Friday, July 25, 2014

My Kind of Playlist

¡Revolución con Hairdos!

Coffeetime, July 25, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Philly Joe Jones / Showcase / Joe’s Delight / Riverside / 11.17.59
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Minority / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Muggsy Spanier & his V-Disc Dixielanders / You Took Advantage of Me / V-Disc 753-B (master take) [unissued 2nd take] / 10.22.45
The Piccadilly Players / What a Wonderful Wedding That Will Be / Columbia / London 12.5.28 / vocal = unknown vocal trio
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Fat Like That / radio transcription / Hollywood spring 1948
Anita O’Day / This is Anita / Time after Time / Verve / LA 12.7.55 / with Buddy Bregman & his Orchestra

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / You Go to My Head / Prestige / 5.18.60
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / My Funny Valentine / RCA Victor / 9.14.61
George Shearing / Summertime / MGM / 6.28.49
Morris’s Hot Babies / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Victor / 12.1.27 
Mae West / Pardon Me for Loving & Running / unknown / LA c. 1935
Buck (Washington) and Bubbles (Sublett) / Sweet Georgia Brown / Columbia  / London 10.20.36
Phil Harris / My Kind of Country / Paramount movie, Buck Benny Rides Again / Hollywood 1940
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim / Willie’s Blues / Built for Comfort / Prestige Bluesville / 12.3.59 

set 3
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Ecorah / Riverside / 10.6.59
Prestige All Stars / Tenor Conclave / Bob’s Boys / Prestige / 9.7.56
Jack McVea & his All Stars / House Party Boogie / Black & White [Comet] / LA late 1945 or early 1946
Hildegarde / Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off / Columbia / London 1937 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
The Hollywood Flames / Tabarin / Unique / Hollywood 1951 
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / They Didn’t Believe Me / Bethlehem / 10.55

set 4
Coleman Hawkins / And Confrères / Maria / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Nutmeg / Modern / LA 1945 or 1946
Johnny Mercer / Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Capitol / Hollywood 10.10.46 / with the Piped Pipers & Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / Let Me Love You Tonight / Capitol / Hollywood 1962
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia / Berimbau / Warner Brothers / 1967
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Don’t You Know the Man / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Intruders / Devil with an Angel’s Smile / Gamble / 1966

Friday, July 11, 2014

Do You Call That a Playlist

One cool cat.

Coffeetime, July 11, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Hub Cap / Plexus / Blue Note / 4.9.61
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Bohemia After Dark / Savoy / 6.26.55
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) / Okeh / 1.26.29 / vocal = Bing Crosby
The Cats & the Fiddle / Start Talking, Baby / Gotham / Philadelphia 9.49 
Sarah Vaughan / Swingin’ Easy / Lover Man / EmArcy / 4.2.54

set 2
Dexter Gordon / Our Man in Paris / Stairway to the Stars / Blue Note / 5.23.63
Milt Bernhardt / Modern Brass / London in July / RCA / 3.4.55
Marylou Williams / The Pearls / Decca / 9.14.38 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Sugar Is Back in Town / Decca [unissued] / Chenil Galleries, Chelsea, London 6.2.29
Betty Hutton / Blue Skies / Capitol / Hollywood 1945
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Do You Call That a Buddy (Dirty Cat) / Decca / 9.30.40
Yves Montand / On a Clear Day / movie soundtrack / Hollywood 1970

set 3
Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins / Cute Tomato / Savoy / 3.30.55 
Eddie Davis & his Beboppers / Spinal / Savoy / 12.20.46
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Swing Time Up in Harlem / Victor / 10.16.40 / vocal = Connie Haines
The Ravens / Old Man River / National / 4.24.47
Bobby Troup / That Darn Cat / Buena Vista / Hollywood 1965

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Ellington Suite / I'm Just a Lucky So and So / World Pacific / LA 1959
Corky Hale / Gene Norman Presents Corky Hale / London in July / GNP / 6.27.56
Jimmy Hamilton & the Duke’s Men / Blues in My Music Room / Blue Note / 11.21.45
King Cole Trio / Then I’ll be Tired of You / Capitol / Hollywood 10.28.47
Jimmie Dodd / The Mousekedance / Disneyland / Hollywood 1955
Etta James / Tell It Like It Is / Chess / Chicago 12.71
Golden Gate Quartet / Little Wheel A-Turning in My Heart / radio broadcast, NBC Thesaurus 986 / 1941

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) / Atlantic / 1973

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Playlist I Live In

A good mandolin is hard to find.

Coffeetime, July 4, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Max Roach / Max Roach + Four / Ezz-Thetic / Mercury / 9.19.56 
Curtis Counce / Exploring the Future / Dootone / 1958
Fritze Elizade & his Music / Crazy Rhythm / Brunswick / London 11.16. 28
The Radio Imps (Tom Mackey & Ed Snelle) / Under the Moon / Imperial / London 1927
Bill Johnson & his Musical Notes / Elevator Boogie / Victor / 8.6.47
Kay Starr / In a Blue Mood / Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool / Capitol / Hollywood 1956

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Caravan / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / Riverside / 10.23 & 24.62
John Coltrane / Traneing In / Slow Dance / Prestige / 8.23.57
Johnny Costa / Piano Solos / Misty / Coral / 1955
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / It’s Sad but True / Standard transcription 132 / Hollywood 1.15.41 
Ruth Etting / Don’t Tell Him What’s Happened to Me / Columbia / 8.27.30 
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Blue Skies / Specialty / Hollywood 12.47
Matt Dennis / She Dances Over Head / Give Her a Kiss / RCA / 1955

set 3
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Boy / The House I Live In / Prestige / 10.5.56 
Pete Rugolo & his All Stars / Out on a Limb / Nancy / EmArcy / LA 7.9-10.56 
Camille Howard / Song of India Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52
The Boswell Sisters / Shout, Sister, Shout / Brunswick / 4.23.31 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra http://guymcafee.com/
Tommy Dean’s Orchestra / Eventime / Vee-Jay / Chicago 12.20.54 / vocal = Joe Buckner 

set 4
Sal Salvador / Tribute to the Greats / Prelude to a Kiss / Bethlehem / 6.3-5.57
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Ensemble / Ergo / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood / 12.22.53
Nina Mae McKinney / Rhapsody in Love / Brunswick / Paris 12.32 
Delta Rhythm Boys / The House I Live In / AFRS California Melodies (?) / Hollywood c. 1944
Margaret Whiting / God Bless America / Capitol / Hollywood 9.12.47 / with the Pied Pipers
Frankie Laine & the Four Lads / I Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long / Columbia / 1954

last soul song
Patti & The Lovelites / Love So Strong / Lovelite / Chicago 1970

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wave to Me My Playlist

Every gal needs a shoulder to laugh on.

Coffeetime, June 27, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Horace Silver / Horace-Scope / Nica’s Dream / Blue Note / 7.8.60 
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Trio / Junka / Time / 3.23.60 
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / I’m Comin’ Virginia / Brunswick / 4.23.37
Russ Morgan & his Orchestra / Room with a View / radio transcription / 1938 / vocal = Mert Curtis
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Everybody Loves My Baby / Mercury / 3.52 
Etta Jones / Don't Go to Strangers / All the Way / Prestige / 6.21.60

set 2
Bucky & Mary Pizzarelli / Love Song / Monmouth Evergreen / early spring 1974
Paul Gonsalves / Gettin’ Together! / I Surrender Dear / Jazzland / 12.20.60
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / The Jazz Scene / Frustration / Clef / Hollywood summer 47
Napoleon’s Emperors / You Can’t Cheat a Cheater / Victor / 5.23.29 
Jack Teagarden / You Know Just As Well As I Know / Brunswick / Chicago 6.23.39 
The Mills Brothers / Lazy River / Soundie / Hollywood 1944 
T.J. Fowler & his Band / What's the Matter Now / States [unissued] / Chicago 1955 / vocal = Frank Taylor
Peggy Lee / Big $pender / It’s a Wonderful World / Capitol / Hollywood 10.27.65 

set 3
Arnett Cobb / Smooth Sailing / Cobb’s Mob / Prestige / 2.27.59
Wes Montgomery / Movin’ Along / Tune-Up / Riverside / LA 10.12.60
Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars / Punkin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 2.52
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / The Jitney Man / Bluebird / 11.17.41 / vocal = Billy Eckstine
The Dinning Sisters / Wave to Me My Lady / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
Frank D’Rone / In Person / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / Whistle While You Work / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
Art Pepper & Conte Candoli / Mucho Calor / I Love You / Andex / Forum Theater, LA 4.24.58 
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Basie Plays Hefti / Scoot / Roulette / 1958 
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Earl King / I’m Packing Up / Ace [unissued] / Jackson, Mississippi 1955
The Zion Travelers / Packing Up / Dooto / 1962

last soul song
The Five Stairsteps / World of Fantasy / Windy C / Chicago 1966

Friday, June 20, 2014

Playlist a Simple Melody

Tough choice, Virginia!

Coffeetime, June 20, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Horace Silver / Songs for my Father / The Natives Are Restless Tonight / Blue Note / 10.26.64
Cliff Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Let It Stand / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.3.57 
Shep Fields & his New Music / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be / radio transcription / early 1940s
Aileen Stanley / I’ll Get By, As Long As I Have You / Victor / 1.7.29 / with Leonard Joy & his Orchestra 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / How ’Bout That / Chicago 11.15.41
Dinah Washington / The Two of Us / Again / Mercury / 1959

set 2
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / More than You Know / Prestige / 5.4.60
John Dennis / New Piano Expressions / Variegations / Debut / 9.55 
Les Paul Trio / Hawaiian Paradise / Decca / Hollywood 8.31.45
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Penn Beach Blues / Okeh / 11.15.27
Blue Lu Barker / You’re Going to Leave the Old Home, Jim / Decca / 8.11.38 / with Danny Barker’s Fly Cats
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale / I’ll Capture Your Heart / soundtrack to Paramount movie Holiday Inn / Hollywood spring 1942
Herman Gillespie / Have a Good Time / Gotham [unissued] / Philadelphia 2.25.58

set 3
Art Farmer / Perception / Change Partners / Argo / 10.25-27.61
Benny Golson / Turning Point / (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over / Mercury / late 1962
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra / Ray’s Idea / Musicraft / 7.9.46 
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Fancy Meeting You / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
The Beavers / I’d Rather Be Wrong Than Blue / Coral / 1950
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe / Knowbody Knows / Bethlehem / 1959

set 4
Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown / Poll Winners Three! / (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over / Contemporary / LA 11.2.59
Ruby Braff / Braff!! / Here’s Freddie / Epic / 6.28.56
Doris Browne / Why Don’t You Love Me Now / Gotham [alternate take] / Philadelphia 6.53 / with Doc Bagby Band
Jo Stafford & Dick Haymes / Play a Simple Melody / radio transcription, AFRS Melody Hour #332 / Hollywood 3.9.50 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra 
Percy Mayfield / Please Believe Me / Specialty / Hollywood 4.2.57 
The Bronzemen / Where Shall I Be / Standard transcription / circa 4.39

last soulful song
Maxine Brown / It’s Gonna Be Alright / Wand / 1965

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ritual Fire Playlist

I'd look at you,  Hoagy!

Coffeetime, June 13, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Cup Bearers / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane / Mainstream 1958 / E.F.F.P.H. / Savoy / 3.13.58
Larry Adler / Ritual Fire Dance / Columbia / London 2.35 / with orchestra conducted by Carroll Gibbons
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Too Many Tears / radio transcription / 1934 / vocal = Skinnay Ennis
Gene Phillips / I Wonder What the Poor Folks Are Doing / Modern / LA 1.50 / with Jack McVea & his Orchestra
Nancy Wilson / Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley / The Masquerade Is Over / Capitol / 6.27 & 29,61 

set 2
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Lonely Woman / Lamb, Leopard (If I Were Eve) / Atlantic / 1.29.62
Oscar Peterson / Night Train / Hymn to Freedom / Verve / LA 12.15 & 16.62
Meade “Lux” Lewis / Celeste Blues / Decca / Chicago 1.11.36
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Rockin’ Chair / Okeh / 12.13.29 / vocals = Louis Armstrong & Hoagy Carmichael 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Keep Smiling, Keep Laughing, Be Happy / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee 86 / Hollywood summer 1944 / vocal = Joe Thomas, Master of Ceremonies = Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman, arranged by Harry “Pee Wee” Jackson 
The Modernaires / Juke Box Saturday Night / Columbia / Hollywood 2.11.46
Eddie Bo / Ain’t It the Truth / Ric / New Orleans 8.22.60

set 3
Cannonball Adderley / Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley / Unit 7 / Capitol / 6.27 & 29,61 
Johnny Griffin / The Little Giant / Lonely One / Riverside / 8.4 & 5.59
Joe Morris Orchestra / Jump with Me / Manor / 12.12.47
Spirits of Rhythm / I’ll Be Ready When the Great Day Comes / Brunswick / 9.14.34 
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry / Columbia / spring 1942 / vocal = Mildred Bailey
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé Sings Songs of Fred Astaire / A Foggy Day / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.56

set 4
Art Pepper / Intensity / I Wished on the Moon / Contemporary / LA 11.23, 25.60
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica [also issued as West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi] / Way Down Yonder / Hi Fi Jazz / LA 5.26.57
The Five Keys / Too Late / Aladdin / 3.22.51
Patti Page / Indiscretion / You Call Everybody Darling / Mercury / 1955
Little Willie John / You Hurt Me / King / Cincinnati 10.25.60 
The Trumpeteers / Milky White Way / Score / Baltimore 9.12.47

last soulful song
Dee Dee Warwick / Do It with All Your Heart / Blue Rock / 1.65

Friday, June 06, 2014

Let's Face the Playlist and Dance


Thanks very much to Fred Allen of Sound Principles (Wednesdays at 7pm) for filling in for me while I had several wonderful days with my family.

Coffeetime, June 6, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Farmer / Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce / Satellite / Prestige / 10.21.55
Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean / Inta Somethin’ / Let’s Face the Music and Dance / Pacific Jazz / live, The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 11.61
Billy Strayhorn / Halfway to Dawn / Clef [unissued] / Hollywood, summer 1946
Little Jack Little / I’m Going Shopping with You / Columbia / 1.28.35
Ben Smith Quartet / Travelin’ Papa / Apollo / 10.46
Sarah Vaughan / Jim / EmArcy / 12.18.54 

set 2
Lee Morgan / Indeed! / The Lady / Blue Note [1538] / 11.4.56 
Kenny Dorham / Una Mas / If Ever I Would Leave You / Blue Note [unissued] / 4.1.63
Bing Crosby / Moonburn / Decca / Hollywood 3.24.36 / with George Stoll’s instrumental trio
The Mills Brothers / What’s the Reason (I’m Not Pleasin’ You) / Decca / 2.20.35
T-Bone Walker / Tell Me What’s the Reason / Imperial / LA 8.20.51
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans / Energy & Motion / What Is Chemical Energy / Motivation Records / 1961 / with Tony Mottola & Orchestra

set 3
Horace Silver / 6 Pieces of Silver / Camouflage / Blue Note / 6.15.58
Hank Mobley / Soft Impressions / Blue Note / 6.17.66
Tadd Dameron / Tadd Walk / Savoy / 10.28.47
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Midnight / Bluebird / 4.1.41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Cats & the Fiddle / That’s What I Thought You Said / Manor / 2.48 
Bill Henderson & Horace Silver / [6 Pieces of Silver] / Señor Blues / Blue Note / 6.15.58

set 4
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / The Fruit / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57 
Oscar Moore / Oscar Moore / Up Tempo / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
Mildred Bailey / Can’t We Be Friends? / Majestic / 10.20.47
The Dells / I Wanna Go Home / Vee-Jay / 9.25.56 
Swan Silvertones / Let's Go To Church Together / Love Lifted Me Up / Vee-Jay / 1964

last soulful song
Unique Blend / Mommy and Daddy / Eastbound / Detroit 1974