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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge August 8, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will once again explore the real and imaginary limits of that great Hawaiian sport and pastime – surfing.
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) “Going My Wave” comes from the soundtrack album of music used in the first commercial movie about surfing titled: Slippery When Wet -- Original Movie Soundtrack Composed and Performed by Bud Shank, released in 1959 before Dick Dale’s reverb electric guitar became identified as the sport’s musical accompaniment in 1961. Musicians featured include West Coast Jazz stalwart Bud Shank on Flute, Billy Bean on Electric Guitar, Gary Peacock on Bass and Chuck Flores on Drums.
2) “Hawaiian Rhapsody” by Splash Lyons comes from the rare 1963 recording made live on the beach on Waikiki, called: Duke Kahanamoku Presents a Beachboy Party With Waltah Clarke. Narrator and producer Waltah Clarke was a clothes retailer in Hawaii. The recording features Duke Khanamoku, credited with popularizing surfing throughout the world and members of the famed beach club formed with fellow longboard aficionados.
3) “Waikiki” was composed by a wistful Hawaiian pioneer recording artist Andy Cummings in 1938 during a cold and foggy night in Lansing, Michigan, when he was on tour, and is performed for us by The Brothers Cazimero on their 20-year-old album: Destination Paradise.
4) “Down by the Ocean, Down by the Sea” was performed by the Ukulele Master Troy Fernandez from his scintillacious CD: Ride Time.
5) “Kon-Tiki” was waxed in 1961 by the English band The Shadows, who were highly influential on the development of the surf guitar sound and the techniques of Duane Eddy and The Ventures. They were originally Cliff Richards’ backing band and this recording can be reached on their righteous retrospective: The Shadows 30 All Time Greatest Hits.
6) “The Lonely Surfer,” was the 1963 hit record by the German-born master musician and composer Jack Nitzsche, and was singularly selected from the copacetic collection: Big Waves – Five Decades of Surf Rock.
7) “Love’s a Secret Weapon” was vocally rendered by Donna Lauren in the 1964 movie: Bikini Beach and was drawn from the historical document: Sex and the ‘60s.
8) “Banzai Washout” was waxed in 1964 and is lightly lifted from the regal look back: King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones.
9) “Inter-Mission” and “Exotics' Twist” comes from the danceable delight: Go Go Guitars, recorded by The Exotics, who are Doug Chasteen and Paul Wall on Guitars, Jonathon Ziegler on Bass and Donald Nelson on Drums and Percussion.
10) The classic “Walk, Don’t Run” was interpolated by The Trashmen and appears on the academic anthology: Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Volume 2, Point Panic! The song was originally written by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith in 1954, later picked up by Chet Atkins and mde into a rock ’n roll hit by The Ventures in 1960.
11) “Out of Limits,” inked by Hollywood creative Michael Z. Gordon, was recorded in 1963 by The Marketts and appears on the copious compilation: Surf Wax: Songs of the Beach.
12) “Black Velvet” was limned by the contemporaneous surf guitar band from San Francisco, The Aquamen on their comely compact disc: Do the Alkeehol! (And Other Hits), Personnel include El Capitan Mike on Electric Guitar, Organ and Theremin; Ensign Nat on Electric Guitar and Theremin; First Mate Srini on Vocals and Electric Bass; Lookout Steve on Organ and Percussion; First Engineer Turtle on Electric Guitar and Bartending; and Cabin Boy Vic on Organ and Drums.
13) “Space Probe,” originally recorded in the early 1960s by The Chantays, was rendered by the 1990s Washington, DC, surf rock band: The Space Cossacks and comes from their aptly titled: Never Mind the Bolsheviks: The Best Of… They were Ivan Pangoric Jr. on Electric Guitar, Mark English on Rhythm Guitar, Catherine Gray on Electric Bass and Doug Hoekstra on Drums.
14) “Echo Park” was performed by the fake band called the Blue Stingrays on their fictional retrospective titled: Surf-N-Burn. In reality, they were really members of Tom Pretty’s backup band, The Heartbreakers.
15) “Ho'okipa” appears on the ambulatory album called Nomad by The Aqua Velvets, who are Miles Corbin and Hank Maninger on Electric Guitars, Michael Lindner on Bass, Keyboards and Accordion, and Donn Spindt on Drums.
16) “Shop Talk” was lawfully laid down by the Swedish band, the Langhorns on their dedicated disc: Mission Exotica, with the song’s composer Michael Sellers on Electric Guitar, Peter Lungard on Trumpet, Materin Bergland on Electric Bass and Rikard Swardh on Drums.
17) “Miki's Lush Beehive,” pointillistically performed by The Mermen on their outstanding album: The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show, featuring Jim Thomas on Guitar, Allen Whitman on Electric Bass and Martyn Jones on Drums.