Friday, December 02, 2016

I Still Get a Playlist (Thinking of You)

Handsome man. Tenor saxophone. Can I have both, please?

Coffeetime, December 2, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night in Tunisia / Sincerely Diana / Blue Note / 2.4.65
Pepper Adams / 10 to 4 at the 5-Spot / The Long Two/Four / Riverside / live, Five Spot Café 4.15.58
Annette Hanshaw / Don’t Blame Me / Banner / 9.1.33
Big Maybelle / A Little Bird Told Me / Savoy / 4.13.57 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Toni Harper / Toni / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Verve / LA 1.3.56

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / I Can’t Get Started / BBC TV show, Jazz 625 / live, London 3.7.65
Coleman Hawkins / At Ease with Coleman Hawkins / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Prestige Moodsville / 1.29.60
Red Norvo’s Nine / Under a Blanket of Blue / Capitol / Hollywood 10.14.47
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / In the Evening / Victor / Detroit 3.27.24
Cleo Brown / Never Too Tired to Love / Decca / 6.8.35
The Ravens / Time Is Marching On / National / 3.50
Cy Coleman / Witchcraft / live, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy’s Penthouse TV show / 1956  

set 3
Wynton Kelly / Smokin’ at the Half Note / Four on Six / Verve / 9.22.65
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s / Blue Note / 1.30.61
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / Mr. Dues / Savoy / 1.22.47
The Charioteers / Sweet Lorraine / Columbia / 6.3.47
Frank Sinatra / The Concert Sinatra / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Reprise / Hollywood 2.63

set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / Li’l Darlin’ / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Chet Baker / Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe / Almost Like Being in Love / Riverside / 7.22.59
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards / It’s an Old Southern Custom / Melotone / Hollywood 2.15.35 / with The Four Blackbirds
Dick Haymes / I Still Get a Thrill (Thinking of You) / Decca / Hollywood 1.16.49 / with Four Hits and a Miss
Pearl Bailey / Cultured Pearl / What Happened to the Hair (on the Head of the Man I Love)? / Coral / LA 1957 / arrangements by Don Redman
The Detroiters / Angels Watching Over Me / Specialty [unissued] / 8.14.51

last soulful song
Tommie Young / That’s All a Part of Loving Him / Soul Power / Shreveport 1973



Friday, November 25, 2016

She Knows Her Playlists

You bug me, baby… in a good way!

Coffeetime, November 25, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Benny Golson / Groovin’ with Golson / The Stroller / New Jazz / 8.28.59
Max Roach / Parisian Sketches / Nica / Mercury / Paris 3.2.60
The Happiness Boys / She Knows Her Onions / Victor / 8.26.26 / with Dave Kaplan on piano
Dinah Washington / Pacific Coast Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
June Christy / June’s Got Rhythm / Easy Living / Capitol / Hollywood summer 1958

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / Like Someone in Love / Verve /LA 10.16.57
Oscar Peterson / Night Train / I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good / Verve / LA 12.15 & 16.62
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / I Cover the Waterfront / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Andy Alona’s Novelty Four / Paahana / Columbia / 1.14.29
Red Perkins & his Dixie Ramblers / My Baby Knows How / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 5.5.31
The Three Sharps and A Flat / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Decca / 1.18.39
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / I Want a Little Girl / Modern [unissued] / LA 1947

set 3
Bennie Green / Walking Down / But Not for Me / Prestige / 5.29.56
Kenny Burrell / How About You / Blue Note / 3.12.56
Camille Howard / Schubert’s Serenade Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51
The Mills Brothers with Ella Fitzgerald / Dedicated to You / Decca 2.3.37
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / But Not Mine / Columbia / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Buddy Greco / My Last Night in Rome / Autumn in Rome / Epic / 1964

set 4
Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra / Music for Hi-Fi Bugs / For Hi-Fi Bugs / EmArcy / LA 7.10.56
Joe Newman / The Happy Cats / I Never Knew / Coral / LA 1957
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet / Dinner for One / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
King Cole Trio / When You Walked Out with Shoes On / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.4.47
Jackie De Shannon / For You / Don’t Dream of Anybody But Me / Imperial / LA 1967
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Jesus Is Making Up My Dying Bed / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soulful song
Carla Thomas / Do Boys Keep Diaries / Stax [unissued] / Memphis c. 1962

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happiness is Just a Playlist Called Joe

Joe was a babe; Joe had a Babe!

Coffeetime, November 18, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Off to the Races / Lover Come Back to Me / Blue Note / 12.2.58
Kenny Dorham / K.D.’s Cab Ride (Echo of Spring) / Blue Note / 1.30.55
J.C. Higginbotham’s Big Eight / Dutch Treat / HRS (Hot Record Society) / 12.21.45
The Revelers / Lucky Day / Victor / 7.14.26
Babe Matthews with Joe Thomas’ Big Six / No Better for Ya / HRS / 2.15.46
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / Happiness Is a Just a Thing Called Joe / Riverside / 10.28.57

set 2
Walter Davis, Jr / Davis Cup / Sweetness / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Kenny Burrell / But Not for Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.29.56
Hoagy Carmichel & his Orchestra / Sing It Way Down Low / Victor / 9.1.32
Bing Crosby / You Are My Sunshine / Decca / LA 7.8.41 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Billy Eckstine / Blues for Sale / Savoy / LA 4.21.47
Bob Mitchell / Red Beans & Rice / Derby / LA 1950

set 3
Sonny Stitt / I Remember Bird / Jeepers Creepers / Catalyst / Hollywood 1977
Gene Ammons / Happiness Is a Just Thing Called Joe / Chess / Chicago 5.3.51
Frank Culley Orchestra / Ready for Action / Lenox / c. 1948–49
The Dixiaires / Sharp Mama (Don’t You Leave Me Flat) / Continental / late-1940s
Billie Holiday / You Can’t Lose a Broken Heart / Decca / 9.30.49 / duet with Louis Armstrong
Anthony Newley / Who Can I Turn To / The Beautiful Land / RCA / 1965

set 4
Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers / Fluted Columns / Pacific Jazz [World Pacific] / Hollywood 5.2.55
Bob Cooper / Coop!: The Music of Bob Cooper / Frankie & Johnny / Contemporary / LA 8.26, 27.57
Mildred Bailey / You and Your Love / Vocalion / 6.27.39 / with John Kirby’s Orchestra
Dean Martin / Dean Martin Sings / I Feel Like a Feather in a Breeze / Capitol / Hollywood 11.20.52
Dixieaires / Buckle My Shoe / Spirituals / LA 2.49

last soulful song
Eddie Holman / A Free Country / Parkway / Philadelphia 1965

Friday, November 11, 2016

Brother, Can You Spare a Playlist (2016 Style)

Those soulful Art eyes say, “Call now!”

Coffeetime, November 11, 2016, Angelynn Grant – Fundraiser Show

set 1
John Coltrane, Julian Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball & Coltrane / Grand Central / EmArcy / Chicago 2.3.59
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra
Dinah Washington / Rich Man’s Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45

set 2
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Powder Keg / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
James Moody’s Modernists / Moody’s All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.19.48
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell

set 3
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transciption / 10.28.43
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (including Oscar Moore) / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47
Chubby Newsome / Where’s The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Hildegarde / I’m Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Camille Howard / Money Blues / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51

set 5
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Last Dollar / Okeh / 5.11.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
King Cole Trio / Money Is Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 11.3.47
Peggy Lee (With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Columbia / Hollywood 7.27.42
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can’t Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45

set 6
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Cojntemporary / LA 3.28.59
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That’s All / That’s All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Checker / Checker 2.16.65

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Playlist’ll Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out

Penny for your thoughts, handsome Bobby…

Coffeetime, November 4, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Sextet / Woody’n You / Riverside / 2.25.58
Gigi Gryce / Reminiscin’ / Caravan / Mercury / 11.10.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night at Birdland, volume 2 / If I Had You / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54
Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers / I’ve Found a New Baby / HRS / 8.31.38
Noël Coward / Most of Ev’ry Day / HMV / London 10.29.34 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
The 5 Red Caps / The Boogie Beat’ll Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out / Joe Davis / 5.45
Doris Day / Day By Day / I Remember You / Columbia / LA 1956 / with Paul Weston & His Music From Hollywood

set 2
Julian Priester / Keep Swingin’ / Once in a While / Riverside / 1.11.60
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / My Ship / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Joe Roland / Creed Taylor Presents: Know Your Jazz Vol 1 / Laura / ABC-Paramount / 1956
Mary Lou Williams – Don Byas Quartet / Lullaby of the Leaves / Vogue / Paris 12.2.53
Lil Green / I’m Wasting My Time on You / Bluebird / Chicago 1.21.42
The Robins / I Found Out My Troubles / Savoy / 1.11.50 / with Johnny Otis Band
Mel Tormé / Lullaby of the Leaves / Capitol / 4.3.50 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra and the Dave Lambert Octet

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Hub-Tones / Prophet Jennings / Blue Note / 10.10.62
Lee Morgan / Charisma / Hey Chico / Blue Note / 9.29.66
Golden Gate Quartet / Grove Show Intro; Polly Wolly Doodle / radio transcription, The Groves Show / early 1940s
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not a Care in the World / Columbia [unissued] / 12.11.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Yves Montand / Paris / Le Chevalier de Paris / Columbia / 1964

set 4
Benny Carter / Aspects / Swingin’ in November / United Artists / LA 9.58
Serge Chaloff / Boston Blow-Up! / Mar-Dros / Capitol / 4.4-5.55
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Call of the Wild / Gotham [unissued] / early 1950s
Kay Starr / There’s a Lull in My Life / Standard radio transcription / LA 5.45 / with Les Paul Trio and Joe Venuti
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie / An Historic Musical First / Pennies from Heaven / Reprise / Hollywood 10.2, 3.62
Solomon Burke / I Said I Was Sorry / Atlantic / 1963
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes / That’s Enough / Specialty / Hollywood 1.20.56

last soulful song
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell / Mornin’ Glory / Capitol / Hollywood summer 1968

Friday, October 28, 2016

Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Playlist

Handsome + Handsome = 

Coffeetime, October 28, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Just One of Those Things / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55
Pete & Conte Candoli / Two for the Money / Blueing Boogie / Mercury / LA 1959
Cozy Cole & his All Stars / Comes the Don / Remington [Continental] / 11.24.44
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Autumn in New York / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Without Me, Baby / Aladdin / LA 8.21.47 / with Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Teri Thornton / Devil May Care / Detour Ahead / Riverside / 12.23.60

set 2
Zoot Sims / Zoot! / Fools Rush In / Riverside / 12.13, 18.56
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / ’Tis Autumn / Prestige / 11.27.58
Thomas [Fats] Waller / The Digah’s Stomp / Victor / 12.1.27 / with Thomas Morris & his Hot Babies
George Van Eps [or Dick McDonough] / The Chant [or Chasing a Buck] / home tape / c. 1934
Alphonso Trent & his Orchestra / I Found a New Baby / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 3.24.33 / vocal = Anderson Lacy
Dick Todd / ’Tis Autumn / Bluebird / 11.26.41 / with Leonard Joy & orchestra
Big Maybelle / Some of These Days / Savoy / 8.13.59

set 3
Jackie McLean / Jackie’s Bag / Blue’s Inn / Blue Note / 1.18.59
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.31.56
Charlie Parker / Just One of Those Things / Mercury / 3.31.54
The Modernaires / Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside / radio, AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / featuring Johnny Drigg, with Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra
Al Hibbler / Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That, Baby / Decca / 1.17.58

set 4
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Mediolistic / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Al Caiola & his Orchestra / Guitars, Woodwinds, and Bongos / Too Marvelous for Words / UA / LA 1960 / Ultra Audio Wall to Wall Stereo series
Lukewela’s Royal Hawaiians / Ami Hula Sway / radio transcription / spring 1941
Anita Boyer & her Tomboyers [King Cole Trio] / Sing You Sinners / MacGregor transcription / LA 4.44 / with Bob Dukoff on sax
Bing Crosby / Autumn Leaves / Decca / Hollywood / 9.7.50 / with Axel Stordahl & orchestra
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him / ’Tis Autumn / Atlantic / 1966
The Golden Echoes / Down on My Knees / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 4.5.49

last soulful song
James Carr / You’re Pouring Water on a Drowning Man / Goldwax / 1966

Friday, October 14, 2016

Foggy Playlist

All aboard the happiest train!

Coffeetime, October 14, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Max Roach / Deeds, Not Words / It’s You or No One / Riverside / 9.4.58
Pepper Adams / Jazz is Busting Out All Over / Stop / Savoy / 11.12.57
J. C. Heard & his Orchestra / Rhythm Time / Bouncing for Barney / Remington [Continental] / 3.20.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Betty Co-Ed / Victor / 6.25.30
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Friendship / Decca / LA 1.11.47
Anita O’Day / All the Sad Young Men / Night Bird / Verve /10.16.61

set 2
Randy Weston / Jazz á la Bohemia / Once in a While / Riverside / live, Café Bohemia, 10.14.56
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Contemporary / LA 1.14.58
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans / Rhapsody in Blue / Columbia / 5.28.35 / with Larry Adler on harmonica
The Boswell Sisters / That’s What I Like About You / Victor / LA 7.20.30 / with Jackie Taylor & his Orchestra 
Kay Starr / Allez-Vous-En / Capitol / Hollywood 4.15.53
Freddy King / I’m Tore Down / Federal / Cincinnati 1.18.61

set 3
Bob Brookmeyer / Brookmeyer & Guitars [The Street Swingers] / Arrowhead / Kimberly [World Pacific] / 12.13, 16.57
Booker Little / The Defiant Ones / Jewel’s Tempo / UA / 10.58
Brew Moore & his Playboys / Blue Brew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Connee Boswell / Sunrise Serenade / Decca / LA 4.25.39 / with Ray Sinatra & his Orchestra
Delta Rhythm Boys / Do You Care / transcription / 1941
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Skylark / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Red Callender / Callender Speaks Low / Foggy Day / Crown / Hollywood 10.28.56 
The Joe Newman Septet / The Midgets / The Late Late Show / RCA / 7.8.56
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Dinah / Okeh / 3.28.28 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Lonesome Me / radio, Associated Transcription No. 60 / 8.7.39
Lulu / Sings To Sir With Love / You and I / Epic / London 1968
Golden Gate Quartet / Hide Me in Thy Bosom / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
The Fascinations / I Can’t Stay Away from You / Mayfield / 1967