Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Backwoods Ain’t What It Used to Be

Filling in on Backwoods is hard work!

Backwoods, June 24, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dean Barlow / Don’t Leave Me Baby / Jay-Dee / 1955
Jerry Morris / Cool Down Baby / with Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow’s Orchestra / Ric [unissued]
The Clovers / Little Mama Don’t Leave Me / Atlantic / 1953
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / Gene Jumps the Blues / Modern [unissued] / 1948
Goree Carter & his Hep Cats / Hoy – Hoy / Freedom / 1949

bed 1
The Paris Theatre Orchestra / La Mer / Somerset / 1958

set 2
Priscilla Bowman & the Spaniels / A Rockin’ Good Way / Abner / 1958
The Five Keys / That’s Right / Capitol / 1956
The Moonglows / Blue Velvet / Chess / 1956
Lucky Thompson All Stars / Test Pilot, parts 1 & 2 / Selmer (France) / 12.44
Gene Pitney / E Se Domani / Musicor / 1964
Jerry Colonna / Bowser / Bravo! Records / 1959

bed 2
The Famous Gabor Radics & his Family / Play Gypsy / Regent 1956

set 3
Carson Robinson & his Pioneers / The West Ain’t What It Used to Be / Rex / London 6.3.39
Jerry Reed / Cookin’ / I Shoulda Stayed Home / RCA Victor / 1970
Grouchy & the Texas Pioneers / Beaumont Rag / Pioneer / 1953

bed 3
Leo Addeo & his Orchestra / More Hawaii in Hi-Fi / RCA Victor / 1959

set 4
Ricky Nelson / Don’t Leave Me This Way / Imperial / 1958
Rick & the Fairlanes / Danger / 1959
Rex Trailer / Pow Wow the Pony / Gold Rush / 1960s

bed 4
The Mustang / Dance to Swing Organ / Night Train / Somerset / 1965

set 5a
Big Sheba with Bobby Mitchell’s Orchestra / Standing on the Corner / Derby / 1949
Lenny Capello & the Dots / Cotton Candy / Ric / 1958
Charlie Singleton / S.O.S. / Red Robin / 1950

bed 5
Billy May & his Orchestra / soundtrack to MGM film Johnny Cool / The Coolest Pad / UA / Hollywood 1963

set 5b
The Contours / Shake, Sherrie / Gordy / 1962
Jimmy McGriff / I’ve Got a Woman / Sue / 1967
Millie Small / Something’s Gotta Be Done / Fontana / 1964
Earl Gaines / Keep Your Mind on Me / Seventy 7 / 1972

bed 6
Jack Marshall / Soundsville! / The Third Man Theme / Capitol

set 6
Manfred Mann / What You Gonna Do? / Ascot / 1964
Dusty Springfield / Do Re Mi (Forget About the Do and Think About Me) / Philips / 1964
Chubby Checker / Twistin’ USA / Parkway / 1961
Lou Stein / Got a Match / Mercury / 1958
Jimmie Rodgers / Make Me a Miracle / Roulette / 1958

bed 7
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans / Rhapsody in Blue / Columbia / 5.28.35 / with Larry Adler on harmonica

set 7
Rocky Roberts & the Airedales / Stasera Mi Butto / Durum / 1967
Gene Chandler / Soul Hootenanny, Part 2 / Constellation / 1965
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart / Out & About / A&M / 1967
The Cowsills / Love American Style / MGM / 1970

bed 8
Elmer Bernstein / soundtrack to Staccato / Walk a Lonely Street / Capitol

set 8
Sensational Saints of Ohio / Ain’t That a Shame / Message / Detroit 1962
Cliff Nobles / Love Is All Right / Phil L.A. of Soul / 1968

bed 9
Pat Williams / Shades of Today / For Me! (Arrastao) / Verve

last whoohoo song
Bobby Darin / Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey / Atco / 1960


Friday, June 23, 2017

Playlist in a Caboose

Bobby, I'd never roll *my* eyes at you!

Coffeetime, June 23, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons / Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons / Cliff’s Edge / New Jazz / 7.26.57
Horace Silver / Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet / Sarfari / Blue Note / 1.13.58
Lionel  Hampton & his Orchestra / High Society / Victor / 4.3.39
Miff Mole & his Molers / Navy Blues / Okeh / 2.6.30 / vocal = Scrappy Lambert
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blues for Cuba / Aladdin / LA 12.15.50 / vocal = Floyd Dixon
Lucy Reed / This is Lucy Reed / Little Boy Blue / Fantasy / Chicago 1.57

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004
set 2
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / Stella By Starlight / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Miles Davis All Star Quintet / Changes / Prestige / 8.5.55
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Savoy / 1.31.49
Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Squeeze Me / HRS [Hot Record Society] / 4.6.40
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Sentimental Melancholy / Brunswick / 2.18.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Machito & his Afro-Cubans / Blen, Blen, Blen / live, Royal Roost 3.19.49 / intro by Symphony Sid
Johnny “Guitar” Watson / Oh Baby / RPM / 1955

set 3
Yusef Lateef / Into Something / I’ll Remember April / New Jazz / 12.29.61
Baby Face Willette / Stop and Listen / Willow Weep for Me / Blue Note / 5.22.61
Mills Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald / Big Boy Blue / Decca / 1.12.37
Elizabeth Welch & her Swing Quartet / Drop in Next Time You’re Passing / Vocalion / London 10.13.36
Bobby Troup & his Trio / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955

set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / Misty / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Bobby Scott / The Compositions of Bobby Scott / Cerebellum / Bethlehem / 11.54
Vido Musso’s All Stars / Moose in a Caboose / Savoy / 2.25.46
King Cole Trio / I’d Love to Make Love to You / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.45
Jack Crowder, Winston DeWitt Hemsley, Pearl Bailey, & Roger Lawson / Put on Your Sunday Clothes / Broadway cast recording, Hello, Dolly! / RCA Victor / 1967
Dixiaires [aka Dixieaires] / God Is the Greatest Creator / Sittin in With / LA 1951

last soulful song
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / One Dozen Roses / Satisfaction / Tamla / Detroit 1971

Friday, June 16, 2017

Playlist (Don’t Be So Ridiculous)

J'adore Mickey!

Coffeetime, June 16, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / [Two Bones] / Fuss Budget / Blue Note [unreleased] / 1.22.58
Lee Morgan / Indeed! / Stand By / Blue Note [1538] / 11.4.56
Red Perkins & his Dixie Ramblers / Minor Blues / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 5.6.31
Noël Coward / We Were Dancing / HMV / London 2.13.36 / with the Phoenix Theatre Orchestra
Louis Jordan’s Elk Rendez-Vous Band / Honey in the Bee Ball / Decca / 12.20.38
Joni James / Let There Be Love / The Nearness of You / M-G-M / LA 1953

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

set 2
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Don’t Blame Me / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Hank Mobley / Deep in a Dream / Blue Note / 8.18.57 (note: Kenny Dorham sits out)
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Dinner for One Please, James / RCA Victor / 1.17.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Doin’ Things / Okeh / 5.4.27
Chocolate Williams / They’ll Do It Every Time / HRS / 5.5.47 / with Brick Fleagle’s Rhythmakers
Sam Cooke / Encore / Mary, Mary Lou / Keen / LA 1958 / with Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
Otis Rush / It Takes Time / Cobra / 1958 / with Willie Dixon & his Orchestra

set 3
Lou Donaldson / Mr. Shing-A-Ling / The Humpback / Blue Note / 10.27.67
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin’ / Back Breaker / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Oscar Peterson / This Is Oscar Peterson at the Piano / Honeydripper / RCA Victor / 1952
Ella Mae Morse / Cow-Cow Boogie / Capitol / Hollywood 5.21.42
Three Flames / Nicholas (Don’t Be So Ridiculous) / Columbia / 1947  https://youtu.be/stjvReaElhQ
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / We’ll Be Together Again / Reprise / Las Vegas 8.9.66

set 4
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / New Rhumba / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61
Bill Perkins & Richie Kamuca / Tenors Head-On / Don’t Be That Way / Pacific Jazz / LA 7.56
King Cole Trio / Embraceable You / Capitol / Hollywood 12.15.43
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney / Good Morning / soundtrack to M-G-M movie Babes in Arms / Hollywood 5.15.39
Sam Fletcher / Sweet Slumber / RCA Victor / 1961
The Detroiters / Ride On King Jesus / Specialty [unissued] / 8.14.51

last soulful song
Lulu / Lulu’s Album / Cry Like a Baby / Columbia / 1969

Friday, June 02, 2017

Playlist, Won’t You Please Come Home

Cute guys and shoulder pads: it's a party!
Coffeetime, June 2, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Indeed! / Little T [alt take] / Blue Note [1538] / 11.4.56
Max Roach / Jazz in 3/4 Time / Lover / EmArcy / Hollywood 3.21.57
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / [Duke Ellington & His Men] / Five O’Clock Rag / RCA Victor / 9.26.41
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / I Wished on the Moon / Columbia / 6.28.35
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Take the U Car / Atlas / LA c. 1948
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / The Thrill Is Gone / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Lester Young / The Jazz Giants ’56 / I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan / Verve / 1.12.56
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Clef / LA late fall 1952
Joe Venuti / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show #22  / Palm Springs 3.5.53
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / He Ain’t Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 1.25.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Joe Turner / Howlin’ Winds / National / Chicago 12.9.47
Jane Russell / [Girls and More Girls] / Bye-Bye Baby / from 20th Century Fox movie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Lion] / Hollywood 1953
Otis Rush / It Takes Time / Cobra / 1958 / with Willie Dixon & his Orchestra

set 3
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Greasy / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Bennie Green / Glidin’ Along / Sweet Sucker / Jazzland / 3.9.61
Mills Brothers / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Melotone / 11.25.31
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Day In Day Out / Bluebird / 8.27.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Bing Crosby / Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around… / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Decca / Hollywood 4.17-18.56

set 4
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / I Can’t Get Started / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58
Shorty Rogers / Chances Are it Swings / A Very Special Love / RCA (Living Stereo) / Hollywood 12.12, 20.58
King Cole Trio / Beautiful Moons Ago / Excelsior/Capitol / LA 3.1.43
Patti Page / In the Land of Hi Fi / My Kind of Love / EmArcy / Hollywood 5.8.56 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
Jerry Butler / You Don’t Know What You Got Until You Lose It / Mercury / 1968
The Alphabetical Four / I’m Gonna Walk Right In and Make Myself at Home / Decca / 11.18.43

last soulful song
Alton Ellis / Sunday Coming / It's True / Coxsone / Kingston, Jamaica 1970

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shoot the Playlist to Me Cupid

I've got a secret: these are two of my favorite guys!

Coffeetime, May 19, 2017, Angelynn Grant set 1 John Coltrane / Black Pearls / Lover Come Back to Me / Prestige / 5.23.58 John Coltrane / Soultrane / You Say You Care / Prestige / 2.7.58 Oran “Hot Lips” Page & his Band / Gone with the Gin / Decca / 1.23.40 The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks / Rhythm King / Victor / Chicago 12.12.28 / vocal = Joe Sanders LaVern Baker / How Can You Leave A Man Like This? / Atlantic / 6.19.53 Ann Cole / Darling Don’t Hurt Me / Baton / 1955 / with Dave McRae Orchestra bed Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes – Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004 set 2 Red Garland / Solar / The Very Thought of You / Jazzland / 1.30.62 Art Pepper / Intensity / Come Rain or Come Shine / Contemporary / LA 11.23, 25.60 Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / Goodbye / Everest / 9.3.58 Mills Blue Rhythm Boys / Ev’ry Time I Look at You / Brunswick / 7.30.31 Clyde Hart’s Hot Seven / Shoot the Arrow to Me Cupid / Savoy / 12.19.44 / vocal = Joe Gregory June Christy / Something Cool / I’ll Take Romance / Capitol / Hollywood 1953 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra The Barry Sisters / At Home with the Barry Sisters / Eishes-Chiyell [A Woman of Value] / Roulette / 1960 / with Abe Einstein Orchestra
set 3 George Barnes / Guitars Galore / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Mercury / LA 1961 Conte Candoli / Little Band Big Jazz / Mambo Diane / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60 Don Byas & Slam Stewart / I Got Rhythm / Commodore / 6.9.45 Rosemary Clooney & Tony Pastor / I’m Sorry I Didn’t Say I’m Sorry (When I Made You Cry Last Night) / Columbia / 6.5.47 / with Tony Pastor & his Orchestra Four Tunes / I'm the Guy / RCA Victor / 6.49 Yves Montand / Montand Chante Prévert / Barbara / Philips / Paris 1962 set 4 Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / Desmond Blue / RCA Victor / 10.2.61 Jack Sheldon / Jazz West Coast, Vol 2 / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.18.55 King Cole Trio / On the Sunny Side of the Street / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / vocal = The Barrie Sisters Little Milton / I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town / Checker / Chicago 1965 Frank Gorshin / Jimmy [Original Broadway Cast Recording] / Life Is a One Way Street / RCA Victor / 1969 Golden Gate Quartet / Born Ten Thousand Years Ago / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37 last soulful song Fantastic Four / As Long as I Live (I Live for You) / Ric-Tic / 1967

Friday, May 12, 2017

Rhythm of the Playlist and Pans

I surrender, handsome Billy Eckstine!

Coffeetime, May 12, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jackie McLean / Swing, Swang, Swingin’ / I’ll Take Romance / Blue Note / 10.20.59
Joe Gordon / Introducing Joe Gordon / Toll Bridge (Rifftide) / EmArcy / 9.8.54
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / Dinah / Disques Swing / Paris 7.12.37
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / She’s Funny That Way / Victor / vocal = Van Fleming / 1.17.29
Theodore “Wingy” Carpenter & his Wingies / Rhythm of the Dishes and Pans / Decca / 1.12.40
Jeri Southern / The Southern Style / I’ll Take Romance / Decca / 1955

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

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / At Ease with Coleman Hawkins / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Prestige Moodsville / 1.29.60
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Strictly Romance / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Art Tatum / The Tatum Touch / Humoresque / Columbia / live, Shrine Auditorium, LA 1949
The Ramblers / Decca Stomp / Decca / London 5.23.33
Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra / Wherever There’s Me, There’s You / AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / vocal = Francis Glenn & Jay Johnson
Danny Kaye / Eileen / Columbia / 1941
Ann Cole / Are You Satisfied / Baton / 1955 / with Dave McRae Orchestra

set 3
Kenny Dorham / Trompeta Toccata / The Fox / Blue Note / 9.14.64
Frank Foster / I’ll Take Romance / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
The Spirits of Rhythm / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 9.20.33
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / Chicago 2.1.40 / vocal = The Pied Pipers
Billy Eckstine / I Surrender Dear / There Are Such Things / EmArcy / 1955

set 4
Tal Farlow / Tal / Isn’t It Romantic / Verve / 1956
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 1, “The Quintets” / I’ll Take Romance / Contemporary / LA 7.2.54
Art Tatum Trio / Sweet Lorraine / AFRS #32 / Hollywood late spring 1943 / master of ceremonies = Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
King Cole Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44 / vocal = Ida James
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / Makin’ Whoopee / Atlantic / live, Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper, LA 1970
Swan Silvertones / Singin’ in My Soul / Lord Today / Vee Jay / Chicago 1960

last soulful song
The Mad Lads / The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lads / Monkey Time ’69 / Volt / Memphis 1969

 

Friday, May 05, 2017

Wrapped Up in a Playlist Again

Quel profile! Quel turtleneck!

Coffeetime, May 5, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
David Fathead Newman / Fathead / Bill for Bennie / Atlantic / 11.5.58
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Nica’s Tempo / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Jimmy Heath / Swamp Seed / Nutty / Riverside / 3.11.63
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Miss Hallelujah Brown / Bluebird / 9.12.38
Irving Aaronson & his Commanders / Don’t Look at Me That Way / Victor / 6.24.28 / vocal = Irene Bordoni
Ivory Joe Hunter / Mean Woman Blues / Pacific / San Francisco 2.47
Dinah Washington / Drinking Again / The Man That Got Away / Roulette / 1962

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

set 2
Oscar Peterson / Oscar Peterson Plays the Harold Arlen Song Book / The Man That Got Away / Verve / Chicago summer 1959
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Flamingo / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Johnny Smith / Moonlight in Vermont / Tenderly / Roost / 11.9.52
Leo Parker’s All Stars / Solitude / Savoy [unreleased]c / 12.28.50
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / When Day Is Done / Victor / 6.8.27
Georgia White / The Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But…??? / Decca / Chicago 10.21.38
Flamingos / Plan for Love / Chance / 1953 / with Red Hollaway’s Orchestra
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Look Around / The Look of Love / A&M / Hollywood 1967

set 3
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Black Coffee / Prestige / 10.21.66
Howard Roberts / H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player! / Li’l Darlin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 1963
The John Hardee Sextet / River Edge Rock / Blue Note / 5.31.46
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Dreaming Out Loud / Victor / 5.13.40 / vocal = Martha Tilton
Four Knights / Wrapped Up in a Dream Again / Coral / 1949
Yves Montand / [Á Paris, volume 3] / Le Dormeur du Val / Odéon [King] / Paris 11.05.53

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / From All Sides / Menino Pequeno da Bateria -- partial / Fantasy / San Fransisco 5.65
Zoot Sims & Al Cohn / The Brothers / Morning Fun / Prestige / 9.8.52
Tiny Grimes Swingtet / C Jam Blues / Blue Note / 8.14.46
King Cole Trio / What Have You Got in Those Eyes / Capitol transcription / LA 7.26.49
Frankie Laine / Mr. Rhythm / Judy / Columbia / 1951 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Desmond Dekker / Shanty Town / soundtrack The Harder They Come / Beverley 1967
Southern Tornadoes / Toll the Bell Easy / United / Chicago 3.21.52

last soulful song
The Impressions / Ridin’ High / I Need a Love / ABC-Paramount / Chicago 1966