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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge March 13, 2019

Appropriatatively for a Tiki lounge at this special time of year, the theme of this week’s imbibulous and intoxicatious show was drinking along with a few songs celebrating things Irish.

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 are now available to listen to in their entirety by streaming them at: https://www.mixcloud.com/Flashfriend/

  1. “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby),” the 1914 song by James Shannon & Chauncey Olcott, sung by Bing Crosby in the 1944 movie: Going My Way, accompanied by John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra and appearing on Der Bingle’s Bodacious Box Set: Easy to Remember.

  2. “Irish Washerwoman” by the King Sisters, taken from the relegant retrospective: Alvino Rey (and the King Sisters -- So You’re the One! From Sweet to Swing.

  3. “Calling All Bars” taken from the bountiful Box Set: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2, with Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpet; Milt Hinton on Bass; Chu Berry on Tenor Sax and Cozy Cole on Drums.

  4. The Gene Austin song “Little Bar Butterfly” by Mae West from her comely collection: Come Up and See Me Sometime – 30 Original Mono Recordings 1933-1954, originally sung by her in the 1936 movie: Klondike Annie.

  5. “Let Me Go Home, Whiskey” composed by Shifty Henry and recorded by Ford “Snooks” Eaglin in 1959 and appearing on the auspicious album: Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer.

  6. “Clink, Clink, Another Drink” recorded in 1942 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers, taken from their bulbous Box Set: Strictly for Music Lovers.

  7. “The Bartender's Just Like a Mother,” the 1947 recording by Slim Gaillard with Dodo Marmarosa on Piano, taken from Gaillard’s anthemic anthology: Laughing in Rhythm.

  8. “Rum and Coca-Cola” the song composed by the Trinidadian calypso master Lord Invader and appear on the 1963 LP: Cugi’s Cocktails by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra.

  9. “The Palanquin” by Don Tiki from the scintillacious CD: South of the Boudoir.

  10. “Waikiki Moon” by the Hula Girls from their CD: The Curse of the Tiki, with Spike Marble on Vocal, Kevin Bullat on Steel Guitar and Lucas Vigor on Bass and Dominic Tucci on Drums & Percussion.

  11. “Knock'm Down Whiskey” performed by Buster Poindexter on his sinful CD: Buster's Happy Hour.

  12. The Doris Tauber and Johnny Mercer song “Drinking Again” recorded in 1962 by Dinah Washington and appearing on her roundelay retrospective: The Best of the Roulette Years.

  13. “A Little Taste” composed by Dave Frishberg based on a riff by Johnny Hodges and featured on Mr. Frishberg’s alluring album from 1983: Classics, with Steve Gilmore on Bass and Bill Goodwin on Drums.

  14. The Cole Porter song “I Get a Kick Out of You” used in the 1934 Broadway musical and 1936 & 1956 movie versions of Anything Goes, recorded by Chris Connor on her 1956 eponymous debut LP, featuring John Lewis on Piano; Barry Galbraith on Electric Guitar; Oscar Pettiford on Bass; and Connie Kay on Drums.

  15. “Captain Bacardi” by Antonio Carlos Jobim on his 1967 Creed Taylor-produced album: Wave, with Mr. Jobim on Guitar, Urbie Green on Trombone, Ron Carter on String Bass; and Domum Romao, Claudio Sion and Bobby Rosengarden on Drums.

  16. The Edward Redding composition “The End of a Love Affair” from the 1955 album: Helen Merrill With Strings, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Richard Hayman featuring Hank Jones on Piano; Barry Galbraith on Acoustic Guitar; Milt Hinton on Bass; and Sol Gubin on Drums.

  17. “He Looked Beyond My Faults,” based on the melody of “Danny Boy,” performed by the Pianist Sharp Radway on his spiritual CD: Hymns & Things (Introspection & Reflection).

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