Friday, April 18, 2014

Three Short Dances for Solo Playlist

How about that: Binnie and I sport the same picnic blanket at the beach.

Coffeetime, April 18, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Stanley Turrentine / ZT’s Blues / The Lamp Is Low / Blue Note / 9.13.61 
John Coltrane / Giant Steps / Giant Steps [alternate version 2] / Atlantic [unissued] / 4.1.59 
Jimmy Hamilton & the Duke’s Men / Slapstick / Blue Note / 11.21.45 
Walter Barnes & his Royal Creolians / My Kinda Love / Brunswick / Chicago 12.14.28
Binnie Hale / Spread a Little Happiness / Columbia / London 3.12.29 / from the musical “Mr Cinders” with Al Starita & his Novelty Orchestra 
Charles “Crown Prince” Waterford / Coal Black Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 11.29.47
Dinah Washington / If I Had You / Mercury / 3.17.55

set 2
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / My Funny Valentine / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61 
Chico Hamilton / South Pacific in Hi-Fi / A Cockeyed Optimist / Pacific Jazz / LA 1958 
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / My One and Only Love / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Theater 12.4.54 
Tony Scott / Scott’s Fling / Three Short Dances for Solo Clarinet / RCA Victor / 1.7-12.55 
The Chocolate Dandies / That’s How I Feel Today / Okeh / 9.12.29
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / All My Life / Bluebird / 4.9.36 
The Dinning Sisters / The Bride and Groom Polka / Capitol / Hollywood late 1947
The Ravens / Midnight Blues / Okeh / 10.30.50 

set 3
Jimmy Smith / The Sermon! / S’Wonderful / Blue Note [unissued] / 8.25.57 
Sonny Stitt / With the New Yorkers / Cherokee / Roost / 1957
Sonny Stitt / Cool Mambo / Prestige / 3.25.52 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / (I’ve Been) Saving Myself for You / Bluebird / 5.28.38 / vocal = Martha Tilton
The Four Vagabonds / Choo-Choo / Apollo / 7.47 
Buddy Greco / My Last Night in Rome / My Last Night in Rome / Epic / 1964

set 4
Bob Gordon / Moods in Jazz / Moer Blues / Tampa / Hollywood 1954 
Conrad Gozzo / Goz the Great! / Blue Lou / RCA Victor / 1955
Billy Mitchell Quintet / Swing Not Spring / The Zec / Savoy / Detroit 1948 
Bing Crosby / Swinging on a Star / AFRS broadcast #452 / Hollywood 4.13.44 / with The Charioteers & The Music Maids 
Charioteers / Tica Ti Tica Ta / radio transcription / 1942
Pearl Bailey / The Songs of Academy Award Winner James Van Heusen / Swingin’ on a Star / Roulette / 1964
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet / Surely, Surely, Amen / Peacock / Memphis 1.53

last soulful song
Freddie North / Just Another Guy / Abet [unissued] / 1967

Friday, April 11, 2014

Playlist, Playlist All the Time

Jerry is aware.

Coffeetime, April 11, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Spellbound / Toy / Riverside / 8.10.60 
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / After All / Standard transcription / Hollywood 9.17.41 
The Harlem Footwarmers [aka the Duke Ellington Orchestra] / Rocky Mountain Blues / Okeh / 10.14.30 
George Hall & his Taft Hotel Orchestra / Why Dream? / Bluebird / 07.12.35 / vocal = Sonny Schuyler
Billy Valentine Trio [Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers] / Three Handed Woman / Decca / 1950 
Astrud Gilberto / Look to the Rainbow / El Preciso Aprender A Ser So (Learn to Live Alone) / Verve / 12.65

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins Quintet [Moving Out] / Silk ’n’ Satin / Prestige / 8.18.54 
Bobby Timmons / From the Bottom / Medley: You’re Blasé; Bewitched / Riverside / early 1964 
Eddie Lang / Rainbow Dreams / Parlaphone / 3.29.28 
Ted Weems & his Casa Loma Orchestra / Home on the Range / test pressing / 1.27.41 / vocal = Perry Como & Garry Moore
Jay McShann & his Sextet / Voodoo Woman Blues / Mercury / LA 7.26.46 / vocal = Jimmy Witherspoon
Maxwell Davis & his Band / When I’m in My Tea / Aladdin / LA 6.11.46 / with Jo-Jo Adams
Dean Martin / That Lucky Old Sun / Capitol / Hollywood 8.12.49 

set 3
Curtis Fuller / Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone / Flutie / Warwick / 12.60
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Citation / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1950
Vido Musso's All Stars / Vido in a Jam / Savoy / 2.25.46
Ivie Anderson / Twice Too Many / Black & White / LA 10.46 / with Phil Moore’s Orchestra
The Five Keys / How Long / Aladdin / Hollywood 4.3.52 
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Baby, Baby All the Time / Columbia / 10.24.55 

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Four! / Bow Jest / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58 
Neal Hefti / The Band with Young Ideas / Coral Reef / Coral / early 1950s
Fred Astaire / Puttin’ on the Ritz / Columbia / London 3.26.30 / with Debroy Somers & his band
Peggy Lee / I’ve Had My Moments / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra 
Aretha Franklin / Soul ’69 / So Long / Atlantic / 1969
Golden Gate Quartet / Rock My Soul / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
Jerry Butler / Aware of Love / Vee-Jay / 1961


Friday, April 04, 2014

Playlist Time

Trumpets make Carmell and me happy

Coffeetime, April 4, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Charles McPherson / Bebop Revisited! / Wail / Prestige / 11.20.64 
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley (1560) / Hi Groove, Low Feedback / Blue Note / 4.21.57 
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / This Is Romance / HMV / London 9.11.33 / vocal = Al Bowlly
T-Bone Walker & his Band / Too Lazy / Imperial / LA circa 9.50
Sarah Vaughan / Swingin’ Easy / Words Can’t Describe / EmArcy / 2.14.57 

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Meet Oliver Nelson / What’s New / New Jazz / 10.30.59 
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) / Jazzland / 11.30.61 
Charlie Ventura / Blue Prelude / Norgran / 12.22.52 
Ida Cox & her All Star Orchestra / I Can’t Quit That Man / Okeh / 12.20.40 
Frank Sinatra & Doris Day / Take Me Out to the Ball Game / radio broadcast, Your Hit Parade / 9.27.47 
Ray-O-Vacs / Party Time / Kaiser / 1956 
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Equinox / Bim-Bom / A&M / Hollywood 1967 

set 3
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Shu Shu / Blue Note / 10.5.62 
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / Beepdurple / Prestige / 5.8.65 
Charlie Parker / Swedish Schnapps / She Rote [alternate take] / Clef / 1.17.51 
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella and Her Fellas / That’s the Way It is / Decca / 2.26.45 / with the Ink Spots 
The Clovers / All Righty Oh Sweetie / Atlantic / 8.28.54 
Bobby Short / Speaking of Love: The Songs of Bobby Short / So Near and Yet So Far / Atlantic / 1958

set 4
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Divertimento: 4th Movement / Contemporary / LA 3.2.57 
The Joe Newman Septet / The Midget / Valerie / RCA / 7.8.56
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Bulgin’ Eyes / Black & White / LA 9.46
Anita Boyer & her Tomboyers / A Little Jive Is Good for You / MacGregor transcription / LA 2.25.41 
Martha Raye / Sam’s Got Him / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
José Feliciano / Feliciano! / Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1968
Cora Martin / Every Once in a While / Specialty [demo] / Hollywood / c. 1950

last soulful song
Tyrone Davis / A Woman Needs to be Loved / Dakar / Chicago 1968

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Playlist Is Your Pillow

My knight in shining armor…

Coffeetime, March 28, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / The Rumproller / Edda / Blue Note / 4.2165
Sonny Red / Images / Dodge City / Jazzland / 6.61
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Down Home Rag / Bluebird / 12.6. 38
Ambrose & his Orchestra / My Dream Memory / Decca / London 10.11.29 / vocalist = Lou Abelardo
The Aristo-Kats / Watch Yourself, Baby! / Victor / Chicago 6.19.46
Dinah Washington / Dinah Washington in the Land of Hi-Fi / I’ve Got a Crush on You / EmArcy / 4.24.56

set 2
Chet Baker / Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe / I Talk to the Trees / Riverside / 7.21.59
James Clay & David “Fathead” Newman / The Sound of Wide Open Spaces !!!! / What’s New / Riverside / 4.26.60
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Really Blue / Victor / 10.7.30
The Three Keys / Song of the Islands / Vocalion / 8.16.33
The Merry Macs / You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It) / Decca / Hollywood 1949 / with Bing Crosby
Daisy Mae [Diggs] & Her Hep-Cats / Lonesome Playgirl / Gotham / Philadelphia 3.31.55
Eddie Cantor / The Eddie Cantor Story / How Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree?) / Capitol / Hollywood 1953

set 3
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / From All Sides / Mambeando / Fantasy / San Fransisco 5.65
Milt Jackson / Big Bags / Later Than You Think / Riverside / 6.62
Brew Moore & his Playboys / More Brew / Savoy / 10.22.48
June Christy / Get Happy / transcription / 1946 / with the Kentones
Jumping Jacks / Why Do I Cry (Why Oh Why) / Lloyds / 4.27.53
Danny Kaye / Danny Kaye / The Moon Is Your Pillow / Decca / Hollywood 12.19.47

set 4
Barney Kessel / Kessel Plays Standards / 64 Bars on Wilshire / Contemporary / LA 7.1.54
Alex Kallao / Alex Kallao Trio / Sometimes I’m Happy / RCA Victor / 1954
The Metronome All Stars / Early Spring / Capitol / 1.23.51
The Boswell Sisters / Shuffle Off to Buffalo / 4.11.33
Bing Crosby / Day By Day / Decca / Hollywood 9.13.45 / with Mel Tormé & his Mel-Tones
Dakota Staton / The Late, Late, Show / Give Me the Simple Life / Capitol / LA 1957
The Swan Silvertones / He Saved My Soul / Vee-Jay / 1963

last soulful song
Barbara Lynn / I’m a One Man Woman / Atlantic / 1971

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Playlist’s Gotta Come from the Heart

Flip looks like he was one nice guy

Coffeetime, March 21 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Jazz Message #2 / Doug’s Minor B’OK / Savoy / 11.7.56 
Blue Mitchell / A Sure Thing / Gone with the Wind / Riverside / 3.28.62 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Hocus Pocus / Bluebird / 3.6.34 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Decca / London 10.23.34 / vocalist = Sam Browne
Albinia Jones / What’s the Matter with Me / Savoy / 4.15.45
Billie Holiday / Songs for Distingué Lovers / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Verve / LA 1.4.57 

set 2
Ike Quebec / If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight) / Blue Note / 9.25.60 
John Lewis & his Orchestra / A Milanese Story, Original Soundtrack / Monday in Milan / Atlantic / Turin 1.17.62 / with Quartetto di Milano 
Flip Phillips / Flip Phillips – Buddy Rich Trio / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Clef / 12.14.52 
Jimmy Durante & Frank Sinatra / The Song’s Gotta Come from the Heart / MGM movie soundtrack, It Happened in Brooklyn / Hollywood 9.26.46
Little Esther / Looking for a Man / Federal / Cincinnati 1.27.51 / with the Earle Warren Orchestra 
Beny Moré / Guajiro / RCA Victor / 1950

set 3
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones [1527] / Billie-Doo / Blue Note / 7.14.56 
Tadd Dameron / The Magic Touch / On a Misty Night / Riverside / 3.9.62 
Fats Navarro / Fats Navarro Featured with the Tadd Dameron Quintet / Lady Be Good / Jazzland / live, Royal Roost 8.29.48 
The Three Keys / I’ve Found a New Baby / Vocalion / 9.8.33
The Pied Pipers / Goodbye Romance / Capitol / Hollywood 1948 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Bing Crosby / Hey There / CBS recordings for radio / Hollywood 11.18.54 / with Buddy Cole & his Trio 

set 4
Art Pepper / The Art of Pepper / Fascinating Rhythm / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57 
Lee Konitz / Konitz Meets Mulligan / Almost Like Being in Love / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.30.53 
Si Zentner / Warning Shot / Warning Shot / Liberty / Hollywood 1967
Delta Rhythm Boys / La Cucaracha / transcription / 1941
Peggy Lee / Latin ala Lee! / The Surrey with the Fringe on Top / Capitol / Hollywood 1960 
Johnny "Guitar" Watson / Oh Baby / RPM / 1955 
The Alphabetical Four / The Sun Didn’t Shine / Decca / 11.18.43

last soulful song
Jimmie Raye / You Must Be Losing Your Mind / JRE/Garrison / 1967

Friday, March 07, 2014

We Three (My Echo, My Playlist, and Me)

Oooooooo, please look up at me like that, my liege.

Coffeetime, March 7, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / Formidable / Brunswick / L'Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58 
John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons / Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons / Princess / New Jazz / 7.26.57 
Noel Coward / Mary Make Believe / HMV / London 5.28 / with Carroll Gibbons & the New Mayfair Orchestra
Joe Morris & his Orchestra / I Hope You’re Satisfied / Atlantic / 11.20.50 / vocal = Laurie Tate 
Cathy Hayes / It's All Right with Me / My Old Flame / HiFi Records / LA 1959

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings / After Midnight / Crown / 1960 
Donald Byrd / Byrd’s Eye View / Everything Happens to Me / Transition / Cambridge, MA 12.2.55 
Jack Teagarden's Big Eight / Big Eight Blues / HRS / 12.15.40 
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra / The Lady in Red / radio broadcast / Pacific Square Ballroom, San Diego 11.16.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Footlights Parade Selection, part 2 / Decca / The Hague, Netherlands 4.2.34 / vocal = Wim Poppink
Roy Brown & his Mighty-Mighty Men / Dreaming Blues / Deluxe / Cincinnati 6.15.50

set 3
Joe Newman / The Joe Newman Quintet Featuring Frank Wess / Wednesday’s Blues / Prestige Swingville / 5.4.60 
The Be Bop Boys / Fats Bud-Klook-Sonny-Kinny / Webb City parts 1 & 2 / Savoy / 9.6.46 
The Ink Spots / We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, and Me) / Decca / 7.16.40
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Raggle Taggle Gypsies / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Dick Haymes / Moondreams / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Capitol / 4.13, 16, 18, 23.56

set 4
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / Colonel Bogey & River Kwai March / Mercury / 1959 
George Wallington / Love Beat / Prestige / 9.4.52 
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / Saxon / Savoy / 1.22.47 
Cleo Brown / Slow Poke / Decca / LA 4.4.36 
Richard Harris / Camelot / How to Handle a Woman / Warner Brothers movie soundtrack / Hollywood 1967
Selah Jubilee Singers / I Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long / Decca / 2.21.41

last soulful song
Carl Carlton / I Wanna Be with You / I Wanna Be with You / ABC Records / Philadelphia 1975

Friday, February 28, 2014

Viva El Playlist!

Don Byas had a super smile

Coffeetime, February 28, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / Hub’s Nub / Blue Note / 6.19.60 
Hank Mobley / Poppin’ / Tune Up / Blue Note / 10.20.57 
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees  / The Latin Quarter / Victor / 4.13.38 / from Gold Diggers of Paris 
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Shout, Sister, Shout! / Decca / 9.5.41 / vocal = Sister Rosetta Sharp & ensemble
Linda Keene / Unlucky Woman / Black & White / 11.29.44 / with Joe Marsala Orchestra 

set 2
Lee Morgan / City Lights / You’re Mine You / Blue Note / 8.25.57 
Sonny Criss / Plays Cole Porter / I Love You / Imperial / Hollywood 10.3.56 
Don Byas / Laura / American Record / 9.6.45
Fats Waller / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Victor / 6.11.37 
Greta Keller / I Never Had a Chance / Decca / London 9.34 / with Fred Hartley & his Quintet
Johnny Mercer / Candy / Capitol / Hollywood 12.6.44 / with Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Teri Thornton / Devil May Care / Dancing in the Dark / Riverside / 12.23.60 

set 3
The Prestige All Stars / Just Wailin’ / Gospel Truth / New Jazz / 2.14.58 
Pete Johnson’s All Stars / 1280 Stomp / National / 1.2.46 
The Mills Brothers / Dinah / Decca / 12.16.31 / with Bing Crosby
Jo Stafford / Bewitched / radio transcription, AFRS Melody Hour #330 / Hollywood 8.20.50 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra 
Mel-O·Dots / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / Apollo [unreleased] / 3.17.52

set 4
Hampton Hawes / The Green Leaves of Summer / Secret Love / Contemporary / LA 2.17.64 
Barney Kessel / Carmen / Viva El Toro! / Contemporary / LA 12.19.58 
Harry Carney’s Big Eight / Shadowy Sands / HRS [Mosaic - thank you, Lou] / 3.18.46 
June Christy / The One I Love / Capitol radio transcription / Hollywood 6.46 / with The Kentones 
Mighty Sparrow / Tatoo Woman / Jack / National / 1965 
Flying Clouds of Detroit / I Got a Right to the Tree of Life / King / Detroit c. 5.50

last soul song
Fantastic Four / As Long As I Live / Ric Tic / Detroit 1967