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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: June 14, 2017
On today’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the righteous and regal career of the rightfully top ranked American composer Richard Rodgers, who was born in Queens, New York, on June 28, 1902, and who is justly famed for his creative collaborations with the lithesome lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.
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1) “People Will Say We're in Love” was written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for the 1943 Broadway musical: Oklahoma! and was recorded by arranger and conductor Bob Thompson on his 1959 LP: Mmm Nice!
2) “The Lady Is a Tramp” comes from the 1937 Rodgers & Hart Broadway musical: Babes in Arms, and this version comes from the historical document: Yes, I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story, Disc One.
3) The Rodgers & Hart classic, “Lover,” was used in the 1932 movie: Love Me Tonight, and comes from the righteous retrospective: Mary Lou Williams – A Keyboard History, recorded in 1954 in Paris for the landmarkable LP: Mary Lou, with Alvin “Buddy” Banks on Bass and Jean-Louis Viale on Drums.
4) “It Never Entered My Mind” was by Rodgers & Hart for their 1940 musical: Higher and Higher, was performed by in 1956 and is found on the surprising CD: Russell Garcia’s Wigville Band, featuring Peggy Connelly on Vocal, Russ Cheever on Soprano Sax, Al Hendrickson on Acoustic Guitar, Pete Candoli and Stu Williamson on Trumpet; Charlie Mariano on Alto Sax; Bill Hollman on Tenor Sax; Jimmy Giuffre on Baritone Sax; Max Bennett on Bass; and Stan Levey on Drums.
5) “Everything I've Got (Belongs to You)” was written by Rodgers & Hart for the 1942 musical: By Jupiter, and was waxed by Trumpeter Shorty Rogers and Pianist Andre Previn on their 1955 creative coming together titled: Collaboration, with Bud Shank on Alto Sax, Jimmy Giuffre on Baritone Sax, Al Hendrickson on Electric Guitar, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Shelly Manne on Drums.
6) “I Could Write a Book” came from the 1940 Rodgers & Hart Broadway Show: Pal Joey, and this version is taken from the vocalist and pianist Harry Connick Jr. from this 1989 soundtrack recording: When Harry Met Sally, with Benjamin Jonah Wolfe on Bass and Jeff “Tain” Watts on Drums and an orchestra conducted by Marc Sahirman.
7) “A Wonderful Guy” was created by Rodgers & Hammerstein for their 1940 Musical: South Pacific, and was sung by Joanie Sommers on her 1961 LP: The “Voice” of the Sixties! arranged and conducted by Neil Hefti, including Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli and Stu Williamson on Trumpets; Frank Rosolino, Tommy Pederson and Ted Nash on Trombones; Dale Anderson on Vibes; Gene Di Novi on Piano; Emil Richards on Vibes and Tambourine; Bob Gibbons on Electric Guitar; Al McKibbon on Bass and Shelly Manne on Drums.
8) My Funny Valentine” was inked by Rodgers & Hart for the 1937 Broadway Musical: Babes in Arms and comes from the completist conglomeration: The Barbara Carroll Trio – Complete 1951-1956 Recordings, with Ms. Carroll on Piano, her husband Joe Shulman on Bass and Herb Wasserman on Drums, and was originally released on her 10-inch album, Piano Panorama.
9) “Do It the Hard Way,” by Rodgers & Hart for their 1949 musical, Pal Joey, recorded in 1989 by the Brit group The Jazz Renegades on their ambitious album: Freedom Samba, with Sarah Jane Morris on Vocal, including Alan Curtis Barnes on Reeds, Paul Lacey on Trumpet, Dave Newton on Piano and Paul Carr on Electric Guitar.
10) “Falling in Love With Love” is from the 1938 Rodgers & Hart Musical: The Boys From Syracuse, and is derived from the creative collaboration: Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown – Complete Recordings, recorded in 1954, arranged by Quincy Jones and featuring Merrill on Vocal, Brown on Trumpet, Jimmy Jones on Piano; Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar; Danny Banks on Tenor Sax, Oscar Pettiford on Bass and Bobby Donaldson on Drums.
11) “Bali Ha'i,” the Rodgers & Hammerstein song from their 1949 Broadway musical: South Pacific, recorded by the Chico Hamilton Quintet for the 1958 LP: Chico Hamilton Plays South Pacific in Hi-Fi, featuring Paul Horn on Flute, Fred Katz on Cello, John Pisano on Electric Guitar, Hal Gaylor on Bass & Chico Hamilton on Bongos
12) “Where or When” was composed by Rodgers & Hart for the 1937 musical: Babes in Arms, and is hear here on the 1998 incomparable compact disc: Sinatraland by Patrick Williams and His Big Band, spotlighting the talents of Phil Woods on Alto Sax. Arranger and conductor Williams, is best known as the composer for 1970s and '80s TV hits including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show," “The Bob Newhart Show," “The Streets of San Francisco" and “Lou Grant."
13) “It Might as Well Be Spring”, written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for the 1945 movie: State Fair, is sung by Stacey Kent of her quietudinous CD: Hushabye Mountain, Colin Oxley on Acoustic Guitars, her husband Jim Tomlinson on Tenor Sax, David Newton on Piano, Simon Thorpe on Bass and Jasper Kviberg on Drums.