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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: September 26, 2012
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On this show we continued to celebrate the birthdays of some of the fine musical artists who slid onto this mortal coil in the serendipitous month of September.
1) “Thought, I Heard Buddy Bolden Say,” composed by Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet sung by Morton on the CD: Sidney Bechet -- Perdido Street Blues, referring to birthday celebrant and jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, who is credited with helping create jazz but who was never recorded. Included on this 1939 recording were Mr. Bechet on Soprano Sax, Albert Nicholas on Clarinet, Sidney De Paris on Muted Trumpet and Claude Jones on Trombone.
2) “Ba Ba Ba La Boogie,” recorded in 1946 by Helen Humes and featured on the collection: Blue and Sentimental, featuring birthday boy Meade Lux Lewis on Piano, Wild Bill Moore and William Woodman on Tenor Saxes and Irving Ashby on Guitar.
3) “Sophisticated Hula,” composed by Sol K. Bright and recorded in the 1940s by singers June Leite and George Naope with birthday boy Joe Keawe's Harmony Hawaiians from the coconut collection: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume One – Hapa Haole Classics.
4) “Doin' Things,” taken from radio transcriptions recorded in 1934 by our birthday boy Joe Venuti on Violin accompanied by Frank Victor on Guitar, taken from the album: Joe Venuti – Performance.
5) “Twenty-Four Hours a Day,” the Arthur Swanstrom and James Hanley song taken from the anthology: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 1: 1933-1935, recorded in 1935 by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with birthday celebrant Chu Berry on Tenor Sax, Roy Eldridge on Trumpet, Teddy Wilson on Piano, Dave Barbour on Guitar, Benny Morton on Trombone, John Kirby on Bass, Cozy Cole on Drums, and of course Benny Goodman on Clarinet, who was having an affair with Lady Day at the time.
6) “How High the Moon,” composed by Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton for the 1940 Broadway revue: Two for the Show, featuring birthday boy Buddy Rich on Drums and Lionel Hampton on Vibes, taken from the CD: Art Tatum – Centennial Celebration and which originally appeared on the 1955 LP: The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 3.
7) “What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?” the 1947 recording of the song by Frank Loesser, with birthday boy Dick Haymes on Vocal and probably Paul Smith on Piano, taken from the collection: The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection).
8) “Mighty Like the Blues,” composed by our birthday boy, the noted Jazz critic and sometime pianist Leonard Feather, taken from the CD Box Set: Benny Carter – The Music Master, featuring Benny Carter on Trumpet and Clarinet, Coleman Hawkins on Tenor Sax and George Chisolm on Trombone, recorded in The Hague in 1937.
9) “Peter Tambourine” the 1939 performance by electronic music pioneer and our birthday boy Raymond Scott & His Quintette, taken from his anthemic anthology: The Music of Raymond Scott – Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights.
10) “Ra-Da-Da-Da” the 1942 recording featuring birthday celebrant Slam Stewart on Bass and joining Slim Gaillard on vocal duties, from Mr. Gaillard’s CD Box Set: Laughing in Rhythm.
11) “Slap That Bass,” composed by birthday boy George Gershwin for the 1937 Fred Astaire movie: Shall We Dance, from the Matt Catingub 1998 album: George Gershwin 100, featuring birthday boy Michael Feinstein on Vocal and Piano, and Ken Axt on Bass.
12) “In a Sentimental Mood,” Duke Ellington performing his composition on Piano in 1962 with John Coltrane on Tenor Sax, Aaron Bell on Bass and birthday boy Elvin Jones on Drums, from the collection: Very Best of John Coltrane.
13) “(In My) Solitude,” The 1934 song by Duke Ellington & Eddie DeLange’ sung by birthday girl Helen Merrill on her 1989 CD Music Makers, recorded in Paris, featuring Stephane Grappelli on Violin and Gordon Beck on PIano.
14) “Sometimes I'm Happy,” composed by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar for the 1927 Broadway musical: Hit the Deck, performed in 1950 by birthday celebrant Bud Powell on Piano, Curley Russell on Bass and Max Roach on Drums, from the album: Bud Powell -- Jazz Giant.
15) “Moanin’,” the Bobby Timmons tune with lyrics by birthday boy Jon Hendricks from the 1959 recording by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross included on the LP: Everybody’s Boppin’ featuring Harry “Sweets Edison on Trumpet; Guido Mahones on Piano; Charles Isaacs on Bass; and William Bolden and Jimmy Wormworth on Drums.
16) “How's Your Feelings” by birthday celebrant Chico Hamilton from his 2007 CD: Hamiltonia, including Matthew Garrison on Bass, Karolina Strassmayer on Flute and Cary DeNigris on Guitar.