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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge August 14, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we savored and swung to the sounds of great Latin tunes by the bands and musical masters who created them throughout the years ranging from the palladium ballroom era to today’s Latinesque dancing beats.

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. “Rumbabambola” by Noro Morales, found on the antic anthology: South of the Border – Greatest Latin Hits.

  2. “El Mambo Diablo,” performed in 1952 by Tito Puente, who is heard here on Vibes, taken from his crowning collection: El Rey.

  3. “Mississippi Mambo,” recorded in Havana in 1955 by Bebo Valdes, leading the orchestra and playing the Piano on this track from his Greatest Hits album, with his Sabor de Cuba Orchestra with Alejandro “El Negro” Vivar and Luis Escalante on Trumpet, Generoso “El Tojo” Jiminez on Trombone, Gustavo Mias, Rafael “Cabito” Quesada and Virgilio Vixama on Saxes & Clarinet, Enrique “Kike” Hernandez on Bass, Guillermo Barreto on Drums, and Rolando Alfonso and Candido Camero on Congas.

  4. “Cuando Cuba Cantaba,” a Guaracha tune sung by Junior Toledo on the superlative CD by Cesar Concepcion and his Orquesta Recuerdos titled: Nostalgia.

  5. “Cafe Mambo” by Emilio Reyes and his Orquesta, included on the antic anthology: Mambologia Pa’ Gozar, Volume 1.

  6. “La Enganadora” from the 1997 Cubanismo compact disc: Introducing Ruben Gonzalez, with Mr. Gonzalez on Piano, Orlando “Cahaito” Lopez on Bass, Manuel “Guajuiro” Mirabal on Trumpet, Amadito Valdes on Timbales, Roberto Garcia on Congas & Cowbell. Carlos Gonzalez on Congas, Alberto “Virgilio” Valdes on Maracas, Catlos Puisseaux on Guitar and Richard Eques on Flute.

  7. “Descarga, No. 1000” by the great Chico O'Farrill, featuring Frank Anderson on Organ, Sonny Oscar on Electric Harpsichord, Lennie Hambro on Alto Sax, and Candido Camero & Carlos “Patato” Valdez on Congas found on the combustive compilation: Mambomania -- Talkin’ Verve.

  8. “Mambo Inn,” composed by Mario Bauzá , Edgar Sampson and Bobby Woodlen, recorded in 1956 by the conga and bongo drums master Candido Camero for his eponymous LP: Candido with Al Cohn on Tenor Sax, Dick Katz on Piano, Joe Puma on Guitar, Whitey Mitchell on Bass and Ted Sommer on Drums.

  9. “Pa' La Paloma” composed and performed by Tito Puente on his concupescient collaboration with the singer Celia Cruz on their 1972 album: Algo Especial Para Recordar (Something Special to Remember).

  10. “Love Dance” taken from the copacetic collection: Taboo – The Greatest Hits of Arthur Lyman -- The Sensual Sounds of Exotica, Recorded at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome, Honolulu.

  11. “Tico Tico (Samba)” Don Swan’s 1960 interpretation of the 1917 song by the Brazililan composer Zequinha de Abreu, found on the hysterically historical anthology: Ultra-Lounge Mambo Fever – Samba! Rhumba! Hot Cha-Cha-Cha!

  12. “Palo Mayombe” composed by Rudy Calzado, taken from the tributary compact disc dedicated to the music of Mongo Santamaria: Jose Rizo’s Mongorama, with Adonis Puentes on Vocal, Justo Almario on Tenor Sax, Oscar Hernandez on Piano, Dayren Santamaria on Violin; Joey De Leon on Congas, Ramon Banda on Timbales, Alfredo Ortiz on Percusssion and Rene Comacho on Bass, produced by Radio Disk Jockey Jose Rizo.

  13. “Oui Parle Francais” by Compay Segundo, featured on the bulging Box Set: Hecho en Cuba.

  14. The classic tune composed by the alto sax legend Lester Young for the New York radio disc jockey Symphony Sid Torrin: Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, recorded in 1990 by conga drums master Poncho Sanchez as part of The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, with David Torres on Piano and Gene Burkert on Tenor Sax.

  15. “Son de Cuba” by the Washington, DC, band Sin Miedo – whose name in Spanish means “Fearless,” taken from their apprehendable album: Estoy Enamorado, featuring Alfredo Mojico on lead Vocal, Didier Prossaird on Piano and Alex “Pope” Norris on Trumpet.

[ Edited by: Dr. Zarkov 2019-08-15 03:39 ]

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