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

Friday, April 28, 2017

Let's Put Out the Playlist

Such pretty canaries!

Coffeetime, April 28, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet / Hank’s Prank / Blue Note [5066] / 3.27.55
Gigi Gryce – Clifford Brown / Gigi Gryce – Clifford Brown Sextet / Baby / Blue Note [5048] / Paris 10.8.53
Eddie Heywood & his Orchestra / Begin the Beguine / V-Disc 324B / 2.26.44
Freddie Rich & his Orchestra / You’re an Education / Vitaphone musical short / Hollywood early 1938 / vocal = The Three Symphonettes
The Ink Spots / The Ink Spots / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Waldorf Music Hall [33 144] / 1955
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book / It Was Written in the Stars / Verve / LA 1.15.61 / with Billy May & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note / 7.14.56
Ike Quebec / With a Song in My Heart / Imagination / Blue Note / 2.13.62
Johnny Guarnieri / Piano Contrasts / Why Do I Love You? / Mercury [25068] / 8.17.45
Hazel Scott / People Will Say We’re in Love / V-Disc 30 / 8.27.43
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Honey Ma’ Love / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47
T-Bone Walker / Bye, Bye, Baby / Imperial / LA or Detroit 10.27.53 / with T.J. Fowler’s Band

set 3
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / Cherry / Blue Note / 1.31.63
John Coltrane / Lush Life / I Hear a Rhapsody / Prestige / 1.10.58
Sonny Stitt and Bud Powell / Sonny Side / Prestige [103] / 1.26.50
Jack Jenney / City Night / Vocalion [Columbia GL 100] / 10.19.39 / vocal = Frank Sherman
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / Till Then / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / Let’s Put Out the Lights / Jubilee / 1958

set 4
Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan / Lee Konitz With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet / I’ll Remember April / Pacific Jazz / The Haig, LA 1.53
Maynard Ferguson / Dimensions / Maiden Voyage / EmArcy [MG 29024] / 2.19.54
The Metronome All-Stars / Local 802 Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 1.23.51
Martha Raye / The Voice / After You’ve Gone / Discovery [DL-3010] / 1950
Eddie Vinson / Bonus Pay / Mercury / 1946
Anthony Newley / The Roar of the Greasepaint / That’s What It Is to Be Young / RCA / 1965
Alphabetical Four / He Sees All We Do and Hears All We Say / Decca / 4.19.40

last soulful song
The Dynamites / Let’s Try / Pay / 1966

Friday, April 21, 2017

If You Were the Only Playlist

Lay down the law, Ida!

Coffeetime, April 21, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Songs for my Father / The Kicker / Blue Note / 10.26.64
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Weeja / Prestige / 5.7.56
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Two Little Bluebirds / HMV / London 9.16.26
Mabel Scott / Fine, Fine Baby / King / 3.25.50
Sarah Vaughan / No Count Sarah / Missing You / EmArcy / 8.6-8.57

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

set 2
Prestige All-Stars / Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors / Soul Eyes / Prestige / 3.22.57
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Lyin’ to Myself / Decca / 5.18.36
Lula Reed / Going Back to Mexico / King / Cincinnati 4.23.53
Betty Hutton / I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning / soundtrack to MGM movie Annie Get Your Gun / Hollywood 1950

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Roots & Herbs / Look at the Birdie / Blue Note / 2.18.64
Joe Newman / Good ’n‘ Groovy / To Rigmor / Prestige Swingville / 3.19.61
Pete Johnson / Dive Bomber / World Jam Session audition disc / 2.17.44 / announcer = Tom Shirley
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Don’t Take Your Love from Me / radio transcription / mid-1940s / vocal = Eugenie Baird; featuring Red Nichols on clarinet
The Charioteers / You Make Me Feel So Young / Columbia [Harmony] / 7.1.46
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / If You Were the Only Girl / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
West Coast Jazzmen [Howard Lucraft] / Showcase for Modern Jazz / Smog à la Mode / Decca / Hollywood summer 1957
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Georgia on My Mind / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / S&B / Contemporary / LA 3.17.54
King Cole Trio / Who’s Been Eatin’ My Porridge? / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44 / vocal = Ida James
Dionne Warwick / The Windows of The World / The Windows of The World / Scepter / 4.13.67
Little Milton / Blind Man / Checker / Chicago 1964
Golden Gate Quartet / Rock My Soul / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
The Accents / You Better Think Again / One-derful! / Chicago 1965

Friday, April 14, 2017

This Is a Very Special Playlist

Hey, Hey – How’m I Doin’?

Coffeetime, April 14, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Blowin’ the Blues Away / Break City / Blue Note / 8.29.59
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley’s Second Message / Crazeology / Prestige / 7.27.56
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Out of Nowhere / Bluebird / 6.5.39
Whispering Jack Smith / All By Yourself in the Moonlight / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England     12.28.28
[Leo] “Snub” Mosley & Orchestra / Social Drag / Sonora / 1946 / vocal = Bob Carroll & ensemble
Paul Gayten & his Orchestra / Happy Birthday to You / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood c. 1950
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book / Why Was I Born? / Verve / LA 1.6.63

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane / Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane / Why Was I Born? / New Jazz / 3.7.58
Richie Kamuca / Some Other Spring / Concord / 1977
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Why Was I Born? / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Gene Ammons / It’s the Talk of the Town / Aristocrat / Chicago 10.12.48
Nat Gonella & his Trumpet / Nobody’s Sweetheart / Brunswick / London 5.26.33 / vocal = Nat Gonella & Garland Wilson
Hildegarde / Medley: The Moon Got in My Eyes; All You Want to Do Is Dance / Columbia / London 9.4.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Old Man River / Specialty / Hollywood 12.31.47
Peggy Lee / This Is a Very Special Day / Decca / Hollywood 12.16.52 / with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra & Chorus

set 3
Kenny Dorham / Whistle Stop / Buffalo / Blue Note / 1.15.61
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Odds Against Tomorrow / Cue #9 / 10.9.59
Mills Brothers / Jungle Fever / Decca / LA 2.24.34
Johnny Mercer / Surprise Party / Capitol / Hollywood 8.9.45 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / The Shadow of Your Smile / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.11.66

set 4
Shelly Manne / My Son the Jazz Drummer! / Di Grine Kuzine / Contemporary / 12.20.62
Oscar Peterson / Plays the George Gershwin Song Book / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Verve / summer 1949
Garland Wilson / China Boy / Brunswick / Paris c. 12.33
King Cole Trio / Look What You’ve Done to Me / Capitol / Hollywood 3.6.44
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Happy Birthday Boogie / Decca [unissued] / 6.5.51
Dinah Washington / Dinah ’63 / Why Was I Born? / Roulette / LA 1963
Golden Gate Quartet / Travelin’ Shoes / Bluebird / Charlotte, North Carolina 1.24.38

last soulful song
Natural Four / Count on Me / Curtom / Chicago 1975

 

Friday, April 07, 2017

That's a Playlist for You

Bell sleeves! White boots!

Coffeetime, April 7, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Fuego / Bup A Loup / Blue Note / 10.4.59
Freddie Hubbard / Hub Cap / Osie Mae / Blue Note / 4.9.61
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Shipyard Ramble / Bluebird / 1.22.41
Irving Aaronson & his Commanders / I’m Just Wild About Animal Crackers / Victor / 6.23.26 / vocal = Phil Saxe
Betty Hall Jones / That’s a Man for You / Capitol / Hollywood 2.11.49
Wynona Carr / Nursery Rhyme Rock / Specialty / Hollywood 1956 / with The Bumps Blackwell Band
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / 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
Art Farmer / Modern Art / Like Someone in Love / United Artists / 9.10, 11, 14.58
Sonny Red / Images / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / Jazzland / 6.61
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / You Go to My Head / King / Cincinnati 1958
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / I’m Coming Virginia / Okeh / Chicago 5.9.27
Adrian’s Tap Room Gang / I Got a Need for You / Victor / 6.14.35 / vocal = Jeanne Burns & Wingy Manone
Doris Day / I Only Have Eyes for You [10 inch EP “Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production”] / Tea for Two / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra, Gene Nelson (“dance effects & songs”), the Ken Lane Singers, & the Page Cavanaugh Trio
Du Droppers / I Wanna Thank You / RCA/Groove [unissued] / 4.1.55

set 3
Cy Coleman / Playboy’s Penthouse / Playboy Theme / Everest / 1960
Teddy Edwards / Teddy’s Ready! / The Sermon / Contemporary / LA 8.17.60
Miles Davis/ Mile Stone / Savoy / 8.14.47
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / What Do You Know About Love? / Bluebird / 10.20.38 / vocal = Ida James
Jubalaires / Casey Jones / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Delta Rhythm Boys / In Sweden / Old Man River / Jubilee [Metronome] / Stockholm 1956

set 4
Steve Allen / Monday Nights / Misty / Signature / 1956
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Indian Summer / Contemporary / 12.4.56
Red Perkins & his Dixie Ramblers / Old Man Blues / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 5.6.31
Jo Stafford & her V-Disc Play Boys / I’m Coming Virginia / V-Disc 895A / 4.19.45
Fred Astaire / The Best of The Band Wagon / New Sun in the Sky / Clef / Hollywood 12.52
Dixie-Aires / Loose the Man / Exclusive / summer 1948

last soulful song
Ruby Andrews / Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over) / Zodiac / 1967