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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge November 21, 2018
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we entertained some thermodelicious thoughts of Thanksgiving and all of its fiestable comestibles.
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1) The first known recording of Jack Owens’ 1948 song “Hukilau,” performed by John K. Almeida With the Bee Sisters, taken from the rigorous retrospective: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume One – Hapa Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics.
2) A medley of “Hukilau” by Sam Koki, “The Hukilau Thing” by Robert Cazimero and “I Got Hooked at a Hukilau” by Jack Pittman and Steve Graham, recorded by The Brothers Cazimero on their 1998 album: Destination Paradise, with Robert Cazimero on Vocals, Upright Bass and Piano; Roland Cazimero on Vocals, 6- and 12-String Acoustic Guitars and Ukulele; and Bobby Ingano on Steel Guitar.
3) Sam Koki’s song “Right On” performed by The Waikiki Girls on the copious compilation: Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style, featuring musicians who were members of the cast of the “Hawaii Calls” radio show, taken from Aloha record label 78s that were issued in the late 1940s.
4) “Dinner at Eight,” which was composed by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields for the 1933 movie of the same name, but not used in it, recorded in 1933 by British singer Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra, found on his anthemic anthology: Just a Bowl of Cherries.
5) The Howard McGhee composition, “Carvin' the Bird” recorded in 1947 by The Charlie Parker Septet, with Parker on Alto Sax, McGhee on Trumpet, Wardell Gray on Tenor Sax, Dodo Marmarosa on Piano, Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar, Red Callendar on Bass and Don Lamond on Drums, taken from the CD: Charlie Parker/The Legendary Dial Masters, Volume 1.
6) “Seven Come Eleven (Roast Turkey Stomp),” written by Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian, and performed here by the Vibraphonist and band leader Red Norvo, recorded during World War II, featuring Aaron Sachs on Clarinet and Dick Taylor on Trombone, and taken from the righteous retrospective: Red Norvo Small Bands -- The Complete V-Disc Recordings.
(These 12-inch, vinyl 78 rpm recordings were created for the Army between October 1943 and May 1949, and Navy discs were released between July 1944 and September 1945. Covered period when the musician’s union recording ban occurred. When 136 grooves per inch were used, the 12-inch discs could hold up to six and a half minutes of music.)
7) “Gravy Waltz,” composed by Steve Allen and Ray Brown and sung by Mel Torme on the historical document: The Songs of Steve Allen.
8) “Dinette” from the late 1940s and featured on the choleric collection: Django Reinhardt -- Only the Best, with Django on Electric Guitar, which was unusual for him to play, Eugene Vees on Clarinet, Emmanuel Sodieux on Bass and Andre Jourdan on Drums.
9) “Recipe for Romance,” composed by the guitarist and band leader Charley Harrison for his CD: Keeping My Composure, with Sara Gazarek on Vocal, Ron Perillo on Piano and Kirk Garrison on Trumpet.
10) Pony Poindexter’s tune, “Gumbo Filet (Sic)” from his 1963 LP: Gumbo! Featuring Poindexter on Soprano Sax, Booker Ervin on Tenor Sax, Guido Mahones on Piano; George Tucker on Bass; Jimmie Smith on Drums. What’s better the day after Thanksgiving than turkey gumbo and to make that, like chicken gumbo, instead of okra for thickening you use what is called Gumbo File’ (not “Filet”), which is ground sassafras leaves.
11) “Wouldn't It Be Loverly,” the Lerner and Loewe song from the 1956 Broadway musical: My Fair Lady, recorded by the Washington, DC-based singer and pianist Shirley Horn on her 1963 LP: Shirley Horn With Horns, arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones, featuring Bobby Scott on Piano.
12) “Tasty Dish” comes from the flautist extraordinaire’s 1958 ample album: Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds, with Bud Shank, Paul Horn and Harry Klee on Flute along with the accomplished Mr. Collette, as well as Bill Miller on Piano, Joe Comfort on Bass and Bill Richmond on Drums.
13) “The Lady Is a Tramp” from the 1937 Broadway musical: Babes in Arms, which appears on the 1957 recording: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook, arranged and conducted by Buddy Bregman, featuring the late Paul Smith on Piano, with Bob Cooper on Clarinet and Tenor Sax; Bud Shank on Clarinet, Flute, Alto and Soprano Saxes; Ted Nash on Clarinet, Flute, Tenor and Soprano Saxes; Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo and Ray Linn on Trumpets; Vincent DeRosa on French Horn; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar; Corky Hale on Harp; Joe Mondragon on String Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums. We thought this would be appropriate to the day, even if the lady in question prefers Mulligan stew to turkey.
14) The medley of “Invitation to a Luau,” “Sweet and Sour” and “Mamola by Moonlight” composed by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by the Steel Guitar master Jerry Byrd with The Mexico City Symphony Orchestra on Byrd’s landmark 1969 album: Polynesian Suite.