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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: December 25, 2013
Given that this week’s show was broadcast late on Christmas Day, we relaxed with some suitably ambient and ambulatory tunes. 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 although some fans record it on their computers. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
1) The 1980 recording of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Tenor Sax Giant Dexter Gordon, with Kirk Lightsey on Piano, David Eubanks on Bass and Eddie Gladden on Drums, from the Christmas collection: Yule Struttin’ – A Blue Note Christmas.
2) Peter Tchaikowsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by Les Brown & His Band of Renown in 1957 and found on the Capitol compilation: Ultra Lounge: Christmas Cocktails 1.
3) “A Child Is Born,” composed by Thad Jones and Alec Wilder from the album: The Oscar Peterson Trio Live and at Its Best, with Peterson on Piano, Ray Brown on Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums, recorded live in Lubijana, Slovenia in 1964.
4) “We Three Kings,” the 1863 song by Rev. John Henry Hopkins Jr. performed by The Rasta Jah Band on the Box Set: Reggae – The Definitive Collection: Songs of Freedom.
5) “Christmas Time Is Here,” composed by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson, and recorded by The Brothers Cazimero on their CD: Caz Christmas.
6) “What Child Is This,” by the percussionist Poncho Sanchez from the collection: Latin Jazz Christmas, featuring David Torres on Piano, Francisco Torres on Trombone and Scott Martin on Tenor Sax.
7) The Michael Franks song “When She Is Mine” sung by Mark Murphy on his 1987 album: September Ballads, with Larry Coryell on Electric Guitar, Larry Dunlap on Piano, the late Oscar Castro-Neves on Acoustic Guitar; Bob Mocarsky on Synthesizer; Donald Bailey on Harmonica, Scott Steed on Bass and Vince Lateano on Drums, dedicated to my wife Elinor.
8) “Some Children See Him,” the song composed in 1951 by Alfred Burt, sung by Connie Eveningson on her CD: The Secret of Christmas, accompanied only by Mary Louise Knutson on Piano.
9) “Auld Lang Syne” performed by Washington area guitar master John Fahey on his 1968 LP: The New Possibility & Christmas With John Fahey, Volume II.
10) “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” The song composed in 1947 by Frank Loesser and performed by John Pizzarelli on the copacetic Christmas compilation: Cool December.