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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: December 4, 2013
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of just a small number of the many fine musical artists who burst onto our planet during the delirious month of December.
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1) “Piukeona',” composed and performed by our Birthday Celebrant John Pi'ilani Watkins in the 1940s, taken from the historical collection: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Two – Hula Hawaiian Style.
2) “Hilo E,” the composition attributed to Mary Heanu, a place song tribute to the east side of the Hawaii’s Big Island, sung by Amy Hanaiali’i on her CD: Generation Hawaii, featuring Birthday Boy Bobby Ingano on Steel Guitar.
3) “Kehaulani (Heavenly Mist)” from the album: Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawaii -- Yesterday & Today, featuring December Birthday Boy Moe Keale on Harmonica.
4) The classic tune “Cherokee,” composed by our Birthday Boy Ray Noble, recorded in London in the late 1930s and included on the anthemical anthology: Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders.
5) “(Hep-Hep) The Jumpin’ Jive,” from the bodacious Box Set for our Natal Numinary who was born on Christmas Day, Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2, recorded in the late 1930s and featuring Cozy Cole on Drums.
6) “Cocktails for Two,” composed by Arthur Johnston with lyrics by our Birthday Boy Sam Coslow for the 1934 movie: Murder at the Vanities, recorded in 1944 by another December Birthday Celebrant, Spike Jones & His City Slickers on his bulging Box Set: Strictly for Music Lovers, featuring Carl Grayson on vocal duties.
7) “Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street,” written by Herb Magdison and Birthday Boy Jule Styne for the 1942 Movie: Sleepytime Girl, sung here by Anita O’Day and trumpeter Roy Eldridge on the vocal duet, with drummer Gene Krupa & His Orchestra and Joe Springer on Piano. This was taken from the creative collection: I've Heard That Song Before: Songs of Jule Styne.
8) “The Folks Who Live on the Hill,” composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1937 movie: High, Wide, And Handsome, recorded in 1957 with the orchestra arranged by Nelson Riddle and conducted by none other than our December Birthday Celebrant Frank Sinatra, taken from the completists’ compilation: Peggy Lee – The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection.
9) “This Could Be the Start of Something (Big)” sung in the year it was written in 1956 by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and featured on the choleric collection celebrating our Birthday Boy’s enormous output of compositions, The Songs of Steve Allen.
10) “Relaxin' at Camarillo” the 1947 song by Alto Saxophone God Charlie Parker following his involuntary commitment to the Camarillo State Hospital in California, recorded the year it was written by The Charlie Parker Septet: featuring our Birthday Boy Dodo Marmarosa on Piano, along with Howard McGhee on Trumpet, Wardell Gray on Tenor Sax, Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Red Callendar on Bass; and Don Lamond on Drums, found on the regulated retrospective: Charlie Parker – The Legendary Dial Masters, Volume 1.
11) The song composed by our Birthday Boy Louis Prima, Debbie Morris and Don Donaldson “Five Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days,” recorded in 1956 by Louis Prima and the Witnesses, including Keely Smith on Vocal, found on the CD: Louis Prima – Complete Collectors Series. Capitol Records, 1991.
12) “My Bluebird,” composed by our Birthday Boy, the Bassist Jay Leonhart and famed Pianist Tommy Flanagan, recorded by Karrin Allyson on her CD: In Blue, with Mulgrew Miller on Piano, Danny Embrey on Electric Guitar, Peter Washington on Bass and Lewis Nash on Drums.
13) “That Old Black Magic,” the song by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer for the 1942 movie: Star Spangled Rhythm, recorded in 1963 by our Birthday Celebrant Sammy Davis Jr. for his first stereo LP: A Treasury of Golden Hits, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Morty Stevens.
14) “The Duke,” the tribute to Duke Ellington composed by our Birthday Boy Dave Brubeck, in a version that was recorded in 1957 by Miles Davis on his landmark LP: Miles Ahead, where he plays Flugelhorn instead of Trumpet, arranged and conducted by Gil Evans, including Bill Barber on Tuba, Lee Konitz on Alto Sax, Paul Chambers on Bass and Art Taylor on Drums.
15) “It's a Fine Life” composed by Lionel Bart for his 1960 musical: Oliver!, recorded in 1963 by our Birthday Boy, the composer and Pianist Bob Dorough and his quartet on the LP: An Excursion Through Oliver! Featuring fellow December Birthday Celebrant Clark Terry on Trumpet with Tyree Glenn on Trombone, Ben Tucker on Bass and Bobby Thomas on Drums.
16) “I Remember When,” from the Tenor Sax Master Stan Getz’s classic 1961 recording: Focus, which was composed and arranged by our December Birthday Baby Eddie Sauter, with the Orchestra conducted by Hershey Kay.