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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist May 15, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the bodacious American musical form known as the Blues in its classic forms and influences on singing and instrumental techniques.

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

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  1. “Got the Blues, Can't Be Satisfied” is fondly found on the historical document: Mississippi John Hurt – 1928 Sessions.

  2. “Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away” was waxed by steel guitar pioneer Oscar “Buddy” Woods in 1936 and is drawn from the bodacious box set: Slidin' on the Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon.

  3. “Gamblin' Man Blues” was laid down in 1940 by Champion Jack Dupree on Vocal and Piano, Bill Gaither on Guitar and Wilson Swain on String Bass. It is drawn with tongs from the copious compilation: The Prewar Blues Story – 1926-1943.

  4. “Hula Blues,” the 1920 classic song by Johnny Noble and Sonny Cunha was performed for us by Alvin “Barney” Issacs Jr. on Lap Steel Guitar and George Kuo on Slack Key Guitar on their duetical delight titled: Hawaiian Touch.

  5. The 1936 recording of “Jim Town Blues” came from the representational retrospective: Fletcher Henderson – Jazz After Hours.

  6. This 1935 version of “Willow Tree,” composed by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, appears on the ample anthology: Mildred Bailey – Cocktail Hour Series. The singer is accompanied by a band dubbed Her Alley Cats, who include Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax, Teddy Wilson on Piano and Bunny Berigan on Trumpet.

  7. “Blue Lou” by Edgar Sampson appears on the tributary treasury titled: Benny Carter – Jazz Giant,. Recorded in the late 1950s, it features arranger and conductor Benny Carter on Alto Sax, Ben Webster on Tenor Sax; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar; Frank Rosolino on Trombone, the late great Andre Previn on Piano; Leroy Vinnegar on Bass; and Shelly Manne on Drums.

  8. “Fortune Tellin' Man” was inked by J. Fred Coots and Bill Davis and was sung by Helen Humes in 1945 and appears on her slice of mid-Century life titled: Be-Baba-Leba – 1944-52. She is backed by Leonard Feather’s Hiptet, with Mr. Feather on Piano, Bobby Stark on Trumpet, Prince Robinson on Clarinet, Chuck Wayne on Guitar, Oscar Pettiford on Bass and Denzil Best on Drums.

  9. “Blues in the Night” was composed by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1941 movie of the same name and was nominated for an Academy Award. This version was sung by Billy Eckstine and appeared on his 1960 luxurious LP: Once More With Feeling, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May, including Jimmy Rowles on Piano, Benny Carter on Alto Sax, Justin Gordon on Tenor Sax and Red Callender on Bass.

  10. “Pattern of Evil” is whipped up with a riding crop from the soundtrack recording: for the 1962 sexploitation movie: Satan in High Heels by composer and Guitarist Mundell Lowe. This trim track features Eddie Costa on Piano, Joe Newman on Trombone along with George Duvivier on Bass and Ed Shaughnessy on Drums.

  11. “Everybody's Crazy 'Bout the Doggone Blues,” written in 1918 by Byron G. Harlan, was vocalized by the famed Jazz singer Mark Murphy on his 1962 apt album: That’s How I Love the Blues, supported by an all-star congregation of Jazz musicians from the time.

  12. “Easy Blues” was composed and pianistically rendered by the Jazz pioneer Mary Lou Williams for her 1955 literal and lateral LP: A Keyboard History, with Wendell Marshall on Bass and Osie Johnson on Drums.

  13. “Groove Drops,” is the title song from the 1970 lively LP by organist Jimmy Smith, produced, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate, with Bill Berry, Ernie Royal and Snooky Young on Trumpets; Wayne Andre and Jimmy Cleveland on Trombones; Jerome Richardson on Reeds; Ron Carter on Electric Bass and Grady Tate on Drums.

  14. “Slacking Off” from the 2005 compacted disc titled Maui from the Hawaiian duo Hapa, was written and played on Guitars by Barry Flanagan with Nathan Aweau on Bass.

  15. “Worrisome Heart” is the title song of singer and composer Melody Gardot’s superlatitious debut CD from 2006 that spotlights the talents of Ms. Gardot on Piano and Organ, Ron Kerber on Tenor Sax; Matt Cappy, Stan Slotter and Patrick Hughes on Trumpets, Ken Pendergast and Paul Klinefelter on Bass and Charlie Patierno on Percussion.

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