Friday, November 09, 2018

Turn on Your Playlist

Carry me away, Mr. Little!

Coffeetime, November 9, 2018, Angelynn Grant – Fundraising Show

set 1
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / No Room for Squares [alternate take] / Blue Note / 10.2.63
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
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, transcription / 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
Lil Green / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Bluebird / Chicago 4.23.41
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 / Contemporary / 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, November 02, 2018

Can’t Hold Back the Playlist

The Golden Gate Quartet tell a patriotic story.

Coffeetime, November 2, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Virgo / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia, Volume 1 / Hill’s Edge / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 5.31.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / A Pixie from Dixie / Columbia / 4.24.41
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / 1.27.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
The Robins / If It’s So Baby / Savoy / 12.1.49 / with Johnny Otis Band
Julie London / Julie is Her Name / Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man / Liberty / 12.55

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia, Volume 1 / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 5.31.56
Jimmy Smith / Plain Talk / My One and Only Love / Blue Note / 3.22.60
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper / Flute ’n Oboe / I Can’t Get Started / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 11.29.56
The Little Ramblers / Everything is Okey-Dokey / Bluebird / 10.5.35 / vocal = Ward Pinkett
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / Mercenary Papa / Mercury / 9.20.49 / vocal = Eddie Mack
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney / Could You Use Me? / from MGM movie “Girl Crazy” / Hollywood 1943
Little Milton / Can’t Hold Back the Tears / Checker / Chicago 2.16.65

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / Whatever Lola Wants / Blue Note / 1.30.61
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ /Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Rides Again / Dexter’s Riff / Savoy / 12.11.47
Billy Eckstine / Songs by Billy Eckstine /  I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore / MGM / 1949
The Ravens / Marie / Rendition [National] / 2.49
Frank Sinatra / Autumn in New York / Columbia / 12.4.47

set 4
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders / How High the Moon / Contemporary / LA 10.20–22.58
Bob Cooper / Coop!: The Music of Bob Cooper / 4th Variation: Saturday Dance / Contemporary / LA 8.27.57
Bing Crosby / Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / Decca / Hollywood 2.13.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Call Me / Pickwick [Liberty] / 1967
Golden Gate Quartet / Little Wheel A Turning in My Heart / radio transcription, NBC Thesaurus 986 / 1941

last soulful song
The Curtain Calls / Country Living / Dot / 1969



Friday, October 26, 2018

The Last Thing I Want Is Your Playlist

You’re sure about that ’stache, Vince? Yes, Bola.

Coffeetime, October 26, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Dakar / Witches Pit / Prestige / 4.20.57
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / My Blue Heaven / Prestige / 4.13.56
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Cuddle Up, Huddle Up / Bluebird /1.21.41
Walter Pidgeon / What’ll I Do? / HMV / London 6.15.24
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / The T.P. Special / radio transcription / Hollywood spring 1948
Audrey Morris / The Voice of Audrey Morris / I Go for That / Bethlehem / Hollywood 7.56 / with Marty Paich & the Hollywood String Quartet

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Some Other Time / Riverside [unreleased] / 12.15.58
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / But Beautiful / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Count Basie / How Long How Long Blues / Decca / 11.9.38
Bernard Addison & his Rhythm / I Can’t Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants) / Victor / 8.26.35 / vocal = Kirby Walker & Jasper Thomas
Blue Lu Barker / When the Wagon Comes / Capitol / Hollywood 3.21.49 / with Danny Barker’s Orchestra
Ethel Merman & Ray Bolger / Dearie / Decca / Hollywood 1.4.50

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Noise in the Attic / live, Birdland 10.28.60
Leo Parker & his Mad Lads / Lester Leaps In [take 2] / Gotham / 12.28.50
Mel Tormé / Night and Day / Musicraft / 11.47 / with Hal Mooney’s Orchestra
The Charioteers / The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity / Columbia / 12.20.47
Beny Moré Y Su Orquesta  / Oh, Vida / RCA Victor / Cuba 1955

set 4
Oscar Moore / Afterglow / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Improvisation / EmArcy / LA 3.7.58
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / Live at El Matador / More / Fantasy / El Matador club, San Francisco 1966
Peggy Lee / Trav’lin Light / Capitol radio transcriptions / LA 4.4, 8.49
El Dorados / Trouble, Trouble / Vee-Jay [unissued]  / 4.18.57
Albert King / The Big Blues / I Get Evil / Bobbin / 1960
The Chosen Gospel Singers / When I Get Home / Specialty / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
Tony Joe White / Black and White / Wichita Lineman / Monument / Muscle Shoals, Alabama 1969


Friday, October 19, 2018

Washin' the Playlist from My Soul

Blossom getting some side eye.

Coffeetime, October 19, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tina Brooks / David the King / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.2.61
Donald Byrd / Byrd’s Word / Long Green / Savoy / 9.29.55
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Until Tonight / Standard Radio Transcription / Hollywood 9.17.41
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Washin’ the Blues from My Soul / Brunswick / 6.1.28 / vocal trio = Skinnay Ennis
Wynonie Harris / Lollipop Mama / King / Cincinnati 12.28.47
Ella Fitzgerald / I Got a Guy / Verve [unissued] / LA 1.23.61

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Sunday at the Village Vanguard / Jade Visions / live, Village Vanguard 6.25.61
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Don’t You Know I Care / Jazzland / 6.15.61
George Redman / Moods in Jazz / Slow Mood / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
Lester Young Trio / I’m Confessin’ / Norgran / LA spring 1946
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / Bessie Couldn’t Help It / Victor / 9.15.30
Oran “Hot Lips” Page & his Band / I Would Do Anything for You / Decca / 1.23.40
Joan Edwards / They’re Either Too Young Or Too Old / radio transcription, Lucky Strike’s Your Hit Parade / 1.8.44
Sam Cooke / I’ll Come Running Back to You / Specialty / Hollywood 11.1.57

set 3
Wynton Kelly / It’s All Right! / Moving Up / Verve / 3.19.61
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / The Day You Came Along / RCA Victor / 1.17.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Peanuts Holland & his Orchestra / Mohawk Special / Swing / Paris 12.4.46
Casa Loma Orchestra / Washboard Blues / Brunswick [alt take] / 3.16.32 / vocal = Connee Boswell
Dolly Cooper / I’d Climb the Highest Mountain / Savoy / 3.3.53 / with Hal Singer’s Orchestra & The Four Buddies
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé’s California Suite / Poor Little Extra Girl / Bethlehem / LA 3.7.57 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Marty Paich

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Movin’ Along / Tune-Up / Riverside / LA 10.12.60
Art Pepper / …The Way It Was! / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / Contemporary / LA 11.26.56
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / How Could I Know / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1949 / vocal = Lee Barnes
Les Blue Stars / Octuor / Embrasse-moi bien / Barclay / Paris 11.54
Bobby Sansom / My Prayer / Acta / 1968
Highway QCs / Count Your Blessings / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1959

last soulful song
Debbie Taylor / Let’s Prove Them Wrong / GWP / 1969

Friday, October 12, 2018

Street Runner With Playlist

Beehive Beauty… or Dee-Dee-hive Beauty?

Coffeetime, October 12, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Quittin’ Time / Jazzland / 6.14-15.61
Horace Parlan / Happy Frame of Mind / Happy Frame of Mind / Blue Note / 2.14.63
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / The Brothers / Five Brothers / Prestige / 4.8.49
The RAF Skyrockets Dance Orchestra / The Boy Is Jumping / ORBS (The Overseas Recorded Broadcasting Service) BBC radio broadcast / London circa late 1942
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / I Kiss Your Hand, Madame / HMV / London 1.14.31 / vocal = Sam Browne
The Robins / Ain’t No Use Beggin’ / Savoy / 2.13.50 / with the Johnny Otis Quintette
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Why Can’t I / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Nat Adderley & the Big Sax Section / That’s Right! / Night After Night / Riverside / 9.15.60
Joe Newman / At Count Basie’s / Someone to Love / Mercury / live, Count Basie's Lounge 1961
Thad Jones / Thad Jones / Sombre Intrusion / Debut / 8.11.54
Golden Gate Orchestra aka The California Ramblers / Stockholm Stomp / Edison Diamond Disc / 12.9.26
The Barry Sisters / Oh Mama, I’m So in Love / radio transcription Yiddish Melodies in Swing, WHN / 1940 / with Sam Medoff & the Yiddish Swingtet
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra / I’m Beboppin’ Too / Victor / 12.29.48
Hadda Brooks / I Went to Your Wedding / Okeh / LA 1.14.52 / with Teddy Bunn on guitar
Dean Martin / I’ll Gladly Make the Same Mistake Again / Capitol / Hollywood 8.12.54

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Jubilee Shout!!! / Jubilee Shout / Blue Note / 10.18.62
Tadd Dameron Septet / The Squirrel / transcription / live, Royal Roost fall 1948
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Who Can I Turn To / Victor / 9.18.41 / vocal = Jo Stafford
The Big Three / You Sure Look Good to Me / Bullet / Nashville 1946
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Some Fine Day / Atlantic / 1957

set 4
Sonny Rollins / Alfie soundtrack / Street Runner with Child / Impulse! / 1.26.66
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / Jeepers Creepers / Fantasy / Little Theater, Berkeley 6.6.55
Larry Adler / Medley: Empty Saddles; Is It True What They Say About Dixie? / Rex / London 9.36 / with Jay Wilbur & his Band
Gene Autry / Lonely River / Okeh / Hollywood 1941
Dee Dee Warwick / Alfie / Mercury / 5.66
Golden Gate Quartet / He Never Said a Mumbling Word / Columbia / 12.3.41

last soulful song
The Whispers / Needle in a Haystack / Soul Clock [Doré] / 1967

Friday, October 05, 2018

My Playlist Just Cares for Me

Magic encircles the fabulous Mr. Edwards

Coffeetime, October 5, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Si-Joya / Blue Note / 8.4.60
Walter Davis, Jr / Davis Cup / Minor Mind / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Dancing on the Ceiling / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Baby Just Cares for Me / Brunswick / Chicago 9.12.30 / vocal = Eddie Stone
Mabel Smith [Big Maybelle] / Foolin’ Blues / King [unissued] / Cincinnati 1948
Tina Louise / It’s Time for Tina / Hands Across the Table / Concert Hall / 1957

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

set 2
Phineas Newborn Jr. / The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. / New Blues / Contemporary / LA 11.21.61
Max Roach / Award-Winning Drummer / Milano / Time / 11.4.58
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / El Relicario / radio transcription / 1935
Hildegarde [Loretta Sell]  / It’s the Natural Thing to Do / Columbia / 1936 / with Carroll Gibbons
Stuff Smith &  his Onyx Club Boys / Here Comes the Man with the Jive / Vocalion / 8.21.36
Sophie Tucker / Louisville Lou / Decca / 6.30.47 / with Bob Haggart & his Orchestra
Floyd Dixon & his Band / Moonshine / Cat / LA 1954
William Larsen & Hugh Thomas / Cast Recording of “The Fantasticks / Plant a Radish / MGM / 6.13.60

set 3
James Clay & David “Fathead” Newman / The Sound of Wide Open Spaces !!!! / Some Kinda Mean / Riverside / 4.26.60
Oliver Nelson / Screamin’ the Blues / March On, March On / New Jazz / 5.27.60
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / May I Never Love Again / Decca / 1.27.41 / vocal = Perry Como
The Dreamers / Can’t Get You Off My Mind / Jubilee / 3.51
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / Try to Remember / MGM / 1962

set 4
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee / Together Again! / You Stepped Out of a Dream / Contemporary / LA 5.15, 17.61
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / Melrose and Sam / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
Peggy Lee / September in the Rain / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / When in Rome (I Do As the Romans Do) / Columbia / 1967
The Jubileers / Give Me That Old Time Religion / Joe Davis / Hollywood 8.43

last soulful song
The Whispers / Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong / Soul Clock [Doré] / 1967

Friday, September 28, 2018

Beulah (My Hawaiian Dancing Playlist)

Isn’t Rudy dreamy, Marie?

Coffeetime, September 28, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Far Away Lands / No Argument / Blue Note / 5.26.67
Conte Candoli / Little Band Big Jazz / Countin’ the Blues / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Futurity / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Buck Clayton’s Big Eight / Saratoga Special / HRS / 7.24.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / My Heart Belongs to the Girl Who Belongs to Somebody Else / Victor / 5.19.30
Chocolate Williams / Wig Wam Blues (aka Green Light) / HRS / 5.5.47 / with Brick Fleagle’s Rhythmakers
Dinah Washington / Darn That Dream / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54

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

set 2
Gigi Gryce / Reminiscin’ / Reminiscing / Mercury / 11.10.60
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott / Jaws / I’ll Never Be the Same / Prestige / 9.12.58
Lennie Tristano / Digression / Capitol / 3.4.49
Oscar Alemán / Limehouse Blues / HMV / Buenos Aires 5.44
Andy Iona & his Islanders / Beulah (My Hawaiian Dancing Queen) / Columbia / Hollywood 6.35
Barry Wood / Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday / Electrical Transcription / late 1942 / with Mark Warnow’s Orchestra & the Lyn Murray Chorus; announcer = Martin Block
Helen Humes / Jet Propelled Papa / Mercury / 6.24.47 / with Buck Clayton’s Orchestra
Lulu Reed & Freddy King / Do the President Twist / Federal / 1962

set 3
Lee Morgan / Cornbread / Cornbread / Blue Note / 9.18.65
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / A Handful of Stars / Capitol / LA 3.4.56
Mills Brothers / Moanin’ for You / Decca / 2.20.35
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Seems Like Old Times / Musicraft / Hollywood 1946 / vocal = Lynne Stevens
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe (Introduction to Black Opium Street) / Bongo Blues / Bethlehem / 1959

set 4
Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown / Poll Winners Three! / The Little Rhumba / Contemporary / LA 11.2.59
Jack Sheldon / Jack’s Groove / Arriverderci / GNP / LA 7.57
Randy Brooks & his Orchestra / Man with a Horn / The Man with the Horn / Decca / 7.14.47
Rosemary Clooney / You Started Something / Columbia  / 12.23.47 / with Tony Pastor & his Orchestra
BB King / That Ain’t the Way to Do It / RPM / LA 1951
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / Cha Cha de Amor / Capitol / Hollywood 1962
Rising Stars / New Jerusalem / Cava-tone / San Francisco 1949

last soulful song
Debbie Taylor / Never Gonna Let Him Know / GWP / 1969