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

Friday, February 06, 2015

Wham Re Bop Boom Playlist

Four, count ’em.

Coffeetime, January 30, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / Peckin’ Time / Blue Note / 2.9.58
John Coltrane / Giant Steps / Mr. P.C. / Atlantic / 4.1.59
Johnny Guarnieri / Exercise in Swing (take 4)  / Savoy / 4.18.44
Russ Columbo / Call Me Darling / Victor / LA 11.18.31 / with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra 
Joe Liggins & his Drops of Joy / The Washboard Special / Specialty / Hollywood 12.27.47
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Love Locked Out / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

set 2
Charlie Rouse / Yeah. / Stella by Starlight / Epic / 12.21.60
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Turquoise / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
John Hardee Sextet / Hardee’s Partee / Blue Note / 5.31.46
Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards / Somebody Loves Me / Pathé / 8.27.24
Johnny Mercer & the King Cole Trio / Save the Bones for Henry Jones (’Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat) / Capitol / Hollywood 8.20.47
Roy Brown / Hard Luck Blues / DeLuxe / Cincinnati 4.19.50
The 4 Most / The 4 Most Sing the Arrangements of Joe Derise / Ooh! Baby It Scares Me / Dawn / 1956

set 3
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Brill’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Terry Gibbs / Swing Not Spring / Begin the Beguine / Savoy / 8.28.58
The Mills Brothers / Sleepy Head / Rex / San Francisco 3.29.34
Andy Kirk & his Twelve Clouds of Joy / Wham (Wham-Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) / Decca / 1.2.40 / vocal = June Richmond 
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / It’s Mine After All / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Ben Webster / Soulville / Makin’ Whoopee / Verve / LA 10.15.57 
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Bernie’s Tune / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59
Port of Harlem Seven / Basin Street Blues / Blue Note / 6.8.39
Sophie Tucker / The Lady Is a Tramp / Decca / Hollywood 9.21.37 / with Harry Sosnik Orchestra
The Treniers / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Okeh / 5.21.51 
Highway QC’s / Teach Me / Vee Jay / Chicago 1957

last soulful song
The Topics / I Don’t Have to Cry / Carnival / 1967

Friday, January 30, 2015

You’re Getting to Be a Playlist with Me


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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1568] / Mighty Moe and Joe [alt take] / Blue Note / 6.23.57
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 / You Stepped Out of a Dream / Blue Note / 1957
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Sweet Mama / Brunswick / 10.12.29
Whispering Jack Smith / Me and My Shadow / Victor / 4.28.27 / with Dave Dreyer on piano
Harold Burrage / Way Down Boogie / Aladdin / Chicago 3.26.51 / with Jimmy Binkley & his Orchestra
Billie Holiday / Willow Weep for Me / Verve / live, Newport 7.6.57

set 2
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Deacon Joe / Blue Note / 8.4.60
Max Roach / Deeds, Not Words / Deeds, Not Words / Riverside / 9.4.58
Lorenzo Holden / Our Love Is Here to Stay / Crown / LA 1954
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Troubled Waters / Victor / Hollywood 5.9.34 / vocal = Ivie Anderson 
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Columbia / Hollywood 12.4.50 / Frank Comstock & Orchestra 
Louis Jordan / I Seen What’cha Done / Aladdin / 1.54

set 3
Prestige All Stars / Olio / Dakar / Prestige / 2.16.57 
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Strut / Prestige / 4.10.62 
Eddie Davis & his Beboppers / Just a Mystery / Savoy / 12.20.46
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Ain’t That Just Like a Man / AFRS Jubilee radio show No. 26 / Hollywood 3 & 4.43 / vocal = Teresa Harris; with master of ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Gotham’s Four Notes / Away / Gotham / 1948
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / If I’m Lucky / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Ralph Sharon / Around the World in Jazz / Ask an Alaskan / Rama / 1.9, 10 & 2.5, 7.57
Clifford Brown / Jazz Immortal / Tiny Capers / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.13.54
King Cole Trio / Easy Listening Blues / Capital / Hollywood 3.6.44
Noel Coward / Imagine the Duchess’s Feelings / HMV / London 7.41 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
Louis “Zooma Zooma!” Prima & his Orchestra / I Was Here When You Left Me / V Disc 500-B / 5.17.45 / vocal = Lily Ann Carol
El Dorados / Lights Are Low / Vee Jay / 11.6.57 
Jubalaires / Swing Down Chariot / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Major Lance / Please Don’t Say No More / Chicago 5.8.63

Friday, January 23, 2015

Playlist (Means Good Luck)

Swede sitting proper

Coffeetime, January 23, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Johnny Griffin / Introducing Johnny Griffin / Cherokee / Blue Note [unissued] / 4.17.56
John Coltrane / Blue Train / Lazy Bird / Blue Note / 9.15.57
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Lullaby in Rhythm / Victor / 4.8.38
George Hall & his Taft Hotel Orchestra / I Never Saw a Better Night / Bluebird / 07.12.35 / vocal = Dolly Dawn & Sonny Schuyler
Jesse Price & his Blues Band / You Can’t Take It with You / Capitol / LA 10.17.46
Sarah Vaughan / With Clifford Brown / Embraceable You / EmArcy / 12.16, 18.1954

set 2
Jimmy Smith / Open House / Embraceable You / Blue Note / 3.22.60
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Lotus Flower / Blue Note / 1.30.55
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 1, “The Quintets” / Day by Day / Contemporary / LA 7.9.54
The Capitol Jazzmen / In My Solitude / MacGregor transciptions / Hollywood 11.16.43
Cleo Brown / When Hollywood Goes Black and Tan / Decca / LA 11.20.35 
Jerry “Boogie” McCain / Stay Out of Automobiles / Trumpet / Jackson, MS 11.4.54
Peggy Lee / I Don't Know Enough About You / CBS radio transcription, The Summer Electric Hour / Hollywood, summer 1947 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra 
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie / It Might As Well Be Spring / I Believe in You / Reprise / LA 1964

set 3
JR Monterose / JR Monterose / Ka-Link / Blue Note / 10.21.56
Teddy Edwards / Roy’s Boys / Rex / 7.47
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / My Sister and I / transcription / Chicago 1940 / vocal = Jimmy Castle
The Ravens / Mahzel (Means Good Luck) / National / 4.23 & 24.47 
Bobby Troup / Stars of Jazz / I’m Thru with Love / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Wes’ Tune / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.18.58
Art Pepper / …The Way It Was! / The Way You Look Tonight / Contemporary / LA 2.29.60
Nat Gonella & his Georgians / Jubilee / Parlophone / 1.27.38
Helen Humes / Helen’s Advice / Discovery LA / 11.20.50 [4.51?] / with Dexter Gordon’s Orchestra 
Nancy Andrews & Phil Leeds / Christine [original Broadway cast recording] / Freedom Can Be a Most Uncomfortable Thing [reprise] / Columbia / 1960
Swan Silvertones / My Rock / Jesus Is a Friend / Specialty / Hollywood 1953

last soulful song
Stevie Wonder / Talking Book / Tuesday Heartbreak / Tamla / 1973

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Le Fête à Playlist

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Coffeetime, January 16, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Bearcat / The Middle of the Road / Jazzland / winter 1961-62
Harold Land / The Fox / One Down / Contemporary / LA 8.59
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Victor / 10.18.35
Billy Cotton & his Band / Ole Faithful / Regal Zonophone / London 11.19.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze & the band 
The Rivals / Rival Blues / Apollo / 5.9.50
Dinah Washington / Blue Gardenia / EmArcy / 3.15.55

set 2
Mal Waldron / Left Alone / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Bethlehem / 11.57
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Man with a Horn / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Sol Hoopii & his Novelty Five / Fascinating Rhythm / Decca / 1938 
Ruth Etting / Try a Little Tenderness / Banner / 2.8.33
Frank Sinatra / The Way You Look Tonight / V-Disc 116-B (CBS broadcast dress rehearsal of “Songs by Sinatra”) / 11.14.43 / with The Bobby Tucker Singers and Alex Stordahl & his Orchestra 
Lula Reed / Blue and Moody / Sample Man / King / Cincinnati 2.6.54
Yves Montand / Les Grandes Chanson (Volume II) / Le Fête à Loulou / Columbia / 1960 / avec Christiane Legrand

set 3
Lee Morgan / The Rajah / Once in My Lifetime / Blue Note / 11.29.66
Ray Charles / The Genius After Hours / I Surrender Dear / Atlantic / 11.20.56
Gene Krupa / Showcase / Clef / 9.10.53 
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Everyone But Me / radio transcription / LA early 1940s / vocal = Harriet Hilliard
The Robins / I’m Living O.K. / Savoy / LA 2.13.50 / with the Johnny Otis Quintette 
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / That’s for Me / Reprise / Hollywood 7.7.61 / with Marty Paich & his Orchestra 

set 4
Paul Horn / Jazz West Coast, Volume Five / Joe’s Tune / World Pacific / Hollywood 1959
Martial Solal / Verneuillade / soundtrack to movie L’Affaire d’une Nuit” / Columbia / Paris 1960
George Wallington / My Nephew and I / Prestige / 5.25.53
Boswell Sisters / Nights When I Am Lonely / New Orleans 3.25.25 / with Vitaly Jaques “Vic” Lubowski on piano 
Charles Brown / Get Yourself Another Fool / Aladdin / LA 11.11.48 / with Johnny Moore and Eddy Williams
Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby / Fancy Meeting You Here / Fancy Meeting You Here / RCA Victor / Hollywood 8.7.58
Paramount Singers / Work and Pray On / Duke / San Francisco 1955 

last soul song

Aretha Franklin / Runnin’ Out of Fools / I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face / Columbia