The International Lounge

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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