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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 19, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show, because we are in the midst of June, we chose to celebrate matrimonial love in all of its all of its ceremonious splendor.

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. “Hawaiian Honeymoon” by exotica pioneer Paul Page appears on his historical document: Paul Page and his Paradise Music – Pacific Paradise.

  2. “Lei Aloha, Lei Makamae (The Original Hawaiian Wedding Song)” was composed by Charles E. King for his 1926 operetta: Prince of Hawaii and was performed for us on the outstanding 1975 album: Hawaii's Keola and Kapono Beamer, with Clay Mau on Backing Vocals and Russell Schmidt on Percussion.

  3. “One Rose” was composed by Henry Kekela Ka’ahea, dedicated to his wife, Enid Harbottle, and sung and played on guitar by Owana Ka’ohelelani Salazar on her self-titled album: Owana, featuring her brother Stephen Salazar on Piano and Dennis Maeda on Electric Rhythm Guitar.

  4. “Honeymoon Hotel” appears on the righteous retrospective: Eddie Kamae Presents The Best of Sons of Hawaii, Volume 1, with Eddie Kamae on Ukulele and Vocals; Rev. Dennis D. Kamakahi on Guitar, Moe Keale on Harmonica, Joe Marshall on Bass and David “Feet” Rogers on Steel Guitar.

  5. “Kawohikukapulani” was composed by Helen Desha Beamer for her daughter Helen Elizabeth Kawohikukapulani Beamer on the occasion of her wedding to Charles William Dahlberg in 1941, and was sung by Ethel Azama on her 1958 celebratory LP: Exotic Dreams.

  6. “Down in Jungle Town” was waxed in 1943 by Spike Jones & His City Slickers and is drawn with tongs from the bodacious box set: Strictly for Music Lovers.

  7. “Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day” was written in 1932 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for Cab Calloway’s Broadway revue: Cotton Club Parade and was sung by The Boswell Sisters on their alimentary album: That’s How Rhythm Was Born.

  8. Waxed in the mid-1930s, “The Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Swing” was daringly derived from the bulging box set: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Volume 2.

  9. “The Wedding Samba” was recorded by Edmundo Ros in 1950 and appears on the ample anthology: South of the Border – Greatest Latin Hits.

  10. “Road That Never Ends” was found on Keali’i Reichel’s copious concoction: Collection One – Kamahiwa.

  11. “Almost Like Being in Love” was written by Loerner & Loewe for the 1954 movie version of the 1947 Broadway musical: Brigadoon, incised on the 1959 adventuresome album: On the Rocks by the arranger and conductor Bob Thompson, spotlighting the talents of Larry Bunker on Vibes and Ronny Lang and Paul Horn on Flutes.

  12. “Just for Me” was composed by Jimmy Komack and vocalized by Abbey Lincoln on her 1958 prestigitacious LP: It’s Magic, including arranger Benny Golson on Tenor Sax, Kenny Dorham on Trumpet, Curtis Fuller on Trombone, Jerome Richardson on Piano, Paul Chambers on Bass and Philly Joe Jones on Drums.

  13. Composed by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical Anything Goes, the song “Waltz Down the Aisle” was fondly found on the 1958 landrmarkable LP: Benny Carter Plays Can-Can & Anything Goes featuring producer and arranger Benny Carter on Alto Sax, Teddy Charles on Vibes, Hal Schaefer on Piano; John Drew on Bass; and Gus Johnson on Drums.

  14. “Mandy Make Up Your Mind,” The 1924 song by Arthur Johnston, George W. Meyer, Grant Clarke and Roy Turk, was vocally assayed by the Trumpeter Jonah Jones on his 1958 ambulatory album:: Swingin’ at the Cinema, including George Rhodes on Piano, John Brown on Bass and Harold Austin on Drums.

  15. “My One and Only” was inked by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1927 Broadway musical: Funny Face and was sung in 1950 by Ella Fitzgerald accompanied by Ellis Larkins on Piano. It is included in her Supreme Jazz SACD collection.

  16. “Just My Imagination,” the 1971 soul music classic by the Temptations, was sung by Diane Reeves on her scintillacious CD: When You Know, featuring Rumero Lubambo on Acoustic Guitar and Russell Malone on Electric Guitar.

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