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


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