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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge May 30, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the many musical artists who were born in the mazedly month of May.
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1) “Hame Pila,” the 1928 song about playing string instruments and eating mullet, no kidding, was written by Charles Kaapa and recorded in 1937 by Lani McIntire and His Orchestra, and appears on the bodacious Box Set: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand, featuring Birthday Boy George Kainapau on Ukulele.
2) “Your Socks Don’t Match” was duetically limned by our Birthday Boy Bing Crosby and Louis Jordan in the mid-1940s and is drawn from the bulging box set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
3) “Perdido Street Blues,” written by Louis Armstrong comes from our Natal Notable Sidney Bechet’s album of the same name. This 1940 recording features Mr. Bechet on Clarinet, Louis Armstrong on Trumpet, Lusi Russell on Piano and Bernard Addison on Acoustic Guitar.
4) “Honeysuckle Rose,” the 1928 song by our Birthday Boy Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, was sung by fellow May Celebrant Maxine Sullivan and can be found of her 1956 tributary production: Maxine Sullivan & Her All-Stars – Memories of You -- A Tribute to Andy Razaf, including Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Buster Bailey on Clarinet, Hilton Jefferson on Alto Sax, Dick Hyman on Piano, Milt Hinton on Bass, and Louis Burnam on Drums.
5) “Bye Bye Blues Bop” was inked by Tenor Sax master Wardell Gray David Bennett, Frederick Hamm and Bert Lown, and was waxed in 1948 at the Westchester County Center by our Birthday Boy Benny Goodman’s Sextet, including May Celebrant Mary Lou Williams on Piano, along with Billy Bauer on Electric Guitar, Clyde Lombardi on Bass and Mel Zelnick on Drums, and is taken from the Boplicious Box Set: The Wardell Gray Story.
6) “Doncha Go 'Way Mad,” composed by Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy and Al Stillman, was warbled in 1957 by our Birthday Girl Rosemary Clooney with backing vocals by the Hi-Los and appears on her ample album: Jazz Singer.
7) “Trav’lin’ Light,” the 1942 song by Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young and Johnny Mercer, appeared on the singer Marcy Lutes’ 1957 Debut disc, arranged by our Birthday Boy Gil Evans. It marks the mix: Mid Century Minx – Female Vocal Seduction From the Fifties and Sixties.
8) “Falling in Love with Love” was written by Richard Rodgers and our May Birthday Celebrant Lorenz Hart for the 1938 Broadway musical: The Boys From Syracuse, and was vocalized in 1959 by Mark Murphy on his loquacious LP: This Could Be the Start of Something Big, with the orchestra conducted and arranged by Bill Holman and spotlighting the talents of Bill Holman on Tenor Sax, brothers Pete & Conte Candoli on Trumpets, Jimmy Rowles on Piano, Bob Gibbons on Electric Guitar, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Mel Lewis on Drums.
9) “Brooklyn Love Song,” composed by Idriss Tibbles and Marion Hutton for the 1948 Eddie Cantor movie: If You Knew Susie, and appears on the 1958 naked LP: Beverly Kenney Sings for Playboys, featuring Birthday Boy Ellis Larkins on Piano along with Joe Benjamin on Bass.
10) “The Best Thing for You (Would Be Me)” was created by our Natal Notable Irving Berlin for his 1950 Broadway musical: Call Me Madam, and was performed by Benny Golson on his 1961 accomplished album: Take a Number From 1 to 10, with Mr. Golson and Hall McKusick on Tenor Sax; Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Bernie Glow and Nick Travis on Trumpet; Willie Ruff on French Horn; Curtis Fuller and Bill Elton on Trombone; Sahib Shihab and Sol Schlinger on Baritone Sax; Cedar Walton on Piano; Tommy Williams on Bass and fellow May Birthday Boy Albert “Tootie” Heath on Drums.
11) “Inside the Outside Inn,” the 1959 song by Dok Stanford and Matt Dennis, was sung by our Birthday Girl Mavis Rivers on a 45 rpm single released in the early sixties, and appears on the copious collection: The Reprise Years 1961-62.
12) “Slippery When Wet” comes from the 1959 recording of music from the first surfing documentary titled: Slippery When Wet -- Original Movie Soundtrack Composed and Performed by Bud Shank, including our Birthday Boy Bud Shank on Alto Sax, Billy Bean on Electric Guitar, Gary Peacock on Bass and Chuck Flores on Drums.
13) “Four,” the composition by our May Natal Notable Miles Davis with lyrics by Jon Hendricks and appears on the 1959 auditorial album: The Swingers! With Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross – also known as Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – on Vocals, with Zoot Sims on Tenor Sax, another Birthday Boy Russ Freeman on Piano, Freddie Green on Electric Guitar, Eddie Jones on Bass and Sonny Payne on Drums.
14) “Twisted,” the 1952 song by Wardell Gray and Annie Ross of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, was gymnastcally vocalized by our May Birthday girl Ann Hampton Callaway on her 2004 singular CD: Signature, consisting of songs made famous by other singers. She is accompanied by Kenny Barron on Piano, Wynton Marsalis on Trumpet, Dan Block on Clarinet, Frank Wess on Alto Sax, Rodney Jones on Electric Guitar, Ben Wolfe on Bass and Neil Smith on Drums.
15) “The Storm” was composed and played on trumpet by our May Birthday Boy Sean Jones and comes from his 2009 exploratory album: The Search Within, with Brian Hogans on Alto Sax, Orrin Evans on Piano, Kahlil Kwame Bell on Percussion, Obed Calvaire on Drums and Luques Curtis on Bass.