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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist July 4, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we sunnily celebrated Independence Day and all of the summery pastimes and many of the activities associated with its observance.
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1) “Stars and Stripes Forever,” which John Phillip Sousa composed on Christmas Day 1896 and which by act of Congress has been declared the official national march of the United States, performed by Bill Tapia in concert in 2005 when he was 98 years old, accompanied by Ruth Davies on Bass and Akira Tana on Drums, and found on his CD: Livin’ It Live.
2) “Struttin' With Some Barbecue,” the 1928 recording from the collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, composed by Pops then wife Lil Hardin Armstrong, who also appears on Piano, along with Kid Ory on Trombone, Johnny Dodds on Clarinet and Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo, and of course Louis Armstrong on Cornet.
3) “A little Bit Independent,” the 1935 recording by Fats Waller from the serendipitous CD Box Set: Handful of Keys.
4) “Fireworks,” recorded in Paris in 1951 by Roy Eldridge on Trumpet and Claude Bolling on Piano, appearing on the Box Set: Roy Eldridge – Little Trumpet Jazz Giant.
5) “Moonglow” and Theme from the Movie: "Picnic" performed by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra from their 1960 LP: Ten Trombones Like Two Pianos, featuring Russ Freeman on Moonglow and Johnny Williams on Piano for Picnic, with Joe Howard on the Trombone solo.
6) “Eatin' With the Boogie,” the 1952 song by Slim Gaillard & His Musical Aggregation from his hysterical and historical collection: Laughing in Rhythm.
7) “Los Angeles Blues,” from Peggy Lee’s 1961 LP: Blues Cross Country, composed by Ms. Lee and the arranger and conductor on the date, a young Quincy Jones, featuring Jimmy Rowles on Piano, Dennis Budmir on Guitar, Francisco “Chino” Pozo on Bongo Drums, Max Bennett on Bass and Stan Levey on Drums.
8) “Holiday for Strings,” the David Rose composition beamishly butchered in 1944 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers from his CD Box Set: Strictly for Music Lovers.
9) “What's New?,” the song composed in 1939 by Bob Haggart and Johnny Burke, performed by The John Coltrane Quartet on their 1963 LP: Ballads, with John Coltrane on Tenor Sax, McCoy Tyner on Piano, Jimmy Garrison on Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
10) “Ocean Beach” by The Mermen from their superlative CD: Krill Slippin’ with Jim Thomas on Guitar, Allen Whitman on Bass and Martyn Jones on Drums.
11) “The Warm Sands of Huntington Beach” by the Hula Girls from their album: The Curse of the Tiki, featuring Gary Brandin and Kevin Bullat on Guitar, DJ Bonebrake on Vibes and Marimba, Lucas Vigor Bass and Dominic Tucci on Drums & Percussion.
12) “Ukulele Picnic” by Troy Fernandez from his CD: Ride Time.
13) “The Party's Still Going On,” by Marcia Ball from her CD: Roadside Attractions, with Ms. Ball on Vocal duties and Piano.
14) “Freedom Jazz Dance,” the Eddie Harris composition originally made famous by Miles Davis, and performed here by Washington, DC’s own Ron Holloway on his album: Slanted, recorded in 1993 in Rockville, Maryland, featuring Mr. Holloway on Tenor Sax, Pepe Gonzales on Electric Bass and George Colligan on Piano.
15) And just to show there are no hard feelings towards our British cousins, “Freedom Samba,” by the UK Acid Jazz Group, The Jazz Renegades on their 1989 recording of the same name, featuring the composer Alan Curtis Barnes on Tenor Sax, Dave Newton on Piano, and Chris Jenkins, Simon Morton and Steve Sydelnyk on Percussion.
16) “Trembling Hands” by Explosions in the Sky from their CD: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, with Mark Smith, Michael James and Munaf Rayani on Electric Guitars, and Chris Hrasky on Drums.