Friday, June 26, 2015

You Call It Madness, But I Call It Playlist

Smoothies in a Soundie

Coffeetime, June 26, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Junior Cook /Junior’s Cookin’ / Pleasure Bent / Jazzland / 12.4.61
Art Farmer / When Farmer Met Gryce / Capri / Prestige / 5.26.55 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Hittin’ the Ceiling / Decca / London 9.12.29
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks / After You’ve Gone / Victor / Chicago 12.6.29 / vocal = Joe Sanders & Carleton Coon
Mildred Bailey / The Little Man Who Wasn’t There / Vocalion / 6.27.29 / with John Kirby & his Orchestra
Ivory Joe Hunter / Big Wig / 4 Star / San Francisco 1947
Carmen McRae / Bethlehem’s Best / Easy to Love / Bethlehem / 10.6.54 / with Matt Mathews Quintet

set 2
Red Garland / When There Are Grey Skies / Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen / Prestige / 10.9.62
Hal McKusick / East Coast Jazz 8 / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Bethlehem / 1955
The Chocolate Dandies / Goodbye Blues / Columbia / 12.3.30 
The Smoothies / It’s Funny to Everyone but Me / Bluebird / 9.5.39
Bobby Brookes / This Is the Night / Give Me All of You / RCA Victor / 1957

set 3
Jackie McLean / Lights Out / Lights Out / Prestige / 1.27.56
The Spirits of Rhythm / I’ve Got the World on a String / Brunswick / 9.20.33
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / I Double Dare You / radio transcription / Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, NY 1937-38 / vocal = Bea Wain
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe (Introduction to Black Opium Street) / Laughing Boy / Bethlehem / 1959

set 4
Hal Schaefer / Ten Shades of Blue / Caribbean Blues / United Artists / 1959 
Herbie Mann & Sam Most / Bethlehem’s Best [The Herbie Mann-Sam Most Quintet] / Let’s Get Away From It All / Bethlehem / 10.17.55
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Potter’s Luck / Roost / 8.15.51 
Joe Venuti / Wild Dog / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / LA 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
King Cole Trio / You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / MacGregor Transcription / LA 1.45
Johnny Mercer / One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Capitol / LA 7.25.46 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Jubalaires / Wade in the Water / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soul song
The Five Stairsteps & Cubie / Our Family Portrait / You Make Me So Mad / Buddah / Chicago 1968 / featuring James III on lead

Friday, June 19, 2015

When We're Alone (Playlist Serenade)

I like the way you lounge, Harold!
Coffeetime, June 19, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / Open Sesame (alternate take) / Blue Note [unreleased] / 6.19.60
Sonny Rollins / Sax Colossus / Strode Rode / Prestige / 6.22.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Happy as the Day is Long / Decca / 9.11.34 
Al Bowlly / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / with New Cumberland Dance Orchestra
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Disc Jockey Blues / Atlas / LA mid-1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Doris Day / soundtrack Warner Brothers movie Young Man With a Horn / Too Marvelous for Words / Columbia /  1.25.50 / Harry James & his Orchestra

set 2
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / When Sunny Gets Blue / Epic / 7.13.61
Thad Jones & Kenny Burrell / Detroit-New York Junction / Little Girl Blue / 3.13.56
George Wallington / Tenderly / Prestige / 9.4.52
Andy Kirk & his Seven Little Clouds of Joy / Gettin’ Off a Mess / 7.15.30
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / There’s No Other Girl / Columbia / 9.10.31 / vocal = Harold Arlen 
King Cole Trio / When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Mel Tormé / Little White Lies / Musicraft / Hollywood 11.16.47 / with Hal Mooney & his Orchestra
Little Milton [Campbell] / We’re Gonna Make It / Life Is Like That / Checker / Chicago 1963

set 3
Lee Morgan / The Sidewinder / Totem Pole / Blue Note / 12.21.63
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Atomic Energy / Peacock / Houston early 1950 
Mills Brothers / Way Down Home / Decca / 1.25.39
Etta Jones / My Sleepy Head / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn’t So / Penthouse Serenade / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1956

set 4
Barry Harris / At The Jazz Workshop / Curtain Call / Riverside / San Francisco 5.15 & 16.60
Benny Carter / Aspects / June Is Bustin’ Out All Over / United Artists / LA  late summer 1958 
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet / Blues in B Flat / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
King Cole Trio / No Love, No Nothing / MacGregor Transcription / LA 5.10.44 / vocal = Ida James
Steve Gibson & his Red Caps / My Tzatskele (My Little Darling) / RCA / 12.17.54 
Sammy Davis Jr / On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Reprise / live, Sands Hotel 12.66 
The Soul Stirrers / He’s My Rock (Wait on Jesus) (take 2) / Specialty [unreleased] / Hollywood 7.8.53

last soul song
Roz Ryan / You’re My Only Temptation / Volt / Memphis 1970

Friday, June 12, 2015

Playlist in June

Yes. Ladies love Hoagy.

Coffeetime, June 12, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Phil Woods / Woodlore / Get Happy / Prestige / 11.25.55
Conte Candoli / Little Band Big Jazz / Mambo Diane / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60 
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen / Joy-Mentin’ / Blue Note / 3.4.44 
Charles “Buddy” Rogers / (Up on Top of a Rainbow) Sweepin’ the Clouds Away / Columbia / 3.4.30
T-Bone Walker / Come Back to Me Baby Blues / Mercury / Chicago 12.19.45 / with Marl Young & his Orchestra
Freda Payne / After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!! / ’Round Midnight / Impulse! / 9.18.63

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 5.18.60
Serge Chaloff / Boston Blow-Up! / Body and Soul / Capitol / 4.4-5.55 
Lee Konitz / Conception / Yesterdays / Prestige / 3.8.51
Thomas “Fats” Waller / Numb Fumblin’ / Victor / 3.1.29 
Ruth Etting / (I’m Still Without a Sweetheart) With Summer Coming On / Banner / 6.2.32
Sy Oliver & his Orchestra / Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) / MGM / 8.8.47 / vocal = Sy Oliver
Frankie Laine & the Four Lads / Wa-Hoo / Columbia / 1954

set 3
Arnett Cobb / Party Time / The Slow Poke / Prestige / 5.14.59
Kenny Burrell / [At the Five Spot Café] / Beef Blues Stew / Blue Note / live, Five Spot 8.26.59
Tadd Dameron / A Be-Bop Carroll / Savoy / 10.28.47
The RAF Skyrockets Dance Orchestra / San Fernando Valley / ORBS (The Overseas Recorded Broadcasting Service) BBC radio broadcast, Top of the List / London circa late 1942 / vocal = Corporal Denny Dennis 
The Charioteers / Open the Door, Richard / Columbia / Hollywood 1.16.47
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56

set 4
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / Perkin’ / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars / Bone Brother / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Eddie Cantor / In My Arms / radio broadcast, Eddie Cantor show / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Peter Van Steeden’s Orchestra
Myra Taylor / Tell Your Best Friend Nothing / Mercury / Kansas City 10.31.46 / with Jimmy Keith’s Kansas City Orchestra
Gladys Knight & the Pips / You Broke Your Promise / Fury / 1961
The Sunset Travelers / On Jesus’ Program / Looking for a Better Place / Peacock / Houston 1964

last soul song
The C.O.D.’s / Cry No More / Kellmac Records / Chicago 1965





Friday, June 05, 2015

You're Such a Beautiful Playlist

Mavis, who painted your portrait? I love it!

Coffeetime, June 5, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Sonny Rollins / Work Time / There’s No Business Like Show Business / Prestige / 12.2.55
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Señor Blues / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / After You’ve Gone / Victor / 10.36
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / Sunshine and Roses / Columbia / London 1.8.32 / vocal = Cyril Grantham
Cats & the Fiddle / Gone / Bluebird / 12.7.39
Mavis Rivers / Listen to Somebody New [Mavis Rivers Sings About the Simple Life] / Walkin’ By the River / Capitol / Hollywood 3.8, 11, 23.60

set 2
Sonny Criss / Portrait of Sonny Criss / God Bless the Child / Prestige / 3.23.67
Art Pepper / Gettin’ Together! / Why Are We Afraid? / Contemporary / LA 2.29.60
Dave Pell / Jazz Goes Dancing (Prom to Prom) / If I Had You / RCA Victor / Hollywood 5.28, 31 & 6.4.56
Alex Combelle et son Orchestra / Weekend Stomp / Swing / Paris 2.20.40
Chick Daniels & his Royal Hawaiians / Little Brown Gal / Brunswick / Hollywood fall 1935
Martha Raye / My Melancholy Baby / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Louisville Lodge Meeting / Decca / Hollywood 6.5.51
Bobby Parker / You Got What It Takes / Vee Jay / 1957

set 3
George Benson / It’s Uptown / Eternally / Columbia / 1965
Count Basie & the Kansas City 7 / Senator Whitehead / Impulse! / 3.22.62
Charlie Parker / On a Slow Boat to China / Savoy / live, Royal Roost 3.12.49
Margaret Whiting / My Ideal / Capitol / Hollywood 1943 / with Billy Butterfield & his Orchestra
The Robins / I’m Through / Savoy / LA 2.13.50
Johnny Hartman / I Just Dropped By to Say Hello / How Sweet It Is to Be in Love / Impulse! / 10.17.63

set 4
Clifford Brown / Jazz Immortal / Bones for Jones / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.13.54
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Cannonball’s Sharpshooters / If I Love Again / EmArcy / 3.6.58
Roy Brown / Dreaming Blues / DeLuxe / Cincinnati 6.15.50
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie / An Historic Musical First / Learnin’ the Blues / Reprise / Hollywood 10.2, 3.62
Silver Echo Quartet / Rock My Soul / Manor / 1948

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

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Playlist for a Teacher

Young, pouty, and handsome. Sings, too.

Coffeetime, May 29, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / live at the Café Bohemia, Volume 2 / Avila & Tequila / Blue Note / 11.23.55
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / Two Guitars / radio transcription / 1946
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Stars Fell on Alabama / 9.11.34 / vocal = Tony Sacco
James Moody & his Orchestra / Monday Blues / Vogue / Zurich, Switzerland 5.1.49 / vocal = Al “Fats” Edwards
Morgana King / For You, For Me, For Evermore / If You Could See Me Now / EmArcy / 3.29.56

set 2
Jimmy Smith / I'm Movin’ On / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Sonny Stitt / Jazz at the Hi Hat / If I Should Lose You / Roost [unissued] / live , Hi Hat, Boston 2.11.54
Art Tatum Trio / Flying Home (theme) & I Cover the Waterfront / radio transcription / from Basin Street club, NYC 10.56 / with Slam Stewart and Everett Barksdale
Helen Proctor / Let’s Call It a Day / Decca / 10.13.39
Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell / Bing and Connee / An Apple for a Teacher / Hollywood 6.22.39 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / What Can It Be? / MGM / 1962

set 3
Sonny Stitt / Sonny Stitt Plays / If I Should Lose You / Roost / 12.16.55 
Dizzy Gillespie / Have Trumpet, Will Excite / My Man / Verve / 2.17.59
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Tearing Hair / King / 5.21.49
Gray Gordon & his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra / Moonlight Serenade / radio transcription / 1939 / vocal = Cliff Grass
The Ink Spots / No Wonder / NBC radio broadcast, “The Home Cookin’ Boys from Up Harlem Way” / Philadelphia 7.12.39
Buddy Greco / Buddy & Soul / But Beautiful / Columbia / 1962

set 4
Benny Carter / Swingin’ the ’20s / Sweet Lorraine / Contemporary / LA 11.2.58
Barney Kessel / Some Like It Hot / I’m Thru with Love / Contemporary / LA 3.30-31.59
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown / radio transcription / 1934
King Cole Trio / I Thought You Ought to Know / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Ann Cole / I’ve Got a Little Boy / Baton / 3.59 / with the Suburbans & Orchestra
Astrud Gilberto / Beach Samba / Canoeiro / Verve / 6.9.67 
The Southern Harmonizers / What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? / Specialty / Hollywood late 1947

last soul song
The Incredibles / Crying Heart  / Audio Arts! / Hollywood 1966 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dans ma Playlist

I'm tuckered out, too, Jane. Too much late night TV.

Coffeetime, May 22, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Sonny Rollins / Movin’ Out / Swingin’ for Bumsy / Prestige / 8.18.54
Max Roach / Max Roach + Four on the Chicago Scene / Sporty / EmArcy / Chicago 6.3.58
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Takin’ My Time / Bluebird / 11.19.40
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Let’s Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep / Columbia / 9.9.32
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Groovy Movie Blues / Exclusive / Hollywood 1947
Dinah Washington / The Swingin’ Miss “D” [I Wanna Be Loved] / You’re Crying / EmArcy / 12.5.56 / with Quincy Jones & his Orchestra

set 2
Horace Silver / Songs for my Father / Lonely Woman / Blue Note / 10.26.64
Modern Jazz Quartet / Concorde / All of You / Prestige / 7.2.55
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / How Deep Is the Ocean / Dawn / 1956 
Freddy Jenkins’ Harlem Seven / Nothin’ But Rhythm / Bluebird / 8.26.35
Freddy Johnson & Lex van Spall & their Orchestra / I Want to Dance (take 1) / Decca / Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 11.29.34 / vocal = Rosie Poindexter
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / [The Hot Canaries] / As Long as I Live / Columbia / Hollywood 1947 / vocal = Jane Russell
The Delegates aka The Kool Gents / I’m Gonna Be Glad / Vee-Jay / 7.56 / with Al Smith’s Orchestra

set 3
Grant Green / Green Street / Green with Envy / Blue Note / 1.1.61
Sonny Stitt / Jazz at the Hi Hat / Flyin’ Home / Roost [unissued] / live , Hi Hat, Boston 2.11.54
Jack Teagarden / You’re the Moment in My Life / Brunswick / 6.23.39 / vocal = Linda Keene 
The Four Vagabonds / Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans / Apollo / 11.13.46 
Yves Montand / Paris Recital / Dans ma Maison / Philips / live at Le Theatre D’Etoile, Paris 1964

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi / The Ghost / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / Hollywood 1.4.56
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 5 The Sextet / As Long as I Live / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 11, 12.56
Hattie McDaniel / I Thought I’d Do It / Okeh / Chicago 12.14.27 
The Dinning Sisters / The Iggedy Song / Capitol / Hollywood 1946
Sammy Davis Jr / When the Feeling Hits You / There Will Never Be Another You / Reprise / Las Vegas (“recorded wild in…”) 4.30.64 / with Sam Butera & the Witnesses
Golden Gate Quartet / Our Father / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soul song
Al Wilson / La La Peace Song / Goin’ Through the Motions / Rocky Road Records / 1974

Friday, May 15, 2015

Button Up Your Playlist

Jack explains all…in song!

Coffeetime, May 15, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / Beauteous / Blue Note / 5.19.57
Cannonball Adderley / The CA Quintet at the Lighthouse / Exodus / Riverside / Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach 10.16.60
Nat Brandwynne & his Stork Club Orchestra / Take My Heart / Brunswick / 5.25.36 / vocal = Buddy Clark
Eddie Cole & his Gang / That’s Right! / Gotham / Philadelphia c. 1948
Julie London / All Through the Night / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Liberty / Hollywood 7.12,13,16.65 / with the Bud Shank Quintet

set 2
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Cole Porter Song Book / Every Time We Say Goodbye / Verve / Chicago summer 1959
Curtis Fuller / The Opener / Here’s to My Lady / Blue Note / 6.16.57
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners Ride Again! / Spring Is Here / Contemporary / LA 8.19, 21.58
The Ramblers / Ragging the Fiddle / Decca / London 5.23.33
Sam Lanin & his Famous Players / If I Had You / Okeh /1.25.29 / vocal = Bing Crosby
The Big Three / Signifying Monkey / Columbia / Chicago 3.11.47
Dinah Washington / Don’t Come Knocking at My Door / Mercury / 1947 / with Teddy Brannon & his Quartet
B.B. King / soundtrack to For Love of Ivy / B.B. Jones / ABC / LA 3.68

set 3
Blue Mitchell / Boss Horn / Tones for Joan’s Bones / Blue Note / 11.17.66
Milt Jackson / Bags Meets Wes / Stairway to the Stars / Riverside / 12.18, 19.61
Johnny Otis Band / Preston Love’s Mansion / Excelsior / LA late 1945
Sarah Vaughan / Button Up Your Overcoat / Musicraft / 11.8.47 / with Ted Dale Orchestra 
The Robins / If It’s So Baby / Savoy / LA 12.1.49
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / O Grande Amor / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = Joao Gilberto

set 4
Bud Shank / Shank’s Pranks / Nocturne / Hollywood 1954 
Cy Touff Octet / What Am I Here For? / Pacific Jazz / LA 12.4.55
Larry Adler & his Orchestra / St. Louis Blues / Regal Zonophone / London 6.35
Helen Forrest / Baby, What You Do to Me / Decca / Hollywood 2.11.46 / with Les Paul & his Trio
Frank Sinatra & Jack Carson / Don’t Bring Lulu aka Don’t Bing Crosby / radio broadcast AFRS #22 Songs by Sinatra / Hollywood 02.13.46
Mel Tormé with The Meltones / Back in Town / Don’t Dream of Anybody But Me / Verve / LA 4.23, 28 & 29.59
Spiritualaires / Heaven How Do You Do / United [audition] / Chicago 10.14.54 

last soul song
Minnie Riperton / Perfect Angel / Perfect Angel / Epic / 1974