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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: January 30, 2013
On this week’s show we contumely and confidently continuated our regular monthly celebrations of the birthdays of some of the fine musical artists who slipped onto this mortal coil during the judicious month of January.
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1) “Vana Vana (Tingling in Tahitian)” the 1936 recording by Birthday Boy Andy Iona & The Islanders from the copious collection: Hawaiians in Hollywood – Smooth, Sweet & Swinging – 1934-36, featuring Mr. Iona on the Ukulele, Danny Stewart on the Rickenbacker Frying Pan Six-String Electric Lap Steel Guitar, Allen Kila on Guitar and Sam Koki on Bass.
2) “Blue Hawaii,” written by Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Big Crosby Movie: Waikiki Wedding, recorded in 1937 by the British singer and Birthday Celebrant Al Bowlly and taken from the bodacious bundle: Broadway’s Gone Hawaii.
3) “Hilo March,” the composition by Henri Berger, the Royal Bandmaster of the Kingdom of Hawaii, was loaned to King Kamehameha V by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany, recorded in 1936 on wire recorder in the Metronome Music Store in Honolulu by our Birthday Boy Bill Tapia and which appears on his auspicious album, Duke of Uke, including Eddie Souza on String Bass & William Jay on Guitar.
4) “(This Is) My Last Affair,” the Haven A. Johnson song from The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 3: 1936-37, including Teddy Wilson on Piano, Cecil Scott on Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Sax; Prince Robinson on Tenor Sax; Jimmy McLin on Guitar; John Kirby on String Bass; Cozy Cole on Drums and Birthday Celebrant Henry “Red” Allen on Trumpet.
5) The Duke Ellington song “Old Man Blues” recorded in 1940 by clarinetist Sidney Bechet and appearing on his anthology: Perdido Street Blues, with Sidney De Paris on Trumpet, Bernard Addison on Guitar and Birthday Boy Big Sid Catlett on Drums.
6) “It Had to Be You,” the 1924 song by Birthday Boy Isham Jones & Gus Kahn, performed by Birthday Boy Django Reinhardt in the late 1940s appearing on his conscientious collection: Only the Best. And, yes, that is an electric guitar he is playing, which was unusual for him.
7) “Caravan,” the famed composition by Birthday Boy Juan Tizol and his bandleader Duke Ellington in the 1947 recording that appears on The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection). Les Paul said Django Reinhardt strongly influenced his playing.
8) “Nuages,” the Django Reinhardt song composed in 1940 and found inspiring by the French during Nazi occupation, performed here by Birthday Boy and Alto Sax Master Paul Desmond on his 1974 LP: Pure Desmond, featuring Ed Bickert on Electric Guitar, Ron Carter on Bass and Connie Kay on Drums.
9) “Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere” sung in 1950 by Lee Wiley on her album: What Is Love? including Joe Bushkin & His Swinging Strings with Birthday Celebrant Bobby Hackett on Cornet and the bumptious Mr. Bushkin on Piano.
10) “One O'Clock Jump,” the notable composition by Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, Jon Hendricks and January Birthday Notable Hot Lips Page, recorded by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross for their 1955 LP: Sing a Song of Basie.
11) “(I'm) Travelin' Light,” the song by Birthday Boy Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy and Johnny Mercer sung by Al Hibbler on his 1951 LP: After the Lights Go Down Low, with The Billy Taylor Orchestra, including Billy Taylor on Piano; Taft Jordan on Trumpet; Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax, Tyree Glenn on Trombone, Junior Raglan on Bass and Sonny Greer on Drums.
12) The Johnny Miller song: “Stop! The Red Light's On” sung by Anita O’Day in 1941 and featured on the choleric collection: Young Anita, with Birthday Boy and drummer Gene Krupa and His Orchestra featuring Birthday Celebrant Roy Eldridge on Trumpet.
13) “Chiu Chiu,” sung by Birthday Honoree Lina Romay in 1944 and appearing on the anthology of our Birthday Boy, A Proper Introduction to Xavier Cugat -- Say “Si Si.” 2004.
14) “Rumba En Swing,” composed by our Birthday Celebrant Chano Pozo and recorded in 1947 by Machito and His Afro-Cubans, appearing on the bodacious Box Set: Ritmo Caliente, featuring Mr. Pozo on Congas, Tito Rodriguez on Vocal, Mario Bauza on Trumpet, Carlos Vidal on Congas, Ubaido Nieto on Timbales and Jose Mangal on Bongo Drums.
15) “Maika,” composed by Birthday Boy Milt Raskin and appearing on the scintillacious CD: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Presents Third River Rangoon, with band leader Brian O’Neill (Mr. Ho), on Vibes, Geni Skendo on Flute, Jason Davis on Bass; and Noriko Terada on Percussion.
16) “Photograph (Fotografia)” from the landmark 1981 LP: Ella abraca Jobim – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook, in honor of both the Brazilian composer and Birthday boy Joe Pass on Electric Guitar who were both born in January. This performance also features Clark Terry on Trumpet and Paulinho da Costa on Percussion with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Erich Bulling.