Friday, December 08, 2017

Go Back to the Playlist You Love

Bow Tie, Big Band, and a Wink

Coffeetime, December 8, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Free Form / French Spice / Blue Note / 12.11.61
Lee Morgan / Candy / C.T.A. / Blue Note / 2.2.58
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Dinah / Victor / 1.28.26
Durium Dance Band / By the Fireside / Durium flexidisc / London 3.15.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / Go Back to the One You Love / Capitol / Hollywood 12.18.47
Dakota Staton / Time to Swing / Baby, Don’t You Cry / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Tom Cat / Twilight Mist / Blue Note / 8.11.64
Frank Wess / Some Other Spring / Commodore / 5.8.54
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra / Mood Indigo / Vogue / Paris 6.20.50
Cliff Edwards & his Hot Combination / Dinah / 12.2.25
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orch / Ain’t Gonna Study War No More / radio transcription / 6.19.40 / vocal = Dandridge Sisters & Lunceford Quartet
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’m Wise to You, Baby / Manor / 12.48 / vocal = Jimmy “Baby-Face” Lewis
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Lydia / Atlantic / 1958

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night in Tunisia / Yama / Blue Note / 8.7 & 14.60
Paul Smith / By the Fireside / By the Fireside / Savoy / LA 4.18.50
Charlie Parker / [Swedish Schnapps] / Swedish Schnapps / Clef [Verve] / 1.17.51
Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven / It’s a Hundred to One (I’m in Love) / Victor / 8.28.39 / vocal = Edythe Wright
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of Yocu / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Mel Lewis / Mel Lewis/6 / Grey Flannel /  Mode / Hollywood 1957
Hoagy Carmichael / Stardust / V-Disc 536A / Hollywood 8.13.45
Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra / Stardust / AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46
Jimmy Durante / I’m As Ready As You Are / TV broadcast / 1.1.51 / duet with Sophie Tucker
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood / 1968
The Chosen Gospel Singers / No Room in the Hotel / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
Betty Everett / Hands Off / Vee-Jay / 1964

Friday, December 01, 2017

Toute ma playlist

Royalty!
Coffeetime, December 1, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Calling... / Clear the Dex  / Blue Note / 5.9.61
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Cannonball’s Sharpshooters Enroute / Our Delight / EmArcy / 3.4.58
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Merry-Go-Round / Victor / 4.30.35
Jack Winn & his Dallas Dandies aka Irving Mills & his Hotsy-Totsy Gang / Loved One [2nd take] / Melotone / 6.6.30
Ed Parker & his Orchestra aka Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / It’s the Darndest Thing / Okeh / 10.8.31 / vocal = Wallace Trio
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Two Timin’ Baby / Exclusive / LA 11.47 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Helen Carr / Down in the Depths of the 90th Floor… Miss Helen Carr / I’m Glad There Is You / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Strings / Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Around a Pug-nosed Dream) / EmArcy / 10.27, 28.55
Nat Adderley / “That's Nat” Adderley / You Better Go Now / Savoy / 7.26.55
Larry Adler / Body and Soul / Columbia / Paris 3.31.38 / avec le Quintette du Hot Club de France
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five / Jazz Lips / Okeh / Chicago 11.16.26
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / It Had to Be You / Decca [unissued] / 10.23.34 / vocal = Ella Logan
Terry Shand & his Orchestra / Cindy / Decca / 5.26.41
Johnny Mercer / I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City / Capitol / Hollywood 7.31.42
Big Maybelle / Hair Dressin’ Women / Okeh [unissued] / 3.2.54

set 3
Gene Ammons / Groove Blues / Groove Blues / Prestige / 1.3.58
James Moody / Lover, Come Back to Me / Vogue [Royal Roost] / Paris 7.27.51
Louis Prima & his Orchestra / A Sunday Kind of Love / radio broadcast / 400 Club 2.26.46 / vocal = Lily Ann Carol
Delta Rhythm Boys / Jersey Bounce / Soundie: Swingtime Holiday / Hollywood 1944
Billy Eckstine / Songs by Billy Eckstine / You Go to My Head / MGM / 1949

set 4
Oscar Moore / Body and Soul / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / Leave Your Worries Behind / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56
Les Paul & his Trio / Steel Guitar Rag / Decca / 1.7.47
Maxine Sullivan / The Same Old Story / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940-41 / with John Kirby & his Orchestra
Les Blue Stars / Octuor / Toute ma joie / Barclay / Paris 11.54
The Sons of David / I’ve Been Lifted / Silver Cross / Boston 1965

last soulful song
The Masqueraders / One More Chance / La Beat / Detroit 1967



Friday, November 24, 2017

Waltzing on a Playlist

I'm thankful for Lonnie Johnson!
Coffeetime, November 24, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
James Moody / Another Bag / Pleyel D’Jaime / Cadet [Argo] / Chicago 1.30.62
Blue Mitchell / Blue’s Moods / I Wish I Knew / Riverside / 8.24, 25.60
Brew Moore / The Brew Moore Quintet / Them There Eyes / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Hall, San Francisco 1.15.56
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Weary Blues / Victor / 9.12.38
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Ya Comin’ Up Tonite, Huh? / Victor / Chicago 1.14.29 / vocal = Wynken – Blynken – Nod
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / How High Am I?; Hey Now, Let’s Live / V-Disc 376 / 4.3.44
Sarah Vaughan / It’s You or No One / Musicraft / 12.27.47 / with Richard Maltby Orchestra

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

set 2
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / You’ll Never Know / Jazzland / 7.19.61
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Polka Dots and Moonbeams / Prestige / 5.7.56
Lonnie Johnson / Swing Out Rhythm / Decca / Chicago 11.8.37
Sophie Tucker / Aren’t Women Wonderful / Columbia / London 8.30.28 / with Ted Shapiro & his Orchestra
Rosetta Howard / Headin’ for the River / Decca / 6.14.39
Bing Crosby / San Fernando Valley / Decca / Hollywood 12.29.43 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Pee Wee Crayton / Yours Truly / Imperial / LA 1955

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Rough ’N’ Tumble / Feeling Good / Blue Note / 7.1.66
Stan Getz / With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida / Do What You Do, Do / Verve / 6.63
Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons / Movin’ the Boogie / AFRS Jubilee #6 / 1.43
Jo Stafford / Dream a Little Dream of Me / AFRS Melody Hour #316 / Hollywood 4.6.50
Melody Masters / Don’t You Ever Mind Them? / Apollo / 1947
Anthony Newley / The Roar of the Greasepaint / Feeling Good / RCA / 1965

set 4
Ralph Burns / The Third Herdsmen Blow in Paris, Vol. 1 [The Herdsmen Play Paris] / Pot Luck / Vogue [Fantasy] / Paris 4.23.54
Neal Hefti / The Band with Young Ideas / Waltzing on a Cloud / Coral / 1954
Pauline & her Perils [aka The Six Hits and a Miss] / My Blue Heaven / Keystone transcription / 4.39 / with the King Cole Trio, solo vocal = Pauline Byrns
Georges Guétary / La Divine Mélodie / Pathé / Paris 1946
Dinah Washington / Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat / EmArcy / 11.20.57
Golden Gate Quartet / Moses Smote the Waters / Columbia / 12.3.41

last soulful song
Betty Wright / The Best Girls Don’t Always Win / Alston / 1968

Friday, November 17, 2017

Two, Three, One, Playlist!

Ethel feeling the joy of lovely singing and a lovely hat.
Coffeetime, November 17, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tommy Turrentine / Tommy Turrentine / Two, Three, One, Oh! / Time / 1.19.60
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / Nica’s Dream / Contemporary / LA 8.29.57
Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / Victor / 3.2.27
Joe Haymes & his Orchestra / Here’s a Little Package / Bluebird / 6.23.32 / vocal = Chris Fletcher
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Sugar Lump / Exclusive / LA 1945
Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington / Blue Rose / Mood Indigo / Columbia / 1.23, 27.56 [Duke] and LA 2.8, 11.56

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

set 2
Sonny Clark / Leapin’' and Lopin’ / Deep in a Dream / Blue Note / 11.13.61
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream / Deep in a Dream / Savoy / 11.6.55
The Ramblers / Lazy Feet / Decca / London 11.8.32
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / I Ain’t Lazy – I’m Just Dreamin’ / Columbia / 5.14.34 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Bing Crosby / I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For / Decca / Hollywood 5.25.42 / with Bob Crosby & his Orchestra
Delta Rhythm Boys / Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby? / AFRS Personal Album #378 / Hollywood 1944
Ethel Waters / The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters / Paper Moon / Mercury / 1954

set 3
Charlie Rouse / Oh Yeah! / Rouse’s Point / Epic / 12.21.60
Barry Harris / At The Jazz Workshop / Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?  / Riverside / San Francisco 5.15 & 16.60
Sir Charles Thompson / Mr. Big Horn / Apollo / 12.29.47
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Bluebird / 11.9.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Ink Spots / Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat / Decca / 10.13.41
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / 20th Century Blues / Columbia / 1956

set 4
Barney Kessel / Some Like It Hot / Runnin’ Wild / Contemporary / LA 3.30-31.59
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / Love Walked In / Clef / LA late fall 1952
Oscar Moore / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / As Time Goes By / Victor / 7.25.31
Kay Starr / You’re Always There / radio transcription / 1949
Dean Martin & Peggy Lee / You Was / Capitol / Hollywood 12.14.48
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Pretty Butterfly (No Balanco Do Jequibau) / Liberty / 1967
The Bells of Joy / Please Hear My Call / Checker / 1960

last soulful song
The Stridells / Mix It Up / Curtom / Chicago 1969



Friday, November 10, 2017

You've Got to Love Her with a Playlist

That guitar! Those smiles! That music…!
Coffeetime, November 10, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / Skycoach / Prestige / 4.13.56
Benny Golson / Gone with Golson / Staccato Swing / New Jazz / 6.20.59
Red Norvo & his Overseas Spotlight Band / Seven Comes Eleven / V-Disc 202B / 10.28.43
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Autumn in New York / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Sherman “Blues” Johnson & his Clouds of Joy / Lost in Korea / Trumpet / Memphis 9.30.52
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / Porgy / Riverside / 10.28.57

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Quiet Kenny / My Ideal / New Jazz / 11.13.59
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / I Want to Be Wanted / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Benny Goodman Quartet / Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider / Victor / 2.3.37
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Doing Things / Victor / 6.21.28
Mildred Bailey / More Than You Know / V-Disc 202A / 11.4.43 / with Teddy Wilson on piano
Jaye P. Morgan / The RCA Victor Pop Shopper / They All Laughed / RCA Victor / 1955
Freddy King / You’ve Got to Love Her with a Feeling / Federal / Cincinnati 8.26.60

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / It’s Getting Dark / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
Milt Jackson / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars Volume 3 [Bag’s & Flutes] / Bag’s New Groove / Warner Brothers [Atlantic] / 5.21.57
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Fightin’ Doug MacArthur / Okeh / 2.26.42 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ravens / I’ve Got the World on a String / National [unissued] / c. 1950
Mel Tormé /Mel Torme With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette / When the Sun Comes Out / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.56

set 4
Russ Freeman & Bill Perkins / Jazz West Coast, Volume III / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1956
Al Cohn & his Orchestra / Lullaby of Birdland / RCA Victor / 12.23.54
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / As Time Goes By / Dawn / 1956
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Swing Out to Victory / Bluebird / 7.13.42
Georgie Auld with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires / Manhattan / Early Autumn / Coral / 9.2.52
Perry Como / The RCA Victor Pop Shopper [So Smooth] / It’s a Good Day / RCA Victor / 1955
The Southern Sons / I Heard the Preaching of the Elders / Bluebird / 8.28.42

last soulful song
The Chi-Lites / Stoned Out of My Mind / Brunswick / 1973



Friday, November 03, 2017

Turn on Your Playlist

WMBR listeners help us reach heavenly high notes!

This was the 2017 Coffeetime fundraising episode. Thanks to everyone who pledged/donated during my show as well as everyone who has pledged/donated since the fundraiser began yesterday morning. We continue our fun time until the end of the programming day on Wednesday. So don’t miss out: wmbr.org. Also thanks to everyone at the station who helped me by taking phone calls and keeping the laughs going, including Lauren, Sophia, Captain Al, Yuri, Larry, Bruce, Galen, and John. Big hug.

Coffeetime, November 3, 2017, Angelynn Grant – Fundraiser Show

set 1
John Coltrane, Julian Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball & Coltrane / Grand Central / EmArcy / Chicago 2.3.59
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra
Dinah Washington / Rich Man’s Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45

set 2
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Powder Keg / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
James Moody’s Modernists / Moody’s All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.19.48
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell

set 3
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transciption / 10.28.43
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (including Oscar Moore) / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47
Chubby Newsome / Where’s The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Hildegarde / I’m Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Camille Howard / Money Blues / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51

set 5
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Last Dollar / Okeh / 5.11.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
King Cole Trio / Money Is Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 11.3.47
Peggy Lee (With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Columbia / Hollywood 7.27.42
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can’t Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45

set 6
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Cojntemporary / LA 3.28.59
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That’s All / That’s All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Checker / Checker 2.16.65


Friday, October 27, 2017

Old Playlist Moon

Put a spell on me, TJ. :)

Coffeetime, October 20, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sahib Shihab / Jazz Shihab / Jamila / Savoy / 7.9.57
Sonny Stitt / Personal Appearance / I Never Knew / Verve / 5.12.57
Woody Herman Woodchoppers / Moon Burns / Jazztone [Dial] / 1950
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Where the Lazy Daisies Grow / Victor / Detroit 3.27.24
Rube Bloom & his Bayou Boys / Mysterious Mose / Columbia / 4.9.30 / vocal = Roy Evans
Daisy Mae & her Hepcats / Woman Trouble / Gotham / Philadelphia 1956
Sarah Vaughan / You’re Not the Kind / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / How Long Has This Been Going On? / New Jazz / 4.18.57
Jim Hall Trio / [Jazz Guitar] Jazz West Coast, Volume III / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1957
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra / Castle Rock / A Gentle Breeze / Verve [Norgran] / 3.3.51
Alice Faye / According to the Moonlight / RCA Victor / Hollywood 2.26.35
Paul Gayten Trio / True / DeLuxe / New Orleans early 1947
Goree Carter & his Hepcats / I’ve Got News for You / Coral / Houston 5.15.51
Frankie Laine / Moonlight Gambler / Columbia / 1956

set 3
Donald Byrd / The Cat Walk / The Cat Walk / Blue Note / 5.2.61
Joe Newman / The Happy Cats / Robbins’ Nest / Coral / LA 1957
Charlie Parker’s New Stars / Relaxin’ at Camarillo / Dial / Hollywood 2.26.47
Toni Harper / Candy Store Blues / Columbia / LA 12.26.47
Cats & the Fiddle / Where Are You / Manor / 1947
Marty Bell / Modern Jazz Sampler [The Voice of Marty Bell  – The Quartet of Don Elliott] / S’posin’ / Riverside / 1.57

set 4
Don Elliott / Double Trumpet Doings / Dominick Seventh / Jazzland / 3.16, 17.55
Jack Sheldon / The Jazz Trumpet of Jack Sheldon: A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles / Am I Blue / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
Shorty Rogers – André Previn Orchestra / Lullaby of Birdland / Lullaby of Birdland / RCA Victor / Hollywood 9.14.54
Shelly Lee Alley & his Alley Cats / Women, Women, Women / San Antonio 11.4.37
Pauline & her Perils (aka Six Hits & a Miss) / Old Man Moon / Keystone transcription / circa 4.39 / with the King Cole Trio
Tom Jones / Close Up / Witch Queen of New Orleans / London 1972
Jubalaires / When the Moon Goes Down / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
George Jackson / Till I Find Some Way / Malaco / Muscle Shoals 1978