What better way to kick-off this new thread than with Arthur Lyman Taboo
on HiFi Records. My particular copy is a NM-/NM- original mono. I picked it up as a curiosity before the resurgent Bachelor Pad craze took off in the 90’s.
To keep this interesting and aligned with a certain kitsch associated with the genre I request posts focus on the post WW II mid-century styles and sounds. It does not necessarily need to be limited to music, and preferable steps beyond just posting album covers, as a well established thread exists for that purpose. So bring it on, anything from 1945 to 1969 is fair game, and a certain “tacky” aesthetic rules. Keep in mind this should be about guilty pleasures of a certain era.
As a youngster I would listen in on my parents discussing the rather exotic Trader Vic’s Tiki Bar within Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel. The Trader as it was commonly referred to had a long run in the lower level of the Palmer House, from 1957 to 2005. Fortunately I had more than several opportunities to give the Trader a go. My current favorite Tiki Bar, located within Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood is Lost Lake. Unfortunately Lost Lake recently closed with little fanfare.
Lost Lake Tiki Bar
Flipper, one of many sumptuous cocktails offered up.
A Little Background
Shaking things up and gyrating to Don Ho
I have some good friends who seek out tiki bars wherever they are in the world. There are a few websites that list them on a map which my friends use as guides.
I have this LP as my parents bought it in the Bahamas when they lived there. I absolutely love it, particularly the cheesy Chinese sounds. Seems I am not alone in this guilty pleasure!
As far as Chicago, with the closing of Lost Lake, Three Dots and a Dash - The Bamboo Room is IT. Make certain an Uber is arranged for the return to your accommodation.
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cerobo, welcome to Space Age Bachelor Pad. Feel free to share.
Yes! I have been to the Bamboo! One of my favs is the one in San Franciso in the basement of the Fairmont (which might not be a Fairmont anymore). It is classic
Boom! Italian Jazz Soundtracks at their Finest (1959 - 1969)]
OK, I kinda think this one fits in. I picked this record up not long ago but its buried somewhere in my LP rearranging, so digital will have to do. Not quite in the Don Ho realm, but smooth, suave, and cheesy as hell.
Part of the 1990’s Bachelor Pad Craze. Highly recommended in either vinyl or shiny disc.
Speaking of guilty pleasures:
New to me, I’m on the hunt!
I do prefer things that are offered up in pairs.
Now ya know, after all it’s all part of the thread theme!
This is credible music, SOLID! Boom! a 2022 Italian Soundtrack compilation.
This is truly awesome, and falls in with the thread theme, but offers up significantly more serious music. Note, Bill Evans on piano.
The pinnacle of the Bachelor Pad genre? Some may agree, but for me its just a wacky listen. Cocktails required.