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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge September 25, 2019

On this week’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we celebrated the tenth anniversary of this program being broadcast on Radio Fairfax. Originally forged in the fires of Burning Man, and edged along at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, last year we expanded our audience with the able assistance of the Mixcloud.Com streaming service.

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. The 1953 “Civil Defense Spot” Public Service Announcement voiced by none other than Groucho Marx, factually found on the historical document: Atomic Platters: Single Warhead Edition.

  2. “Hello Aloha How Are You?” was deeply drawn from the steel guitar master’s radiophonic retrospective: Sol Hoopii in Hollywood – His First Recordings 1925.

  3. “Singing Surfriders” was played by none other than Al Keolaha Perry and His Singing Surfriders themselves, featuring David Kei’i on Steel Guitar. This song was the opening theme to the “Hawaii Calls” Radio Show that was broadcast in the 1940s and was taken from the ample anthology: Aloha Hula Hawaiian Style.

  4. “Territorial Airwaves/Intro” commentary by Harry B. Soria, Jr. found on the crepuscular collection: Territorial Airwaves – Radio Hula. He was followed by the 1967 broadcast of the Singing Cabdriver Myrtle K. Hilo performing the apt tune: “Will You Love Me When My Carburetor Is Busted?”

  5. “Mr. Paganini, Swing for Minnie,” is daringly derived from boogieing box set: Cab Calloway & His Orchestra -- Volume 2, 1938-1939.

  6. “Yacht Club Swing” and “Hold My Hand,” both inked by J.C. Johnson and Fats Waller, with the former getting a helping hand from Herman Autrey as well, found on the historical compilation: The Savory Collection 1935-1940, broadcast in 1938 by Fats Waller and His Rhythm, featuring Mr. Waller on Vocal and Piano, Herman Autrey on Trumpet, Gene Sedric on Tenor Sax, Al Casey on Guitar, Cedric Wallace on Bass, Slick Jones on Drums and Lyle Van, who was the announcer for the NBC-Red Network remote broadcast from the Yacht Club on 52nd Street in New York City.

  7. “Ain't Misbehavin',” the classic song composed in 1929 by Fats Waller and with lyrics by Andy Razaf, sung in 1950 by Sarah Vaughan with George Treadwell and His All-Stars, who were Jimmy Jones on Piano, Freddy Green on Electric Guitar, Miles Davis on Trumpet, Benny Green on Trombone, Tony Scott on Clarinet, Budd Johnson on Tenor Sax, Billy Taylor on Bass and J.C. Heard on Drums. This was tellingly taken from the righteous retrospective: Young Sassy.

  8. “The Final Transmission” comes from The Tikiyaki Orchestra’s creative compact disc: Idol Worship and Other Primitive Pleasures, with producer Jim Bacchi on Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Vibes and Organ, Brian Kassan on Rhythm Guitar and Keyboards, Jonpaul Balak on Bass, Nelson Bragg on Percussion and Pablo Baza on Drums.

  9. “The Sex Machine” an undated 1960s commercial for a Philadelphia nightclub, serendipitously selected from the academic anthology: Sex and the ‘60s.

  10. The 1946 recording of “Leave Me a Memory or Two” comes from Kay Starr’s collection of 1940s radio studio transcriptions titled: Performance.

  11. “Sympathique” comes from the Pink Martini album of the same name, spotlighting the talents of China Forbes on Vocal, Band Leader Thomas M. Lauderdale on Piano, Gavin Bondy on Trumpet, Dan Faehnle on Electric Guitar and John Wagner on Bass.

  12. “Love Is Here to Stay” was written by George & Ira Gershwin for the 1938 movie: The Goldwyn Follies and was sung and pianistically rendered in 1955 by Carmen McRae. It appears on her fond look back: Setting Standards and includes Mundell Lowe on Guitar, Mat Mathews on Accordion, Herbie Mann on Flute, Wendell Marshall on Bass and Kenny Clarke on Drums

  13. “Radio Girl” by Marshall Crenshaw comes from his 1989 admirable album: Good Evening, featuring Steve Conn on Piano Solo, David Lindley on Slide Guitar and Sonny Landreth on “Weird Experiment Guitar” with Bob Marlette on Organ.

  14. “Devil's Music” spotlighting Mr. U.N. Jr. on Vocal and Joo Kraus on Trumpet, comes from the worldly conglomeration De-Phazz pious production: Days of Twang.

  15. “Kinda' Kinky” was drawn with tongs from the CD of the same name by Ursula 1000, which consists almost entirely of Washington, D.C.’s own Alex Gimeno, supplemented here by Rebecca Madder on Vocal and Brother Cleve from Combustible Edison on Hammond B-3 Organ.

  16. “Anytime Swingers (Magnetic 4 Remix)” is drawn with tongs from the scintillatious CD: D'Jazzonga, by Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra. Featured are Mr. Best, a/k/a Bebo Baldan, on Vocal and Organ, Guido “Hanoi-Radio” Habana on Backing Vocals, Mauri Scompabop on Trumpet, Eduardo Hebling on Bass and Tom Braga on Drums.

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