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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge April 4, 2018
On this week’s show we will enjoy all kinds of popular and exotical music that boasts a distinctively Latin tinge.
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 www.radiofairfax.org. 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
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1) “The Sheik of Araby,” the 1921 song composed by Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler and Ted Snyder, was performed by the British band called Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders and comes from their fond look back titled: Crazy Rhythm Hawaiian Swing.
2) “Begin the Beguine,” the song written by Cole Porter for the 1935 Broadway musical: Jubilee was sung by Tony Martin accompanied by Frank’s cousin Ray Sinatra & His Orchestra and is featured on Martin’s capable collection: Tenement Symphony.
3) “Kiu' Kiu,'” the Hawaiian Latin Katchi-Katchi-style version of the Carmen Miranda song was laid down by the Kalima Brothers in the late 1940s and was drawn from the superlatitious CD: Vintage Hawaiian Legends, Volume 1 – The Kalima Brothers & The Richard Kauhi Quartette, featuring Jesse Kalima on Ukulele, Albert Kalima on Bass, Honey Kalima and Cyril “Gabby” Gomes on Guitars, Junior Kalima and Julian Gasper on Lap Steel Guitar and band leader Richard Kapapanuihanumoku Kauhi on Piano.
4) “Sabor Ami” was waxed by Wilson Kanaka’ole and is taken from the historical document: Legends of the Ukulele – Hawaiian Masters.
5) “Mambo Italiano,” the 1954 song by Bob Merrill that Rosemary Clooney mad famous, was expertly assayed by the Hot Club of Hulaville on their scintillacious CD: Django Would Go! featuring Ginai on Vocal and Percussion, Duane Padilla on Violin, Sonny Silva, Emmett Mahoney, Paul Mehling (from the Hot Club of San Francisco) and Gonzalo Bergara on Acoustic Guitars, Rockford Holmes on Clarinet, and David Chiorini on Bass.
6) “Tangerine,” composed by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer for the 1942 movie: The Fleet’s In, and this version was drawn with swizzle sticks from the 1957 limber LP: How About Uke – Lyle Ritz Plays Jazz Ukulele, with Red Mitchell on Bass and Gene Estes on Drums.
7) “Hot Like Lava” was feverishly lifted from the caliente compact disc: The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki.
8) “I Got a Bongo” features the popular 1950s percussionist Jack Costanzo providing the listener with a lesson on the vital importance of bongo drums, delightedly discovered on the incomparable compilation: Cha-Cha de Amor -- Ultra-Lounge, Volume Nine.
9) “Jungle Flute” was created by orchestra leader Xavier Cugat and the renowned conga drums master Candido. Recorded in 1951, it comes from the ample anthology: Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica.
10) “Tu Bien Sabes Que Te Quiero (You Know That I Love You)” was recorded by the song’s composer and keyboards genius Bebo Valdes and His Orchestra on their 1959 ambulatory album: Cuban Dance Party
11) The traditional song “Yaye Boy” was performed by the Cuban all-star group Orquesta Aragon on their 1998 outstanding CD: Quien Sabe Sabe.
12) This 1951 version of ‘Elegua Quiere Tambo” was written by Luis Grinan and refers to Afro-Cuban Orishas (gods and goddesses), especially Elegua, the goddess who opens and closes all doors. This song comes from the righteous retrospective: 100% Azucar: The Best of Celia Cruz (Con La Sonora Matancera), with the beloved Cuban singer backed by the band La Sonora Matancera, led by Pianist Lino Frias, Band Director Rogelio Martuinez on Guitar, Claixto Leicea and Pedro Knight on Trumpets, Elpidio Vazquez on Bass, Angel Alfonso Furias on “Tumbadora” (a form of Conga Drums); Jose Rosario Chavez (a/k/a “Manteca”) on Timbales; Carlos M. Diaz (a/k/s “Caito”) on Maracas and Backing Vocal, and Bienvenido Granda, Celio Gonzalez and Laita Sureda on Backing Vocals.
13) “Chant to the Night,” composed by Joyce Esquivel, was waxed by her husband, the famed composer, conductor and arranger – and on this track the Pianist -- Juan Garcia Esquivel on his 1962 nocturnal LP: More of Other Sounds, Other Worlds.
14) “Small World,” written by Reuben Brown, is fondly found on the late singer Mark Murphy’s 1994 copacetic compact disc: I’ll Close My Eyes, with Claudio Roditi on Trumpet, Pat Rebillot on Piano and Organ, John Basile on Electric Guitar, Dave Finck on Electric Bass, Sammy Figueroa on Percussion and Peter Grant on Drums.
15) “Strange” composed by John La Touche and Marvin Fisher for Drummer Chico Hamilton’s 1966 percussive production: El Chico, with Gabor Szabo on Acoustic Guitar, Sadao Watanabe on Alto Sax, Jimmy Cheatham on Trombone, Al Stinson on Bass, and Victor Pantoija and Wille Bobo on Latin Drums and Percussion.