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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge March 20, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we embarked on a musical journey to the land where the samba and Bossa Nova were born – Brazil.

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. The traditional Brazilian song “Terra Seca” performed by Guitar Master Laurindo Almeida and Alto Saxist Bud Shank on their prescient LP: Brazilliance Volume 1, which was recorded in Los Angeles in April 1953, about 10 years before the Bossa Nova craze hit the United States. Also on board are Harry Babasin on Bass and Roy Harte on Drums.

  2. “Baia,” composed by Ary Barroso for the 1944 Walt Disney movie: The Three Caballeros, recorded in 1963 by Bill Perkins for his LP: Bossa Nova With Strings Attached.

  3. “Samba Do Perroquet (Parrot Samba),” composed by Djalma Ferreira, was laid down by Lalo Schifrin on his 1962 keyboard extravaganza: Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova.

  4. “Sandra (Bossa Nova)” was waxed in 1962 by The Bob Leaper Orchestra and aptly appears on the Euro anthology: Soho Continental.

  5. “Alô Alô Marciano,” sung by the Brazilian singer Elis Regina, appears on the carioca compilation: Chill: Brazil.

  6. Inked by Rosa Vadico, “Voodoo Village” comes from the 1964 album by the brilliant guitarist: The Incomparable Bola Sete featuring Johnny Rae on Percussion.

  7. “Consolocao,” composed by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes, was performed in 1964 by the brilliant Brazilian Pianist Tenorio Jr., with the ardent support of Celso Brando and Neco on Guitars, Meirelles and Hector Costita on Tenor Sax and Rubens Bassini on Congas, all appearing on the historical document: Bossa Jazz.

  8. “Let Go” was written by Baden Powell and Norman Gimbel, and is daringly drawn from the alte album: Rosemary Clooney With John Pizzarelli – Brazil, recorded when Ms. Clooney was 72. In addition to contributing to the vocal duet, Mr. Pizzarelli plays guitar, with John Oddo on Piano, Nino Tempo and Gary Foster on Tenor Saxes, George Graham on Trumpet, Chuck Berghofer on Bass, Paulinho Da Costa on Percussion and Jeff Hamilton on Drums.

  9. “After Sunrise,” composed by Sebastião Neto and Oscar Castro-Neves, was recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 for their 1972 lux LP: Primal Roots.

  10. “Caçada” by Chico Buarque, sung by Bebel Gilberto on her superlative CD: Momento, with Celso Fonesca on Steel and Acoustic Guitars, Pedro Baby on Acoustic Guitar, Didi Gutman on Synthesizer and Alto Guitar, and Mauro Refosco on Drums and Percussion.

  11. “O Tempo Samba” by Grupo Batuque, taken from the creative collection: Far Out Recordings -- Brazilian Music Sampler.

  12. “Samba de uma Nota So, or One-Note Samba,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonca, performed by Bossacucanova on their ambitious album: Revisited Classics, with Claudia Telles on Vocal and Roberto Menescal on Guitar and remixed by his son, Márcio Menescal, Alexandre Moreira and DJ Marcelinho DaLua.

  13. “Coming and Going (Vou Ali E Ja Volto),” sung by Eliane Elias on her 1987 creative compact disc: Cross Currents, was written by grandmother Egle Chiarelli in 1927 when she was 12 years old. The backing singers include Ms. Elias, her then husband Randy Brecker, their daughter Lucy, Barry Finnerty, Christine Martin, Eliza Silva, Will Lee, Peter Erskine and Doris Eugenio, featuring Barry Finerty on Acoustic Guitar, Peter Erskine on Drums and Café on Brazilian Percussion.

  14. The Carlos Lyra composition “Influência do Jazz (Influence of Jazz)” was performed by the master Guitarist Yotam on his album simply titled: Brasil, with David Feldman on Piano, John Lee on Acoustic Bass Guitar and Vanderlei Pereira on Drums.

  15. “Girl From Uganda” came from the 1967 louche LP: African Blue by the Les Baxter Orchestra & Chorus.

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