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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge July 3, 2019

On this week’s show we marked the imminent arrival of July Fourth – Independence Day – in all of its summery splendor, along with those relevant relaxations and adventitious avocations associated with the season, featuring a plentiude of capablistic contributions from our nation’s 50th state.

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. “The Star-Spangled Banner” performed by Jake Shimabukuro on his superlatacious CD: Gently Weeps.

  2. “Little Brown Gal,” the hapa haole classic written in 1935 by Don McDiarmid and Lee Wood, performed by The Maile Serenaders and featured on the concantatious compilation: Tower Records Presents Hawaii’s Favorites.

  3. The “Bye Medley,” recorded by Daniel Baduria – including Bye Bye Blues,” “Sandman,” “Stars & Stripes Forever” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” included on the anthemic anthology: Legends of the Ukulele, Volume 2.

  4. “Holo Wa'a Pa,” sung in 1962 and included on the sensuous CD: Lena Machado – Hawaiian Song Bird, featuring Billy Hew Len on Steel Guitar. Composed by Ms. Machado in 1944, it is believed that this song’s Hawaiian lyrics about the Waikiki beachboys’ canoe going up and down on the waves represent a sexual double entendre.

  5. “My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii,” the classic song by Tommy Harrison and Bill Cogswell, which was written for the July 4th canoe races held in Kona in 1933, performed by Lyle Ritz on his auspicious album: Time – Ukulele Jazz With Bass, Drums and Percussion, featuring Noel Okimoto on Vibes and Byron Yasui on Bass, Drums and Percussion.

  6. “My Little A-1 Brownie,” composed by Charles B. Smith and referring to the portable camera and featured on the righteous retrospective: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso – Acoustic Steel Guitar Classics From the 1920s.

  7. The song written by James Lono Taka, “Kainoa,” recorded by the singer and Mistress of the Steel Guitar Owana Salazar and her stylin’ CD: Hula Jazz, featuring Kit Ebersbach on Piano with Noel Akimoto on Drums and Stephen Jones on Bass.

  8. “Salsa and Poi” by the group called Hapa, from their album sold only at their concerts titled: Malihini, with Barry Flanagan on Electric Guitar and Nathan Aweau on Electric Bass.

  9. “Picnic,” the theme from the 1955 Kim Novak-William Holden movie composed by George Duning with lyrics by Steve Allen, performed by The McGuire Sisters and found on the soigne CD: The Songs of Steve Allen.

  10. “Soupsville,” came from the original movie soundtrack composed and performed by Bud Shank on Alto Sax for one of the first surfing movies, called Slippery When Wet, recorded in 1959, with Billy Bean on Electric Guitar, Gary Peacock on Bass and Chuck Flores on Drums.

  11. “Django Would Go!” from the concupiscent compact disc of the same name recorded by the Hot Club of Hulaville, featuring the song’s composer Ginai on Vocal, Paul Mehling from the Hot Club of San Francisco and Emmett Mahoney on Acoustic Guitars and Duane Padilla on Violin.

  12. “The Beach Rock” by the Slack-Key Guitarist Kapono Beamer on his 1996 ambitious album: Sunny Holiday recorded by him in Honolulu with The Philharmonic Strings recorded in Budapest, and mixed in Munich.

  13. “The Drift,” by The Mermen from their surftastic CD: Food for Other Fish, with Jim Thomas on Electric Guitar, Allen Whitman on Bass and Martyn Jones on Drums.

  14. “Turquoise” by the Finnish surf guitar band Laika and the Cosmonauts, taken from their copious collection: Cosmopolis, featuring Mikko Lanikinen on Electric Guitar, Matti Pitsinki on Organ Tom Nyman on Bass and Janne Haavisto on Drums.

  15. “Finale (Aloha Luau)” by the Steel Guitar Master Jerry Byrd from his 1969 lux LP: Polynesian Suite, with The Mexico City Symphony Orchestra, arranged by Boudleaux Bryant.

  16. “Full Moon,” from the 1960 landmark LP: Eden’s Island by the prototypical hippy Eden Ahbez, more widely known as the composer of the song “Nature Boy,” supported by Emil Richards on Vibes and Marimba, and Jimmy Bond on Bass.

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