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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge October 17, 2018
On today’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we climbed into the wayback machine and take all you hepcats and cool kittens, and swingerettes and swingeroos on a jazzing journey to the beatnik era, enveloping some of its progenitors, popularizers and promoters.
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) “Mama's Place,” the 1959 recording by the notably named Bing Day, came from the perpetrational production: Swing for a Crime.
2) “Handsome Harry the Hipster” is sung and pianistically rendered in 1944 by Harry “The Hipster” Gibson on his found look back: Boogie Woogie in Blue, which includes John Simmons on Bass and Sid Catlett on Drums.
3) “Travelin' Blues” was waxed in 1945 by Slim Gaillard, a performer much admired by the original circle of Beat writers for inventing his own hipster language called Vout. This was drawn with tongs from his bold box set: Laughing in Rhythm.
4) “Everything Happens to Me,” the 1940 song composed by Tom Adair and Matt Dennis, daringly derived from the righteous retrospective: Serge Chaloff -- The Baritone Sax Master. It originated as a 1950 WRIV Radio Broadcast from the Celebrity Club, Providence, R.I., and features Sonny Truitt on Trombone, Nat Pierce on Piano, George Jones on Bass and Joe MacDonald on Drums.
5) “You're the Dangerous Type” was written, sung and played on the piano by Bob Dorough for his 1956 louche LP: Devil May Care, with Warren Fitzgerald on Trumpet, Jack Hitchcock on Vibes, Bill Takas on Bass and Jerry Segal on Drums.
6) “Greenwich Village Rumble” was composed by Elmer Bernstein for the TV series Johnny Staccato, starring John Cassavetes as a jazz musician and detective, which ran for only a single season, 1959-60. This was found on the bulging box set: Jazz on Film…Crime Jazz! It includes John Williams on Piano (yes, the future Star Wars composer); Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli and Uan Rasey on Trumpets; Joe Howard, Si Zentner and George Roberts on Trombones; Ted Nash, Dave Pell, Gene Cipriano, Ronnie Lang, Marty Berman and Chuck Gentry on Reeds; Barney Kessel and Bob Bain on Electric Guitars; Red Norvo on Vibes; Red Mitchell on String Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.
7) “Boogie Blues,” written by Gene Krupa and Remo Biondi, and sung by Anita O’Day on her 1961 apprehensive album: All the Sad Young Men, arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland, with Hank Jones on Piano, Jerome Richardson and Zoot Sims on Tenor Saxes, Walter Levinsky on Alto Sax, Phil Woods on Alto Sax and Clarinet, Doc Severinsen, Bernie Glow and Herb Pomeroy on Trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer on Valve Trombone, Billy Byers and Willie Dennis on Trombones, Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar, George Duvivier on Bass and Mel Lewis on Drums.
8) “Daahoud,” the song created in 1954 by Clifford Brown was included on Jackie & Roy’s Laplandish LP: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, featuring Jackie Cain on Vocals and Roy Kral on Vocals & Piano; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Red Mitchell on Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.
9) “Jump, Jive an' Wail,” inked by Louis Prima, was recorded by his son Louis Prima Jr. on his 2012 scintillacious CD: Return of the Wildest. The lesser Prima appears on vocals and trumpet, joined by Sarah Speigel on Backing Vocals, Ryan McKay on Electric Guitar, Marco Fox and Gregg Fox on Keyboards, Marco Palos on Tenor Sax, Philip Clevinger on Trombone, Ted Schumacher on Trumpet, Michael Gerbino on Bass and A.D. Adams on Drums.
10) “Bird Chasin'” was composed by Charlie Parker with lyrics by Amy London, and comes from The Royal Bopsters Project, featuring London, Darmon Meader, Dylan Pramuk and Holli Ross on Vocalease, Steve Schmidt on Piano, Roni Ben Hur on Guitar, Sean Smith on Bass, Steve Williams on Drums and Steve Kroon on Percussion. The spoken word section was laid down by the renowned jazz singer Mark Murphy at age 81, shortly before his death in 2015.
11) The Cool Spectre” by saxophonist Frank Weir and His Orchestra, manifests itself from the yearning year of 1959 and is taken from the Halloween-ish anthology: Songs for Swinging Ghosts.
12) “I'm Sure You're Hip” is drawn with swizzle sticks from the exotical album: Surprise Visit by The Sweater Set, who are Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin on Vocals, Guitar, Flute Kazoo, Ukuleles and Toy Xylophone.
13) “Like Love” was performed in 1960 by Lyn Cornell and can be found on the cool collection: Soho Blondes & Peeping Toms! Saucy Vocals From the ‘50s and ‘60s.
14) “Let's Get Lost” is finally found on the cruising compact disc: West Coast Cool by singers Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler, spotlighting the talents of Mr. Winkler on vocal, Rich Eames on Piano and arrangements (except where noted), Nolan Shaheed on Trumpet, Bob Sheppard on Reeds, Tim Emmons on Bass and Dave Tull on Drums. The song was written by Frank Loesser and Jimmy McHugh and originally was sung by Mary Martin in the 1943 movie: Happy Go Lucky.
15) “Like Young” was composed Andre Previn and Paul Francis Webster and was recorded by Dave Pell for his 1963 album: Jazz Voices in Video.
16) “Everybody’s Boppin’” was vocally harmonized by Jon Hendricks and Nancy King on the jazz singer Karrin Allyson’s 12-year-old stomping CD: Footprints, featuring Bruce Barth on Piano, Peter Washington on Bass and Todd Strait on Drums.