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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge January 2, 2019
On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will once again delight in the edifying artistry of Hawaiian, pop and exotica music in all global glory, focusing on visual beauty in all of its depicted manifestations.
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) “My Little A-1 Brownie,” composed by Charles B. Smith, and referring to the portable camera and featured on the righteous retrospective: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso – Acoustic Steel Guitar Classics From the 1920s.
2) The lyrics of the song “Kapalua Bay” reflect the colors of sunset over the water at this Maui landmark. This song composed by Owana Salazar comes from the descriptive disc: Soliloquy – Ka Leo Loko by the Slack-Key Guitar Master Keola Beamer.
3) “The Beauty Hula (Ho'oheno Keia No Beauty)” was written by Johnny Almeida, Johnny Noble and John Latouche, and recorded by The Brothers Cazimero on their landmarkable album: Destination Paradise, with Bobby Ingano on Steel Guitar.
4) “Chinatown Bar Cha Cha Cha” was waxed by Don Tiki on their scintillacious CD: South of the Boudoir, featuring the Big Kahuna himself, Matt Catingub, on Vocal.
5) “Them There Eyes,” the 1930 song by Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber and William Tracey, performed by Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, led by Matt Catingub, on their ample album: Hawaiian Swing.
6) “You Ought to Be in Pictures (My Star of Stars),” the 1934 song by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman was sung ion the year it was written by The Boswell Sisters, with Connie Boswell on lead vocal, accompanied by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. This is drawn with tongs from the historical document: Shout, Sister, Shout!
7) “Portrait of Jennie” was composed by J. Russell Robinson for the 1948 Joseph Cotton and Jennifer Jones movie of the same name, and was vocalized and pianistically rendered by the Nat King Cole Trio in 1949, appearing on the ample anthology: The Essence of Jazz Vocals.
8) “Green,” rendered by the spoken word artist Ken Nordine on his 1967 loquacious LP titled: Colors.
9) “Fotoromanza” referring to a photo comic book romance was laid down by Alfredo Rey and appears on the antic anthology: Swing Around the World.
10) “Look for the Silver Lining” was composed by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva for the 1919 Broadway show: Zip, Goes a Million, and this version appeared on conductor and arranger Bob Thompson’s 1958 sonic spectacular: Just for Kicks.
11) “Alone Together” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the 1932 Broadway musical: Flying Colors and was sung by Carmen McRae on her 1959 apt album: Something to Swing About, with the Orchestra arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins.
12) “Laura” was composed by David Raskin for the 1944 movie of the same name in which the title character played by Gene Tierney appears for the first portion of the film only in a painted portrait. This version is deliciously derived from the rightful retrospective: Best of Vic Damone.
13) 1740:12-1742:28 – “Look to the Sky” comes from the Brazilian compositional giant Antonio Carlos Jobim’s 1967 outstanding album: Wave, which was arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman and produced by Creed Taylor, spotlighting the talents of Urbie Green on Trombone and Mr. Jobim on Piano.
14) The song about the Brazilian percussion instrument, “Berimbau,” was recorded in 1966 and released the following year on the labial LP: Astrud Gilberto & Gil Evans -- Look to the Rainbow, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Gil Evans for the famed Brazilian singer.
15) “Photograph (Fotografia)” was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ray Gilbert and vocalized by Sarah Vaughan on her 1987 rum recording: Brazilian Romance, produced by Sergio Mendes with the arrangements by Dori Caymmi, who also appears on Guitar along with George Duke on Piano, Chuck Domanico on Bass, Carlos Vega on Drums and Paulinho Da Costa on Percussion.
16) “Purple Feathers” was inked by Frank Bruno and Tony Janak and comes from the historical document: Red Norvo Small Bands – The Complete V-Disc Recordings, which were extended 78 rpm records recorded for use by the military during World War II. This colorful track features Mr. Norvo on Vibes along with several of the top musicians of the day, their exact identities lost in the mists of time.