Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Olde Playlist

Coffeetime, December 12, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / High and Flighty / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / The Way You Look Tonight / Prestige / 5.17.57 
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You / Vocalion / 1937 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Winter Weather / Okeh / Hollywood 11.27.41 / duet = Peggy Lee & Art Lund 
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You’re All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters

set 2
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / I Thought About You / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
Benny Golson / The Modern Touch / Namely You / Riverside / 12.23.57
The Ramblers / 13th December Stomp / Decca / London 5.23.33
Gene Autry & The Pinafores / He’s a Chubby Little Fellow / Columbia / Hollywood 6.27.49 
Slim & Slam / It’s Gettin’ Kinda Chilly / Vocalion / 11.9.38
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Crackerjack Christmas / Golden Records / 1958 / with Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra and Mr. Green Jeans aka Lumpy Brannum
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / dialogue with Vera-Ellen
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964 / vocal = Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles 

set 3
Lee Morgan / Charisma / Sweet Honey Bee / Blue Note / 9.29.66
Howard Roberts / H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player! / Turista / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3, 4, 5 & 7.16.63
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Sidewalks of New York / Atlantic / 3.16.49
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
The Larks / Christmas to New Years / Apollo [unreleased] / 10.18.51 
Bill Lacey with Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires / Cowboy Santa Claus / Ebony / Chicago 1959 
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / The Man I Love / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61 
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Johnny Mercer / Winter Wonderland / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
Dean Martin / Silver Bells / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Les Brown & his Orchestra / We Wish You the Merriest / Columbia / 1951
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald / It’s a Marshmallow World / CBS radio broadcast / Hollywood 11.29.50

Friday, December 05, 2014

My Fine, Feathered Playlist

A real entertainer saluting a real entertainer


Coffeetime, December 5, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Taylor / Taylor’s Tenors / Rhythm-A-Ning / New Jazz / 6.3.59
Sonny Rollins / The Sound of Sonny / Just in Time / Riverside / 6.11, 12, & 19.57
Cee Pee Johnson & his Orchestra / Swing Crazy; Theme: One O’Clock Jump / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.44 
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / I’ll Be Getting Along / HMV / London 10.24.29 / vocal = Billy Milton, directed by Carroll Gibbons
Floyd Dixon / Real Lovin’ Mama / Aladdin / LA 10.26.50 / duet with Mari Jones; with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers 
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Weak for the Man / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

set 2
Jimmy Smith / Softly as a Summer Breeze / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 2.26.58
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Johnny Walks / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
George Wallington / I Married an Angel / Prestige / 5.25.53
The Ramblers O.L.V. Theo Uden Masman / My Fine, Feathered Friend / Decca / Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 3.24.38 / vocal = Greta Keller
Jack Teagarden / Puttin’ and Takin’ / Brunswick / 7.19.39 
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / I’m Fer It / Urban / LA spring 1946
Otis Rush / Double Trouble / Cobra / Chicago 1958

set 3
Jackie McLean / Marney / Blue Note [unissued] / 2.11.63
Milt Jackson / Milt Jackson / Wonder Why / Prestige / 5.20.55
Machito & his Afro Cubans / 5: Roost Anniversary, volume 1 / Cubop City, part 1 / Roost / live broadcast, Royal Roost 1949
Delta Rhythm Boys / Do You Care / transcription / 1941
Una Mae Carlisle / You’re Gonna Change Your Mind / Joe Davis / 8.8.44
Billy Eckstine / The Modern Sound of Mr. B / Wives and Lovers / Mercury / Hollywood 2.19.64

set 4
Lucky Thompson / Accent on Tenor / Tune for Tex / Urania / c. 10.54 
Johnny Smith / Nice Work if You Can Get It / Roulette / 11.52
Ray Charles / I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now / Swing / LA 11.24.50
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / Manhattan / RCA / LA 1957
Earl Gaines / The Door Is Still Open / DeLuxe / Hollywood 1968
Pilgrim Travelers / Gonna Walk Right Out / Specialty / Hollywood 7.25.52

last soulful song
The Lovettes / I Need a Guy / Carnival / 1967

Friday, November 28, 2014

Der alte Playlist




Coffeetime, November 14, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Donald Byrd / Off to the Races / Off to the Races / Blue Note / 12.2.58
Jackie McLean / Formidable / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Paul Quinichette / The Vice ‘Pres’ / Paul’s Bunion / EmArcy / 1.30.52 
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Ideal / Brunswick / Chicago 1.7.31 
Ivory Joe Hunter / Old Gal and New Gal Blues / King / Nashville 11.18.47 
Dinah Washington / For Those in Love / Easy Living / EmArcy / 3.16.55

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / How Long Has This Been Going On? / New Jazz / 4.18.57 
Ike Quebec /  Easy Living / Blue Note / 1.20.62 
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / The Wild Dog / Victor / 10.7.30 
Blanche Calloway & her Joy Boys / There’s Rhythm in the River / Victor / Camden, NJ 2.3.31
Louis Prima & his Orchestra / Robin Hood / V-Disc 300-B / 7.19.44
Buddy Greco / My Last Night in Rome / Guaglione / Epic / 1964

set 3
Oscar Peterson / Night Train / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be / Verve / LA 12.15 & 16.62
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars / Our Love Is Here to Stay / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Wardell Gray / Grayhound / Prestige / Detroit 4.25.50
Ella Mae Morse / Robin Hood / AFRS Swingtime #36 / Hollywood 1946 / with the AFRS Orchestra, arranged & conducted by Murray McEachern
The Ravens / Deep Purple / National / 1.27.49
Frank D’Rone / In Person / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / Featuring Art Pepper / Melancholy Madeline / Tampa  / 2.20.57 
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / Autumn Leaves [alt take] / RCA Victor / 3.15.62
Machito & his Orchestra / 6/8 / Clef [Verve] / 12.21.50 / with Charlie Parker 
Comedian Harmonists / Der alte Cowboy (The Last Roundup) / HMV / Berlin 8.22.30 
Rosemary Clooney / You Started Something / Columbia  / 12.23.47 / with Tony Pastor & his Orchestra
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him! / People / Atlantic / 1966
Golden Gate Quartet / Noah / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
Major Lance / Since You’ve Been Gone / Dakar / 1969

Friday, November 21, 2014

Home in My Playlist

Coffeetime, November 14, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Powder Keg / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
Hank Mobley / Poppin’ / East of Brooklyn / Blue Note / 10.20.57
Miff Mole & his Little Molers / My Gal Sal / Okeh / 9.1.27 
Geraldo & his Savoy Hotel Orchestra / You’ve Done Something to My Heart / Columbia / London 2.12.39 / vocal = Gwen Jones
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Mop-Mop / Decca / 3.15.44
Cathy Hayes / It’s All Right with Me / Blue Moods / HiFi Records / LA 1959

set 2
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Never Never Land / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56
Horace Silver / Horace-Scope / Without You / Blue Note / 7.8.60
Charlie Parker / Meandering [partial take 1] / Savoy / 11.26.45
Fats Waller / Georgia on My Mind / Victor / 5.13.41 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / My Sweet Tooth Says I Wanna (But My Wisdom Tooth Says No) / Bluebird / 7.31.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
The Four Blazes / Man, That’s Groovy / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee #136 / Hollywood 5.44 
Fred Astaire / If Swing Goes, I Go Too / movie soundtrack, Ziegfeld Follies [edited out of final movie] / Hollywood 1945
Ann Cole / Nobody But Me / Sir / 1959 

set 3
Gene Ammons / Blue Gene / Hip Tip / Prestige / 5.2.58
Pete Brown’s All-Star Quintet / I May Be Wrong / Keynote / 7.19.44 
Les Brown & his Band of Renown / My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time / radio broadcast / San Francisco 4.25.45 / vocal = Doris Day
The Charioteers / Sweet and Low / I Can’t Get Started / Columbia / 6.9.47
Mel Tormé & Margaret Whiting / Broadway, Right Now! / Medley: Far Away from Home; Angelina / Verve / 1960

set 4
Curtis Counce / [Sonority] / Bella Rosa / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58 
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica [also issued as West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi] / Linger Awhile / Hi Fi Jazz / LA 5.26.57
Cleo Brown / Swingin’ on the Swanee Shore / Decca / prob late 1935, early 1936
Frank Sinatra / Over the Rainbow / dress rehearsal for CBS radio show, The Frank Sinatra Show, V-Disc / 1.2.46 / with the Ken Lane Singers
Solomon Burke / Home in Your Heart / Atlantic / 1963
The Alphabetical Four / Go Down Jonah and Serve the Lord / Decca / 1.25.40

Friday, November 14, 2014

Land of the Blue Playlist

Coffeetime, November 14, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / Here’s Lee Morgan / Mogie [unissued take 2] / Vee Jay / 2.2, 3, 8.60
Prestige All Stars / Four Altos / Kokochee / Prestige / 2.9.57
Rex Stewart & his Orchestra / Linger Awhile / Bluebird / Chicago 11.2.40
Thelma Terry & her Playboys / When Sweet Susie Goes Steppin’ By / Columbia / 9.27.28 / vocal = Wayne Smith
Johnny Moore’s 3 Blazers / C.O.D. / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1945
Lee Wiley / Lee Wiley with Billy Butterfield / A Touch of the Blues / Maybe You’ll Be There / RCA Victor / 7.24.57

set 2
Kenny Dorham & the Jazz Prophets / Volume 1 / Don’t Explain / ABC-Paramount / 4.4.56
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Mood / The Beginning / Savoy / 4.6.57 
Dizzy Gillespie / I Cover the Waterfront / Vogue / Paris 4.11.52
Eddie South  / Rhapsody in Blue / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee 86 / Hollywood summer 1944 / Master of Ceremonies = Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain du Melody’s Bar / Quatro Palomas / Columbia / Paris mid-summer 1932 / duet with Florentino Frontella
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed / Capitol / Hollywood 1.30.47 / vocal = Johnny Mercer
Sonny Thompson / Let’s Call It a Day / King / Cincinnati 1952 / vocal = Lula Reed

set 3
Art Farmer / Portrait of Art Farmer / By Myself / Contemporary / 4.19.58
Philly Joe Jones / Drums Around the World / Land of the Blue Veils / Riverside / 5.4.59
Bud Powell / The Bud Powell Trio Plays / Bud’s Bubble  / Roost / 1.10.47
Maxine Sullivan / Loch Lomond / International / 1946 / with The New Friends of Rhythm 
The Toppers [Steve Gibson & the Red Caps] / Palace of Stone / Savoy / 12.8.44
Dick Haymes / Moondreams / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Capitol / 1957 

set 4
Bud Shank / Casa de Luz / Nocturne / Hollywood 1954 
Charlie Mariano / The Nymph / Fantasy / San Francisco 3.53
King Cole Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44 / vocal = Ida James
Jimmy Liggins & his Drops of Joy / I Ain’t Drunk / Aladdin / Hollywood summer 1954 
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Crystal Illusions / Dois Dias / A&M / Hollywood 1969
The Southern Sons / We'll Anchor Bye and Bye / V-Disc 147 / early 12.43

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / I'm Mighty Grateful / Checker / Chicago 3.4.66

Friday, November 07, 2014

Got Playlist for Sale

Coffeetime, November 7, 2014, Angelynn Grant -- Fundraiser Show

no bed

set 1
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / No Room for Squares [alternate take] / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27 
Dinah Washington / Rich Man's Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45

set 2 
Lee Morgan / Expoobident / Lost & Found / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.14.60
Art Blakey's Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54 
James Moody’s Modernists / Moody's All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.19.48
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell 

set 3 
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transciption / 10.28.43 
Hildegarde / I'm Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Chubby Newsome / Where's The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4 
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra

set 5
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Last Dollar / Okeh / 5.11.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
King Cole Trio / Got a Penny / Capitol / Hollywood 11.2.43

set 6 
King Cole Trio / Money Is Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 11.3.47
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can't Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45 

set 7 
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Cojntemporary / LA 3.28.59
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That's All / That's All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Sugar Pie DeSanto / In the Basement, part 1 / Chess / Chicago 1966 / duet with Etta James

Friday, October 24, 2014

There's Playlist in My Eyes


Coffeetime, October 24, 2014, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ritual / Touché / Pacific Jazz / 2.11.57
Frank Foster / My Heart Stood Still / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Noël Chiboust et son Orchestre / Le Sheik / Swing / Paris 10.22.40
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / It’s a Precious Little Thing Called Love / Victor / 4.8.29 
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / Sing a New Song / Columbia / London 8.24.32 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Everything I Do Is Wrong / Specialty / LA 7.13.48
Morgana King / Winter of My Discontent / Who Can I Turn To / Ascot / 1964

set 2
Horace Silver / Blowin’ the Blues Away / Melancholy Mood / Blue Note / 8.29.59
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / Tenderly / King / Cincinnati 1958
Lee Konitz / Roost 5th Anniversary Album [Originalee] / Ballad for Ruth / Roost / Paris 9.18.53 
The Lewis Bronzeville Five / Low Down Gal Blues / Bluebird / Chicago 4.11.40
The Orioles / Baby, Please Don’t Go / Jubilee / 9.6.51
Robert Morse / I Believe in You / original Broadway cast score to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / RCA Victor / 1961

set 3
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / Inverness / Vergara / 1961
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant / Meetin’ Here / Meetin’ Here / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1961
Kai Winding / Roost 5th Anniversary Album [Kai Winding All Stars] / Sleepy Bop / Roost / 1950 
Anita O’Day / José Gonzalez / V-Disc 543B / August 1945 / with Gene Krupa & his Orchestra
The Robins / There’s Rain in My Eyes / National / LA 12.1.49 / with Johnny Otis Band
Bobby Troup / Stars of Jazz / Back in Your Own Back Yard / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 5 The Sextet / I Wished on the Moon / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 11, 12.56
Sonny Criss / Jazz USA / Easy Living / Imperial / LA early 1956
Paul Smith / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / September Song (take 2) / Tampa [unissued] / Hollywood 11.13.53 
Kay Starr / My Future Just Passed / Standard transcription / 5.45 / with Les Paul & his Trio with Joe Venuti
Little Esther & Mel Walker / Deceivin’ Blues / Savoy / 6.20.50 / with Johnny Otis Orchestra
BB King / Jump with Your Baby / RPM / LA 1955
Paramount Singers / You’ve Got to Bow Down Before God / Coral / San Francisco 1952

last soul song
The Class Mates aka The Coronadas / You Can Do Me Some Good / Bright Star / Chicago early 1967