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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: December 5, 2012
On this week’s show we continued with one of our regular monthly celebrations of the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who slipped onto this mortal coil during the decidedly undeciduous month of December.
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1) “Too Late,” the 1929 recording by our Birthday Boy Joseph “King” Oliver & His Orchestra from The Complete Victor Recordings, Volume 1 – Call of the Freaks, featuring the king on Trumpet.
2) “I Like Music (With a Swing Like That)” from the CD Box Set for our Birthday Celebrant titled: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2.
3) “They Can't Take That Away From Me” composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother, Birthday Boy Ira Gershwin for the 1937 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Shall We Dance, taken from The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 4: 1937, including Teddy Wilson on Piano, Eddie Tompkins on Trumpet (killed during WWII); Buster Bailey on Clarinet; Joe Thomas on Tenor Sax; Carmen Mastren on Guitar; John Kirby on String Bass; and Alphonse Steele on Drums. Holiday was signed to Columbia records by another of our Birthday Celebrants, John Hammond.
4) “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing),” the song composed by Birthday Boy Louis Prima from the self-titled collection by another of our Birthday Celebrants, Fletcher Henderson -- Jazz After Hours, with the vocal by someone only called “Georgia Boy.”
5) “Tchaikovsky,” sung by Danny Kaye and composed by Kurt Weill and our Birthday Boy Ira Gershwin for the 1941 Broadway show: Lady in the Dark, taken from Music! Music! Music! For the Fun of It – The Essential Collection.
6) “Rosetta,” the 1933 song composed by Birthday Celebrant Earl “Fatha” Hines with lyrics by Henri Woode, recorded in 1945 by Anita O’Day with the Nat King Cole Trio, including Nat King Cole on Piano, Oscar Moore on Electric Guitar; and Johnny Miller on Bass, taken from the CD Box Set: Young Anita.
7) “Harlem Nocturne,” the 1939 song by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers waxed in 1964 by our birthday celebrant’s self-named Spike Jones New Band, taken from the anthemic anthology: Ultra Lounge: The Crime Scene – Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes.
8) “Crazy He Calls Me,” the song by Bob Russell and Carl Sigman in a 1949 recording arranged and conducted by Birthday Boy Pete Rugolo from the collection: Peggy Lee -- The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection.
9) “This Love of Mine,” composed by our Birthday Boy Frank Sinatra and Henry W. Sanicol, sung by Sinatra’s friend Keely Smith, taken from her CD: Keely Sings Sinatra, arranged and conducted by Billy May.
10) “A Fine Romance” performed by Carmen McRae and our Birthday Celebrant Sammy Davis Jr. with the Jack Pleis Orchestra from their 1957 LP: Boy Meets Girl, taken from the collection: Carmen McRae/Setting Standards. The song was originally written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie, Swing Time.
11) “The Very Thought of You,” the 1934 song composed by our Birthday Boy Ray Noble sung by Birthday Celebrant Frank Sinatra on his 1962 LP: Great Songs From Great Britain arranged and conducted by Frank Farnon.
12) “Answering Machine,” the Rupert Holmes song by Blossom Dearie on her album: Our Favorite Songs, backed by Birthday Boys Bob Dorough and Jay Leonhart on Bass, along with Jay Berlinger on Electric Guitar and Grady Tate on Drums.
13) “Long Ago (and Far Away)” composed by Jerome Kern and Birthday Boy Ira Gershwin for the 1944 Movie: Cover Girl, taken from the 1955 recording included in the collection: The Best of Chet Baker Sings, featuring our Birthday Celebrant Chet Baker on Vocals and Trumpet, Russ Freeman on Piano; Carson Smith on Bass and Bob Neel on Drums.
14) “Somewhere” the classic composed by Leonard Bernstein for the 1957 Broadway musical and 1961 movie: West Side Story, performed by Birthday Boy Dave Brubeck on his album: Love Songs, featuring Paul Desmond on Alto Sax; Eugene Wright on String Bass and Joe Morello on Drums.
15) “I've Got the World on a String,” written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Revue: Cotton Club Parade sung by Birthday Celebrant Ann Hampton Callaway on her self-titled 1992 CD, featuring Birthday Boy Kenny Washington on Drums, along with Chip Jackson on Bass, Cecil Bridgewater on Trumpet and Jerry Dodgion on Alto Sax.