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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: September 13, 2017
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will head back to school with all the other pre- and post-pubescent pupils seeking expanded knowledge and enlightenment in all of its vital and variegated variations.
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1) “Keiki Slack Key” – “Keiki” being the Hawaiian word for child – was performed by the Slack-Key Guitar Master Sonny Chillingworth on his continuingly delightful CD, Endlessly.
2) “Ho’okahi Ukulele Hula” was lovingly derived from the educational album: Underneath the Coconut Tree recorded by members of the Halau Hoomau I Ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i hula school located in Alexandria, Virginia, just down the road from where Dr. Zarkov parks his spaceship. This was composed by Manu Ikaika, who also appears on Ukulele, along with Gabby (Holokai) Gabonia on Vocals and Guitar; Joshhua (Keola) Gabonia on Vocals, Guitar and Electric Bass; and Dwayne (Ikaikaloa) A. Strong Jr. on Ukulele.
3) “Heart-Shaped Tattoo” was performed by the prominent Canadian Ukulele pedagogue James Hill on his incomparable compact disc: Man With a Love Song, where he performs the Vocal and on Tenor Uke, Guitar and Foot, with Anne Davison on Backing Vocal. As a child, Hill benefited from a ukulele instructional program created by J. Chalmers Doane that was used in the British Columbia school, where the Langley Ukulele Ensemble came into existence. Hill participated with the ensemble for more than 10 years and later collaborated with Doane to create the "Ukulele in the Classroom" program in 2008.
4) The 1940 recording, “Tell Me More and More and Then Some” comes from the historical document: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 8: 1939-1940, with the pianist Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, including Roy Eldridge on Trumpet; Bill Bowen and Joe Eldridge on Alto Saxes; Lester Young & Kermit Scott on Tenor Saxes; Freddie Green on Acoustic Guitar; Walter Page on Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums.
5) The song “Howdja Like to Love Me” was composed by Burton Lane and Frank Loesser for the 1938 movie: College Swing, where it was sung by Bob Hope and Martha Raye. It was performed for us by the singer Gail Reese with the Trumpeter Bunny Berigan and his orchestra in 1938 live at the Paradise Restaurant, New York City, and is included on the regulated retrospective: Bunny Berigan Swingin’ & Jumpin’ – Broadcasts 1937-39
6) “Feelin' No Pain (Learning New Customs)” comes from a painstakingly accurate account of the voyages of Christopher Columbus by the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra in their 1991 epic production: The Nina, The Pinta and the S.S. Leviathon.
7) The 1924 composition “Lazy” comes from the 1958 educational album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, with Paul Smith on Piano; Harry “Sweets” Edison, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist & Manny Klein on Trumpets; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar; Juan Tizol on Valve Trombone; Eddie Kusby & Dick Noel on Trombones; Joe Mondragon on Bass; and Alvin Stoller on Drums.
8) The Hawaiian standard by Kui Lee, “Lahaina Luna,” also is the name of a famous high school on Maui, was recorded Slack-Key Guitar player Jeff Peterson (who also is one half of the group Hapa) with Riley Lee on the Shakuhachi Japanese Flute, drawn from their ample album: Haleakala.
9) “Teach Me Tonight” was inked by Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul, and sung in 1954 by The De Castro Sisters -- Peggy, Cherie and Babette – on their rum retrospective also titled Teach Me Tonight, featuring Skip Martin & His Orchestra.
10) “Live and Learn” sung by the Jamaican Vocalizer Roman Stewart comes from the copious collection: Reggae – The Definitive Collection: Songs of Freedom.
11) “A Little Jazz Exercise” was composed and performed by Pianist Oscar Peterson live in Villingen, Germany and included on his 1970 lapidarial LP: Tracks.
12) Next up we heard Sarah Vaughan sing in 1944 the classic: “East of the Sun,” which was written by Princeton University undergraduate Brooks Bowman for the 1934 production of the Princeton Triangle Club that was titled: Stags at Bay. This comes from the Divine One’s bodacious box set: Young Sassy. She is backed by Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, with Aaron Sachs on Clarinet, Georgie Auld on Tenor Sax, Chuck Wayne on Guitar, Jack Lesberg on Bass and Morey Field on Drums.
13) “Wild Child” was composed by Mario Bauza and Ray Hernandez and laid down in 1958 by Machito and his orchestra, and is included on the patriarchal production: El Padrino.
14) The song by the Australian rock group XTC, “Making Plans for Nigel,” was performed by the French group Nouvelle Vague, which was created and led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, appearing on their self-titled 2005 debut CD, spotlighting the vocal talents of Camille Dalmais.
15) The instructional audio lesson “Funky Bikini” comes from the 1999 educational production: The Now Sound of Ursula 1000.