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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge July 17, 2013
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the sun-dappled season of summer in all of its sizzling splendor.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm Eastern Standard Time (2-3 pm on the West Coast and 10-11 GMT in Europe) at www.radiofairfax.org.. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
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1) The 1935 recording of “It's Too Hot for Words” composed by Walter Samuels, Leonard Whitcup and Teddy Powell, tearfully taken from The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 1: 1933-1935, with Roy Eldridge on Trumpet; Cecil Scott on Clarinet; Hilton Jefferson on Alto Sax; Ben Webster on Tenor Sax; Teddy Wilson on Piano; Lawrence Lucie on Guitar; John Kirby on String Bass; and Cozy Cole on Drums
2) “Ice Cream” was performed by George Lewis' Ragtime Band, and is drawn with tongs from the copious Creole collection: Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans [DISC TWO] Avery “Kid” Powell on Trumpet and Vocal Duet with the Pianist, Alton Purnell, George Lewis on Clarinet, Jim Robinson on Trombone & Lawrence Marrero on Banjo.
3) “Back in Your Own Backyard” (or: “Otra Vez en Tu Patio”), the 1928 recording taken from the respectful retrospective: Russ Columbo: The Complete Studio Recordings, with Gus Arnheim & His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra. The composition is usually credited to Al Jolson, Billy Rose and Dave Dreyer, but Jolson probably only sung it.
4) “The Heat Is On (Or: Tres Chaud), the 1951 recording made in Paris by the Roy Eldridge Quintet, including Don Byas on Tenor Sax, Claude Bolling on Piano, Guy De Fatto on Bass and Arman Molinetti on Drums, daringly derived from the CD Box Set: Roy Eldridge -- Little Trumpet Jazz Giant.
5) “Deliver Me to Tennessee,” composed by Marvin Hughes and Owen Bradley, was sung in 1942 by Anita O’Day backed by Gene Krupa & His Orchestra with Roy Eldridge on Trumpet and Joe Springer on Piano, captured on the collection: Young Anita.
6) This 1954 version of “Heat Wave,” composed by Irving Berlin for the 1933 musical: As Thousands Cheer, comes from the comprehensive compilation: Chico O'Farrill – The Complete Norman Granz Recordings, and features Danny Bank on Baritone Sax.
7) “That's for Me,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein song written for the 1945 movie: State Fair, was recorded by Carmen McRae on her 1959 lounging LP: Something to Swing About, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins, featuring Dick Katz on Piano.
8) “Sleigh Ride in July,” was inked by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke for the 1944 movie: Belle of the Yukon starring Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore and Randolph Scott. This version was waxed by Benny Carter for his 1958 album: Aspects, with Carter on Alto Sax, Gerald Wiggins on Piano and Barney Kessel on Guitar.
9) “Summer Sun (Original Version)” composed and performed by someone called Koop, featuring Yukimi Nagano doing something or other, comes from the creative compilation: Nu Jazz - A Selection of Rare Electro Tunes With a Jazz Flavour.
10) “Lazy Afternoon,” composed by Jerome Moross and John LaTouche for the 1954 Broadway musical: The Golden Apple, was sung by Helen Merrill on her 1957 LP: Merrill at Midnight, arranged and conducted by Hal Mooney, with Buddy Weed on Piano, Billy Mure on Electric Guitar, Milt Hinton on Bass and Sol Gubin on Drums.
11) “Farmer’s Market,” was carefully picked from the 1956 LP of the same name featuring Art Farmer as leader and on Trumpet, Hank Mobley on Tenor Sax, Kenny Drew on Piano, Addison Farmer on Bass and Elvin Jones on Drums.
12) “Beautiful Moons Ago,” was the song penned by Nat King Cole and later vocalized by Jackie Ryan on her two-disc delight designated: Doozy, where she was accompanied by Cyrus Chestnut on Piano, Eric Alexander on Sax and Jeremy Pelt on Flugelhorn.
13) “Warm Valley,” the Duke Ellington composition, was performed by Alto Sax Stalwart Johnny Hodges on his 1962 LP: The Eleventh Hour, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, and including Ray Nance on Violin; Bernie Leighton on Organ, George Duvivier on Bass and Ossie Johnson on Drums.
14) “It's a Lovely Day Today,” composed for the 1950 Broadway musical: Call Me Madam and temporarily taken from the 1958 landmark recording: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, With Paul Weston and His Orchestra, featuring Paul Smith on Piano and Harry “Sweets” Edison on muted Trumpet.
15) The Ray Noble classic, “Cherokee,” was sung by Karrin Allyson on her 1996 auspicious album: Collage, with Paul Smith on Piano, Kim Park on Alto Sax, Rod Fleeman on Guitar, Danny Embrey on Electric Guitar, Bob Bowman on Acoustic and Electric Bass, and Todd Strait on Drums and Percussion.