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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: September 18, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who slid onto this mortal coil in the serendipitous month of September.
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1) “Sweet Leilani,” composed by the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Orchestra Leader Harry Owens, and recorded in the 1940s by Birthday Boy Joe Keawe with backing vocals by Julia Nui’s Kama’ainas and John K. Almeida on Mandolin, from the choleric compilation: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume One – Hapa Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics.
2) “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” the 1918 song by Eddie Green, from the anthemic anthology: Bix Beiderbecke – In a Mist, recorded in 1927 by our Birthday Boy Joe Venuti on Violin, Bix Beiderbecke on Cornet, Frankie Trumbauer on C-Melody Sax, Adrian Rollini on Baritone Sax, Bill Rank on Trombone, Pee Wee Russell on Clarinet ,Eddie Lang on Acoustic Guitar and Chauncey Morehouse on Drums.
3) “Married Man Blues,” performed in 1946 by Helen Humes on her album: Blue and Sentimental, featuring Birthday Celebrant Meade Lux Lewis on Piano, with Wild Bill Moore and William Woodman on Tenor Sax and Irving Ashby on Guitar.
4) “Dopey Joe,” taken from the august anthology: Slim Gaillard –Laughing in Rhythm, featuring Slim Gaillard on Vocal and Sax, joined by Birthday Boy Slam Stewart on Vocal and Bass in this 1938 recording.
5) “Tea for Two” composed by our Natal Celebrant Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar for the 1925 Broadway musical: No, No Nanette, sung in 1945 by Anita O’Day and included on her bumptious box set: Young Anita, with Gene Krupa & His Orchestra, featuring Teddy Napoleon on Piano.
6) “I Never Knew,” recorded in 1933 by Benny Carter and included on his crucial compilation: The Music Master, [DISC ONE – ACCENT ON SWING] featuring our Birthday Boy Max Kaminsky on the first Trumpet solo and Professor Carter on the second muted trumpet solo, with September Birthday Celebrant Chu Berry on Tenor Sax joined by Teddy Wilson on Piano and Floyd O’Brien on Trombone.
7) “Wail,” composed and performed on piano in 1949 by our Birthday Boy and spotlighted on his collection: The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume One, including fellow September Birthday Boys Fats Navarro on Trumpet and Sonny Rollins on Tenor Sax, joined by Tommy Potter on Bass and Roy Haynes on Drums.
8) “Everyday (I Have the Blues),” composed by Birthday Celebrant Memphis Slim with lyrics added later by this version’s singer Jon Hendricks, included on the 1957 LP: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross/Sing a Song of Basie, with Nat Pierce on Piano; Freddie Green on Acoustic & Guitar; Eddie Jones on String Bass; and Sonny Payne on Drums.
9) “Mountain High, Valley Low,” composed by Birthday Boy Raymond Scott with Bernie Hanighen for the 1946 Broadway musical: Lute Song, starring Mary Martin & featuring in the cast the then-unknown Yul Brynner and future First Lady Nancy Reagan when she was known as Nancy Davis. It is sung here in 1953 by Eartha Kitt, accompanied by Henri René and his Orchestra, and featured on the CD: Bluebird’s Best – Heavenly Eartha.
10) “Come Rain or Shine” performed by our New Orleans Native and Natal Celebrant Irvin Mayfield on Trumpet and the musical patriarch and master pianist Ellis Marsalis on their album: Love Songs, Ballads and Standards, with Neal Caine on Bass; and Jaz Sawyer on Drums.
11) “Lonely Night in Paris” sung by our Birthday Girl Julie London on her 1960 LP: Around Midnight, arranged and conducted by Dick Reynolds.
12) “Dancing in the Dark,” composed by Birthday Boy Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz for the 1931 Broadway musical and later used in the 1953 movie: The Band Wagon, taken from the 1950 album: Charlie Parker with Strings, featuring Bird on Alto Sax, Bernie Leighton on Piano, Ray Brown on Bass, Buddy Rich on Drums, and strings arranged and conducted by Joe Lipman. Taken her from the Bopping Box set: Charlie Parker/Boss Bird – Studio Recordings 1944-45.
13) “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ira and Birthday Celebrant George Gershwin for their 1926 Broadway musical: Oh, Kay!, sung by Nancy Wilson on her 1964 LP: Yesterday's Love Songs Today's Blues, with the Orchestra arranged and conducted by September Natal Numinary Gerald Wilson, featuring Jack Wilson on Piano and Celeste, Joe Pass on Guitar, Jimmy Bond on Bass and Kenny Dennis on Drums.
14) “Blues in the Closet,” composed by our Birthday Boy and Bassist Oscar Pettiford, from the 1991 CD recorded in Paris: Toots Thielemans With The Shirley Horn Trio -- For My Lady, with Jean “Toots” Thielemans on Harmonica Shirley Horn on Piano, Charles Ables on Bass and Steve Williams on Drums.
15) “All or Nothing at All,” the song composed in 1939 by Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence, performed on Tenor Sax by our Birthday Celebrant John Coltrane on his 1963 LP: Ballads, with the rest of his famed quartet: McCoy Tyner on Piano, Jimmy Garrison on String Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
16) “Kawohikukapulani,” composed by our Birthday Celebrant Helen Desha Beamer, a pioneer of Hawaiian music and the great-grandmother of Keola and Kapono Beamer, performed here by Jerry Byrd on his 1976 recording: Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style, on the Rickenbacker Frying Pan Steel Guitar.