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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge: May 31, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will once again celebrate the birthdays of a magnificous multitude of musical artists who were born in the maternal month of May.
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1) “Mi Nei” was performed by Birthday Boy George Kainapau & The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders, and comes from the crisp collection: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Six – Night Club Hula Hawaiian Style – Bell Records Recordings.
2) “Little Jazz” was waxed in 1945 by our Natal Notable, the clarinetist Artie Shaw and His Orchestra. The tune’s title was the nickname of the trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and appears on his bulging box set: Little Trumpet Jazz Giant.
3) “What More Can a Woman Do?” was composed by the married couple and May Birthday Babies, the singer Peggy Lee and guitarist Dave Barbour, and was warbled in 1945 by Sarah Vaughan, joined by Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet, Charlie Parker on Alto Sax, Flip Phillips on Tenor Sax, Chuck Wayne on Electric Guitar, Nat Jaffe on Piano, Bill DeArango on Guitar, Curley Russell on Bass and Max Roach on Drums, and is derived from Ms. Vaughn’s righteous retrospective: Young Sassy.
4) “Stompin' at the Savoy” was inked by Edgar Sampson and Andy Razaf, and is drawn with tongs from our Birthday Celebrant’s 1956 regulated recording: Red Garland’s Piano, with Paul Chambers on Bass and Arthur Taylor on Drums.
5) “You're Lucky to Me” was written by Eubie Blake and Andy Razaf for the Broadway musical: Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1930, and was sung in 1956 by Helen Merrill on her LP: Dream of You, which was arranged and conducted by our Birthday Boy Gil Evans, supported by Hank Jones on Piano, John LaPorta on Alto Sax, Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar, Art Farmer on Trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehak on Trombones, Tom Mitchell on Bass Trombone, Jimmy Buffington on French Horn, Oscar Pettiford on Bass and Joe Morello on Drums.
6) “Flyin' Home,” by Lionel Hampton and our Birthday Boy Benny Goodman, was performed in the mid to late 1940s, here features Red Norvo on Vibes, Flip Phillips on Tenor Sax and Aaron Sachs on Clarinet, and is found on the historical document: Red Norvo Small Bands -- The Complete V-Disc Recordings.
7) “Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song),” the 1913 song composed by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau and Dorothy Stewart, based on a traditional Maori song, was sung in 1947 by Birthday Boy Bing Crosby, deliberately derived from his bodacious box set: Easy to Remember, supported by another May Celebrant Ken Darby’s Singers.
8) “What's Your Story, Morning Glory” was composed by Jack Lawrence, Paul Francis Webster and our Birthday Girl Mary Lou Williams, and this version was sung by Teri Thornton on her 1961 hellish LP: Devil May Care, supported by Clark Terry on Trumpet, Britt Woodman on Trombone, Earl Warren on Alto Sax, Selden Powell on Tenor Sax, Wynton Kelly on Piano, Sam Herman on Guitar, Sam Jones on Bass and Jimmy Cobb on Drums, and was arranged and conducted by Norman Simmons.
9) “Felicia and Bianca” was composed by our Birthday Boy Oscar Castro-Neves, who appears on Acoustic Guitar along with Lee Ritenour on Electric Guitar, Mark Isham on Trumpet and Cassio Duarte on Percussion on the Harmonica Genius Toots Thielemans’s 1992 ample album: The Brasil Project.
10) “Squeeze Me” was the 1925 song by our Natal Numinary Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, and was performed by May Birthday Girl Lucy Ann Polk on her 1957 loquacious LP: Lucky Lucy Ann, with the Marty Paich Sextet, including Mr. Paich on arrangements and Piano, Tony Rizzi on Electric Guitar, her husband Dick Noel on Trombone, Bob Hardaway on Tenor Sax, Buddy Clark on Bass and our May Birthday Baby Mel Lewis on Drums.
11) “Double Play!” also is the name of the album this track comes from, recorded in 1957 by pianists Andre Previn and Birthday Celebrant and the tune’s composer Russ Freeman, subtly supported by Shelley Manne on Drums.
12) “Sophisticated Lady,” composed by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, comes from our Birthday Girl Rosemary Clooney’s 1956 collaboration with Duke Ellington, his Orchestra and Piano, titled Blue Rose.
13) “This Can't Be Love” was composed by our Birthday Boy Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1938 Broadway musical: The Boys From Syracuse and used in the 1963 movie: Billy Rose’s Jumbo, was sung by another May Natal Notable, Shirley Horn, who accompanies herself on piano on her 1988 proximate production: Close Enough for Love, with Charles Ables on Bass and Steve Williams on Drums.
14) “Sean Jones Comes Down” features our May Birthday Boy on Trumpet and is taken from his introverted album: The Search Within, featuring Brian Hogans on Alto Sax, Orrin Evans on Piano, Kahlil Kwame Bell on Percussion, Obed Calvaire on Drums and Luques Curtis on Bass.