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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: October 4, 2017
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we are going to engage in another extrarodainarious and entropical exploration of exotica in all its efluvial effervescence. So pour your preferred potable into your most outré Tiki mug and settle in to savor some of the sweetest sounds this side of the Hanalei river.
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1) The 1926 recording of “I’ll Fly to Hawaii” by Gowan’s Rhapsody Makers was retrieved from the historical compact disc: Jazz Goes Hawaiian.
2) “Don't Stop Loving Me” was composed and sung by Sol Hoopii, who also plays the acoustic steel guitar, in 1933, and came from the righteous retrospective: Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette – Classic Hawaiian Steel Guitar Performances 1933-34.
3) “Wai O Ke Aniani (Crystal Water)” was performed by Philip “Gabby” Pahinui With Joe Diamond and Ralph Alapai in the 1950s, and was dappily derived from the ample anthology: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume 7 – The History of Slack Key Guitar.
4) “Hawaii Chimes” (a/k/a “Hawaiian Chomos”) was played by the Quebec group Le Mai Tai Orchestra under direction of Sir Christopher McLaren on their disc of discovery: I Found My Wahine.
5) “Hawaiian Hospitality,” the 1935 song written by Harry Owens and Ray Kinney, was sung in 1943 by Dorothy Lamour with Dick McIntyre & His Harmony Hawaiians and appears on her fond look back: Dorothy Lamour -- Queen of the Hollywood Islands.
6) “Taboo” was taken from the colorful collection: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny.
7) “Sea-Spray (Speed Boats)” by Bob Thompson from his 1960 transportation-themed LP: The Sound of Speed, performed by the Orchestra Dei Concerti di Roma.
8) “Bye-Bye Blues” by Esquivel and His Orchestra from the 1960 LP: Infinity in Sound, Volume 2.
9) “Cocktails for Two” was composed by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow for the 1934 movie: Murder at the Vanities, and recorded in 1952 by Billy May and His Orchestra, appearing on the aptly titled album: Billy’s Best
10) “Baby, Baby All the Time,” was originally written for Julie London by her husband Bobby Troup and was sung for us by Frankie Lane with the Buck Clayton & His Orchestra on his 1956 auditory album: Jazz Spectacular, with Buck Clayton on Trumpet; Sir Charles Thompson on Piano, Budd Johnson and Nick Nicholas on Tenor Sax, Dave McRae on Baritone Sax; Hilton Jefferson on Alto Sax; J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding and Urbie Green on Trombones, Milt Hinton on Bass; Clifton Best on Guitar; and Jo Jones on Drums.
11) “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” was inked by Cole Porter for the 1943 movie: Something to Shout About and was later used in Woody Allen’s 1987 movie: Radio Days. This 1959 version comes from her scintilacious CD: Julie London: Ultra-Lounge Wild, Cool and Swingin.’
12) “Julie Is Her Name” also was written and sung in 1954 by London’s main squeeze and appears on his referential roundelay: Bobby Troup Sings Troup, Mercer and More, with the Bobster on Vocal and piano and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra with Strings.
13) “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” was composed by Peggy Lee, Louis Prima and Milt Kabak, and warbled in 1951 by Peggy Lee, retrieved from the cornucopius compilation: Jump Jive & Wail.
14) The song created by Hank Jones and Leo Feist, “Midnight Swinger,” was sung by Mel Torme and is drawn from his horological album: A Time for Us.
15) “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)” was written in 1931 by Harry Barris, Billy Moll and Ted Koehler, and this version appears on Doris Day’s 1957 nocturnal LP: Day By Night, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Paul Weston.
16) “Gentle Rain” (“Chuva Delicada”) was composed for the 1966 movie of the same name by the brilliant Brazilian Luiz Bonfá and Matt Dubey, and was sung by Tony Bennett on his cinematic sonic spectacular: The Movie Song Album, under the musical direction of Johnny Mandel.
17) “How High the Moon,” composed by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton for the 1940 Broadway revue: Two for the Show, performed by Arthur Lyman on his LP: Leis of Jazz, which was recorded in 1959 at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome, Honolulu and featured Lyman on Vibes, Alan Soares on Piano, John Kramer on Bass and Harold Chang on Drums.