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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge September 19, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will celebrate birthdays of just a few of the musicians who were born in the scintillacious month of September.
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1) “Kawohikukapulani” was composed by our September Natal Notable Helen Kapuailohia Desha Beamer and performed by her great-grandson, the Slack-Key Guitar Master Keola Beamer on his sumptuous CD: Soliloquy – Ka Leo Loko.
2) The traditional Brazilian song “Blue Baiao” was played on Guitar by our Birthday Boy Laurindo Almeida on the ambitious album he shared with Reedman Bud Shank called: Brazilliance Volume 1, featuring Shank on Alto Sax, Harry Babasin on Bass and Roy Harte on Drums. This was recorded in 1953, about 10 years before the Bossa Nova craze swept the United States.
3) “The Firefly” was composed and played on guitar by our Birthday Girl Emily Remler and appeared on her 1981 debut album of the same name as the song, where she was supported by Hank Jones on Piano, Bob Moore on Bass and Jake Hanna on Drums.
4) Composed by Birthday Celebrant and Master Bassist Oscar Pettiford, the song “Max (Is) Making Wax” was laid down in 1953 by the Alto Sax God Charlie Parker and comes from his righteous retrospective: The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 1, spotlighting the talents of Howard McGhee on Trumpet; Jimmy Bunn on Piano; Bob Kesterson on Bass and Ray Porter on Drums.
5) “The Heart You Stole From Me” was inked by Natal Notable Leonard Feather and recorded in 1940 by the singer Maxine Sullivan and is derived from her labial LP: Say It With a Kiss, backed by John Kirby & His Orchestra, with Russell Procope on Alto Sax and Billy Kyle on Piano.
6) “Bouncing With Bud” was composed by Birthday Celebrant and BeBop Pioneering Pianist Bud Powell and was performed in 1949 by the conclave called Bud Powell’s Modernists, which included his fellow September Birthday Boy Fats Navarro on Trumpet, Sonny Rollins on Tenor Sax, Tommy Potter on Bass and Roy Haynes on Drums. It is drawn with tongs from the fond look back: The Fats Navarro Story.
7) “That's Rich” was written by Sy Oliver and sung in 1945 by Ella Fitzgerald and Monica Lewis with Birthday Boy and Drummer Buddy Rich and His Speed Demons, including Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Lou McGarity on Trombone, Peanuts Hucko on Clarinet, Al Sears on Tenor Sax, Buddy Weed on Piano, Remo Palmieri on Electric Guitar and Trigger Alpert on Bass. That came from the variously valuable archive: V-Disc All Stars – With the Singers.
8) “So in Love” was written by Cole Porter for the 1948 Broadway musical: Kiss Me Kate and sung by Joanie Sommers on her 1959 debut LP: Positively The Most! arranged and conducted by Marty Paich, including Birthday Celebrant Art Pepper on Tenor Sax; Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli and Dick Collins on Trumpet; Frank Rosolino, Harry Betts and Dick Nash on Trombone; Jimmy Rowles on Piano; Howard Roberts on Electric Guitar; Joe Mondragon on String Bass; Mel Lewis on Drums and Milt Holland on Bongos.
9) “All God's Chillun Got Rhythm” was composed by Bronislaw Kaper, Gus Kahn and Walter Jurmann for the 1937 Marx Brothers movie: A Day at the Races, and recorded in 1947 by Baritone sax player Serge Chaloff when he was a member of our Birthday Boy’s band called Red Rodney’s Be-Boppers, including our September Birthday Boy Red Rodney on Trumpet, Allen Eager on Tenor Sax, Al Haig on Piano, Chubby Jackson on Bass and Tiny Kahn on Drums. It was duly drawn from Chaloff’s reticulated retrospective: The Baritone Sax Master.
10) The copacetic composition, “Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh,” was artfully inked by our Natal Notable Slam Stewart, and comes from the comely compilation: One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection, spotlighting the talents of Mr. Pizzarelli on Vocal and Guitar, his father Bucky Pizzarelli also on Electric Guitar, Clark Terry on Trumpet, Dave McKenna on Piano, Milt Hinton on Bass, and Connie Kay on Drums.
11) “Dancing in the Dark” with lyrics from the pen of our Birthday Boy, Howard Dietz, to music by Arthur Schwartz originally for the 1931 Broadway Revue and later used in the 1953 movie: The Band Wagon, was warbled by Teri Thornton on her 1961 limpid LP: Devil May Care, arranged and conducted by Norman Simmons, with our friend Clark Terry on Trumpet, Britt Woodman on Trombone, Earl Warren on Alto Sax, Selden Powell on Tenor Sax, Wynton Kelly on Piano, Freddie Green on Guitar, Sam Jones on Bass and Jimmy Cobb on Drums.
12) “I Want to Be Happy” was composed by our September Birthday Celebrant Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Irving Caesar for the 1925 Broadway musical: No, No Nanette, performed by the Vibes Master Cal Tjader, on his 1956 albumic achievement, Black Orchid, with Manuel Duran on Piano; Carlos Duran on Bass; Luis Miranda on Congas and Bayardo Velarde on Timbales.
13) “Down for the Count” was written by Frank Foster and our Birthday Celebrant Jon Hendricks and sung by him on the 1957 oral album: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing a Song of Basie, including Dave Lambert and Annie Ross joining Hendricks on Vocals, Nat Pierce on Piano, Freddie Green on Guitar, Eddie Jones on Bass and Sonny Payne on Drums.
14) “Mountain High, Valley Low,” composed by Birthday Baby Raymond Scott and Bernie Hanighen for the 1946 Broadway musical: Lute Song, starring Mary Martin in a cast featuring a then-unknown Yul Brynner along with future First Lady Nancy Reagan, heard here from the 1955 version that appeared on the landmark LP: Helen Merrill With Strings, the orchestra arranged and conducted by Richard Hayman, with Hank Jones on Piano, Barry Galbraith on Acoustic Guitar, Milt Hinton on Bass and Sol Gubin on Drums.
15) “Home Blues” is based around a melody from Rhapsody in Blue composed by September Birthday Boy George Gershwin, waxed in 1997 by Matt Catingub on his centenary tribute: George Gershwin 100, featuring the talents of another Birthday Celebrant Michael Feinstein on Vocal, with Arranger Matt Catingub – the Big Kahuna himself – on Vocal Duet, Piano and Alto Sax.