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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge October 3, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we once again delved into the diverse delights of pop and exotica music throughout all its dappled domain.
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 1928 recording of “Parari'i Pararara'i” was performed by Tamari Tahiti and appears on the fond look back: Vintage Hawaiian Music – The Great Singers: 1928-1934.
2) “Torchy” was daringly derived from the righteous retrospective: Jerry Byrd – Master of the Steel Guitar, Volume One.
3) “I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You” by Robert Alex Anderson was vocalized by the Hawaiian songstress Emma Veary and appears on her copacetic collection: The Best of Emma, conducted and arranged by Jack De Mello.
4) “Ukulele Bros.” was laid down by ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro on his scintillacious CD: Peace Love Ukulele. Composed by his brother, Bruce Shimabukoro, who also appears on ukulele, this track also features Michael Grande on organ.
5) “Moonlight and Shadows,” the 1936 song by Leo Rubin and Friedrich Hollander was debuted in 1937 by Dorothy Lamour, and this version comes from singer and guitarist Owana Ka’ohelelani Salazar’s mid-1980s first recordings, gathered under the title, “Owana,” with Kapa Stern on Trombone, Alan Akaka on Steel Guitar, and Jeff Rasmussen, Haumea Warrington and Alan Koa on Acoustic Rhythm Guitars.
6) “Hawaiian Soul” was inked by Jon Osorio and waxed by the nobly noted Troy Fernandez on his creative compact disc: Hawaiian Style Ukulele, with Tazra Vega on acoustic guitar and bass, Salaam Tillman on percussion and Carole Atem on keyboards.
7) “Rain Kilikilihune” was sung by Amy Hanaiali’i on her superlatitious CD: Generation Hawaii, backed by Kirby Keogh on rhythm guitar, ukulele & mandolin and Bobby Ingano on Steel Guitar.
8) “Return to Orchid Isle” was religiously rendered by The Tikiyaki Orchestra on their aptly titled album: Idol Worship and Other Primitive Pleasures, with producer Jim Bacchi on vibes and organ, Brian Kassan on piano, Jonpaul Balak on bass, Nelson Bragg on percussion and Pablo Baza on drums.
9) “Guitarese” was recorded in 1936 by Roy Smeck & His Hawaiian Serenaders and can be fondly found on the bodacious box set: “Steelin’ It – The Steel Guitar Story.”
10) “Bu Bam” was performed in 1959 by Dave Barbour and His Orchestra and is dangerously derived from the copious compilation: Soho Blondes & Peeping Toms! Saucy Vocals From the ‘50s and ‘60s.
11) “Taboo,” The 1934 song by the Cuban composer Margarita Lecuona, With English Lyrics by Bob Russell was punctiliously performed by Leo Arnaud and appears of the historical document: Ultra Lounge: Bongoland – Spicy Latin Licks – Hot Voodoo Chicks.
12) “Cool,” the tune penned by Leonard Bernstein for the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story was recorded by Lou Busch & His Orchestra the year it debuted, and their version aptly appears on the careful collection: Bachelor Pad Royale – Midnight Music for Cool Cats/Ultra Lounge No. 4.
13) “Rarotonga” appears on the swank CD: Easton Island by Eliot Easton’s Tiki Gods, featuring the twice-mentioned Mr. Easton, who also is the guitarist for The Cars, featuring Darian Sahanaja on Vibes and Todd Jaeger on synthesizer.
14) “The Letter” was interpolated by The Nirvana Sitar & String Group in 1968 and was deftly drawn from the historical document: RE/Search Incredibly Strange Music, Volume II.
15) “Ebb Tide,” the 1953 song by Robert Maxwell and Carl Sigman, comes from the 1958 louche LP: Swingin’ Hi…Fi by Al Anthony, dubbed the Wizard of the Organ.
16) “Respect,” the song composed in 1965 by Otis Redding, and later made into a timeless anthem by the late Aretha Franklin, appears in a version performed by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on their audio achievement titled: Still Live, with David Suich, Peter Brooke Turner, Hester Goodman, George Hinchliffe, Richie Williams, Kitty Lux, Will Grove-White on ukuleles and Jonty Bankes on electric bass.