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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: June 11, 2014
On this week’s show we chose to celebrate the bodacious and bountiful musical form known as the blues in all of its multifarious and magical manifestations.
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1) The 1921 song by Dave Ringle and Fred Meinken, “Wabash Blues” performed by the Tubize Royal Hawaiian Orchestra and found on the historical document: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics – Historic Recordings 1927-1938.
2) “Goodbye Blues” recorded in the 1940s by Felix Mendelsohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders and included on their required retrospective: Crazy Rhythm Hawaiian Swing.
3) The song composed in 1920 by Johnny Noble and Sonny Cunha, “Hula Blues” played in the 1940s by Jules Ah See and found on the concupiscent compilation: History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar.
4) “Grandpa’s Spells, Take 2” recorded in 1926 or 27 and found on the scholarly CD: Jelly Roll Morton – Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago “Red Hot Peppers” Sessions.
5) “Baby Get Lost,” the 1949 recording by Billie Holiday and Buster Harding & His Orchestra, taken from the German box set: Lady Sings the Blues.
6) “L.A. Blues,” written and sung in 1947 by Charles “Crown Prince” Waterford, drawn from the colorful collection: Jazz Noire – Darktown Sleaze From the Mean Streets of 1940s L.A.
7) “Scufflin',” the tune inked and played on tenor sax by Ike Quebec from his righteous retrospective: Blue Harlem, with the Ike Quebec All Stars, featuring: Johnny Guarneri on Piano, Bill De Arango on Electric Guitar, Milt Hinton on Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums.
8) We return once again to Los Angeles, this time in 1945 for “Central Avenue Boogie,” composed by Pete Johnson and sung by Helen Humes on her ample anthology: Be-Baba-Leba – 1944-52, with Willie Smith on Alto Sax, Tom Archia and Corky Corcoran on Tenor Saxes, Snooky Young on Trumpet and Arnold Ross on Piano.
9) The Charlie Parker classic “Parker's Mood” interpreted vocally by the singer with the appropriatative appellation King Pleasure on his able album: Interpretation of Moods.
10) The 1951 recording, “New Blowtop Blues,” composed by Jane & Leonard Feather and found on the diggable drop, The Definitive Dinah Washington.
11) “Rusty Dusty Blues,” written by J. Mayo Williams and sung by Mark Murphy on his 1962 louche LP: That’s How I Love the Blues.
12) “Learnin' the Blues,” the 1955 song by Dolores Vicki Silvers performed live before an in- studio audience in the year it was composed and released on the superlative CD: Bobby Troup Sings Troup, Mercer and More, featuring Howard Roberts on Electric Guitar and Mr. Troup on Vocal and Piano.
13) The Bonnie Raitt classic “Give It Up or Let Me Go” sung by Karrin Allyson on her 1996 scintillacious CD: Collage, accompanying herself on Piano with Rod Fleeman on Guitar and Randy Weinstein on Harmonica, strongly supported by Bob Bowman on Bass and Todd Strait on Drums.
14) “New Parchman,” waxed by Mose Allison for his 1964 lexicological LP: The Word From Mose, singing and banging the keys with Ben Tucker on Bass and Ron Lundberg on Drums.
15) “Late at Bailey's Pad,” The 1959 opus inked by Alex North for the TV series: 77 Sunset Strip, performed by Warren Barker & Warner Bros. Star Instrumentalists, found on the forensic foray: Crime Jazz – Music in the Second Degree.
16) “March On, March On” from the 1960 landmark LP: Oliver Nelson – Screamin’ the Blues, composed by the album’s Producer Esmond Edwards and featuring George Duvivier on Bass, Oliver Nelson and Eric Dolphy on Alto Sax solos, with Richard Williams on Trumpet, Richard Wyands on Piano, and Roy Haynes on Drums.