Friday, May 20, 2016

Playlist in the Moonlight


Nice hat, handsome.

Coffeetime, May 20, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Caravan / Thermo / Riverside / 10.23 & 24.62 
Curtis Fuller / New Trombone / Vonce #5 / Prestige / 5.11.57
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Nona / Bluebird / 11.6.40
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / Harmony Heaven / HMV / London 4.28.30 / vocal = Wally Vernon
The Clovers / Skylark / Atlantic / 2.22.51
Annie Ross / I’m Beginning to Think You Care for Me / Dee Gee / 4.1.52

set 2
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Medley: They Say It’s Wonderful; How Deep is the Ocean; I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You; My Old Flame; Body and Soul / Atlantic / 4.3, 5.57
Johnny Otis & his Orchestra / Thursday Night Blues / Modern / Hollywood 1949 
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / Dicky Wells Blues / Swing / Paris 7.12.37
Bob Howard & his Orchestra / You Hit the Spot / Decca / 1.28.36
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra / Dancetime with Cugat / You Too, You Too? / RCA Victor / 1953 / vocal = Stuart Foster
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Blues / Papa Ain’t Salty / Atlantic / Chicago 4.21.55

set 3
James Moody / James Moody / Yesterdays / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59 
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Cruising / Riverside / 4.27.57
Stan Getz / Prezervation / New Jazz / 6.21.49
Martha Raye / Blue Skies / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944 / with Private Murray McEachern, Gene Krupa, & the Mel-Tones
The Opals / My Heart’s Desire / Apollo / 5.13.54 
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / Skylark / Atco / 1961

set 4
Gerry Mulligan / Mulligan Plays Mulligan / Roundhouse / Prestige / 8.27.51
Chet Baker / In Milan / Look for the Silver Lining / Jazzland / Milan 9.25.59
Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple & his Islanders / Tricky Fingers / radio transcription / c. 1942
Gene Autry / Paradise in the Moonlight / Vocalion / Hollywood 4.13.39 / from Republic film Rovin’ Tumbleweeds
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Toys / Liberty / LA 1967 
Gospel Five / He Woke Me Up This Morning / Cajalco / LA 1966

last soulful song
The Knight Brothers / Temptation ’Bout to Get Me / Checker / Chicago 1965

Friday, May 13, 2016

Playlist for Simon the Lionhearted

Play on, kitty.

Coffeetime, May13, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Transfiguration / Prestige / 11.9.56
Donald Byrd / The Cat Walk / The Cat Walk / Blue Note / 5.2.61 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / I’m a Fool for Loving You / Victor / Chicago 4.8.36 
Harry Roy & his Bat Club Boys / Pussy! / Oriole / The Bat Club, London 1931
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / At the Swing Cat’s Ball / Decca / 3.29.38
Morgana King / Let Me Love You / I’ll Never Smile Again / United Artists / 7.58

set 2
Jimmy Forrest / Out of the Forrest / That’s All / Prestige / 4.18.61
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / How Long Has This Been Going On? / New Jazz / 4.18.57 
Fats Waller / Poor Butterfly / Associated radio transcription / 8.7.39
Sophie Tucker / The Man I Love / Okeh / Chicago 3.9.28 / with Ted Shapiro & his Orchestra
The Cats & the Fiddle / I Miss You So / Bluebird / 12.7.39
Frank Sinatra / Over the Rainbow / V-Disc 822A: CBS radio broadcast rehearsal for “The Frank Sinatra Show” / 1.2.46 / with Axel Stordahl & orchestra, Ken Lane Singers
Bill Kenny / That’s How I Know You’re Mine / Vik / 1957

set 3
John Coltrane / Dakar / Cat Walk / Prestige / 4.20.57
Billy Taylor / Taylor Made Jazz / Day Dreaming / Argo / Chicago 11.17.57
Red Rodney’s Be-Boppers / The Young at Bop / Elevation / EmArcy / 1.29.47 
Ella Fitzgerald & her Savoy Eight / If Anything Happened to You / Decca / 4.21.39
The Charioteers / I Miss You So / Columbia / 5.15.47 / with Mitchell Ayres leading the orchestra 
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / Sail Away / Columbia / 1956

set 4
Warne Marsh / Music for Prancing / Playa del Rey / Mode / Hollywood 9.57
Shorty Rogers & André Previn / Collaboration / Ev’rything I’ve Got (Belongs to You) / RCA Victor / 3.30.54 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Keep Cool / Recorded in Hollywood / Hollywood 1954 / vocal = Mauri Jones
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Toyland / Columbia / 1955
The Wailers / The Wailing Wailers / What’s New Pussycat / Studio One / Kingston, Jamaica mid-1960s
The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones Are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soulful song
The Charmels / As Long As I’ve Got You (I’ll Never Grow Old) / Volt / 1967

Friday, May 06, 2016

If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Playlist)

“Woo-eee, this gal does a good radio show!”

Coffeetime, May 6, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / A-1 / Savoy [unissued] / 11.5.56
Art Farmer / Meet the Jazztet / It’s All Right with Me / Argo / 2.6, 9, 10.60
George Wallington / Jazz for the Carriage Trade / Our Delight / Prestige / 1.20.56
California Ramblers / Song of the Blues / Edison Diamond Disc / 8.1.29 
Annette Hanshaw / If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain) / Harmony / 10.19.28
Delta Rhythm Boys / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me / transcription / 1941
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Verve / LA 1.15.61

set 2
Paul Desmond / Imagination / RCA Victor / 3.15.62
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Too Late Now / Riverside / 10.6.59
Sir Charles Thompson / Under the Sweetheart Tree / Vanguard / 8.16.54
Joe Venuti / April in Paris / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Molly Malone / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Mel Tormé / Songs for Any Taste / Taking a Chance on Love / Bethlehem / live, Crescendo Club, LA 2.22.57

set 3
Howard Roberts / Whatever’s Fair! / The Shadow of  Your Smile / Capitol / LA 1966
Charlie Rouse / Takin’ Care of Business / Blue Farouq / Jazzland / 5.11.60
Flip Phillips–Howard McGhee Boptet / Cool / Mercury / LA 10.47 
Mills Brothers / Shine / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.16.32 / with Bing Crosby
Sarah Vaughan / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter / Musicraft / LA 11.8.47 / with Ted Dale Orchestra 
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / This Time the Dream’s on Me / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)

set 4
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper / Flute ’n Oboe / I Want to Be Happy / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 11.29.56
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson featuring Oscar Pettiford Vol.1 / OP Meets LT / ABC-Paramount / 12.11.56
Ethel Waters / Shadows on the Swanee / Brunswick / 7.18.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Peggy Lee / Oh! You Crazy Moon / Capitol / LA 4.4, 8.49
Pee Wee Crayton / You Know Yeah / Imperial / LA 10.21.54
Dean Martin / I Ain’t Gonna Lead This Life No More / Capitol / Hollywood 1959
Hightower Brothers / Jesus Will Fix It / Nashboro / Nashville 1959

last soulful song
Archie Bell & the Drells / You’re Such a Beautiful Child / Atlantic 1968

Friday, April 29, 2016

There Ain’t No Sweet Playlist That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears

Couch singin’ with Damita & Steve (dig that guitar)

Coffeetime, April 29, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Jackie McLean / McLean’s Scene / Outburst / New Jazz / 2.15.57
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Portrait of Cannonball / Minority / Riverside / 7.1.58
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Hey Doc! / Bluebird / 8.8.41
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / You’re Mine, You! / HMV / London 6.16.33 / vocal = Al Bowlly
King Porter & his Orchestra / Charlie the Boogie Man / Imperial / LA c. 12.19.47 / vocal = ensemble 
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / The Night We Called It a Day / Atlantic / 3.13.58

set 2
Red Garland / When There Are Grey Skies / Sonny Boy / Prestige / 10.9.62
Shelly Manne / Shelly Manne & his Men Play “Peter Gunn” / Dreamsville / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 20.59
Ike Quebec Quintet / Blue Harlem / Blue Note / 7.18.44
Fats Waller / Turn on the Heat / Victor / 12.4.29 
J. C. Cobb & his Grains of Corn / Once or Twice / Vocalion / Chicago 10.24.29 / vocal = Frankie “Half-Pint” Jaxon 
The Merry Macs / Deep in the Heart of Texas / Decca / Hollywood 1942
Rhapsody with June Cole’s Orchestra [Miss Rhapsody aka Viola Wells] / Groovin’ the Blues / Savoy / 7.6.44
Little Milton [Campbell] / Believe in Me / Checker / Chicago 9.63

set 3
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Favela / Blue Note / 10.5.62
Milt Jackson / The Jazz Skyline / The Lady Is a Tramp / Savoy / 1956
Herbie Fields Hot Seven / Run Down / Savoy / 5.4.45
Roy Fox & his Orchestra / Rockin’ the Town / radio broadcast / London 1938 / vocal = Mary Lee
The Four Vagabonds / Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans / Apollo / 11.13.46 
Nat King Cole / L.O.V.E. / Thanks to You / Capitol / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Tynan Time / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 – Oboe/Flute / Aquarium / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 2.25, 26.54
Hadda Brooks / Say It with a Kiss / Modern [unrelease] / 1948
Steve Gibson & the Red Caps / When You Come Back to Me / RCA Victor / 6.18.51 
Bobby Darin / Venice Blue / There Ain’t No Sweet Girl That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears / Capitol / Hollywood 1965
Soul Stirrers / How Far Am I from Canaan? / Specialty [unissued] / 3.1.51

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Baby I’m Yours / Stop That Girl / Atlantic / 1965

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blowin’ Your Playlist Out

Dapper. And can sing.

Coffeetime, April 22, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Oliver Nelson / The Blues & the Abstract Truth / Butch and Butch / Impulse! / 2.23.61
Sam Jones / The Chant / Four / Riverside / 1.13.61
Clifford Jordan / Spellbound / Moon-a-Tic / Riverside / 8.10.60
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Sneakin’ Out / RCA Victor / 4.24.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / As Time Goes By / Victor / 7.25.31
Deek Watson & the Brown Dots / For Sentimental Reasons / Manor / 1946 
Peggy Lee / I’m a Fool to Want You / Capitol / Hollywood 3.30.62 

set 2
Kenny Burrell / Men at Work / I’m a Fool to Want You / Cadet / live, The Village Vanguard 1966
Jimmy Smith / Softly as a Summer Breeze / Someone to Watch Over Me / Blue Note / 2.26.58
John Kirby & his Orch / Night Whispers / Victor / 10.7.41
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Stringin’ the Blues / Columbia / 11.8.26 
Phil Harris / I Got the Ritz from the One I Love (I Got the Big Go-By) / Victor / San Francisco 10.13.31 / with the Lofner-Harris St Francis Hotel Orchestra 
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Please Keep Me in Your Dreams / Vocalion / 1.12.37
Wynonie Harris / Blowin’ Your Brains Out / King / 12.23.47

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Stop and Listen / Jumpin’ Jupiter / Blue Note / 5.22.61
John Coltrane / Dakar / Mary’s Blues / Prestige / 4.20.57
Eddie Davis & his Beboppers / Maternity / Savoy / 12.20.46
Connee Boswell / Carioca / Brunswick / 4.27.34 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
The Four Tunes [aka The Sentimentalists, aka The Brown Dots] / (I Wonder) Where Is My Love? / Manor / c. 1947 
George Sanders / The George Sanders Touch: Songs for the Lovely Lady / As Time Goes By / ABC-Paramount / LA 1958

set 4
Dave Pell / Jazz Goes Dancing (Prom to Prom) / Look Who’s Dancing / RCA Victor / Hollywood 5.28, 31 & 6.4.56 
Shorty Rogers / The Fourth Dimension in Sound / Speak Low / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 11.10.61
Teddy Wilson & his Band / The Sheik of Araby / broadcast, The Mildred Bailey Show / 1.5.45
Luis Russell & his Louisiana Swing Orchestra / Ol’ Man River / Banner / 8.8.34 / vocal = Sonny Woods 
The Treniers / This Is It / Okeh / LA 1.9.52
Peggy Lee / Miss Peggy Lee – In Love Again! / The Moment of Truth / Capitol / LA 1964
Golden Gate Quartet / This World Is in a Bad Condition / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC 2.2.39

last soulful song
The Impressions / Grow Closer Together / ABC-Paramount / 1962

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Playlist Bounce

White tie jive harmonies!

Coffeetime, April 15, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Philly Joe Jones / Blues for Dracula / Tune-Up / Riverside / 9.17.58
Carmell Jones / The Remarkable Carmell Jones / Night Tide / Pacific Jazz / LA 1961
The Ramblers / Duke’s Holiday / Decca / Hilversum, Netherlands 12.33
Little Jack Little / I Don’t Want to be President / Columbia / Hollywood 12.7.34
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / A New Shade of Blue / RCA / Hollywood 4.49 / vocal = Lee Barnes
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / My Romance / Kapp / 1958

set 2
Red Garland / Red Alone / These Foolish Things / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60 
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Stars Fell on Alabama / Tampa / LA 6.15.55 
Lou Donaldson / The Things We Did Last Summer / Blue Note / 6.20.52
Joe Marsala & his Orchestra / Don’t Let It End / Black & White / 11.29.44
Edythe Baker / Where’s That Rainbow? / Columbia / 7.27
Adrian’s Tap Room Gang / Weather Man / Victor / 6.14.35 / vocal = Putney Dandridge 
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / The Sound of the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Love Is a Simple Thing / RCA Victor / 1954 / vocal = Joe Mooney & the Doodlers [Sally Sweetland & Lillian Clark] 
Johnny “Guitar” Watson / She Moves Me / RPM / 1956 

set 3
Jimmy Smith / Prayer Meetin’ / Picnickin’ / Blue Note / 2.8.63
Sonny Stitt / Personal Appearance / Original / Verve / 5.12.57
Jay Jay Johnson / Opus V / Prestige / 5.26.49
The Basin Street Boys / Nothing Ever Happens to Me / Exclusive / LA late 1945 / with the Eddie Beal Trio (including Lucky Thompson)
Doris Day / Day Dreams / If I Could Be With You / Columbia / 2.49
Yves Montand / [Á Paris, volume 3] / Dis-Moi Jo / Odéon [King] / Paris 11.05.53

set 4
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / Sweet Georgia Brown / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.29.56
Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / Midnight Sun / Everest / 9.29.58
Coleman Hawkins & Leonard Feather's Esquire All Stars / Esquire Bounce / Commodore / 12.4.43
Dick Haymes / Comme Ci, Comme Ça / Decca / Hollywood 1.16.49
Edna McGriff / I Love You / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
Alton Ellis / Sunday Coming / Coxsone / Jamaica 1970
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Jonah in the Belly of the Whale / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soulful song
The Artistics / Get My Hands on Some Lovin’ / Okeh / Chicago 1.7.64

Friday, April 08, 2016

Playlist on the Lowlands


Looking at ya. Singing to ya.

Coffeetime, April 8, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver’s Blue / Shoutin’ Out / Columbia / 7.17.56
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Madison Avenue / Prestige / 8.23, 25,29.65
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / After Hours / Bluebird / 6.10.40 
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / I Woke Up Too Soon; Dancing with My Shadow / Bluebird /12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / It’s a Lowdown Dirty Shame / Decca / 7.21.42
Ella Fitzgerald / The Cole Porter Songbook / I Get a Kick Out of You / Verve / Hollywood 2.9.56 

set 2
Steve Allen / Jazz for Tonight / Body and Soul / Coral / LA 1955
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Terry Gibbs / More Vibes on Velvet / The Things We Did Last Summer / Mercury / Hollywood 11.58
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Moonrise on the Lowlands / Victor / Chicago 4.9.36 
Hildegarde / I’m in the Mood for Love / Columbia / London 1934
Beny Moré / Sin Razón Ni Justicia (Without Reason Nor Justice) / RCA Victor / 1951 / with Orquesta Chucho Rodriguez
Amos Milburn & his Band / House Party / Aladdin / LA 7.25.55

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / In Memory Of / Sunday in New York / Blue Note / 6.3.64
Wes Montgomery / Full House / S.O.S. / Riverside / live, Tsubo, Berkeley 6.25.62 
Tadd Dameron Sextet / Dameronia / Blue Note / 9.26.47 
Charioteers / Ridin’ Around in the Rain / radio transcription / 1942
Teddy Wilson & his Big Band / Stairway to the Stars / radio broadcast, BBC’s America Dances / 8.10.39 / vocal = Thelma Cooper 
Johnny Hartman / I Just Dropped By to Say Hello / Our Time / Impulse! / 10.17.63

set 4
Curtis Counce / You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce / Big Foot / Contemporary / LA 10.8.56
Clifford Brown / Jazz Immortal / Finders Keepers / Pacific Jazz / LA 7.54
Jo Stafford / The Things We Did Last Summer / Capitol / Hollywood 7.25.46
Southern Sons / Two Wings / V-Disc 147A / early 12.43

last soulful song
Jimmy James & The Vagabonds / The New Religion / The Entertainer / Pye [Atco] / 1966