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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge August 1, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we once again probed the planetary range of pop and exotica music in all its glory, keeping in mind Jelly Roll Morton’s declaration that for jazz to be good, it must have a Spanish tinge
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) “Once Again (Flight Number 10),” music composed by Hubert Thomas Valverde, was performed by the British actor Peter Wyngarde on his 1970 loquacious LP: When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head.
2) “Granada,” the 1932 song by Agustin Lara, was performed by Perez Prado & His Orchestra on their 1956 anticipatory album: Havana 3 a.m, featuring Maynard Ferguson on Trumpet; Rene Bloch on Sax; and Leo Acosta on Drums.
3) “Andalucia” was drawn with swizzle sticks from the sparkling CD: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Presents The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel, with Mr. Ho – actually Brian O’Neill – on Piano.
4) “Macarena (Le Virgen de La Macarena)” – which has nothing at all to do with dance fad that swept the globe much later – comes from the pious production, Infinity in Sound, recorded by Juan Garcia Esquivel and His Orchestra in 1960.
5) “Jungle Drums” was inked by the Spanish composer Ernesto Lecuona and is found on the historical document: Far Away Lands – The Exotic Music of Gene Rains, with the duende Senor Rains on Vibes and pluperfect Paul Conrad on Piano.
6) “Llora Corazon (Crying Heart)” was derived from the righteous retrospective: The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection.
7) “Siesta” was composed, arranged and conducted by Henry Mancini and appeared on his album inspired by the music he wrote for the 1958-60 TV Series Mr. Lucky that was titled: Mr. Lucky Goes Latin.
8) The 1931 song by Tolchard Evans and Erell Reaves, “Lady of Spain,” was artfully assayed by the Vibes Master Victor Feldman on his 1959 lush LP: Latinsville! spotlighting the talents of Vince Guaraldi on Piano, Walter Benton on Tenor Sax and Mongo Santamaria on Conga Drums.
9) “The Spanish Flea” was written by Julius Wechter and performed by organist Trudy Pitts in 1967 and can be found on the coagulative compilation: Swingin’ Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama.
10) “Seville” was laid down by the band: Teisco del Rey and is included on the aquatical anthology: Surf Guitar Greats – One Dozen Surf-Rock Instrumentals.
11) “Malaguena,” composed by the Spanish composer Ernesto Lecuona, was performed by The Boss Martians and comes from the martial meld titled: War of the Surf Guitars!
12) “Ventilaor R-80” by the Spanish group, Ojos De Brujo, is daringly derived from the antic anthology: Feet – A Global Dance Party.
13) “Lust,” featuring Bas Sheva on Vocal, was one of the seven deadly sins explored by Les Baxter and His Orchestra on their 1954 ambitious album: The Passions.
14) “Spain,” composed by Chick Corea comes from the dancing disc: Just Add Tito Puente Instant Party, and includes Mario Rivera on Tenor Sax, Ray Gonzalez on Trumpet and Sonny Bravo on Piano.