Friday, May 01, 2015

A Playlist Is a Necessary Evil

Making good music together.
Coffeetime, May 1, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / Four Strings / Blue Note / 5.19.57
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Late Show / Columbia / 4.5.56
Red Nichols & his Charleston Chasers / Five Pennies / Columbia / 9.6.27
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Until Today / Decca / Hollywood 8.6.36 / vocal = Perry Como
Jesse Stone & his Orchestra / Cole Slaw / RCA Victor / 4.19.49
Ella Fitzgerald / Bewitched / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

set 2
Bill Evans / The Soul of Jazz Piano [Everybody Digs Bill Evans] / Peace Piece / Riverside / 12.15.58
Stanley Turrentine / Jubilee Shout!!! / My Ship / Blue Note / 10.18.62
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / After Hours / RCA Victor / 6.10.40
Cleo Brown / Is Jenny Getting Any, Anymore? / Hollywood Hot Shots / Hollywood circa 12.36 
Hoagy Carmichael / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Decca / Hollywood 4.7.46
Pearl Bailey / The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings / A Man Is a Necessary Evil / Mercury / 1956

set 3
Pony Poindexter / [Pony’s Express] / Lanyop (alt take) / Epic / 2.16.62
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Four Bars Short / Savoy / 1.31.49
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Please Be Kind / Bluebird / 3.9.38 / vocal = Martha Tilton
The Orioles / Tell Me So [version 2] / Jubilee / 4.49
Joseph “Mr. Google Eyes” August / Life Can Be a Hard Road to Travel / Columbia / c. 12.49 / with Billy Ford & his Musical V-8’s
Bobby Short / Speaking of Love: The Songs of Bobby Short / At Long Last Love / Atlantic / 1958

set 4
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / Moten Swing / Fantasy / Berkeley 6.6.55
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / Blowin’ Country  / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18-19.58
Peggy Lee / I Should Care / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra 
The Marquees / Rock My Blues Away / Gotham [unissued] / mid-1950s
Anthony Newley / Newley Recorded / This Is the Beginning of the End / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1966
Kansas City Gospel Singers / Trouble All About My Soul / Swing Time / LA 11.50

last soulful song
The Drifters / Dance With Me / Atlantic / 1959

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ain't No Playlist Like One I've Got

I like *you*, Gene Kelly!

Coffeetime, April 24, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Two Bones / Slide’s Ride / Blue Note / 1.22.58 
Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd / Out of this World / Bird House / Warwick / 3.2.61 
Rex Stewart’s Big Seven / Cherry / HRS / 7.23.40
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Love Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues / Okeh / 9.18.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew 
The Red Caps Trio / Get Off That Kick / Joe Davis / LA 2.45 
Sarah Vaughan / After Hours at the London House / Speak Low / Mercury / live, London House, Chicago 3.7.58

set 2
Hampton Hawes / Hampton Hawes Trio / These Foolish Things / Contemporary / LA 6.28.55
Kenny Dorham / The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album / Lazy Afternoon / [Xanadu] / 1.10.60
Bill Harris / Great Guitar Sounds / Ol’ Man River / Mercury / 1960
Joe Venuti / Estrellita / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / LA 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
Turner Parrish / Trenches / Gennett / 1.13.32
Bing Crosby & the Merry Macs / Dolores / Decca / Hollywood / 3.5.41
Tubby “Tab” Smith aka Tab [Talmadge] Smith & his Orchestra / Trunk Packed Up / Queen / circa 9.45 / vocal = Hester Lancaster 
T-Bone Walker & his Band / I Walked Away / Imperial / LA circa 9.50

set 3
McCoy Tyner /  Today and Tomorrow / Three Flowers / Impulse! / 2.4.64
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Cotton Top / Savoy / 1.31.49
Betty Hutton / A Square in the Social Circle / Capitol / Hollywood 1945 / from 1945 Paramount Pictures movie The Stork Club
The Charioteers / When I Grow Too Old to Dream / Columbia [Harmony] / 12.47
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / These Foolish Things / Impulse! / 9.24.64

set 4
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Makin’ Whoopee / Contemporary / LA 2.24.56
Mundell Lowe / A Grand Night for Swinging / It's a Grand Night for Swinging / Riverside / 3.7.57
Chu Berry “Little Jazz” Ensemble / Forty Six West Fifty Two / Commodore / 11.10.38
Una Mae Carlisle / You and Your Heart of Stone / Joe Davis / 8.8.44 
Gene Kelly / soundtrack to It’s Always Fair Weather / I Like Myself / MGM / Hollywood spring, summer 1955
The Southern Sons / There’s a Leak in this Old Building / Bluebird / 10.29.41

last soulful song
Four Tops / Keeper of the Castle / Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got) / ABC Dunhill / LA 1972

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clownin' the Playlist

April showers bring…Guétary!
Coffeetime, April 17, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Joe Henderson / Mode for Joe / Granted / Blue Note / 1.27.66
Jackie McLean & John Jenkins / Alto Madness / Windy City / Prestige / 5.3.57
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Poor Little Rich Girl / radio transcription / 1947 
Noël Coward / The Dream Is Over / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 5.15.28 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
Linda Hopkins / Three Time Loser / Crystalette / LA 1954 / with the Red Callender Orchestra
Anita O’Day / All the Sad Young Men / The Ballad of the Sad Young Men / Verve /10.16.61 

set 2
Chet Baker / In Milan / My Old Flame / Jazzland / Milan 9.25.59
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / A Room with a View / Fantasy / 1957
Cozy Cole All Stars / Just One More Chance / Keynote / 2.22.44
Julia Lee / Won’t You Come Over to My House / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.8.29 / with = George Lee’s Novelty Singing Orchestra 
Boots [Clifford "Boots" Douglass] & his Buddies / Sweet Girl / Victor / San Antonio 2.25.36
Georges Guétary / Mon P’tit Bouquet de Fleurs / Pathé / Paris 1949
Flairs / (Why Do) I Love You? / Crown / LA 1963 

set 3
Gene Ammons / The Happy Blues / Can’t We Be Friends / Prestige / 4.23.56
The Ink Spots / Stairway to the Stars / radio broadcast, NBC affiliate WFIL / Philadelphia 7.12.39 
Jo Stafford & her Men of Jazz / I’m Comin’ Virginia / V-Disc 895A / 1945
Fred Astaire / Easy to Dance With / I Used to Be Color Blind / Verve / LA 3.27.57 / with Buddy Bregman’s Orchestra 

set 4
Shorty Rogers / Chances Are it Swings / It’s Not for Me to Say / RCA (Living Stereo) / Hollywood 12.12, 20.58
The Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio / Clownin’ the Frets / Okeh / 4.6.28
Oscar Alemán Trio / Dear Old Southland / Swing / Buenos Aires 4.5.39 / vocal = Wilson Myers
Kay Starr / Betcha I Getcha / Standard transcription/ 5.45 / with Les Paul & his Trio and Joe Venuti
Elvis Presley / Elvis for Everyone! [also Elvis By Request] / Summer Kisses, Winter Tears / RCA Victor / Hollywood 8.8.60 / unused song from 20th Century Fox movie Flaming Star 
The Sallie Martin Singers / He’s Able to Carry Me Through / Specialty / Hollywood 12.15.50

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / The Gene Chandler Situation / Bright Lights and You, Girl / Mercury / 1970

Friday, April 10, 2015

My Heart is a Playlist

Dean Martin, Dream With Dean
Dreamy…

Coffeetime, April 10, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Oliver Nelson / Screamin’ the Blues / The Drive / New Jazz / 5.27.60
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / Stretchin’ Out [alt take] / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Don Albert & his Orchestra / Deep Blue / Vocalion / San Antonio 11.18.36
Annette Hanshaw / If I Had a Boy [Girl] Like You / Harmony / 6.16.30
Mabel Scott / Wailin’ Daddy / Brunswick / LA 3.17.52
Dinah Washington / Dinah / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / 11.11.55

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings / Shadows / Crown / 1960
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Leila / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.18.58
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France / Blues / Swing / Paris 10.1.40
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / I’d Love It / Victor / 11.5.29 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful / Victor / 11.29.35
Gene Phillips / I Owe Everybody / Combo [unissued] / LA 1953 / with Jack McVea & his Orchestra
“Palmer” / Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad / Combo [unissued] / LA early 50s
Otis Rush / Three Times a Fool / Cobra / Chicago late 50s

set 3
Donald Byrd / [At the Half Note Café] / Chant / Blue Note [unissued] / live, Half Note, 11.11.60
Milt Jackson Sextet / Fiesta / Savoy / Chicago 2.48
Ella Mae Morse / Shoo-Shoo Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 10.20.43 / with Dick Walters & his Orchestra
The Ravens / Time Takes Care of Everything / Columbia / 10.19.50 
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / I’ll Buy That Dream / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / Delirium / Contemporary / LA 1.14.58
Larry Adler Plays Paris Pops / My Heart Is a Violin / Angel / 1953
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Martha Davis / Experience / Coral / 5.10.51
Bobby Darin / Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie / Sunday in New York / Capitol / LA 9.17.64
The Soul Stirrers / I Have a Right to the Tree of Life / Specialty / Hollywood 2.24.50

last soulful song
Mad Lads / Make Room / Volt / Memphis 1968 

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