Friday, January 20, 2017

Could You Please Oblige Us With a Playlist

Oh Sammy, tell us why we should smile…

Coffeetime, January 20, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / Soul Junction / Hallelujah / Prestige / 11.15.57
Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman / Three Trumpets / Who’s Who / Prestige / 1.26.57
Hubert Rostaing – Aimé Barelli et Leur Orchestre / Indécision / Swing / Paris 10.22.40
Noel Coward / Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun? / HMV / London 7.28.41
Miss Rhapsody [Viola Wells] / The Night Before Judgement Day / Savoy / 5.15.45 / duet with Harold Underhill
Judy Holliday / Holliday with Mulligan / The Party’s Over / Verve / 4.12.61

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

set 2
Red Garland / Prestige Moodsville, Volume 1 / We’ll Be Together Again / 12.11.59 / with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Rene Thomas / Guitar Groove / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Jazzland / 9.7-8.60
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / Liza / Victor / 8.1.35
Don Barreto  et son Orchestre Cubain / Triguenita (Brito) / Decca / Paris 6.27.33 / “Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the 1920s and 1930s”
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Etta James / Seven Day Fool / Argo / Chicago 9.60

set 3
Sandy Mosse / ‘Relaxin’ with … Sandy Mosse / Birks Works / Argo / Chicago 9.5.58
Dizzy Gillespie / Dizzy Atmosphere / Musicraft / prob 2.28.45
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Chillun, Get Up / Victor / 1.26.34 / vocal = Henry Wells & Trio
Charioteers / So Long / radio transcription / 1942
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra / He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped / Musicraft / 7.9.46 / vocal = Alice Roberts
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / The Party’s Over / Reprise / Hollywood 7.19.61 / with Marty Paich & his Orchestra

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Mexican Passport / Contemporary / LA 8.2.55
Shorty Rogers & André Previn / Collaboration / Call for Cole / RCA Victor / 3.30.54
Frank Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) / V-Disc 262-A, CBS radio broadcast, “The Vimms Vitamins Show” / 5.24.44 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Colemans / I Don’t Mind Being All Alone / Regal / 1950
The Ravens / The House I Live In / National / 1.27.49
The Staple Singers / Pray On / Vee-Jay / 1960

last soulful song
Stevie Wonder / Signed, Sealed, & Delivered / Heaven Help Us All / Tamla / 1970

Friday, January 13, 2017

She's a New Kind of Old Fashioned Girl Playlist

Handsome, talented, and snappy. xo!

Coffeetime, January 13, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Undercurrent / Blue Note / 12.11.60
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Cannonball / Caribbean Cutie / Savoy / 7.14.55
The Jungle Band / Doin’ the Voom Voom / Brunswick / 1.8.29
Jack Smith / She’s a New Kind of Old Fashioned Girl / Victor / 4.24.29 / with Leonard Joy & the Victor Orchestra
Big Sheba with Freddie Mitchell’s Orchestra / Talkin’ Blues Boogie / Derby / c. 1949
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Decca / 9.11.50 / with Ellis Larkins, piano

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Soultrane / Theme for Ernie / Prestige / 2.7.58
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / These Foolish Things / Atlantic / The Sing-Song Room, Confucius Restaurant 6.11.55
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / But Beautiful / Lenox / c. 1948–49
Larry Adler / Lover, Come Back to Me / Columbia / Paris 5.31.38 / with Le Quintette du Hot Club de France
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Loose Ankles / Brunswick / Kansas City 4.29.30 / vocal = Bill Massey
The Cats & the Fiddle / Killin’ Jive / Bluebird / Chicago 6.27.39
The Magnificents / Up on the Mountain / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1.21.56

set 3
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly! / Sassy / Vee-Jay / 7.21.61
Jo Jones / The Jo Jones Special / Lincoln Heights / Vanguard / 1955
Mills Brothers / Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland / Decca / 1.24.39
Johnny Mercer / Personality / Capitol / Hollywood 9.28.45 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / Dancing in the Dark / Clef / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / Tenderly / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Bill Holman – Mel Lewis Quintet / Jive for Five / Liza / Andex / Hollywood 6.6.58
King Cole Trio / (What Can I Say) After I Say I’m Sorry / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45
Buddy Greco / I Like It Swinging / Love / Epic / 4.19-21.61
Dixie-aires [aka Dixieaires] / Friends Let Me Tell You About Jesus / Exclusive / LA 2.49

last soulful song
The Supremes / Your Heart Belongs to Me / Motown / Detroit 1962

Friday, January 06, 2017

You Can Make My Life a Playlist of Roses

Astrud takes a bow. Stan approves.

Coffeetime, January 6, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jack Sheldon / Jazz West Coast, Vol 2 / Contour / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.18.55
Art Farmer / Septet / Mau Mau / Prestige / 7.2.53
Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers / There’ll Be Some Changes Made [take 2] / HRS / 8.31.38
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Medley “Hot Cha”: You Can Make My Life a Bed of Roses (vocal = Kate Smith); Say (vocal = Wallace Trio); There I Go, Dreaming Again (vocal = Jack Miller) / Columbia / 3.22.32
Babe Matthews with Joe Thomas’ Big Six / He’s Got So Much / HRS / 2.15.46
Dakota Staton / More Than the Most! / Some Days It’s Monday / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Perception / Nobody’s Heart / Argo / 10.25-27.61
Red Garland / Moodsville 6 / T’ain’t Nobody's Business / Prestige Moodsville 6 / 11.21.58
The Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Lazy River / HRS / 3.28.40
Cliff Edwards aka Ukelele Ike aka Jiminy Cricket / Give a Little Whistle / soundtrack to Pinocchio / Disneyland / LA 12.13.39 / with the Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young & his Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / She Lost her Re-Bop / Queen / Cincinnati c. 4.46 / vocal = Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & Bullmoose Jackson & ensemble
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Sing You Sinners / Coral / LA 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio

set 3
Teddy Edwards / Nothin’ But the Truth! / Nothin’ But the Truth! / Prestige / 12.13.66
Roy Haynes / Cracklin’ / Dorian / New Jazz / 4.10.63
Red Prysock / Short Circuit / Mercury / 10.14.55
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / You Don’t Know What Love Is / RCA Victor / 11.17.41 / vocal = Billy Eckstine
The Ravens / Without a Song / National [unissued] / c. 1950
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / No Greater Love / Atco / 1961

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Coop / Contemporary / LA 3.17.54
Jimmy Raney / Jimmy Raney Plays / Signal / Prestige / 4.23.53 /
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You Can’t Get That No More / Decca / 3.15.44
Astrud Gilberto / Look to the Rainbow / Look to the Rainbow / Verve / 12.65
The Soul Stirrers / All Right Now [take 2] / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 3.2.54

last soulful song
Redbone / Come and Get Your Love / Epic / LA 8.73

(hat tip John Funke of Backwoods):

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Playlist, Baby

Over here, Dean, over here!

Coffeetime, December 30, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / Four Strings [alt take] / Blue Note / 5.19.57
John Coltrane & Paul Chambers / High Step / Transition [unissued] / Cambridge 4.20.55
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Swing / Paris 7.7.37
Helen Kane / Dangerous Nan McGrew / from the soundtrack to the Paramount movie of same name / Hollywood 4.12.30
Peggy Lee / Song at Midnight / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3.49 / with the Jud Conlon Singers
Johnny Otis Band / Happy New Year, Baby / Excelsior / 1947 / vocal = Lem Tally
Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson / Double Exposure / Happy New Year / Atlantic / 12.5.60

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Candy / All the Way / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Bud Powell / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 5.1.51
Guy Lombardo / Guy Lombardo in Hi Fi / Auld Lang Syne / Capitol / Hollywood 1956
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Decca / 3.16.36
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Louis Armstrong & the All-Stars with Jack Teagarden / Jack-Armstrong Blues / AFRS radio broadcast / Hollywood c. 6.47

set 3
Lem Winchester & Benny Golson / Winchester Special / The Dude / New Jazz / 9.25.59
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / How Long Has This Been Going On / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Bud Powell / 52nd Street Theme / Blue Note / 8.9.49
Margaret Whiting / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Dixieaires / Soon Now / Coleman / 1948
Dean Martin / A Winter Romance / Capitol / Hollywood / 8.4.59

set 4
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / Knights at the Castle / Dawn / 2.3.56
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Big Band / Phil’s Blues / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.18.56
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Debbie Reynolds / You Are My Lucky Star / outtake from MGM movie Singing in the Rain / Hollywood 6.13.51
Little Milton Campbell / I Need Somebody / Checker / St. Louis / 1961
Jo Ann Campbell / Happy New Year, Baby / Gone / 1958
Pilgrim Travelers / Good News / Specialty / Hollywood 12.24.47

last soulful song
Berna-Dean / One Gal in Town, Five Men Around / Imperial / LA 1962

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Playlist, I Love You

I just love this cover. It’s part of my Xmas decorations.

Coffeetime, December 23, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra / Christmas Night in Harlem / Vocalion / 3.23.34
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 1950 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens / White Christmas / Snow / Decca / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orchestra and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie

bed  
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959 

set 2
Charles Schultz /A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack / dialogue snippet / Buena Vista / LA 1977 / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal); / Fantasy / LA 1965 
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller  
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

bed  
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972 
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / 10.66
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 1936 / vocal = Three Sisters http://youtu.be/PKpW7SdxhRE
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / LA 1973
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / 1957 
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965 

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / LA 6.14.46
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Capitol Promo)  / Capitol / LA 9.17.47 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soul (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Best Things Happen While You're Playlisting

I love Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 16, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / High and Flighty [alt take] / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Donna Lee / Riverside / 4.27.57
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
Sparky / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May
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
Ike Quebec / [Easy Living - not released] / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note / 1.20.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Can’t Help Swinging / Dancing on the Ceiling / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61
Gene Autry & The Pinafores / He’s a Chubby Little Fellow / Columbia / Hollywood 6.27.49
The Dinning Sisters & Bob Atcher / Christmas Island / Capitol / Hollywood 1950
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 (ends, “I don’t weigh very much.”)
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / vocal = Janet Orenstein

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / My Favorite Things / Cadet / Chicago 10.66 / Orchestra arranged & conducted by Richard Evans
Howard Roberts / H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player! / Turista / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3, 4, 5 & 7.16.63
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald / It’s a Marshmallow World / CBS radio broadcast / Hollywood 11.29.50
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
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
Leroy Vinnegar / Leroy Walks! / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home / Contemporary / LA 9.23.57
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Johnny Mercer / Winter Wonderland / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
Yogi Yorgesson / I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood10.18.49 / with the Johnny Duffy Trio
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 1952
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
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards

Friday, December 09, 2016

My Playlist Wants a Millionaire

Let's be groovy, baby.

Coffeetime, December 9, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / The Fox / Sims A-Plenty / Contemporary / LA 8.59
Teddy Edwards / It’s All Right! / Wheelin’ and Dealin’ / Prestige / 1967
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Junction Blues / Bluebird / 6.10.40
Rudy Vallée & his Yale Collegians / Dream Sweetheart / Harmony / 8.29.28
Bob Mitchell / My Girl Wants a Millionaire / Derby / LA 1950
Sarah Vaughan / September Song / EmArcy / 12.16.54

set 2
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Our Waltz / Prestige / 4.10.62
Mal Waldron / Left Alone / Left Alone / Bethlehem / 11.57
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison / Pres and Sweets / That’s All / Norgran / Hollywood 11.1.55
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / It’s a Lonesome Old Town (When You’re Not Around) / Victor / 2.12.39 / vocal = Lois Deppe
The Smoothies / Easy Does It / Bluebird / 1.3.40
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Frankie Ervin / Dragnet Blues / Modern / LA 1953
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of You / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 3
Junior Mance / Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard / Looptown / Jazzland / live at the Village Vanguard 2.22, 23.61
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Afro-Jaws / Tin Tin Deo / Riverside / 5.4, 12.61
Charlie Parker Quintet / Dexterity / Dial / 10.28.47
Maxine Sullivan / How Do I Know It’s Real? / Decca / 3.19.42
The Four Tunes (aka The Brown Dots aka The Sentimentalists) / (I Wonder) Where Is My Love / Manor / late 1946
Johnny Hartman / The Debonair Mr. Hartman: All of Me / Stella By Starlight / Bethlehem / 11.56 / with Frank Hunter & the Bethlehem Orchestra

set 4
Pete & Conte Candoli / Bell, Book & Candoli / Hey, Bellboy! / Dot / LA 12.58
Barney Kessel / Barney Kessel, vol. 1,  "Easy Like" / That’s All / Contemporary / LA 11.14.53
Lil Armstrong & her Chicago Boys / Joogie Boogie / Gotham / Chicago 4.4.50
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Salt Water Cowboy / CBS broadcast / Café Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC 9.2.44 / vocal = Doris Day
Doc Pomus / Naggin’ Wife Blues / Apollo / late 1947 or early 1948
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood / 1968
The Trumpeteers / John De Revelator / WOR radio broadcast / 6.22.49

last soulful song
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / Make It Happen / Dancing's Alright / Tamla / Detroit 1967