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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: July 5, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we once again embarked on an exploration of Hawaiian, pop and exotica music in all of its macerated munificence.
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1) “Mindanao March” was recorded in 1927 by the Honolulu Players and can be found on the bulging box set: It’s Hotter in Hawaii.
2) “Trade Winds” was composed by Charles Tobias and Cliff Friend, and was sung in 1940 by Bing Crosby with lap steel guitarist Dick McIntyre & His Harmony Hawaiians, and was drawn with swizzle sticks from Der Bingle’s box set: Easy to Remember.
3) “Hilo Hanakahi, the 1947 song written by Lena Machado describes the beauty of Hilo Puna and Kona as well as the majesty of Mauna Kea Mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. This version was performed by Nina Keali'iwahamana on her 1970s London recording later released under the title: Nina, produced, arranged and conducted by Jack DeMello.
4) “Palolo,” the song by Hawaiian composer Charles E. King, is the name of a valley and neighborhood located in Honolulu near Diamond Head. It was recorded by the Ka’au Crater Boys on their 1993 epical effort: Valley Style, featuring Ernie Cruz Jr. on Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Bass, Troy Fernandez on Ukulele and Mike Muldoon on Percussion.
5) “Hula Jazz” by Owana Salazar comes from her CD of the same name. A protege of the legendary steel guitar master Jerry Byrd, she is featured here on Vocal, Steel Guitar and Acoustic Guitar, supported by Kit Ebersbach on Piano, Noel Akimoto on Vibes & Drums, and Stephen Jones on Bass.
6) The lovely place song “Hanauma Bay” was composed by Mary Kawena Pukui and Maddy Lam, and refers to a beautiful bay on the island of O’ahu that features billowing waves and sand that is made from green crystals. It was performed by Cyril Pahinui, the son of the legendary Hawaiian musician Gabby Pahinui, on his superlatitious CD: 6 & 12-String Slack Key.
7) “Kalei'alalikelani” was recorded in 1985 by The Brothers Cazimero on their apt album: The Sound of the Sea Surrounds Me, featuring Robert Cazimero on Bass and Vocals and Roland Cazimero on 12-String Acoustic Guitar and Vocals.
8) The song written in 1916 by Matthew Kane, “Kamakani Ka'ili Aloha,” comes from the righteous retrospective: Hawaiian Legends 2: Extraordinary Kui Lee, who accompanies himself on guitar. The song recounts the tale of a wind that snatches away the wife of a man who gets her back only after enlisting the supernatural assistance of a Kahuna.
9) “The Day That the Circus Left Town” was inked by Carolyn Leigh and E.D. Thomas, and warbled in 1955 by Eartha Kitt, backed by Henri René and his Orchestra, and found on the historical document: Bluebird’s Best – Heavenly Eartha.
10) “Mysteria” came from The Tikiyaki Orchestra’s appelational album: Aloha, Baby! with Jim Bacchi on Electric Guitar; Marty Lush on Vibes; Gary Brandin on Steel Guitar; Brian Kassan on Keyboards and Guitar; Jonpaul Balak on Electric Bass; and Eddie Cleland on Drums.
11) “Rockin' and Rollin' in Hawaii” was written by Norman Kay and performed in 1955 by The De Castro Sisters, drawn with tongs from their edificational LP: Teach Me Tonight.
12) “Night Train,” the 1952 song by Jimmy Forrest, Lewis P. Simpkins and Oscar Washington, was waxed in 1958 by the steel guitar master Alvino Rey on his ambulatory album: A Swingin’ Fling.
13) “Gossipo Perpetuo” by Jean Jacques Perrey from his LP: Moog Indigo is found with difficulty on the appropriately titled anthology: RE/Search Incredibly Strange Music, Volume II.
14) “Cool Whip,” the music for the 1960s television commercial composed by Roy Eaton is taken from Benny Golson’s 1967 television tribute: Tune In, Turn On – To the Hippest Commercials of the Sixties, featuring Richard Tee on Piano & Clavichord.
15) “An Occasional Man” was composed by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and was originally sung by Gloria DeHaven in the 1955 movie: The Girl Rush. This version was recorded in 1958 by Abbey Lincoln on her prestidigitatious production: It’s Magic, with the album’s arranger Benny Golson on Tenor Sax, Kenny Dorham on Trumpet, Jerome Richardson on Baritone Sax and Flute; Wynton Kelly on Piano; Paul Chambers on Bass and Philly Joe Jones on Drums.
16) “Bali Ha'i” from the 1949 Broadway musical: South Pacific, is sung for us by Karrin Allyson on her incomparable compact disc: Many a New Day, her 2015 tribute to the work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. In addition to handling the vocal duties, she also appears on Piano, ably supported by John Patitucci on Bass.