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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: June 25, 2014
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who began their extant existence during the joyous month of June.
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1) “Kilima Waltz,” composed by Keoki E. Awai, found on the 1956 landmark LP: Jerry Byrd – Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style, with Jerry “Manu” Byrd on National Steel Guitar, Birthday Boy Benny Kalama on Rhythm Guitar & Ukulele, and Norman Issacs on Bass.
2) “Tiny's Exercise” recorded in 1944 by tenor sax master Ike Quebec and his quartet and featured on his righteous retrospective: Blue Harlem, with our natal notable Milt Hinton on Bass, Roger “Ram” Ramirez on Piano, Tiny Grimes on Electric Guitar, and J.C. Heard on Drums.
3) “Dream Dust,” written by Eddie Seiler, Sid Marcus and Guy Wood and performed in 1944 by our June Birthday Boy on his anthemic anthology: The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection), including Paul Smith on Piano and Bob Meyer on Bass.
4) “Voo-It,” sung in 1945 by our Birthday Celebrant Helen Humes featured on her choleric collection: Be-Baba-Leba – 1944-52, with Willie Smith on Alto Sax, Tom Archia & Corky Corcoran on Tenor Saxes, Snooky Young on Trumpet, Arnold Ross on Piano.
5) The 1947 song composed by Birthday Boy Frank Loesser “Slow Boat to China,” taken from the 1949 radio broadcast by Alto Sax God Charlie Parker memorialized on the scintillacious CD: Live at the Royal Roost, introduced by the famed DJ Symphony Sid Torrin, and featuring fellow Birthday Celebrant Lucky Thompson on Tenor Sax with Kenny Dorham on Trumpet, Sille Jackson on Vibes, Al Haig on Piano; Tommy Potter on Bass and Max Roach on Drums.
6) The 1925 song by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey “Sweet Georgia Brown” sung by Mildred Bailey on her 1944 radio show: Music Till Midnight, recorded for broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service, with Birthday Boy Specs Powell on Drums and Red Norvo, her future husband, on Vibes, Remo Palmieri on Electric Guitar, Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Billy Taylor on Bass and Teddy Wilson on Piano.
7) “Anything Goes,” composed by our Birthday Boy Cole Porter for the 1934 Broadway musical of the same name, recorded by fellow June Birthday Celebrant Manny Albam on his 1955 LP: The Jazz Workshop, featuring Birthday Boy Milt Hinton on Bass with Nick Travis & Jimmy Nottingham on Trumpets, Billy Byers on Trombone, Bob Brookmeyer on Valve Trombone, Al Cohn on Tenor Sax and Sol Schlinger on Baritone Sax.
8) “This Can’t Be Love” written by our June Natal Notable Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Lorenz Hart for the 1938 Broadway musical: The Boys From Syracuse, found on the 1951 exceptional album by The Red Norvo Trio titled: “Move,” featuring Mr. Norvo on Vibes, a very young Charles Mingus on Bass and our Birthday Boy Tal Farlow on Electric Guitar.
9) “Mambo Carmel,” by Birthday Celebrant Erroll Garner from his lithesome LP: Concert by the Sea, recorded live in 1955 in Carmel, California, with Eddie Calhoun on Bass and Denzil Best on Drums.
10) “The Thrill Is Gone,” the 1931 composition by Ray Henderson and Lew Brown, recorded in 1953 by our Birthday Boy and featured on his reliquarious retrospective: The Best of Chet Baker Sings, with Baker on Vocals & Trumpet; Russ Freeman on Piano, Joe Mondragon on Bass and fellow Natal Luminary Shelley Manne on Drums.
11) “Time After Time,” the song composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by our Birthday Boy Sammy Cahn for the 1947 movie: It Happened In Brooklyn, sung by Lucy Ann Polk on her 1957 lapidarian LP: Lucky Lucy Ann, with the Marty Paich Sextet, including Mr. Paich on arrangements and Piano, Buddy Clark on Bass, Tony Rizzi on Electric Guitar, Dick Noel (Her Husband) on Trombone, Bob Hardaway on Tenor Sax and Mel Lewis on Drums.
12) “You re The Cutest One” recorded in 1960 or 61 by The Latin Jazz Quintet and June Natal Notable Eric Dolphy on Alto Sax, with Felipe Diaz on Vibes, Arthur Jenkins on Piano, Bobby Rodriguez on Bass, Tommy Lopez on Congas, Louie Ramirez on Timbales, featured on the rhumbastic retrospective: Eric Dolphy – Complete Latin Jazz Sides.
13) The classic Bossa Nova composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes: “Wave (Vou Te Contar),” sung by Birthday Boy Joao Gilberto and included on the carioca compilation: Chill: Brazil.
14) “I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover,” the 1927 song by Mort Dixon and Harry M. Woods interpolated by our June Brazilian Birthday Celebrant Lalo Schifrin, featured on Piano on his 1962 album oddity: Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova
15) “Priquitin Pin Pon,” by the Cuban Pianistic Master Bebo Valdes on his 2001 CD: El Arte del Sabor, featuring June Birthday Boy Paquito D’Rivera on Alto Sax, with Israel “Cachao”Lopez on Bass and Carlos “Patato” Valdes on Congas & Percussion.