Friends of SoulRide

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Need help living a vintage life in the 21st Century? Here’s some places to check out!

Koop Kooper’s The Cocktail Nation: the hip spot for all things lounge, tiki and swank, “The Cocktail Nation” offers three radio shows every week bringing you the best lounge music of yesterday and today!

The “Mid-Century Advertising” Facebook group: celebrating the gorgeous advertisements and copy of the middle of the 20th century.

Vintage Advertising on Instagram: the IG home of the great ads of yesterday.

#TCMParty on Twitter: the most engaging live tweet gang in the Twitterverse.

The “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music” Facebook group: the best place on the web to see what the other cats and kittens are spinning.

Turner Classic Movies: the reason is obvious.

Poppity Talks Classic Film: an excellent blog celebrating classic film.

BAMF Style: a blog devoted to “iconic style from movies and TV”.

Ultra Swank: the number one place on the web for “retro adventures”.

Crooner Radio: maybe the best internet radio station playing the Great American Songbook.

Sirius XM satellite radio: where you can find many great channels offering vintage content including – ’50s on 5, ’60s on 6, Elvis Radio, Radio Classics, Soul Town, Siriusly Sinatra and 40’s Junction

TuneIn Radio: an excellent app that simply works like a radio. Many great vintage channels can be accessed through this app including –, Crooner Radio, Ràdio Bossa Nova, Hawaiian Rainbow, Conyers Old-Time Radio and maybe even your local station.

“Hollywood Remembered” @ridethepastlane: great historical content on a variety of topics from a very nice lady!

Silver Screen Classics: excellent “Category B” television channel. It is the Bulldog Drummond Escapes to TCM’s Casablanca.

Vintage Las Vegas: best place in the Twitterverse for vintage Vegas.

Adsausage: an almost indescribable reservoir of vintage print material. Pop Culture, Fashion, Film, Music, Vintage Design and Los Angeles History.

The “Classic Film and TV Corner” is an excellent site run by a lovely lass based in England. Head there to enjoy Maddy’s takes on a wide variety of movie and television topics.

Board The Mystery Train for definitive articles on the career of Elvis Presley. Ty’s blog takes deep looks at Presley’s music and films.

Trying to live the vintage life without Martin Turnbull’s Twitter account is futile. Check out @TurnbullMartin for amazing pics of Hollywood and Los Angeles of old.

A recent discovery for me is the Obscure Cinema website run by my man, Kurt Burgess. Like we do here at Vintage Leisure, Kurt specializes in Hollywood’s deep cuts. Dig him on Twitter, as well.

It is really hard to find proper easy listening radio stations. Luckily for me – and for you – I have found Humboldt 101. They play exactly what we retro-types want to hear in this idiom.

This may be a no-brainer but you cannot beat the team of Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database. These are the places to start when researching vintage media.

The DEC4 Podcast hosted by George Fairbrother takes deep dives into classic entertainment and culture. Often, George has me along for the ride. Head to his website for articles featuring tons of info and links to podcast episodes.

If you’d like to be added to this list or have a comment, shoot me an email at



  1. Hi Gary. I recently discovered SoulRide while listening to another recent discovery, Cocktail Nation. A friend who also appreciates the Lounge Music genre hipped me to it at a local record store we frequent. As an avid pop culture, record collector and mcm enthusiast over the last 40 or so years I welcome these added diversions. Keep up the great work. I hate “know-it-all’s” in general and know there is so much more out there to learn. I hope to learn much more and feel I already have due to your diligence and obvious passion for all things vintage. Peace. Steve.

    • Thanks, Steve, for your comment and welcome aboard! There is much vintage living to be gleaned from Kooper and myself. We can all have fun learning together – you’re right, there is lots out there to “get dug”. I’ll share all I discover – be sure to check out the new “UnEarthed” series.

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