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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge December 6, 2017
On the Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we tried to do a solid for musical artists who were born in that most notably natal of all the months on the calendar, December, and who because of Christmas have spent their Decembers getting only one present where they should have gotten two.
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1) “Mauna Kea” is delightfully derived from the righteous retrospective: Eddie Kamae Presents The Best of Sons of Hawaii, Volume 1, Eddie Kamae on Ukulele & Vocals; Rev. Dennis D. Kamakahi on Guitar and Vocals; our Birthday Boy Moe Keale on Harmonica and Vocals; Joe Marshall on Bass and Vocals and David “Feet” Rogers on Steel Guitar.
2) “'Ulupalakua,” the song written in 1947 by our Natal Notable John Pi’ilani Watkins, comes from Slack-Key Guitar master Ray Kane on his 1998 altitudinal album: Wa'ahila, with Mr. Kane on Vocal. The song honors a district on the slopes of Haleakala on Maui, cowboys, scent of ginger and the cold mountain air.
3) “Chimes Blues” was recorded all the way back in 1923 by our Birthday Boy King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, with Louis Armstrong on Cornet, his wife Lil Hardin on Piano, Honore Dutrey on Trombone, Johnny Dodds on Clarinet, Bill Johnson on Banjo and Baby Dodds on Drums & Chimes, found on the historical document: Louis Armstrong: Ken Burns Jazz.
4) “Ory's Creole Trombone” comes from the aesthetical ornament: The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings. The 1928 recording honors and includes our November Celebrant Kid Ory on Trombone, with Louis Armstrong on Cornet, his wife Lil Hardin on Piano, Johnny Dodds on Clarinet and Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo.
5) “We’re Breakin’ Up a Lovely Affair” was waxed in the late 1930s by our Birthday Boy and appears on his bodacious Box Set: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2.
6) “Remember Me?” was composed by our Natal Numinary Harry Warren, with lyrics by Al Dubin, for the 1937 movie: Mr. Dodd Takes the Air, sung for us in 1937 by Bing Crosby, backed by John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra and drawn with swizzle sticks from Der Bingle’s Box Set: Easy to Remember.
7) “Linger Awhile,” the 1923 song by Harry Owens and Vincent Rose, was pianistically rendered by our Birthday Celebrant Earl “Fatha” Hines in 1964 on his limber LP: Earl Hines – Up to Date, featuring Budd Johnson on Tenor Sax, Ray Nance on Cornet, Aaron Bell on Bass and Jimmy Crawford on Drums.
8) “Washboard Blues” was composed by Hoagy Carmichael with words by Fred B. Callahan, and appears on the anthology: Hoagy Sings Carmichael. This late 1940s effort includes Artie Bernstein on Bass and our Birthday Boy Spike Jones on Drums.
9) “Hard Tack,” written by Buster Harding, the arranger for the Ike Quebec Swingtet, was recorded in 1944, featuring Mr. Quebec on Tenor Sax, our Birthday Boy Jonah Jones on Trumpet, Tyree Green on Trombone, Tiny Grimes on Guitar, Roger “Ram” Ramirez on Piano, Oscar Pettiford on String Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums. This came from Mr. Quebec’s azurially urbane album: Blue Harlem.
10) “Baby, You Should Know It,” was composed by our Natal Notable Bob Dorough and Ben Tucker, and this version is sung and played on Piano by Mr. Dorough on his 1966 labial LP: Just About Everything, with Al Schackman on Electric Guitar, Mr. Tucker on Bass and Percy Brice on Drums.
11) “Later Team” comes from our Birthday Boy Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra on their 1956 recording today called Adventures in Sound, spotlighting the talents of Russ Freeman on Piano, Herbie Harper on Trombone Joe Mondragon on Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.
12) “Look for the Silver Lining,” composed by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva from the 1919 Broadway show: Zip, Goes a Million, comes from our Birthday Celebrant on his reliquarious retrospective: The Best of Chet Baker Sings, recorded in 1954 with Mr. Baker also on Trumpet, Russ Freeman again on Piano, Carson Smith on Bass and Bob Neel on Drums.
13) “Moanin' (Version 2)” is the jazz classic created by our Natal Numinary Bobby Timmons, who also appears on Piano on this 1959 landmark LP by Quincy Jones, called The Birth of a Band – Complete Edition, featuring among the large assembly of all-star musicians Clark Terry on Trumpet, arranged and conducted by Mr. Jones, who was 26 years old at the time.
14) “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” the classic composed by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1937 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Shall We Dance, was sung by our December Natal Notable Sammy Davis Jr. on his 1963 righteous recording, A Treasury of Golden Hits, arranged and conducted by Morty Stevens. I would like to dedicate this to my wife Elinor in honor of our upcoming anniversary.
15) “I Wish I Knew,” also composed by our Birthday Boy Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon for the 1945 Broadway musical: Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe, appears on Tenor Sax Genius John Coltrane’s 1963 unexpected effort titled: Ballads, with his quartet, which featured another December Natal Notable McCoy Tyner on this tongue-in-cheek Liberace-like Piano performance, along with Jimmy Garrison on Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
[ This Message was edited by: Dr. Zarkov 2017-12-06 22:25 ]