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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: October 24, 2012
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who slid onto this mortal coil in the oracular month of October,
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1) “Oh, Didn't He Ramble” composed by William C. Handy in the 1939 recording by our birthday celebrant Jelly Roll Morton, featuring Sidney Bechet On Soprano Sax & Albert Nicholas On Clarinet, taken from the collection: Sidney Bechet -- Perdido Street Blues.
2) “Sweet Marijuana Brown” the 1945 song by Barney Bigard from the academical anthology: Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947, featuring birthday boy Art Tatum on Piano, Joe Thomas on Vocal and Trombone, and Mr. Bigard on Clarinet.
3) “Practice Makes Perfect,” the 1940 recording from the album: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 8: 1939-1940, with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, featuring birthday boy Don Byas on the Tenor Sax solo, along with Roy Eldridge on Trumpet George Auld & Don Redman on Alto Saxes; Teddy Wilson on Piano, John Collins on Acoustic Guitar, Al Hall on Bass and Kenny Clarke on Drums.
4) “The Maharajah of Magador” the 1947 song by birthday boy Vaughn Monroe with vocal by Ziggy Talent from the CD Box Set: Music! Music! Music! For the Fun of It – Essential Collection.
5) “Continental,” composed by Con Conrad & Herb Magdison for the 1934 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: The Gay Divorcee, performed in 1949 by birthday boy Babs Gonzales from his collection: Real Crazy – A Proper Introduction to Babs Gonzales, featuring J.J. Johnson on Trombone; Art Pepper on Alto Sax; Herbie Steward on Tenor Sax and Wynton Kelly on Piano.
6) “Don’t Be That Way,” the Benny Goodman composition from our birthday girl’s 1956 LP: Anita O’Day Sings the Winners, featuring birthday boys Harry “Sweets” Edison on Trumpet and Barney Kessel on Guitar, along with Larry Bunker on Vibes, Joe Mondragon on Bass, Alvin Stoller on Drums.
7) The Ray Noble composition “Cherokee” recorded in 1953 by our birthday boys Clifford Brown on Trumpet and Art Blakey on Drums, accompanied by Gigi Gryce on Alto Sax, Charlie Rouse on Tenor Sax, John Lewis on Piano and Percy Heath on Bass, taken from the Clifford Brown Memorial Album.
8) “St. Thomas,” composed by our birthday celebrant Sonny Rollins performed here by Tenor Saxist George Young on his 1987 album: Burgundy, including Warren Bernhardt on Piano, Ron Carter on Bass and Al Foster on Drums.
9) “Route 66,” the composition by birthday boy Bobby Troup, made famous by Nat King Cole and sung here by Ann Hampton Callaway on her CD: Signature, backed by the New York Voices vocalese quartet, birthday celebrant Wynton Marsalis on Trumpet, Kenny Barron on Piano, Dan Block on Clarinet, Frank Wess on Alto Sax, Rodney Jones on Electric Guitar; Ben Wolfe on Bass, and Lewis Nash on Drums.
10) “Fawncy Meeting You,” the composition by our birthday boy Neil Hefti from Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra on the 1956 LP: Adventures in Sound [DISC 1], with Russ Freeman on Piano; Pete Candoli on Muted Trumpet, Dave Pell on Tenor Sax, Joe Mondragon on String Bass; and Shelley Manne on Drums.
11) “Monk Medley: Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser), Monkery’s The Blues (Blue Monk) & You Know Who (I Mean You)” all composed by our birthday celebrant Thelonious Sphere Monk and sung by Karrin Allyson on her album: Daydream, featuring Laura Caviani on Piano, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, Bob Bowman on Bass and Todd Strait on Drums.
12) “A Night in Tunisia,” composed by birthday boy Dizzy Gillespie from the collection: Eric Dolphy -- Complete Latin Jazz Sides, featuring the 1960 or ‘61 recording by The Latin Jazz Quintet including Dolphy on Flute and Alto Sax, Felipe Diaz on Vibes, Arthur Jenkins on Piano, Bobby Rodriguez on Bass, Tommy Lopez on Congas and Louie Ramirez on Timbales.
13) “El Cumbanchero” by birthday boy Bebo Valdes with the Sabor de Cuba Orchestra, from his Greatest Hits collection, recorded in Havana in 1960.
14) “Cao Cao Mani Picao,” the Jose Carbo-Menendez, sung by our birthday girl Celia Cruz accompanied by Tito Puente and his orchestra on the 1972 LP: Algo Especial Para Recordar (Something Special to Remember).