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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge December 26, 2012
It’s time of year when we celebrate the waning of the old year and the imminent arrival of the new one in Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge.
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) “N.Y. '79” by Laika and the Cosmonauts from their righteous retrospective: Cosmopolis.
2) “New Year's Eve in a Haunted House” the 1939 recording from the anthology: The Music of Raymond Scott -- Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights.
3) “Saturnian Sleigh Ride” by Shorty Rogers and His Giants from their 1958 LP: Portrait of Shorty, featuring Shorty Rogers on Flugelhorn, Lou Levy on Piano and Monte Budwig on Bass.
4) “Leave Me a Memory or Two,” the 1946 song by Kay Starr from her CD: Performance, a collection radio studio transcriptions from the late 1940s.
5) “This Year's Kisses,” the Irving Berlin song sung by June Christy from her 1956 LP: The Misty Miss Christy, Arranged & Conducted by by Pete Rugolo.
6) “Moonshine Mai Tai” by the Hula Girls from their CD: The Curse of the Tiki, featuring Spike Marble on Guitar and Kevin Bullat on Steel Guitar.
7) The 1941 song composed by Ted Shapiro, “Winter Weather,” performed by the Squirrel Nut Zippers from their seasonal selection: Christmas Caravan.
8) “What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?” The song composed in 1947 by Frank Loesser, taken from the 1966 LP: Merry From Lena Horne, with the orchestra conducted by Jack Parnell.
9) “Let Yourself Go,” the Irving Berlin song from the 1957 Mark Murphy LP: Let Yourself Go.
10) “Mi Soncito,” the 1955 son-montuno composed by Isabel Valdes about partying from the Cubanistico collection: 100% Azucar: The Best of Celia Cruz With La Sonora Matancera.
11) “Fiesta a la King,” the 1977 recording by Tito Puente from his regal compilation: El Rey . (4:25) Fania Records, 2010.
12) “Holiday Mambo,” the 1951 live radio broadcast of the song composed by Chico O’Farrill from Birdland by Machito and His Afro-Cubans from the anthology: Ritmo Caliente, featuring Mario Bauza on Trumpet.
13) “Inverno” by the Brazilian master musician Rosa Passos accompanying herself on Guitar, from her eponymous album: Rosa, a song depicting a warm and carefree winter.
14) “Somewhere in the Hills (O Morro Nao Tem Vez),” the Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes composition performed by Sergio Mendes from his 2008 CD: Encanto, featuring Natalie Cole on Vocal, Till Bronner on Flugelhorn, Toninho Horta on Guitar and Vitor on Cavaquinho.
15) Another version of Ted Shapiro’s “Winter Weather,” this one by Jo Stafford from the collection: Cool December.
16) “Auld Lang Syne” by the Hot Club of San Francisco from the auspicious album: The Hot Club Cool Yule, featuring Paul “Pazzo” Mehling on Guitar, Evan “Zeppo” Price on Violin and Clint Baker on Bass.