Friday, August 26, 2016

The Playlist That Got Away

The Eyes of Sophie Tucker

Coffeetime, August 26, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / Play “Checkmate” / Checkmate / Contemporary / LA 10.17, 24.61
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown Memorial Album / Cherokee / Blue Note / 8.28.53
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Robbin’s Nest / radio transcription / 1947 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Synthetic Love / Swing / 3.14.33 / vocal = Benny Carter
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / That’s Right I’m Wrong / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Eartha Kitt / Since I Fell for You / Swing / Paris 1.21.50 / with Doc Cheatham & his Trio

set 2
Thad Jones & Pepper Adams / Mean What You Say / Little Waltz / Milestone / 4.26, 5.4, 9.66
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Don’t Explain / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17.60
Don Byas / Jazz… Free and Easy / Candy / Savoy / 5.17.46
Bill Coleman / After You’ve Gone / HMV / Paris 1.31.36
Miff Mole & his Molers / After You’ve Gone / Okeh / 4.11.27 / vocal = Sophie Tucker 
Dick Haymes / My Future Just Passed / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Mabel Mercer / Mabel Mercer Sings / My Resistance Is Low / Decca / 1964

set 3
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Okay Blues / Jazzland / 7.5.60
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Be Bop’s Fables / Savoy / 1.31.49
Una Mae Carlisle / The Rest of My Life / Joe Davis / 10.20.44
The Ravens / I Don’t Have to Ride No More / National / 12.13.49 
Bobby Darin / This is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders / I’ve Found a New Baby / Contemporary [unissued alt take] / LA 10.20-22.58 
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Winston Walks / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Clarinet Marmalade / Bluebird / 10.1.41
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
The Squires / Dreamy Eyes / Aladdin / Hollywood 1.2.51
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Sweet Talk / Columbia / 1967
The Golden Echoes / Where Shall I Be (When the First Trumpet Sounds)? / Specialty / 4.5.49

last soulful song
Garnet Mimms / Roll with the Punches / United Artists / 4.13.67

Friday, August 19, 2016

On the Sunny Side of the Playlist

Troup! Squee!

Coffeetime, August 19, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Philly Joe Jones / Showcase / Joe’s Debut  / Riverside / 11.17.59 
J.J. Johnson / JJ! in Person / Tune Up / Columbia / 2.19.58
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / So What / 7.17.40
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Shivery Stomp / Okeh / 5.22.29
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Miss Wonderful / Decca / Chenil Galleries, Chelsea, London 11.30.29 / vocal = unknown
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Tanya / Specialty / LA 7.8.46 
Nancy Wilson / The Swingin’s Mutual / The Things We Did Last Summer / Capitol / Hollywood 6.29.60 / with the George Shearing Quintet

set 2
Ben Webster / Soulmates / Trav’lin’ Light / Riverside / 9.20.63
Kenny Burrell / Midnight Blue / Soul Lament / Blue Note / 1.8.63
Erskine Butterfield / Monday’s Wash / Davis / 6.20.56
Chu Berry Jazz Ensemble / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Commodore [unissued take 2] / 8.28.44
George Hall & his Taft Hotel Orchestra / No Strings (I’m Fancy Free) / Bluebird / 09.14.35 / vocal = Dolly Dawn
Johnny Mercer / Surprise Party / Capitol / Hollywood 8.9.45 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
The Clovers / If You Love Me (Why Don’t You Tell Me So) / Atlantic /12.15.54 

set 3
Jackie McLean / Dusty Foot / Blue Note [unissued] / 2.11.63
Teddy Wilson & his Trio / Mr. Wilson and Mr. Gershwin / Summertime / Columbia / 1959
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Moon Over Miami / Savoy / 1.31.49
Savannah Churchill & The Striders / In Spite of Everything You Do / RCA Victor / 12.51 
Helen Humes / This Love of Mine / Discovery / Hollywood 5.9.50 / with Marshall Royal Combo 
Bobby Troup & his Trio / That’s All / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet / Satin Doll / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / LA 1957
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Bea’s Flat / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Anita O’Day / Once There Lived a Fool / London / 12.27.50 / with Ben Homer & his Orchestra
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / I Married an Angel / Reprise / Hollywood 7.62 
The Pilgrim Travelers / The Life You Save May Be Your Own (The Safety Song) / Specialty [unissued take 3] / Hollywood 1.13.55

last soulful song
The Wallace Brothers (Ervin and Johnny) / You’re Mine / Sims / Nashville 1964

Friday, August 12, 2016

I've Got Sand in My Playlist

Why so mad, pretty bird?

Coffeetime, August 12, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / This Is New: Kenny Drew / This Is New / Riverside / 4.3.57
Chet Baker / Comin’ On with The Chet Baker Quintet / Choose Now / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / The Glider / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / She Didn’t Say “Yes” / Columbia / 11.2.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Sail On Blues / Aladdin / LA early 1947 / vocal = Charles Brown
Julie London / All Through the Night / So in Love / Liberty / Hollywood 7.12,13,16.65 / with the Bud Shank Quintet

set 2
Budd Johnson / Blues à la Mode / Leave Room in Your Heart for Me / Felsted / 2.11.58
Wes Montgomery / [Unidentified Guitar Solo] / Riverside [unissued] / 10.10.63
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars / My One and Only Love / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Ruth Etting / Don’t Tell Him What Happened to Me / Columbia / 8.27.30
Jack Teagarden’s Chicagoans / Stars Fell on Alabama / Capitol / Hollywood 11.43
The Drifters / I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes / Atlantic / 8.4.64 

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Soul Finger / Buh’s Bossa / Limelight / 5.12.65
Bud Powell / Bud! / Idaho / Blue Note / 8.3.57
Charlie Parker / Bluebird / Savoy / 12.21.47
Bonnie Lake & the King Cole Trio / The Land of Make Believe / Davis & Schwegler/Keystone transcription / Hollywood 1.14.39
Melody Masters aka The Southern Sons / Wig Blues / Apollo / 10.31.46 
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Isn’t This a Lovely Day / Verve / LA 3.19.57 

set 4
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Frenesi / Contemporary / LA 2.24.56
Tony Aless / Tony Aless and His Long Island Suite / Riverhead / Roost / 7.55 
Big Sid Catlett / Just You, Just Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1.19.45
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
João Gilberto / Brazil’s Super Hits / Desafinado / Atlantic / 1963
Selah Jubilee Singers / I’ll Fly Away / Decca / 2.21.41

last soulful song
Denise LaSalle / Heartbreaker of the Year / Westbound / 1970

Friday, August 05, 2016

Little Playlist Blue

Sassy makes it seem easy!

Coffeetime, August 5, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Finger Poppin’ with the Horace Silver Quintet / Swingin’ the Samba / Blue Note / 1.31.59
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / The Hand of Love / Blue Note / 5.19.57
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / All Too Soon / Victor / Hollywood 5.4.40
The Seven Blues Babies / Give Your Little Baby Lots of Lovin’ / Edison Diamond Disc [unissued lateral] / 1.2.29 / vocal = Jack Kaufman
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra / When My Sugar Walks Down the Street / Bluebird / 9.6.39
Sarah Vaughan / Swingin’ Easy / Body and Soul / EmArcy / 4.2.54

set 2
Donald Byrd / Free Form / Night Flower / Blue Note / 12.11.61
Oscar Peterson / Plays the George Gershwin Song Book / Summer Time / Verve / summer 1949
James Moody / James Moody / Little Girl Blue / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59
California Ramblers / Clementine (From New Orleans) / Edison Diamond Disc / 9.27.27 / vocal = Ed Kirkeby
Harry Hudson & his Melody Men / My Wife Is on a Diet / Edison Bell / London 1930 / vocal = Leslie Sarony 
Jay McShann’s Kansas City Stompers / Come On Over to My House / Capitol / Kansas City 11.1.44 / vocal = Julia Lee
Ray Charles / Genius Hits the Road / New York’s My Home / ABC-Paramount / 3.25 & 29.60

set 3
Lee Morgan / [Standards] / Blue Gardenia / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.13.67
Kenny Burrell / Guitar Forms / Moon and Sand / Verve / 12.64, 4.65 
Camille Howard & her Orchestra / Unidentified Boogie #2 / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 9.24.51
Mills Brothers / Loveless Love / Brunswick / Hollywood 4.14.32
Jo Stafford / I Didn’t Know About You / V-Disc 393B / Hollywood 7.26.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Hidle Brown “H.B.” Barnum  / The Big Voice of / Sweet Sue – Just You / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1960

set 4
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners Ride Again! / The Merry Go Round Broke Down / Contemporary / LA 8.19, 21.58
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars / Wildwood / Liberty / LA 2.27.57
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Ill Wind / Victor [unissued] / 10.16.41
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / My One and Only Love / Capitol / Hollywood 1962
Alphabetical Four / Shake My Mother’s Hand / Decca / 4.19.40

last soulful song
Jackie Moore / Sweet Charlie Babe / If / Atlantic / Philadelphia 1973

Friday, July 29, 2016

Every Man to His Own Playlist

The great Jim Flora capturing the joy in music.

Coffeetime, July 29, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Prestige All Stars / Tenor Conclave / Just You, Just Me / Prestige / 9.7.56
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Russ Columbo / Prisoner of Love / Victor / LA 10.9.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Every Man to His Own Profession / Decca / 4.23.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / Someone to Watch Over Me / Decca / 9.12.50

set 2
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / The Nearness of You / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Jack Sheldon / The Jazz Trumpet of Jack Sheldon: A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles / Just for a Thrill / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
Lester Young / I Cover the Waterfront (take 2) / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Jack Teagarden / Blues to the Dole / Brunswick / 7.19.39 
Irene Bordoni / Don’t Look at Me That Way / Victor / 6.24.28 / with Irving Aaronson & his Commanders 
Jack McVea / New Worried Life Blues / Rhythm / LA spring 1945 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / I Couldn’t Care Less / Charlie Parker Records / Hollywood 1962

set 3
Sonny Stitt / Move On Over… / The Lady Is a Tramp / Argo [Cadet] / 6.7.63 
Art Tatum / The Genius of Art Tatum #10 / They Can’t That Away from Me / Clef [Verve] / LA 1953 
The Four Vagabonds / If I Were You / RCA Victor / 5.13.45 
Toni Harper / Sam’s Song (The Happy Tune) / Columbia / LA 5.31.50 / with Four Hits & a Miss
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / You Make Me Feel at Home / Jubilee / 1958

set 4
Les Spann / Gemini / Blues for Gemini / Jazzland / 12.8.60
Lou Stein Quartet & Octet / Eight for Kicks, Four for Laughs / That Old Feeling / Jubilee / 1956 
Les Paul Trio / Dark Eyes / V-Disc / mid-1940s
King Cole Trio / You’ve Changed / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.5.47
Raphael Muñoz & his Orchestra / Top Pops of Latin America / Muchos Besos / RCA Victor / 1955
Astrud Gilberto / The Astrud Gilberto Album / Photograph / Verve / Hollywood 1.27, 28.65
The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers / What Do You Know (About Jesus) / Specialty [demo] / Hollywood prob. 8.55 / with Arthur Crume on guitar

last soulful song
Minnie Riperton / Perfect Angel / The Edge of a Dream / Epic / 1974

Friday, July 15, 2016

Just a Playlist Named Joe

Raft, Sinatra… Janet Blair gets all the guys.

Coffeetime, July 15, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1568] / News / Blue Note / 6.23.57
Charlie Persip / Right Down Front / The Song is You / Bethlehem / 4.2.60
The Revelers / In a Little Spanish Town (’Twas on a Night Like This) / Victor / 1.20.27
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Rose of the Rio Grande / Swing / 6.7.38 / vocal = Ivie Anderson
Roebie Kirk / Don’t Want to Play in the Kitchen (Let’s Go Upstairs) / Harlem / LA c. 8.45 / with Tab Smith’s Orchestra 
Patti Page / The West Side / Here I’ll Stay / EmArcy / Hollywood 1.21.58 

set 2
Tony Scott / Scott’s Fling / Requiem for “Lips” / RCA Victor / 1.7-12.55 
Johnny Smith / The Johnny Smith Foursome / The Boy Next Door / Roost / 3.18.57 
Bud Shank / Shank’s Pranks / Jasmine / Nocturne / Hollywood 1954 
Lonnie Simmons / Lonnie’s Blue / Parrot / Chicago 10.15.53
Oscar Aleman / Nobody’s Sweetheart / HMV / Copenhagen 12.5.38 
Milton Brown & his Brownies / Down By the O-H-I-O / Decca / Chicago 1.27.35
Frank Sinatra & Janet Blair / Lucky Strikes Presents Light Up Time radio show / Some Enchanted Evening / 12.13.49
Delta Rhythm Boys / In Sweden / Perdido / Jubilee [Metronome] / Stockholm 1956 

set 3
Lonnie Smith / Think! / Slouchin’ / Blue Note / 7.23.68
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ugetsu / One By One / Riverside / live, Birdland 6.16.63
The Mills Brothers / Just a Kid Named Joe / Decca / 8.18.38
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / A Ghost of a Chance / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45 / vocal = Hal Stevens
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman / My One and Only Love / Impulse! / 3.7.63 

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 6 / Mad at the World / Contemporary / Hollywood 2.22.55
Phineas Newborn Jr. / The Artistry of Phineas Newborn Jr / Dahoud / Atlantic / 5.3, 4.56
Bill Harris / Great Guitar Sounds / Daahoud / Mercury / 1960
Prince Cooper / It’s a Hit Baby / Aristocrat / 9.1.47 
Pearl Bailey / Sings Porgy & Bess (and Other Gerswhin Melodies) / Someone to Watch Over Me / Roulette / Hollywood 1959
The Soul Stirrers / Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long [alt take] / Specialty / Hollywood 2.24.50

last soulful song
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / The First Minute of a New Day / Ain’t No Such Thing as a Superman / Arista / Maryland, summer 1974

Friday, July 01, 2016

I've Got My Playlist Working for Me Now

Mr. Lunceford, you are the definition of elegant!

Coffeetime, July 1, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Gettin’ and Jettin’ / Blue Note / 12.5.61 
Ken McIntyre / Looking Ahead / They All Laughed / New Jazz / 6.28.60
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Liza / Vocalion / 9.14.39
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / She’s a Great, Great Girl / Brunswick / 3.7.28
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Why Do I Get Those Blues? / Atlas / Hollywood early 1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Rosemary Clooney / Thanks for Nothing / Black Coffee / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 2
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / With Malice Toward None / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Born to Be Blue / Prestige / 5.18.60
James Moody / James Moody’s Moods / A Sinner Kissed an Angel / Prestige / 1.28.55
Blind Willie Dunn & his Gin Bottle Four (aka Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson) / Blue Guitars / Okeh / 5.8.29 
Cleo Brown / (Lookie Lookie Lookie) Here Comes Cookie / Decca / 3.12.35
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / My Old Flame / Columbia / 10.2.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
The Showmen / 39-21-46 / Minit / New Orleans 2.4.63

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / New Delhi [take 5] / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Trio / Sonia / Time / 3.23.60
Dizzy Gillespie / Groovin’ High / Guild / prob 2.28.45 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Blue Afterglow / Columbia / 12.23.40 / vocal = Dan Grissom
Golden Gate Quartet / Take Your Time Miss Lucy / radio transcription, The Groves Show / early 1940s
Hidle Brown “H.B.” Barnum / The Big Voice of / Baby, Baby, Baby (All the Time) / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1960

set 4
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Airegin / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57 
Steve Allen / Monday Nights / Rosetta / Signature / 1956
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Walkin’ [alt take 1] / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59 
King Cole Trio / By the River St. Marie / Standard transcription / Hollywood 10.38
Bing Crosby & Billy DeWolfe / I’ve Got My Captain Workin’ for Me Now / V Disc 820A, from the soundtrack to Paramount movie Blue Skies / Hollywood c. fall 1945 
Dinah Washington / Dinah Washington in the Land of Hi-Fi / If I Were a Bell / EmArcy / 4.24.56
Soul Stirrers / Christ is All (the World to Me) / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 7.28.50

last soulful song
Betty Wright / All Your Kissin’ Sho’ Don’t Make True Lovin’ / Alston / 1970