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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 13, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the bodacious abundancy of the musical form known as the blues in all of its multifarious manifestations.
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1) “Kane's Blues,” the composition waxed in 1927 by Kane’s Hawaiians, was tactically taken from the collection: From Honolulu to Hollywood – Jazz, Blues & Popular Specialties Performed Hawaiian Style.
2) Composed by W.C. Handy, this 1926 version of “St. Louis Blues” was performed by the steel guitar master Frank Ferera and can be found on the thermological box set: It’s Hotter in Hawaii.
3) “Has My Gal Been Here?” sung and performed on the lap steel guitar by Casey Bill Weldon sometime in the 1920s and appears on the anthology: Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon.
4) “Goin' Crazy with the Blues,” the 1926 recording of the song by J.C. Johnson and Andy Razaf and taken from the charismatical collection: The Essential Mamie Smith.
5) 1713:37-1716:37 – “State Street Jive,” the 1928 performance by Cow Cow Davenport was rendered from the righteous retrospective: The Essential Cow Cow Davenport, featuring Ivy Smith on Vocal.
6) “Young Street Blues” was played for us by Cyril Pahinui on his sumptuous CD titled: 6 & 12-String Slack Key, and refers to the: Young Street Recording Studio in Honolulu.
7) “I Got Framed” was penned, vocalized and pianistically rendered by none other than that musicological master Harry “The Hipster” Gibson, and was recorded in 1989 and appearing on his concommittal compact disc: Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?
8) “Hey, Lawdy Papa” was laid down in the mid-forties by a very young June Christy With the Kentones, backed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, on her timely LP titled: June Time, featuring Dave Barbour on Electric Guitar, Ray Wetzel on Trumpet and Boots Mussuli on Alto Sax solos. Christy was just 20 to 22-years-old at the time this was recorded.
9) “Pacific Coast Blues,” composed by a young Charles Mingus, was sung by Dinah Washington backed by the Lucky Thompson's All Stars in 1945, spotlighting the talents of Lucky Thompson on Tenor Sax, Milt Jackson on Vibes, Wilbert Barranco on Piano, Karl George on Trumpet, Jewel Grant on Alto Sax, Gene Porter on Baritone Sax, Mingus himself on Bass and Lee Young on Drums, and is drawn with tongs from the oddly-titled British collection: Jazz Noire – Darktown Sleaze From the Mean Streets of 1940s L.A.
10) “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me,” the 1919 song by Charles McCarron, Casey Morgan and Arthur Swanstrom, was recorded in 1957 or 1958 by Benny Carter on Alto Sax from his apt album Jazz Giant, including Andre Previn on Piano, Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Leroy Vinnegar on Bass and Shelly Manne on Drums.
11) “Lady Lonely” was the title of the singer Toni Harper’s 1959 album and this song, which was written by Bert Sout and Paul Atkerson. Backing Ms. Harper are Eddie Beal on Piano, Art Pepper on Alto Sax, Jack Sheldon on Trumpet, Bill Pitman on Guitar, Joe Mondragon on Bass and Mel Lewis on Drums.
12) “Wild Man on the Loose” was composed, sung and played on the Piano by Mose Allison, and comes from his 1965 album of the same name as the song.
13) “Too Blue” is from the 1958 odyssical LP: The Arrival of Victor Feldman, with Victor Feldman on Vibes, Scott La Faro on Bass and Stan Levey on Drums.
14) “Comin' Home Baby,” the classic inked by Bob Dorough and Ben Tucker, was sung by Jackie Ryan on her uncompromising compact disc: Listen Here, with the Clayton Brothers Quintet: Gerald Clayton on Piano, Rickey Woodard on Tenor Sax, Graham Dechter on Electric Guitar, Gilbert Castellanos on Trumpet John Clayton on Bass and Obed Calvaire on Drums. Mr. Dorough, who you may remember composed music for the TV series Schoolhouse Rock, departed on April 23 at the age of 94.
15) “Next Message!” was righteously recorded in 2003 by the European multi-phasic collective De-Phazz on their canine-ical compact disc titled: Godsdog.