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

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Very Proper Playlist

Cozy couple
Coffeetime, June 24, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Blue Soul / Top Shelf / Riverside / 9.28.59
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Sextet / Catharsis / Riverside / 2.25.58
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra / Limehouse Blues / Bluebird / 6.19.39 
Debroy Somers Band / You’re an Old Smoothie / Columbia / London 1933 / vocal = Dan Donovan 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Orchestra / Have You Got the Gumption / Decca / Hollywood 11.24.47
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / Make Love to Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Inception / Sunset / Impulse! / 1.10.62
Teddy Charles / On Campus: Ivy League Jazz Concert / Yesterdays / Bethlehem / live, Yale 11.21.59
Seldon Powell / Sextet / A Flower is a Lonesome Thing / Roost / 1956
Louis Armstrong & his Stompers / Chicago Breakdown / Columbia / Chicago 5.9.27  
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Knock, Knock, Who’s There? / Victor / Chicago 8.4.36 / vocal = Roy Eldridge & Edward Cuffee 
Annisteen Allen / Trying to Live Without You / King / 1.28.53
Jerry Colonna / Jerry Colonna Entertains at Your Party / I Like? You Like? / Bravo! /1959
Little Milton / You’re Welcome to the Club / Checker / Chicago 2.16.65

set 3
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / Cuein’ the Blues / Prestige / 5.4.60
Paul Chambers / Go / Julie Ann / Vee-Jay / Chicago 2.2.59
Howard McGhee Sextet / Midnight at Minton’s / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46
Helen Ward / Too Good to Be True / Victor / Chicago 4.27.36 / with Benny Goodman Trio
Dolly Cooper / I’d Climb the Highest Mountain / Savoy / 3.3.53 / with the Four Buddies
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56

set 4
Don Elliott / Double Trumpet Doings / When Your Lover Has Gone / Jazzland / 3.16, 17.55
Sam Most / Doubles in Jazz / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Jazztone / 12.3.54
Dexter Gordon Quintet / Rosetta / Clef / LA 6.43
King Cole Trio / Rosetta / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ferrers [Rosemary Clooney & José Ferrer] / Oh Captain! / A Very Proper Town / MGM / 1958
The Five Trumpets / Tone the Bell Easy / Coral / Atlanta 1.31.50

last soul song
Brenda & the Tabulations / California Soul / Top and Bottom Records / Philadelphia 1970

Friday, June 17, 2016

Was That the Playlist Thing to Do

Mae eyes some candy

Coffeetime, June 17, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider / Blue Lace / Blue Note / 5.27.61
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / Free Flight / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
Glen Gray Orchestra / Casa Loma Stomp / Victor / 2.17.33 
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Was That the Human Thing to Do / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Bill Moreing
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Orchestra / Why’d You Do It, Baby / Hollywood 12.8.47
Ella Fitzgerald / These Are the Blues / You Don’t Know My Mind / Verve / 10.29.63

set 2
King Curtis / The New Scene of King Curtis / Willow Weep for Me / New Jazz / 4.21.60
Duke Pearson / Hush! / Friday’s Child / Jazzline / 1.12.62
Secco Selichson / Gyspy Violin / Decca / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 2.38
Mae West / A Guy What Takes his Time / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.7.33 / from the Paramount Picture, She Done Him Wrong
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Used to Be Color Blind / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38 / vocal = Tony Pastor
Danny Kaye / Let’s Not Talk about Love / Columbia / 1941 / from the Broadway musical Let’s Face It
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie / Manufacturers of Soul / Uptight / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.3-4.68

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash! / Fever / Verve / 7.25.63
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / No Heat / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58  
Max Roach Quartet / Maximum / Vogue / Paris 5.15.49
Basin Street Boys / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Lucky Thompson Orchestra
Margaret Whiting / You’re an Old Smoothie / Capitol / LA 11.25.47 / with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / My Old Flame / London [Decca] / Glasgow 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Getz at Large  / Land’s End / HMV / Copenhagen 1.14-15.60
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / An Air for the Heir / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
Ethel Waters / I Surrender Dear / radio transcription /  12.15.32
B.B. King / The B.B. Jones / soundtrack to Palomar Pictures, For Love of Ivy / ABC Records / LA 3.68
The Charioteers / In My Savior’s Care / radio transcription / Hollywood early 1940s

last soul song
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes / To Be True / Where Are All My Friends / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1974

Friday, June 10, 2016

Burnt Playlist and Black Coffee (Redux!)

Don't look at me like that, señor.
Coffeetime, June 10, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Pullin’ Strings / Contemporary / live at The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.24.59
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Chick Webb & his Orch / Harlem Congo / Decca / 11.37
Al Bowlly / Save the Last Dance for Me / Durium / 3.32 / with Roy Fox & his Band; Durium were cardboard records you could buy at a newstand
Ella Mae Morse / The Patty Cake Man / Capitol / 6.21.44 / with Paul Weston Orchestra
The Robins / I’m Living OK / Savoy / LA 2.13.50
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / I Didn’t Know About You / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

set 2
Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette / The Chase Is On / When the Blues Come On / Bethlehem / 9.8.57
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / Gone With the Wind / Prestige / 4.13.56
Chu Berry “Little Jazz” Ensemble / Body and Soul / Commodore / 11.10.38
Bette Davis / They’re Either Too Young or Too Old / soundtrack, Warner Brothers movie Thank Your Lucky Stars / Hollywood 1943
Delta Rhythm Boys / La Cucaracha / radio transcription / 1941
Mike Pedicin / Burnt Toast and Black Coffee / King / 1961

set 3
Cannonball Adderley / Them Dirty Blues / Work Song [alternate take 3] / Riverside / 2.1.60
Frank Foster / No Count / Serenata / Savoy / 3.5.56
Charlie Parker / Donna Lee [original take 4] / Savoy / 5.8.47
Betty Hutton / What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For / Capitol / Hollywood 1945 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & “male quartet”
The Ravens / I’ve Been a Fool / National / 12.49
Yves Montand / France’s Formidable Yves Montand / Sanguine (Joli Fruit) / Odéon / Paris early 1954

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Mexican Passport / Contemporary / LA 8.2.55
Benny Carter / Swingin’ the ’20s / Just Imagine / Contemporary / LA 11.2.58
Ben Smith / Travelin’ Papa / Apollo / 10.46
Linda Hopkins / Shiver and Shake / Atco / 6.12.57
Dean Martin / Dino Latino / Tangerine / Reprise / arranged & conducted by Don Costa / LA 1963
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / I Got It Within Me / Peacock / 1974

last soul song
Maxine Brown / Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me / Wand / 5.31.66

 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Too Many Irons in the Playlist

By hip cover illustrator and artist Ed Renfro

Coffeetime, June 3, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / Potpourri / Prestige / 4.19.57 
Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Onion Head / Jubilee / 8.9.57
Taft Jordan & the Mob / Night Wind / ARC / 2.21.35 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft_Jordan
Annette Hanshaw / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home / Harmony / 2.20.31 
Chuck Higgins & his Mellotones / Motor Head Baby / Combo / LA 11.52 / vocal = John Watson (later known as Johnny “Guitar” Watson) http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/chuckhiggins.htm
Lee Wiley / Dave Garroway Presents The Wide, Wide World Of Jazz / Stars Fell on Alabama / RCA Victor / 6.12.56 / with Deane Kincaide’s Dixieland Band 

set 2
Bobby Timmons / Soul Time / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Riverside / 8.12, 17.60
Tadd Dameron Orchestra / Dial “B” for Beauty / Prestige / 6.11.53
Lester Young / I Cover the Waterfront (take 1) / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Teddy Bunn / Bachelor Blues / Blue Note / 2.28.40
The Mills Brothers / Too Many Irons in the Fire / Decca / 1944
Jimmy Witherspoon / It / Federal / LA 6.4.53
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia! / Dindi / Warner Brothers / 1967

set 3
Wayne Shorter / Juju / Yes or No / Blue Note / 8.3.64
Cal Tjader / A Night at the Blackhawk  / Stompin’ at the Savoy / Fantasy / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco winter 1958-59
Mildred Bailey / Don’t Dally with the Devil / Vocalion / 9.21.39 / with Alec Wilder & his Orchestra and The Charioteers
The Four Aces / Ain’t It a Cryin’ Shame / Trilon / San Francisco 7.47 
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / There’s a Small Hotel / MGM / 1962

set 4
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Mountain Greenery / Contemporary / LA 12.4.56  
Clifford Brown & Art Farmer / Clifford Brown Memorial / Falling in Love with Love / Prestige / Stockholm 9.15.53 / with the Swedish All Stars
Charlie Parker & his Orchestra / Leap Frog / Clef / 6.6.50
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Roses of Picardy / Columbia / 10.25.55 
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / You Send Me / Atlantic / 1968
The Soul Stirrers / The End of My Journey / Specialty / 2.27.53

last soulful song
Al Green / Let’s Stay Together / What Is This Feeling / Hi / Memphis 1971

Friday, May 27, 2016

I Want Some Playlist Baby

Dreaming of Hoagy…

Coffeetime, May 27, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Gene Ammons / The Happy Blues / Madhouse / Prestige / 4.23.56
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Basheer’s Dream / Blue Note / 1.29.55
Bernard Addison & his Rhythm / Toledo Shuffle / Bluebird / 8.26.35
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Harlem Madness / Victor / 3.6.34 / vocal = Charles Holland 
Paul Gayten Orchestra / I Ain’t Gonna Let You In / Regal / 2.50 / duet with Annie Laurie 
Dinah Washington / Darn That Dream / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54

set 2
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / You’ll Never Know / Jazzland / 7.19.61 
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Dinky’s Mood / Prestige / 5.25.59
Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / I Can’t Get Started / Everest / 9.29.58
Napoleon’s Emperors / Anything / Victor / 5.23.29 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Doin’ the Suzie-Q / Decca / 10.27.36
The Blenders / You’ll Never Be Mine Again / Jay-Dee / 4.17.53 
Hoagy Carmichael / My Resistance Is Low / Decca / 3.1.51 / duet with Beverly Mahr, with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra and chorus

set 3
Chuck Jackson [Bobby Scott Orchestra] / Tribute to Rhythm and Blues, Volume 2 / Theme to the Blues #2 / Wand / 1966
John Jenkins & Donald Byrd / Jazz Eyes / Rockaway / Savoy / 9.10.57
Jubalaires / Rockin’ Chair / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / In the Middle of May / Columbia / 9.26.45 / vocal = Buddy Stewart & Anita O’Day
Bobby Short / Jump for Joy / I’m Confessin’ That I Love You / Atlantic / 1969

set 4
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / Mercury / 1959
Art Pepper & Conte Candoli / Mucho Calor / That Old Black Magic / Andex / Forum Theater, LA 4.24.58
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Basie Plays Hefti / Late Date / Roulette / 1958
Anita Boyer’s Tomboyers aka King Cole Trio / I’m Confessin’ / MacGregor transcription / LA 4.44
Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly / Take Me Out to the Ballgame / from the MGM movie Take Me Out to the Ballgame / Hollywood 7.22.48
Tommy Ridgley / I Want Some Money Baby / Johen / New Orleans 01.09.64
Jubalaires / Live A-Humble / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / Tribute to Rhythm and Blues, Volume 2 / Every Man Needs a Down Home Girl / Wand / 1966