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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge June 26, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we will celebrate just a few of the musical artists who were born in the jubilant month of June.

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. “Just You, Just Me,” the song written by Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages for the 1929 movie: Marianne comes from the master vibes player’s 1940s military mélange: Red Norvo Small Bands – The Complete V-Disc Recordings, featuring our Birthday Boy (Gordon) Specs Powell on Drums.

  2. “Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)” was inked by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler for the 1932 Broadway revue: Cotton Club Parade, and is sung by Marilyn Moore on her 1957 lubricious LP: Moody, accompanied by the Don Abney Orchestra with Don Abney on Piano and our Natal Notable Milt Hinton on Bass.

  3. “Cavu” was composed by our Birthday Celebrant for his 1953 nocturnal album: Moonlight in Vermont With the Johnny Smith Quintet, featuring the aforementioned Mr. Smith on Electric Guitar with Paul Quinchette on Tenor Sax, Sanford Gold on Piano, Arnold Fishkin on String Bass and Don Lamond on Drums.

  4. The Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams and Bernie Hanigan classic: “'Round Midnight” was performed on our Birthday Girl Hazel Scott’s 1957 lush LP, also called ‘Round Midnight, supported by Everett Barksdale on Guitar, Sandy Block on Bass and Jimmy Crawford on Drums.

  5. “Dream Dancing” was composed by our Birthday Boy Cole Porter for the 1941 movie: You’ll Never Get Rich and was vivaciously vocalized by Stacey Kent on her 1997 sentient CD: Close Your Eyes, including her husband Jim Tomlinson on Tenor Sax, Colin Oxley on Electric Guitar, David Newton on Piano, Andrew De Jong Cleyndert on Bass and Steve Brown on Drums.

  6. “The Sound Effects Manne” is found on the 1954 audiophonic album The Three and the Two, composed by Russ Freeman, who appears on Piano in a duet with our Natal Celebrant and master drummer Shelly Manne.

  7. “Swing, Swing, Swing (Sing, Sing, Sing) (Extended Version)” was spectacularly sung by Keely Smith on her propulsive production from the year 2000: Swing, Swing, Swing. The classic 1939 composition came from the pen of her ex-husband Louis Prima. She is backed by drummer Frankie Capp’s Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Pianist Dennis Michaels, featuring special turns from our June Birthday Boy Pete Candoli on Trumpet, with Don Menza on Clarinet and Andy Martin on Trombone.

  8. “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” was composed by our Birthday Boy Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1943 landmark musical: Oklahoma!, sung by Karrin Allyson on her alumic honoring of Rodgers titled Many a New Day, with Kenny Barron on Piano and John Patitucci on Bass.

  9. “Mambo Carmel,” by Birthday Celebrant Erroll Garner from his lithesome LP: Concert by the Sea, recorded live in 1955 in Carmel, California, featuring Eddie Calhoun on Bass and Denzil Best on Drums.

  10. The 1940 song written by Johnny Burke and Harry Warren, “Devil May Care” vocalized by our Birthday Girl Tierney Sutton at Birdland in New York City and featured on her 2005 superlatitious CD: I’m With the Band, spotlighting the talents of Christian Jacob on Piano, Trey Henry and Kevin Axt on Basses, and Ray Brinker on Drums.

  11. “Please Don't Leave” was composed by our Natal Notable Sahib Shihab, who also appears on Flute on this track from the 1965 ample album: Calypso Blues, waxed by The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Sextet, featuring Mr. Clarke on Drums, the Belgian Mr. Boland on Piano and arrangement, Fats Sadi and Joe Harris on Percussion and Drums and Jimmy Woode Jr. on the Vocal and Bass.

  12. “Se E Tarde Me Pardoa (Forgive Me If I'm Late)” was inked by the Brazilians Ronaldo Boscoli and Carlos Lyra and appears on the 1962 Quincy Jones pioneering production: Big Band Bossa Nova – The Newest Latin American Rhythm, including our June Birthday Boy Lalo Schifrin on Piano along with Roland Kirk on Flute, Phil Woods on Alto Sax, Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax, Clark Terry on Trumpet, Jim Hall on Guitar, Chris White on Bass, Rudy Collins on Drums and Jack Del Rio, Carlos Gomez and Jose Paula on Percussion.

  13. “Priquitin Pin Pon,” by the Cuban Pianistic Master Bebo Valdes on his 2001 CD: El Arte del Sabor, features June Birthday Boy Paquito D’Rivera on Alto Sax, with Israel “Cachao” Lopez on Bass and Carlos “Patato” Valdes on Congas and Percussion.

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