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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: January 16, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the scintilacious musical stylings of some of the greatest arrangers who made Tiki lounges of past years ring with righteous ruminitive tunesmithing. Too often ignored and forgotten, many of those who appreciate their actualized accomplishments believe they deserve full credit as co-composers in their own right.
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1) “I Got Rhythm,” the George and Ira Gershwin song from the 1930 movie: Girl Crazy, featuring arranger and conductor Matt Catingub on Vocal and Alto Sax, taken from his album: George Gershwin 100. Tikiphiles also are well acquainted with Mr. Catingub as the titular leader of Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack.
2) “I Remember You,” composed by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer, from the 1942 movie: The Fleet’s In, sung by Amy Hanaiali’i on her CD: Aumakua Hawaii, the Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawaii.
3) “Too Darn Hot,” by Cole Porter for the 1948 Broadway Musical: Kiss Me Kate, taken from the 1960 LP: Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley, arranged by Marty Paich, with Art Pepper on Alto Sax.
4) “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory,” composed by Mary Lou Williams, who also was famed as an arranger for Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and others, heard on the 1958 LP: Anita O’Day Sings the Winners, arranged and conducted by Russell Garcia & His Orchestra, including Bud Shank on Sax and Mel Lewis on Drums.
5) “Roll 'Em,” composed and performed on piano by Mary Lou Williams from her 1977 recording: Live at the Keystone Korner, in San Francisco, originally composed and arranged for Benny Goodman, this version featuring Larry Gates on Bass, and Eddie Marshall on Drums.
6) “You Go to My Head,” the 1938 song composed by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, which was first recorded by Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson, heard here from the 1961 Frank Sinatra LP: Nice 'N' Easy, arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.
7) “Naked City Theme,” composed by Billy May and Milt Raskin for the television series, in this version arranged, conducted and performed in 1962 by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra, and taken from the colorful collection: TV Town – Prime-Time Tunes From the Tube/Ultra Lounge No. 13.
8) Charlie Parker’s “Yardbird Suite” recorded in 1956 by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra from his LP: Adventures in Rhythm, featuring Bud Shank on Alto Sax, Dave Pell on Tenor Sax and Bob Cooper (June Christy’s Husband) on Oboe, with Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.
9) “How High The Moon,” the composition by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton for the 1940 Broadway Revue: Two for the Show, recorded in 1959 from the anthology: Spotlight On June Christy, with the band arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo.
10) “Two of a Kind” composed and sung by Johnny Mercer and Bobby Darin arranged and conducted by Billy May and His Orchestra, recorded in 1960 and appearing on the TV show soundtrack: Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer "The Dream's on Me" – A Celebration of His Music.
11) “Until The Real Thing Comes Along,” the 1936 song by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin & L.E. Freeman sung by Keely Smith on her CD: Keely Sings Sinatra, arranged and conducted by Billy May, recorded in the mid-‘90s, when she was in her sixties and before Sinatra’s death in 1998.
12) The 1941 song by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, “That Old Black Magic,” from the 1956 LP: Russell Garcia’s Wigville Band, featuring Peggy Connelly on Vocal, Charlie Mariano on Alto Sax, Max Bennett on Bass and Stan Levey on Drums.
13) “Portrait of Wellman Braud,” composed, arranged and conducted by Duke Ellington from his 1970 recording: New Orleans Suite. This song named after a former bassist for Ellington in the Twenties and Thirties, features Ellington on Piano, Cootie Williams on Trumpet, Harold Ashby on Baritone Clarinet, Russell Procope on Alto Sax and Joe Benjamin on Bass.
14) “Take the ‘A’ Train,” the classic Billy Strayhorn composition from the 1957 LP: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, including Ellington on Piano with the outstanding lineup of Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker and Dizzy Gillespie trading trumpet solos.