Joined: Mar 07, 2008
|Posted: 2017-06-21 3:39 pm  Permalink|
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge: June 21, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show we will once again celebrate the birthdays of a precious passel of musical artists who were born in the justified month of June.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge is broadcast every Wednesday, 5-6 pm Eastern Time (2-3 pm on the West Coast) at www.radiofairfax.org. The show is broadcast live; no recorded shows are archived, but some listeners choose to record it on their computers to listen later. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
1) “The Lady's in Love With You,” the 1939 song by Hoagy Carmichael, Burton Lane and our Birthday Boy Frank Loesser, was sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross and appears on the fond look back: Bing Crosby & Bob Hope -- Two of a Kind.
2) “From This Moment On” was the song composed by our Birthday Boy Cole Porter in 1950 for his musical Out of This World, where it was dropped, but later was included in MGM's 1953 film version of his hit musical: Kiss Me Kate, sung here for us by his fellow June Natal Notable Lena Horne, appearing on The Cole Porter Gold Collection.
3) Another Cole Porter hit, “I Concentrate on You,” written for the movie: Broadway Melodies of 1940, was assayed by Mel Torme and is found on the tributary recording: Cole Porter – A Great American Songwriter.
4) “I Hear a Rhapsody,” was inked by Jack Baker, George Fragos and Dick Gasparre, was sung by our Birthday Girl Helen Humes live at the Pasadena Auditorium in 1952 and included on her copious collection: Be-Baba-Leba, featuring Dexter Gordon on Tenor Sax.
5) “Swedish Pastry” was composed by vibes master Red Norvo and performed by his trio on their 1950 ambulatory album: Move, including our Birthday Celebrant Tal Farlow on Electric Guitar and Charles Mingus on Bass.
6) “Invitation” was written by Bronislaw Kaper and Paul F. Webster for the 1950 Lana Turner-Ray Milland movie: A Life of Her Own and was used in the 1952 Dorothy Maguire-Van Johnson movie: also called Invitation, This version was vocalized by Rosemary Clooney on her 1963 amorous LP: Love, arranged and conducted by her then lover and our June Birthday Boy Nelson Riddle, with Paul Smith on Piano, Al Hendrickson & Robert Gibbons on Guitar, Tommy Pederson, Richard L. Noel, Tommy Shepherd, George Arus and George Roberts on Trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, James Koch, James Kinsler, Harry Klee, Plas Johnson, Gene Cipriano & Abe Most on Sax, James M. McGee and John Cave on French Horn, Katherine Julye on Harp, Joe Comfort on Bass and Irving Cottler on Drums.
7) “A Gem From Tiffany” was written by Bill Holman, performed by our Natal Notable, the genius drummer Shelly Manne & His Men on their 1956 lapidarial LP: Swinging Sounds, including Stu Williams on Trumpet, Charlie Mariano on Alto Sax; Russ Freeman on Piano and Leroy Vinnegar on Bass.
8) “Samba De Una Nota So (One Note Samba)” was composed by the brilliant Brazilian musicians Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça, and was recorded by Quincy Jones on his 1962 ambitious album: Big Band Bossa Nova – The Newest Latin American Rhythm, with our Birthday Boy Lalo Schifrin on Piano, Phil Woods on Alto Sax, Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax, Clark Terry on Trumpet, Roland Kirk on Flute, Jerome Richardson on Woodwinds, Jim Hall on Electric Guitar, Chris White on Bass, Rudy Collins on Drums, and Jack Del Rio, Carlos Gomez and Jose Paula on Percussion.
9) “Sand,” the Hawaiian classic written in 1939 by Andy Iona and Billy Abrams, and this version was waxed in 1976 by Jerry Byrd on his limber LP: Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style, including our Natal Numinary Benny Kalama on Rhythm Guitar and Ukulele and Norman Issacs on Bass.
10) “Charmaine” was composed by Erno Rappe and Lew Pollack for the 1926 silent movie: What Price Glory? was later used in the 1971 movie: The Abominable Dr. Phibes, 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next, 1999’s The Green Mile and the 2011 Sean Penn movie: This Must Be the Place. It was performed for us by our Birthday Boy Manny Albam & His Orchestra on their 1955 laboring LP: The Jazz Workshop, with fellow June Birthday Celebrant Milt Hinton on Bass, Nick Travis and Jimmy Nottingham on Trumpets, Billy Byers on Trombone and Hal McKusick on Alto Sax.
11) “Many a New Day” comes from the superlatatious CD of the same name by the singer Karrin Allyson that is her tribute to the work of Birthday Boy Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The song is from their 1943 pioneering Broadway production: Oklahoma! Arranged by Allyson, this version includes the pianistic talents of June Natal Numinary Kenny Barron and John Patitucci on Bass.
12) “Almost Like Being in Love” was composed by Birthday Celebrant Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner for the 1947 Broadway musical: Brigadoon and was recorded in 1956 by pianist Barbara Carroll and her trio for the lovesome LP: Have You Met Miss Carroll? including her husband Joe Shulman on Bass and Ralph Pollack on Drums.
13) “Without a Song” was written by Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu and Billy Rose for the 1929 Broadway musical: Great Day, and was vocalized for us by our June Birthday Girl Tierney Sutton on her sensational CD: Dancing in The Dark – Inspired by the Music of Frank Sinatra, arranged and conducted by pianist Christian Jacob, with Trey Henry on Bass and Ray Brinker on Drums.
14) “Intocável” was recorded by our Birthday Celebrant, the Brazilian master musician Hermeto Pascoal on Clavichord with his group on their 1987 apt album: So Nao Toca Quem Nao Quer (Only If You Don’t Want It, You Can’t Do It).
15) “Tim Tim por Tim Tim” was composed and performed on Acoustic Guitar by our Birthday Boy João Gilberto and appears on the coolish collection: Chill: Brazil.
16) “Time After Time,” composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by our Birthday Boy Sammy Cahn, originally introduced by Frank Sinatra in the 1947 movie: It Happened in Brooklyn, performed for us by the Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo on his incomparable compact disc: Softly.