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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 7, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the marvelous music of motion pictures in all of their scintillatious celluloidical and cinematic glory.
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1) “Woody Woodpecker” by the legendary voiceover artist Mel Blanc, taken from the bumptious Box Set: Music! Music! Music! For the Fun of It – Essential Collection.
2) “When It's Sleepy Time Down South,” composed by Clarence Muse, Leon René & Otis René for the 1931 movie: Safe in Hell, recorded in 1931 and featured on the CD: Louis Armstrong: Ken Burns Jazz. When Armstrong refers to his companion Charlie Alexander as “Gates,” it is a slang nickname common among musicians that was shortened from “Jazz Alligator,” which is what they called jazz enthusiasts. The musicians include Pops on the Trumpet solo with Zilner Randolph on Trumpet, Preston Jackson on Trombone, Lester Boone on Clarinet & Alto Sax, George James on Clarinet, Soprano & Alto Saxes, Albert Washington on Clarinet & Tenor Sax, Charlie Alexander on Piano, Mike McKendrick on Banjo, John Lindsay on String and Tubby Hall on Drums.
3) “Frankie and Johnny” from the 1933 movie: She Done Him Wrong and appearing on the retrospective: Mae West -- Come Up and See Me Sometime – 30 Original Mono Recordings 1933-1954.
4) “Smile, Darn Ya, Smile,” taken from Yes, I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story, Disc One, which was composed by Max Rich, Jack Meskill and Charles O’Flynn as the title song from the 1931 Merrie Melodies cartoon of the same name and which was later used in the 1988 movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? This version was recorded in 1947 when Sammy Davis Jr. was only 22.
5) “Blue Tahitian Moon,” written by Mack Gordon and Alfred Newman and sung by Frances Langford in the 1942 Tyrone Power movie: Son of Fury and later used in the 2008 Keira Knightly film: The Edge of Love, from the antic anthology: Broadway’s Gone Hawaii.
6) “I Won't Dance” composed by Jerome Kern for the 1934 movie: Roberta, heard here in a version recorded by Fred Astaire for his 1952 LP: Steppin’ Out – Astaire Sings, featuring the master jazz musicians Oscar Peterson on Piano, Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Flip Phillips on Tenor Sax, Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Ray Brown on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.
7) “Popcorn Sack,” the 1947 tribute to the silver screen waxed by Spike Jones & His City Slickers and found on his bodacious box set: Strictly for Music Lovers.
8) “Lotus Blossom,” which was originally titled “Marihuana,” recorded in 1947 by Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends, which was composed by Sam Coslow for the 1934 movie: Murder at the Vanities, which comes from the wrecked retrospective: Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947, and featuring Dave Cavanaugh on Clarinet & Tenor Sax, Jack Marshall on Guitar, Charlie Drayton on Bass & Sam “Baby” Lovett on Drums, with Miss Lee on Vocal and Piano.
9) “Paradise Isle,” written by Lani McIntyre and Napo Tuiteleleapaga for the 1937 movie of the same name, performed by the Wiki Waki Woo on their recording: Souvenirs.
10) “Happy Days Are Here Again” recorded in 2007 by The Tierney Sutton Band, including Christian Jacob on Piano, Ray Brinker on Drums, along with Trey Henry and Kevin Axt on Basses for their CD: On the Other Side. The 1929 song by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager was used in the 1930 movie: Chasing Rainbows in what was the first use of Technicolor film, appearing in only that section of the film where this number was performed, but which was later lost in an MGM vault fire. The song also was used the first presidential campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 and has been used by the Democratic Party many times since then.
11) “Blue Hawaii,” composed by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Big Crosby movie: Waikiki Wedding, recorded here by the ukulele master Lyle Ritz on his 1998 album: Time – Ukulele Jazz With Bass, Drums and Percussion, featuring Byron Yasui on Bass and Noel Okimoto on Drums and Percussion.
12) “How About You” by Burton Lane and Ralph Freed for the 1941 Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney movie: Babes on Broadway, in a version recorded in 1957 and appearing on the CD collection: Rosemary Clooney – Jazz Singer. The updated lyrics refer to the then-popular actress Judy Holliday and Goddard Lieberson, who was President of Columbia Records from 1956 to 1971.
13) “The Way You Look Tonight,” written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Swing Time, performed by the Hula Honeys on their album: Girl Talk, featuring Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl on Vocals, Guitars and Ukuleles, supported by Jonathon Dreschler on Bass.
14) “Route 66,” composed by Julie London’s husband Bobby Troup and recorded here in 1982 in a version that was used in the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie: Sharkey’s Machine, and which appears on The Manhattan Transfer Anthology – Dream in Birdland, featuring Dave Frishberg on Piano.and Bob Magnus on Bass.
15) “Almost in Love,” composed by Luiz Bonfa and Randy Starr the 1968 Elvis Presley movie, “Live a Little, Love a Little” appearing on the album: The Bonfa Magic, including Senor Bonfa on Guitar and Jota Moraes on Piano.
16) “When You Wish Upon a Star,” the Academy Award-winning song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for the 1940 Walt Disney animated movie: Pinocchio, which was originally sung in the movie by Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards as the voice of character Jiminy Cricket, sung here by Amy Hanaiali’i on her 2008 CD: Aumakua Hawaii, accompanied by Jeff Peterson on Slack-Key Guitar.