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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: April 24, 2013
On today’s show chose to continue our regular monthly natal celebrations with a show marking the birthdays of just some of the superblatistic musical artists who slipped onto this mortal coil during the apt month of April.
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1) “Potato Head Blues” from The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings collection, recorded in 1927 with Louis on Trumpet, our Birthday Celebrant Johnny Dodds on Clarinet, Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo, and Lil Armstrong or Earl Hines on Piano.
2) “Gimmie a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)” sung by our Birthday Girl Bessie Smith on the historical anthological recording: Reefer Madness – A Collection of Vintage Drug Songs, 1927-1945.
3) “Hi'ilawe-1947” and “Luau Hula” – The first composition we heard is credited variously to Sam Li`a Kalainaina, Sr., a Mrs. Kuakini & Martha K. Maui, and this version by our Birthday Boy Charles “Gabby” Pahninui recorded in 1947 when he was 26 is believed to be the very first recording of Hawaiian slack-key guitar. The second tune, Luau Hula, was written by Mary P. Robins and Johnny Noble, was recorded in 1972 for the LP titled simply: Gabby, and features Gabby on Vocal and Guitar, with Leland “Atta” Isaacs on Guitar and Manuel “Joe Gang” Kupahu on Bass.
4) “Diga Diga Doo,” composed by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh for the Broadway revue: Blackbirds of 1928, appearing in a version by our Birthday Boy from his self-titled collection: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
5) “If I Only Had a Brain,” composed for the 1939 movie: The Wizard of Oz by our Birthday Boy E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and his partner in tune Harold Arlen, taken from the collection: Kay Kyser – Best of the Big Bands, featuring Harry Babbitt on Vocal.
6) “I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good),” the song written by Ben Webster and April Birthday Celebrant Duke Ellington, waxed in 1946 by the singer Al Hibbler with our Birthday Boy Harry Carney's All-Stars, taken from the criminal compilation: Jazz Noire – Darktown Sleaze From the Mean Streets of 1940s L.A.
7) “Getting Some Fun Out of Life” performed by our Birthday Girl and appearing on her righteous retrospective: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 5: 1937-1938.Written for her by Joseph A. Burke and Edgar Leslie, this 1937 debut recording of the song features Claude Thornhill on Piano, Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Lester Young on Alto Sax and Walter Page on Bass.
8) “Mambozooka,” performed by Birthday Boy Tito Puente & His Orchestra from their 1961 LP: Dance Mania, Volume 2, featuring Birthday Celebrant Mongo Santamaria on Congas and Rafael Palau on Tenor Sax.
9) “The Middle of Love,” composed by Billie Wallington and Maurice Goodman sung and performed on Piano by our Birthday Girl Blossom Dearie on her 1957 LP: Give Him the Ooh-La-La, featuring Herb Ellis on Electric Guitar, Ray Brown on Bass and Jo Jones on Drums.
10) “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” composed by James F. Hanley for the 1934 Broadway revue: Thumbs Up and later sung by Judy Garland in the 1938 movie: Listen, Darling, from the 1950 album: Move recorded by the Red Norvo Trio, with Red on Vibes, Tal Farlow on Electric Guitar and Birthday Boy Charles Mingus on Bass.
11) “Angel Eyes,” written by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent for the 1953 Ida Lupino-Howard Duff movie: Jennifer, heard here in a 1958 LP: Book of Ballads, recorded by our Birthday Girl Carmen McRae and taken from the collection: The Complete Kapp Recordings, featuring Don Abney on Piano, Joe Benjamin on String Bass and Charles Smith on Drums.
12) “Serpent’s Tooth,” the Miles Davis composition from the 1958 LP: The Arrival of Victor Feldman, featuring our Birthday Boy Feldman on Vibes and Birthday Boys Scott La Faro on Bass and Stan Levey on Drums.
13) “For Every Man There's a Woman,” composed by our Birthday Boy Leo Robin and Harold Arlen for the 1948 Yvonne De Carlo-Tony Martin movie: Casbah, sung here by Peggy Lee and appearing on her The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection.
14) “That Old Black Magic” by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer for the 1942 movie: Star Spangled Rhythm, recorded in 1957 by the Clark Terry Quintet on the album: Serenade to a Bus Seat, featuring Terry on Trumpet, Birthday Celebrant Johnny Griffin on Tenor Sax, Wynton Kelly on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass and Philly Joe Jones on Drums.
15) The Rodgers and Hart song “The Lady Is a Tramp,” which was written for the 1937 Broadway musical: Babes in Arms, and was recorded here in 1951 by Rosemary Clooney and that appears on her reflective retrospective: Jazz Singer, including Birthday Boy Mundell Lowe on Electric Guitar, Stan Freeman on Piano and Terry Snider on Bass.
16) “007” the James Bond Movie Theme composed by John Barry and taken from our Birthday Boy’s anthemic anthology: The Essential Ray Barretto: A Man & His Music.
17) “Cotton Tail” from the1957 album dedicated to two of our Birthday Celebrants: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, featuring Paul Smith on Piano, Stuff Smith on Violin, Barney Kessel on Guitar, Ben Webster on Tenor Sax, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.