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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: September 4, 2013
Although we have done shows with a Latin tinge in the past, this has usually meant Latin America, but on today’s show we are going to tend to tint our tune list with a literal Spanish tinge or Iberian inclination in honor of our friends at the Lunch Box Restaurant and Tiki Room located in Madrid, Spain (look them up on Facebook).
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1) The 1928 recording of “Spanish Shawl” by The Three Jacks from the choleric collection: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics – Historic Recordings 1927-1938, featuring Rodney Rodgers on Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar.
2) “Plena: La Gallina” performed by Charles Figueroa on the comprehensive compilation: Musics of Hawaii: Anthology of Hawaiian Music – Special Festival Edition.
3) “Inspiration” by Brittni Paiva from the anthemic anthology: Legends of the Ukulele, Volume 2.
4) “Fragrant Memory” by Kapono Beamer from his 1996 CD: Sunny Holiday, featuring Vernon Sakata on Rhythm Guitar; Kimo Cornwell and Laslo Bencker on Keyboards; Dave Inamine on Bass; Larry Lieberman on Percussion and Bob Wilson on Drums recorded in Honolulu with The Philharmonic Strings recorded separately in Budapest.
5) “City of Night” by Pink Martini from their alurial album: Hey Eugene! featuring China Forbes on Vocals and conductor Thomas M. Lauderdale on Piano.
6) “Frenesi,” composed in 1939 originally for the marimba by Alberto Dominguez and sung here by Edie Gorme, who recently departed for the heavenly choir, and appearing on the calming collection: Wild, Cool & Swingin’ Too -- Ultra Lounge No. 15.
7) “La Paloma,” the 1863 song by the Spaniard Sebastián Iradier composer following his visit to Cuba, taken from the album: Exotica/The Sensuous Sounds of the Sonny Lester Orchestra, featuring Al Caiola on Electric Guitar.
8) The Chick Corea composition, “Spain” performed by ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro on his landmark CD: Gently Weeps.
9) “Bar Mitzvah Special” from the historical anthology: Simcha Time: Mickey Katz Plays Music for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Brisses. Originally from Cleveland, Katz had played with Spike Jones and was the father of Joel Grey, star of the Broadway musical and movie, Cabaret, and the grandfather of Jennifer Grey, who starred in the most famous movie ever set in the Catskills: Dirty Dancing. At one point during his long career he also worked as a Disc Jockey on the Los Angeles radio station KABC.
10) “Granada,” the 1932 song by Mexican Songwriter Agustín Lara about the Spanish city, recorded around 1960 by Esquivel, his orchestra and chorus on the LP: Music From a Sparkling Planet , featuring backing vocals by the lovely Monette Malvar, Pennni Prior, Yvonne De Bourbon, Maria Caruso, Carolyne Day, Delia Lee and Anna Sumi.
11) “The Ritual” by Les Baxter and His Orchestra from his early 1950s LP: Ritual of the Savage (Le Sacre du Savage).
12) “Malaguena,” the composition by the Spanish composer Ernesto Lecuona recorded by The Boss Martians and heard on the surf synthesis: War of the Surf Guitars!
13) “Mademoiselle Kitt,” the 1956 recording of the Mesi Julian song by Eartha Kitt included on the anthemic anthology: Miss Kitt, To You, backed by Henri René and his Orchestra.
14) “Disconnected” by the Surf Guitar Band From Finland, Laika and the Cosmonauts, taken from their copacetic collection: Cosmopolis, featuring Mikko Lanikinen on Electric Guitar & Matti Pitsinki on Organ and Guitar Leads & Solos. Tom Nyman on Bass and Janne Haavisto on Drums.
15) “Beside You,” composed by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston the 1947 movie, My Favorite Brunette, taken from the rapturous retrospective: Dorothy Lamour -- Queen of the Hollywood Islands, performed by Ms. Lamour and Bob Hope with Paul Weston and His Orchestra. And, yes, Bob does say to her at the end: “Do you have protection?”
16) “Vuelo” by Andrew Kremer from the creative compilation: The Ultra Lounge – Succulent Chilled Beats, featuring Mariana Murdocco on Vocal.