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

Friday, December 15, 2017

I've Got My Playlist to Keep Me Warm


Coffeetime, December 15, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / This I Dig of You / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Boomerang / Riverside / 4.27.57
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You / Vocalion / 12.12.37 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You’re All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Jesse Thomas / Christmas Celebration / Swing Time / LA 1951
Sparky / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May https://youtu.be/48a4l3sNb1k
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters

set 2
Ike Quebec / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.20.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Can’t Help Swinging / Dancing on the Ceiling / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61
Bing Crosby / I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 5.14.47 / duet with Lindsey Crosby; with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires
Andrew Sisters / I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus / Decca / Hollywood 9.20.50
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Brunswick / 5.16.39 / vocal = Johnny MacAfee
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Crackerjack Christmas / Golden Records / 1958 / with Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra and Mr. Green Jeans aka Lumpy Brannum
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / dialogue with Vera-Ellen (ends, “I don’t weigh very much.”)
Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964

set 3
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Greensleeves / Prestige / 11.7.58
Bill Harris / The Harris Touch / Yesterdays / EmArcy / 5.2.57
Lowell Fulson / Christmas Party Shuffle / Swing Time / LA 1950
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 1.11.50 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires
The Rhythm Kings / Christmas Is Coming at Last / Apollo / 1950
Wardell Gray / Jingle Jangle Jump / Swing Time / LA 6.9.52 / vocal = Gladys Bentley
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Stephane Grappelli / I Want to Be Happy / Barclay / Paris 4.10.56
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Winter Wonderland / Bluebird / 10.23.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
Jimmy Witherspoon / How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around / Swing Time / LA 1951
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 11.26.52 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Mabel Mercer / At Town Hall / Season’s Greetings / Atlantic / 5.19.68
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
The Fascinations / Just Another Reason / Mayfield / 1968



Friday, December 08, 2017

Go Back to the Playlist You Love

Bow Tie, Big Band, and a Wink

Coffeetime, December 8, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Free Form / French Spice / Blue Note / 12.11.61
Lee Morgan / Candy / C.T.A. / Blue Note / 2.2.58
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Dinah / Victor / 1.28.26
Durium Dance Band / By the Fireside / Durium flexidisc / London 3.15.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / Go Back to the One You Love / Capitol / Hollywood 12.18.47
Dakota Staton / Time to Swing / Baby, Don’t You Cry / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Tom Cat / Twilight Mist / Blue Note / 8.11.64
Frank Wess / Some Other Spring / Commodore / 5.8.54
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra / Mood Indigo / Vogue / Paris 6.20.50
Cliff Edwards & his Hot Combination / Dinah / 12.2.25
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orch / Ain’t Gonna Study War No More / radio transcription / 6.19.40 / vocal = Dandridge Sisters & Lunceford Quartet
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’m Wise to You, Baby / Manor / 12.48 / vocal = Jimmy “Baby-Face” Lewis
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Lydia / Atlantic / 1958

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night in Tunisia / Yama / Blue Note / 8.7 & 14.60
Paul Smith / By the Fireside / By the Fireside / Savoy / LA 4.18.50
Charlie Parker / [Swedish Schnapps] / Swedish Schnapps / Clef [Verve] / 1.17.51
Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven / It’s a Hundred to One (I’m in Love) / Victor / 8.28.39 / vocal = Edythe Wright
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of Yocu / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Mel Lewis / Mel Lewis/6 / Grey Flannel /  Mode / Hollywood 1957
Hoagy Carmichael / Stardust / V-Disc 536A / Hollywood 8.13.45
Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra / Stardust / AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46
Jimmy Durante / I’m As Ready As You Are / TV broadcast / 1.1.51 / duet with Sophie Tucker
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood / 1968
The Chosen Gospel Singers / No Room in the Hotel / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
Betty Everett / Hands Off / Vee-Jay / 1964

Friday, December 01, 2017

Toute ma playlist

Royalty!
Coffeetime, December 1, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Calling... / Clear the Dex  / Blue Note / 5.9.61
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Cannonball’s Sharpshooters Enroute / Our Delight / EmArcy / 3.4.58
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Merry-Go-Round / Victor / 4.30.35
Jack Winn & his Dallas Dandies aka Irving Mills & his Hotsy-Totsy Gang / Loved One [2nd take] / Melotone / 6.6.30
Ed Parker & his Orchestra aka Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / It’s the Darndest Thing / Okeh / 10.8.31 / vocal = Wallace Trio
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Two Timin’ Baby / Exclusive / LA 11.47 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Helen Carr / Down in the Depths of the 90th Floor… Miss Helen Carr / I’m Glad There Is You / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Strings / Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Around a Pug-nosed Dream) / EmArcy / 10.27, 28.55
Nat Adderley / “That's Nat” Adderley / You Better Go Now / Savoy / 7.26.55
Larry Adler / Body and Soul / Columbia / Paris 3.31.38 / avec le Quintette du Hot Club de France
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five / Jazz Lips / Okeh / Chicago 11.16.26
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / It Had to Be You / Decca [unissued] / 10.23.34 / vocal = Ella Logan
Terry Shand & his Orchestra / Cindy / Decca / 5.26.41
Johnny Mercer / I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City / Capitol / Hollywood 7.31.42
Big Maybelle / Hair Dressin’ Women / Okeh [unissued] / 3.2.54

set 3
Gene Ammons / Groove Blues / Groove Blues / Prestige / 1.3.58
James Moody / Lover, Come Back to Me / Vogue [Royal Roost] / Paris 7.27.51
Louis Prima & his Orchestra / A Sunday Kind of Love / radio broadcast / 400 Club 2.26.46 / vocal = Lily Ann Carol
Delta Rhythm Boys / Jersey Bounce / Soundie: Swingtime Holiday / Hollywood 1944
Billy Eckstine / Songs by Billy Eckstine / You Go to My Head / MGM / 1949

set 4
Oscar Moore / Body and Soul / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / Leave Your Worries Behind / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56
Les Paul & his Trio / Steel Guitar Rag / Decca / 1.7.47
Maxine Sullivan / The Same Old Story / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940-41 / with John Kirby & his Orchestra
Les Blue Stars / Octuor / Toute ma joie / Barclay / Paris 11.54
The Sons of David / I’ve Been Lifted / Silver Cross / Boston 1965

last soulful song
The Masqueraders / One More Chance / La Beat / Detroit 1967