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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge July 17, 2019

The theme of this week’s show was a salubrious celebration of the season of summer in all of its sun-kissed 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. “Sunkist Hawaii” recorded in 1928 by Sam Ku West’s Harmony Boys and featured on the combustive compilation: From Honolulu to Hollywood – Jazz, Blues & Popular Specialties Performed Hawaiian Style.

  2. “You Go to My Head,” composed by J.Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie and heard here in its debut recording on conclivitous collection: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 6: 1938, with Charlie Shavers on Trumpet; Claude Thornhill on Piano, Buster Bailey on Clarinet, Babe Russin on Tenor Sax, John Kirby on Bass and Cozy Cole on Drums.

  3. “Keiki (Child) Slack Key” by Ray Kane on his alluvial album: Wa'ahila, which he composed while watching children play on the beach. He and his wife Elodia Kane had seven children and were foster parents to 50 more over 15 years.

  4. “Some Like It Hot” performed by Dennis Brown and drawn from the righteous retrospective: Reggae – The Definitive Collection: Songs of Freedom.

  5. Kapono Beamer playing Slack-Key Guitar on the tune titled “Sunny Afternoon” taken from his solarial CD: Sunny Holiday, recorded in Honolulu with The Philharmonic Strings added in Budapest and the whole thing mixed in Munich.

  6. “Fresh” by the singer Isabelle Antena, who is big in Japan, on her reticulated recording: Easy Does It, with her husband Denis Moulin on Piano and Guitar, and Peter Green on Trumpet.

  7. “Karin’s Kerma” by the Bobby Hughes Combination featuring the Swedish songbird Karin Krogh, found on the copious compilation: Nu Jazz - A Selection of Rare Electro Tunes With a Jazz Flavour

  8. The 1962 song written by Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay and Johnny Mercer, “Once Upon a Summertime” sung by Tony Bennett on his 1963 lubricious LP: I Wanna Be Around… arranged and conducted by Marty Manning, featuring Ralph Sharon on Piano.

  9. “Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!),” the 1948 song by Carmen Lombardo and Stanley Rochinski, sung by Dean Martin with Paul Weston & Orchestra in 1949 and found on his on Dino’s Capitol Collectors Series album.

  10. “Watermelon Time” by Marcia Ball on her stomping CD: Peace, Love & BBQ, with Ms. Ball on Vocal and piano, and Thad Scott on Tenor Sax.

  11. The Gigi Gryce composition, “Mosquito Knees” Recorded in 1951 Live at George Wein’s Storyville club in Boston and taken from the historical document: Stan Getz At Storyville – Volumes 1 & 2, featuring Getz on Tenor Sax, Jimmy Raney on Electric Guitar, Al Haig on Piano, Teddy Kotick on Bass and Tiny Kahn on Drums.

  12. The classic “Summertime” written by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward for the 1935 Broadway musical: Porgy & Bess, recorded live in Vienna by Mark Murphy and appearing on his auspicious album: Bop for Miles, featuring Achim Tang on Bass, Alan Praskin on Tenor Sax, Peter Mihelich on Piano and Vito Lescak on Drums.

  13. “Heat Wave” taken from the 1958 landmark LP set: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, including Paul Smith on Piano; Harry “Sweets” Edison, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist & Manny Klein on Trumpets; Barney Kessel on Electric Guitar; Juan Tizol on Valve Trombone; Eddie Kusby & Dick Noel on Trombones; Joe Mondragon on Bass and Alvin Stoller on Drums.

  14. “With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair,” composed by Clara Edwards and used in the Preston Sturges’ films Lady Eve and Sullivan’s Travels, sung by Jackie Ryan on her two-CD Set: Doozy, accompanied by Baltimore’s own Cyrus Chestnut on Piano.

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