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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge October 24, 2018
On Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show this week we celebrated the birthdays of just a few of the musicians who were born in the optimal month of October.
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1) “Mai Lohilohi Mai 'Oe” was composed by our Birthday Girl, the Hawaiian Songbird Lena Machado and was recorded in 1982 by The Brothers Cazimero and appears on their able album: Hawaiian Hula Eyes, featuring Robert Cazimero on Bass and Vocals and Roland Cazimero on 12-String Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, backed by Jon Osorio & The Gentlemen of Na Kamalei. Recorded in 1982.
2) “Kula Morning,” written by Milani Bilyeu, was sung by another Birthday Celebrant Owana Ka’ohelelani Salazar on 1986 scintillacious CD: Owana, with Kapa Stern on Trombone, her brother Stephen Salazar on Piano and Dennis Maeda on Electric Rhythm Guitar.
3) “Lani Ha’aha’a” was performed by our Birthday Boy, the slack-key guitar master Ray Kane and Ukulele-ist Yuki Yamauchi, and can be found on the Rough Guide to the Music of Hawaii – Slide and Slack Key Surfing Sounds.
4) “Steamboat Stomp” was waxed in 1926 or 1927 by our Natal Notable and Jazz Pioneer Jelly Roll Morton and appears on the historical document: Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago “Red Hot Peppers” Sessions.
5) “For No Reason at All in C” is drawn with tongs from the landmark LP: Bix Beiderbecke -- In a Mist, recorded in 1927 by Mr. Beiderbecke on Piano and Cornet, our October Birthday Boy Eddie Lang on Acoustic Guitar and Frankie Trumbauer on C-Melody Saxophone.
6) “Paradiddle” is derived from the bodacious box set: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2, spotlights the talents of our Birthday Celebrant Cozy Cole on Drums along with Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet, Milt Hinton on Bass and Chu Berry on Tenor Sax.
7) “Alright, OK, You Win,” inked by Mayme Watts and Sidney Wyche was sung by our Natal Notable Big Joe Williams on his loudish LP: Havin’ a Good Time, backed by another October celebrant and master pianist Junior Mance with Bob Crashaw on Bass and Mickey Roker on Drums, recorded live at Pio’s in Providence, R.I., in December 1965.
8) “Sweet Lorraine,” the 1928 song by Cliff Burwell and Mitchell Parish was played by Birthday Boy Art Tatum on his aptly titled compact disc: 20th Century Piano Genius, which was recorded in 1950 at the Beverly Hills home of Warner Brothers Studios musical director and multiple Academy Award nominee & three-time winner Ray Heindorf.
9) “Taking a Chance on Love” was composed by our Birthday Boy Vernon Duke, with lyrics by John Latouche and Ted Fetter, for the 1940 Broadway musical: Cabin in the Sky, and comes from the 1951 10-inch record: Piano Panorama by the Barbara Carroll Trio, with Ms. Carroll on Piano, her husband Joe Shulman on Bass and Herb Wasserman on Drums..
10) “Route 66,” the classic created by our Birthday Boy Bobby Troup was waxed in 1982 by The Manhattan Transfer in a version that was featured in the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie: Sharkey’s Machine and which can be found on the righteous retrospective: The Manhattan Transfer Anthology – Dream in Birdland, with Bob Magnus on Bass and Dave Frishberg on Piano.
11) “I've Got a Crush on You” was composed by George & Ira Gershwin, and was used in the 1928 Broadway musical: Treasure Girl and 1930’s Strike Up the Band, and was sung by October Birthday Girl Lee Wiley for her 1950 questionimg album: What Is Love? With Pianist Joe Bushkin & His Swinging Strings and Bobby Hackett on Cornet.
12) “Life Is So Peculiar” with lyrics by our Birthday Boy Johnny Burke and music by Jimmy Van Heusen, was sung by Mavis Rivers on her 1961 collaborative LP: Swing Along with Mavis. Arranged and conducted by Van Alexander, including Ray Sherman on Piano, Shorty Sherock, Conrad Gozzo and Joe Graves on Trumpets, Gus Bivona on Clarinet, Ted Nash on Alto Sax & Flute, Babe Russin on Tenor Sax, Butch Stone on Baritone Sax, Rolly Bundock on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.
13) “Embraceable You” also entered by canon of George & Ira Gershwin classics after it was written to be sung by Ginger Rogers in the 1930 Broadway musical: Girl Crazy, rendered for us by the trumpet master and Birthday Boy on his 1955 vinyl contribution, Clifford Brown With Strings, who was supported by fellow Birthday Celebrant Neil Hefti as arranger and conductor, including Richie Powell on Piano; Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar; George Morrow on Bass and Max Roach on Drums.
14) “Tea For Two,” composed by Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans for the 1925 Broadway musical: No, No Nanette and was sung by our October Birthday Baby Anita O’Day on her Asiatical album: Live in Tokyo ‘63
15) “Skyliner” was written by our Birthday Boy Charlie Barnet, laid down by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra on their ringing record: Exploring New Sounds.
16) 'Round About Midnight” a/k/a “‘Round Midnight” was composed by our October Natal Notable Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams and Bernie Hanighen and lyrics by Helen Merrill who vocalized this on her accurately titled album: Music Makers, supported by Gordon Beck on Piano and Steve Lacy on Soprano Sax.