Friday, April 16, 2021

Look at the Playlist and Smile: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 53

I’m for it! Groucho, that is.

Coffeetime, April 16, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Cliff Jordan [1565] / Beyond the Blue Horizon / Blue Note / 6.2.57 
Kenny Burrell – Jimmy Raney / 2 Guitars / Dead Heat / Prestige / 3.5.57 
Art Blakey’s Messengers / On the Roof / EmArcy [unissued] / 5.20.54 / Henry Durant ts, Horace Silver p, Percy Heath b, Art Blakey d
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra / Birmingham Breakdown / Brunswick / 2.28.27 
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / My Cutey’s Due at Two To-Two To-Day / Victor / 7.19.26 / vocal = Parker Gibbs (sounding a little like Cliff Edwards) 
Little Miss Cornshucks [Mildred Cummings] / I Don’t Love You Anymore / Sunbeam / Chicago 10.46 http://www.uncamarvy.com/LittleMissCornshucks/littlemisscornshucks.html
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Volume II / For You, For Me, For Evermore / Verve / 1959

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

set 2
Dave McKenna / Teddi King: This Is New / For You, For Me, For Evermore / Inner City Records / 1978
Bill Evans / Explorations / Elsa / Riverside / 2.2.61 
David Fathead Newman / House of David / I Wish You Love / Atlantic / 1967 
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Look at the World and Smile / Victor / Chicago 2.1.27 
Groucho & Zeppo Marx (& ensemble) / I’m Against It / from the Paramount movie Horse Feathers / Hollywood 1932 
Ruth Brown / So Long / Atlantic / 1949 / with Eddie Condons’s NBC Television Orchestra
Vikki Carr / Discovery, Volume II / When in Rome / Liberty / LA 1964 / orchestra conducted by Bob Florence

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Dearly Beloved / Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You / Blue Note / 6.8.61 
Lem Winchester / Another Opus / Like Someone in Love / New Jazz / 6.4.60 
Martha Tilton & her V-Disc Play-Fellows / Beyond the Blue Horizon / V-Disc 524B / 5.10.45 / with Sgt. Sy Oliver & his Orchestra
The Cabineers / How Can I Help It / Abbey / summer 1949 
Dick Haymes / For You, For Me, For Evermore / For You, For Me, For Evermore / Audiophile / 1976 

set 4
Dick Garcia / A Message from Dick Garcia / I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire / Dawn / 1956 
Sal Salvador / Shades of Sal Salvador / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Bethlehem / 1957 
Jim Hall / Jazz Guitar / Tangerine / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_Guitar_(album)
June Christy & the Kentones / I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 12.13.45 
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / My Cutey’s Due at Two-to-Two Today / Atco / LA 1961 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
Little Esther (Phillips) & Jimmy Ricks / Double Crossing Blues / Atlantic / 2.6, 7.64
Four Internes / I’m Using My Bible as a Road Map / Federal / 1953

last soulful song
J.T. Rhythm / My Sweet Baby / Palmer / Detroit / 1967




Friday, April 09, 2021

All I Need Is a Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 52

Sammy, livin’ it up on the BBC.

Coffeetime, April 9, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / The Opener / Oscalypso / Blue Note / 6.16.57 
Lee Morgan / The Cooker / Heavy Dipper / Blue Note / 11.29.57 
Chu Berry “Little Jazz” Ensemble / Body and Soul / Commodore / 11.11.38 / Roy Eldridge tp, Chu Berry ts, Clyde Hart p, Danny Barker g, Artie Shapiro b, Sid Catlett d 
Paul Specht’s Canadian Club Orchestra / I’m Going Out if Lizzie Comes In / Columbia / London 1.28.26 / vocal = Brockton Lorne
Bill Samuels Trio / New Jockey Blues / Miracle / Chicago 1.50 
Dinah Washington / Drinking Again / Drinking Again / Roulette / 1962 

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

set 2
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins / The Nearness of You / Tampa / LA 1954 
Gil Mellé / Patterns in Jazz / Moonlight in Vermont / Blue Note / 4.1.56 
Milt Jackson / Milt Jackson Quintet with Horace Silver / I’ve Lost Your Love / Prestige / 6.16.54 
Cass Hagan & his Hotel Manger Orchestra / Hallelujah! / Columbia / 4.13.27 / vocal = Franklyn Baur 
Erskine Butterfield & his Blue Boys / A Zoot Suit / radio transcription / Hollywood 1941 
Wini Brown / He’s My Daddy / National / 8.1.49 
Annie Ross / Gypsy / All I Need Is a Boy / World Pacific / LA 1959 / with Buddy Bregman Band
The Dells / Baby Do / Vee-Jay [unissued] / 5.21.56 http://www.uncamarvy.com/Dells/dells.html

set 3
Donald Byrd / At the Half Note Café / Jeannine / Blue Note / 11.11.60 
Pete Johnson & Hadda Brooks / Swings the Boogie / Variety Boogie / Crown / LA 1958
Mills Brothers / Side Kick Joe / Decca / 6.29.38 
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me / Lang-Worth Transcription / 1.10.44 / vocal = Thelma Carpenter
Beny Moré Y Su Orquesta / Dolor y Perdón [Pain & Forgiveness] / RCA Victor / Cuba 1957

set 4
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Chant of the Cosmos / Atlantic / LA 12.9.55 
Zoot Sims / Choice / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 3.59
Boone’s Jumping Jacks / Please Be Careful (If You Can’t Be Good) / Decca / 10.42 / vocal = Chester Boone
Peggy Lee / Mean to Me / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 5.28.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Sammy Davis Jr. / A Lot of Livin’ / BBC show Meet Sammy Davis Jr. / live, London 5.5.63
Soul Stirrers / Pray / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood c. 8.17.55

last soulful song
Al Jarreau / We’re in This Love Together / Warner Brothers / LA 1981



Friday, April 02, 2021

On Playlist Island: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 51

Who wouldn’t dance with lovely Ginger?

Coffeetime, April 2, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
George Benson / The George Benson Cookbook / The Cooker / Columbia / 1966 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, volume 1 / The Opener / Blue Note / live, Birdland 9.14.60 / MC = Pee Wee Marquette 
Joe Venuti & his Orchestra / Getting Hot / Victor / 5.23.29 / listed in Victor ledgers as Napoleon’s Emperors 
The Radiolites / There Must Be Somebody Else / Columbia / 10.26.27 / vocal = Harold “Scrappy” Lambert 
Luke Jones & his Five Joes / Ditch Diggin’ Daddy / Atlas / Hollywood early 1947 / vocal = Clarence Williams 
Audrey Morris / Bistro Ballads / April Fool / X / Chicago 4.1.55 

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

set 2
Gerry Mulligan / Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster / Chelsea Bridge / Verve / LA 12.2.59 
Lou Donaldson / The Nearness of You / Blue Note / 10.31.59 
Teddy Wilson / On Treasure Island / Brunswick / 11.22.35 
Ginger Rogers / They All Laughed / soundtrack to Shall We Dance / Hollywood 1937
King Cole Trio / (I’ve Got Those) Mad About Him, Sad Without Him, How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / vocal = The Barrie Sisters
Etta Jones / This Is a Fine Time / Victor / 10.8.47 / with Luther Henderson & his orchestra
Pat Suzuki / Frenesi / Capitol [unissued] / 1961

set 3
John Lewis / Grand Encounter: 2° East / 3° West / Love Me or Leave Me / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.10.56 
Ron Jefferson / Love Lifted Me / Love Lifted Me / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.27.61 
Jimmie Grissom & the Blenders / Frank Bull’s Boogie / Miltone / LA 1947
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / I Oughta Know More About You / RCA Victor / 1950 / vocal = Frances Irwin & Jack Duffy
Deep River Boys / Glad Rag Doll / RCA Victor / London 1955 / lead vocal = Harry Douglas
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Sings and Plays / Someone to Watch Over Me / Hollywood 2.28.55 

set 4
Cy Touff Octet / Keester Parade / Pacific Jazz / LA 12.4.55 
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / As Long As There’s Music / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18.58 
June Christy & the Kentones / Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 12.13.45 
Ethel Merman / Merman in Vegas / A Lot of Livin’ to Do / Reprise / The Flamingo, Las Vegas 1962 / with Russ Black & his Orchestra
Mount Eagle Quartet / When I Take My Vacation in Heaven / Apex / c. 11.48

last soulful song
The Mighty Marvelows / You’re Breaking My Heart / ABC / Chicago 1968
The Mighty Marvelows / In the Morning / ABC / Chicago 1968 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Down the Old Playlist Road: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 50

Loveliest performance of Lover Man by lovely Sarah Vaughan.


Coffeetime, March 26, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Redd / Redd’s Blues / Now / Blue Note / 1.17.61 
Sonny Clark / Cool Struttin’ / Sippin’ at Bells / Blue Note / 1.5.58 
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Manhattan Jam / Vocalion / 3.17.37
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans / You Started Something / Columbia / 1941 / vocal = Leslie Douglas
Tab Smith Septette / Amateur Night in Harlem / Apollo / 10.15.45 / vocal = Willie Bryant
Sarah Vaughan / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) / live TV broadcast / Holland 1958 / Richard Davis (Bass); Ronnell Bright (Piano); and Art Morgan (Drums)

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

set 2
Wes Montgomery / Guitar on the Go / For All We Know / Riverside / 11.27.63 
Benny Golson / Benny Golson’s New York Scene / You’re Mine You / Contemporary / 10.14.57 
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Velvet Moon / Prestige / 5.18.60 
Harry Reser / Flapperette / Brunswick / 10.27.30 / with William Wirges on piano 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / If I Only Had a Brain / Brunswick / 7.4.39 / vocal = Harry Babbitt
Cats & the Fiddle / Lawdy-Clawdy / Bluebird / 10.41 
Vocaleers / Lovin’ Baby / Red Robin / 7.54 

set 3
Philly Joe Jones / Philly Joe’s Beat / Muse Rapture / Atlantic / 1960 
Cannonball Adderley / Them Dirty Blues / Jeannine / Riverside / 1960 
Sir Charles [Thompson] & his All Stars / The Street Beat / Apollo / 9.4.45 
Maxine Sullivan / Down the Old Ox Road / Victor / 6.29.38 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Baby, Are You Kiddin’? / Decca / LA 8.9.45 / vocal = Delta Rhythm Boys 
Al Hibbler / As Time Goes By / Clef / 9.30.53 / with Lloyd Trotman on bass 

set 4
Tal Farlow / Autumn in New York / Have You Met Miss Jones? / Verve / LA 11.15.54 
Nat Brandwynne & his Stork Club Orchestra / Take My Heart / Brunswick / 1936 / vocal = Buddy Clark
Peggy Lee / Fools Rush In / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 5.14.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Stan Getz & João Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / Para Machucar Meu Coração / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = João Gilberto 
The Soul Stirrers / I Have a Friend Above All Others / Specialty / Hollywood 2.27.53

last soulful song
Dandeliers / Walk On with Your Nose Up / Midas / 1967 / You won’t listen to me…

Friday, March 19, 2021

Try Getting a Good Night’s Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 49

Definitely groovy solo by Nat…see below!

Coffeetime, March 19, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Delightfulee / Need I? / Blue Note [bonus track] / 4.8.66 
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1568] / News / Blue Note / 6.23.57 
Bix Beiderbecke / Wringin’ and Twistin’ / Okeh / 9.17.27 / Bix Society 1927 Discography [PDF]   
Dick Robertson & his Orchestra / You Went to My Head / Decca / 2.28.38 
Buddy Johnson & his Band / I Wonder Who’s Boogiein’ My Woogie Now / Decca / 11.6.41 
Etta Jones / Something Nice / Maybe You’ll Be There / Prestige / 3.30.61 

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

set 2
Jimmy Forrest / Out of the Forrest / I’ve Got a Right to Cry / Prestige / 4.18.61 
Nat Adderley & the Big Sax Section / That’s Right! / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Riverside / 8.9.60 
Lester Young Trio / Peg O’ My Heart / Norgran / LA spring 1946 
James P. Johnson / My Fate Is in Your Hands / Decca / 6.8.44 
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Try Getting a Good Night’s Sleep / Brunswick / 2.26.32 / with Talcott Reeves 
The Four Vagabonds / The Freckle Song / Apollo / 3.26.47
Martha Davis with The Esquires / Can’t Be Bothered / Urban / Hollywood 11.46 / Leo Blevins (guitar), Buzz Johnson (bass), & Charles Gray (drums) 
Tom Jones / It’s Not Unusual / Whatcha’ Gonna Do / Parrot / London 1965

set 3
Nat Adderley / Autobiography / The Old Country / Atlantic / 1964 
Harold Vick / Straight Up / Flamingo / RCA Victor / 10.3 & 4.66 
Howard McGhee Boptet / Boperation / Blue Note / 10.11.48  
Eddie Duchin & his Central Park Casino Orchestra / Take My Heart / Victor / 5.29.36 / vocal = Jerry Cooper 
The Ink Spots / My Prayer / Decca / 9.19.39
Bill Henderson / Bill Henderson & the Oscar Peterson Trio / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Verve / LA 2.63 

set 4
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / ’Enry ’Iggins ’Ead / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56 
Stan Getz / Stan Getz & Swedish All Stars / I Only Have Eyes for You / Vogue / Stockholm 3.23.51 
June Christy & the Kentones / Can’t Help Loving That Man / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 1945
Sam Fletcher / The Look of Love, The Sound of Soul / You’d Better Come Home / Vault / LA 6.67
The Southern Sons / There's a Leak in this Old Building / Bluebird / 10.29.41

last soulful song
Patti & The Lovelites / Love So Strong / Lovelite Records / Chicago 1973



Friday, March 12, 2021

Playlist, Come On and Take Me: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 48

The radiant Elisabeth Welch.

Coffeetime, March 12, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Joe Gordon / Lookin’ Good / Terra Firma Irma / Contemporary / LA 7.11, 12 & 18.61 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Hard Drive / Deo-X / Bethlehem / 10.9.57 
International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Girls in Jazz: featuring America’s Greatest Feminine Jazz Musicians / Don’t Get it Twisted / Victor / 1948
Elisabeth Welch / These Foolish Things & A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / HMV / London 10.14.40
Johnny Otis Band / Mistrustin’ Blues / Savoy / 8.12.50 / vocals = Little Esther & Mel Walker
Jackie Cain / Lovesick / You Really Started Something / Verve / 12.66 

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / The Cooker / Lover Man / Blue Note / 11.29.57 
Melba Liston / Melba Liston & Her ’Bones / The Dark Before the Dawn / MetroJazz / 12.58 
Mary Lou Williams / A Keyboard History / It’s the Talk of the Town / Jazztone / 3.55 / piano solo
Larry Adler / Larry Adler and His Harmonica, vol. 2 / Begin the Beguine / Decca / 1.27.44 / with John Kirby & his Orchestra / original 78 album has a portrait of Larry Adler by Al Hirschfeld 
Boswell Sisters / Sleep, Come On and Take Me / Brunswick [unissued] / 8.6.32 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Jumpin’ in a Julep Joint / Bluebird / 5.27.42 / vocal = Ida James
The Andrew Sisters / Only for Americans / Decca / LA 5.23.49 
Billie Hayes / Broadway Cast Recording: New Faces of 1956 / I Could Love Him / RCA Victor / 1956

set 3
John Patton / Along Came John / Gee Gee / Blue Note / 4.5.63 
Bennie Green / Back on the Scene / Melba’s Mood / Blue Note / 3.23.58 
Charlie Parker / Merry-Go-Round / Savoy / 9.24.48 
Etta Jones / Osculate Me, Daddy / RCA Victor / 6.11.46 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra
The Dinning Sisters / Love on a Greyhound Bus / Capitol / Hollywood 1946
Mel Tormé / I Dig the Duke! I Dig the Count! / I Like the Sunrise / Verve / LA winter 1961 

set 4
Lennie Niehaus / Lennie Niehaus, Vol 5 / Elbow Room / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 11, 12.56
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Sextet / Little Orphan Annie / Mode / 6.57 
Ethel Waters / You Can’t Stop Me from Loving You / Columbia / 6.16.31 
Peggy Lee / You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 5.7.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Jackie & Roy / Storyville Presents Jackie & Roy / Thou Swell / Storyville / 1955
Clara Ward / Faith Moves Mountains / Gotham / Philadelphia 1953

last soulful song
The Festivals / Checkin’ Out / Blue Rock / 1968

Friday, March 05, 2021

Keep Your Nose Out of My Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 47

Fred and Red…and some groovy set design.

Coffeetime, March 5, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Brown and Roach Incorporated / I Get a Kick Out of You [alt take] / EmArcy / Hollywood 8.5.54 
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Bernie’s Tune / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56 
Benny Carter & his Harlem Club Orchestra / Symphony in Riffs / Columbia / 10.16.33
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / To Whom It May Concern / Victor / 1.2.31 / vocal = The Biltmore Trio 
Calvin Boze / Keep Your Nose Out of My Business / Aladdin / LA 4.23.52
Anita O’Day / Anita O’Day & the Three Sounds / When the World Was Young / Verve / 10.12–15.62 

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 
John Lewis & Sacha Distel / Afternoon in Paris / I Cover the Waterfront / Atlantic / Paris 12.56 
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli et le quintette du Hot Club de France / Nature Boy / RCA / Rome winter 1949
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Once to Every Heart / Brunswick / 7.2.35 / vocal = Chuck Richards
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / Without You / Apollo / 11.2.45
Frank Sinatra / Bop! Goes My Heart / Columbia / 1949
Jerry Colonna / Can’t Yo’ Hear Me Callin’ Caroline / Capitol / Hollywood 1944 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Bobby Darin / Nature Boy / Atco / LA 1961

set 3
Ramsey Lewis / Lem Winchester and the Ramsey Lewis Trio / Where It Is / Argo / Chicago 10.8.58 
Red Holt / Look Out!! Look Out!! / Red Sails in the Sunset / Argo / Chicago / 12.61 
Charlie Parker / Thrivin’ from a Riff / Savoy / 11.26.45 
The Five Breezes / Laundry Man / Bluebird / Chicago 11.15.40
Paul Weston & his Orchestra / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Capitol / Hollywood 1946 / vocal = Matt Dennis
Jimmy Witherspoon / Blue Spoon / I’ll Never Be Free / Prestige / 2.20.64 

set 4
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Contemporary / 3.18, 19.57 
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Star Big Band / Jazz Rolls Royce / “Coop” Salutes the Co-op / Phillips / UCLA 1957
June Christy & the Kentones / The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 12.27.45 
Bobby Van / Broadway Cast Recording: No, No, Nanette / The Call of the Sea / Columbia / 1971
Etta Jones / Hollar! / Nature Boy / Prestige / 11.28.62 
Pilgrim Travelers / I Never Knew Joy Before / Specialty / Hollywood 12.21.51

last soulful song
Bonnie Raitt / Give It Up / You Told Me Baby / Warner Brothers / 6.72