COCKTAIL NATION 2: THE INTERVIEWS (paperback)
The Daddy-O of the Radi-O is back! Koop Kooper, the host of The Cocktail Nation radio show, writer, and voiceover artist known around Sydney, Australia as a hipster, steps up to the plate once again with Cocktail Nation: The Interviews (the sequel to Cocktail Nation).
From the Sydney Penthouse, the Lounge Lothario has been working overtime putting in the long distance calls across the globe to find you the craziest cats of the retro scene along with the legends who cohabit the swank universe that is the “Cocktail Nation.” In this edition, the Lounge Leader talks magazines with Tiki Magazine founding father Nick Camara; art with El Gato Gomez; torch singing with Laurie Allyn; Yma Sumac with Nicholas Limansky, hand-made fedoras with John Penman, and, most importantly, he explores the beginning of the scene with the rediscovery of the one and only Esquivel. The archaeological dig is dug with Kooper discovering a canary by the name of Laurie Allyn, who missed her initial fame train by seconds, but now her name is on the lips of hepcats across the globe! The Legends keep coming with manager to the stars Morris Diamond, Dean Martin Show producer Lee Hale, and the Keeper of the Flame on the Big Island, Jimmy Borges, all adding to another jam-packed panorama of all things Lounge, Created by the swank meister of über cool himself, Koop Kooper.