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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge March 21, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: The first show of the month was mistakenly said to be the Brazil show in an earlier email. That was instead a Pop & Exotica show. The mistake also has been corrected on Mixcloud.
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we embarked on a musical journey to the land where the Samba and Bossa Nova were born – Brazil.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm Eastern Standard Time (2-3 pm on the West Coast and 10-11 GMT in Europe) at http://www.radiofairfax.org. The show is broadcast live; no recorded shows are archived, but some listeners choose to record it on their computers to listen later. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
1) “Aquarela Do Brasil” was composed in 1939 by the Brazilian composer Ary Barroso, and later became known in the United States simply as “Brazil.” The original title translates as “Watercolor of Brazil,” and refers to how the Brazilian countryside looked to the composer in the rain. This version was sung by Gal Costa and can be found on the swinging CD: Samba Brasil.
2) “Kid Cavaquinho” performed by Joao Bosco came from the copious collection: A Night in Brazil – The Music of Brazil. This features the four-string Cavaquinho, the parent of ukulele, which also was called the machete in the Portuguese Atlantic islands and Brazil, and also known as the manchete or marchete, braguinha or braguinho, or cavaco.
3) “Carinoso” by Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank from their LP: Brazilliance Volume 1, which was recorded in Los Angeles in April 1953, about a decade before before the Bossa Nova craze started to sweep the United States. Also featured are Laurindo Almeida on Acoustic Guitar, Bud Shank on Alto Sax; Harry Babasin on Bass; and Roy Harte on Drums.
4) “Frevo” the Antonio Carlos Jobim tune sung by Astrud Gilberto with the orchestra arranged & conducted by Gil Evans, from the 1966 LP: Look to the Rainbow.
5) “Meditacao (Meditation),” also by Antonio Carlos Jobim with help from Ferreira (Newton) de Mendonca and Norman Gimbel, was righteously rendered on the 1962 ambulatory album: Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil, including Mr. Tjader on Vibes, Clare Fischer on Piano, Laurindo Almeida on Acoustic Guitar, Paul Horn on Flute, Freddie Schreiber on Bass, Johnny Rae on Drums Timbales, Chonguito on Conga Drums and Milt Holland on Percussion, with the arrangements by Clare Fischer and produced by Creed Taylor.
6) “Influencia Do Jazz (The Influence of Jazz)” was composed by Carlos Lyra and played by the brilliant Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete on his 1964 reticulated recording titled The Incomparable Bola Sete, with Monty Budwig on Bass, Johnny Rae on Percussion and Nick Martinez on Drums.
7) “Chuva No Brejo” was inked by Moraes Moreira and sung by Marisa Monte on her incomparable compact disc: A Great Noise, featuring Dadi on Bass and Acoustic Guitar.
8) “Andre De Sapato Novo” is the 1870 composition by the Brazilian Composer Andre Victor Correa, aptly assayed by guitarist Josh Workman, a former member of The Hot Club of San Francisco, on his scintillacous CD: Jumpin’ at the Border.
9) The tune titled “Moments” was composed by Eliane Elias, who appears here on Piano with Marc Johnson on Bass for this cut on the ambitious album by harmonica master Toots Thielemans called The Brasil Project.
10) “Day In, Day Out” was composed by Rube Bloom and Johnny Mercer and performed by the Bopsome Brazilian singer and pianist Eliane Elias on her fictional foray: Bossa Nova Stories, with her sometime accomplices Oscar Castro-Neves and Ricardo Vogt on Acoustic Guitars, her husband Marc Johnson on Bass; and Paulo Braga on Drums & Percussion.
11) “Café Copacabana” is daringly derived from the concept album conceptualized by the Brazilian Guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves, titled Brazilian Scandals, spotlighting the talents of Phillip Ayling on Flute and Glen Garret on Tenor Sax.
12) “A Felicidade (Happiness)” was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes for the 1959 movie: Black Orpheus, with English lyrics by Susannah McCorkle, was sung by Karrin Allyson accompanying herself on Piano for her geographical compact disc: Imagina – Songs of Brasil, with Ron Fleeman on Acoustic Guitar, David Finck on Bass and Michael Spiro on Percussion.
13) “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado),” the classic 1960 song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and English Lyrics later added by Gene Lees, warbled by Tony Bennett on his 1963 hopeful LP: I Wanna Be Around…, arranged and conducted by Marty Manning, featuring Ralph Sharon on Piano. (3:13) Sony, 1995. TRACK 12
14) “Quem Me Leva” was drawn with tongs from the Thievery Corporation’s applicable compact disc: Saudade, including spotlighting Elin Melgarejo on Vocal. This band hails from Washington, DC, so it is only appropriate that the strings were credited to the Columbia Heights Ensemble, which is named for a neighborhood near where the Doctor lived for 20 years before becoming a Virginian.
15) “Um Dia Comum Em Sao Paulo (A Normal Day in Sao Paulo)” by the Brazilian producer Suba from the CD: Sao Paulo Confessions.
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