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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge April 11, 2018
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we marked the upcoming deadline for filing our tax returns with a wealth of music about taxes and wandering wealth.
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) “Willie of the Valley,” written by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake/for the 1940 W.C. Fields movie: My Little Chickadee, sung by Mae West and fondly found on her reputable retrospective: Come Up and See Me Sometime – 30 Original Mono Recordings 1933-1954.
2) “Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)” recorded in 1931 was inked by Bing Crosby, Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert. Later used as the theme of Crosby’s radio show, this version was taken from Der Bingle’s bulging box set: Easy to Remember.
3) “That Ain't Right” was warbled by Mildred Bailey and is drawn with swizzle sticks from her Cocktail Hour Series two-CD set. She was ably accompanied by the Pianist Ellis Larkins’ Trio.
4) “Taxpayers Blues” was waxed by the singer Slim Gaillard in 1952 and is found on his bodacious box set: Laughing in Rhythm.
5) “Million Dollar Secret” was performed by the singer Helen Humes for her 1960 liberated LP: Songs I Like to Sing! featuring Art Pepper on Alto Sax, Ben Webster and Teddy Edwards on Tenor Saxes, Bill Hood on Baritone Sax, Andre Previn on Piano, Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Leroy Vinnegar on Bass, and Shelly Manne on Drums, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich.
6) “Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket” was composed by Jule Styne, Bob Hillard and Hazel Flagg for the 1953 movie: Living It Up and was sung by Dean Martin with Dick Stabile & His Orchestra and was lightly lifted from Dino’s document: The Capitol Collectors Series.
7) “Side by Side” was written in 1927 by Gus Kahn and Harry MacGregor Woods and was first recorded by Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards. This version performed for in 1952 comes from the comely compilation: Songs by Kay Starr.
8) “Slap That Bass” was composed by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1937 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Shall We Dance and was featured on bandleader and arranger Matt Catingub’s tributary album: George Gershwin 100, spotlighting the talents of Michael Feinstein on Vocal and Piano, and Ken Axt on Bass.
9) “With Plenty of Money and You” was composed by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, and was laid down in 1959 by Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra for the labial LP: Strike Up the Band.
10) “The Money Song” comes from Mel Torme’s copious collection called ‘Round Midnight, including the Mel-Tones and the Dean Elliott Orchestra.
11) Miser’s Serenade,” composed by Jack Val, was sung by Chris Connor on her 1956 debutary LP simply titled, “Chris,” which was her first album on Atlantic Records, with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra.
12) The theme from the 1955 Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak movie, “Man With the Golden Arm,” was performed in 1956 by Billy May and His Orchestra and can be found on the conspiratorial collection: Ultra Lounge: The Crime Scene – Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes.
13) The 1948 recording of “Why Don’t You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)” is drawn with tongs from the collectible compilation: The Capitol Collectors Series: Peggy Lee/Volume 1 – The Early Years.
14) “Three Coins in the Fountain,” the theme from the 1954 movie of the same name, was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn and sung in the movie by an uncredited Frank Sinatra, who is heard here backed by Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra, favorably found on the superb survey: I've Heard That Song Before: Songs of Jule Styne.
15) “As Time Goes By,” the famous song by Herman Hupfield heard in the 1942 Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman movie Casablanca, was rendered by the singer Mark Murphy on his 1972 LP: Bridging a Gap, stirringly supported by Pat Rebillot on Organ, Sam Brown on Guitar, Ron Carter on Bass and Jimmy Malton on Drums.
16) “Hum Drum Blues” written by Oscar Brown Jr., was vocally rendered by Karrin Allyson on her azurial album titled: In Blue, backed by Mulgrew Miller on Piano, Danny Embrey on Electric Guitar, Peter Washington on Bass and Lewis Nash on Drums.