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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge September 26, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the anniversary this program, which first aired on Radio Fairfax the last week of September in 2009. Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge was created for the Radio Free Burning Man station at the 2002 Burning Man Festival. It migrated to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2005 before finding a permanent home here on Radio Fairfax four years ago.
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
Past shows from this year are now available to listen to in their entirety at: https://www.mixcloud.com/Flashfriend/
1) “A Lunar Adventure” Produced by Leo Muller for the 1966 LP: Bobby and Betty Go to the Moon, included on the radiotronic retrospective: Moonage Timequake.
2) “Doctor Jazz” Recorded in 1926 or 27 by Jelly Roll Morton and featured on the serendipitous CD: Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago “Red Hot Peppers” Sessions.
3) Steel Guitar Space Explorer Sol Hoopii’s 1927 recording of “Radio Blues” waxed on the comprehensive compilation: From Honolulu to Hollywood – Jazz, Blues & Popular Specialties Performed Hawaiian Style.
4) “My Sweet Virginia,” the 1932 song composed by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose, sung in 1932 by the British Crooner Al Bowlly on his choleric collection: Just a Bowl of Cherries, accompanied by Roy Fox & His Band.
5) “The Sound Effects Man” recorded in 1943 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers with Del Porter on Vocal, found on the bumptious Box Set: Strictly for Music Lovers.
6) “Virginia Plain” composed by the Roxy Music lead singer, taken from the CD: The Jazz Age by the Brian Ferry Orchestra, featuring Robert Fowler on Clarinet, Enrico Tomasso on Trumpet and Martin Wheatley on Banjo.
7) “I'm Coming Virginia,” the 1926 song by Don Heywood and Will Marion Cook, performed in 1937 by Maxine Sullivan and Her Orchestra, with Buster Bailey on Clarinet and Claude Thornhill on Piano, from the Maxine Sullivan collection: Say It With a Kiss.
8) “The Heel,” composed by the French Anarchist Poet and Singer Leo Ferre with English Lyrics by Willard Robinson, recorded in 1955 by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra and included on the anthemical anthology: Bluebird’s Best – Heavenly Eartha.
9) “Salt Pork, West Virginia,” the only popular song I know that mentions in its lyrics the Doctor’s current hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, recorded in the mid-forties and featured on the bodacious Box Set: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
10) The 1929 song by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, “Ain't Misbehavin'” was sung in 1959 by Carmen McRae and featured on her collection: Setting Standards.
11) The radio commercial “Sprite: Melonball Bounce” was created in 1963 by the compelling composer Raymond Scott and appears on his historical anthology: Manhattan Research Inc.
12) “El Mayor,” composed by Luis Jesus Valdes Cortes, was drawn with swizzle sticks from Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca’s scinitllacious CD: Yo, including Luis Jesus Valdes on Organ and Joel Hierrezuedo on Percussion.
13) “Agua De Beber (Water to Drink)” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, was performed by Sergio Mendes on his able album: Encanto, joined by Gracinha Leporace on vocals and Wil.I.Am on Rap in English & drum programming, with Toninho Horta on Guitars and Mendes on Fender Rhodes.
14) “September Song,” composed by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1938 Broadway musical: Knickerbocker Holiday and later used in the 1950 Joseph Cotten and Joan Fontaine Movie: September Affair, was pianistically rendered by Joe Loco for his 1960 Latinesque LP: Loco Motion.
15) “Ultrasound Vibrator” was performed by the Russian band called Messer Fur Frau Muller, and was riskily retrieved from the Eastern extravaganza: Russkie Wig-Out! Surf, Electro and Exotica From Behind the Iron Curtain.
16) “Saw It on the Radio” was created by the European conclave De-Phazz for their cocoa compact disc: Death by Chocolate, produced by Pit Baumgartner and featuring Adex Dorsam on Acoustic Guitar.
17) “Radio Girl” appears on Marshall Crenshaw’s 1989 bon soir CD: Good Evening, backed by Steve Conn on Piano, David Lindley on Slide Guitar, Sonny Landreth on on something called “Weird Experiment Guitar” and Bob Marlette on Organ.
18) “Calling Dr. Zarkov” by Robin Frederick from her CD: How Far? How Fast?