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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge: January 24, 2018
On the Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show we celebrated the musical artists who were born in the most genuine month of January.
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1) “I Like You” was composed by our Birthday Boy Andy Iona and Sam Koki, and was performed by Sol Hoopi and lovingly lifted from the collection: Rough Guide to the Music of Hawaii – Slide and Slack Key Surfing Sounds.
2) “Miss Brown to You” was inked by Leo Robin, Richard Whiting and Ralph Rainger and drawn from the historical document: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 1: 1933-1935, featuring our Natal Notable Roy Eldridge on Trumpet, Teddy Wilson on Piano, Benny Goodman on Clarinet; Ben Webster on Tenor Sax, John Truehart on Guitar; John Kirby on Bass and Cozy Cole on Drums.
3) “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries” was written in 1931 by our Birthday Boy George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown, and was sung in 1932 by the Anglo-Indian singer Al Bowlly on his righteous retrospective, also called: Just a Bowl of Cherries.
4) “The Way You Look Tonight,” written by Natal Notable Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Swing Time, performed by ukulele master Kawika Keakiali’i Alfiche on his CD: Nalei, accompanied by Mit Kamama ‘O Maurille on Piano.
5) “Slim's Jam” was waxed in 1946 by our January Celebrant Slim Gaillard and can be found on his bodacious box set: Laughing in Rhythm, spotlighting the talents of Charlie Parker on Alto Sax, Jack McVea on Tenor Sax, Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet, Zutty Singleton on Drums, Bam Brown on Bass and Dodo Marmarosa on Piano.
6) “Bricktop” was named for the famed African-American woman owner of a Paris nightclub that became the toast of the town. It was recorded in 1947 by Birthday Boys Django Reinhardt on Guitar and violinist Stephane Grappelli on Reinhardt’s copious collection: Only the Best, with Joseph (Nin-Nin) Reinhardt and Challin Ferret on Rhythm Guitars and Emmanuel Soudieux on Bass.
7) “Jahbero” was written by Tadd Dameron and performed in 1948 by our Natal Notables Wardell Gray, and Chano Pozo on Congas with composer Dameron on Piano, Mr. Gray on Tenor Sax, Fats Navarro on Trumpet, Curley Russell on Bass and Kenny Clarke on Drums. It comes from the celebratory CD box set: The Wardell Gray Story.
8) “Chiu Chiu,” was sung by Birthday Honoree Lina Romay in 1944 and appears on the antic anthology of music by our Birthday Boy, A Proper Introduction to Xavier Cugat -- Say “Si Si.”
9) “Samba de Uma Nota Só” also known as the One-Note Samba, composed by our Brazilian Birthday Boy Antonio Carlos Jobim and sung by our Brazilian Birthday Girl Leny Andrade, taken from the nocturnal nodule: A Night in Brazil – The Music of Brazil.
10) “The Wave,” the song also written by our Birthday Boy Antonio Carlos Jobim and sung and performed by Dino Guzman, coming from the CD: Legends of the Ukulele, Vol. 2.
11) “Life Can Be Beautiful,” the 1948 song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, appeared on our Birthday Girl’s 1958 swank album: Beverly Kenney Sings for Playboys, backed by Ellis Larkins on Piano and Joe Benjamin on Bass, recorded in December 1957.
12) “Like Someone in Love” was composed by our Natal Notable Jimmy Van Heusen and lyricist Johnny Burke for the 1944 Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore and Randolph Scott movie: Belle of the Yukon, and this version appears on the Alto Sax Master Paul Desmond’s sorrowfully delayed LP from 1962 called: Late Lament, arranged and conducted by Bob Prince and featuring Jim Hall on Electric Guitar, Milt Hinton on Bass and Robert Thomas on Drums.
13) Written by Joe Henry, the song “When I Close My Eyes” was vocally rendered by our January Birthday Celebrant Lizz Wright on her imaginative venture titled Dreaming Wide Awake, with Glenn Patscha on Piano and Synthesizer, Greg Leisz on Guitar, Jeff Haynes on Percussion, David Piltch on Bass and Earl Harvin on Drums.
14) “Tommy's Toon” was composed by Tommy Flanagan and our Birthday Boy Marty Paich and appears on Mr. Paich’s 1958 luxurious LP: The Picasso of Big Band Jazz. Arranger and Conductor Mr. Paich also appears on Piano, ably supported by a big band that includes Bob Eneveldson on Valve Trombone, Bell Perkins on Tenor Sax, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Mel Lewis on Drums.
15) “Dreamsville,” which comes from the 1959 landmark LP The Music from Peter Gunn, composed for the 1956-61 TV Series by Henry Mancini and featuring on Piano our Birthday Boy John Williams – yes that John Williams, the composer of the Star Wars theme – along with Bob Bain on Jazz Electric Guitar and Ted Nash on Alto Sax.