A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge
Panda’s Musical Journey

Panda’s Musical Journey

July 15, 2018

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com.

In this episode I'll talk story with Kim Plyler, author of the podcast and forthcoming book Master Your Story, and we'll listen to my musical journey of discovery, which began with The Beatles and wound its way through classical, blues, and all points in between, finally arriving in the land of Tiki.

The Beatles: Taxman

The Doors: Break On Through

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Run-DMC: My Adidas

Vince Guaraldi Trio: O Tannenbaum

Scott Joplin: Solace

Johnny Cash: Sunday Morning Coming Down

Frank Sinatra: Love And Marriage

Dr. John: Didn't He Ramble

The Ventures: Perfidia

Combustible Edison: Cadillac

Les Baxter: Quiet Village

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World

If you'd like to hear the full playlist, check out my 8tracks station and tune to Panda's Musical Journey:

https://8tracks.com/a-panda-s-tiki-lounge/panda-s-musical-journey

 

A. Panda’s Christmas Lounge

A. Panda’s Christmas Lounge

December 4, 2016

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com. Finally, please check out my web radio station: 8tracks.com/a-panda-s-tiki-lounge.

In this episode I'll explore Christmas music inspired by the tunes I like to listen to in the Tiki Lounge. This is a mix of classic and contemporary lounge crooners, jazzy numbers, surf and Tiki tunes, and some straight-up Christmas classics. Throw in some cool SHAG art and a cup of egg nog and you're ready to enjoy the holidays in Mid-Century Modern style!

Los Straitjackets: The Little Drummer Boy

King Kukulele and The Friki Tikis: Christmas Luau

Dean Martin: Baby It's Cold Outside

Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass: Jingle Bells

Leon Redbone: Winter Wonderland

Andrews Sisters with The Guy Lombardo Orchestra: Christmas Island

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Carolina Christmas

Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas

Tony Bennett: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Christmas Is Coming

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

The Ventures: White Christmas

Ray Charles: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Harry Connick, Jr.: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Chris Isaak: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Los Straitjackets: Christmas in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

The Yuletide Lounge Band: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

King Kukulele and The Friki Tikis: Mele Kalikimaka

 

Panda’s Disney Tiki Life

Panda’s Disney Tiki Life

March 18, 2016

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com.

In this episode I'll chat with Disney Master Artist Kevin-John about his amazing Disney and Tiki art, and we'll listen to music featured at Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room and Walt Disney World's Polynesian Village Resort. Aloha!

In The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

Roland Cazimero: Hukilau

Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing

The Pahinui Brothers: Kowali

Chants et Danses de Tahiti: Hotu Are'a

Herb Ohta-San: South Sea Island Magic

Hawaiian War Chant

The Maile Serenaders: Kananaka

Heigh Ho



A. Panda’s Space-Age Bachelor Pad

A. Panda’s Space-Age Bachelor Pad

October 10, 2015

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com.

In this episode I'll strip it down to focus on the music from my latest compilation disc, A. Panda's Space-Age Bachelor Pad. Adventure. Mystery. Romance. These are the themes we'll explore with music from the past and the present, featuring performers of Lounge, Exotica, Surf, Hapa Haole, and of course, Space-Age Bachelor Pad music. I hope you enjoy the ride. Aloha!

The Left Arm of Buddha: Jungle Tiger

Combustible Edison: Call of the Space Siren

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: Tijuana Taxi

Diana Krall: The Look of Love

Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods: Sabotagia

Esquivel: Harlem Nocturne

Bob Romeo His Flute and The Jungle Sextet: Jungle Fantasy

Gold Dust Lounge: Ensenada

Martini Kings: Lost in Paradise

Henry Mancini: Peter Gunn

Roxy Music: Avalon

Los Straitjackets: Sardinian Holiday

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited: Girl from Acapulco

Clouseaux: Krakatoa

The Tikiyaki Orchestra: Kono's Revenge

Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch: Audrey's Dance

Ixtahuele: Dengue Fever

Jessica Paré: Zou Bisou Bisou

Captain Cliff and The Shrimp Shack Shooters: Wildwood Weekend

Five-Eaux: Yellowbird

Panda’s Tasty Jambalaya

Panda’s Tasty Jambalaya

January 14, 2015

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com.

In this episode I'll explore the connection between New Orleans and Tiki, chat with Tiki drink expert Jeff Beachbum Berry from his new restaurant and Tiki bar in New Orleans, and play some tunes from my second-ever mix CD, Panda's Tasty Jambalaya. Mahalo!

Rebirth Brass Band: Feel Like Funkin' It Up
Professor Longhair: Big Chief
Beausoleil: Valse Bébé
Clifton Chenier: I'm The Zydeco Man
Irma Thomas: The New Rules
Al Hirt: When The Saints Go Marching In
Lonnie Brooks: Christmas on The Bayou
Marcia Ball: Don't You Know I Love You
Dr. John: Goin' Back to New Orleans
Panda’s Kon Tiki

Panda’s Kon Tiki

September 20, 2014

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com.

In this episode I'll chat with Beth Lennon a/k/a Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap, talk about Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition and how it inspired me to understand my own Tiki journey, and play some tunes from my most recent Surf/Exotica mix CD, Panda's Kon Tiki. Mahalo!

The Ventures: Wipe Out
Great White Caps: Gleaming The Tube
Satan's Pilgrims: Small Craft Advisory
The Shadows: Kon Tiki
The Coffin Daggers: Shark Attack
Martin Denny: Island of Dreams
The Halibuts: Noodles
Los Straitjackets: Low Tide
Arthur Lyman: Fire Down Below
Paul Page: Cast Away
The Galaxy Trio: Another Odd Job
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica: Lonesome Aku of Alewife

Panda’s Swinging Cocktail Hour

Panda’s Swinging Cocktail Hour

August 20, 2014

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com


In this episode we'll introduce a new theme song, chat with international lounge lothario Koop Kooper, talk about the origins of A. Panda's Tiki Lounge, and play some tunes from my first-ever mix CD, Panda's Swinging Cocktail Hour. Mahalo!

The Reverend Horton Heat: It's Martini Time
Miss Ann-Margret: Thirteen Men
Arthur Lyman: The Shadow of Your Smile
Reel Big Fish: Beer
The Love Dogs: Drink Up, Drink Up
Red Elvises: Here I Am In Hollywood
G. Love and Special Sauce: Cold Beverage
Brian Setzer Orchestra: Straight Up
UB40: Red Red Wine
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)

Welcome to A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge

Welcome to A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge

March 9, 2014

Aloha from the Tiki Lounge! I'm your host, Andy Panda, and I'm going to take you on a voyage to a faraway place and time - a voyage to the land of Tiki. While you're along for the ride, I hope you'll stop on the way and like my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/A-Pandas-Tiki-Lounge. You can also read all about it in my companion blog: apandatikiblog.wordpress.com

In this episode, we'll talk Tiki 101, introduce you to the A. Panda's Tiki Lounge Galaxy of Sound, and play a bunch of tunes from the 5 genres of Tiki music: Surf, Exotica, Lounge, Hawai'ian, and Space-Age Bachelor Pad. Mahalo!  
Esquivel: Sentimental Journey
Martin Denny: Misirlou
The Halibuts: Hammerhead
Martini Kings: Lost in Paradise
Jerry Byrd: Pearly Shells (Pupu O Ewa)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66: Mais Que Nada
Arthur Lyman: Pele
Los Straitjackets: Jet Set
Tony Bennett: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Chants et Danses de Tahiti: Mai Te Hoe Po Avae
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica: Mini Skirt
The Left Arm of Buddha: Jungle Tiger
The Intoxicators!: Hotline
Cherry Poppin' Daddies: Come Back to Me
Don Ho: Hawaii Five-O / Quiet Village Medley