Friday, June 17, 2016

Was That the Playlist Thing to Do

Mae eyes some candy

Coffeetime, June 17, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider / Blue Lace / Blue Note / 5.27.61
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / Free Flight / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
Glen Gray Orchestra / Casa Loma Stomp / Victor / 2.17.33 
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Was That the Human Thing to Do / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Bill Moreing
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Orchestra / Why’d You Do It, Baby / Hollywood 12.8.47
Ella Fitzgerald / These Are the Blues / You Don’t Know My Mind / Verve / 10.29.63

set 2
King Curtis / The New Scene of King Curtis / Willow Weep for Me / New Jazz / 4.21.60
Duke Pearson / Hush! / Friday’s Child / Jazzline / 1.12.62
Secco Selichson / Gyspy Violin / Decca / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 2.38
Mae West / A Guy What Takes his Time / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.7.33 / from the Paramount Picture, She Done Him Wrong
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Used to Be Color Blind / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38 / vocal = Tony Pastor
Danny Kaye / Let’s Not Talk about Love / Columbia / 1941 / from the Broadway musical Let’s Face It
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie / Manufacturers of Soul / Uptight / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.3-4.68

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash! / Fever / Verve / 7.25.63
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / No Heat / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58  
Max Roach Quartet / Maximum / Vogue / Paris 5.15.49
Basin Street Boys / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Lucky Thompson Orchestra
Margaret Whiting / You’re an Old Smoothie / Capitol / LA 11.25.47 / with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / My Old Flame / London [Decca] / Glasgow 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Getz at Large  / Land’s End / HMV / Copenhagen 1.14-15.60
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / An Air for the Heir / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
Ethel Waters / I Surrender Dear / radio transcription /  12.15.32
B.B. King / The B.B. Jones / soundtrack to Palomar Pictures, For Love of Ivy / ABC Records / LA 3.68
The Charioteers / In My Savior’s Care / radio transcription / Hollywood early 1940s

last soul song
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes / To Be True / Where Are All My Friends / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1974

Friday, June 10, 2016

Burnt Playlist and Black Coffee (Redux!)

Don't look at me like that, señor.
Coffeetime, June 10, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Pullin’ Strings / Contemporary / live at The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.24.59
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Chick Webb & his Orch / Harlem Congo / Decca / 11.37
Al Bowlly / Save the Last Dance for Me / Durium / 3.32 / with Roy Fox & his Band; Durium were cardboard records you could buy at a newstand
Ella Mae Morse / The Patty Cake Man / Capitol / 6.21.44 / with Paul Weston Orchestra
The Robins / I’m Living OK / Savoy / LA 2.13.50
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / I Didn’t Know About You / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

set 2
Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette / The Chase Is On / When the Blues Come On / Bethlehem / 9.8.57
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / Gone With the Wind / Prestige / 4.13.56
Chu Berry “Little Jazz” Ensemble / Body and Soul / Commodore / 11.10.38
Bette Davis / They’re Either Too Young or Too Old / soundtrack, Warner Brothers movie Thank Your Lucky Stars / Hollywood 1943
Delta Rhythm Boys / La Cucaracha / radio transcription / 1941
Mike Pedicin / Burnt Toast and Black Coffee / King / 1961

set 3
Cannonball Adderley / Them Dirty Blues / Work Song [alternate take 3] / Riverside / 2.1.60
Frank Foster / No Count / Serenata / Savoy / 3.5.56
Charlie Parker / Donna Lee [original take 4] / Savoy / 5.8.47
Betty Hutton / What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For / Capitol / Hollywood 1945 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & “male quartet”
The Ravens / I’ve Been a Fool / National / 12.49
Yves Montand / France’s Formidable Yves Montand / Sanguine (Joli Fruit) / Odéon / Paris early 1954

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Mexican Passport / Contemporary / LA 8.2.55
Benny Carter / Swingin’ the ’20s / Just Imagine / Contemporary / LA 11.2.58
Ben Smith / Travelin’ Papa / Apollo / 10.46
Linda Hopkins / Shiver and Shake / Atco / 6.12.57
Dean Martin / Dino Latino / Tangerine / Reprise / arranged & conducted by Don Costa / LA 1963
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / I Got It Within Me / Peacock / 1974

last soul song
Maxine Brown / Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me / Wand / 5.31.66

 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Too Many Irons in the Playlist

By hip cover illustrator and artist Ed Renfro

Coffeetime, June 3, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / Potpourri / Prestige / 4.19.57 
Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Onion Head / Jubilee / 8.9.57
Taft Jordan & the Mob / Night Wind / ARC / 2.21.35 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft_Jordan
Annette Hanshaw / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home / Harmony / 2.20.31 
Chuck Higgins & his Mellotones / Motor Head Baby / Combo / LA 11.52 / vocal = John Watson (later known as Johnny “Guitar” Watson) http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/chuckhiggins.htm
Lee Wiley / Dave Garroway Presents The Wide, Wide World Of Jazz / Stars Fell on Alabama / RCA Victor / 6.12.56 / with Deane Kincaide’s Dixieland Band 

set 2
Bobby Timmons / Soul Time / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Riverside / 8.12, 17.60
Tadd Dameron Orchestra / Dial “B” for Beauty / Prestige / 6.11.53
Lester Young / I Cover the Waterfront (take 1) / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Teddy Bunn / Bachelor Blues / Blue Note / 2.28.40
The Mills Brothers / Too Many Irons in the Fire / Decca / 1944
Jimmy Witherspoon / It / Federal / LA 6.4.53
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia! / Dindi / Warner Brothers / 1967

set 3
Wayne Shorter / Juju / Yes or No / Blue Note / 8.3.64
Cal Tjader / A Night at the Blackhawk  / Stompin’ at the Savoy / Fantasy / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco winter 1958-59
Mildred Bailey / Don’t Dally with the Devil / Vocalion / 9.21.39 / with Alec Wilder & his Orchestra and The Charioteers
The Four Aces / Ain’t It a Cryin’ Shame / Trilon / San Francisco 7.47 
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / There’s a Small Hotel / MGM / 1962

set 4
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Mountain Greenery / Contemporary / LA 12.4.56  
Clifford Brown & Art Farmer / Clifford Brown Memorial / Falling in Love with Love / Prestige / Stockholm 9.15.53 / with the Swedish All Stars
Charlie Parker & his Orchestra / Leap Frog / Clef / 6.6.50
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Roses of Picardy / Columbia / 10.25.55 
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / You Send Me / Atlantic / 1968
The Soul Stirrers / The End of My Journey / Specialty / 2.27.53

last soulful song
Al Green / Let’s Stay Together / What Is This Feeling / Hi / Memphis 1971

Friday, May 27, 2016

I Want Some Playlist Baby

Dreaming of Hoagy…

Coffeetime, May 27, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Gene Ammons / The Happy Blues / Madhouse / Prestige / 4.23.56
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Basheer’s Dream / Blue Note / 1.29.55
Bernard Addison & his Rhythm / Toledo Shuffle / Bluebird / 8.26.35
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Harlem Madness / Victor / 3.6.34 / vocal = Charles Holland 
Paul Gayten Orchestra / I Ain’t Gonna Let You In / Regal / 2.50 / duet with Annie Laurie 
Dinah Washington / Darn That Dream / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54

set 2
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / You’ll Never Know / Jazzland / 7.19.61 
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Dinky’s Mood / Prestige / 5.25.59
Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / I Can’t Get Started / Everest / 9.29.58
Napoleon’s Emperors / Anything / Victor / 5.23.29 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Doin’ the Suzie-Q / Decca / 10.27.36
The Blenders / You’ll Never Be Mine Again / Jay-Dee / 4.17.53 
Hoagy Carmichael / My Resistance Is Low / Decca / 3.1.51 / duet with Beverly Mahr, with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra and chorus

set 3
Chuck Jackson [Bobby Scott Orchestra] / Tribute to Rhythm and Blues, Volume 2 / Theme to the Blues #2 / Wand / 1966
John Jenkins & Donald Byrd / Jazz Eyes / Rockaway / Savoy / 9.10.57
Jubalaires / Rockin’ Chair / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / In the Middle of May / Columbia / 9.26.45 / vocal = Buddy Stewart & Anita O’Day
Bobby Short / Jump for Joy / I’m Confessin’ That I Love You / Atlantic / 1969

set 4
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / Mercury / 1959
Art Pepper & Conte Candoli / Mucho Calor / That Old Black Magic / Andex / Forum Theater, LA 4.24.58
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Basie Plays Hefti / Late Date / Roulette / 1958
Anita Boyer’s Tomboyers aka King Cole Trio / I’m Confessin’ / MacGregor transcription / LA 4.44
Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly / Take Me Out to the Ballgame / from the MGM movie Take Me Out to the Ballgame / Hollywood 7.22.48
Tommy Ridgley / I Want Some Money Baby / Johen / New Orleans 01.09.64
Jubalaires / Live A-Humble / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / Tribute to Rhythm and Blues, Volume 2 / Every Man Needs a Down Home Girl / Wand / 1966

Friday, May 20, 2016

Playlist in the Moonlight


Nice hat, handsome.

Coffeetime, May 20, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Caravan / Thermo / Riverside / 10.23 & 24.62 
Curtis Fuller / New Trombone / Vonce #5 / Prestige / 5.11.57
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Nona / Bluebird / 11.6.40
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / Harmony Heaven / HMV / London 4.28.30 / vocal = Wally Vernon
The Clovers / Skylark / Atlantic / 2.22.51
Annie Ross / I’m Beginning to Think You Care for Me / Dee Gee / 4.1.52

set 2
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Medley: They Say It’s Wonderful; How Deep is the Ocean; I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You; My Old Flame; Body and Soul / Atlantic / 4.3, 5.57
Johnny Otis & his Orchestra / Thursday Night Blues / Modern / Hollywood 1949 
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / Dicky Wells Blues / Swing / Paris 7.12.37
Bob Howard & his Orchestra / You Hit the Spot / Decca / 1.28.36
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra / Dancetime with Cugat / You Too, You Too? / RCA Victor / 1953 / vocal = Stuart Foster
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Blues / Papa Ain’t Salty / Atlantic / Chicago 4.21.55

set 3
James Moody / James Moody / Yesterdays / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59 
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Cruising / Riverside / 4.27.57
Stan Getz / Prezervation / New Jazz / 6.21.49
Martha Raye / Blue Skies / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944 / with Private Murray McEachern, Gene Krupa, & the Mel-Tones
The Opals / My Heart’s Desire / Apollo / 5.13.54 
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / Skylark / Atco / 1961

set 4
Gerry Mulligan / Mulligan Plays Mulligan / Roundhouse / Prestige / 8.27.51
Chet Baker / In Milan / Look for the Silver Lining / Jazzland / Milan 9.25.59
Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple & his Islanders / Tricky Fingers / radio transcription / c. 1942
Gene Autry / Paradise in the Moonlight / Vocalion / Hollywood 4.13.39 / from Republic film Rovin’ Tumbleweeds
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Toys / Liberty / LA 1967 
Gospel Five / He Woke Me Up This Morning / Cajalco / LA 1966

last soulful song
The Knight Brothers / Temptation ’Bout to Get Me / Checker / Chicago 1965

Friday, May 13, 2016

Playlist for Simon the Lionhearted

Play on, kitty.

Coffeetime, May13, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Transfiguration / Prestige / 11.9.56
Donald Byrd / The Cat Walk / The Cat Walk / Blue Note / 5.2.61 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / I’m a Fool for Loving You / Victor / Chicago 4.8.36 
Harry Roy & his Bat Club Boys / Pussy! / Oriole / The Bat Club, London 1931
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / At the Swing Cat’s Ball / Decca / 3.29.38
Morgana King / Let Me Love You / I’ll Never Smile Again / United Artists / 7.58

set 2
Jimmy Forrest / Out of the Forrest / That’s All / Prestige / 4.18.61
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / How Long Has This Been Going On? / New Jazz / 4.18.57 
Fats Waller / Poor Butterfly / Associated radio transcription / 8.7.39
Sophie Tucker / The Man I Love / Okeh / Chicago 3.9.28 / with Ted Shapiro & his Orchestra
The Cats & the Fiddle / I Miss You So / Bluebird / 12.7.39
Frank Sinatra / Over the Rainbow / V-Disc 822A: CBS radio broadcast rehearsal for “The Frank Sinatra Show” / 1.2.46 / with Axel Stordahl & orchestra, Ken Lane Singers
Bill Kenny / That’s How I Know You’re Mine / Vik / 1957

set 3
John Coltrane / Dakar / Cat Walk / Prestige / 4.20.57
Billy Taylor / Taylor Made Jazz / Day Dreaming / Argo / Chicago 11.17.57
Red Rodney’s Be-Boppers / The Young at Bop / Elevation / EmArcy / 1.29.47 
Ella Fitzgerald & her Savoy Eight / If Anything Happened to You / Decca / 4.21.39
The Charioteers / I Miss You So / Columbia / 5.15.47 / with Mitchell Ayres leading the orchestra 
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / Sail Away / Columbia / 1956

set 4
Warne Marsh / Music for Prancing / Playa del Rey / Mode / Hollywood 9.57
Shorty Rogers & André Previn / Collaboration / Ev’rything I’ve Got (Belongs to You) / RCA Victor / 3.30.54 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Keep Cool / Recorded in Hollywood / Hollywood 1954 / vocal = Mauri Jones
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Toyland / Columbia / 1955
The Wailers / The Wailing Wailers / What’s New Pussycat / Studio One / Kingston, Jamaica mid-1960s
The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones Are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soulful song
The Charmels / As Long As I’ve Got You (I’ll Never Grow Old) / Volt / 1967

Friday, May 06, 2016

If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Playlist)

“Woo-eee, this gal does a good radio show!”

Coffeetime, May 6, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / A-1 / Savoy [unissued] / 11.5.56
Art Farmer / Meet the Jazztet / It’s All Right with Me / Argo / 2.6, 9, 10.60
George Wallington / Jazz for the Carriage Trade / Our Delight / Prestige / 1.20.56
California Ramblers / Song of the Blues / Edison Diamond Disc / 8.1.29 
Annette Hanshaw / If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain) / Harmony / 10.19.28
Delta Rhythm Boys / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me / transcription / 1941
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Verve / LA 1.15.61

set 2
Paul Desmond / Imagination / RCA Victor / 3.15.62
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Too Late Now / Riverside / 10.6.59
Sir Charles Thompson / Under the Sweetheart Tree / Vanguard / 8.16.54
Joe Venuti / April in Paris / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Molly Malone / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Mel Tormé / Songs for Any Taste / Taking a Chance on Love / Bethlehem / live, Crescendo Club, LA 2.22.57

set 3
Howard Roberts / Whatever’s Fair! / The Shadow of  Your Smile / Capitol / LA 1966
Charlie Rouse / Takin’ Care of Business / Blue Farouq / Jazzland / 5.11.60
Flip Phillips–Howard McGhee Boptet / Cool / Mercury / LA 10.47 
Mills Brothers / Shine / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.16.32 / with Bing Crosby
Sarah Vaughan / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter / Musicraft / LA 11.8.47 / with Ted Dale Orchestra 
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / This Time the Dream’s on Me / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)

set 4
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper / Flute ’n Oboe / I Want to Be Happy / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 11.29.56
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson featuring Oscar Pettiford Vol.1 / OP Meets LT / ABC-Paramount / 12.11.56
Ethel Waters / Shadows on the Swanee / Brunswick / 7.18.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Peggy Lee / Oh! You Crazy Moon / Capitol / LA 4.4, 8.49
Pee Wee Crayton / You Know Yeah / Imperial / LA 10.21.54
Dean Martin / I Ain’t Gonna Lead This Life No More / Capitol / Hollywood 1959
Hightower Brothers / Jesus Will Fix It / Nashboro / Nashville 1959

last soulful song
Archie Bell & the Drells / You’re Such a Beautiful Child / Atlantic 1968