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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 20, 2018
On this week’s show we explored the outer limits of the boob tube, idiot box, cathode ray catatonia inducer or whatever else you called television in all of its past glories and antic absurdities.
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1) “Take It Off! Take It All Off!,” The Noxzema Shaving Cream Commercial from the late Sixties and early Seventies.
2) “The Theme From the 1959-62 series: “Adventures in Paradise” performed by the Steel Guitar Master Jerry Byrd, from the CD: Television Theme Songs.
3) “I Dream of Jeannie,” the theme of the series that ran between 1965 and 1970, by Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack on their album: Shake Those Hula Hips.
4) “Caper at the Coffee House” by Warren Barker and the Warner Brothers Star Instrumentalists, from the 1959 LP: 77 Sunset Strip, featuring versions of music used in the 1958 to 64 Series.
5) The Theme from the series “Bewitched” sung by Peggy Lee and taken from the telegenic treasury: TV Town – Prime-Time Tunes From the Tube/Ultra Lounge No. 13.
6) “Trumpets at Large,” the Pete Rugolo-composed theme for the all-too briefly broadcast 1960 series: The Tab Hunter Show, recorded by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra, from the CD collection: Exploring New Sounds, featuring Conte Candoli and Don Fagerquist on Trumpets, Howard Roberts and Al Viola on Guitars, Larry Bunker on Vibes and Shelly Manne on Drums.
7) The Peter Gunn Theme composed by Henry Mancini and performed in 1961 by Jack Costanzo, taken from the Ultra-Lounge Mambo Fever – Samba! Rhumba! Hot Cha-Cha-Cha! Collection.
8) “The Lady From Girl Talk,” composed by Oliver Nelson as the theme for Virginia Graham’s Sixties daytime talk show called Girl Talk, taken from Nelson’s 1966 LP: Sound Pieces, featuring him on Soprano Sax and Mike Melvin on Piano.
9) Staccato’s Theme by Elmer Bernstein for the 1959 series, Johnny Staccato that starred John Cassavetes, taken from the antic anthology: Ultra Lounge: The Crime Scene – Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes.
10) The Avengers Main Title from 1966 by Laurie Johnson and the London Studio Orchestra, from the righteous retrospective: 50 Years of Music by Laurie Johnson.
11) “Big Spender” Muriel Cigar commercial starring Edie Adams, the widow of television pioneer Ernie Kovacs.
12) Sol K. Bright’s song “Hawaiian Cowboy,” featuring the theme from Bonanza, by Cyril Pahinui and Bob Brozman from their CD: Four Hands Sweet & Hot.
13) “Hawaii Five-O,” the famed theme composed by Morton Stevens and performed by The Ventures, taken from the scintillacious synthesis: The World of Surf Music.
14) The theme for “Beyond the Break,” the 2006 series on the Teen Nick channel, composed and performed by Jake Shimabukuro on his CD: Gently Weeps.
15) The Theme From M*A*S*H (or Suicide Is Painless), composed by Johnny Mandel for the 1974 Robert Altman movie and later used in the TV series (the lyrics to the song version in the movie were written by Altman’s 14-year-old son Mike. Robert Altman later remarked that as a result, his son ended up making more money than he did off the movie.) This version was recorded by Paul Desmond in 1974 on his LP: Pure Desmond, with him on Alto Sax, Ed Bickert on Electric Guitar; Ron Carter on Bass and Connie Kay on Drums.
16) “Mission Impossible,” the Lalo Schifrin classic arranged and conducted by Billy May in 1967 and taken from the collection: Blue Movies: Scoring for the Studios.
17) “Slow Hot Wind (Lujon)” composed by Henry Mancini for the Fifties series Mr. Lucky, performed by the Guitarist Eddie Pasternak with Joel Evans on Flute, From their CD: A Dozen Roses Ago.
18) “Thanks for the Memory,” the 1938 song by Ralph Rainger and Leo Rubin which became the theme for Bob Hope’s Radio and TV shows for decades, played here in 1952 by Tenor Sax Giant Stan Getz from the album: Stan Getz Plays, including Jimmy Raney on Guitar, Duke Jordan on Piano, Bill Crow on Bass and Frank Isola on Drums.