Friday, December 07, 2018

Live with Me and Be My Playlist

The lovely Elaine Delmar rocking the eyelashes.

Coffeetime, December 7, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jimmy Heath / The Quota / Bells and Horns / Riverside / 4.61
Horace Silver / Finger Poppin’ with The Horace Silver Quintet / Finger Poppin’ / Blue Note / 1.31.59
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / The Jazz Scene / Sono / Clef / Hollywood 1947
Durium Dance Band / By the Fireside / Durium flexidisc / London 3.15.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Baby, It’s Cold Outside / Decca / 4.28.49
Elaine Delmar / Swinging the Bard / Live with Me and Be My Love / Atco / 1964 / with The Elizabethan Consort of Viols & Geoffrey Emmott’s Recorder Consort

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

set 2
Chet Baker / Comin’ On with The Chet Baker Quintet / Stairway to the Stars / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Morris Lane / Moon Ray / Coral / 2.28.52
Billy Strayhorn / Halfway to Dawn / Clef [unissued] / Hollywood 1947
Artie Mosby & Roosevelt Sykes / Mosby Stomp / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 9.22.32
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Rockin’ Chair / Victor / 7.14.39  / vocal = Ford Leary
Deek Watson & the Brown Dots / For Sentimental Reasons / Manor / 1946
Georgia Carr / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol [unreleased] / Hollywood mid-1950s
Andrew Tibbs / I Made a Mistake / M-Pac! / 1965

set 3
Dexter Gordon / [Clubhouse] / Hanky Panky / Blue Note / 5.27.65
Art Farmer / To Sweden with Love / Va Da Du / Atlantic / Stockholm 4.30.64
Charlie Parker All Stars / Merry Go Round / Savoy / 9.24.48
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Moon Ray / Columbia / 12.11.39 / vocal = Jean Eldridge
Delta Rhythm Boys / It’s So Peaceful in the Country / radio transcription / 1941
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of You / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan


set 4
Stan Getz & Cal Tjader / Big Bear / Fantasy / San Francisco 2.8.58
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Susie’s Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 3.4.56
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / So Alone / Specialty / Hollywood 6.28.51
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood 1968
Dixie-aires [aka Dixieaires] / Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Exclusive / LA 12.48

last soulful song
Honey & the Bees / It’s Gonna Take a Miracle (Medley) / Josie / 1971


Friday, November 30, 2018

Straight from the Shoulder (Right from the Playlist)

Who can resist Hoagy?!

Coffeetime, November 30, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Counce / Landslide [alt take] / Contemporary / LA 10.15.56
Lou Donaldson / Blues Walk / Move / Blue Note / 7.28.58
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Straight from the Shoulder (Right from the Heart) / Victor / 7.13.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Look Out / Decca / 6.4.47
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / Be My All  / Atlantic / 4.8.58

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

set 2
Teddy Edwards / Nothin’ But the Truth! / Games That Lovers Play / Prestige / 12.13.66
Red Garland / Solar / Where Are You? / Jazzland / 1.30.62
Cozy Cole All-Stars / Just One More Chance / Keynote / 2.22.44
Quintette de Hot Club de France / I’ve Found a New Baby / Decca / Paris 9.29.37
Noel Coward / Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans / HMV / London 7.2.43
Griffin Brothers Orchestra / Weepin’ and Cryin’ / Dot / 1951 / featuring Tommy Brown
Ella Fitzgerald / Sings the Cole Porter Songbook / I’m Always True to You in My Own Fashion / Verve / Hollywood 2.7.56

set 3
Johnny Coles / Little Johnny C / Heavy Legs / Blue Note / 8.9.63
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb / Very Saxy / Lester Leaps In / Prestige / 4.29.59
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Columbia / 12.11.39
Mildred Bailey / Georgia on My Mind / CBS radio transcription, The Mildred Bailey Show / 1943 / with the Delta Rhythm Boys
Hoagy Carmichael / I Get Along without You Very Well / private recordings / Hoagy’s home, Long Island c. 1951

set 4
Quincy Jones / The Birth of a Band! / Along Came Betty / Mercury / 6.16.59
Benny Carter & his Chocolate Dandies / Cadillac Slim / Swing / 8.23.46
Chick Webb & his Orchestra / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Decca / 5.3.38
Geraldo & his Orchestra / Two Sleepy People / HMV / London 12.3.38 / vocal = Al Bowly
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / Just One of Those Things / Columbia / Hollywood 12.8.50
T-Bone Walker / You Don’t Know What You’re Doing / Atlantic / LA 12.27.57 / vocal = R.S. Rankin
Jubalaires / My Father’s Rich / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Hortense Ellis / Sitting in the Park / Studio One / Kingston, Jamaica c. 1972



Friday, November 23, 2018

What Wouldn't I Do for That Playlist

Mr. Griffin smiles pretty for the pretty Italian host.

Coffeetime, November 23, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
King Curtis / The New Scene of King Curtis / Da Duh Dah / New Jazz / 4.21.60
Kenny Dorham / 2 Horns, 2 Rhythm / The End of a Love Affair / Riverside / 11.13.57
Jay Jay Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2 / Too Marvelous for Words / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Chant of the Weed / Brunswick / 9.24.31
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / What Wouldn’t I Do for That Man / Okeh / 10.19.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew
Floyd Dixon / Call Operator 210 / Aladdin / Hollywood 2.12.52
Dakota Staton / Crazy He Calls Me / What Do You Know About Love / Capitol / 1958

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

set 2
Ike Quebec / For All We Know / Blue Note / 9.25.60
Kenny Burrell / Blue Lights, Volume 2 / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.14.58
King Cole Trio / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Standard transcription / LA 11.38
King Bennie Nawahi / Tickling the Strings / Columbia / 1.30.30
Lonnie Johnson / Sweet Potato Blues / Okeh / Chicago 12.13.27
Addie Williams / Maybe Someday / Capitol / Hollywood 2.23.49
The Rockets / Loch Lomond / Aladdin / 1948
Sergio Franchi / The Songs of Richard Rogers / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / RCA Victor / 1965

set 3
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Prestige / 5.25.59
Johnny Griffin / The Congregation / It’s You or No One / Blue Note / 10.13.57
The Be Bop Boys / Ray’s Idea / Savoy / 8.23.46
Mills Brothers with Ella Fitzgerald / Big Boy Blue / Decca / 1.14.37
Ella Mae Morse / Tess’s Torch Song (I Had a Man) / Capitol / Hollywood 10.28.43
Buddy Greco / Buddy’s Back in Town! / Never Leave Your Sugar / Epic / LA 1961

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 6 / Long Ago and Far Away / Contemporary / Hollywood 2.22.55
Quincy Jones / The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones / Chant of the Weed / EmArcy / 11.4.59
Danny Kaye / A Lullaby for Dena / Decca / Hollywood / 12.17.47
Ann Cole / Nobody But Me / Sir / 1959
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Columbia / 1967
Soul Stirrers / I’m So Glad (Trouble Don’t Last Always) / Specialty / Hollywood 7.10.53

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / There Was a Time! / Cowboys to Girls / Brunswick / 1968



Friday, November 16, 2018

Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Playlist Go to Sleep)

Handsome Amos with the beautiful smile.
Coffeetime, November 16, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jackie McLean / [Street Singer] / Medina / Blue Note / 9.1.60
Art Blakey / A Jazz Message / Sunday / Impulse! / 7.16.65
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Have You Changed / Standard transcription / Hollywood 9.17.41
Charles Dornberger & his Orchestra / Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away / Victor / 1.27.27 / vocal = Franklyn Bauer
Eddie Vinson & his Orchestra / Lazy Gal / Mercury / 4.16.47
Dinah Washington / That’s All I Want from You / Mercury / 1.11.55

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Soultrane / I Want to Talk About You / Prestige / 2.7.58
John Lewis / The Wonderful World of Jazz / I Should Care / Atlantic / 9.9.60
Jimmy Liggins & his Drops of Joy / Don’t Put Me Down / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.17.48
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Clop! Clip! Clop! (Peter Joe’s Song) / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47
Yves Montand / Yves Montand Sings / Cornet de Frites / Odeon [Decca] / Paris 2.50 / with Bob Castella & his Rhythm

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers!!!!! / Invitation / Impuse! / 6.14.61
Benny Carter / Swingin’ the ’20s / Someone to Watch Over Me / Contemporary / 11.2.58
Rusty Bryant & the Carolyn Club Band / Blow Rusty Blow / Dot / live, The Carolyn Club, Columbus, OH 1954
The Charioteers / Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) / Columbia / 4.16.47
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Mr. Trumpet Man / King / Cincinnati 2.23.50 / vocal = Annisteen Allen
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / I Concentrate on You / Mercury / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / El Cerrito / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56
King Cole Trio / Wild Goose Chase / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44
Amos Milburn / Money Hustlin’ Woman / Aladdin / LA 4.26.47
Esther Phillips / Such a Night / Kudu / Memphis 1974
Kansas City Gospel Singers / I’m On My Way / Swing Time [unissued] / LA 11.50

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / I’m Thankful for What I Got / Atlantic / 1968



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