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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge April 25, 2018
On the Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the musical artists who were born in the ambient month of April.
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1) “Wahine U’I” was fondly found on the superior CD: Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders, featuring our Birthday Boy Gabby Pahinui on Slack Key Guitar, David Nalu on Steel Guitar, Ralph Alapa’i on Ukulele and Joe Diamond on Bass.
2) “Blue Hawaii” was written by our Birthday Celebrant Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Bing Crosby movie: Waikiki Wedding, and is dangerously drawn from the 1959 fretted LP from Les Paul & Mary Ford titled: Lover's Luau.
3) “Dueling Banjos,” the 1955 song by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith that became world famous after it was used in the 1972 movie: Deliverance, performed by Birthday Boy Ryan “Gonzo” Gonzalez on both Banjo and Ukulele when he was with the musical group called Ale’a, and comes from the careful collection: Legends of the Ukulele – Hawaiian Masters.
4) “What a Night, What a Moon, What a Girl,” inked by John Jacob Loeb, was drawn with swizzle sticks from our Birthday Girl’s righteous retrospective: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 1: 1933-1935, and includes Roy Eldridge on Trumpet, Cecil Scott on Clarinet, Hilton Jefferson on Alto Sax, Ben Webster on Tenor Sax, Teddy Wilson on Piano, Lawrence Lucie on Guitar, John Kirby on Bass and Cozy Cole on Drums
5) “Session at Pete's Pad,” composed, arranged and conducted by our April Natal Notable Henry Mancini for the 1956-61 TV Series: Peter Gunn, deliciously derived from his 1959 apt album: The Music from Peter Gunn, spotlighting the talents of future Star Wars composer John Williams on Piano, Larry Bunker on Vibes, Pete Candoli on Trumpet, Ted Nash on Alto Sax, Milt Bernhart on Trombone and Rolly Bundock on Bass.
6) “Down With Love,” composed by Harold Arlen and our Birthday Boy E.Y. “Yip” Harburg for the 1937 Broadway musical: Hooray for What!, was sung and played on Piano by our Birthday Girl Blossom Dearie on her 1958 seasonal album: Once Upon a Summertime; featuring another April Celebrant Mundell Lowe on Electric Guitar, Ray Brown on Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums.
7) “Medley of “A Bunch of the Blues,” “Keester Parade,” “TNT” and ”Tiny's Blues” was performed by Mel Torme & the Mel-Tones on the 1959 labial LP: Back in Town, featuring our Birthday Boy Victor Feldman on Vibes, Art Pepper on Alto Sax, Jack Sheldon on Trumpet; Barney Kessel, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby Gibbons, Tony Rizzi and Bill Pittman on Electric Guitars; Joe Mondragon on Bass; Mel Lewis on Drums and the session’s arranger Marty Paich on Piano.
8) “Don't Cry, Cry, Baby” was waxed in 1949 as a duet for Louis Jordan and our Natal Notable Ella Fitzgerald and comes from the bulging box set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
9) “Love Somebody,” the 1947 song by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney, was sung in 1948 by our Birthday Girl Doris Day in a duet with Buddy Clark backed by George Siravo & His Orchestra, and appears on her accommodating album: 16 Most Requested Songs.
10) “Some Antics” was rendered by our April Birthday Boys Shorty Rogers on Trumpet and Andre Previn on Piano for their 1955 dualistic LP: Collaboration, with Bob Cooper on Tenor Sax, Bud Shank on Alto Sax, Curtis Counce on Bass and Shelly Manne on Drums.
11) “I’m Shooting High” was recorded in 1956 by singer Chris Connor on her aerobatical album: A Jazz Date With Chris Connor, featuring our Birthday Boy Mongo Santamaria on Congas, along with Chino Pozo on Bongos, Al Cohn on the first Tenor Sax solo and Lucky Thompson on the second Tenor Sax solo, Oscar Pettiford on Bass, Osie Johnson on Drums and Eddie Costa on Vibes as well as session arranger Ralph Sharon on Piano.
12) “Ran Kan Kan” was waxed in 1954 and is found on the crowning compilation by our Natal Notable Tito Puente titled: El Rey, featuring Mr. Puente on Vibes.
13) “Swing House” comes from our Birthday Boy Gerry Mulligan’s Supreme Jazz Super Audio CD collection. Recorded in 1953, it is performed by members of Gerry Mulligan Quartet, including Mr. Mulligan on Baritone Sax, Chet Baker on Trumpet, Bobby Whitlock on Bass and Larry Bunker on Drums.
14) “I'll Be Back for More” was composed by our Birthday Celebrant Candido Camero, Edgar Sampson and Sammy Gallop, and is drawn with tongs from the 1956 self-titled LP: Candido, featuring our Birthday Boy on Conga Drums, with Al Cohn on Tenor Sax, Dick Katz on Piano, Joe Puma on Guitar, Whitey Mitchell on Bass and Ted Sommer on Drums.
15) “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” the musical tribute to legendary sax master Lester Young, was composed by our April Natal Notable Charles Mingus with lyrics written by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, sung by Karrin Allyson on her 25-year-old admirable album: Sweet Home Cookin’ featuring another Birthday Boy, the New Zealand arranger of this session and Pianist Alan Broadbent, with Bob Cooper on Tenor Sax, Danny Embrey on Guitar, Randy Sandke on Trumpet, Putter Smith on Bass and Sherman Ferguson on Drums