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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 6, 2018
On Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we once again romped through the pronounced profusion of pop and exotica music in all its pantheistic proliferation.
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1) “La Pampa Y La Puna (The Plains and the Mountains),” composed by Carlos Valderra was daringly drawn from the righteous retrospective: The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection.
2) “All of Me,” the 1931 song by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons for the 1932 movie: Careless Lady, was recorded around 1960 by the lapidarial and legendary Mexican composer, arranger and conductor Juan Garcia Esquivel on his richly rounded LP: Music From a Sparkling Planet, featuring vocals by his famed but rarely named chorus of Monette Malvar, Pennni Prior, Yvonne De Bourbon, Maria Caruso, Carolyne Day, Delia Lee and Anna Sumi.
3) “The Misfits,” composed by Alex North, was the theme from the1960 movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable in their last film roles and was rightly rendered by Don Costa and His Orchestra, found on the honking hodge-podge: Saxophobia – A Horn-A-Copia of Sax-Ual Delights – Ultra Lounge Volume 12.
4) “It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera),” music by Henry Mancini, with Italian lyrics by Franco Migliacci and English lyrics by Johnny Mercer, was used in the 1963 movie: The Pink Panther and was sung for us by Buddy Greco, with Conductor Marty Manning on arrangements, and appears on Greco’s 1964 Italianate iteration: My Last Night in Rome.
5) “Experiment in Terror” the theme for the 1963 Blake Edwards movie of the same name starring Lee Remick, was composed by Henry Manciini and performed by the Guitarist Al Caiola, and was taken from the comely compilation: Ultra-Lounge Mondo Hollywood – Movie Madness From Tinsel Town.
6) “Way Past Midnight,” the mid-century musical landmark sung by Richard Bond was drawn with tongs from the colical collection: Soho Blondes & Peeping Toms! Saucy Vocals From the ‘50s and ‘60s.
7) “Music to Think By” was retroactively rendered by the tenor sax master, arranger and conductor Benny Golson on his 1967 authoritative album: Tune In, Turn On – To the Hippest Commercials of the Sixties, featuring Art Farmer on Trumpet, Eric Gale on Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Richard Tee on Piano, James Tyrell on Bass, Bernard Purdie on Drums and Warren Smith on Percussion.
8) “Hammer Blow,” was written and performed by Skip Martin and used in the 1958-60 TV series Mike Hammer that starred Darren McGavin, based on the novels of that classical writer Mickey Spillane. This comes from the spectacularly misnamed box set: Jazz on Film…Crime Jazz! and features Bob Cooper on Tenor Sax and Irv Cotter on Drums.
9) “My Dreams Are Gathered Safely In” was written by Randy Lambert and the Baltimore singer Marcus Dagan on Dagan’s driving disc: This Train Still Runs, with Wanda Ray Willis on backing vocal, John Woolridge on Piano and the aforementioned Mr. Lambert on Guitar.
10) “Le Mans (Sports Cars)” was composed and arranged by Bob Thompson on his 1960 accelerated album: The Sound of Speed, with the Orchestra Dei Concerti di Roma, conducted by Paul Baron.
11) “Smoke” was performed in 1960 by The Three Suns and was dropsically drawn from the ample anthology: The History of Space Age Pop, Vol. 1: Melodies and Mischief.
12) “Temple Bells” was waxed by Frank Hunter and His Orchestra on their 1959 divine LP: White Goddess and was drawn with swizzle sticks from the academic anthology: Return to Paradise: A History of Exotica.
13) “Jungle River” comes from the creative compact disc: Tiki Pop by Kenny Sasaki & The Tiki Boys, produced by Exotica afficionado Ken Sasaki, who also appears on Electric Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Keyboard, Percussion and Programming.
14) “Terminal” was pulled from the 18-year-old recording: The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki.
15) The song “Teddy Acapulco” by Vonobox from the alcoholical collection: White Martini – La Musique Lounge Moderne Deux.