United States, please click hereOtherwise, click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so.

Image courtesy of Hojusaram.


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