Friday, July 20, 2018

A Playlist, a Piccolo and You

We're getting Lucky… in Paris!

Coffeetime, July 20, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Take Twelve / Second’s Best / Jazzland / 1.24.62
Phil Woods / Pot Pie / Sea Beach / New Jazz / 10.12.54
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Sugar Foot Stomp / Decca / 3.19.31
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / A Bungalow, a Piccolo and You / Regal / London 7.19.32 / vocal = Cyril Grantham
Amos Milburn, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson / Let’s Ball Tonight / radio broadcast / Apollo Theater c. 1952
Chris Connor / This Is Chris / Blame It on My Youth / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Blue Train / I’m Old Fashioned / Blue Note / 9.15.57
Terry Pollard / Terry Pollard / Emaline / Bethlehem / LA 1.10.55
Lester Young / The President / These Foolish Things / Norgran / 11.28.52
Eddie South / Somebody Loves Me / Swing / Paris 11.23.37
Mae West / I Found a New Way to Go to Town / from Paramount movie, “I’m No Angel,” Hollywood 1933
The 4 Blackamoors / Darling, You Can’t Have Fifty / Decca / 1941
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / Two Loves Have I / Capitol / Hollywood 1962

set 3
Barney Wilen / Jazz sur Seine [soundtrack] / Bag’s Barney Blues / Fontana / Paris 2.13, 14.58
Don Byas / To Each His Own / Savoy [7" EP] / 8.21.46
Charlie Shavers Quintet / Dizzy’s Dilemma / Vogue / 1945
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / My Fantasy [aka Stranger in Paradise] / Bluebird / 3.3.40 / vocal = Pauline Byrne
Three Peppers / Fuzzy Wuzzy / Decca / 1939
Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson / Time Alone Will Tell / radio broadcast / Apollo Theater c. 1952

set 4
Howard McGhee / Maggie’s Back in Town!! / Demon Chase / Contemporary / LA 6.26.61
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson Featuring Oscar Pettiford,  Vol. II / Mister Man / ABC- Paramount / 1957
King Cole Trio / I Thought You Ought to Know / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Fred Astaire / Now / They All Laughed / Kapp / Hollywood 1959
The Radio Four / I Feel the Spirit / Nashboro / Nashville 4.58

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / I Want Love / Brent / 6.3.67

Friday, July 13, 2018

Playlist (How I Love My Playlist)

Thanks for the happy music, Mr. Jordan!
Coffeetime, July 13, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Leebop / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.13.68
Art Taylor / Taylor’s Wailers / Well, You Needn’t / Prestige / 2.25.57
Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra / Jelly Roll Blues / Victor / 11.22.38
The Piccadilly Players / Hitting the Ceiling / Edison [unissed] / 6.27.29
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Teacher (How I Love My Teacher) / Decca / Chicago 11.15.41
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / Maybe / Decca / 9.12.50 / with Ellis Larkins on piano

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Volume 3 [1557] / I Remember Clifford / Blue Note / 3.24.57
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra / Sketches on Standards / Lover Man / Capitol / Hollywood 1.28 & 30.53
Art Pepper / The Return of Art Pepper / You Go to My Head / Jazz: West / Hollywood 8.6.56
Michel Warlop & Son Orchestre / Taj Mahal / Swing / Paris 6.18.41
Spirits of Rhythm / Junk Man / Decca / 9.14.34
Peggy Lee / Aren’t You Glad You’re You / Capitol / Hollywood 4.4, 8.49
Matt Dennis / Give Her a Kiss [45 rpm EP] / Give Her a Kiss / RCA / 1955

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash / Soft Winds / Verve / 7.26.63
Jimmy Cleveland & his All Stars / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland & his All Stars / Count ’Em In / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Fats Navarro / Goin’ to Minton’s / Savoy / 1.29.47
Carol Bruce / Embraceable You / V-Disc 87A / 11.16.43 / with Red Norvo & his Overseas Spotlight Band
Jubalaires / Long, Lean & Lanky / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Anthony Newley / Tony / Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes / London /  London 1961

set 4
Johnny Smith / Moonlight in Vermont / Tenderly / Royal Roost / 1954
Victor Feldman / Mallets A Fore Thought / Evening in Paris / Interlude [Mode] / Hollywood 9.57
Mildred Bailey / Give Me Time / Columbia / 1.25.40
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
Phil Harris / That’s What I Like About the South / Woodman, Spare that Tree / RCA Victor / 1947
Dixie-aires / Elijah / Exclusive / LA 1949

last soulful song
The Staple Singers / Stoned Soul Picnic / Stax [unissued] / Memphis 1968 / with Booker T & the MG’s

Friday, July 06, 2018

My Kind of Playlist Is You

Mr. Robeson sings for the miners in Scotland, 1949

Coffeetime, July 6, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / High Pressure / Soft Winds / Prestige / 12.13.57
Paul Quinichette / Sequel [45 rpm EP] / Sequel / EmArcy / 1.53
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Mary (What Are You Waiting For?) / Victor / Chicago 11.25.27 / vocal = Bing Crosby
The Big Three / Violent Love / Okeh / Chicago 5.29.51
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / My Kind of Trouble Is You / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Star Dust / Decca / Just Jazz Concert, Civic Auditorium, Pasadena 8.4.47
Jimmie Lunceford & his Chicksaw Syncopators / Leaving Me / Victor / 1.26.34 / vocal = Henry Wells
Variety Boys / Uptown Jive / Decca / 1941
Paul Robeson / Summertime / HMV / London 1.14.38
Peggy Lee / Miss Peggy Lee – In Love Again! / I’ve Got Your Number / Capitol / Hollywood               1964

set 3
Ruby Braff / Fine and Mellow [45 rpm EP] / Storyville / Boston 1955
Pee Wee Russell / By Appointment Only [45 rpm EP] / Missy / Storyville / featuring George Wein’s Mahogany Hall All Stars / Boston 1952
Ike Quebec / Tenor Sax [45 rpm EP] / Jim Dawgs / Savoy / 8.7.45
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Queen Street Rag / Decca / 4.20.40
Billie Holiday / [45 rpm EP] / What Is This Thing Called Love / Decca / 8.14.45 / with Bob Haggart & his Band
Bobby Short / On the East Side / Looking at You / Atlantic / 1960

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Jazz Impressions / Fenwyk Farfel / Fantasy / San Francisco 1957
Australian Jazz Quartet / The Things We Did Last Summer / Bethlehem / 2.55
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / [45 rpm EP] / Standanavian / Roost / Stockholm 3.23, 24.51
King Cole Trio / You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45
Bobby Darin / That’s All / Beyond the Sea [45 rpm EP] / Atco / Hollywood 12.19.58
Harmonizing Four / Amazing Grace / Gotham / c. 1958

last soulful song
The Stylistics / People Make the World Go Round / Avco / Philadelphia 1971



Friday, June 22, 2018

Praise the Lord and Pass the Playlist

Tiny's music, big smiles! (Nice guitar.)

Coffeetime, June 22, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Trigger Alpert / Trigger Happy! / Trigger Happy / Riverside / 11.30.56
John Coltrane / Stardust / Love Thy Neighbor / Prestige / 7.11.58
Benny Goodman Sextet / Moonglow / Columbia / 5.14.34
Bram Martin & his Band / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / Regal Zonophone / Holborn Restaurant, London 12.5.36
Laurel Watson / Honey in a Hurry / Apollo / 10.15.45 / with the Tab Smith Sextette
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Love, Look Away / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

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

set 2
Arnett Cobb / Smooth Sailing / (I Don’t Stand A) Ghost of a Chance (With You) / Prestige / 2.27.59
Chet Baker / Smokin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Serenity / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Paul Quinichette / I Cover the Waterfront / French Columbia / 7.17.57
Andrew Iona’s Novelty Four / That Lovin’ Hula / Columbia / Hollywood 1.22.29
Cliff Edwards / My Dog Loves Your Dog / Brunswick / London 4.9.34
BB King / You Upset Me Baby / Kent / 1952
Dean Martin / Peanut Vendor / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 7.2.52 / with Dick Stabile & Orchestra

set 3
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Prestige / 5.4.60
Phineas Newborn, Jr / Fabulous Phineas / Back Home / RCA Victor / 3.28.58
Brew Moore & his Playboys / No More Brew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Southern Sons / Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition / Bluebird / 10.22.42
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Lover Man / Musicraft / 3.45 / vocal = Patti Powers
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings / Ev’ry Day / Verve / 7.26.55

set 4
Lennie Niehaus / Lennie Niehaus Quintet with Strings / Star Eyes / Contemporary / LA 3.30.55
Stéphane Grappelli / The Lady Is a Tramp / Barclay / Paris 2.14.56
Tiny Grimes Swingtet / Tiny’s Boogie Woogie / Blue Note / 8.14.46
King Cole Trio / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Capitol / Hollywood 10.28.47
Astrud Gilberto / The Astrud Gilberto Album / Once I Loved / Verve / Hollywood 1.27, 28.65
Alphabetical Four / I’m Gonna Walk Right In and Make Myself at Home / Decca / 11.18.43

last soulful song
The Two Tons [aka Two Tons of Fun aka The Weather Girls] / Backatcha / I Been Down / Fantasy Honey / 1980

Friday, June 15, 2018

La Playlist d'un Roman d'Amour

Pure elegance! When entertainment entertained…

Coffeetime, June 15, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / Split Feelin’s / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Charlie Rouse / Takin’ Care of Business / Weirdo / Jazzland / 5.11.60
All-Star Band / Blue Lou (take 1) / Victor / 1.11.39
Noël Coward / Mary Make Believe / HMV / London 5.28 / with the New Mayfair Orchestra & Carroll Gibbons
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers / Cryin’ Over You / Specialty / Hollywood 1952
Eartha Kitt / RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt  / Lilac Wine / RCA Victor / 1954 /with Henri René & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Red Garland / High Pressure / Solitude / Prestige / 12.13.57
Miles Davis / Walkin’ / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Prestige / 4.3.54
Andre Previn / Let’s Get Away from It All! / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / Decca / 1951
Fred Astaire / The Way You Look Tonight / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.26.36 / with Johnny Green & his Orchestra
Studs Henderson [aka Big Duke Henderson] & his Orchestra / Proposition Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
The Ravens / Without a Song / National [unreleased] / 1948
Billy Eckstine / Without a Song / AFRS Jubilee #120 / Hollywood 2.12.45

set 3
James Moody / James Moody / Darben the Redd Foxx / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Soul Blues / Prestige / 11.7.58
Tadd Dameron Sextet / The Chase / Blue Note / 9.26.47
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Some Other Spring / Columbia 9.12.39 / vocal = Jean Eldridge
The Charioteers / Daddy / Okeh / 6.1.41
Bobby Troup & his Trio / My Funny Valentine / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / You and I / Coral / Hollywood 4.25.57
Bobby Jaspar / La Fin d’un Roman d’Amour / Vogue / Paris 5.30.53
Art Tatum Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / Brunswick / 1.5.44
King Cole Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44 / vocal = Ida James
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / Reprise / LA 6.11.66
Edna Gallmon Cooke / I’ve Been Redeemed / Nashboro / Nashville 1960 / with The Young People’s Choir (of Springfield Baptist Church)

last soulful song
William Bell / I’ll Show You / Stax / Memphis 9.63

Friday, June 08, 2018

Viddle De Playlist

Perry averts his eyes from the brilliance of the Frankies!

Coffeetime, June 8, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Burrell / I Never Knew / Blue Note [unissued] / 8.15.58
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Riverboat Shuffle / Decca / 10.23.34
The Seven Blues Babies / That’s Him Now / Edison / 1.2.29
Three Flames / Viddle De Vop / Columbia / 1947
Billie Holiday / At Jazz at the Philharmonic / Body and Soul / Clef / 2.12.45

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

set 2
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Stardust / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Don Elliott / The Don Elliott Quintet / Imagination / RCA Victor / 1954
Art Tatum / The Tatum Touch / Willow Weep for Me / Columbia / live, Shrine Auditorium, LA 4.2.49
Eddie Lang – Joe Venuti & their All-Star Orchestra / Beale Street Blues / Vocalion / 10.22.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Ethel Waters / Shades of Blue / Man Wanted / Remington [Continental] / 4.19.46 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Pete Johnson’s All Stars / Man Wanted / National / 1.2.46 / vocal = Etta Jones
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Taking a Chance on Love / Columbia / 10.25.55

set 3
Frank Wess Sextet / Wess of the Moon / Commodore / 8.54
Shorty Sherock / Jazz at the Philharmonic, The First Concert / I’ve Found a New Baby / Clef / 7.2.44
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Ad-De-Day (The Song Of The Cuban Money Divers) / Decca / 3.10.39 / vocal = Perry Como     
4 Deep Tones / Just in Case You Change Your Mind / Coral / 1951
Frank Sinatra / Don’t Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) / Columbia / 7.10.49 / with The Pastels

set 4
Art Pepper / The Art of Pepper / Without a Song / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57
Lennie Tristano Sextette / Sax of a Kind / Capitol / 5.16.49
Mills Brothers / Strawberry Fair / Decca / 7.5.39
T-Bone Walker / That’s Better for Me / Black & White / LA 11.12.47
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / ’Deed I Do / Coral / 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio
The Chosen Gospel Singers / I’m Going Back with Him / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Five Stairsteps / The Touch of You / Windy C / 1967

Friday, June 01, 2018

Nobody’s Playlist But Your Own

Wise eyes, Charles
Coffeetime, June 1, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Charles McPherson / From This Moment On! / Once in a Lifetime / Prestige / 1.31.68
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Like Someone in Love / Johnny’s Blue / Blue Note / 8.14.60
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block / Victor / 7.13.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / 2 O’Clock in the Morning / Peacock / Houston summer 1950
Etta Jones / Something Nice / That’s All There Is to That / Prestige / 9.16.61

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Portrait of Art Farmer / Too Late Now / Contemporary / 4.19.58
Earl Zindars Sextet / The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Quiet Temple / Warwick / spring 1960
Chu Berry & Charlie Ventura / Dream Girl, Parts 1 & 2 / Sittin’ In With / LA 10.22.41
Carroll Gibbons & The New Mayfair Orchestra / Nobody’s Fault But Your Own / HMV / London 3.20.29
Monette Moore / Rockin’ Chair / Crystalette / LA 1946 / with Crystalette All Stars
Jimmy Durante / Club Durant / The Boys with the Proboskis / Decca / Hollywood 1957 / duet with Bob Hope
Pee Wee Crayton / The Darkest Hour / Modern [unissued] / Hollywood c. 1952

set 3
Dizzy Reece / Asia Minor / Yamask  / New Jazz / 3.13.62
Booker Ervin / The Book Cooks / The Blue Book / Bethlehem / 4.6.60
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / My Little Cousin / Okeh / 2.5.42 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Jubalaires / Jube’s Blues / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Mel Tormé / The Best Things in Life Are Free / Musicraft / Hollywood 8.47 / with The Page Cavanaugh Trio

set 4
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Red Sails / Contemporary / LA 2.9.57
Tal Farlow / Tal / There Is No Greater Love / Verve / 1956
George Jenkins & his All Stars / Drum Magic / G.J.’s Drums / Tampa / LA 1955
Big Maybelle / I Understand / Savoy / 8.13.59
King Cole Trio / I’m a Little Ashamed / Capitol / Hollywood 8.28.47
Bobby Blue Bland / I’m Not Ashamed / Duke / 1959
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Ananias / Specialty [unissued take 3] / Hollywood 11.11.52

last soulful song
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds / The New Religion / I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying / Atco / 1967