Friday, February 05, 2016

Playlist of Many Colors

A lovely song by a lovely woman

Coffeetime, February 5, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / [Ritual] / Little T (unissued) / Pacific Jazz / 1.14.57
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Noel Coward / I’ll See You Again / HMV / London 3.24.38
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Azure-Té / Decca / 4.30.52
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60

set 2
Hank Mobley / Hi Voltage / No More Goodbys / Blue Note / 10.9.67
John Coltrane / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane / Little Brown Book / Impulse! / 9.26.62
Kansas City Five / Good Mornin’ Blues / Commodore / 3.18.38
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Little Buttercup (I'll Never Be the Same) / Parlophone / 6.10.31 
Bing Crosby / It’s Easy to Remember / Decca / Hollywood 2.21.35 / with George Stoll & his Orchestra, The Rhythmettes & Three Shades of Blue
Delta Rhythm Boys / Dry Bones / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / RCA Victor / 1952
Pearl Bailey / Pearl Bailey Sings for Adults Only / Josephine / Roulette / 1960

set 3
Lee Morgan / Cornbread / Ceora / Blue Note / 9.18.65
Teddy Wilson / The Impeccable Mr. Wilson / Honeysuckle Rose / Verve / 9.13.56
Charlie Parker / Bird of Paradise [All the Things You Are] / Dial / 10.28.47
The Basin Street Boys / Josephine / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with the Eddie Beal Trio (including Lucky Thompson)
Kay Starr / There’s a Lull in My Life / Standard radio transcription / LA 5.45 / with Les Paul Trio and Joe Venuti
Yves Montand / Yves Montand Sings / Fleur-de-Seine / Decca [Odeon in France] / Paris / 1950 / with Bob Castella et Ses Rythmes

set 4
Curtis Counce / You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce / Too Close for Comfort / Contemporary / LA 5.13.57
Oscar Moore / I'll Remember You / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Jo Stafford / I’ll Be Seeing You / V-Disc 262-B / Hollywood 11.21.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Perry Como & Betty Hutton / A Bushel and a Peck / RCA Victor / Hollywood 9.12.50
Ricky Nelson / More Songs by Ricky / I’d Climb the Highest Mountain / Imperial / LA 4.12.60
Elvis Presley / Forget Me Never / RCA / Hollywood 11.7.60
The Pilgrim Travelers / Angels Tell Mother / Specialty / Hollywood 7.21.51

last soulful song
Dolly Parton / Coat of Many Colors / live, Top of the Pops / London (?) late 60s

Friday, January 29, 2016

Crying and Singing the Playlist


Vegan pizza?! Aww, Frankie, thanks!

Coffeetime, January 29, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone / The Court / Warwick / 12.60
Jimmy Heath / The Quota / Thinking of You / Riverside / 4.61
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Concerto for Tenor / radio broadcast / 5.22.44
Six Men & a Girl / Zonky / Varsity / 1.26.40
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Picture Me Without You / Decca / Chicago 9.27.36 / vocal = Perry Como 
Mabel Scott / Elevator Boogie / Exclusive / LA 12.47 
Frances Faye / I’m Wild Again / Medley: Little Girl Blue; Where or When; Embraceable You; Exactly Like You; I Don’t Know Why; My Funny Valentine; Bewitched / Bethlehem / 1955

set 2
Victor Feldman / Transatlantic Alliance / The Gypsy [alt take] / Tempo / London 3.1.57
Kenny Burrell / Blue Lights / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.14.58
The Basie-ites / When I Think About Lovin’ You / Jubilee / 1962
Boyd Senter & his Senterpides / Smiles / Victor / Hollywood 6.13.30 
Mildred Bailey / Scrap Your Fat / V-Disc 135-B / 11.4.43 / with Teddy Wilson
Little Esther / Crying and Singing the Blues / Federal / 3.21.51 / with Earl Warren Band
Frankie Laine / Rockin’ / Baby, That Ain’t Right / Columbia / 1957 / with Billy May & his Orchestra

set 3
Teddy Edwards / It’s All Right! / The Cellar Dweller / Prestige / 1967
George Benson / The New Boss Guitar / Will You Still Be Mine / Prestige / 1964
Charlie Parker / Quasimodo / Dial / 11.17.47
Maxine Sullivan / Molly Malone / radio broadcast, AFRS Jubilee / Hollywood 6.21.44 / masters of ceremony Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman, with Jimmy Lunceford & his Orchestra
The Ink Spots / The Gypsy / Decca / Hollywood 2.19.46
Frank D’Rone / After the Ball / Warm All Over / Mercury / 1960

set 4
Benny Carter / Jazz Giant / How Can You Lose / Contemporary / LA 10.7.57
Art Pepper / The Breeze and I / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57
George Wettling / George Wettling’s Jazz Trio / Louise / Kapp / 1956  https://youtu.be/3vLBPM356Io 
Frank Sinatra / I’ve Got the World on a String / Capital / Hollywood 4.30.53 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
The Platters / Where or When / TV broadcast, The Ed Sullivan Show / 8.2.59
The Soul Stirrers / Come and Go to That Land [alt take] / Specialty / Hollywood 7.10.53

last soulful song
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose / I’m Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore / United Artists / Music Factory, Miami 1972

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lawdy Miss Playlist


Je ne peux pas vous résister, Jean.
Coffeetime, January 22, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / Three Way Split / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Sam Jones / The Chant (Sam Jones Plus 10) / Off-Color / Riverside / 1.13, 26.61
Napoleon's Emperors / Mean to Me / X [Victor] / 5.14.29 
[Whispering] Jack Smith / To Be in Love (Espesh’lly with You) / Victor / 5.8.29 / with Leonard Joy & the Victor Orchestra
La Verne Ray / Yes, He Did / Jubilee / 1949
Sarah Vaughan / No Count Sarah / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / EmArcy / 8.6-8.57

set 2
Ben Webster / The Soul of Ben Webster / When I Fall in Love / Verve / c. 7.58
Milt Hinton / The Rhythm Section / Polka Dots and Moonbeams / Epic / 1956
Ron Crotti Trio / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Night We Called It a Day / Fantasy / 1955
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Until the Real Thing Comes Along / Victor / 8.1.36 
Frankie Laine / Mr. Rhythm / Lullaby in Rhythm / Columbia / 1951 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra / Dancetime with Cugat / La última noche / RCA Victor / 1953 / vocal = Juan Guerrero
Chuck Willis & his Orchestra / Lawdy Miss Mary / Okeh / 12.17.54

set 3
Booker Little / The Grand Valse / Time / 4.13.60 
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb / Very Saxy / Fourmost / Prestige / 4.29.59
Tadd Dameron Band / Tiny’s Blues / Jazzland / live, Royal Roost 1948
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Kentucky Babe / Varsity / 12.47
Jo Stafford / I Wanna Be Loved / radio transcription, AFRS Melody Hour #333 / Hollywood 10.9.50 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra and introduced by Dick Haymes
Jean Sablon / Je Tire Ma Révérence / HMV/Pathé Marconi / Paris early 1960s

set 4
Cannonball Adderley / & the Poll-Winners / Azule Serape / Riverside / Fugazi Hall, San Francisco 5.21.60
Charlie Ventura / Bugle Call Rag / Clef / 3.7.51
Russ Columbo / When You’re in Love / Decca / Hollywood 8.31.34 / with Jimmie Grier & his Orchestra
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé's California Suite / Got the Date on the Golden Gate / Bethlehem / LA 3.7.57 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Marty Paich
Highway QC’s / I’ll Trust His Words / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1957

last soulful song
Leroy Hutson / Don’t It Make You Feel Good / Curtom / Chicago 1976

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dancing with My Playlist

Pretty Ida gazes skeptically at Nat

Coffeetime, January 15, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / Bags & Trane / Three Little Words / Atlantic / 1.15.59
Lucky Thompson / Translation / ABC-Paramount [Impulse!] / 12.12.56
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Wire Brush Stomp / Okeh / 6.2.38 
Henry Allen & Coleman Hawkins & their Orchestra / [I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My] Sister Kate / Brunswick/Banner [unissued] / 3.27.33/7.21.33
Billy Cotton & his Band / Dancing with My Shadow / Regal Zonophone / London 1.19.35 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Amos Milburn / Roomin’ House Blues / Aladdin / LA 7.13.49
Lorez Alexandria / The Sensational Voice of Lorez Alexandria / Angel Eyes / Sing / Chicago 2.59

set 2
Horace Silver / The Stylings of Silver / My One and Only Love / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Short Story / EmArcy / LA 3.7.58
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra / Castle Rock / My Reward / Verve [Norgran] / 1.15.51
The Ramblers O.L.V. Theo Uden Masman / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Decca / Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 2.24.38
The Cats & the Fiddle / In the Midst of a Dream / Bluebird / Chicago 9.40
Bing Crosby / Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around… / Prisoner of Love / Decca / Hollywood 4.17-18.56
Dakota Staton / Time to Swing / Avalon / Capitol / Hollywood 1959 

set 3
Duke Pearson / The Right Touch / Rotary / Blue Note / 9.13.67
McCoy Tyner / Inception / Blues for Gwen / Impulse! / 1.11.62
Teddy Charles / So Long Broadway / Prestige / LA 2.20.53 
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / The Walls Keep Talking / Okeh / Chicago 8.28.41/8.20.41 / vocal = Anita O’Day & Roy Eldridge 
The Four Buddies / I Will Wait / Savoy / 10.12.50 
Dean Martin / Pretty Baby / It’s Easy to Remember / Capitol / Hollywood 1.28.57 

set 4
Lester Young & Teddy Wilson / Pres and Teddy / Prisoner of Love / Verve / 1.13.56
The Jazzpickers / For Moderns Only / Yardbird Suite / EmArcy / 5.3.57
King Cole Trio / Them There Eyes / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.12.44 / vocal = Ida James
B.B. “Blues Boy” King & his Orchestra / The Woman I Love / RPM / Memphis 1953
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Look Around / Batucada / A&M / Hollywood 1967
Swan Silvertones / Jesus Is a Friend of Mine / Vee-Jay / 1959

last soulful song
The Contemplations / Alone with No Love / Dontee / Washington DC 8.19.69 

Friday, January 08, 2016

Who Wants Playlist?


Happy and smooth-y

Coffeetime, January 8, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / Ferris Wheel / Candid / 9.27.60 
Julian Priester / Keep Swingin’ / The End / Riverside / 1.11.60
Gigi Gryce / Smoke Signal / Savoy / 10.22.55
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Back in Your Own Back Yard / Victor / 1.28.28 
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / To Whom It May Concern / Victor / 11.17.30 / vocal = Lois Deppe 
The James Quintet / Bewildered / Coral / 1949 
Cathy Hayes / It’s All Right with Me / You Don’t Know What Love Is / HiFi Records / LA 1959

set 2
Chet Baker / Chet / If You Could See Me Now / Riverside / 12.30.58
Teddy Charles / On Campus! / These Foolish Things / Bethlehem / Yale University, New Haven 11.21.59 
Trigger Alpert / Trigger Happy! / I Don’t Want to Be Alone Again / Riverside / 11.30.56
Larry Adler / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Regal Zonophone/Columbia / London 12.12.34 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra 
Kalama’s Quartet / When the Sun Goes Down / Okeh / 10.20.29 [ https://youtu.be/SL9xnb0T2AE ]
Little Milton / Alone and Blue / Sun / Memphis 7.28.53
Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington / Blue Rose / I’m Checkin’ Out, Goombye / Columbia / 1.23, 27.56 [Duke] and LA 2.8, 11.56 [Rosemary] 

set 3
Horace Parlan / Happy Frame of Mind / Home Is Africa / Blue Note / 2.14.63
Charlie Parker / Cool Blues / WHDH radio broadcast / live, Storyville, Boston 9.22.53
The Spirits of Rhythm / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 10.24.33 
The Smoothies / I Must Have One More Kiss Kiss Kiss / Bluebird / 8.23.39 / with Hal Kemp & his Orchestra
Stan Getz & João Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / Vivo Sohando / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = João Gilberto

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Four! / Yardbird Suite / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58
Quincy Jones / The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones / Lester Leaps In / EmArcy / 11.4.59
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Who Wants Love? / Vocalion / 9.13.37
Fred Astaire / By Myself / from MGM movie, The Band Wagon / Hollywood 1953
The Wallace Brothers / Love Me Like I Love You / Sims / Muscle Shoals 1964
Sunset Jubilee Singers / Rasslin’ Jacob / Okeh / 6.51

last soulful song
Gladys Knight & the Pips / The Makings of You / Buddah / 1974

Friday, January 01, 2016

A Slow Hot Playlist


Look, Benny! It’s 2016!
Coffeetime, January 1, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
John Coltrane / Coltrane Jazz / Little Old Lady / Atlantic / 12.24.59
Paul Gonsalves / Gettin’ Together / Walkin’ / Jazzland / 12.20.60
Clifford Brown Big Band / Brownskins / Vogue [Prestige] / Paris 9.28.53
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / (Trouble Ends) Out Where the Blue Begins / Decca / 9.27.36 / vocal = Perry Como
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / Hour After Hour / Apollo / LA 11.2.45
Ruth Price / My Name Is Ruth Price; I Sing! / Ev’ry Time / Kapp / 1955 

set 2
Booker Ervin / The Song Book / Yesterdays / Prestige / 2.27.64 
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Cheryl Ann / Contemporary / LA 4.17.56
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli et le quintette du Hot Club de France / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) / RCA / Rome winter 1949
Don Redman & his Orchestra / I Gotcha / Bluebird / 12.6.38 
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / That’s the One for Me / Specialty / Hollywood 2.15.51  / vocal = Candy Rivers & Joe Liggins
James Melton / June in January / radio broadcast, prob. The Firestone Hour / 1934
The Robins / All I Do Is Rock / Crown / LA 12.53 
Benny Payne / Sunny Side Up / Kapp / 1956 / with the Mundell Lowe All-Stars

set 3
Kenny Dorham / The Arrival of Kenny Dorham [The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album] / Song of Delilah / Jaro International [Xanadu] / 1.10.60
Freddie Redd / San Francisco Suite / Minor Interlude / Riverside / 10.2.57 
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Roy Rides / Specialty / Hollywood 8.1.47 
Maxine Sullivan / Skylark / unknown label / 1947 / with Ellis Larkins Trio
Mills Brothers / You Always Hurt the One You Love / Decca / 1944
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / A Slow Hot Wind / Impulse! / 9.24.64

set 4
Johnny Smith / The Johnny Smith Foursome / Potters Luck / Roost / 3.18.57 
Dave Pell / Dave Pell Octet Plays Burke & Van Heusen / Mountain Greenery / Kapp / 1956 
Lynn Hope / Broken Hearted / Aladdin / 3.13.53 
Etta Jones / What Ev’ry Woman Knows / Victor / 10.8.47 / with Luther Henderson & his Orchestra
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / The Darktown Poker Club / Ara / Hollywood 1945
Jerry Butler / Just a Little Bit / Vee Jay / Chicago 1963
Golden Gate Quartet / The Sun Didn't Shine / Okeh / 5.25.41

last soulful song
The Van Dykes / Doin’ the Best I Can / Mala [unreleased] / c. 1966

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's Playlist Time All Over the World

I just love this cover. It’s part of my Xmas decorations.

Coffeetime, December 18, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959 
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra / Christmas Night in Harlem / Vocalion / 3.23.34
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 1950 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens / White Christmas / Snow / Decca / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orchestra and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie

set 2
Charles Schultz /A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack / dialogue snippet / Buena Vista / LA 1977 / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal); / Fantasy / LA 1965 
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller  
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972 
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / 10.66
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 1936 / vocal = Three Sisters http://youtu.be/PKpW7SdxhRE
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / LA 1973
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / 1957 
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965 

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / LA 6.14.46
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Capitol Promo)  / Capitol / LA 9.17.47 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soul (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67