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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: October 16, 2013
On this week’s show we perambulated the penumbra of the Great White Way, celebrating the variegated and vainglorious musical highjinks and hortatory histrionics of the Big Apple’s famed main stem -- Broadway.
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1) “Tea for Two” composed by Irving Caesar & Vincent Youmans for the 1925 Broadway musical: No, No Nanette, recorded in 1926 by the Orchestre Hawaiien, taken from the historical anthology: Hawaiians in Paris – 1916-1926, featuring Frank Ferera on Lap Steel Guitar; Louise Ferera and Anthony Franchini on Acoustic Guitars; and Nathan Glantz on C-Melody Saxophone.
2) The Rodgers & Hart song “My Romance” from the 1935 Broadway musical: Jumbo, by Benny Chong on Amplified Ukulele with Brian Yasui on Bass, from the CD: Ukulele Jazz – Live in Concert in Hilo, Hawaii.
3) “76 Trombones” from the 1957 Meredith Wilson musical: The Music Man, Recorded in 1958 at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome, Honolulu, by Arthur Lyman and featured on his LP: The Legend of Pele.
4) “Standing on the Corner,” written by Frank Loesser from his 1956 musical: The Most Happy Fella, recorded in 1956 by Dean Martin with the Dick Stabile Orchestra & Chorus, featured on Dean’s Capitol Collectors Series compilation.
5) “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend,” by Jule Styne and Leo Robin for the 1949 Broadway musical and later sung by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 movie version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, performed here by The Puppini Sisters on their celebrated CD: Hollywood, featuring Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Stephanie O’Brien on Vocals, with Marcella also on Accordion.
6) “You and the Night and the Music” composed by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz for the failed 1924 Broadway musical: Revenge With Music, recorded in 1953 by Billy May and His Orchestra and featured on his rigorous retrospective: Billy’s Best.
7) “Taunting Scene (The Rumble)” from the 1957 Broadway musical and 1961 movie: West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, performed by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra and included on the corrective collection: Crime Jazz – Music in the Second Degree.
8) “Speak Low (The Bent Remix),” featuring the original vocal by Billie Holiday, composed in 1943 by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash for the Broadway musical: One Touch of Venus, taken from the passel of party tunes included on the CD: Tommy Bahama Island Paradise, Volume 3 -- Don't Send Help Send More RUM.
9) “Get Happy,” sung by June Christy with Pete Rugulo & His Orchestra in 1945. Composed by Harold Arlen and Ted Kohler for the 1930 Broadway musical: The Nine-Fifteen Revue, this version can be found on the copious compilation: The Essence of Jazz Vocals
10) “Night and Day,” the classic composed by Cole Porter for the 1932 Broadway musical: The Gay Divorcee, featured on the collection: The Best of Esquivel.
11) “As Time Goes By,” sung by Billy Eckstine on his 1960 LP: Once More With Feeling, accompanied by an orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May. Composed by Herman Huppfield for the 1931 Broadway musical: Everybody’s Welcome, it later achieved lasting fame when Dooley Wilson sang it in the 1942 movie version of the play: Casablanca.
12) “On the Street Where You Live,” from Lerner & Loewe’s 1956 musical: My Fair Lady, released in 1960 on the LP: Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich with Art Pepper on Alto Sax.
13) “While the City Sleeps,” written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, with additional Lyrics by S.M. and Frank Underwood for the 1964 Sammy Davis Jr. Broadway musical: Golden Boy, sung here by Susannah McCorkle on her 1985 album: How Do You Keep the Music Playing? featuring Ben Aronov on Piano; Al Cohn on Tenor Sax; Gene Bertoncini on Guitars; Steve LaSpina on Bass and Joe Cocuzzo on Drums.
14) “Old Devil Moon,” written by Burton Lane & Yip Harburg for the 1947 Broadway Musical: Finian’s Rainbow, performed by Bossa Rio on the through throwback: Swingin’ Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama.
15) “Lullaby of Broadway” by Harry Warren and Al Dubin for the famed Busby Berkeley movie musical: Gold Diggers of 1935, performed by Winifred Shaw, Dick Powell and a comely chorus, taken from the kinetic compilation: Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals.