Friday, June 21, 2024

I’m in Heaven When I See Your Playlist

Black and white screenshot of the British Pathé footage from Danny Kaye's rehearsal for his Royal Command Perfomance in 1948. In this close up, he's looking stage right and smiling.
You can do anything with a smile that sweet, Danny.

Coffeetime, June 21, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley, et al / The Prestige All Stars – Tenor Conclave / Tenor Conclave / Prestige / 9.7.56
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Riverside / 4.27.57
Jan Garber & his Orchestra / Back in Your Own Backyard / Columbia / 2.17.28 / vocal = Irving Kaufman (using various pseudonyms on the takes, like Vincent Van Tuyl on the label)
Paul Gayten & his Trio / Creole Gal / DeLuxe / New Orleans 1949
Anita O’Day / Pick Yourself Up / I Never Had a Chance / Verve / LA 12.20.56

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Strikes / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 9.15.64
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Cheryl Ann / Contemporary / LA 4.17.56
Don Byas / Star Dust / International Record / 9.6.45
Jesse Crawford / Diane (I’m in Heaven When I See You Smile) / Victor / 12.13.27
Cleo Brown / Is Jenny Getting Any, Anymore? / Hollywood Hot Shots / Hollywood circa 12.36
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / I May Be Easy, But I’m No Fool / Capitol / 7.5.46 / vocal = Bob Merrill
Danny Kaye / South Pacific / Honey Bun / Decca / Hollywood 4.18.49

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Cliff Jordan / Not Guilty / Blue Note / 6.2.57 
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers / Flying Disc / Sensation [Vitacoustic] / Detroit c. 7.47
Jubalaires / Rockin’ Chair / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Anita O’Day / Key Largo / Signature / LA winter 1947-48 / with Benny Carter & his Orchestra
Stan Getz & João Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / P'ra Muchucar Meu Coracao [To Hurt My Heart] / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = João Gilberto

set 4
Stu Williamson / A Jazz Band Ball / Iris of the IRA / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Lennie Niehaus / The Octet #2 / Rick’s Tricks / Contemporary / Hollywood 1.11.55
Fats Waller / Oh Susannah (Dust Off That Old Pianna) / Victor / 3.6.35
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
The Calvanes / Crazy Over You / Dootone / LA 8.55 
Chuck Willis / Keep A-Knockin’ / Okeh [unissued] / 2.5.54 
Jubalaires / I Declare the World Is in a Bad Condition / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Dee Clark / That’s My Girl / Constellation / Chicago 1964 

Friday, June 07, 2024

When a Woman Loves a Playlist

Screenshot of a 1973 TV performance showing a close-up of Freda Payne, in a pink gown, and Bobby Darin, in a dark suit jacket with a pink tie, singing while looking directly at each other. Bobby is leaning in.
Freda and Bobby get a room… in front of us.

Coffeetime, June 7, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Originally / The New Message / Columbia [unissued] / 6.25.56 
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Virgo / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Harlem Madness / Victor / 3.6.34 / vocal = Charles Holland 
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / I’ll Be Getting Along / HMV / London 10.24.29 / vocal = Billy Milton, directed by Carroll Gibbons
Etta Jones / Evil Gal Blues / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra
Nancy Wilson / But Beautiful / But Beautiful / Capitol / 11.4-6.69

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

set 2
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / When a Woman Loves a Man / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
James Moody / This is Always / Vogue / Paris 7.27.51
Erskine Butterfield / Blackberry Jam / Beacon / 6.20.56
Joe Venuti’s Blue Five / Four String Joe / Okeh / 11.15.27
Mae West / from Paramount movie She Done Him Wrong / (I Wonder Where My) Easy Rider’s Gone / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.7.33
Cats & the Fiddle / That’s My Desire / Manor / 3.47 
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / All Nite Long / Atco / 5.12.59

set 3
Kenny Burrell / The Tender Gender / Hot Bossa / Cadet / 4.66
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson, vol. 1 / Tom-Kattin’ / ABC-Paramount / 12.12.56
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / Saxon / Savoy / 1.22.47
Johnny Mercer / Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / radio transcription / Hollywood 1944 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
The Beavers / I’d Rather Be Wrong Than Blue / Coral / 1950
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.11.56 / celeste! 

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / That’s Rich / Contemporary / 3.12.57
Oscar Peterson / Somebody Loves Me / Clef / LA late spring 1952
Juanelda Carter & Swingsters aka King Cole Trio / You’re So Different / Standard transcription / LA 1.14.39
Pearl Bailey / The Real Pearl Bailey / I Believe / Project 3 / 1968 / with Louis Bellson & his Orchestra
Mid-South Singers / Will Meet You in the Morning / Duke [unissued] / Detroit 1953

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / The Gene Chandler Situation / Simply Call It Love / Mercury / Chicago 1970
Gene Chandler / Bet You Never Thought / Constellation / Chicago 1966



Friday, May 31, 2024

I Like People (The Playlist Song): Coffeetime Homebrew ep 139

Screenshot from TV performance where Little Milton is seen from the camera slightly below as he plays guitar with the background with a red glow and the stagelights above can be seen.
You are on FIRE, Mr. Campbell!

Coffeetime, May 31, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jimmy Forrest / [Black Forrest] / Sunkenfoal / [Delmark] / Chicago 12.59
Bill Hardman / Saying Something / It Ain’t Happened Yet / Savoy / 10.18.61
The Rhythmic Eight / Back Beats / Zonophone / London 12.6.27
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Just One More Kiss / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Al Lynch 
Jack McVea & his Orchestra / No, No, You Can’t Do That Mon / Exclusive / LA 1948 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Billie Holiday / Songs for Distingué Lovers / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Verve / Hollywood 1.4.57

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

set 2
Lee Konitz / Very Cool / Crazy She Calls Me / Verve / 9.12.57 
Al Grey / Night Song / Stardust / Argo / Chicago 11.62 
Vinnie Burke / East Coast Jazz/2 / Yesterdays / Bethlehem / 1955
Smith Ballew & his Piping Rock Orchestra / You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) / Columbia / 9.25.31
Sol Ho’opi’i’s Novelty Quartette / Kaala / Brunswick / LA 11.19.30
Lucy Ann Polk / Lucky Lucy Ann / Don Cha Go Way Mad / Mode / Hollywood 7.12.57 https://www.freshsoundrecords.com/lucy-ann-polk-albums/54949-lucky-lucy-ann-vinyl.html
Jimmy Durante / I Like People (The Friendly Song) / Golden Records / Hollywood 1952

set 3
Dave Burns / Warming Up! / Now Ain’t It / Vanguard / 1964 
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Someone Else’s Love / Capitol / 2.12.58 
Charlie Parker / Scrapple from the Apple aka Little Bo Beep aka Little Be-Bop / Dial / 11.4.47 / Miles Davis tp, Charlie Parker as, Duke Jordan p, Tommy Potter b, Max Roach d
Herb “Flamingo” Jeffries / At Least You Could Save Me a Dream / Excelsior / Hollywood 1944 / with Eddie Beal Trio & The Three Shades of Rhythm
The Mello-Larks / Goin’ Home / Melodisc / Hollywood 1946 
Sam Cooke / My Kind of Blues / Little Girl Blue / RCA Victor / 5.61 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Kind_of_Blues_(Sam_Cooke_album)

set 4
Sam Most / Musically Yours / Obvious Conclusion / Bethlehem / 1956
Lucky Thompson / Home Free / TV broadcast, Modern Jazz at the Blue Note, Lucky Thompson’s Special Show / Paris 2.13.60 
King Cole Trio / Baby, Won’t You Say You Love Me / Capitol / Hollywood / 2.9.50 / with The Starlighters; NKC p & voc, Irving Ashby g, Joe Comfort b
Little Milton / Feel So Bad / Checker / Chicago 6.3.66
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / No Hiding Place / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soulful song
Jimmy James & The Vagabonds / Hey Girl / Pye / London 1975

Friday, May 17, 2024

Tatoe Playlist

Screenshot from a 1960 TV show where Arthur Duncan signs and tap dances in front of a set design mimicking a city skyline.
Mr. Duncan singing and dancing in the big city.

Coffeetime, May 17, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / Formidable / Brunswick / L’Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Your Mother and Mine / Columbia / 5.4.29 / vocals = Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Jack Fulton 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Butch / Black & White / LA c. 2.47 / vocal = Arthur Duncan
Dinah Washington / Out in the Cold Again / Mercury / 10.25.51 / with The Ravens

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

set 2
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / 5.8.65
Wes Montgomery / Portrait of Wes / Yesterday’s Child / Riverside / 11.27.63
Cal Tjader & Stan Getz / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Fantasy / San Francisco 2.8.58
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Easy Money / Columbia / 12.12.28 
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Without Your Love / Vocalion / 6.15.37
Hildegarde / This Year’s Kisses / Columbia / London 7.20.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Georges Guétary / Ma Belle Marguerite / Pathé Marconi / Paris 1947
B.B. King / I Can’t Lose / Kent / 1962

set 3
Blue Mitchell / Boss Horn / I Should Care / Blue Note / 11.17.66 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Tatoe Pie / Black & White / LA 12.47
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Jo Anne Ryan
The Ravens / Sylvia / National / 1.27.49 
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Come Rain or Come Shine / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Airegin / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57
King Cole Trio / The Limp / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Fidgety Joe / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Golden Gate Quartet / Shoo Shoo Baby / AFRS Jubilee #53 / 11.43 / Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Willie Johnson, Orlandus Wilson, & Conrad Frederick p
Dean Martin / French Style / Mimi / Reprise / Hollywood 1962
Golden Gate Quartet / The Bridegroom Cometh / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin' / Double Shot / 1968
The Impressions / Greatest Hits / Grow Closer Together / ABC-Paramount / 1963



Friday, May 10, 2024

Snug as a Bug in a Playlist

Screenshot from the 1948 movie Rachel and the Stranger showing Robert Mitchum in a cowboy hat and fringed jacket gazing down at young Gary Gray, wearing a coonskin cap. They are standing in front of laundry hanging on a wash line.
Bob, can I borrow your groovy jacket?

Coffeetime, May 10, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Avalon / Prestige / 5.7.56
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / Raucous Notes / Candid / 9.27.60
Emilio Cáceres Trio / I Got Rhythm / Victor / 11.5.37 
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Teacher’s Pet / radio transcription / 1938 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / I’m So Lonesome / Apollo / LA 11.2.45
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Yesterday’s Gardenias / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Where or When / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland / You Don’t Know What Love Is / EmArcy / 8.12.55
Barney Kessel / The Man I Love / Rex / LA 6.7.45
Billy Cotton & his Band / Hold Me / Regal Zonophone / London 8.23.33 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Dinah Washington / The Man I Love / Mercury / LA 4.6.46 / with Gerald Wilson’s Orchestra
The Orioles / It’s Too Soon to Know / It’s a Natural / summer 1948
Robert Mitchum / Calypso – Is Like So! / Beauty Is Only Skin Deep / Capitol / Hollywood 1957

set 3
Milt Jackon & Ray Charles / Soul Brothers / How Long Blues / Atlantic / 9.12.57
Frank Foster / My Heart Stood Still / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / A Table in a Corner / Bluebird / 9.28.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Four Tunes / I’m the Guy / RCA Victor / 6.49 
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Laura / Dawn / 1956 / with Mat Mathews Quintet

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Moon River / Fantasy / LA 1962
André Persiany / Jive at Five / French Columbia / 7.17.57 / featuring Paul Quinichette 
King Cole Trio / Two Against One / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p & celeste!, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Snug as a Bug in a Rug / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Edna McGriff / It’s Raining / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
Dixie Hummingbirds / I’ll Be Satisfied / Gotham / 1949

last soulful song
Johnny Truitt / I’m Thru with You / A-Bet / Nashville / 1968
The Olympics / Good Lovin’ / Loma / LA 1965



Friday, May 03, 2024

Angelynn, I Dream of Playlist Time

Screenshot from the movie showing Fred Astaire in black top hat and tails dancing on an old monument's ledge. The ladder to the top that he will soon climb in the movie is in the background. He's holding out his arms towards the camera while he sings, with a wry smile on his face.
Fred asks that you not come at me for showing an entertainer in top hat and tails.

Coffeetime, May 3, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Are You Real / On the Ginza / Moon / live, London 1965
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Enchantment / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Prelude to a Kiss / V-Disc #823 / c. 8.46
Gene Austin / Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time / Victor / 6.26.28 
[Miss] Rhapsody / Hey Lawdy Mam / Savoy / 7.6.44 / with June Cole’s Orchestra 
Sarah Vaughan / April in Paris / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / When Sunny Gets Blue / Impulse! / 6.4.63
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / Body and Soul / Bluebird / 10.11.39
Tom [Tommy] Dorsey / It’s Right Here for You / Okeh / 11.10.28 / Dorsey tp, Arthur Schutt harmonium, Eddie Lang g, Jimmy Williams b, Stan King d 
Butterbeans & Susie / Jelly Roll Queen / Okeh / 9.24.27  
Fred Astaire / Seeing’s Believing / soundtrack to the MGM movie The Belle of New York / MGM / Hollywood 1952
Jimmy Robins aka Robbin Ray / Allergic to a Broken Heart / Combo / LA late-50s

set 3
John Lewis / A Milanese Story, Original Soundtrack / Finale / Atlantic / Turin 1.17.62 / with Quartetto di Milano
Stanley Turrentine / [Mr. Natural] / My Girl Is Just Enough for Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.4.64
Leo Parker & his Mad Lads / Woody / Gotham / 12.28.50 
The Four Vagabonds / I Can’t Make Up My Mind / Atlas / 1946
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / How High the Moon / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Slan / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson / Pee Jay / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.13.56
King Cole Trio / That’s the Beginning of the End / Capitol / Hollywood 7.2.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Jumping Jacks / Julocka Jolly / Lloyds [Apollo] / 4.27.53 
Tom Jones / Promise Her Anything / Parrot / London 2.66
Evangelist Singers of Detroit / I’m Tired / Bullet / Nashville 1948

last soulful song
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964
The Escorts / Look Over Your Shoulder / Alithia / 1973



Friday, April 26, 2024

I’m Proud of a Playlist Like You

Screenshot of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown playing on the TV show "The Beat" where he's smiling and playing his guitar. The band is in back of him and part of Freddy King's hand and guitar are visible in the shot. Brown is wearing a red brocade suit.
Happiness is a Gatemouth and a white guitar.

Coffeetime, April 26, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Booker Little / The Defiant Ones / Milestones / United Artists / 10.58
Howard McGhee / Shades of Blue / Arbee [alt take] / Fontana [Black Lion] / 12.8.61
Brick Fleagle’s Orchestra / Pastiche / HRS / 7.45
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / I’m Proud of a Baby Like You / Victor / 1.28.27 / vocal = The Keller Sisters & Al Lynch 
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Guitar in My Hand / Aladdin / LA 8.21.47 / with Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Body and Soul / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Candy / Since I Fell for You / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Donald Byrd / Byrd’s Eye View / Everything Happens to Me / Transition / Cambridge, MA 12.2.55
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Fado do Amor / Decca / Paris / 1934 
Mildred Bailey / Is That Religion? / Brunswick / 4.8.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Central Avenue Boogie / AFRS Jubilee #82 / Hollywood spring 1944 / vocal = Anna Mae Winburn (leader), with master of ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
The Robins / There Ain’t No Use Beggin’ / National / LA 2.13.50 / with Johnny Otis Band
Jesse Belvin / Baby Don’t Go / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Roamin’ with Richardson / Candied Sweets / New Jazz / 10.21.59
James Moody / Another Bag / The Day After / Cadet [Argo] / Chicago 1.30.62
Melvin “Sax” Gill / Mel’s Jump / Gotham / Philadelphia 2.49
Mills Brothers / ’Long About Midnight / Decca / London 9.10.36 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / (There’s a New Side to) An Old Love Story / Reina / LA 1948 / vocal = Emma Lou Welch & the Enchanters
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / Speak Low / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.1.66

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Godchild / Verve / LA 1959 
Mundell Lowe / Blues for a Stripper / Coffee, Coffee / Charlie Parker Records[MGM] / LA 1962
King Cole Trio / Laguna Mood / Capitol / Hollywood 8.27.47 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Hattie McDaniel / A Little Bird Told Me / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time #89 / Hollywood i1.2.49 / with Ernie Whitman & Bing Crosby & Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires 
Bing Crosby / Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / Decca / Hollywood 2.13.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Keith Carridine / Nashville, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / I’m Easy / ABC / Hollywood 1975 
Coleman Brothers / Plenty of Room in the Kingdom / Manor / 12.44 

last soulful song
Ruby & the Romantics / Hey There Lonely Boy / Kapp / 1963
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964