Friday, October 20, 2017

Buddy, Stay Off That Playlist

Rapturous guitar
Coffeetime, October 20, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Afrodisia / Blue Note / 3.29.55
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / Speak Low / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Benny Goodman Quartet / Handful of Keys / Victor / Hollywood 7.30.37
Billy Cotton & his Band / Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore / Regal Zonophone / London 2.10.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Betty Hall Jones / Buddy, Stay Off That Wine / Capitol / Hollywood 8.2.49
Sarah Vaughan / After Hours at the London House / Speak Low / Mercury / live, London House, Chicago 3.7.58

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.31.56
Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce / Modern Jazz Perspective / An Evening in Casablanca / Columbia / 8.30.57
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream / Everything Happens to Me / Savoy / 11.11.55
Fats Waller / A Handful of Keys / radio transcription / 3.11.35
Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby / Well Did You Evah? / Capitol / Hollywood 5.7.56 / from “High Society”
Johnny Twovoice [aka Johnny Morisette] & the Medallions / I’ll Never Love Again / Dootone / LA 1955
Albert King / The Big Blues / This Funny Feeling / King / 1962

set 3
Grant Green / Am I Blue / I Wanna Be Loved / Blue Note / 5.16.63
Wynton Kelly / It’s All Right! / Not a Tear / Verve / 3.10.64
Don Byas / Jazz… Free and Easy / Byas a Drink / Savoy / 5.17.46
Charioteers / Swing Madness / Columbia / early 1940s
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Happy Feet / Victor / LA 6.13.50 / vocal = Frances Irvin
Bobby Troup & his Trio / They Didn’t Believe Me / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
Harold Land / Take Aim / Take Aim / Blue Note [unissued] / LA 7.25.60
Paul Desmond / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars Volume 3 [“First Place Again” Playboy] / Susie / Warner Brothers / 9.7.59
Martha Davis & Spouse / A Tribute to Fats Waller / Handful of Keys / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1958
Doris Day / Tea for Two: Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production / I Want to Be Happy / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with the Ken Lane Singers and Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Annette / Lonely Guitar / Buena Vista Records / Hollywood 1959
Alphabetical Four / Live Humble / Decca / 8.16.38
Jubalaires / Live A-Humble / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Laura Lee / Two Sides of Laura Lee / Guess Who I Saw Today / Hot Wax / Detroit 1972


Friday, October 13, 2017

He’s a Good Playlist to Have Around

Etta’s right: time to get out the sweaters!

Coffeetime, October 13, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Minor Apprehension / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Miles Davis All Star Quintet / Minor March / Prestige / 8.5.55
The Piccadilly Players / He’s a Good Man to Have Around / Columbia / London 8.23.29 / vocal = Eddie Collis
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / The Jumpin’ Jack / King / 1950 / vocal = Big John Greer & ensemble
Clora Bryant / …Gal with a Horn / Little Girl Blue / Mode / Hollywood 6.57

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

set 2
Thad Jones & Kenny Burrell / Detroit–New York Junction / Little Girl Blue / 3.13.56
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / When Sunny Gets Blue / Impulse! / 6.4.63
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / When Sunny Gets Blue / Prestige / 10.21.66
The Ramblers O.L.V. Theo Uden Masman / Smiles / Decca / Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 4.26.37
Annette Hanshaw / You’re the One I Care For / Harmony / 12.20.37
Fred Astaire / The “Shorty George” / Brunswick / Hollywood 1941
Ray Charles / Ray Charles / Mary Ann / Atlantic / Miami 6.55

set 3
Jimmy Heath / Swamp Seed / Six Steps / Riverside / 3.11.63
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / Bags & Trane / Be-Bop / Atlantic / 1.15.59
Charlie Parker / Bebop / Dial / Hollywood 7.29.46
The Three Keys / Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins / Columbia / 8.29.32
Anthony Newley / Tony / I Should Care / London / 1961

set 4
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Indian Summer / Contemporary / 12.4.56
Jon Eardley / In Hollywood / Late Leader / New Jazz / LA 12.25.54
Hildegarde / There’s a Small Hotel / Columbia / London 7.14.36 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Etta James / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can He Be?) / Chess [unissued] / Chicago 1965
The Silvertone Singers / Since Jesus Came Into My Heart / Nashboro / Nashville 1952

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / Mr. Everything / I’m Your Man / Wand / 1965

Friday, October 06, 2017

There's a Brand New Playlist in My Picture Frame

Lovely and talented LaVern
Coffeetime, October 6, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Mosaic / Down Under / Blue Note / 10.2.61
Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd / Motor City Scene / Trio / Bethlehem / 1960
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / King Porter Stomp / radio transcription / c. 1939
Gertrude Lawrence / Do-Do-Do / Victor / 10.29.26
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Saint Vitus Dance / Decca / 4.2.41
Billie Holiday / You Turned the Tables on Me / Clef / LA 3.26.52

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

set 2
Red Garland / High Pressure / What Is There to Say? / Prestige / 12.13.57
Dexter Gordon / Go! / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Blue Note / 8.27.62
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Autumn Leaves / Roost / 12.5.52
Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra / Flapperette / Victor / 1.7.27
Gertrude Niesen / Medley: Falling in Love Again; Sweet and Hot; Little Hatcha / broadcast, Rudy Vallee Fleischmanns Yeast Hour / 12.8.32
Dick Powell / Have You Got Any Castles, Baby? / Decca / Hollywood 5.31.37 / with Lou Forbes Orchestra
Eddie Bo / Check Mr. Popeye / Ric / New Orleans early 1962

set 3
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Cool Grits / Prestige / 5.25.59
George Wallington / Cuckoo Around the Clock / Prestige / 5.23.53
Sonny Stitt / Jazz at the Hi-Hat / Wigwam / Roost / live, Boston 2.11.54
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / There’s a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame / radio transcription / c. 1939 / vocal = Ronnie Kemper
Savannah Churchill / The Things You Do to Me / Columbia [Manor] / fall 1948 / with The Four Tunes
Earl Coleman / Love Songs / People / Atlantic / 1968

set 4
Mundell Lowe / A Grand Night for Swinging / You Turned the Tables on Me / Riverside / 3.7.57
Gerry Mulligan / The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Volume 1 / Sextet / Pacific Jazz / 12.4 & 5.57
Pauline & her Perils [aka The Six Hits and a Miss] / Don’t Let that Moon Get Away / Keystone transcription / 4.39 / with the King Cole Trio (with Nat on celeste, Yay!), solo vocal = Pauline Byrns
Frank Sinatra & Jack Carson / Don’t Bring Lulu aka Don’t Bring Crosby / radio broadcast AFRS #22 Songs by Sinatra / Hollywood 2.13.46
LaVern Baker / LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith / On Revival Day / Atlantic / 7.27.58
The Soul Stirrers / All Right Now [alt take 2] / Specialty / 3.2.54

last soulful song
Thee Midniters / Giving Up on Love / Whittier Records / LA 1966


Friday, September 29, 2017

Start Off Each Playlist with a Song

Happiness is a warm guitar. And T-Bone.

Coffeetime, September 29, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Hub-Tones / For Spee’s Sake / Blue Note / 10.10.62
Lou Donaldson / Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet / Moe’s Bluff / Blue Note / 8.21.54
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / G.T. Stomp / Bluebird / 7.12.39
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away / Columbia / London 6.3.32 / vocal = Sam Browne
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / She’s My Old Time Used-To-Be / Capitol / Hollywood 11.6.47
Francis Faye / Sings Folk Songs / Medley: Oif’n Priptchik; Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That’s an irish Lullaby); Come Back to Sorrento / Bethlehem / Hollywood spring 1957

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

set 2
Bud Powell / Bud! The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 3 / Don’t Blame Me / Blue Note / 8.3.57
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Little Girl Blue / RCA Victor / 1.17.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Vido Musso’s All Stars / My Jo-Ann / Savoy / 2.25.46
Golden Gate Orchestra aka The California Ramblers / Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / Edison Diamond Disc / 11.24.25
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers / Let Down Blues / King / Cincinnati 6.20.53 / vocal = Sadie Madison
Jimmy Durante / Club Durant / Medley: The World Needs New Faces; Start Off Each Day with a Song; If You Knew Susie / Decca / live TV broadcast (prob. Colgate Comedy Hour) 3.14.54 / with Eddie Cantor
Bobby Darin / Venice Blue / The Good Life / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 3
Horace Parlan / Happy Frame of Mind / Dexi / Blue Note / 2.14.63
Johnny Coles / Little Johnny C / My Secret Passion / Blue Note / 8.9.63
The Be Bop Boys / Bombay / Savoy / 8.23.46
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / Five Salted Peanuts / Victor / 1945
The Vocaleers / I Walk Alone / Red Robin / 1953
Johnny Hartman / Just You, Just Me… / Sometime Remind Me to Tell You / Regent / 12.18.47

set 4
Cy Coleman / Playboy’s Penthouse / Playboy Theme / Everest / 1960
Shorty Rogers / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars / Play, Boy! / Playboy [RCA Victor] / Hollywood 7.15.57
Walter Huston / September Song / Broadway musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” / Brunswick / 1938
Chuck Willis / My Story / Okeh / 12.27.52
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra / From the Creative World of Stan Kenton Comes the Exciting New Voice of Jean Turner / A Lot of Livin’ to Do / Capitol / Hollywood 9.11, 12.63
Harmonizing Four / I Found the Lord / Gotham [unissued] / early 1950s

last soulful song
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes / To Be True / Bad Luck / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1975

Friday, September 22, 2017

That's That Playlist

Paisley's so hip, Mr. Ricks! (Cig not so much.)

Coffeetime, September 22, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Compulsion / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17.60
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / La Villa / Riverside / 5.21.57
Horace Henderson & his Orchestra / Happy Feet / Parlophone / Chicago 10.3.33
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Oh Donna Clara / HMV / London 1.14.31 / vocal = Pat O’Malley
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blue Because of You / Modern / LA 1947
June Christy / Something Cool / A Stranger Called the Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 1954 / with Pete Rugolo &  His Orchestra featuring Bud Shank on alto saxophone

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

set 2
Joe Wilder / The Pretty Sound / Autumn in New York / Columbia / 12.3.58
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Flip Phillips Boptet / More Than You Know / Signature / c. late 10.45
Django Reinhardt avec le Quintette du Hot Club de France / Begin the Beguine / Swing [unissued] / Paris 10.1.40
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Oran Hot Lips Page & His Band / Feelin’ High and Happy / Bluebird / 4.27.38
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Wanna Bet / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Kansas City Nights / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / Carl’s Blues / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58
Les Brown & his Orchestra / September Song / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Lucy Ann Polk
Three Sharps & a Flat / That’s That Rhythm / Okeh / 1940
Nelson Gonçalves / Escultura / Escultura / RCA / Rio de Janeiro 1958

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Music for Lighthousekeeping / Topsy / Contemporary / LA 10.2, 9, 16.56
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / Valve in Head / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Annette Hanshaw / I Cover the Waterfront / Banner / 6.3.33
Jimmy Ricks / Jimmy Ricks / It Ain't Necessarily So / Signature / 1961
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Jonah / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / The Gene Chandler Situation / Not the Marrying Kind / Mercury / 1970



Friday, September 15, 2017

What a Difference a Playlist Made

Go on… kiss her!

Coffeetime, September 15, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Cannonball Adderley / In New York / Dizzy’s Business / Riverside / live at the Village Vanguard 1.12 & 14.62
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, vol. 1 / Sonnysphere / Blue Note / 12.16.56
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Ideal / Brunswick / Chicago 1.7.31 / vocal = Frank Sylvano
Joe Thomas, his Sax & his Orchestra / You’re Just My Kind / King / 4.26.51
Dinah Washington / In Tribute… / That Sunday (That Summer) / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Red Garland / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Rides Again / I Can’t Escape from You / Savoy / 1.29.46
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Just a Mood / Vocalion / London 4.36 / Benny Carter on clarinet
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Buck Jumpin’ / Victor / 10.1.41
Johnny Mercer & the Delta Rhythm Boys / Knock Me a Kiss / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade / Pack Up All Your Rags / Atlantic / 1.15.51 / vocal = Billy Mitchell
Danny K. Stewart & his Aloha Boys / Hawaiian Favorites / The Pupuli Hula E / Tops / 1957

set 3
Bennie Green / Walkin’ & Talkin’ / The Shouter / Blue Note / 1.25.59
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Fast Track / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Joe Morris Orchestra / Out of the Night / Manor / late 1947
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / What a Difference a Day Made / Bluebird / 4.1.41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Four Vagabonds / Mighty Hard to Go Through Life Alone / Miracle / summer 1949
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Reprise / LA 8.9.66

set 4
Laurindo Almeida & the Bossa Nova All Stars / Viva Bossa Nova! / Mr. Lucky / Capitol / LA 9.62
Curtis Counce / [Landslide] / Sonor [alt take] / Contemporary / LA 10.15.56
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot Sims / Blueberry Hill / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.13.54
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Pink Elephants / radio broadcast / Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood 1932/33 season
Timmie Rodgers / Bring Enough Clothes for Three Days / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Nat King Cole / That Sunday, That Summer / BBC TV broadcast, An Evening With Nat King Cole / London 7.63 / with the Cliff Adams Singers and the Ted Heath Orchestra
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Leaning on the Lord / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.11.52

last soulful song
Tyrone Davis / Was I Just a Fool / Brunswick [Dakar] / 1972

Friday, September 08, 2017

On the Playlist Where You Live

Um…okay. Sure. :) 

Coffeetime, September 8, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Doin’ the Thing / Doin’ the Thing / Blue Note / live at the Village Gate / 5.19 & 20.61
Stanley Turrentine / ZT’s Blues / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note / 9.13.61
Art Kahn’s Orchestra [aka Gene Kardos & his Orchestra] / Forty-Second Street / Banner / 1.13.33 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Wini Brown / (Ya Got My) Brand of Honey / National [unissued take 1] / 2.21.49
Ella Fitzgerald / soundtrack to Let No Man Write My Epitaph / September Song / Verve / LA 4.19.60

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / McCoy Tyner Plays Duke Ellington / I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) / Impulse!
[unissued] / 12.2, 7, 8.64
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Frank Wess / Trombones and Flute / Don’t Blame Me / Savoy / 7.18.56
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Whispering / Victor / 8.23.20
George E. Lee’s Novelty Singing Orchestra / Won’t You Come Over to My House / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.8.29 / vocal = Julia Lee
Frank Sinatra / Long Ago and Far Away / CBS radio broadcast, The Vimms Vitamins Show; V-Disc 166B / 2.9.44 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Mabel Scott / Somebody Goofed / Coral / 5.22.51
Peggy Lee / Things Are Swingin’ / Life Is For Livin’ / Capitol / LA 5.16.58 / arranged & conducted by Jack Marshall

set 3
Lester Young & Harry Edison / She’s Funny That Way / Verve [Norgran] / Hollywood 11.1.55
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Moods / Yusef's Mood / Savoy / 4.6.57
Boswell Sister / Forty-Second Street / Brunswick / 4.11.33
Jo Stafford / I Didn’t Slip, I Wasn’t Pushed, I Fell / radio broadcast, AFRS #326 / 7.23.50
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / That Sunday, That Summer / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Wes, Buddy, & Monk Montgomery / Monk’s Shop / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.59
Shelly Manne / My Fair Lady / On the Street Where You Live / Contemporary / LA 8.17.56
King Cole Trio / Do Nothing ’Til You Hear from Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Marlene Dietrich / Overseas: American Songs in German for the O.S.S. / Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore / Columbia / late August 1944
Little Willie John / There Is Someone in the World for Me / King / Cincinnati 1958
Dixie-Aires / Christ’s ABC’s / Exclusive / 1947

last soulful song
The Gap Band / Outstanding / Total Experience / 1982