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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 21, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of an aggregation of great musicians who entered this mortal coil during the auspicious month of August.
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1) “Night Life,” recorded live in 1965 by our August Birthday Boy Don Ho from the LP: The Don Ho Show! featuring Rudolph Aquino on Vibes, Benjamin C. Chong on Guitar, Albert Akana on Drums, Jose Mundo on Piano and Manuel Lagodlagod on Bass.
2) “Hola E Pae (Five O’Clock Hula)” recorded by our Birthday Boy on his eponymous effort: Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders, spotlighting our natal celebrant on Guitar, Gabby Pahinui on Slack Key Guitar, David Nalu on Steel Guitar, Ralph Alapa’i on Ukulele, and Joe Diamond on Bass.
3) “Hu’i E” sung by our Birthday Girl Raiatea Helm on her album: Sweet & Lovely.
4) “Rockin' Chair,” the 1929 composition by Hoagy Carmichael, performed in 1948 by our Birthday Celebrant Louis Armstrong & His All Stars, featuring another August Birthday Baby Jack Teagarden on Trombone and Vocal Duet with Pops, along with Dick Carry on Piano, Bobby Hackett on Cornet, Peanuts Hucko on Clarinet, Bob Haggart on Bass and Sid Catlett on Drums, from the collection: Louis Armstrong: Ken Burns Jazz.
5) “Looking for a Boy,” written by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1925 Broadway musical: Tip-Toes, recorded in 1946 by Maxine Sullivan and found on the righteous retrospective: The “Le Ruban Bleu” Years – The Complete Recordings 1944-49, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by our Birthday Boy Benny Carter, who also appears on Alto Sax, featuring Willard Brown on Baritone Sax; Dexter Gordon and Don Byas on Tenor Sax; Tony Scott on Clarinet; Sonny White on Piano; Emmett Berry, Shorty Rogers, Joe Newman & Neil Hefti on Trumpets; Al Grey, Trummy Young, Sandy Williams and Alton Moore on Trombones; John Simmons on Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums.
6) The 1949 recording “Passport” featuring Birthday Boys Charlie Parker on Alto Sax and Kenny Dorham on Trumpet, along with Tommy Turk on Trombone, Al Haig on Piano, Max Roach on Drums, Carlos Vidal on Congas, taken from the Bodacious Box Set: Boss Bird – Studio Recordings 1944-45.
7) The heartfelt tribute to our August Natal Notable, “Theme for Lester Young (A/K/A Goodbye Pork Pie Hat)” composed by the Bassist Charles Mingus and appearing on his 1963 LP: Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, with Eric Dolphy on Alto Sax, Eddie Preston and Richard Williams on Trumpet, Brit Woodman on Trombone, Don Butterfield on Tuba, Booker Ervin and Dick Hafer on Tenor Sax, Jerome Richardson on Baritone Sax, Jaki Byard on Piano and Walter Perkins on Drums.
8) “Sent for You Yesterday,” composed by Birthday Boy Count Basie and sung by his fellow August Celebrant Jimmy Rushing from the CD: Vanguard Visionaries.
9) These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You),” The 1936 song by Eric Maschwitz and Jack Strachey, sung by our Birthday Girl Dinah Washington on her copacetic collection: Ballads, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Don Costa in the early 1960s.
10) “9:20 Special,” the 1941 song by Alto Saxophonist Earle Warren for the Count Basie Orchestra, which he played in, in a 1956 recording found on Birthday Boy Oscar Peterson’s anthemic anthology: The Will to Swing, accompanied by Herb Ellis on Guitar, Buddy Rich on Drums and Ray Brown on Bass.
11) “Have You Met Miss Jones?” The Rodgers and Hart song from the 1937 Broadway musical: I'd Rather Be Right, recorded by Birthday Boy Tony Bennett in 1964 and included on his collection: Jazz, with Herbie Hancock on Piano, Stan Getz on Tenor Sax Solo, Ron Carter on Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
12) The Neil & Villa Moret song “Song of the Wanderer” performed by our Birthday Boy Al Hibbler with Billie Kyle on Piano; Shorty Baker on Trumpet and Tyree Glenn on Vibes from his 1955 LP: After the Lights Go Down Low.
13) “If I Had You” recorded in 1944 by our Birthday Celebrant Ike Quebec and appearing on his collection: Blue Harlem, with Jonah Jones on Trumpet, Tyree Green on Trombone, Roger “Ram” Ramirez on Piano, Tiny Grimes on Guitar, Oscar Pettiford on Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums.
14) “Prelude to a Kiss” the 1956 session from the magnum opus: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, featuring Birthday Boy Stuff Smith on Violin, with Ben Webster on Tenor Sax, Paul Smith on Piano; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar; Joe Mondragon on String Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.