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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: February 27, 2013
On this week’s show we continued one of our regular monthly birthday celebrations by noting the natal inaugurations of just some of the fine musical artists who slipped onto this mortal coil during the fantabulous month of February.
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1) “Laughing Rag” recorded in 1928 by our Birthday Boy on Lap Steel Guitar and taken from the righteous retrospective: Roy Smeck Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele & Guitar – 1926-1949.
2) Birthday Boy Keola Beamer played his own composition “Au Kai” on slack key guitar from his 1995 album: Moe’uhane Kika – Tales From the Dream Guitar.
3) Birthday Boy and Takoma Park, Maryland, Favorite Son John Fahey performing “Hawaiian Two-Step” on his 1973 LP: After the Ball.
4) “Riverside Blues,” composed by Richard M. Jones and Tommy Dorsey and recorded in 1923 by King Oliver, taken from his collection of the same name, featuring Louis Armstrong on Cornet; our Birthday Celebrant Lil Hardin – who was Later Mrs. Armstrong -- on Piano, Bill Johnson on Banjo, Honore Dutry on Trombone, Johnny Dodd on Clarinet and Baby Dodds on Drums. (2:56) Past Perfect, 2001. TRACK 7
5) “St. Louis Blues,” the classic composition W.C. Handy took credit for, performed by our Birthday Boy from the historic collection, The Original James P. Johnson – 1942-1945 Piano Solos. (4:59) Smithsonian Folkways, 1994. TRACK 13
6) “Yours and Mine,” composed by Birthday Boy Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed for the 1937 movie: Broadway Melody of 1938 and taken here from the historic compilation: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 4: 1937, with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, including Teddy Wilson on Piano, Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax, Buster Bailey on Clarinet, Lester Young on Tenor Sax, Allan Reuss on Guitar, Artie Bernstein on String Bass and Cozy Cole on Drums.
7) “Inka Dinka Doo,” the signature tune by our Birthday Boy Jimmy Durante, taken from the CD Box Set: Music! Music! Music! For the Fun of It – Essential Collection.
8) “Says My Heart” by Red Norvo & His Orchestra featuring his wife and our Birthday Girl Mildred Bailey as the canary on this 1938 side, taken form the anthemic anthology: The Essence of Jazz Vocals.
9) “Get Happy,” the song composed by our Birthday Boy Harold Arlen & Ted Kohler for the 1930 Broadway musical: The Nine-Fifteen Revue, was sung by June Christy and the Kentones from her collection, June Time. This was recorded with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in 1945-47, when she was 20-22 years old, featuring Ray Wetzel on Trumpet & Eddie Safranski on Bass.
10) “Chatterbox,” written by Duke Ellington and our Birthday Boy Rex Stewart, who – in spite of what the announcer says -- solos on the Cornet instead of the Trumpet, was joined by Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax in this historic recording: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940.
11) “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” by our Birthday Celebrant Nancy Wilson came from the copacetic collection: Wild, Cool & Swingin’ Too/Ultra Lounge No. 15.
12) “Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You),” the 1930 song by Harry Ruby and our Birthday Boy Bert Kalmar, sung by Frank Sinatra on his 1960 LP: Nice 'N' Easy, with the Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Nelson Riddle.
13) “The Way You Look Tonight,” composed by Jerome Kerns & Dorothy Fields for the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Swing Time and performed here on our Birthday Boy’s self-titled 1952 recording: Stan Getz Plays, with Jimmy Raney on Electric Guitar; Duke Jordan on Piano; Bill Crow on Bass; and Frank Isola on Drums.
14) “Tain't What You Do,” the Sy Oliver composition sung by Ella Fitzgerald in 1939 when she was 22 years-old on the first known recording of her scatting, accompanied by our birthday boy, drummer Chick Webb, and his orchestra, which was the house band at the Savoy Ballroom. This radio recording was made just weeks before his death and comes from the CD: Standing Tall.
15) “Spanish Grease” by our Birthday Celebrant Willie Bobo from the insular anthology: Tommy Bahama Island Paradise, Volume 3.
16) “Body and Soul,” the 1930 song composed by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and Johnny Green, and performed here by our Birthday Boy Arthur Lyman on his 1959 LP: Leis of Jazz, with Alan Soares on Piano, John Kramer on Bass and Percussion, and Harold Chang on Drums and Percussion, recorded at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome in Honolulu.