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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: January 29, 2013
On this week’s show we once again celebrated the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who joined our planet during the judicious month of January.
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1) “Kalua,” composed by our Birthday Boy Jerome Kern, recorded in London in 1930 by Spike Hughes and His Orchestra and appearing on the solarial CD: From Honolulu to Hollywood – Jazz, Blues & Popular Specialties Performed Hawaiian Style.
2) “Indian Love Call,” the song written by Rudolph Friml, Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1924 Broadway musical: Rose-Marie, performed by Birthday Boy, the ukulele master Bill Tapia on his 2004 album: Duke of Uke, originally recorded on wire recorder in the Metronome Music Store, Honolulu in 1938 when he was 28 years old, including Eddie Souza on Bass and William Jay on Guitar.
3) “Sweet Georgia Brown” the 1925 song by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey, sung in 1932 by Bing Crosby and found on his copious collection: Easy to Remember, accompanied by our January Birthday Celebrant Isham Jones & His Orchestra.
4) “How D'ya Do,” the composition by Birthday Boy Andy Iona and recorded by Jerry Byrd on his 1976 album: Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style, with Atta Isaacs on Slack Key Guitar; Benny Kalama on Rhythm Guitar & Ukulele and Norman Issacs on Bass.
5) “Bim, Bam, Bum,” recorded by our Birthday Boy Xavier Cugat in 1942 and featuring Tito Rodriguez on Vocal, taken from the concommitment collection: A Proper Introduction to Xavier Cugat -- Say “Si Si.”
6) “Slim's Jam” composed and sung in 1946 by January Natal Numinary Slim Gaillard on his antic anthology: Laughing in Rhythm, with Charlie Parker on Alto Sax, Jack McVea on Tenor Sax, Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet, Zutty Singleton on Drums, Bam Brown on Bass and Dodo Marmarosa on Piano.
7) “Ol' Man River,” written by Birthday Boy Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1927 Broadway musical: Showboat, performed in 1947 by violinist Stéphane Grappelli and our guitar-playing Birthday Boy on his righteous retrospective: The Best of Django Reinhardt, with Nin-Nin Reinhardt and Eugene Vees on Backing Guitars and Fred Ermelin on Bass.
8) “You Ought to See Sally on Sunday,” the song by Harry M. Woods sung in 1933, the same year it was composed, by Birthday Boy Al Bowlly on his copious collection: Just a Bowl of Cherries with Ray Noble & His Orchestra.
9) “Manhattan,” composed by Rodgers & Hart for the 1925 Broadway Revue: Garrick Gaieties, sung by Lee Wiley in 1950 and appearing on her album: What Is Love? With Joe Bushkin & His Swinging Strings, featuring January Birthday Boy Bobby Hackett on Cornet and the aforementioned Mr. Buskin on Piano.
10) “Caravan,” written by Duke Ellington and our Birthday Celebrant Juan Tizol, taken from the landmark live recording: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940, featuring Mr. Tizol on Valve Trombone, Barney Bigard on Clarinet and Sonny Greer on Drums. Recorded by college students Jack Towers and Richard Burris at a concert given in the Crystal Ballroom of the Fargo City Auditorium. Towers later became head of broadcasting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and in his spare time restored and remastered vintage jazz recordings, earning him the title: “Audio magician.” He won a Grammy in 1980 for a cleaned-up version of this recording.
11) “Jeety-Boat Joad,” recorded in 1949 by our January Natal Notable Hot Lips Page, who appears on Vocal and Trumpet, and which is included on his album: Jump for Joy!
12) The Teddy Hill and Vernier Bauer song “Kick It” sung in 1941 by Anita O’Day on her copious collection: Young Anita, with Birthday Boy, the Drummer Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, featuring fellow Birthday Boy Roy Eldridge on Trumpet.
13) “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” the Cole Porter song from the 1938 Broadway musical: Leave It to Me, performed by Tenor Sax master and January Birthday Boy Benny Golson on his 1961 LP: Take a Number From 1 to 10, accompanied by Tommy Williams on Bass.
14) “Monotonous,” sung by our Birthday Girl Eartha Kitt on her anthemic anthology: Miss Kitt, To You, in a recording in the same year the song was written by June Carroll and Arthur Siegel for the landmark Broadway revue Kitt starred in, New Faces of 1952, which also was made into a movie in 1954, and which served as the big break for a number later entertainment notables.
15) “Vivo Sonhando (Living on Dreams),” composed by our January Birthday Boy Antonio Carlos Jobim with English lyrics for this song and sung by Birthday Girl Susannah McCorkle on her 1990 scintillacious CD: Sabia, which means “Songbird” in Portuguese, featuring Lee Musiker on Piano and Scott Hamilton on Tenor Sax.