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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: February 7, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show took our yearly detour from the world of Tiki to the City That Care Forgot, New Orleans, to celebrate Mardi Gras, which ends next week on Fat Tuesday. As some of you know, the doctor’s family hails from Louisiana and this annual musical divergence from Tiki music represents for me something of a hopeful and hallowed hajj to the entertaining environs of the Crescent City.
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1) “Red Beans” was written by Muddy Waters and sung and played on Electric Guitar by New Orleans street performer Snooks Eaglin, accompanied by Sam Berfect on Piano and Tenor Sax, devilishly drawn from the comprehensive compilation: Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans.
2) “South Rampart Street Parade,” composed by Television pioneer Steve Allen and members of the Bob Crosby Orchestra, was performed in 1952 by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters, and can be fondly found on the historical document: The Songs of Steve Allen. Monsieur Allen claimed to have written more than 14,000 songs during his career.
3) The Jelly Roll Morton tune “Bucket's Got a Hole in It” was waxed in 1957 by Punch Miller on Trumpet with Samuel B. Charters on Piano, and appears on the authentic anthology: Classic Sounds of New Orleans.
4) “Basin Street Blues,” the 1926 classic song inked by Spencer Williams, was sung by Peggy Lee on her 1961 labial LP: Blues Cross Country, featuring Jimmy Rowles on Piano and Howard Roberts on Electric Guitar, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones.
5) “Red Wing” was lovingly lifted from the celebratory CD: Asleep at the Wheel – Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. with Johnny Gimble on spoken interjections and Fiddle, Chet Atkins on Acoustic Guitar, Vince Gill on Electric Guitar, Marty Stewart on Electric Mandolin and Reuben “Lucky Oceans” Gosfield on Hawaiian Steel Guitar.
6) “Brasse le gombo vite” or “Stir the Gumbo Fast” was performed by Beausoleil’s fiddler Michael Doucet on his solo album: From Now On, joined by Mitchell Reed on Fiddle and Todd Duke on Acoustic Guitar.
7) “New Orleans Beat” the Clifton Chenier classic performed by Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys from their 1995 CD: La Toussaint, with Riley on Triple-Row Accordion, Dave Greely on Fiddle, C.J. Chenier on Alto Sax, C.C. Adcock on Electric Guitar, Peter Schwartz on Bass, Clifford Alexander on Rubboard and Kevin Dugas on Drums.
8) Another Jelly Roll Morton composition, “New Orleans Blues” was recorded by Lucia Micarelli on Violin and Tom McDermott on Piano, and was taken from the copious compact disc: Treme – Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1.
9) 1730:00-1733:27 – “Monday Night in New Orleans” was composed by trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, Joe Van Winkle and Richard M. Sherman, and was pulled from Ruffin’s debut solo CD: World on a String, also spotlighting the talents of Ellis Marsalis on Piano and Lucien Barbarin on Trombone.
10) “Crawfish Fiesta” comes from the 1979 comely LP of the same name by the pluperfect pianist Professor Longhair, and includes Dr. John on Electric Guitar, Tony Dagradi and Andy Kaslow on Tenor Saxes, Jim Moore on Baritone Sax, David Lee Watson on Bass, Alfred "Uganda" Robertson on Conga Drums and Johnny Vidacovich on Drum Kit.
11) “Mardi Gras Mambo,” the 1955 song recorded live on WWEZ Radio in 1955 by The Hawketts, featuring Art Neville on Vocal and Piano, and Morris Bachamin on Tenor Sax, taken from the collection: Treacherous: A History of the Neville Brothers, 1955-1985.
12) “Para Donde Vas” or “Where Are You Going” was righteously released by New Orleans band The Iguanas on their 1993 self-titled CD.
13) “Big Ole Booty” is the precious production by Big Sam’s Funky Nation, titled King of the Party, with Big Sam (Sammie) Williams on Vocals and Trombone; Drew “Da Phessah” Baham on Backing Vocals and Trumpet, Takeshi Shinmura on Electric Guitar, Khris Royal on Tenor Sax, Eric Vogel on Bass and Desmond “Chocolate Milk” Williams on Drums.
14) “Mrs. Orleans,” written by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Alonzo Stevenson and R.J. Ritchie, appears on Trombone Shorty’s veritable album: For True, featuring his band Orleans Avenue, including a vocal duet with Kid Rock, and featuring Robert Mercurio on Electric Bass and Joey Adams on Drums produced by Galactic's Ben ElIman.
15) “You Know You Know,” written by Mark Broud, Tanio Hingle, Eddie Bo Paris and Kirk Joseph, was laid down by the Rebirth Brass Band on their triumphal 2011 album: Rebirth of New Orleans, led by Phillip Frazier on Tuba and Glen Andrews on Trumpet, featuring Derrick Tabb on Snare Drum and Vincent Broussard on Alto Sax.