Friday, March 27, 2015

Playlist El Bongo

Mr. Milton is enumerating for us.

Coffeetime, March 27, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / Take Twelve / Raggedy Ann / Jazzland / 1.24.62
Jimmy Heath / Swamp Seed / Just in Time / Riverside / 3.11.63
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Swing / Paris 7.7.37
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / Whispers in the Dark / radio transcription / c. 1939 / vocal = Eddy Howard
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Heed My Warning / Decca / 4.13.49
Dakota Staton / Dakota / The Masquerade is Over / Capitol / 1960

set 2
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / These Foolish Things / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Budd Johnson / Let’s Swing! / Blues by Budd / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Irene Dunne / Lovely to Look At / Victor / 4.4.35 / with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra
Camille Howard & her Orchestra / Shrinking Up Fast / Specialty / Hollywood 8.2.50
Judy Holliday / Trouble Is a Man / Where Have You Been? / Columbia / 3.31.58
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia / Old Piano Roll Blues / Warner Brothers / 1967

set 3
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / The Maze / Blue Note / 5.28.62
George Van Eps / Mellow Guitar / Tango El Bongo / Columbia / LA 8.1.56
Dick Hyman / Noel Coward—A Piano Portrait By Dick Hyman [Conversation Piece] / Poor Little Rich Girl / Classic Editions [Proscenium] / 1953
The Smoothies / Breezin’ Along with the Breeze  / Bluebird / 5.17.39 
The Big Three / Reno Blues / Columbia / Chicago 12.30.47
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Oh, Baby It Scares Me / Bethlehem / 11.2.55

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / For Minors Only / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
Elmo Hope / Elmo Hope Trio / Something for Kenny / HiFi Jazz / LA 2.60
Hadda Brooks / Tootsie Timesie / Modern / 1948
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / Dance Parade / San / Columbia / 3.3.49 / with The Clooney Sisters
Little Milton / I Play Dirty / Checker / Chicago 10.16.69
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Free at Last / Decca / 7.15.37 

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Baby, I’m Yours / Staighten Up Your Heart / Atlantic / Chicago 7.9.63

Friday, March 20, 2015

Just Another Playlist

Fats Waller in Stormy Weather
Guaranteed good times with Fats, no matter what the weather.

Coffeetime, March 20, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Gigi Gryce / The Rat Race Blues / The Rat Race Blues / New Jazz / 6.7.60
Kenny Dorham / Blue Spring / Spring Cannon / Riverside / 1.20.59
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Jazznocracy / Victor / 1.26.34 
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Deep Night / Victor / 2.6.29
Tiny Bradshaw / Long Time Baby / King / Cincinnati 1.16.51
Sylvia Syms / [In a Sentimental Mood] The Fabulous Sylvia Syms / It’s Funny to Everyone but Me / [Movietone] 20th Century Fox / 1964

set 2
Red Garland / Groovy / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / 8.9.57 
Leo Parker / Let Me Tell You ’Bout It / Blue Leo / Blue Note / 9.9.61
The Ramblers / Consolation / Decca / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 4.26.37
Benny Morton Orchestra / Fare Thee Well to Harlem / Columbia / 2.23.34 / vocal = Jerry Blake
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Honeysuckle Rose (take 2) / radio transcription / 8.7.39
Little Willie John / Person to Person / King / 6.13.57

set 3
Donald Byrd / [Chant] / Sophisticated Lady / Blue Note / 4.17.61
Bennie Green / Hornful of Soul / Catwalk / Bethlehem / 12.60 
Ernie Fields & his Orchestra / 88 / Regal [unissued] / 11.29.49 
Charioteers / With Every Breath I Take / radio transcription / 1942
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Pass the Bounce / Okeh / 12.29.41 / vocal = Anita O’Day 
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / One for My Baby / Regal / Kansas City 12.50 

set 4
Chico Hamilton / South Pacific in Hi-Fi / A Wonderful Guy / Pacific Jazz / LA 1958 
Shorty Rogers & his  Giants / Cool and Crazy / Infinity Promenade / RCA Victor / LA 3.26.53
Ace Harris & his Sunset Royals / Round ’Bout Town / Vocalion / 10.25.37 
Tony Mottola & Carl Kress / Fun on the Frets / radio transcription / 1941
King Cole Trio / Just Another Blues / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44
Peggy Lee / Sugar ’n‘ Spice / I Believe in You / Capitol / 10.62 / with orchestra conducted by Benny Carter
The Famous Skylarks / Roll Jordan Roll / Nashboro / Nashville 1962

last soulful song
Mary Wells / I’m Sorry / 20th Century Fox / 7.16.65

Friday, March 13, 2015

What a Girl! What a Playlist!

Would it help if I pout?

Coffeetime, March 13, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Ernie Henry / Seven Standards and a Blues / I Get a Kick Out of You / Riverside / 9.30.57
John Coltrane / Coltrane Jazz / Like Sonny / Atlantic / 12.2.59
Kenny Burrell – Jimmy Raney / 2 Guitars / Dead Heat / Prestige / 3.5.57
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks / What a Girl! What a Night! / Victor / Chicago 11.20.28 / vocal = Joe Sanders 
Joseph “Mr. Google Eyes” August & his 4 Bars / Rock My Soul / Coleman Records / c. 1946
Julie London / London By Night / My Man’s Gone Now / Liberty / Hollywood 12.55

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / My Old Flame / Riverside / 5.27.57
Teddy Charles / Salute to Hamp / Moonglow / Bethlehem / late 1958
Wardell Gray / The Man I Love / Sunset / Hollywood 11.23.46
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith / Guitar Boogie / transcription / 1945
Joe Venuti – Eddie Lang & their All-Star Orchestra / After You’ve Gone / Brunswick / 10.22.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden 
Charlie Ventura & his Orchestra / It’s Me Again / RCA Victor / 7.20.50 / vocal = The Honeydreamers 
Laurel Watson / Kangaroo Blues / Apollo / 10.15.45 / with the Tab Smith Septette
Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Agnes Moorhead, Walter Huston, Denny Wilson, & Jackie “Butch” Jenkins / The Stanley Steamer / MGM movie soundtrack, Summer Holiday / Hollywood 7.26.46

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Mosaic / Crisis / Blue Note / 10.2.61
Tadd Dameron’s Band / Anthropology / broadcast / live, Royal Roost 8, 9.48
The Four Vagabonds / I Can’t Make Up My Mind / Atlas / Hollywood 10.45 
Martha Tilton & her V-Disc Play Fellows / Beyond the Blue Horizon / V-Disc 524B / 5.45
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / Love Is a Now and Then Thing / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)

set 4
John Graas / Jazz Studio 3 / Symphony No. 1 in F Minor: Scherzo / Decca / Hollywood 12.16.54 
Shelly Manne / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, Volume 3 / My Manne Shelly / Contemporary / LA 5.26.59
Una Mae Carlisle / Without You Baby / Joe Davis / 5.23.44
B.B. King / The Jungle / Kent / Memphis 1967
The Capitol City Stars / Jesus, I Live to Call Your Name / Tru-Sound / 5.3.62

last soulful song
Orpheus / Orpheus / Never in My Life / MGM / fall 1967

Friday, March 06, 2015

Playlist for One, Please James

The ol' over-the-shoulder pose…nice!

Coffeetime, March 6, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Mosaic / Mosaic / Blue Note / 10.2.61
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Further Definitions / Cotton Tail / Impulse! / 11.13, 15.61
Bob Crosby & his Orchestra / South Rampart Street Parade / Decca / LA 11.16.37
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / That’s When I Learned to Love You / Victor / 7.15.29
Etta Jones / Ain’t No Hurry Baby (With a Guy Like Me) / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / Be My All / Atlantic / 4.8.58

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Early Morning / Prestige Moodsville / 8.23.60
Donald Byrd / At the Half Note Cafe / When Sunny Gets Blue / Blue Note / 11.11.60
Milt Jackson Sextet / I’m in the Mood for Love / Savoy / Chicago 2.48
Fats Waller / I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling / Victor / 8.2.29 
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France / Coucou / Swing [unissued] / Paris 10.1.40 / vocal = Josette Daydé
Bob Range / I Found Out / Apollo / 9.30.49
The Ravens / My Baby’s Gone / Okeh / 10.30.50 

set 3
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Tough Tenors / Save Your Love for Me / Jazzland / 11.4 & 10.60
Lee Morgan / [Standards] / This Is the Life / Blue Note / 1.13.67
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / Dizzy Atmosphere / King / Cincinnati 1958
Boswell Sisters / Wha’d Ja Do to Me? / Brunswick / 3.19.31 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Harry James & his Orchestra / All or Nothing at All / Columbia / 8.31.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn't So / Dinner for One, Please James / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1956

set 4
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 5 The Sextet / Belle of the Ball / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 11, 12.56
Jimmy Raney / Visits Paris / Night and Day / Dawn / Paris 2.10.54
Herb Pomeroy Orchestra / Life is a Many Splendored Gig / Our Delight / Roulette / 6.3-4.57
Hoagy Carmichael / Ginger and Spice; Memphis in June / private recordings / Hoagy's home, Long Island 1939-1951 (unknown date)

Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto / Do I Make Myself Clear / Cadet / Chicago 9.65
Bill Landford & the Landfordaires / Lord I’ve Tried / Columbia / 12.49

last soulful song
Loleatta Holloway / Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over) / Aware / Atlanta / 1975

Friday, February 27, 2015

Just a Playlist Named Joe

A good hairdresser is hard to find.

Coffeetime, February 27, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Barry Harris / Luminescence! / Even Steven / Prestige / 4.20.67
Horace Silver / Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers / Hankerin’ / Blue Note / 11.13.54
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies / Peg O’ My Heart / Brunswick / 7.2.30 
Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees / P.S. I Love You / Victor / 9.9.34
Annie Laurie / Baby, What’s New? / Regal / New Orleans 9.49
Little Sylvia / Blue Heaven / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Band of Tomorrow

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Body and Soul / RCA Victor / 1.18.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Isn’t It Romantic / Jubilee / 8.9.57
Art Farmer / The Art Farmer Septet / Evening in Paris / Prestige / 6.7.54
The Capitol Jazzmen / Sugar [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 6.7.44
Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies / Oh You Pretty Woman / Bluebird / San Antonio 4.4.34
Hildegarde / Cheek to Cheek / Columbia / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Angeline / Decca / Hollywood 12.9.41 / vocal = Perry Como
Aretha Franklin / Soul ’69 / Ramblin’ / Atlantic / 9.24.68 

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Bearcat / Malice Towards None / Jazzland / winter 1961-62
Cannonball Adderley / African Waltz / Kelly Blue / Riverside / 2.61
Kai Winding [Kai's Krazy Kats] / Grab Your Axe Max / Savoy / 12.14.45
The Mills Brothers / Just a Kid Named Joe / Decca / London 8.19.38
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Green Eyes / Decca / 1941 / vocal = Helen O’Connell & Bob Eberle
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire / A Fine Romance / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.56 / with Marty Paich and his Dek-Tette

set 4
Eddie Harris / Bossa Nova / Lolita Marie / Vee Jay / 11.62 
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 4: Oboe/Flute / A Bit of Basie / Contemporary / LA 9.56
Frank Sinatra & Doris Day / There’s No Business Like Show Business / radio transcription, Your Hit Parade / 10.4.47 / with the Hit Paraders
Freddy King / I’m Tore Down / Federal / Cincinnati 1.18.61
Astrud Gilberto / Windy / Lonely Afternoon / Verve / LA 1968
Joiner’s Five Trumpets / Freedom After Awhile / J.O.B. / Chicago 6.19.52

last soulful song
The Diplomats / Accept Me / Dynamo / 1969

Friday, February 20, 2015

En El Silencio de la Playlist

I'd like to back in time and have coffee with them in their kitchen.

Coffeetime, February 20, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Jazz Messengers / Infra-Rae / Columbia / spring 1956
Yusef Lateef / Cry! – Tender / The Snow Is Green / New Jazz / 10.16.59
Rex Stewart’s Big Seven / Diga Diga Doo / HRS / 7.23.40
B.A. Rolfe & his Palais D’Or Orchestra / I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) / Edison / 12.20.28
Oran “Hot Lips” Page & his Band / I Would Do Anything for You / Decca / 1.23.40
Mildred Bailey / Gone on that Guy / Majestic / 11.20.47

set 2
Bill Evans / Sunday at the Village Vanguard / Jade Visions / Riverside / 6.25.61 
John Coltrane / Soultrane / I Want to Talk About You / Prestige / 2.7.58
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / En El Silencio de la Noche / Decca / Paris c. summer 1936
Phil Harris & Orchestra / One-zy Two-zy / Ara / Hollywood c. 11.45 / duet with 3 year-old Alice Faye Harris
Big Maybelle / I’ve Got a Feelin’ / Okeh / 1.20.54

set 3
Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff / Kirk’s Work / Kirk’s Work / Prestige / 7.11.61 
Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane / Mainstream 1958 / Wells Fargo / Savoy / 3.13.58 
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / O-Go-Mo / Savoy / 1.22.47
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Jeepers Creepers / Decca / 1.18.39 
El Dorados / My Loving Baby / Vee Jay / Chicago 6.30.54 
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim / Willie’s Blues / Youth to You / Prestige Bluesville / 12.3.59 

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus / Generique / Fantasy / 1961 
Chet Baker / Assorted Flavors of Pacific Jazz / Bockhanal / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood / 12.14.53 
Art Tatum / Deep Purple / Decca / 1939
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / The Blue Room / Okeh / 9.7.28 / vocal = Rube Bloom 
Edna McGriff / It’s Raining / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
The Zion Travelers / The Death of Jesus / Dooto / 1956

last soulful song
Lesley Gore / Look of Love / Mercury / 1964 




Friday, February 13, 2015

The Playlist I Long For

Sell it, you handsome crooner you.

Coffeetime, February 13, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Junior Cook / Junior’s Cookin’ / Myzar / Jazzland / 12.4.61
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Jazz Messengers / There But for You Go I / Vik / 3.13.57
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Rock Hill Special / Victor / Chicago 10.11.38 
Al Bowlly / You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / with the New Cumberland Dance Orchestra 
Russell Jacquet & his Yellow Jackets / Blues Á La Russ / Jewel / 9.21.46
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Cupid / Prestige / 3.23.62

set 2
Chet Baker / New Blue Horn [Chet] / Early Morning Mood / Riverside / 1.19.59 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / We’ll Be Together Again / Savoy / 7.26.55
Spirits of Rhythm / As Long As I Live / Decca / 9.11.34
Lil Armstrong & her Chicago Boys / Rock It / Gotham / Chicago / 4.4.50 
Bing Crosby / A Musical Autobiography / Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams / with Buddy Cole & his Trio / Hollywood spring 1954
Sam Cooke / Encore / Running Wild / Keen / LA 1958 / with Bumps Blackwell Orchestra

set 3
Duke Pearson / Sweet Honey Bee / Sweet Honey Bee / Blue Note / 12.7.66
Clark Terry / New Blue Horn [In Orbit] / Fluegelin’ the Blues / Riverside / 5.58
Delta Rhythm Boys / It’s So Peaceful in the Country / radio transcription / 1941
Connee Boswell / One Dozen Roses / Decca / Hollywood 3.4.42 / with Harry Sosnik & his Orchestra 
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / A Fine Romance / Clef / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / Mutual Admiration / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18-19.58
Thad Jones / Thad Jones / I’ll Remember April / Debut / 8.77.54
Baby Dodds Jazz Four / Careless Love / Blue Note / 12.26.45 
Mildred Bailey / The Love I Long For / V-Disc / 1944 / with Paul Baron & his Orchestra
Nat “King” Cole / Sweet Lorraine / NBC, Nat King Cole Show, featuring JATP / 1956
Daisy Mae [Diggs] & The Hep-Cats / Lonesome Playgirl / Gotham / Philadelphia 3.31.55
The Radio Four / Heaven Is My Goal / Nashboro [unissued] / Nashville 11.65 

last soulful song
John Gary Williams / Come What May / Truth / 1975