Friday, August 28, 2015

The Playlist Is a Silver Dollar

By Jupiter, Ray doesn’t appear on this episode. But I love him

Coffeetime, August 28, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Jackie McLean / [Street Singer] / Melonae’s Dance / Blue Note / 9.1.60
Warne Marsh / Music for Prancing / Ad Libido / Mode / Hollywood 9.57
Luis Russell & his Louisiana Swing Orchestra / Jersey Lightning / Okeh / 9.6.29 
Gray Gordon & his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra / The Moon is a Silver Dollar / radio transcription / 1939 / vocal = Cliff Grass
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Jumpin’ at the Jubilee / V-Disc 196B / Hollywood 11.43
Dinah Washington / After Hours with Miss D / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart / EmArcy / 6.15.54

set 2
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / Requiem / Atlantic / Tristano’s home studio 1954-55 
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Nancy with the Laughing Face / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Lester Young / She’s Funny That Way / Aladdin / LA 8.46
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Runnin’ Ragged / Okeh / 10.28.29
Martha Raye / Summertime / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / The Tiny Boogie / AFRS Jubilee transcription / 10.14.46 / vocal = Ernestine “Tiny” Davis (also on trumpet) 
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Sweet Talk / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Art Farmer / To Sweden with Love / Visa Vid Midsommartid (Midsummer Song) / Atlantic / Stockholm 4.30.64
Joe Wilder / Wilder ‘n’ Wilder / My Heart Stood Still / Savoy / 1.19.56
“Flip” Phillips Fliptet / Skyscraper / Signature / c. early 9.44
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra / Wish You Were Waitin’ for Me / radio broadcast, AFRS “One Night Stand” #447 / live, Hollywood Palladium 11.30.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ravens / The Whiffenpoof Song / Okeh / 8.8.51 
Matt Dennis / She Dances Over Head / Nobody’s Heart / RCA / 1955

set 4
Teddy Edwards / [Sunset Eyes] / The New Symphony Sid / Pacific Jazz / 3.21.60 
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Claude / Contemporary / LA 8.17.57
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Stan Getz & João Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = Astrud & João Gilberto
Golden Gate Quartet / Didn’t Rain / NBC Thesaurus radio program #979 / 1941

last soul song
Brenton Wood / Baby You Got It / Give It Up / Double Shot / 1967

Friday, August 21, 2015

Coming in on a Wing and a Playlist

Ray!—the highlight of the show. (Photo by the great William Gottlieb.)

Coffeetime, August 21, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / [Another Workout] / Out of Joe’s Bag / Blue Note / 12.5.61
Booker Ervin / Cookin’ / Mister Wiggles / Savoy / 11.26.60 
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Bakiff / V-Disc / Hollywood 9.17.41
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / 1.28.26
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Any Old Place with Me / Exclusive / Hollywood 12.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Candy / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Rollins Plays for Bird / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Face / Prestige / 10.5.56
Milt Jackson / Big Bags / If I Should Lose You / Riverside / 6.62
Quincy Jones / The Birth of a Band! / The Gypsy / Mercury / 6.16.59 / solo = Phil Woods
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Mighty Sweet / Perfect / 5.7.32 / vocal = Billy Banks 
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / A Porter’s Love Song / Capitol / Hollywood 8.1.46
Rosemary Clooney & Bob Hope / Protection / RCA Victor / Hollywood 3.25.59 / with the Gus Levene Orchestra
Bobby Darin / Sings Ray Charles / What’d I Say / Atco / LA 1962

set 3
McCoy Tyner / Tender Moments / Utopia / Blue Note / 12.1.67
Gildo Mahones / [I’m Shooting High] / I Never Knew [unissued] / Prestige / 8.15.63
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Artistry in Mood / King / 11.28.49
The Four Vagabonds / Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer / Bluebird / 5.26.43 
Johnny Hartman / I Just Dropped By to Say Hello / Don’t You Know I Care / Impulse! / 10.17.63

set 4
Barney Kessel / Carmen / Flowersville / Contemporary / LA 12.22.58
Curtis Counce / [Sonority] / Origin (Roll On, Stealthy Fingers) [unissued] / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58 
King Cole Trio [King Cole at the Piano] / I’m in the Mood for Love / McGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Rick Nelson / soundtrack to ABC TV production, On the Flip Side / They Don’t Give Medals (To Yesterday’s Heroes) / Decca / LA 12.66
The Christland Singers / Sell Out to the Master / Nashboro / Nashville 1955 

last soul song
Stevie Wonder / Where I'm Coming From / If You Really Love Me / Tamla / 1971

Friday, August 07, 2015

What the Playlist Needs Now

You. You who have a lot, Tom Jones!
Coffeetime, August 7, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Bill Hardman / Jackie’s Pal / Dee’s Dilemma / Prestige / 8.31.56
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Scrapple from the Apple / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Carolina Moon / Victor / 9.16.38
The Piccadilly Players / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Columbia / London 5.10.28 / vocal = unknown vocal
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Two Sleepy People / Victor / 10.13.38
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / If It’s the Last Thing I Do / Atlantic / live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA 1970

set 2
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / Carolyn / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / What Is This Thing Called Love / Prestige / 8.17.56
Joe Venuti / Body and Soul / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
The “Midnight Follies” Orchestra / Virginia / Zonophone / Hayes, Middlesex, England 9.5.24
Gene Sedric Orchestra / Music to My Sorrow / Harmonia / 8.46
Wally Mercer / Tightwad / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54
Peggy Lee / I Like Men! / Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! / Capitol / Hollywood 10.17.58

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / New Delhi / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson / Things Are Getting Better / Blues Oriental / Riverside / 10.28.58
Charlie Parker / Jazz Perennial / Blues / Verve / early 4.50
Eddy Howard & his Orchestra / Homesick, That’s All / radio broadcast transcription / live, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago 12.5.45
The Four Vagabonds / Hoe Cake, Hominy, and Sassafrass Tea / Apollo / 11.13.46 
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / Everybody Loves Somebody / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 – Oboe/Flute / A Bit of Basie / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 9.25.54
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Diane / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / I’m Shooting High / RCA Victor / 1.18.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
The El Dorados / Why Must I? / Vee-Jay [unreleased] / 11.6.57 
Tom Jones / I (Who Have Nothing) / What the World Needs Now (Is Love Sweet Love) / London 1970
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Job / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soul song
The Manhattans / It’s the Only Way / DeLuxe / 1972

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