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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: April 2, 2014
On today’s show we will once again descend into a definitional discernment of pop and exotica in all of its diatomic display.
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1) “Riders” performed by Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitarist Kapono Beamer on his 1996 album: Sunny Holiday, with Vernon Sakata on Guitar; Kimo Cornwell and Laslo Bencker on Keyboards; Dave Inamine on Bass; Larry Lieberman on Percussion; Bob Wilson on Drums and The Philharmonic Strings.
2) “Besame Mucho,” composed by Consuelo Velazquez, performed by David Grisman on Mandolin and Martin Taylor on Spanish-Style Guitar on their superlative CD: Tone Poems II.
3) “The Left Arm of Buddah” taken from the copacetic collection: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
4) “Nina” by Les Baxter from his 1963 lascivious LP: The Soul of the Drums.
5) “Ymayma” by Truus also known as Gertruda de Groot from her Saltonesque CD: Ritualis.
6) “il Vespa” by The Tiki Tones from their alimentary album: The Leisure Experiment, including soundbites lifted from Radley Metzger's 1960s sex films, featuring Nash Agnew on Guitar, Jay Work on Flute and Rex Woodbriar on Bass.
7) “Quando, Quando, Quando” written by Italian composer Alberto Testa with English lyrics by Tony Renis, sung by Englebert Humperdinck in 1968 and included on the anthemic anthology: Swingin’ Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama.
8) “Tropicana” by Monty Kelly, appearing on the historical compilation: Space-Age Cocktail Lounge.
9) “Bongo in the Congo” from the righteous retrospective: Bongo Rock – The Very Best of Preston Epps, recorded between 1959 and 1965 by the Oakland, California native.
10) The traditional Mexican wedding song “La Bamba” performed by the Mexican exotica composer, arranger and conductor Esquivel and His Orchestra from his 1960 LP: Infinity in Sound, Volume 2.
11) The 1934 song by Les Brown & Ben Homer “Sentimental Journey” in the version that appears on the tributory CD: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Presents The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel, featuring Tim Obetz on Steel Guitar.
12) “Lemon Tree,” composed by Will Holt in the 1960s, the tune is based on a Brazilian folk song and was made famous by Trini Lopez, performed here by Arthur Lyman on Vibes in a version found on the academic anthology: Pottery Barn Tiki Rhythms.
13) “Les & Plas's Excellent Adventure” a bonus track on the serendipitous CD: Lua-O-Milo – The Exotic Sounds of Skip Heller, featuring DJ Bonebrake on Vibes, Fernando Guitarrez on Celesta, along with Robert Drasnin and Marc Sherman on Reeds.
14) “Merry Adventures of the Sleepy Space Kadet” by the Waitiki from their hard-to-find debut recording: Charred Mammal Flesh -- Exotic Music for BBQ, Brian O’Neill – later known as Mr. Ho -- on Vibes, Tim Mayer on Flute and Randy Wong on Electric Guitar.
15) “Sway” the song composed in 1953 by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, which was made famous in 1954 by Dean Martin, performed here by the Guitarist Duke Robillard and singer Sunny Crownover on their soigne CD: Tales From the Tiki Lounge -- Dedicated to the Music of Les Paul.
16) “Mana Pacifica” by The Tikiyaki Orchestra from their auspicious album: Aloha, Baby! featuring Jim Bacchi on Electric Guitar and Bongo Drums, and Gary Brandin on Steel Guitar.
17) “Giovanni's Muse” from the salubrious soundtrack CD: Mad Men After Hours – Music from the Original Series.
18) “Lazy Busy” by Montefiori Cocktail from the copious compilation: Red Martini – La Musique Lounge Moderne Quatre.