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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: June 19, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated exotica and pop music of a Middle Eastern mien and manner.
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1) “Imam (A Mohammedan Serenade)” composed by Nathaniel D. Mann in 1912 and recorded by the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra on their 1975 album: From New Orleans to Constantinople – On the S.S. Leviathan.
2) “The Sheik of Araby,” the 1921 song by Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler and Ted Snyder featured on the recording: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940, featuring the Duke on Piano and Ray Nance on Trumpet, Harry Carney on Baritone Sax and Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax.
3) “Come to Baghdad,” the 1940s radio performance by Danny Kaye from the historic anthology: Kid From Brooklyn.
4) “Cleopatra Rumba (Desert Dance)” written by Roger King Mozian and recorded in 1948 or 1949 by Machito and His Afro-Cubans and appearing on their buoyant box set: Ritmo Caliente, including Mario Bauza on Oboe, Luis Miranda on Congas, Ubaldo Nieto on Timbales and Jose Mangal on Bongos.
5) “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” performed by The Four Lads and appearing on the comedic compilation: Music! Music! Music! For the Fun of It – Essential Collection.
6) “Oracion De Rumba” by Joe Loco from his 1960 LP: Loco Motion featuring Mr. Loco on Piano; Pete Terrace on Vibes; Juan Andino Garcia on Bass, Bobby Flash on Bongos & Conga Drums and Freddie Aquera on Conga Drums.
7) “When First I Love” taken from the copacetic collection: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
8) The Theme From Lawrence of Arabia, composed by Maurice Jarre for the 1962 David Lean Movie, recorded by Les Baxter on his 1963 LP: The Academy Award Winners.
9) “Sahara Heat,” composed by Illinois Jacquet and performed in 1947 by His All-Stars, who were Russell Jacquet & Joe Newman on Trumpet; J.J. Johnson on Trombone; Leo Parker on Baritone Sax; Sir Charles Thompson on Piano; John Collins on Guitar; Al Lucas on String Bass; and Shadow Wilson on Drums, taken from the Box Set: The Illinois Jacquet Story.
10) “Ali Baba Cake Walk,” taken from the album: Exotica -- The Sensuous Sounds of the Sonny Lester Orchestra, featuring Al Caiola on Electric Guitar.
11) “Land of the Unknown” by the Blue Stingrays from their album: Surf-N-Burn. The Blue Stingrays were a mythical band that in reality was made up of members of Tom Pretty’s backup band, The Heartbreakers.
12) “Oh De” by Turkish Delight, which is the musician Yasar Tanner, taken from the CD: Yek.
13) “Destination: Oasis” by Clouseaux from their soigne CD: Lagoon!, which refers both to Sig’s Lagoon Record Store in Houston and which also was deployed in Beatnik banter as the equivalent of the word “cool.” Featuring Johanna Harris and Miss Formica Dinette on Vocals, Kelly Doyle on Electric Guitar, David Cummings on Piano and Aaron Koerner on Flugelhorn.
14) “Pata Negra” by Parris & Paxton, taken from the collection: Cleopatra Café, Volume Two.
15) “Sweet Pomegranates” by Bela Fleck & The Flecktones from their CD: Rocket Science, featuring Mr. Fleck on Banjo, Howard Levy on Piano, Victor Wooten on Bass and Roy “Futureman” Wooten on Drums.