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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: March 26, 2014
On this week’s show we are marked the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who made it onto our planet during the matchless month of March.
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1) “Quiet Village,” the exotica classic penned and performed by our Birthday Boy Les Baxter and His Orchestra on his 1951 LP: Ritual of the Savage (Le Sacre du Savage).
2) “Sweet Lei Lehua,” composed by our Birthday Celebrant Sol Hoopi’i and recorded live in Maui in 2003 by Keoki Kahumoku, included on the copacetic compilation: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.
3) “Day-O” or “The Banana Boat Song” that exploded on the scene in 1956 when it was recorded and released by our March Natal Notable Harry Belafonte with Tony Scott's Orchestra and Chorus.
4) “Hershey Bar,” the song composed by Birthday Boy Johnny Mandel in 1950 for Stan Getz, recorded here in 1958 and appearing on the 1959 LP: Anita O’Day Sings the Winners, featuring Miss Anita scatting along with the Billy May Orchestra.
5) The 1947 song by Charlie Parker following his involuntary commitment to the Camarillo State Hosptial in California while on tour called “Relaxin' at Camarillo” taken from the 1957 LP: Overseas, recorded in Stockholm by our March Birthday Celebrant, the Pianist Tommy Flanagan, when he was touring with J.J. Johnson’s group, including sturdy support from Wilbur Little on Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
6) “Don’t Be That Way,” by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson and Mitchell Parish, and “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” the 1934 song composed by Edgar Sampson and Andy Razaf, sung by our Birthday Boy, the Big Kahuna himself, Matt Catingub with the able assistance of Linda Harman, appearing on the 1999 release: Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack -- Hawaiian Swing.
7) “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” the 1938 song by Duke Ellington, Harry Nemo and John Redmond, taken from the 1956 recording for the Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, featuring our March Birthday Celebrant Ben Webster on Tenor Sax, with Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Paul Smith on Piano, Stuff Smith on Violin, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.
8) Birthday Boy Red Norvo plays Xylophone on this 1934 radio broadcast recording of “Avalon,” the 1920 song by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose referring to the California town of the same name, included on the righteous retrospective for the violinist Joe Venuti, titled Performance, featuring Jerry Colonna on Trombone, who would later achieve fame as a comedian on the Bob Hope radio show and his USO tours.
9) “Let the Good Times Roll,” the 1946 song by Leonard Lee and Shirley Goodman, sung by our March Birthday Girl Keely Smith on her live CD: Swing, Swing, Swing, accompanied by the Frankie Capp Orchestra, with Joel Peskin on Tenor Sax.
10) The Willie Nelson classic “Night Life” sung by our Birthday Boy Mark Murphy on his 1988 album: September Ballads, featuring Larry Dunlap on Piano, Larry Coryell on Electric Guitar, Donald Bailey on Harmonica and Scott Steed on Bass.
11) “That Old Black Magic,” written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1942 movie: Star Spangled Rhythm and nominated for an Oscar, sung her by another March Natal Luminary Sarah Vaughan on the collection: The Divine One.
12) The Stan Getz composition “Little Boy, Don't Get Scared” by Birthday Boy King Pleasure on his oracular album: Interpretation of Moods.
13) “Coolin' Off With Ulanov,” penned and played by the Pianistic Pioneer and March Natal Notable in 1947 and featured on his relevant retrospective: The Complete Lennie Tristano on Keynote, with Billy Bauer on Electric Guitar and Bob Leininger on Bass.
14) “The Very Thought of You,” the1934 composition by Ray Noble, performed by our March Birthday Celebrant who hails from Northern Virginia, the vivacious vocalist Lena Seikaly, and which is found on her CD: Written in the Stars, with Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis on Piano, Bobby Muncy on Tenor Sax, Tom Baldwin on Bass and David McDonald on Drums.