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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge February 13, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we interpolated erotical and entropical envelopments inspired by imminent advent of Saint Valentine’s Day.

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 http://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. “Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song)” the 1916 song composed by Edward Ray Goetz, Joe Young and Pete Wendling, recorded in 1950 by George Lewis and His New Orleans Music, featured on the bumptious bouquet: Broadway’s Gone Hawaii.

  2. “Pua Hone,” written by Dennis Kamakahi, a love song extolling the beauty of his lover, performed by The Brothers Cazimero on their 1978 recording: Ho‘ala, with Robert Cazimero on Bass & Vocals, and Roland Cazimero on 12-String Guitar & Vocals.

  3. “Ku`u Hoa,” composed by Kapono Beamer, comes from the creative compact disc: Sistah Robi by the singer Robi Kahakalau, featuring George “Fiji” Veiloso on Backing Vocal, Troy Fernandez on Backing Vocal and Ukulele, Kimo Bell on Bass and Mike Muldoon on Percussion.

  4. “Lei Nani (Beautiful Lei),” by Charles Namahoe and recorded by Ray Kane on Vocal and Slack Key Guitar on his 1998 CD: Wa'ahila.

  5. “Ha'aheo E Ka Manu Pikake” composed by Johnny Lum Ho, and found on The Peter Moon Band album: Cane Fire! featuring Steve Wofford on Vocal, Peter Moon on Lead and Rhythm Guitars; and Cyril Pahinui on Rhythm Guitar.

  6. Written in 1929 by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, “Pagan Love Song,” was later used as title for the 1950 Esther Williams-Howard Keel movie of the same name, recorded here in 1947 and taken from the copious collection: Dorothy Lamour -- Queen of the Hollywood Islands.

  7. “Memories Are Made of This” sung in 1955 by Dean Martin on his anthemic anthology: The Capitol Collectors Series, it was composed by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller, who also provided the backing vocals under the name: “The Easy Riders.”

  8. “'S Wonderful” was written by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1927 Fred & Adele Astaire Broadway musical: Funny Face. This version is taken from the 1957 movie production with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn on Vocals, featured on the CD: Funny Face Original Soundtrack Recording: 60th Anniversary Edition.

  9. “Je Cherche Un Homme (I Want a Man),” the Michel Emer composition recorded in 1955 by Eartha Kitt and included on the eponymous album: Miss Kitt, To You, with Henri René and his Orchestra. This version was used in the 2003 Jack Nicholson-Diane Keaton movie: Something’s Gotta Give.

  10. “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” written by Irving Berlin for the 1936 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie: Follow the Fleet and recorded in 1963 by Tony Bennett for his liquaceous LP: I Wanna Be Around…, including Ralph Sharon on Piano.

  11. From the 1946 movie: Tars and Spars, “I'm Glad I Waited for You,” sung by Peggy Lee with her husband, the guitarist Dave Barbour & His Orchestra, featured on the creative compilation: I've Heard That Song Before: Songs of Jule Styne.

  12. The Little Willie John composition: “Fever” became a hit for Peggy Lee and this version was released in 1960 The Three Suns and featured on the crepuscular collection: The History of Space Age Pop, Vol. 2: Mallets in Wonderland.

  13. “Planet Named Desire” by Billy Mize from the retro Sci Fi soundscape: Moonage Timequake.

  14. “Penetration” by The Pyramids, found on the ahistorical anthology: Surf Wax: Songs of the Beach.

  15. “Longboard Baby” by the Hula Girls from their 2010 CD: The Curse of the Tiki, featuring Dominic Tucci on Vocal, Drums and Percussion, Spike Marble on Electric Guitar and Gary Brandin on Steel Guitar.

  16. “To Be Naked and French Is Always Hard” by The Mermen from their Year 2000 aquatitational album: The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show, with Jim Thomas on Electric Guitar, Joe Goldmark on Steel Guitar, Allen Whitman on Bass and Martyn Jones on Drums.

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