Friday, July 31, 2015

Gabriel Found his Playlist

Jerry knows how to handle a heatwave!

Coffeetime, July 31, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Lee Morgan / City Lights / Just by Myself / Blue Note / 8.25.57
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Calling... / Modal Mood / Blue Note / 5.9.61
Whispering Jack Smith / I’m Knee-Deep in Daisies (And Head over Heels in Love) / Decca / 4.16.40 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Me Love / Atlas / Hollywood early 1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / Lover Man / Atlantic / 5.23.58

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Smokin’ at the Half Note / What’s New / Verve / 9.22.65
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Brown and Roach Incorporated / Ghost of a Chance / EmArcy / Hollywood 8.5.54
Art Tatum Trio / Tea for Two / transcriptioin / Basin Street East, NYC 10.55
Ruth Etting / Linger a Little Longer in the Twilight / Banner / 3.1.33
The Treniers / Peace Bond Blues / Columbia [unreleased] / 12.15.55
Wade Flemons & the Newcomers / Here I Stand / Vee Jay / 1958

set 3
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Hip Strut / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Ruby Braff / Shoe Shine Boy / Storyville / Boston 1955
The Mills Brothers / Lambeth Walk / Decca / 8.23.38
Frank Sinatra / Oh! What It Seemed to Be / CBS radio broadcast dress rehearsal of “The Frank Sinatra Show” / V-Disc / Hollywood 11.14.45 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Speak Low / Bethlehem / 11.2.55

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Music for Lighthousekeeping / Latin for Lovers / Contemporary / LA 10.2, 9, 16.56
Lester Young / I’ve Found a New Baby / Clef / LA spring 1946
Pee Wee Russell / By Appointment Only / Gabriel Found His Horn / Storyville / featuring George Wein’s Mahogany Hall All Stars / Boston 1952 / vocal = Al Bandini
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Patti Page / In the Land of Hi Fi / Taking a Chance on Love / EmArcy / Hollywood 5.8.56 / with Pete Rugulo & his Orchestra
The Bright Stars / Family Prayer / Nashboro / Nashville 1961

last soul song
Jerry Butler / Never Give You Up / Mercury / 1968

Friday, July 24, 2015

Our Playlist Will Come

Hey Ruby, can you lend me a guitarist?

Coffeetime, July 24, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Tina Brooks / Dhyana / Blue Note [Mosaic] / March 2, 1961
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Sunrise in Mexico / Jazzland / 6.14, 15.61
Benny Goodman / The Benny Goodman Trio Plays for the Fletcher Henderson Fund / Honeysuckle Rose / live broadcast, Washington DC, on Martin Block’s WNEW show “Make-Believe Ballroom” / 4.1.51
Billy Cotton & his Band / Who Made the Little Boy Blue? / Regal Zonophone / London 10.24.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Johnny Otis Band / Fool’s Gold / Savoy / LA 1.5.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Nancy Wilson / (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am / The Boy from Ipanema / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly / Don’t Explain / Riverside / 1.31.58
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / I Should Care / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
Charlie Parker / Out of Nowhere / WHDH radio broadcast / live, Storyville, Boston 9.22.53
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie / Decca / Amsterdam 6.20.35 / vocal = Wim Poppink
Ciro Rimac’s Rumba-Orchester / Te Quiero / Telefunken / Berlin 11.18.37 / vocal = Juanita Rodriguez
Thelma Carpenter & the Amory Brothers / Spirituals / Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho / Varsity / 12.47

set 3
Terry Gibbs / El Latino ! / Our Day Will Come / Roost / 1964
Randy Weston / Jazz á la Bohemia / Just a Riff / Riverside / live, Café Bohemia, 10.14.56
Chick Webb & his Orchestra / One Side of Me / Decca / 2.17.39 / vocal = Ella Fitzgerald
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Varsity / 12.47
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Can’t We Be Friends / Verve / LA 3.19.57

set 4
Art Pepper / Modern Art / When You’re Smiling / Intro / Hollywood 12.28.56
Harry Edison / Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / Blues for the Blues / Verve / Hollywood 3.5.57
King Cole Trio / Don’t Blame Me / MacGregor transcription / LA 7.24.44
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Blues / Why Not? / Atlantic / Chicago, 4.21.55
Ann Sothern / Sothern Exposure / Everybody’s Doin’ It Now / Tops / LA 1947
Shield Brothers / Savior, Don’t Pass Me By / home recording, Cleveland late 1940s

last soul song
Ruby & the Romantics / Till Then / What a Difference a Day Made / Kapp 1963 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Triflin’ Playlist

“Paul Robeson, you are SAFE," cries Louis Calhern!

Coffeetime, July 17, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Kenny Dorham / [’Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia] / Mexico City [alt take] / Blue Note 5.31.56
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Theme: A Gem from Tiffany / Contemporary / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.23.59
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / Yellow Fire / Bluebird / 8.20.41
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / I’ll Be Reminded of You / Victor / 10.28.29
Charles Brown / So There / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers 
Ella Fitzgerald / soundtrack to Let No Man Write My Epitath / I Cried for You / Verve / LA 4.19.60

set 2
Wayne Shorter / Second Genesis / The Albatross / Vee-Jay / Chicago 10.11.60
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Divertimento: 2nd Movement / Contemporary / LA 3.2.57
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Profoundly Blue / Atlantic / 12.29.47 / with George Kelly on celeste
Paul Robeson / Summertime / HMV / London 01.13.38 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra 
The Merry Macs / Let’s Sing a Song about Susie / V-Disc 356A / Hollywood 1944
Wynonie Harris & his Allstars / Triflin’ Woman / King / Cincinnati 10.24.50
The Letterman / Theme from “A Summer Place” / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 3
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Summertime / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Blues Up and Down / Layin’ on Mellow / Jazzland 6.5.61
Golden Gate Quartet / Shoo Shoo Baby / AFRS Jubilee radio broadcast / c.1943
Ina Ray Hutton & her Orchestra / Don’t Tech It / V-Disc 276B / Hollywood 1944
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / No Love, No Nothin’ / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / The Marty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper / Pitfall / Tampa / LA 8.9.56
Marty Paich et al / Jazz Studio Two / Paicheck / Decca / Hollywood 1954
Lil Green / How Come You Do Me Like You Do? / Victor / Chicago 7.31.46
King Cole Trio / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.44 
Bobby Darin / It’s You / It’s You or No One / Atco / LA 1960
Golden Gate Quartet / Found a Wonderful Savior / Bluebird / Charlotte 8.4.37

last soul song
Ambassadors / I Really Love You / Arctic / Philadelphia 1969



Friday, July 03, 2015

Liberty Playlist

Kay Starr! I love your voice! And your buddies.

Coffeetime, July 3, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Hank Mobley / Workout / Workout / Blue Note / 3.26.61
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Benny in Brussels, Vol. I / Hallelujah / Columbia / live, Brussels Fair 1958
George E. Lee & his Novelty Singing Orchestra / Paseo Strut / Brunswick / Kansas City circa 11.6.29 
Ruth Etting / It All Belongs to Me / Columbia / 8.30.27 / with Rube Bloom on piano, for Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Rock With It / RCA Victor / 7.20.49
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / Mr. Blues / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messenger / A Night at Birdland, vol 1 / Once in a While / Blue Note / 2.21.54
Eddie Bert / Like Cool / In a Meditating Mood / Trans-World [Somerset] / 1955 
Eddie Durham & his Band / I Want a Little Girl / Decca / 11.11.40 
Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals / Happy Pal Stomp / Okeh / 8.15.29
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Bluebird / 10.26.33 / with Dick McDonough on guitar   
Peggy Lee / Don’t Blame Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra http://www.peggyleediscography.com/p/macgregor.php
Annisteen Allen & her Home-Town Boys / I’ve Got Big Bulging Eyes for You / Queen / 1945
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / The Tony Pastor Style / Five Salted Peanuts / RCA Victor / 1945
Mouseketeer Ensemble / Happy Birthday and Songs for Every Holiday / Liberty Tree / Disneyland / LA 1964

set 3
Billy Taylor / The New Billy Taylor Trio / Titoro / ABC-Paramount / 12.16, 17.57
Kenny Burrell / Beef Stew Blues / Blue Note / live, The Five Spot 8.26.59
Charlie Parker / Swedish Schnapps / K.C. Blues / Verve / 1.17.51
Kay Starr / After You’ve Gone / Lamplighter / Hollywood 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
Delta Rhythm Boys / The House I Live In / from Universal Pictures movie “Follow the Boys” [AFRS California Melodies] / Hollywood 1944 

set 4
Bobby Scott / The Compositions of Bobby Scott / Dot / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.54
The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Inside Sauter-Finegan / Finegan’s Wake / RCA Victor / 1954
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Benny in Brussels, Vol. I / Jubilee / Columbia / live, Brussels Fair 1958
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
Lulu Reed & Freddy King / Boy-Girl-Boy / Why Don’t You Come On Home / King / 1955 
Susan Barrett / Listen to Somebody New! [A Little Travelin’ Music…] / A Little Travelin’ Music / Capitol / Hollywood 1960
Golden Gate Quartet / The Valley of Time / Bluebird / 12.26.39

last soul song
Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler / Gene & Jerry, One & One / Mail Call Time / Mercury / Chicago 9.30, 10.1 & 2.70



Friday, June 26, 2015

You Call It Madness, But I Call It Playlist

Smoothies in a Soundie

Coffeetime, June 26, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Junior Cook /Junior’s Cookin’ / Pleasure Bent / Jazzland / 12.4.61
Art Farmer / When Farmer Met Gryce / Capri / Prestige / 5.26.55 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Hittin’ the Ceiling / Decca / London 9.12.29
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks / After You’ve Gone / Victor / Chicago 12.6.29 / vocal = Joe Sanders & Carleton Coon
Mildred Bailey / The Little Man Who Wasn’t There / Vocalion / 6.27.29 / with John Kirby & his Orchestra
Ivory Joe Hunter / Big Wig / 4 Star / San Francisco 1947
Carmen McRae / Bethlehem’s Best / Easy to Love / Bethlehem / 10.6.54 / with Matt Mathews Quintet

set 2
Red Garland / When There Are Grey Skies / Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen / Prestige / 10.9.62
Hal McKusick / East Coast Jazz 8 / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Bethlehem / 1955
The Chocolate Dandies / Goodbye Blues / Columbia / 12.3.30 
The Smoothies / It’s Funny to Everyone but Me / Bluebird / 9.5.39
Bobby Brookes / This Is the Night / Give Me All of You / RCA Victor / 1957

set 3
Jackie McLean / Lights Out / Lights Out / Prestige / 1.27.56
The Spirits of Rhythm / I’ve Got the World on a String / Brunswick / 9.20.33
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / I Double Dare You / radio transcription / Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, NY 1937-38 / vocal = Bea Wain
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe (Introduction to Black Opium Street) / Laughing Boy / Bethlehem / 1959

set 4
Hal Schaefer / Ten Shades of Blue / Caribbean Blues / United Artists / 1959 
Herbie Mann & Sam Most / Bethlehem’s Best [The Herbie Mann-Sam Most Quintet] / Let’s Get Away From It All / Bethlehem / 10.17.55
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Potter’s Luck / Roost / 8.15.51 
Joe Venuti / Wild Dog / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / LA 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
King Cole Trio / You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / MacGregor Transcription / LA 1.45
Johnny Mercer / One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Capitol / LA 7.25.46 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Jubalaires / Wade in the Water / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soul song
The Five Stairsteps & Cubie / Our Family Portrait / You Make Me So Mad / Buddah / Chicago 1968 / featuring James III on lead

Friday, June 19, 2015

When We're Alone (Playlist Serenade)

I like the way you lounge, Harold!
Coffeetime, June 19, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / Open Sesame (alternate take) / Blue Note [unreleased] / 6.19.60
Sonny Rollins / Sax Colossus / Strode Rode / Prestige / 6.22.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Happy as the Day is Long / Decca / 9.11.34 
Al Bowlly / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / with New Cumberland Dance Orchestra
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Disc Jockey Blues / Atlas / LA mid-1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Doris Day / soundtrack Warner Brothers movie Young Man With a Horn / Too Marvelous for Words / Columbia /  1.25.50 / Harry James & his Orchestra

set 2
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / When Sunny Gets Blue / Epic / 7.13.61
Thad Jones & Kenny Burrell / Detroit-New York Junction / Little Girl Blue / 3.13.56
George Wallington / Tenderly / Prestige / 9.4.52
Andy Kirk & his Seven Little Clouds of Joy / Gettin’ Off a Mess / 7.15.30
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / There’s No Other Girl / Columbia / 9.10.31 / vocal = Harold Arlen 
King Cole Trio / When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Mel Tormé / Little White Lies / Musicraft / Hollywood 11.16.47 / with Hal Mooney & his Orchestra
Little Milton [Campbell] / We’re Gonna Make It / Life Is Like That / Checker / Chicago 1963

set 3
Lee Morgan / The Sidewinder / Totem Pole / Blue Note / 12.21.63
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Atomic Energy / Peacock / Houston early 1950 
Mills Brothers / Way Down Home / Decca / 1.25.39
Etta Jones / My Sleepy Head / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn’t So / Penthouse Serenade / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1956

set 4
Barry Harris / At The Jazz Workshop / Curtain Call / Riverside / San Francisco 5.15 & 16.60
Benny Carter / Aspects / June Is Bustin’ Out All Over / United Artists / LA  late summer 1958 
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet / Blues in B Flat / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
King Cole Trio / No Love, No Nothing / MacGregor Transcription / LA 5.10.44 / vocal = Ida James
Steve Gibson & his Red Caps / My Tzatskele (My Little Darling) / RCA / 12.17.54 
Sammy Davis Jr / On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Reprise / live, Sands Hotel 12.66 
The Soul Stirrers / He’s My Rock (Wait on Jesus) (take 2) / Specialty [unreleased] / Hollywood 7.8.53

last soul song
Roz Ryan / You’re My Only Temptation / Volt / Memphis 1970

Friday, June 12, 2015

Playlist in June

Yes. Ladies love Hoagy.

Coffeetime, June 12, 2015, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Phil Woods / Woodlore / Get Happy / Prestige / 11.25.55
Conte Candoli / Little Band Big Jazz / Mambo Diane / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60 
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen / Joy-Mentin’ / Blue Note / 3.4.44 
Charles “Buddy” Rogers / (Up on Top of a Rainbow) Sweepin’ the Clouds Away / Columbia / 3.4.30
T-Bone Walker / Come Back to Me Baby Blues / Mercury / Chicago 12.19.45 / with Marl Young & his Orchestra
Freda Payne / After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!! / ’Round Midnight / Impulse! / 9.18.63

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 5.18.60
Serge Chaloff / Boston Blow-Up! / Body and Soul / Capitol / 4.4-5.55 
Lee Konitz / Conception / Yesterdays / Prestige / 3.8.51
Thomas “Fats” Waller / Numb Fumblin’ / Victor / 3.1.29 
Ruth Etting / (I’m Still Without a Sweetheart) With Summer Coming On / Banner / 6.2.32
Sy Oliver & his Orchestra / Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) / MGM / 8.8.47 / vocal = Sy Oliver
Frankie Laine & the Four Lads / Wa-Hoo / Columbia / 1954

set 3
Arnett Cobb / Party Time / The Slow Poke / Prestige / 5.14.59
Kenny Burrell / [At the Five Spot Café] / Beef Blues Stew / Blue Note / live, Five Spot 8.26.59
Tadd Dameron / A Be-Bop Carroll / Savoy / 10.28.47
The RAF Skyrockets Dance Orchestra / San Fernando Valley / ORBS (The Overseas Recorded Broadcasting Service) BBC radio broadcast, Top of the List / London circa late 1942 / vocal = Corporal Denny Dennis 
The Charioteers / Open the Door, Richard / Columbia / Hollywood 1.16.47
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56

set 4
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / Perkin’ / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars / Bone Brother / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Eddie Cantor / In My Arms / radio broadcast, Eddie Cantor show / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Peter Van Steeden’s Orchestra
Myra Taylor / Tell Your Best Friend Nothing / Mercury / Kansas City 10.31.46 / with Jimmy Keith’s Kansas City Orchestra
Gladys Knight & the Pips / You Broke Your Promise / Fury / 1961
The Sunset Travelers / On Jesus’ Program / Looking for a Better Place / Peacock / Houston 1964

last soul song
The C.O.D.’s / Cry No More / Kellmac Records / Chicago 1965