Friday, May 29, 2020

Waitin’ for the Playlist to Come In: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 8

The Delta Rhythm Game Winners.
Coffeetime, May 29, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol 1 / Justice / Blue Note / live, Birdland 4.15.59
Dizzy Gillespie / Diz and Getz / It Don’t Mean a Thing / Verve / LA 12.9.53
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Tidal Wave / Bluebird / 3.6.34
Ben Bernie & his Orchestra / Bottoms Up / Brunswick / 9.29 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Do You Love Me Pretty Baby / Specialty / Hollywood 1954
Lucy Ann Polk / Lucky Lucy Ann / Memphis in June / Mode / Hollywood 7.12.57

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

set 2
Jimmy Smith / Plays Pretty Just for You / The Very Thought of You / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Benny Carter / Plays Pretty / Laura / Norgran / LA 1954
Bill Coleman / Bill Coleman Blues / Disques Swing / Paris 11.19.37 / avec Django Reinhardt, guitare
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / The Very Thought of You / V-Disc 332A / LA 12.44 / vocal = Lillian Lane
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / I Should O’ Been Thinkin’ Instead of Drinkin’ / Majestic / 7.47 / vocal = Bob Merrell

set 3
Thad Jones / Motor City Scene / Minor on Top / United Artists / 10.24, 31.59
Charlie Parker / Bird and Diz / Mohawk / Clef / 6.6.50
Delta Rhythm Boys / Jack, You’re Playing the Game / soundie, directed by William Forest Crouch / Hollywood 1941
Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra / Waitin’ for the Train to Come In / radio broadcast / 1945 / vocal = Jane Reid
Norman Mapp / Jazz Ain’t Nothin But Soul / I Worry About You / Epic / 3.10.61

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Meets Chet / Jordu / Verve / Chicago 2.16.58
Art Tatum Trio / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / V-Disc 456A / 1.5.44
Harry Reser & the Six Jumping Jacks / Twenty Swedes Ran Through the Weeds (Chasing One Norwegian) / Brunswick / 12.4.30 / vocal = Tom Stacks
Mabel Lee / The Cat Can’t Dance / soundie, directed by William Forest Crouch / Hollywood c. 1945 / with Deryck Sampson & his Band, Jimmy Shirley on guitar
Little Willie John / The Very Thought of You / King / 1961
Dusty Springfield / The Look of Love / Come Back to Me / Philips / 1968
The Silvertone Singers / Since Jesus Came Into My Heart / Nashboro / Nashville 1952

last soulful song
Jessie James / Are You Gonna Leave Me / Shirley / 1966





Friday, May 22, 2020

It Shouldn't Happen to a Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 7

Just a coupla good lookin’ guys hangin’ out in a rekkid store.
Coffeetime, May 22, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Another Workout / Gettin’ and Jettin’ / Blue Note / 12.5.61
Clark Terry / The Countess / EmArcy / 1.4.55
Abe Lyman’s Sharps & Flats / Farewell Blues / Brunswick / 1932
The Travelers aka Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / I’ll Never Ask for More / Okeh / 3.15.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew
Calvin Boze & his All Stars / Slippin’ and Slidin’ / Aladdin / LA 1951
Sarah Vaughan / In the Land of Hi Fi / It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream / EmArcy / 10.25–27.55 x

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

set 2
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Easy Living / Blue Note / 7.29.63
Chico Hamilton / Gongs East! / Nature By Emerson / Warner Brothers / 12.29, 30.58
Stan Levey / Stan Levey Quintet / Old Folks / Mode / LA 1957
Clarence Williams & his Novelty Four / In the Bottle Blues / Okeh / 11.25.28
Four Vagabonds with Janette [Davis] / On Time / radio transcription / Hollywood 1943
Erskine Butterfield & his Blue Boys / A Zoot Suit / radio transcription / Hollywood 1941
Jimmy Durante / Hello Young Lovers / In the Other Fellow’s Yard / Epic / Las Vegas 1964 / with the John Rarig Singers

set 3
Duke Pearson / Prairie Dog / The Fakir / Atlantic / 1966
Ike Quebec / It Might As Well Be Spring / Ol’ Man River / Blue Note / 12.9.61
Julian Dash Septet / Dashin’ In / Sittin’ In With / 1951
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Gee! But You’re Swell / Victor / 12.9.39 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Five Scamps / Fine Like Wine / Columbia / 1949
Kenny Dorham / This Is The Moment! / Angel Eyes / Riverside / 7.7.58

set 4
Shelly Manne & his Men / Son of a Gun!! / A Quiet Gass / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 20.59
Conte Candoli / Sincerely, Conte / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / Bethlehem / 11.20.54
Teddy Wilson / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Brunswick / 10.7.35
Georgia White / Holding My Own / Decca / 4.1.38
Jack Cassidy / Wish You Were Here (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Wish You Were Here / RCA Victor / 1952
Silvertone Singers of Cincinnati / I Got a Home in That Rock / Excello / Nashville 1953

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

Alone with My Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 6

She may say yes, but Skeets says no.
Coffeetime, May 15, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / It’s a Blue World / Crazy Rhythm / Prestige / 2.7.58
Stan Levey / Stan Levey Quintet / Ole Man Rebop / Mode / LA 1957
J.J. Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 / Coffee Pot / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Luis Russell & his Orchestra / Freakish Blues / Victor / 8.28.31
Jack Buchanan / Alone with My Dreams / HMV / London 10.29.31 / from the movie “Man of Mayfair”
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Brand New Deal in Mobile / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 9.29.50
Morgana King / Sings the Blues / I See Two Lovers / Mercury / 1957

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

set 2
Gerry Mulligan / Jazz After Work / Everything Happens to Me / EmArcy / 10.31.55
Hank Jones / Quartet – Quintet / Don’t Blame Me / Savoy / 11.1.55
Coleman Hawkins & his All American Five / Under a Blanket of Blue / Keynote / 10.17.44
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band / Crazy Rhythm / Swing / Paris 4.28.37
Una Mae Carlisle / Sweet Talk / Bluebird / 2.13.42
Doris Day / Cuttin’ Capers / Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block / Columbia / LA 1959
Louis Armstrong / C’est Si Bon / Decca / 6.26.50 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra

set 3
Pete Candoli / Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone / Feelin’ Mean and Lowdown / Somerset / LA 1961
Harry Edison / Sweets / Willow Weep for Me / Clef / LA 9.4.56
Alec Wilder’s Octet / Walking Home in Spring / Brunswick / 3.30.39
Howard McGhee & his Boppers / Mad Hype / Modern / LA 1945
Skeets Tolbert & his Gentlemen of Swing / Jumpin’ in the Numbers / Decca / 5.22.41
Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy / How Can We Be Wrong? / 9.8.38 / vocal = Pha Terrell
Kenny Dorham / This Is The Moment! / I Understand / Riverside / 7.7.58

set 4
Bob Cooper / Do-Re-Mi / All of My Life / Capitol / Hollywood 2.6.61
Eddie Bert / Musician of the Year / Fragile / 3.31.55
King Cole Trio / There’s a Train Out for Dreamland / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.47
Mable John / True Love (Can Be Found) / Tamla [unissued] / c. 1960
Lenny Welch / Since I Fell for You / Columbia / 1964
Mid-South Singers / God Can Use You / Gotham [unissued] / Detroit c. early 1951

last soulful song
Natural Resources / If There’s a Tomorrow / Dee Dee / 1969

Friday, May 08, 2020

Let the Playlist Go On: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 5

Louis is ready to work that song.

Coffeetime, May 8, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Side Up / I Know That You Know / Verve / 12.19.57
Clifford Jordan / A Story Tale / If I Didn’t Care / Jazzland / 2.14.61
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Fred’s Delight / unreleased / 1949 / arranged by Tadd Dameron
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / Makin’ Wickey Wackey Down in Waikiki / HMV / London 2.19.31 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Hey Hey Baby / Black & White / LA 1946 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Ruth Price / Ruth Price with Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne-Hole / Listen Little Girl / Contemporary / LA 3.3-5.61

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Moon Beams / It Might As Well Be Spring / Riverside / 6.2.62
Herb Ellis / Ellis in Wonderland / Detour Ahead / Norgran / Hollywood 1.56
Duke Ellington / Piano Reflections / Retrospection / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.53
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band / Out of Nowhere / Swing / Paris 4.28.37
Sammy Kaye & his Orchestra / Someday I’ll Meet You Again / V-Disc 261A / 1944 / vocal = Billy Williams
Mills Brothers / The Jones Boy / Decca / 1953 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra
Red Saunders & his Orchestra / Week Day Blues / Okeh / 1951 / vocal = “Jumpin” Joe Williams

set 3
Grant Green / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.13.62
Vince Guaraldi / The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Fantasy / San Francisco mid-1963
Joe Morris & his Orchestra / Wilma’s Idea / Manor / late 1947
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Restless / Victor / 4.19.35 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Cabineers / Let the Party Go On / Decca / 12.11.40
Cannonball Adderley / Live Session! / I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco / Capitol / live, Hermosa Beach 10.4.64 / vocal = Ernie Andrews

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / A Taste of Fresh Air / Music / Milan 3.10.61
Gerry Mulligan / Frenesi / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.15, 16.52 / cover photo by William Claxton
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Jumps Again / Black & White / LA 9.13.47
Una Mae Carlisle / Coffee and Cakes / Bluebird / 10.3.41
Pied Pipers / We’ll Be Together Again / Capitol / Hollywood 1945
Walter Matthau / Hello, Dolly (soundtrack) / It Takes a Woman / 20th Century Fox / Hollywood 1968
Trumpeteers / Packing Up / Score / lA 1948

last soulful song
Superbs / One Bad Habit / Doré / LA 1968



Friday, May 01, 2020

Four String Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 4

“Caterina, dimmi!”
Coffeetime, May 1, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Volume 3 / Little Messenger / Blue Note / 12.1.57
Stanley Turrentine / Look Out! / Minor Chant / Blue Note / 6.18.60
Capt. Glenn Miller & the AAFTC Orchestra / Blue Champagne / V-Disc 144B / 12.11. 43
Dixie Stompers / Feelin’ Good / Harmony / 4.6.28
Ben Pollack & his Californians / He’s the Last Word / Victor / Chicago 12.17.26 / vocal = Williams Sisters
Little Miss Cornshucks [Mildred Cummings] / Papa Tree Blues / Coral / LA 2.10.50
Julie London / Julie… At Home / Everything Happens to Me / Liberty / Hollywood 3.4.60

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

set 2
Duke Pearson / Tender Feelin’s / When Sunny Gets Blue / Blue Note / 12.16, 19.59
Bennie Green / Soul Stirrin’ / That’s All / Blue Note / 4.28.58
Joe Venuti’s Blue Five / Four String Joe / Okeh / 11.15.27
Georgia White / The Stuff Is Here / Decca / 10.5.37
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / One Night in Havana / Victor / 9.15.30
Beny Moré y su Orquesta / Vano Capricho / RCA Victor / Havana 1.8.57

set 3
Jackie McLean / [Jacknife] / Climax / Blue Note / 9.24.65
Jimmy Heath / Triple Threat / Bruh Slim / Riverside / 1.4, 7.62
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Medley: Who; My Heart Stood Still; Three Little Words; Dig Down Deep / radio war bonds broadcast / Hollywood 1942 / vocal = Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers
Bobby Troup / The Songs of Bobby Troup / One for My Baby / Bethlehem / LA 1.28.55

set 4
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Star Big Band / Jazz Rolls Royce / “Coop” Salutes the Co-op / Phillips  / UCLA 1957
Bud Shank / Bud Shank – Shorty Rogers / Just a Few / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 3.25.54
Sophie Tucker / Life Begins at Forty / Columbia / London 11.18.36 / with Ted Shapiro on piano, a “musical monologue”
Caterina Valente / I’ll Remember April / Decca / LA 1956 / with Chet Baker
The Drifters / The Good Life With The Drifters / Quando, Quando, Quando / Atlantic / 1965
Swan Silvertones / Heavenly Light Shine On Me / Specialty [unissued] / LA mid-1950s

last soulful song
The Drew-Vels / It’s My Time / Capitol / 1964



Friday, April 24, 2020

Plain as the Playlist on Your Face: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 3

Jane cleverly uses a potted plant for that hard-to-reach back itch.
Coffeetime, April 24, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon / Dolo / Jazzland / LA 10.13.60
Kenny Drew / Pal Joey / The Lady Is a Tramp / Riverside / 10.15.57
Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys / Springfield Stomp / Victor / 11.19.29
Turner Layton & Clarence Johnstone / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Vocalion / London 11.26.31
Slim Gaillard & his Musical Aggregations / Wherever He May Be / You Goofed / Norgran / c. 12.52
Blossom Dearie / Once Upon a Summertime / It Amazes Me / Verve / 9.12, 13.58

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

set 2
Milt Jackson / Jackson’s Ville / Medley: In a Sentimental Mood; Mood Indigo; Azure / Savoy / 1.23.56
Sam Most / I’m Nuts About The Most....Sam / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Bethlehem / 1955
Mary Lou [Williams] & her Chosen Five / Lullaby of the Leaves / Asch / 1944 s
Fred Elizalde & Music / Crazy Rhythm / Brunswick / London 11.16.28
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / Leave Us Face It / V-Disc 239A / 1944 / vocal = Gloria
Jane Russell / Lookin’ for Trouble / censored from RKO movie The French Line / Hollywood 1953
The Moonglows / Love Is a River / Chess / 12.13.56

set 3
Benny Bailey / Big Brass / Tipsy / Candid / 11.25.60
Lawrence Marable / Tenorman / Minor Meeting / Jazz:West / Hollywood 8.4.56
Wardell Gray / Dell’s Bells / Vogue / Hollywood 6.50
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / What’s the Matter Now? / Decca / 7.14.37
Elisabeth Welch & her Swing Quartet / Drop in Next Time You’re Passing / Vocalion / London 1936
Kenny Burrell / Weaver of Dreams / Until the Real Thing Comes Along / Columbia / 10.18.60

set 4
Lee Konitz & Jimmy Giuffre / Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre / When Your Lover Has Gone / Verve / 5.12,13.59
Lee Konitz / Lee Konitz at Storyville / Ablution / Black Lion / live, Storyville 1.5.54
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous) / Victor / Chicago 11.17.27 / vocal = Harry Barris, Bing Crosby, & Alton Rinker
Beny Moré y su Orquesta / Vano Capricho / RCA Victor / Havana 1.8.57
Ann Cole / Plain as the Nose on Your Face / MGM / 1960
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / Bob White / Atco / LA 1960 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
The Soul Stirrers / Joy, Joy to My Soul / Specialty / Hollywood 3.1.51

last soulful song
Irma Thomas / It’s Starting to Get to Me Now / Imperial / 1965

Friday, April 17, 2020

’Cause My Playlist Says It’s So: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 2

Foolproof performance from The Clovers.

Coffeetime, April 17, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Bring It Home to Me / Blue’s Theme / Blue Note / 1.6.66
Red Mitchell & Harold Land / Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! / Somara / Atlantic / San Francisco 10.14.61
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Hot Mustard / Vocalion / 12.8.26
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous) / 7.18.27 / vocal = Dusty Rhodes & Parker Gibbs
Camille Howard / My Heart Goes Out to You / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood late 1940s
Annie Ross / A Gasser! / I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore / World Pacific / LA 1959

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / A Chip Off the Old Block / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Blue Note / 10.21.63
Kenny Burrell / A Night at the Vanguard / I’m a Fool to Want You / Argo / live, Village Vanguard 9.16.59
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Redman Blues / V-Disc 104B / 1943
The Four Vagabonds / A G.I. Wish / RCA Victor / 5.26.43
Eddie Cantor / How Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm / V-Disc 358B / summer 1944 / with Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra
Bing Crosby / Yes Sir! That’s My Baby / CBS radio transcription / 1956
Rosco Gordon / That’s What You Do to Me / Vee-Jay / 1960

set 3
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin / Battle Stations / Abundance / Prestige / 9.2.60
Lou Donaldson / LD+3 / Jump Up / Blue Note / 2.18.59
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / 3.12.37
The Clovers / Yes Sir That’s My Baby / Rainbow Records / 1950
Don Nelson / The Wind / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Mode / Hollywood 7.57

set 4
Zoot Sims / Stretching Out / Bee Kay / United Artists / 12.27.58
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Chant of the Cosmos / Atlantic / LA 12.9.55 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martians_Come_Back!
Alice Faye / ’Cause My Baby Says It’s So / Chesterfield radio show broadcast / Hollywood 1937
King Cole Trio / Yes Sir, That’s My Baby / Capitol / 3.29.49 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
Jack Jones / She Loves Me / When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love / Kapp / 1964
Southern Sons / Two Wings / V-Disc 147A / early 12.43

last soulful song
The Impressions / The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story / Wherever You Leadeth Me / Curtom / Chicago 5.69