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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge October 2, 2019

On this week’s show we will once again perambulated the penumbra of pop and exotica music in all its gaping glory.

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. “Toto To E,” from the historical document: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Three – Tahitian Drums & Dances Performed by Toti’s Tahitians, presenting music originally accompanied dance performances by the company. Toti started in Tahiti and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to perform at Don the Beachcomber’s there, later moving to Ft. Lauderdale where he performed at the Mai-Kai Restaurant until his retirement in 1982.

  2. “Ma Lana'i Anu Ka Makani” by the famed Hawaiian singer Emma Veary, from her righteous retrospective: The Best of Emma.

  3. “Caterina,” by Kapono Beamer from his 1996 album: Sunny Holiday, with Beamer on Slack Key Guitar and the Philharmonic Strings, where Beamer laid down his tracks in Honolulu with the orchestra recorded in Budapest and Mixed in Munich.

  4. “Bustin' Surfboards” by The Tornadoes from the austere anthology: Surf Wax: Songs of the Beach.

  5. “Blue Venus” performed by the Blue Stingrays, who were really members of Tom Pretty’s backup band, The Heartbreakers, from their surftastic CD: Surf-N-Burn.

  6. The Aqua Velvets tributorally titled “Snorkle Mask Replica” from their aquatic album: Nomad, with Miles Corbin and Hank Maninger on Electric Guitars, Michael Lindner on Bass, Keyboards and Donn Spindt on Drums.

  7. Swingcussion,” the 1955 recording by The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra found on the combustive compilation: The History of Space Age Pop, Vol. 2: Mallets in Wonderland.

  8. “Skokian” by Hot Butter, taken from the capacious collection: RE/Search Incredibly Strange Music, Volume II.

  9. “It's a Man's World” was laid down in 1964 and comes from the ample anthology: The Shadows – 30 All Time Greatest Hits, spotlighting the talents of the British band that was a precursor to the early surf guitar bands.

  10. “Joie De Vivre,” recorded by Bob Thompson for his 1959 lapidarial LP: Mmm Nice!

  11. “Frenesi,” composed by Alberto Dominguez originally for the marimba, heard here on the esoteric album: Exotica -- The Sensuous Sounds of the Sonny Lester Orchestra, featuring Al Caiola on Electric Guitar.

  12. “The Old Boat” from the 1960 landmarkable LP: Eden’s Island by the original proto-hippie and composer of “Nature Boy,” Eden Ahbez, who appears here on Flute, with Earl Palmer and Frank Capp on Drums and Percussion, all arranged by former Stan Kenton pianist Paul Moer.

  13. “Amazon Falls” by Les Baxter and His Orchestra on their 1959 luscious LP: Jungle Jazz.

  14. “Sola in Citta” by the Thievery Corporation from their Sambatastic CD: Saudade, featuring Elin Melgarejo on Vocal.

  15. The Antonio Carlos Jobim composition: “Triste” recorded by Cal Tjader for his 1961 Creed Taylor-produced album: In a Latin Bag, with Tjader on Vibes, the late Paul Horn on Flute, Al MacKibbon on Bass, Lonnie Hewittt on Piano, Johnny Rae on Drums, Armando Peraza on Bongos and Wilfredo Vincente on Congas.

  16. “O Barquinho (Little Boat),” composed by Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Boscoli, performed by Bossacucanova on their superlative CD: Revisited Classics, spotlighting the co-composer Roberto Menescal on Electric Guitar, remixed by his son Márcio Menescal along with Alexandre Moreira and DJ Marcelinho DaLua.

  17. “Nani Polipoli” by the Hawaiian dynamic duo Hapa, from their CD: Malihini, which is only sold at their concerts, with the song’s composer Barry Flanagan on Guitars.
    October 2, 2019

On this week’s show we will once again perambulated the penumbra of pop and exotica music in all its gaping glory.

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. “Toto To E,” from the historical document: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Volume Three – Tahitian Drums & Dances Performed by Toti’s Tahitians, presenting music originally accompanied dance performances by the company. Toti started in Tahiti and then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to perform at Don the Beachcomber’s there, later moving to Ft. Lauderdale where he performed at the Mai-Kai Restaurant until his retirement in 1982.

  2. “Ma Lana'i Anu Ka Makani” by the famed Hawaiian singer Emma Veary, from her righteous retrospective: The Best of Emma.

  3. “Caterina,” by Kapono Beamer from his 1996 album: Sunny Holiday, with Beamer on Slack Key Guitar and the Philharmonic Strings, where Beamer laid down his tracks in Honolulu with the orchestra recorded in Budapest and Mixed in Munich.

  4. “Bustin' Surfboards” by The Tornadoes from the austere anthology: Surf Wax: Songs of the Beach.

  5. “Blue Venus” performed by the Blue Stingrays, who were really members of Tom Pretty’s backup band, The Heartbreakers, from their surftastic CD: Surf-N-Burn.

  6. The Aqua Velvets tributorally titled “Snorkle Mask Replica” from their aquatic album: Nomad, with Miles Corbin and Hank Maninger on Electric Guitars, Michael Lindner on Bass, Keyboards and Donn Spindt on Drums.

  7. Swingcussion,” the 1955 recording by The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra found on the combustive compilation: The History of Space Age Pop, Vol. 2: Mallets in Wonderland.

  8. “Skokian” by Hot Butter, taken from the capacious collection: RE/Search Incredibly Strange Music, Volume II.

  9. “It's a Man's World” was laid down in 1964 and comes from the ample anthology: The Shadows – 30 All Time Greatest Hits, spotlighting the talents of the British band that was a precursor to the early surf guitar bands.

  10. “Joie De Vivre,” recorded by Bob Thompson for his 1959 lapidarial LP: Mmm Nice!

  11. “Frenesi,” composed by Alberto Dominguez originally for the marimba, heard here on the esoteric album: Exotica -- The Sensuous Sounds of the Sonny Lester Orchestra, featuring Al Caiola on Electric Guitar.

  12. “The Old Boat” from the 1960 landmarkable LP: Eden’s Island by the original proto-hippie and composer of “Nature Boy,” Eden Ahbez, who appears here on Flute, with Earl Palmer and Frank Capp on Drums and Percussion, all arranged by former Stan Kenton pianist Paul Moer.

  13. “Amazon Falls” by Les Baxter and His Orchestra on their 1959 luscious LP: Jungle Jazz.

  14. “Sola in Citta” by the Thievery Corporation from their Sambatastic CD: Saudade, featuring Elin Melgarejo on Vocal.

  15. The Antonio Carlos Jobim composition: “Triste” recorded by Cal Tjader for his 1961 Creed Taylor-produced album: In a Latin Bag, with Tjader on Vibes, the late Paul Horn on Flute, Al MacKibbon on Bass, Lonnie Hewittt on Piano, Johnny Rae on Drums, Armando Peraza on Bongos and Wilfredo Vincente on Congas.

  16. “O Barquinho (Little Boat),” composed by Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Boscoli, performed by Bossacucanova on their superlative CD: Revisited Classics, spotlighting the co-composer Roberto Menescal on Electric Guitar, remixed by his son Márcio Menescal along with Alexandre Moreira and DJ Marcelinho DaLua.

  17. “Nani Polipoli” by the Hawaiian dynamic duo Hapa, from their CD: Malihini, which is only sold at their concerts, with the song’s composer Barry Flanagan on Guitars.

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