Friday, February 16, 2018

Playlist Has Got Me

Rare treasure: live performance by the Golden Gate Quartet!

Coffeetime, February 16, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Les McCann / Les McCann LTD in New York / Chip Monck / Pacific Jazz / live at The Village Gate 12.28.61
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Flight / Lex / Blue Note / 1.25.60
Zelma O’Neal / Do Something / Brunswick / 3.29 / with Al Goodman & his Orchestra
Jesse Belvin / Blues Has Got Me / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.12.52
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Gloomy Sunday / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

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

set 2
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / It Could Happen to You / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Howard McGhee / Maggie’s Back in Town!! / Willow Weep for Me / Contemporary / LA 6.26.61
Bennie Green / Bennie Green with Strings / Embraceable You / Prestige / Chicago 5.13.52
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress / Feeling My Way / Brunswick / 2.17.32
Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Father’s Got His Glasses On / Victor / 11.2.33
Adelaide Hall / That Old Feeling / HMV / London 8.28.38 / with Fats Waller on organ
Frank Sinatra / Who Wants to Be a Millionaire / Capitol / Hollywood 4.20.56 / duet with Celeste Holm
Memphis Slim / The Comeback / Vee-Jay / Chicago 8.18.59

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Cliff Craft / Soul-Lo Blues / Blue Note / 11.10.57
Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins / I Dig You the Most / Savoy / 3.30.55
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / You’ll Never Break My Heart Again / Reina / LA 1948 / vocal = Emma Lou Welch & the Enchanters
Rhythm Aces / I Wonder Why / Vee-Jay [unissued alt take] / 11.2.54
Frank D’Rone / In Person / Laura / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / … And Friends / Casaba / Fantasy / LA 1963
Lenny McBrowne / Swingin’ Like Sixty [Lenny McBrowne and the Four Souls] / Soul Sisters / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / Hollywood spring 1960
Hadda Brooks / Romance in the Dark / Modern / LA 1948
Astrud Gilberto / Look to the Rainbow / Lugar Bonito / Verve / 12.65
Golden Gate Quartet / I’m a Pilgrim / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Al Wilson / La La Peace Song / Medley: I Won’t Last a Day Without You; Let Me Be The One / Rocky Road Records / 1974



Friday, February 09, 2018

Serenade to a Playlist

Love this cover! Handsome men, handsome typography, groovy sweater!

Coffeetime, February 9, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver’s Serenade / Nineteen Bars / Blue Note / 5.7, 8.63
Oliver Nelson / Meet Oliver Nelson / Ostinato / New Jazz  / 10.30.59
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Hocus Pocus / Bluebird / 3.6.34
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Faithful Forever / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Alan Holmes
Ruby Smith / Port Wine Blues / RCA Victor / 1.8.47 / with Gene (Honeybear) Sedric & his Orchestra
Billie Holiday / He’s Funny That Way / Clef (Jazz at the Philharmonic) / LA 10.7.46

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Tender Moments / All My Yesterdays / Blue Note / 12.1.67
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Surrender Dear / Bluebird / 8.27.39
The Little Ramblers / I’m Shooting High / Bluebird / 12.27.35 / vocal = Bill Dillard
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / How Blue Can You Get? / RCA Victor / 6.20.49
Martha Raye / The Voice / The Boy Next Door / Discovery [DL-3010] / 1950
Gene Allison / My Heart Remembers / Vee-Jay / 1958                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                set 3
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant / Meetin’ Here / If I Were a Bell / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1961
Curtis Fuller / The Opener / A Lovely Way to Spend the Evening / Blue Note / 6.16.57
Stan Getz / Crazy Chords / Prestige / 6.21.49
Alice Faye / I’m Shooting High / Melotone / Hollywood 1.4.36
The Four Buddies / Heart and Soul / Savoy / 8.23.51
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Funny World / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Bud Shank / Latin Contrasts / Serenade to an Alto / World-Pacific Records / Hollywood 1959
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / A Foggy Day / Clef / LA 11, 12.52
John Graas / Jazz-Lab-1 / Pick Yourself Up / Decca / 1956
Tommy Dean Orchestra / Recession / Vee-Jay / Chicago 5.27.58 / vocal = Joe Buckner
Charles Boyer / Where Does Love Go / Once Upon a Time / Valiant / Hollywood 1965
Dinah Washington / Dinah ’63 / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Roulette / LA 1963
Swan Silvertones / Rock My Soul / Vee-Jay / 1960

last soulful song
The Vont Claires / Don’t Cha Tell Nobody / Double R Records / 1968

Friday, February 02, 2018

I've Got the Playlist on a String

Play it, Valaida! (And you look gorgeous!)

Coffeetime, February 2, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Minor Meeting / Blue Note / 3.29.59
Dave Bailey / Bash! / An Oscar for Oscar / Jazzline / 10.4.61
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / PDQ Blues / Columbia / 4.28.27
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Turn on the Heat / Okeh / 10.10.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew
Buddy Johnson & his Band / Stand Back and Smile (Say Ella) / Decca / 1.26.42 / vocal = Ella Johnson
Pearl Bailey / Songs of the Bad Old Days / I’ve Got the World on a String / Roulette / 1960

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

set 2
Yusef Lateef / Cry! – Tender / Cry! – Tender / New Jazz / 10.16.59
Jimmy Heath / Really Big! / My Ideal / Riverside / 6.28.60
Hank Jones / Bluebird / Little Girl Blue / Savoy / 11.3.55
Les Paul Trio / I’m in the Mood for Love / V-Disc / mid-1940s
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Vocalion / 10.26.33 / with Dick McDonough on guitar
Danny Kaye / Anatole of Paris / Columbia / 1941
Valaida Snow / Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone / Derby / 1949 / with Jimmy Mundy’s Orchestra

set 3
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings / Stalking / Crown / 1960
Dave Bailey / Bash! / Like Someone in Love / Jazzline / 10.4.61
Ella Fitzgerald / (It’s Only a) Paper Moon / Decca / 3.27.45 / with the Delta Rhythm Boys
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / It’s Like Taking Candy from a Baby / Columbia / 10.30.47 / duet with Rosemary Clooney
Billy Eckstine / The Modern Sound of Mr. B / Wouldn’t It Be Loverly / Mercury / Hollywood 2.19.64

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Hampton Hawes Trio / I Got Rhythm / Contemporary / LA 6.28.55
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / That’s Rich / Contemporary / 3.12.57
Julia Lee & her Boy Friends / Wise Guys (You’re a Wise Guy) / Capitol / Hollywood 6.11.47
Mose Allison / The Word from Mose / Days Like This / Atlantic / 1965
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Life Is Like That / Checker / Chicago 9.63
Rising Star Gospel Singers / Moses / Cava-tone / San Francisco 1949

last soulful song
The Free Design / Kites Are Fun / Never Tell the World / Project 3 / 1967





Friday, January 19, 2018

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Playlist

Donald delighting: singing with a smile

Coffeetime, January 19, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / Active Ingredients / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
John Coltrane & Paul Chambers / Trane’s Strain / Transition [unissued] / Cambridge 4.20.55
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Baby, Oh Where Can You Be? / Victor / 6.25.29
Joe Liggins & his Honey Drippers / Sweet Georgia Brown / Exclusive / LA c. 1947
Morgana King / For You, For Me, For Evermore / There’s a Lull in My Life / EmArcy / 3.29.56

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Autumn Leaves / Prestige / 10.19.61
Thad Jones / The Fabulous Thad Jones / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Debut / 8.11.54
Larry Adler / Caprice Viennois / Columbia / London 3.35 / with Carroll Gibbons & Harry Jacobson on two pianos
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra / The Mooche / Victor / 10.30.28
Willie Lewis & his Entertainers / Knock, Knock, Who’s There? / Pathé / Paris 10.15.36 / vocal = Bill Coleman
Charioteers / Dinah / radio transcription / 1942
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / I’m Building Up to An Awful Let Down / Clef / LA 12.52

set 3
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / So What / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Sir Charles Thompson / Oh Joe! / Vanguard / 12.30.53
Camille Howard / O Sole Mio Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 1.26.50
Mills Brothers / Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere / Brunswick / 1.26.33
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Lord and Lady Gate / radio transcription / late 1943 / vocal = Helen O’Connell
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / By the Fireside / Jubilee / 1958

set 4
Richie Kamuca / Richie Kamuca Quartet / Fire One / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Vince Guaraldi / Modern Music from San Francisco / Between 8th & 10th on Mission St. / Fantasy / San Francisco 1955
B.B. King & his Orchestra / Blind Love / RPM / LA 12.53
Phil Harris / Bare Necessities / soundtrack to Disney movie “The Jungle Book” / Hollywood 1967
Southern Sons / Lead Me to the Rock / Bluebird / 07.25.41

last soulful song
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / Winter in America / The Bottle / Strata-East / Silver Springs, Maryland fall 1973





Friday, January 12, 2018

Playlist, Oh Where Can You Be?

Mr. B. Delights
Coffeetime, January 12, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard / Caravan / Impulse! / 7.2.62
Paul Chambers / Chambers’ Music / Eastbound / Jazz West / Hollywood 3.56
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Who Ray / radio transcription / mid-1940s
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Baby, Oh Where Can You Be? / Victor / 6.25.29
Johnny Otis Band / New Love / Savoy / LA 1.10.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Julie London / London By Night / Just the Way I Am / Liberty / Hollywood 12.55

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Strikes / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 9.15.64
Hank Jones / Bluebird / How High the Moon / Savoy / 11.1.55
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Crying and Sighing / Victor / Chicago 7.11.28
Frances Faye, Martha Raye, & Bing Crosby / After You / soundtrack, Paramount movie “Double or Nothing” / Hollywood 1937
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Sunday Drivin’ / radio transcription / 1947 / vocal = Gene Williams
Camille Howard / Real Gone Daddy / Specialty / Hollywood 2.2.51
Yves Montand / Yves Montand Sings / Sensationnel / Decca [Odeon in France] / Paris / 1950 / with Bob Castella et Ses Rythmes

set 3
Gene Ammons / Funky / Pint Size / Prestige / 1.11.57
Billy Eckstine Orchestra / Our Delight / soundtrack, short short feature film “Rhythm in a Riff” / 1945
Freddie Green & his Kansas City Seven / I’m in the Mood for Love / Duke / Hollywood 9.45 / vocal = Sylvia Syms
The Striders / If I Only Knew / Apollo / 11.14.49
Bobby Troup / Stars of Jazz / Please Be Kind / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Russ Freeman & Chet Baker / Quartet / Love Nest / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.6.56
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / Sugar / Fantasy / 1957
Mel Tormé / …And Mimi / Musicraft / 1946 / with Page Cavanaugh Trio
John Cullum / On a Clear Day You Can See Forever / Broadway score from “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” / RCA Victor / 1965
The Southern Sons / One Day When the Lord Will Call Me / Victor / 8.28.42

last soulful song
Mad Lads / So Nice / Volt / Memphis 1968

Friday, December 29, 2017

Playlist di Modernage

Cuddle me, Miltie – it's cold in Cambridge!
Coffeetime, December 29, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Philly Joe Jones / Showcase / Minor Mode / Riverside / 11.18.59
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown & Max Roach / The Blues Walk / EmArcy / 2.24.55
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Blues in My Heart / Decca / The Hague 8.17.37
Whispering Jack Smith / A Faded Photograph / Decca / 9.13.40
Bing Crosby / Let’s Start the New Year Right / Decca / Hollywood 1942
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60

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

set 2
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / Quarter Moon / Epic / 7.13.61
Jon Eardley / Hey There / If You Could See Me Now / Prestige / 3.14.55
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Temp di Modernage / Parlophone / 6.10.31
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / The Voice of Old Man River / Victor / 8.1.35
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Bluebird / 1939 / vocal = Tony Pastor
Roy Brown / I’ve Got the Last Laugh / DeLuxe / Cincinnati 1.16.51
Peggy Lee / Song at Midnight / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3.49 / with the Jud Conlon Singers

set 3
John Coltrane / Lush Life / I Love You / Prestige / 8.16.57
Julius Watkins / Volume 1 / I Have Known / Blue Note / 8.4.54
Fats Navarro / Ice Freezes Red / Savoy / 1.29.47
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / It Happened in Sun Valley / Bluebird / Hollywood 8.11.41 / vocal = Paula Kelly, Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, &  The Modernaires
Gotham’s Four Notes / Away / Gotham / 1948
T-Bone Walker / How Long Blues / Atlantic / LA 12.27.57

set 4
Chet Baker / Big Band / Tenderly / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.26.56
Pete Rugolo / Music for Hi-Fi Bugs / Snowfall / EmArcy / LA 7.11.56
Lester Young / The Master’s Touch / Ding Dong [take 3] / Savoy / 6.28.49
Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators / Utt-da-zay (The Tailor Song) / Vocalion / 6.8.39 / vocal = The Quintones
Little Milton / Losing Hand / Checker / Chicago 1962
Bing Crosby / White World of Winter / Reprise / Hollywood 1964 / also performed live on  ABC TV broadcast, Hollywood Palace / Hollywood 12.25.65
Zion Travelers / Down by the River / I’ve Started / Dooto / LA 1962

last soulful song
Ty Hunter / Love Walked Right Out on Me / Chess / Chicago 1964



Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Playlist, I Love You, Jr.


Coffeetime, December 22, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra / Christmas Night in Harlem / Vocalion / 3.23.34
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 1950 / with Little Esther
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen / Snow / soundtrack, Paramount movie White Christmas / Hollywood 1953
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60

bed
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959

set 2
Charles Schultz /A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack / dialogue snippet / Buena Vista / LA 1977 / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal); / Fantasy / LA 1965
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

bed
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / Chicago 10.66
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / Pittson PA, WVIA 1973
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 1936 / vocal = Three Sister
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / Hollywood fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / LA 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / Hollywood 6.14.46
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town; Jingle Bells (Capitol Promos) / Capitol / Hollywood 9.17.47; 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Nancy Wilson / That’s What I Want for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 11.18.63
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soul (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67