People of Northwest Public Radio
Retro Cocktail Hour
Mon March 5, 2012
Cover Art From The "Space-Age"
From the late 1940s through the early '60s, the space race spawned a short-lived genre of "outer space exotica". Although the music on these records was often considerably less adventurous than the album covers promised, it's an fascinating mix of instrumental pop, electronic gadgetry, big band swing, movie music and garden variety elevator music. Here's a sampling of some memorable "space" records.
Click on the image gallery to see a sampling.
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