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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge: September 27, 2017
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will once again celebrate the birthdays of a solid selection of musical artists who were born in the salubrious month of September.
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1) “Sophisticated Hula,” composed by Sol K. Bright and recorded in the 1940s by singers June Leite and George Naope with Birthday Boy Joe Keawe's Harmony Hawaiians, taken from the coconutty collection: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume One – Hapa Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics.
2) “Twenty-Four Hours a Day,” the Arthur Swanstrom and James Hanley song taken from the anthology: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 1: 1933-1935, recorded in 1935 by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with Birthday Celebrant Chu Berry on Tenor Sax, Roy Eldridge on Trumpet, Teddy Wilson on Piano, Dave Barbour on Guitar, Benny Morton on Trombone, John Kirby on Bass, Cozy Cole on Drums, and of course Benny Goodman on Clarinet, who was having an affair with Lady Day at the time.
3) “Thought, I Heard Buddy Bolden Say,” composed by Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet sung by Morton on the historical document: Sidney Bechet -- Perdido Street Blues, referring to our Natal Notable and jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, who is credited with helping create jazz but who was never recorded. Included on this 1939 recording were Mr. Bechet on Soprano Sax, Albert Nicholas on Clarinet, Sidney De Paris on Trumpet and Claude Jones on Trombone.
4) “Ra-Da-Da-Da” the 1942 recording featuring Birthday Celebrant Slam Stewart on Bass and joining Slim Gaillard on vocal duties, from Mr. Gaillard’s CD Box Set: Laughing in Rhythm.
5) “Love Is the Thing” was waxed by the singer Billy Eckstine on his avant album from 1946 titled: Boppin’ With “B,” featuring our September Birthday Baby Fats Navarro on Trumpet, Gene Ammons on Tenor Sax and Art Blakey on Drums.
6) “Just Friends,” the 1931 song by John Klenner and Sam M. Lewis, comes from the 1949 sonic spectacular: Charlie Parker with Strings, spotlighting the talents of that Alto Sax genius, who also was backed by Ray Brown on Bass and our Birthday Boy Buddy Rich on Drums.
7) “Moanin’,” the Bobby Timmons tune with lyrics by Natal Numinary Jon Hendricks from the 1959 recording by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross included on the LP: Everybody’s Boppin’ featuring Harry “Sweets Edison on Trumpet, Guido Mahones on Piano, Charles Isaacs on Bass, and William Bolden and Jimmy Wormworth on Drums.
8) “Sometimes I'm Happy,” composed by Birthday Boy Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar for the 1927 Broadway musical: Hit the Deck, performed in 1950 by Natal Notable Bud Powell on Piano, Curley Russell on Bass and Max Roach on Drums, from the album: Bud Powell -- Jazz Giant.
9) “Big Town” was performed in 1959 by our Birthday Boy and master guitarist Laurindo Almeida & The Danzaneros and is drawn with swizzle sticks from the cocktail collection: Ultra Lounge: The Crime Scene – Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes.
10) “It Happened in Monterey,” the 1930 song by Billy Rose and Mabel Wayne for the 1930 movie: King of Jazz and was later used in the 1997 Al Pacino-Keanu Reeves movie: The Devil’s Advocate. This version was taken from the 1959 lithesome LP: Back in Town by our Natal Notable Mel Torme & the Mel-Tones, arranged by Marty Paich, who also was on Piano, featuring another September Birthday Boy Art Pepper on Alto Sax, along with Jack Sheldon on Trumpet; Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby Gibbons, Tony Rizzi, and Bill Pittman on Electric Guitars; Victor Feldman on Vibes; Joe Mondragon on Bass; and Mel Lewis on Drums.
11) “Peter Tambourine” the 1939 performance by electronic music pioneer and our Birthday Celebrant Raymond Scott & His Quintette, taken from his anthemic anthology: The Music of Raymond Scott – Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights.
12) “Just Imagine” was composed by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown and Buddy DeSylva for the 1947 June Allyson and Peter Lawford movie: Good News, and comes from the 1958 louche LP: The Nearness of You by the singer Helen Merrill, arranged and conducted by Hal Mooney, and supported by September Natal Notable Oscar Pettiford on Bass, Bobby Jaspar on Flute, Bill Evans on Piano, George Russell on Guitar and Jo Jones on Drums.
13) “Ba Ba Ba La Boogie,” recorded in 1946 by Helen Humes and featured on the collection: Blue and Sentimental, spotlighting our Birthday Celebrant Meade Lux Lewis on Piano, Wild Bill Moore and William Woodman on Tenor Saxes and Irving Ashby on Guitar.
14) “Oh, Lady Be Good” was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the Adele and Fred Astaire and Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards 1924 musical also called Lady Be Good, recorded by our Birthday Boy, the Violin wizard Joe Venuti and the Guitarist George Barnes for their 1994 auspicious album: Gems, with Herb Mickman on Bass, Bobby Gibbons on Rhythm Guitar and Jake Hanna on Drums.
15) “Signing Off” was written by September Birthday Baby Leonard Feather and Bob Russell, and was sung in 1944 by Sarah Vaughan with Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, including Aaron Sachs on Clarinet, Georgie Auld on Tenor Sax, Chuck Wayne on Guitar, Jack Lesberg on Bass and Morey Field on Drums, and was drawn with tongs from the combustible collection: Young Sassy.
16) “You and the Night and the Music” was composed by our September Birthday Baby Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz for the failed 1924 Broadway musical: Revenge With Music, and is sung by Connie Evingson on her soigne CD: Gypsy in My Soul, accompanied by the Seattle convocation Pearl Django, who are Neil Anderson on Acoustic Guitar, Greg Ruby on Rhythm Acoustic Guitar, Michael Gray on Violin, Rick Leppanen on Bass and Darryl Boudreaux on Percussion, along with Susan Pascal on Vibes and Greg Williamson on Drums.