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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 22, 2012
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On this show we celebrate the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who slid onto this mortal coil in the auspicious month of August. Due to technical problems that occurred with the studio equipment this week, the program was slow getting started, so listen for some more birthday celebrations next week, too.
1) “Ka Loke Polena” by our August birthday girl Raiatea Helm from her CD: Sweet & Lovely.
2) “Waikiki” the 1946 song written and performed by birthday boy Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders on the anthology: Territorial Airwaves – Radio Hula . This song was composed by Cummings on a cold and foggy night in Lansing, Michigan, while he was on tour.
3) “Tight Like This” the 1929 recording from the album: The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, featuring Don Redman on the duet with our birthday boy Louis Armstrong and on Alto Sax, Fred Robinson on Trombone, Jimmy Strong on Clarinet, Earl Hines on Piano, Marcy Cara on Banjo and Zutty Singleton on Drums. Throughout his lifetime Mr. Armstrong told everyone his birthday was July 4 but in reality it was August 4, 1901.
4) “Bugle Call Rag,” The 1922 song by Jack Pettis, Billie Myers & Elmer Schoebel, from the collection: Red Norvo Small Bands -- The Complete V-Disc Recordings, featuring our birthday boy Charlie Shavers on Trumpet and Red Norvo on Vibes.
[These 12-inch, vinyl 78 rpm recordings were created for use by the military during World War II. This covered period when the musician’s union banned its members recording in a dispute over royalties with the record companies, and for most of these musicians these are the only recordings we have of them from this period. When 136 grooves per inch were used to produce these records, the 12-inch discs could hold up to six and a half minutes of music at a time when 78 rpm records would allow only a maximum of three minutes. As a result, this is one of the few records we have today of musicians from that era being able to stretch out and jam freely on a song.]
5) “I'm Pulling Through” the Irene Kitchings and Arthur Herzog song from the old Columbia Records anthology: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 8: 1939-1940, recorded in 1940 with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, featuring Mr. Wilson on Piano, Roy Eldridge on Trumpet, birthday boy Lester Young Freddie Green on Acoustic Guitar; Walter Page on String Bass; and J.C. Heard on Drums.
6) “Tea for Two,” composed by Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans for the 1925 Broadway musical: No, No Nanette, recorded at the 1944 Esquire Jazz Concert Jam Session at the Metropolitan Opera House, from the CD Box Set: Roy Eldridge -- Little Trumpet Jazz Giant, featuring birthday boy Jack Teagarden on Trombone, Lionel Hampton on Vibes and Art Tatum on Piano.
7) “Boogie Woogie” from birthday celebrant Jimmy Rushing’s Vanguard Visionaries album, unfortunately lacking any additional information but probably with the orchestra of another one of our birthday honorees, Count Basie.
8) “This Is Always,” the 1944 song by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren from birthday boy Al Hibbler’s 1951 LP: After the Lights Go Down Low, with The Jimmy Mundy Orchestra featuring Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax.
9) Suburban Eyes” the song composed by birthday boy Ike Quebec from the CD: Thelonious Monk -- Genius of Modern Music, Volume One, including Idrees Sulieman on Trumpet, Danny Quebec West on Alto Sax, Billy Smith on Tenor Sax, Gene Ramey on Bass and Art Blakey on Drums, recorded in 1947 at the WOR Radio Studios in New York City.
10) “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” from the 1956 Loerner and Loewe musical: My Fair Lady, performed by birthday boys Tony Bennett and Count Basie and his Orchestra, featured on the anthemic anthology: In the Mood for Love.
11) “Swingin at the Daisy Chain” also featuring Count Basie & His Orchestra and fellow birthday celebrant Lester Young on Tenor Sax recorded in 1937 and appearing on the collection: Buck Clayton -- Swingin’ With Buck.
12) “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” the Cole Porter tune from the 1936 MGM movie musical: Born to Dance, performed live in Los Angeles in 1954 by our birthday girl Dinah Washington from her Compact Jazz collection, featuring Max Roach on Drums, Junior Mance on Piano, and the trumpets of Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson and Clifford Brown.
13) “Lotus Blossom,” composed and performed by the Trumpeter and August birthday celebrant Kenny Dorham from his 1959 LP: Quiet Kenny, including Tommy Flanagan on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass and Arthur Taylor on Drums. Recorded in 1959. (4:36) Prestige, 2008. TRACK 1
14) “Kukuna O Ka La (Rays of the Sun),” from the CD: In the Saddle, featuring Bob Brozman on Steel Guitar and birthday boy Ledward Kaapana on 12-String Slack Key Guitar.