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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge September 4, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we once again enjoyed a daring dive into the world of pop and exotica music in all of its dizzying diversity.

Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show is broadcast every Wednesday, 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

Past shows from this year are now available to listen to in their entirety at: https://www.mixcloud.com/Flashfriend/

  1. “Rocking Chair Hula (Noho Paipai),” a traditional Hawaiian tune usually credited to Johnny Almeida, performed by The Brothers Cazimero on their 1998 delicious CD: Destination Paradise, featuring Bobby Ingano on Steel Guitar.

  2. “Meaning of Love” was tipsily taken from the alimentary album: Chardonnay by Amy Hanaiali'i.

  3. The Les Baxter exotica classic “Quiet Village” was righteously rendered by reedman Gordon Samuelson on his copacetic compact disc: Sax Hawaiian Style: Jazz Interpretations of Favorite Hawaiian Melodies, spotlighting the talents of Mr. Samuelson on Soprano Sax, Curt Lee on Electric Guitar, Alika Kanialama Long on String Bass, Kalani Kelona on Ukulele, Joel Gold on Piano and Richie Choffo on Steel Guitar.

  4. “Hurting Inside” was composed and performed by Malani Bilyeu on Vocal and Electric Guitar on his relishable record titled: Islands.

  5. “Friend of the Devil” is the song written by Robert Hunter, John Dawson and Jerry Garcia for the Grateful Dead’s 1970 landmark LP: American Beauty, performed for us by the Ka’au Crater Boys on their admirable album: Valley Style, featuring Ernie Cruz Jr. on Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Bass, and Mike Muldoon on Percussion.

  6. “Shells” was played on Autoharp and Slack-Key Guitar by Led Ka’apana and is fondly found on his album: Jus' Cruzin' including Shawn Pimental on Bass.

  7. “Mauna Loa” was composed by Helen Parker and comes from the enlightened recording: Maui Morning by the master of the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Riley Lee and the Hapa Guitarist Jeff Peterson.

  8. “I Hear a Melody” by Eddie Brandt and George Matola, was waxed in 1956 by Peggy, Cherie and Babette -- The De Castro Sisters -- and is taken from their regulated retrospective: Teach Me Tonight. And, yes, that was none other than Herbert Dell on Piano.

  9. “Capuccina” was the 1962 recording by the British bandleader Ted Heath and His Music and daringly derived from the ample anthology: Soho Continental.

  10. “Funny How Time Slips Away,” inked by Willie Nelson, was Vocally and Pianistically rendered in 1966 by Georgie Fame (whose real name was Clive Powell) and the Blue Flames, and can be finely found on his fond look back: Georgie Fame ‎– Mod Classics: 1964-1966.

  11. “Misirlou,” The 1927 song by Greek composer Michalis Patrinos, comes from the copious collection: Taboo – The Greatest Hits of Arthur Lyman – The Sensual Sounds of Exotica, featuring Mr. Lyman on Vibes and recorded at the Henry J. Kaiser Aluminum Geodesic Dome, Honolulu.

  12. The classic hit “Watermelon Man” was composed by Herbie Hancock and recorded in 1964 by alto sax master King Curtis & The Kingpins, including Cornell Dupree on Electric Guitar and is drawn with tongs from the collateral compilation: Saxophobia – A Horn-a-Copia of Sax-ual Delights/Ultra Lounge Volume 12.

  13. “Jungle Cat” was composed and organistically performed by Jimmy McGriff in 1965, spotlighting the talents of Larry Frazier on Electric Guitar, Hank McGriff on Bongo Drums and Jimmy Smith on Drum Kit and Percussion, taken from the historical document: Technicolor Paradise – Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights.

  14. The classic Queen composition “Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Version)” comes from the auspicious album by the Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro titled: Peace Love Ukulele, recorded live in Miyazaki, Japan, with Michael Grande on Keyboards; Dean Taba on Electric Bass and Noel Okimoto on Drums.

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