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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: April 3, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the celerious and multifarious musical form known as the blues in all of its magnificatious manifestations.
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1) “Limehouse Blues,” the 1922 song written for Gertrude Lawrence by Douglas Furber and Philip Braham. Performed by Roy Smeck on Steel Guitar and taken from the CD Box Set: It’s Hotter in Hawaii.
2) “Has My Gal Been Here?” by Casey Bill Weldon on Vocal and Lap Steel Guitar, from the collection: Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon.
3) “Hula Blues,” The 1920 song by Johnny Noble & Sonny Cunha heard here in the 1934 recording by Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartet, from the CD Box Set: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand.
4) Owana Salazar ‘s version of “Hula Blues” from her album: Wahine Slack ‘N Steel, featuring her on vocal, slack key and steel guitars, and Joe Koko on Bass.
5) “Downhearted Blues,” composed by Alberta Hunter and taken from the historical anthology: Red Norvo Small Bands -- The Complete V-Disc Recordings, which were 12-inch 78s recorded and released by the military during World War II and which could hold up to six and a half minutes of music, compared to only three minutes for the usual 78. Featured here are Red Norvo on Vibes and his wife Mildred Bailey on Vocal, and Remo Palmieri or Tommy Kay on Guitar.
6) “Farewell Blues,” The 1922 song by Paul Mares, Leon Roppolo & Elmer Schoebel, recorded in 1938 in Paris by Benny Carter on Alto Sax, Alix Combelle on Tenor Sax, Bertie King on Clarinet and Django Reinhardt on Guitar, taken from the CD Box Set: Benny Carter – The Music Master.
7) “Scattin' the Blues,” performed by Les Primitifs du Futur on their 1999 CD: World Musette, including Daniel Huck on Vocal, Robert Crumb on Mandolin and Dominic Cravic on Slide Guitar.
8) “Jumpin’ on Sugar Hill” sung by Helen Humes on her 1947 recording: Blue and Sentimental, featuring Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Teddy Wilson on Piano, Rudy Williams on Tenor Sax and Scoville Browne on Clarinet.
9) “The Blues,” sung by its composer Mel Torme in 1947 and appearing in the collection ‘Round Midnight (1946-59).
10) “Jump Jive an' Wail,” the 1939 song based on a blues structure composed by Louis Prima, performed by his wife Keely Smith on her album: Swing, Swing, Swing, with backing vocals: Toni and Luanne Prima, Dennis Michaels and Pat Tuzzolino, accompanied by the Frankie Capp Orchestra, featuring Mr. Kapp on Drums, Joel Peskin on Tenor Sax and Andy Martin on Trombone.
11) “Going to Chicago Blues,” the 1941 performance by Count Basie & His Orchestra and appearing on the anthology: Swingin’ With Buck, featuring Jimmy Rushing on Vocal, Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Count Basie on Piano, and Lester Young and Buddy Tate on Tenor Sax, Count Basie on Piano.
12) “Invitation to the Blues,” sung by Annie Ross in 1959 and heard on the collection: Zoot Sims Meets Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, including Zoot Sims on Tenor Sax, Russ Freeman on Piano, Billy Bean on Electric Guitar, Monte Budwig on String Bass, and Mel Lewis on Drums. With Lyrics by Doris Fisher, the melody was composed by Arthur Gershwin, who was the stockbroker brother to George & Ira -- When his brothers introduced him he would say: “I’m the unknown Gershwin.”
13) “Hard-Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah),” the 1924 song composed by Milton Ager, Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow & Charles Bates, and sung by Stacey Kent on her CD: Breakfast on the Morning Tram, featuring her husband Jim Tomlinson on Tenor Sax, Graham Harvey on Piano, John Parricelli on Guitar, Dave Chamberlin on Bass and Matt Skelton on Drums.
14) “From the Projects to Paris,” Joe Louis Walker on unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar from his CD: Playin’ Dirty.