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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: May 24, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we indulged in a celarious celebration of the bodaciously abundant musical form known as the blues in all of its multifarious and maturational manifestations.
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1) “Candy Man Blues” appears on the essential CD: 1928 Sessions by the legendary blues pioneer Mississippi John Hurt.
2) “Careless Love,” the 1926 song claimed by W.C. Handy but thought to be older and unattributable,was performed and sung in 1959 by Snooks Eaglin, appearing on his only album release, titled: New Orleans Street Singer.
3) “Hula Blues,” the 1920 song by written by Johnny Noble and Sonny Cunha, was played by the dynamic duo of Jim & Bob, The Genial Hawaiians, in 1933 and appears on the bulging box set: It’s Hotter in Hawaii.
4) “Bumble Bee” was waxed in 1929 and released in 1939 by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie, featuring Joe McCoy on Acoustic Guitar, and is drawn with tongs from the anthemic anthology: The Prewar Blues Story – 1926-1943.
5) The 1927 recording of “Weary Blues” comes from the righteous retrospective The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, with Armstrong on Cornet, his wife Lil Hardin Armstrong on Piano, Johnny Dodds on Clarinet, Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo, Peter Briggs on Tuba, John Thomas on Trombone and Baby Dodds on Drums.
6) “Junk Man” was composed by Joseph Meyer with lyrics by a 23-year-old Frank Loesser, and was sung in 1934 by Mildred Bailey in a version fondly found on her creative collection: Cocktail Hour Series, ably supported by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, including Goodman on Clarinet, Coleman Hawkins on Tenor Sax, Manny Klei and Charlie Margulis on Trumpets, Arthur Schutt on Piano, Dick McDonough on Guitar, Artie Bernstein on Bass and Gene Krupa on Drums.
7) “Davenport Blues,” created by the legendary jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke, was played for us by guitarist Ry Cooder on his 1978 ambitious album simply titled: Jazz, featuring David Sherr on Bass Clarinet, Tom Collier on Vibes, Harvey Pittel on Alto Sax and Tom Pedrini on Bass.
8) The W.C. Handy classic “St. Louis Blues” came from the singer Helen Humes’ 1960 lovely LP: Songs I Like to Sing! with the band arranged and conducted by Marty Paich, including Art Pepper on Alto Sax and Clarinet, Ben Webster and Teddy Edwards on Tenor Saxes, Bill Hood on Baritone Sax, Andre Previn on Piano, Barney Kessel on Guitar, Leroy Vinnegar on Bass, and Shelly Manne on Drums.
9) “Longhair's Blues-Rhumba” was recorded in 1949 and was released on the 1972 limber LP: New Orleans Piano by Professor Longhair, featuring Charles Burbeck on Tenor Sax.
10) “Blues in the Night” was composed by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1941 movie of the same name and was nominated for an Academy Award for best song. This version was taken from the 1959 LP: Ping Pong by Alvino Rey & His Orchestra, featured on the Ultra-Lounge CD collection: Space Capades – Atomic-Age Audities and Hi-Fi Hi-Jinks.
11) “Bye Bye Blues,” the 1925 song by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray, was performed by guitarist Duke Robillard and singer Sunny Crownover on their albumic tribute to Les Paul: Tales From the Tiki Lounge, which features Marty Ballou on Bass, Mark Texeira on Percussion and Drums, Doug James on Bass Clarinet and the Providence Mandolin Orchestra.
12) “Toots Shor’s Blues” was composed by Elmer Bernstein for the 1957 Burt Lancaster-Tony Curtis movie: Sweet Smell of Success, and is found on the copious collection: Tease – The Beat of Burlesque.
13) “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” was written by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Mann Curtis and was sung for us by Mavis Rivers on her able album: Mavis Meets Shorty, arranged and conducted by Chuck Sagle including Shorty Rogers on Flugelhorn, Dick Grove on Piano, Red Callendar on Tuba, Al McKibbon on Bass, Larry Bunker on Bongos, and Alvin Stoller and Earl Palmer on Drums.
14) “Desmond Blue,” not surprisingly was inked by alto sax master Paul Desmond and is found on his 1961 recording: Late Lament, arranged and conducted by Bob Prince, with Jim Hall on Electric Guitar, Albert Richman on French Horn, Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on Woodwinds, Gloria Agostini on Harp, Milt Hinton on Bass and Robert Thomas on Drums.
15) “Blues, You're the Mother of Sin,” was written by the famed singer Billy Eckstine and Sid Kuller, and was vocally assayed for our edification by Mark Murphy on his 1962 heart-felt LP: That’s How I Love the Blues, featuring Roger Kellaway on Piano, Jim Hall on Electric Guitar, Nick Travis and Clark Terry on Trumpets, Ben Tucker on Bass and Dave Bailey on Drums.
16) “Babes Blues” was composed and sung by Sachal Vasandani on his scintillacious CD: Hi-Fly, with Jeb Patton on Piano, Ambrose Akinmusire on Trumpet, John Ellis on Tenor Sax, David Wong on Bass and Kendrick Scott on Drums.