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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge August 2, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we engaged in another extrarodainarious and entropical exploration of exotica in all its efluvial eforvescence.
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1) “Magic Island” the Ken Darby composition performed on the four-mallet vibraphone by Arthur Lyman on his album: The Legend of Pele, Recorded in 1955 at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome in Honolulu.
2) “Eden's Island” by Eden Ahbez on his 1960 LP also called Eden’s Island The song originally was titled “Tobago” when it was released earlier as a single. This features arrangements by former Stan Kenton pianist Paul Moer, with Mr. Ahbez on Fute and Vocals, Emil Richards on Marimba, and Frank Capp on Drums. All of the background sounds were taken from standard sound effects records of the day.
3) “Kono's Revenge” by The Tikiyaki Orchestra comes from their sunsplashed CD: Aloha, Baby!, spotlighting the talents of Marty Lush on Vibes, Jim Bacchi on Electric Guitar and Bongos, Brian Kassan on Organ, Jonpaul Balak on Electric Bass and Eddie Cleland on Drums.
4) “Haole Beach Sunset,” composed by the vital vibraphonist Brian O’Neill, a/k/a Mr. Ho, appears on the Waitiki’s wonderful album: Rendezvous in Okonkuluku, including Randy Wong on Bass and Mickey Connors on Drums.
5) “Two Ladies in De Shade of de Banana Tree” was written by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote for the 1954 Broadway musical: House of Flowers, which was set in Trinidad, and is sung for us by Ethel Azama on her languorous LP: Exotic Dreams, which was recorded in 1958 by Liberty Records at the urging of Martin Denny.
6) Composed by Gordon Clifford and Nacio Herb Brown, the song “Paradise” was performed by Paul Conrad on his 1959 numinous album: Exotic Paradise.
7) “Music to Watch Girls By,” the 1966 song inked by Bob Crewe was waxed by The Tiki Tones on their incomparable compact disc: The Leisure Experiment, featuring Nash Agnew on Guitar, Jeff Wiley and Skip Waring on Trumpets, Rex Woodbriar on Bass Guitar, Loops and Sampler; Len Curiel and Izzy Garcia on Latin Percussion; and Atlast Rockmont on Drums, Loops and Sampler.
8) “Mark of the Unnamed” was delightfully derived from the scintillacious CD: The Budos Band III and included Jared Tankel on Baritone Sax and Mike Deller on Organ.
9) “Kizmiaz” by The Cramps from their 1985 recording: A Date With Elvis, with Lux Interior on vocal and his canonical wife, Poison Ivy, on Backing Vocals, Guitar and Bass.
10) “Coronation,” written and performed by Martin Denny, is found on his righteous retrospective: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
11) “The Hidden Village” by the Hula Girls from their CD: The Curse of the Tiki, with Spike Marble on Vocals and Guitar; DJ Bonebrake on Vibes; Gary Brandin on Steel Guitar; Lucas Vigor on Vocal and Bass; and Dominic Tucci on Drums and Percussion; and and Crazy Al on Coconuts.
12) “On Broadway,” the 1963 song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, came from Nino Tempo’s 1963 eponymous LP of the same name, featuring Eddie Cano on Piano.
13) “Mona Is Typing” is taken from the nominal album: Lua-O-Milo – The Exotic Sounds of Skip Heller, including Skip Heller on Piano, Marc Sherman on Xylophone and Bass Clarinet, Frank Lee Sprague on Bass and Michael Dubin on Drums.
14) The theme from the 1968 Jane Fonda movie: Barbarella was performed by the pluperfect pianistic duo Ferrante & Teicher, and appears on the copious collection: Ultra-Lounge Mondo Hollywood – Movie Madness From Tinsel Town.
15) The Keola Beamer composition: “Honolulu City Lights” was recorded by the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute master Riley Lee and Guitarist Jeff Peterson on their alliterative album: Maui Morning.
16) “Aloha Oe (Farewell to You),” composed by Queen Lili’uokalani, performed by George Kuo from his superlatitious CD: O Ke Aumoe – Night of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.