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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: May 7, 2014
On this week’s show we marked the imminent advent of V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day, which occurred on May 8, 1945, when the Nazis surrendered to the Allied Forces. I dedicated this show to my mother-in-law, Joan Coleman, and father-in-law, Bud Coleman, who also were born in May, and who made their own contributions to the war effort – Joan by working as a volunteer for the Red Cross and Bud by designing and building Liberty Ships. Unfortunately, Bud died April 23 just one month shy of his 97th birthday and was unable to hear this show. However, I prepared a similar show on May 8 last year that he was able to hear: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45299&forum=11&vpost=677277&hilite=Dr. Zarkov's Tiki Lounge 5-8-13
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1) “Der Fuehrer's Face“ recorded in 1942 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers and featured on their bulging box set: Strictly for Music Lovers.
2) “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” which was composed in 1942 by Frank Loesser in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and appears here on the righteous retrospective: Kay Kyser – Best of the Big Bands.
3) “Ration Blues,” the 1943 recording about the government rationing of food, gasoline and other consumer products during the war, appearing on the bodacious box set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
4) “Harlem on Parade,” the song by the jazz master Benny Carter and Redd Evans recorded in 1942 by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra with Roy Eldridge on Trumpet and Jimmy Migliore on Tenor Sax, featuring Anita O’Day on Vocal, taken from her anthemic anthology: Young Anita.
5) Bing Crosby’s1944 version of “(There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin” composed by John DeVries and Joe Bushkin, including vocal support from the Andrews Sisters and included on Der Bingle’s bumptious box set: Easy to Remember.
6) “Folks Who Live on the Hill,” written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1937 Movie: High, Wide, and Handsome, recorded in 1944 by Maxine Sullivan and featured on her reliquarious retrospective: The “Le Ruban Bleu” Years – The Complete Recordings 1944-49, with the Armed Forces Radio Service Jubilee Orchestra.
7) “B-19” sung in 1941 by Slim Gaillard with bassist Slam Stewart on vocals from Gaillard’s creative compilation: Laughing in Rhythm. He probably intended to refer to a different airplane because only one B-19 prototype was ever built.
8) “Something for the Boys,” composed by Cole Porter for the 1943 Broadway musical of the same name, featured on the CD: Red Norvo Small Bands – The Complete V-Disc Recordings, featuring Norvo on Vibes, possibly Teddy Wilson on Piano and Carol Bruce on Vocals.
9) The Harry Owens composition “Hawaiian Paradise,” recorded in 1945 and taken from the ringing retrospective: The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection).
10) Taken from the collection of wartime recordings made for the military titled: V-Disc All Stars – With the Singers, we heard the Moe Jaffe composition “Bell Bottom Trousers” sung in 1945 by Connee Boswell and Her V-Disc Play Fellows with The Paulette Sisters, featuring Ms. Boswell on a boogie-woogie piano solo, Boomie Richmond on Tenor Sax, Hank D’Amico on Clarinet, Yank Lawson on Trumpet, Felix Giobbe on Bass and George Wettling on Drums.
11) Tangerine,” the song by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer from the 1942 movie: The Fleet’s In, recorded in 1956 by the drummer Shelly Manne and featured on the singular CD: Combinations – Sessions 1954-1956, with a 26-year-old Andre Previn on Piano and Leroy Vinnegar on Bass.
12) “Got a Letter From My Kid Today,” the song written by Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer taken from the auspicious album: Asleep at the Wheel – Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, with Ray Benson on Vocal, Tim Alexander on Piano, Cindy Cashdollar on Hawaiian Steel and Rickey Turpin on Fiddle.
13) “Bugle Call Rag,” composed in 1922 by Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel but popular during the Second World War, featured on the risible retrospective by Alvino Rey and the King Sisters:So You’re the One! From Sweet to Swing, featuring Mr. Rey on Steel Guitar.
14) “Mom,” the song composed in 1944 by the singer Lena Machado and found on her collection: Hawaiian Song Bird, was intended as a tribute to her Hanai or adoptive mother Mary Davis Loo Pan, who had recently died, as well as to the mothers of sons serving in the military, with whom Ms. Machado spent much time during the war. This 1962 recording features Billy Hew Len on Steel Guitar, Cy Ludington on Guitar and Arranger Bennie Saks (Sakimaki) on Vibes.
15) The Phil Moore song “I'm Gonna See My Baby” by the singer Mildred Bailey from the CD: Music Till Midnight, containing two of her radio shows of the same name that were recorded in 1944 for broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service, featuring her future husband Red Norvo on Vibes with Trummy Young on Trombone, Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Remo Palmieri on Electric Guitar, Billy Taylor on Bass and Specs Powell on Drums.