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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge December 27, 2017
It is about that time when we celebrate the waning of the old year and the imminent arrival of the new. We’re chose to mark New Year’s Eve a few days early in the Tiki lounge, along with welcoming the winter weather that catches northern Virginia in its iciest grip starting in early January.
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1) “Bendix 2: "The Tomorrow People," a 1963 television commercial scored by the electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott and featured on his regulated retrospective: Manhattan Research Inc.
2) “Tiger Rag,” the 1917 song by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, whose version was considered one of the first jazz records, performed by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on their sensuous CD: Still Live, with David Suich, Peter Brooke Turner, Hester Goodman, George Hinchliffe, Richie Williams, Kitty Lux, Will Grove-White on Ukuleles and Jonty Bankes on Bass.
3) “Pardon Me for Loving and Running” was waxed in 1947 by Mae West on her concupiscent compilation: Come Up and See Me Sometime – 30 Original Mono Recordings 1933-1954.
4) “What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?” the 1947 song inked by Frank Loesser, was performed by the Brian Setzer Orchestra on their seasonal CD: Dig That Crazy Christmas, spotlighting the vocal talents of Brian Setzer and Julie Reiten.
5) “It's Gettin' Kinda Chilly” was recorded in 1938 by Slim Gaillard and is incorporated into his fond look back titled: Laughing in Rhythm, featuring Mr. Gaillard and Bassist Slam Stewart on Vocals.
6) “Warm in December,” composed by Bob Russell, was sung by Julie London and was included on her 1960 timely LP: Calendar Girl, with Dick Nash on Trombone, Buddy Cole on Piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Red Callender on Bass, Milt Holland on Drums, Felix Slatkin on Violin and Eleanor Slatkin on ‘Cello, arranged by Pete King.
7) “Blue Champagne” comes from the 1963 liquored-up LP: Cugi’s Cocktails, recorded by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra.
8) “Get on the Right Track, Baby,” the 1954 song composed by Titus Turner and Ray Charles, comes from the ample anthology: Yes, I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story, Disc One.
9) “Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve” was written by Connie Pearce and Arnold Miller, and was sung by June Christy on her 1961 lithesome LP: This Time of Year, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Pete Rugolo.
10) “Something's Coming” was written for the 1957 musical West Side Story and comes from the righteous retrospective: The Best of Vic Damone.
11) “House Party Tonight,” was composed by Claude Trenier and Don Hill and recorded by Keely Smith on her Terpsichorean CD: Swing, Swing, Swing, with backing vocals by her Daughters Toni and Luanne Prima, her Son-in-Law Dennis Michaels and Pat Tuzzolino. The drummer Frankie Capp’s Orchestra, was arranged and conducted by Dennis Michaels who also is featured on Piano with Pete Candoli on Trumpet and Pete Christlieb on Tenor Sax.
12) “Absentee Rag” was performed for us by the Houston band 8 1/2 Souvenirs on their able album: Souvonica, with Kelly Willis on the Vocal, Glover Gill on Piano, Olivier Giraud on Guitar, Todd Wulfmeyer on Bass and Adam Berlin on Drums and Percussion.
13) “Rockin' All Nite Long” was sung by former member of the New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter on his 1994 cocktail concatenation called: Buster's Happy Hour.
14) “Blizzard of Lies,” was composed by David and Samantha Frishberg and vocalized by Susannah McCorkle on her 1985 querulous album: How Do You Keep the Music Playing? with Ben Aronov on Piano, Al Cohn on Tenor Sax, Gene Bertoncini on Guitar, Steve LaSpina on Bass and Joe Cocuzzo on Drums.
15) The song “Reality” written by Vladimir Cosma for the 1980 French movie La Boum (which means “Big Party”), sung on the tributary collection: Hollywood, Mon Amour, by Nancy Danino, featuring Thibaut Barbillon on Acoustic Guitar, Francis Faure on the Solina Synthesizer, and producer Marc Collin on Piano.
16) “To Say You're Mine,” composed by Buddy Grover, Lonny Shore and Max Solis was sung in 1954 by the De Castro Sisters and is included on their nostalgic nodule: Teach Me Tonight, backed by Skip Martin & His Orchestra.
17) “Midnight Sun” was composed by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke and Johnny Mercer, and is sung by Jackie Ryan and lovingly lifted from her Two-CD Set: Doozy, featuring Eric Alexander on Sax, Cyrus Chestnut on Piano, Jeremy Pelt on Trumpet and Romero Lubambo on Acoustic Guitar.