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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge July 11, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we feted fine music with a French accent as part of a timely tribute to the upcoming Bastille Day celebrations observed on July 14th.
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1) The 1922 recording of “Echos Hawaiens” was made by the wife and husbandit team of Louise and Frank Ferera and is delightfully derived from the historical document: Hawaiians in Paris – 1916-1926.
2) “Hawaï nous appellee” was recorded in 1937 by the French lap steel guitar master Gino Bordin and is found on his scintillacious CD: Virtuose De La Guitare Hawaiienne – 1930s Paris.
3) “Madiana” was sung in 1934 by the fully justified Josephine Baker and is found her ample anthology: Exotique.
4) “Minor Blues” was laid down in the late 1940s by the guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli, with Eugene Vees on Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Emmanuel Sodieux on Bass and Andre Jourdan on Drums and is drawn with tongs from the aptly titled collection: Django Reinhardt – Only the Best.
5) “Got Django” was waxed by the Hot Club of Hulaville on their magnum opus: Django Would Go!, spotlighting the talents of the singer Ginai, who also composed the song, with Sonny Silva and Emmett Mahoney on Acoustic Guitars, Duane Padilla on Violin and David Chiorini on Bass.
6) “A Paris” was sung by Yves Montand and is included on the copacetic compilation simply titled: Paris.
7) “No Lo Visto” was recorded in 1995 by the Austin, Texas-based band 8 1/2 Souvenirs for their bonny bipedal production: Happy Feet, featuring Oliver Giroud on Vocal and Electric Guitar, joined on vocals by the Beauteous Chrysta Bell with Glover Gil on Piano, Todd Wulfmeyer on Bass and Adam Berlin on Drums and Percussion.
8) “Can Can Kazotski” is gathered from the found look back: Simcha Time: Mickey Katz Plays Music for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Brisses. Katz was the father of the actor Joel Grey and grandfather of the actress Jennifer Grey. On this track Katz supplies the spoken intro and contributes the Clarinet and Bassoon Solos.
9) “Donne Moi,” composed by Henri Gougaud and Gerard Juannest, was sung by Petula Clark in 1963, but her recording was not released until 2001. It now can be found on the copious compilation: C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s.
10) “Under Paris Skies” was written by Jean Andre Brun, Kim Gannon and Hubert Giraud as the title song of the 1951 movie: Sous le Ciel de Paris. This version was recorded in 1959 by Bernie Green & His Orchestra, and was spatially sourced from the gathered glory of The History of Space Age Pop, Vol. 3: The Stereo Action Dimension.
11) “Maria Niguem” was sung by Brigitte Bardot in the 1964 movie: Maria L'Amour and was deliberatively drawn from the ambulatory album: Travelling – French Actors Crossing Borders.
12) “Afternoon in Paris” was performed in 1964 and is featured on the reedman’s righteous retrospective: The Essential Sonny Rollins – The RCA Years (1962-64) featuring Ron Carter on Bass and Roy McCurdy on Drums.
13) “It Might as Well Be Spring” the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic from the 1945 movie: State Fair, was warbled and played on the piano by Blossom Dearie on her self-titled 1956 louche LP, with Herb Ellis on Electric Guitar, Ray Brown on Bass and Jo Jones on Drums.
14) Composed by Django Reinhardt, “Valse a Rosenthal” is drawn with swizzle sticks from the Hot Club of Detroit’s cracking compact disc: Night Town, with Band Leader Evan Perri on Lead Guitar; Julien Labro on Accordion, Paul Brady on Rhythm Guitar and Shannon Wade on Bass.
15) “Maintenant Il Telephone” was sung in 1963 by the British actress Gillian Hills, who appeared in the 1960 movie: Beat Girl and in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1965 movie classic: Blow-Up. This was fortunately found on the celluloidal delight: Popcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul & Exotic Rockers From the ‘50s & ‘60s.
16) “Erato Blues” was composed by the French Pianist Martial Solal and Belgian Harmonica Master Jean “Toots” Thielemans for their 1992 duetical disc simply titled, Martial Solal and Toots Thielemans.
17) “Parisian Thoroughfare,” composed by the piano genius Bud Powell, was laid down in 1959 by the 26-year old arranger and conductor Quincy Jones and appears on his refurbished recording: The Birth of a Band – Complete Edition, featuring an all-star array of talent and spotlighting Clark Terry on Trumpet and Patti Bown on Piano.