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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: July 30, 2014
On this week’s show we chose to celebrate the birthdays of just some of the superlative musical artists who shuffled onto this mortal coil during the gem-like month of July.
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1) “Slack Key No. 2 (Mahina's Trot)” played by our July Birthday Boy Sonny Chillingworth from his chameleonic compact disc, Endlessly. This tune is his tribute to the Portuguese Fado song tradition.
2) “Reefer Man” recorded in 1932 by Harlan Lattimore and His Connie’s Inn Orchestra, featuring Monseur Lattimore on Vocal, Horace Henderson on Piano and our natal notable Don Redman on Alto Sax, taken from the sybaritic CD: Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947.
3) The Duke Ellington song “Me and You” sung in 1940 by our July Birthday Girl Ivie Anderson found on her righteous retrospective: I've Got the World on a String, with the Ellington orchestra, including Ben Webster on Tenor Sax and July Baby Cootie Williams on Trumpet.
4) Alto Sax master and July Birthday Celebrant Johnny Hodges performs on this Ralph Freed and Burton Lane composition “Guess Who” which appears in the copious compilation: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 2: 1936, also including Teddy Wilson on Piano, Gordon “Chris” Griffin on Trumpet, Harry Carney on Clarinet and Cozy Cole on Drums.
5) “(Back Home Again In) Indiana,” The 1917 song by James F. Hanley and Ballard MacDonald performed by the Tenor Sax player Chu Berry & His Stompy Stevedores in 1937, taken from the anthemic anthology: Hot Lips Page – Jump for Joy! Spotlighting Birthday Boy Buster Bailey on Clarinet, along Mr. Page on Trumpet, George Matthews on Trombone and Cozy Cole on Drums.
6) “(If You Have Some Money to Spend) You Will Always Have a Friend” by our July Birthday Boy, taken his bodacious Box Set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
7) “Red Cross” found on the charismatic compilation: Charlie Parker -- Boss Bird – Studio Recordings 1944-45, featuring July natal notable Tiny Grimes on Guitar leading Charlie Parker on Alto Sax, Clyde Hart on Piano, Jimmy Butts on Bass and Harold "Doc" West on Drums
8) The Nat Adderley and Oscar Brown, Jr. composition “Work Song” sung by our Birthday Boy Billy Eckstine with the orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones from their outstanding 1961album: At Basin St. East: Live! featuring Patti Bowen on Piano.
9) “Con Sandunga” taken from the 1960 landmark LP: Dance Mania, Volume 2, by Tito Puente & His Orchestra, including July Birthday Boy Doc Severinson on Trumpet, long before he became known as the band leader on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.
10) “A Smooth One,” composed by Benny Goodman and our Birthday Boy, the master guitarist Charlie Christian, and performed here by the pianist Junior Mance on his 1959 debut LP as a leader, simply titled Junior, with Ray Brown on Bass and Lex Humphries on Drums.
11) Our July Birthday Celebrant, the songster Johnny Hartman on his 1963 loquacious LP: I Just Dropped By to Say Hello, singing “Kiss & Run” by Rene Denoncin, William Engvick and Jack Ledru, with fellow July natal notable Hank Jones on Piano, Milt Hinton on Bass; and Elvin Jones on Drums.
12) “A Minor Goof,” the composition by Tenorist Brew Moore from our Birthday Boy Cal Tjader’s 1956 admirable album: Black Orchid, featuring Tjader on Vibes, Manuel Duran on Piano; Carlos Duran on Bass; Luis Miranda on Congas; and Bayardo Velarde on Timbales.
13) “Gone,” composed, arranged and conducted by Gil Evans and the only non-Gershwin composition on the 1958 Miles Davis & Gil Evans tribute album: Porgy & Bess, featuring our July Birthday Celebrant Philly Joe Jones on Drums and Miles Davis on Flugelhorn instead of his usual trumpet.
14) The Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes song: Wave (Vou Te Contar), sung by our Birthday Girl Helen Merrill on her capacious compact disc: Casa Forte, accompanied only by her husband Torrie Zito on Piano.
15) “Flying Down to Rio,” written by Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu for the 1933 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie of the same name, from the British Vibraphonist Victor Feldman’s 1959 Latinesque LP: Latinsville!, including July Birthday Boys Conte Candoli on Trumpet and Vince Guaraldi on Piano, along with Walter Benton on Tenor Sax, Stan Levey on Drums, Willie Bobo on Timbales, Mongo Santamaria on Congas and Armondo Peraza on Bongos.