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I was away from my computer last week so I am posting two week's worth of playlists. Dr. Zarkov
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 6, 2014
On this week’s show we once again climbed the lunatic lunar heights and plumbed the dimming depths of pop and exotica in all of its spelunkable sinuosity.
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1) “Cosmics,” composed and recorded in 1933 by Hoagy Carmichael, appearing on his album: Stardust and Much More.
2) “My Voot Is Really Vout” sung in 1951 by Dinah Washington in the nonsense language invented by Ur-Hipster Slim Gaillard, accompanied by Lucky Thompson’s All Stars, and found on the coital compilation: Sexcapades – Songs of Love, Lust and Depravity.
3) “What a Difference a Day Makes,” the 1934 song by Mexican composer Maria Grever w/English lyrics by Stanley Adams, recorded in the late 1940s for a radio studio transcription by the songstress Kay Starr, accompanied by Joe Venuti on Violin and Les Paul on Electric Guitar and Piano, taken from the CD collection of her radio transcriptions titled Performance.
4) “On the Rocks” from Bob Thompson’s 1959 epic LP of the same name, quoting the different styles of various arrangers of the era, and featuring Emil Richard on Vibes.
5) “On an Evening in Roma (Sott'er Celo De Roma),” which was composed by Sandro Taccani, Umberto Bertini and Nan Fredricks and recorded in 1958 by Dean Martin and appearing on Dean’s The Capitol Collectors Series contribution, ably supported by The Gus Levene Orchestra.
6) “Kiss Me First” sung by Roy Hamilton in 1959, composed by Steve Allen and Neil Hefti, and found on the historical document: The Songs of Steve Allen.
7) “Driftwood and Dreams” from Henry Mancini’s 1957 LP of the same name, featuring a future composer for television and the movies, Dominic Frontiere on Accordion, along with Lou Maury on Organ, Laurindo Almeida on Electric Guitar.
8) “Moon Moods” recorded in by Les Baxter’s Orchestra for his 1947 78-RPM Records Box Set: Music of the Moon, spotlighting the chronic contributions of Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman on Theremin, and included in the cosmic compilation: Moonage Timequake.
9) “La Voce Della Luna (The Voice of the Moon), the theme music composed by Nicola Piovani for Federico Fellini’s last film, which was made in 1990, from the cinematic CD set: Tutto Fellini.
10) “Dedicatory Piece to the Crew and Passengers of the First Experimental Rocket Express to the Moon” composed by the Great Raymond Scott, taken from the scintillacious CD by The Beau Hunks Sextette titled: Celebration on the Planet Mars: A Tribute to Raymond Scott, with Robert Veen on Tenor Sax, Ronald Jansen Heijtmajer on Clarinet, Menno Daams on Trumpet, Jakob Klaasse on Piano & Celeste, Gert-Jan Blom on Bass and Louis Debij on Percussion.
11) “The Kiss of Ku” by the Houstonian outfit Clouseaux from their soigne CD: Lagoon! featuring the sonic stylings of Miss Formica Dinette, Johanna Harris and Steffany Johnston on Vocals, and Kelly Doyle on Electric Guitar and John Best on Vibes. The album title refers to Sig’s Lagoon Record Store in Houston and the word “lagoon,” which was Beatniks slang for “cool.”
12) “Souvonica,” the name of the song and the 1997 antic album by 8 1/2 Souvenirs, with Vocals by Chrysta Bell and Glover Gill, who also tickles the ivories on this track, Olivier Giraud on Guitar, Todd Wulfmeyer on Bass and Adam Berlin on Drums.
13) “Bocaccio Soul,” inked by Antonio Guajirro and Augusto Alguero and recorded in 1968 by Augusto Alguero and His Orchestra, taken from the anterior anthology: Swingin’ Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama.
14) The Guns ‘N’ Roses classic ballad: “Welcome to the Jungle” performed by Richard Cheese and his band, Lounge Against the Machine, on their chameleonic compact disc: Apertif for Destruction, featuring Bobby Ricotta on Piano and Gordon Brie on Bass.
15) “Slauson Shuffle” waxed by The Tiki Tones and drawn from the copacetic collection: Pottery Barn Tiki Rhythms.
16) “La Bikina” composed by Ruben Fuentes and found on Esquivel’s early Sixties-ish lapidarial LP: Music From a Sparkling Planet.
17) “Hit the Road to Dreamland,” composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer for the 1942 Movie: Star Spangled Rhythm, sung for us by Jane Monheit and found on the bulbous Box Set: Essential Lounge.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: August 13, 2014
On this week’s show we savored and swung to the sounds of great Latin tunes by the bands and musical masters who created them throughout the years ranging from the palladium ballroom era to today’s Latinesque dancing beats.
1) “Rumbabambola” by Noro Morales, found on the antic anthology: South of the Border – Greatest Latin Hits.
2) “El Mambo Diablo,” performed in 1952 by Tito Puente, who is heard here on Vibes, taken from his crowning collection: El Rey.
3) “Mississippi Mambo,” recorded in Havana in 1955 by Bebo Valdes, leading the orchestra and playing the Piano on this track from his Greatest Hits album, with his Sabor de Cuba Orchestra with Alejandro “El Negro” Vivar and Luis Escalante on Trumpet, Generoso “El Tojo” Jiminez on Trombone, Gustavo Mias, Rafael “Cabito” Quesada and Virgilio Vixama on Saxes & Clarinet, Enrique “Kike” Hernandez on Bass, Guillermo Barreto on Drums, and Rolando Alfonso and Candido Camero on Congas.
4) “Cuando Cuba Cantaba,” a Guaracha tune sung by Junior Toledo on the superlative CD by Cesar Concepcion and his Orquesta Recuerdos titled: Nostalgia.
5) “Cafe Mambo” by Emilio Reyes and his Orquesta, included on the antic anthology: Mambologia Pa’ Gozar, Volume 1.
6) “La Enganadora” from the 1997 Cubanismo compact disc: Introducing Ruben Gonzalez, with Mr. Gonzalez on Piano, Orlando “Cahaito” Lopez on Bass, Manuel “Guajuiro” Mirabal on Trumpet, Amadito Valdes on Timbales, Roberto Garcia on Congas & Cowbell. Carlos Gonzalez on Congas, Alberto “Virgilio” Valdes on Maracas, Catlos Puisseaux on Guitar and Richard Eques on Flute.
7) “Descarga, No. 1000” by the great Chico O'Farrill, featuring Frank Anderson on Organ, Sonny Oscar on Electric Harpsichord, Lennie Hambro on Alto Sax, and Candido Camero & Carlos “Patato” Valdez on Congas found on the combustive compilation: Mambomania -- Talkin’ Verve.
8) “Mambo Inn,” composed by Mario Bauzá , Edgar Sampson and Bobby Woodlen, recorded in 1956 by the conga and bongo drums master Candido Camero for his eponymous LP: Candido with Al Cohn on Tenor Sax, Dick Katz on Piano, Joe Puma on Guitar, Whitey Mitchell on Bass and Ted Sommer on Drums.
9) “Pa' La Paloma” composed and performed by Tito Puente on his concupescient collaboration with the singer Celia Cruz on their 1972 album: Algo Especial Para Recordar (Something Special to Remember).
10) “Love Dance” taken from the copacetic collection: Taboo – The Greatest Hits of Arthur Lyman -- The Sensual Sounds of Exotica, Recorded at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome, Honolulu.
11) “Tico Tico (Samba)” Don Swan’s 1960 interpretation of the 1917 song by the Brazililan composer Zequinha de Abreu, found on the hysterically historical anthology: Ultra-Lounge Mambo Fever – Samba! Rhumba! Hot Cha-Cha-Cha!
12) “Palo Mayombe” composed by Rudy Calzado, taken from the tributary compact disc dedicated to the music of Mongo Santamaria: Jose Rizo’s Mongorama, with Adonis Puentes on Vocal, Justo Almario on Tenor Sax, Oscar Hernandez on Piano, Dayren Santamaria on Violin; Joey De Leon on Congas, Ramon Banda on Timbales, Alfredo Ortiz on Percusssion and Rene Comacho on Bass, produced by Radio Disk Jockey Jose Rizo.
13) “Oui Parle Francais” by Compay Segundo, featured on the bulging Box Set: Hecho en Cuba.
14) The classic tune composed by the alto sax legend Lester Young for the New York radio disc jockey Symphony Sid Torrin: Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, recorded in 1990 by conga drums master Poncho Sanchez as part of The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, with David Torres on Piano and Gene Burkert on Tenor Sax.
15) “Son de Cuba” by the Washington, DC, band Sin Miedo – whose name in Spanish means “Fearless,” taken from their apprehendable album: Estoy Enamorado, featuring Alfredo Mojico on lead Vocal, Didier Prossaird on Piano and Alex “Pope” Norris on Trumpet.
[ This Message was edited by: Dr. Zarkov 2014-09-04 04:35 ]