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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge July 10, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show freshly feted fine music with a French accent as part of a timely tribute to the upcoming Bastille Day celebrations on July 14th, along with some special musical shoutouts to the pluperfect prefecture of Paris.

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. “Dream Kiss” was performed in 1923 by Frank Ferera on Lap Steel Guitar and Anthony Franchini, on Acoustic Guitar, with Nathan Glantz on C-Melody Saxophone, and is daringly derived from the historical document: Hawaiians in Paris – 1916-1926.

  2. “Under Paris Skies” the classic song written by Jean Andre Brun and Hubert Giraud for the 1951 French movie: Sous Le Ciel de Paris, found on the virtuosic 1962 album: Eddie Kamae – Heart of the Ukulele.

  3. “Hé hop la hé” was waxed in 1933 by the French Lap Steel Guitar Master Gino Bordin on his righteous retrospective: Virtuose De La Guitare Hawaiienne – 1930s Paris, featuring Alexandre Manara on backing acoustic guitar.

  4. “Speak to Me of Love,” the 1930 song by French composer Jean Lenoir, recorded in London in the late 1930s and included on the surreptitious CD: by Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders.

  5. “Vel d’Hiv,” which is the nickname of the Velodrome D'Hiver bicycle racing stadium in Paris, composed by Jean Guigo and music by Loulou Gaste and sung by Yves Montand in 1953, taken from the copious collection simply titled: Paris.

  6. “La Valse Brune,” the 1909 song by Georges Villard and Georges Krier was vocalized by the famed figura Juliette Gréco in 1958 and comes from the comprehensive compact disc: The Very Best of Juliette Greco.

  7. Ou est ma tete? (“I Lost My Head”), sung by China Forbes on Pink Martini’s colorful production: Splendor in the Grass.

  8. “Pourtant,” inked by Mathieu Chedid and Franck Monnet, was sung by Cyrille Aimee on her optimistic compact disc: It’s a Good Day with Adrien Moignard, Michael Valeanu and Guilherme Monteiro on Guitars, Sam Anning on Bass and Rajiv Jayaweera on Drums.

  9. “April in Paris” was composed by Vernon Duke and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg for the 1932 Broadway musical & 1952 movie: Walk a Little Faster. This version comes from the 1957 movie soundtrack album: Warner Brothers Presents the Helen Morgan Story in CinemaScope Featuring the Voice of Gogi Grant – Music Direction by Ray Heindorf. Grant supplied the singing voice for star Ann Blyth.

  10. “Laisser Tomber les Filles” the 1964 tune written by Serge Gainsbourg and laid down by France Gall, was drawn with tongs from the Ye Ye-ish collection: C'est Chic! French Girl Singers of the 1960s.

  11. “La Ballade du Mois de Juin” was vocalized by Benjamin Biolay and Chiara Mastoianni and appears on the celluloidal CD: Travelling – French Actors Crossing Borders.

  12. “Lush Life,” the classic song of longing mentioning a weekend in Paris that was written by Billy Strayhorn and sung by Julie London on her 1960 lubricious LP: Around Midnight, arranged and conducted by Dick Reynolds.

  13. “Parisian Thoroughfare” was composed by Bud Powell and performed by Karrin Allyson on her 1999 carefully crafted compact disc: From Paris to Rio, spotlighting the talents of Kim Park on Alto Sax, Paul Smith on Piano, Danny Embry on Guitar, Bob Bowman on Bass and Todd Strait on Drums.

  14. “Paris” was written and sung by the Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald on her auspicious album: Acoustic Sessions Parts I & II.

  15. “Goodnite” was composed and vocalized by the singer Melody Gardot for her soigne CD: Worrisome Heart, accompanying herself on Acoustic Guitar and Piano, featuring a solo by Barney McKenna on Electric Guitar.

  16. “I Love Paris” is drawn with swizzle sticks from the 1966 admirable album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, where the singer is accompanied by Buddy Bregman’s Orchestra. Polygram Records, 1997.and it originally appeared in the 1953 Broadway musical: Can-Can.

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