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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge 11-13-19 Tiki TV

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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge November 13, 2019

On this week’s show we climbed into Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine and explored the outer limits of the boob tube, idiot box, cathode ray catatonia creator or however else you wish to term Newton Minnow’s vast wasteland of television in all of its glut of glories and antic absurdities.

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. Originally composed by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin for the 1934 Bing Crosby-Kitty Carlisle movie: She Loves Me Not, this song, “Love in Bloom” later became the theme to Jack Benny’s Radio and Television Shows. This version was recorded the year the movie came out, featuring Irving Aaronson & His Commanders with Gene Krupa on Vibes & Drums and is found on the bodacious Box Set: Bing Crosby -- Easy to Remember.

  2. The 1956 version of the classic “Ain't Misbehavin'” by Maxine Sullivan & Her All-Stars on her lapidarial LP: Memories of You -- A Tribute to Andy Razaf, honoring the famed lyricist who wrote this along with Fats Waller in 1929, including updated lyrics referring to TV and video., including Dick Hyman on Piano Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Buster Bailey on Clarinet, Hilton Jefferson on Alto Sax, Milt Hinton on Bass, and Louis Burnam on Drums.

  3. “Dreamsville,” the tune composed by Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones for the famed TV series: Peter Gunn, taken from Sarah Vaughan’s outstanding album: Quiet Now: Dreamsville.

  4. “Them There Eyes,” the 1930 song by Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber and William Tracey, recorded from the 1957 ABC TV special: Stars of Jazz, found on the CD collection combining several different performances under the rubric of Toni Harper With the Oscar Peterson Quartet, although on this performance she appears with The Eddie Beal Trio, consisting of Mr.Beal on Piano, Red Mitchell on Bass and Frank Capp on Drums and Percussion. A former child singer, her hit record "Candy Store Blues" became a platinum record in 1946, she retired from performing in 1966 at age 29 after appearing in the 1965 Annette Funicello-Frankie Avalon Movie: How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

  5. The theme from “Dragnet” played by Ray Anthony and included on the cathodic compilation: Space-Age Cocktail Lounge.

  6. The Theme From “The Eleventh Hour,” the early 1960s medical drama starring Jack Ging, Jeff Corey and Ralph Bellamy, taken from the 1962 laconic LP also called The Eleventh Hour, recorded by Alto Sax Master Johnny Hodges, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, including Ray Nance on Violin, Bernie Leighton on Piano, George Duvivier on Bass and Ossie Johnson on Drums.

  7. The theme to the 1960s TV series “My Three Sons” by Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra in 1962, found on the combustible compilation: TV Town – Prime-Time Tunes From the Tube -- Ultra Lounge No. 13.

  8. Would you believe? A song named after her character, “99” was waxed by Barbara Feldon in 1965, vocally exploiting the popularity of her role on the spy spoof show “Get Smart,” exploited once again on that erogenous retrospective: Sex and the ‘60s.

  9. “Hammer Blow” by Skip Martin, and composed by Dave Kahn and Melvyn Lenard, for the 1957-59 series: Mike Hammer, Starring Darren McGavin, found on the ample anthology: Crime Jazz – Music in the Second Degree.

  10. The 1963 TV commercial soundtrack composed by the electronic music inventor Raymond Scott titled “Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People," taken from his righteous retrospective: Manhattan Research Inc.

  11. The “Mickey Mouse March” composed by one of the show’s adult stars, Jimmie Dodd, to serve as the theme for the 1955-59 Disney series., refreshed here by Pony Poindexter from his 1962 lopping LP: Pony’s Express, with Mr. Poindexter on Soprano Sax, Sal Nistico and Clifford Jordan on Tenor Sax, Pepper Adams on Baritone Sax, Tommy Flanagan on Piano, Ron Carter on Bass and Charles Persip on Drums.

  12. “The Odd Couple: Party Version” performed by Capiozzo & Mecco and taken from the copacetic collection: Far Out – Swinging Bachelor Pad Music. Composed by Neal Hefti for the 1968 Jack Lemmon-Walter Mathau movie version of the 1965 Neil Simon Broadway play, the theme was later used in the 1970-75 Tony Randall-Jack Klugman TV series of the same name.

  13. “Daktari” composed and recorded by the famed Jazz drummer and band leader Shelly Manne, this theme music for the 1960s series appeared on his 1967 elephantical LP also called Daktari and appears in the comprehensive compilation: The Leopard Lounge.

  14. “Yakety Moog,” waxed in 1970 by Gil Trythall, was based on the 1963 tune, “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph, that was used extensively in one of the most successful British television shows to invade the U.S., The Benny Hill Show, which aired in more than 140 countries around the world during its run between 1955 and 1991. This odd version appears on the synesthetic CD: Music for Gracious Living 2.

  15. “Secret Agent Man,” the theme to the British series that starred Patrick McGoohan, composed by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, recorded by Mel Torme in 1966, and found on that academical and scholastical compilation: Swingin’ Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama.

  16. “A Beautiful Mine (Mad Men Theme),” written by E.M. Hayes and R.J. Krohn, and appeared on the eponymous CD: Mad Men After Hours – Music from the Original Series.

  17. The Theme From ''Markham,” composed by Stanley Wilson for the 1959-1960 TV series about a lawyer turned private eye, starring Ray Milland, with this version recorded in 2011 by the Charlie Haden Quartet West on their sexy CD: Sophisticated Ladies, featuring the late Charlie Haden on Bass, Ernie Watts on Tenor Sax, Alan Broadbent on Piano and Rodney Green on Drums.

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