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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 14, 2013
On this week’s show we once again plunged into the penumbra of pop and exotica in all of its effluvial effervescence. Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm EDT at: http://www.radiofairfax.org The show is broadcast live; no recorded shows are archived. Some fans choose to record it on their computers to listen to later. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and can be streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
1) “Waikiki,” the Andy Cummings song performed by the Hawaiian songbird Emma Veary on her 1996 album: The Best of Emma, with the orchestra with strings and mixed chorus conducted and arranged by Jack De Mello. (2:52) Mountain Apple, 1996.
2) “Tiare Tahiti” taken from the CD: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Three – Tahitian Drums & Dances Performed by Toti’s Tahitians, recorded in the 1940s. Toti started in Tahiti and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to perform at Don the Beachcomber’s there, later moving to Ft. Lauderdale where he performed at the Mai-Kai Restaurant until his retirement in 1982.
3) “On a Little Street in Singapore,” composed by Peter DeRose and Billy Hill and recorded in the early 1980s by The Peter Moon Band for their legendary LP: Cane Fire! featuring Bobby Hall on Vocals, Monsieur Moon on Ukulele and Cyril Pahinui on Steel Guitar.
4) “Manila” taken from the ringing retrospective The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
5) “Suck 'Em Up,” composed by Kui Lee and made famous by Don Ho, performed here by the Hula Girls on their CD: The Curse of the Tiki, including Spike Marble on Vocal and Guitar Gary Brandin on Steel Guitar, Lucas Vigor on Bass and Dominic Tucci on Drums.
6) “Lovely Hula Hands,” the classic 1940 song by Robert Alexander Anderson, appearing on the CD: The Tiki Lounge.
7) “Malay Girl” and “Kahala Hula,” both composed by Boudleaux Bryant and performed by the steel guitar master Jerry Byrd with the Mexico City Symphony Orchestra on Byrd’s 1969 landmark album: Polynesian Suite.
“Xtabay,” (“Lure of the Unknown Love”) the J. Rose and Les Baxter composition sung by the legendary Yma Sumac on the aleatory album: Queen of Exotica.
9) “Tropical Mood Rhumba” composed by Sidney Bechet from the 1939 78-rpm album Haitian Moods, with Mr. Bechet on Clarinet, Willie “The Lion” Smith on Piano, Kenneth Roane on Trumpet, Olin Alderhold on Bass and Zutty Singleton on Drums, taken from the copious compilation: The Art Tatum Trio and Sidney Bechet -- The Stimson Collectors Series.
10) “Harlem Nocturne” The song composed in 1939 by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers, recorded in 1946 by Johnny Otis, His Drums & Orchestra and taken from the reckless retrospective: Jazz Noire – Darktown Sleaze From the Mean Streets of 1940s L.A.
11) “Again,” written by Lionel Newman & Dorcas Cochran for the 1948 movie: Road House, where it was sung by Ida Lupino, performed here in 1949 by Mel Torme from the album: Love Me or Leave Me.
12) “Primativa,” the Martin Denny composition performed by the Waitiki on their debut CD: Charred Mammal Flesh: Exotic Music for BBQ, featuring Brian O’Neill on Vibes, Tim Mayer on Soprano Sax, Abe Lagrimas Jr. on Ukulele, Drums and Percussion; and Randy Wong on Bass.
13) “Poinciana,” the classic composition by Nat Simon and Bernie Bernier for the 1952 movie: Dreamboat, performed by the orgiastic organ mistress Ethel Smith and featured on the anthemic anthology: Space-Age Cocktail Lounge.
14) “Rain” by Les Baxter and His Orchestra from the 1959 LP: African Jazz.
15) “Something to Live For,” The song composed in 1939 by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, from the Johnny Hodges 1962 LP: The Eleventh Hour. With the orchestra and strings arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, with Mr. Hodges on Alto Sax Ray Nance on Violin, Bernie Leighton on Keyboards, George Duvivier on Bass and Osie Johnson on Drums.
16) “Blue Rhythm Fantasy” recorded in 1940 by the legendary drummer Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, appearing on the collection: Up an’ Atom.
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