Friday, July 12, 2024

Just Give Me the Playlist

Screenshot from the Snader Telescriptions video showing Dave Barbour, dressed in a ship captain's hat in front of a fishing net backdrop, playing his guitar.
Nice guitar ya got there, Cap’n.

Coffeetime, July 12, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / At the Café Bohemia, vol. 2 /  Just One of Those Things / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55
Jackie McLean / The Jackie McLean Quintet / The Way You Look Tonight / Jubilee / 10.21.55
Joe Haymes & his Orchestra / Just Give Me the Girl / Bluebird / 7.11.33 / vocal = Ward Silloway
Goree Carter, His Guitar & His Hepcats / How Can You Love Me / Freedom / Houston c. 5.49
Cathy Hayes / It’s All Right with Me / Blue Moods / HiFi Records / LA 1959

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

set 2
Grant Green / Born to Be Blue / Born to Be Blue / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.1.62
Milt Jackson / Big Bags / If You Could See Me Now / Riverside / 6.62
Flip Phillips / Flip Phillips Quartet / Don’t Take Your Love from Me / Mercury/Clef / 12.9.49 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Slumming on Park Avenue / Vocalion / 3.2.37 / vocal = Jerry Blake
Golden Gate Quartet / Julius Caesar / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39
Martha Raye / Blue Skies / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944 / with Private Murray McEachern, Gene Krupa, & the Mel-Tones
Ken Nordine / Word Jazz / My Baby / Dot / Chicago 7.57 

set 3
Baby-Face Willette / Behind the 8 Ball / Sinnin’ Sam / Argo / Chicago 11.30.64
John Coltrane / Coltrane [7105] / Time Was / Prestige / 5.31.57
Howard McGhee / Merry Lee / Vitacoustic / Chicago late 12.47 
The Mills Brothers / Goodbye Blues / Brunswick / 3.8.32
Connee Boswell / You Grow Sweeter as the Years Go By / Decca / 4.25.39 / with Ray Sinatra & his Orchestra 
King Cole Trio / You’re Looking at Me / Capitol / Hollywood 9.14.56 / NKC p & voc, John Collins g, Charlie Harris b, Lee Young d, with Willie Smith as

set 4
Jack Marshall & Shelly Manne / Sounds! / The Girls of São Paulo / Capitol / Hollywood 1966
Barney Kessel / Kessel Plays Standards / Barney’s Blues / Contemporary / LA 7.1.54
Teddy Edwards / [It’s About Time] / The New Symphony Sid / Pacific Jazz [unissued] / 8.16.60
King Cole Trio / Laura / Capitol / Hollywood 7.18.52 / NKC p, John Collins g, Charlie Harris b, Bunny Shawker d
King Cole Trio / Laura / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Peggy Lee / I’ve Had My Moments / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra 
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him! / Girl from Ipanema / Atlantic / 1966
Golden Gate Quartet / What a Time / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Sam Fletcher / I’d Think It Over / Tollie Records / 1964



Friday, July 05, 2024

Playlists Like to Sport Too: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 140

Screenshot from a 1974 performance on Soul Train showing Teddy Pendergrass in a suit and big bow tie, ruffled white shirt (very ’70s), holding the mic and singing with a smile.
Mr. Pendergrass good-luck-charming.

Coffeetime, July 5, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Vick / Steppin’ Out! / Steppin’ Out! / Blue Note / 5.27.63 
Red Mitchell & Harold Land / Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! / Somara / Atlantic / San Francisco 10.14.61 
Harry James & his Orchestra / Sharp as a Tack / Columbia / 1941
Jack Gardner’s Orchestra / Ponjola / Okeh / Dallas 10.24
George Belshaw & his KFAB Orchestra / You’ll Recognize My Baby / Brunswick / Chicago 4.26.29 / vocal = Frank Sylvano
Jimmy “T99” Nelson / Married Men Like to Sport Too / RPM / LA 1953
Dorothy Dandridge / The Touch of Your Lips / Verve [unissued] / Hollywood 1.20.58 / Oscar Peterson celeste!!!, Herb Ellis g, Ray Brown b, Alvin Stoller d

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

set 2
Don Ewell / Take It in Stride / A Hundred Years from Today / Chiaroscuro / 1971
Sam Most / Musically Yours / Body and Soul / Bethlehem / 1956
Cappy Lewis / Get Happy with Cappy / Imagination / Hi Fi Jazz / Hollywood 2.60 
Augusto Coén & his Golden Casino Orchestra / The Music Goes ’Round and ’Round / Brunswick / 1.17.36
Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven / The Music Goes ’Round and ’Round / Victor / 12.9.35 / vocal = Edythe Wright (& TD)
Black Cats & the Kitten / Step It Up and Go / Okeh / 1940 / lead vocal = Valda Buggs
Three B’s & a Honey / Hit That Jive, Jack / DC / fall 1947 

set 3
Big John Patton / Oh Baby! / Each Time / Blue Note / 3.8.65 
Jimmy Smith / Home Cookin’ / Come On Baby / Blue Note / 6.16.59 
Dodo Marmarosa / Dodo’s Dance / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 12.3.47 / Marmarosa p, Harry Babasin b, Jackie Mills d
Jane Harvey / I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night / Victor / Hollywood 1.7.47 / with Page Cavanaugh Trio (PC p, Al Viola g, Lloyd Pratt b plus strings 
Four Rockets / Little Red Wagon / Aladdin / Hollywood 1948
Jackie Paris / Jackie Paris Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin / Fun to Be Fooled / Time / 2.23.60 

set 4
Frank Rosolino / Frank Rosolino Quintet / Cherry / Mode / Hollywood 6.57 / Rosolino tb, Richie Kamuca ts, Vince Guaraldi p, Monty Budwig b, Stan Levey d
Wessel Ilcken / The Goofer / Philips / Hilversum, The Netherlands 10.29.56 
King Cole Trio / Baby, Baby All the Time [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 4.17.46 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Liza Morrow / I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful) / V-Disc #884A / Hollywood 1949 / with Joe Bushkin & Group
James Brown / Soul on Top / It’s Magic / King / Hollywood 11.69 
The Chosen Gospel Singers / When I Get Home / Specialty / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes / Bad Luck / Soul Train / live, Philadelphia 1974

Friday, June 28, 2024

Just a Playlist and a Girl in Love

Screenshot of TV show host David Steinberg smiling and looking right at the camera
Just an excuse to put David Steinberg on my Coffeetime blog! (see below)

Coffeetime, June 28, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / My Conception / Junka / Blue Note / 3.29.59
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Sweet Cakes / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Andy Kirk & his Twelve Clouds of Joy / There, I Love You Coast to Coast / radio transcription / live, Trianon Ballroom, Cleveland winter 1937
The Happiness Boys / That’s My Hap-Hap-Happiness / Victor / 2.23.27 / vocal = Billy Jones & Ernest Hare, with Dave Kaplan p
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Modern Music / LA 1946 
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / Do I Worry / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Lover Man / Verve / LA 1959 
Milt Hinton / The Rhythm Section / Polka Dots and Moonbeams / Epic / 1956
Danny Polo & his Swing Stars / Mr Polo Takes a Solo / Decca / London 10.1.37
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Really Blue / Victor / 10.7.30  
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Safely Locked Up in My Heart / Decca / 9.9.38
The Delta Rhythm Boys / Black Magic / AFRS Jubilee #61 / LA 1.17.44 / with Master of Ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
The 5 Royales / I Want to Thank You / Apollo / 3.53 / with Charlie (Little Jazz) Ferguson, His Tenor & Orchestra
Mose Allison / I’ve Been Doin’ Some Thinkin’ / Your Molecular Structure / Atlantic / Hollywood summer 1968 

set 3
Lee Morgan / The Rajah / Is That So / Blue Note / 11.29.66
Kenny Burrell / Blue Lights / Yes, Baby / Blue Note / 5.14.58
Mildred Bailey / Summertime / Crown / 12.30.45 / with Red Norvo & his Music
Walter Fuller / Closer to My Heart / Kicks / LA 1954 / with the Club Royale Band 
Cal Bostic / Introducing… Cal Bostic / Just a Boy and a Girl in Love / RCA Canada / Toronto 8.67

set 4
George Barnes & Carl Kress / Guitars Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? / Blue Room / Carney / 1963
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / Mosey on Down / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Pony Tale / EmArcy / LA 3.5.58
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Kay Starr / It’s Whatcha Do with Whatcha Got / Standard Transcription / LA 1946 / with Buzz Adlam & orchestra
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Ye-Me-Le / What the World Needs Now / A&M / Hollywood 1969
Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, Virginia / Jezebel / Gotham [unissued] / summer 1953

last soulful song
Soul Generation / Ray of Hope / Ebony Sounds Records / 1972

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