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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge November 7, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show we once again chose to perambulate the penumbra of pop and exotica music in all of its pulpish proximity.
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) “Tomi Tomi,” the 1932 recording by Sol K. Bright and his Hollywaiians, taken from the collection: Vintage Hawaiian Music – The Great Singers: 1928-1934.
2) “Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua,” by Emma Lahapa Bush and Keola Beamer was sung and performed on Slack-Key Guitars by Keola and his brother Kapono Beamer on their 1976 luminous LP: Honolulu City Lights.
3) “Cute” by Benny Chong from his CD: Ukulele Jazz – Live in Concert in Hilo, Hawaii, recorded live at the Palace, with Chong on Ukulele and Brian Yasui on Bass.
4) The composition by Charles E. King titled “King's Serenade (Imi au Ia Oe)” performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford on their 1959 LP: Lover's Luau.
5) “Ina,” the recording in the late 1940s by Toti’s Tahitians. Toti started his musical career in Tahiti and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to perform at Don the Beachcomber’s there, later moving to Ft. Lauderdale where he performed at the Mai-Kai Restaurant until his retirement in 1982. This appears on the historical document: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Three – Tahitian Drums & Dances.
6) The composition “Ka Makani Ka'ili Aloha” is attributed to Matthew Kane and is daringly derived from the 1972 landmarkable LP: Gabby by Charles “Gabby” Pahinui, who appears on Vocals in Hawaiian & Slack Key Guitar along with Leland “Atta” Isaacs on Guitar and Manuel “Joe Gang” Kupahu on Bass.
7) “No Huhu!” by the Ukulele Club de Paris comes from their ambitious album: Manuia!
8) “Hawaiian Cowboy” was written by Sol K. Bright and recorded in the late 1940s by Al Keolaha Perry and His Singing Surfriders along with Guests on their reticulated retrospective: Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style, sung by Guitarist Sol’s sibling Andy Bright and featuring David Kei’i on Steel Guitar.
9) “Moanin',” the 1941 tune composed by Bobby Timmons, is found on the fond look back: Nat King Cole – Quincy Jones and His Big Band, recorded live in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1960, featuring Benny Bailey on Trumpet solo.
10) “Key Largo,” the song by Benny Carter, Karl Suessdorf and Leah Worth for the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall 1948 movie of the same name, from the bodacious Box Set: Benny Carter – The Music Master, in a version recorded in 1952 by Mr. Carter on Alto Sax Oscar Peterson on Piano; Barney Kessel on Guitar; Ray Brown on String Bass; and Buddy Rich on Drums.
11) The Raymond Scott composition, “Bumpy Weather Over Newark” was versionized on the tributory recording: Celebration on the Planet Mars: A Tribute to Raymond Scott by The Beau Hunks Sextette, the Dutch conglomeration including Robert Veen on Tenor Sax & Clarinet, Ronald Jansen Heijtmajer on Clarinet, Menno Daams on Trumpet, Jakob Klaasse on Piano & Celeste, Gert-Jan Blom on String Bass and Louis Debij on Percussion.
12) “Lemon Twist” was inked by Bobby Troup and comes from the 1960 luxurious LP: Thank you, Charlie Christian, by the master jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, superbly supported by Frank Strazzeri on Piano, Chuck Berghofer on Bass and Kenny Hume on Drums.
13) “Taboo,” the 1934 song by the Cuban composer Margarita Lecuona, is drawn with swizzle sticks from the shortish CD: Introducing the Exotic Sounds of Tikiyaki 5-0, with Jim Bacchi on Electric Guitar, Keyboards and Percussion, Brian "Kassanova” Kassan on Keyboards and Electric Guitar, Jonpaul Balak on Electric Bass and Pablo Baza on Drums.
14) “An Occasional Man,” composed in 1955 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, is fondly found on the adiposal album: Don Tiki Adulterated, in a version reimagined by Keith Kandell, featuring Don Tiki band member Hai Jung on Vocal.
15) “Manila” comes from drummer Chico Hamilton’s 1966 Latinesque LP: The Further Adventures of El Chico, featuring Clark Terry on Trumpet; Jimmy Cheatham on Trombone, Charlie Mariano on Alto Sax, Jerome Richardson on Flute, Gabor Szabo on Guitar; Danny Bank on Piccolo, Ron Carter on Bass and Victor Pantoija & Willie Bobo on Latin Percussion.