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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge August 23, 2017
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the birthdays of several of the great musicians who entered this mortal coil during the audacious month of August.
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1) “Kawika” was recorded in 1947 by our Birthday Boy Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders, featuring Ralph Alapa’i on Ukulele, and can be found on the bulging box set: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand.
2) “Ku’u Wa Li’ili’i (Hupa Kole)” was performed and sung by our Birthday Girl Raiatea Helm on her super CD: Sweet & Lovely.
3) The Tahitian song “Tue Hey” was played by the slack-key guitar master and our Natal Notable Led Kaapana on his aquatic album: Black Sand, which was Produced by George Winston
4) 1711:33-1714:02 – “Three Little Words,” the 1930 song by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar, was assayed by our August Birthday Girl, Cyrille Aimee on her discoverable disc: Let’s Get Lost. She was accompanied by Adrien Moignard and Michael Valeanu on Acoustic Guitars, Sam Anning on Bass and Rajiv Jayaweera on Drums. (2:29) Mack Avenue Records, 2016.
5) “Ain’t No Big Thing” was waxed by our Birthday Boy in 1966 and included on his luscious LP: Don Ho Again!
6) “He Ain't Got Rhythm,” the song written by Irving Berlin for the 1937 Movie: On the Avenue, was drawn with tongs from the historical document: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 3: 1936-37, featuring our Natal Numinary Lester Young on Tenor Sax along with Teddy Wilson on Piano, Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Benny Goodman on Clarinet, Freddie Green on Guitar, Walter Page on Bass and Jo Jones on Drums.
7) The Al Sears song “You Will Be Mine” was warbled by our Birthday Boy Al Hibbler, and can be found on the CD version of his ambitious album: After the Lights Go Down Low, with The Leroy Lovett Orchestra, including Leroy Lovett on Piano; Mickey Baker on Electric Guitar and Al Sears on Tenor Sax.
8) The 1950 recording of “You Rascal You” was taken from the copious collection: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, featuring a vocal duet by Mr. Jordan and our Birthday Celebrant Louis Armstrong, who also appears on Trumpet. Although Mr. Armstrong told people throughout his life that he was born on the Fourth of July, his real birthday was August 4, 1901.
9) “Ellis in Wonderland” was recorded in 1956 by our Birthday Boy, the master Guitarist Herb Ellis for his lapidarial LP: Ellis in Wonderland, accompanied by Jimmy Giuffre on Clarinet, Harry "Sweets" Edison on Trumpet, Charlie Mariano on Alto Sax, fellow August Birthday Celebrant Oscar Peterson on Piano, Ray Brown on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.
10) The Joe Greene song, “Make Me a Present of You,” was vocalized in 1958 by our Birthday Girl Dinah Washington and is drawn from the ample anthology: The Essence of Jazz Vocals.
11) The classic “Frenesi,” composed by Alberto Dominguez and was performed by our Natal Notable Buddy Collette on Flute on his 1957 ambidextrous album: Man of Many Parts, supported by Gerald Wiggins on Piano, Gene Wright on Bass and Larry Bunker on Drums. Mr. Collette was the first African-American to perform in a television studio band on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life. As a teacher, his students included woodwind players James Newton, Frank Morgan, Sonny Criss, Eric Dolphy and Charles Lloyd.
12) The tune “Soft Shoe” was composed by Birthday Boy Art Farmer and recorded in 1952 and can be found on the fond look back: Gerry Mulligan Supreme Jazz Super Audio CD. The Baritone Sax Legend is accompanied by Birthday Boy Jimmy Rowles on Piano, Chet Baker on Trumpet and Bobby Whitlock on Bass.
13) “Promise of a Fisherman” was written by our Birthday Celebrant, the Brazilian musician and composer Dori Caymmi and was performed Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 on their 1972 premature production: Primal Roots, featuring Mr. Mendes on Organ and vocalizations by his wife Gracinha Leporace, Lani Hall, the future wife of Herb Alpert, and Karen Phillip.
14) “Improviso Negro,” composed by our Birthday Boy Airto Moreira and Humberto Clayber, was committed to acetate in 1965 by Sambalanço Trio, who were Mr. Clayber on Bass, Cesar Carmago Mariano on Piano and Mr. Moreira on Drums. This version is drawn with swizzle sticks from the copious cornucopia: Bossa Jazz.
15) “Quem Quiser Encontrar O Amor,” the composition by our Birthday Boy, the Brazilian master musician Baden Powell and Geraldo Vandre, comes from the copaceticical collection: Pure Bossa Nova – A View on the Music of Tamba Trio, who were the arranger Luiz Eca on Piano, Bebeto Castilho on Bass and Flute, and Helcio Milito on Drums and & Vocals.
16) “Close Your Eyes,” the 1933 song by Bernice Petkere was used in the 1971 Vincent Price horror movie: The Abominable Dr. Phibes, is sung by our August Birthday Boy Tony Bennett and is found on his esthetical retrospective titled: Jazz. His featured accompanists are Zoot Sims on Tenor Sax, Bernie Leighton on Piano and Milt Hinton on Bass.