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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: September 25, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the completion of the fourth year of this program, which first aired on Radio Fairfax the last week of September in 2009. As loyal listeners learned last month, Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge was created for the Radio Free Burning Man station at the 2002 Burning Man Festival. After reappearing at the festival the following year, it migrated to Scotland to be heard at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2005 before finding a permanent home here on Radio Fairfax four years ago.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm EDT at: 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) “A Lunar Adventure” Produced by Leo Muller for the 1966 LP: Bobby and Betty Go to the Moon, included on the radiotronic retrospective: Moonage Timequake.
2) “Doctor Jazz” Recorded in 1926 or 27 by Jelly Roll Morton and featured on the serendipitous CD: Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago “Red Hot Peppers” Sessions.
3) Steel Guitar Space Explorer Sol Hoopii’s 1927 recording of “Radio Blues” waxed on the comprehensive compilation: From Honolulu to Hollywood – Jazz, Blues & Popular Specialties Performed Hawaiian Style.
4) “My Sweet Virginia,” the 1932 song composed by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose, sung in 1932 by the British Crooner Al Bowlly on his choleric collection: Just a Bowl of Cherries, accompanied by Roy Fox & His Band.
5) “The Sound Effects Man” recorded in 1943 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers with Del Porter on Vocal, found on the bumptious Box Set: Strictly for Music Lovers.
6) “Virginia Plain” composed by the Roxy Music lead singer, taken from the CD: The Jazz Age by the Brian Ferry Orchestra, featuring Robert Fowler on Clarinet, Enrico Tomasso on Trumpet and Martin Wheatley on Banjo.
7) “I'm Coming Virginia,” the 1926 song by Don Heywood and Will Marion Cook, performed in 1937 by Maxine Sullivan and Her Orchestra, with Buster Bailey on Clarinet and Claude Thornhill on Piano, from the Maxine Sullivan collection: Say It With a Kiss.
8) “The Heel,” composed by the French Anarchist Poet and Singer Leo Ferre with English Lyrics by Willard Robinson, recorded in 1955 by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra and included on the anthemical anthology: Bluebird’s Best – Heavenly Eartha.
9) “Salt Pork, West Virginia,” the only popular song I know that mentions in its lyrics the Doctor’s current hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, recorded in the mid-forties and featured on the bodacious Box Set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
10) “Wes on Four” from the 2009 CD: Jake Shimabukuro – Live, Performed in concert in Nigata, Japan.
11) “Radio Sol” by De-Phazz from their CD: Godsdog, featuring Eckes Malz on Piano.
12) “September Song,” composed by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1938 Broadway musical: Knickerbocker Holiday and later used in the 1950 Joseph Cotten and Joan Fontaine Movie: September Affair, performed here by Joe Loco for his 1960 LP: Loco Motion, with Mr. Loco on Piano.
13) The 1929 song by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, “Ain't Misbehavin'” sung in 1959 by Carmen McRae and featured on her collection: Setting Standards.
14) “Speak Low,” also composed by Kurt Weill with an unlikely lyric-writing partner in the form of Ogden Nash, from the 1943 Broadway musical: One Touch of Venus, this version recorded in 1961 by Shorty Rogers for this LP: The Fourth Dimension in Sound, featuring arranger and conductor Shorty Rogers on Flugelhorn Pete Jolly on Piano, Emil Richards on Vibes, Paul Horn on Flute, Red Mitchell on Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.
15) The Jimmy Giuffre and Jon Hendricks composition: Four Brothers, referring to the sax section in Woody Herman’s band consisting of Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff, Herbie Steward and Stan Getz, taken from the 1955 LP: Jon Hendricks With the Dave Lambert Singers.
16) “One and Four,” composed by John Coltrane and performed by pianist McCoy Tyner on his 1991 album: Remembering John, with Avery Sharpe on Bass and Aaron Scott on Drums.
17) “RFDC: The Power of Five” by the Fort Knox Five from their CD: Radio Free DC.
18) “September Fifteenth,” sung by Mark Murphy on his 1988 album: September Ballads, featuring Larry Dunlap on Piano and Oscar Castro-Neves on Guitar.