Friday, September 30, 2022

Put It There, Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 126

Screenshot of Miriam Makeba performing Pata Pata on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 21, 1969
Finding joy in dance with beautiful Miriam Makeba.

Coffeetime, September 30, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Louis Hayes / Louis Hayes / Rip De Boom / Vee-Jay / 4.26.60 
Tina Brooks / [Minor Move] / Star Eyes / Blue Note / 3.16.58 
Alix Combelle / Onze Heures Vingt / Swing / Paris 12.18.40
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Am I Wasting My Time on You / Columbia / 7.19.26 / vocal = Franklyn Baur
Private Cecil Gant / Watch That Stuff / Gilt-Edge / LA 1945
Billie Holiday / All or Nothing / Sophisticated Lady / Verve / LA 8.18.56 

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

set 2
Cannonball Adderley / Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley / I Can’t Get Started / Capitol / 8.23 & 24.61 
Erroll Garner / Erroll Garner Gems / I Cover the Waterfront / Columbia / 1.11.51
Charlie Parker / Loverman / Dial / Hollywood 7.29.46 
Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers) / Up and at ’Em / Edison / 8.10.26 
Bob Hope & Bing Crosby / Put It There, Pal / Decca / Hollywood 1945 / with Vic Schoen & his Orchestra; from the Paramount movie Road to Utopia
The Robins / I Found Out My Troubles / Savoy [unissued] / LA 1.11.50 / with Johnny Otis Band 
Miriam Makeba / Pata Pata / Reprise / 1967 

set 3
Hank Mobley / Third Season / An Aperitif / Blue Note / 2.24.67 
Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves / Salt and Pepper / S’posin / Impulse! / 9.5.63 
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Disc Jockey Jump / Columbia / 1.22.47 
The Ink Spots / A Lovely Way to Spend the Evening / AFRS Jubilee Show #78 / Hollywood 5.2.44
The Modernaires / I’m Late / Coral / 1951
Perry Como / We Get Letters / S’posin / RCA Victor / 1957 / with Como’s Little Combo aka subset of Mitchell Ayres & his Orchestra

set 4
André Previn & his Pals / Gigi / À Toujours / Contemporary / LA 4.7-8.58 
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Django / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56 
King Cole Trio / Let’s Pretend / Premier / LA 11.2.43 / Nat King Cole p & vocals, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Tom Jones & Sammy Davis Jr. / What the World Needs Now / from the ABC TV show This Is Tom Jones / Hollywood 1969
Southernaires / Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho / Decca / 6.13.39 

last soulful song
The Stoppers / Come Back / Jubilee / 1966



Friday, September 23, 2022

Why Is a Good Playlist So Hard to Find?: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 125

B&W screenshot of a smiling Julie London appearing on What's My Line in 1961
Julie’s happy shoulders.

Coffeetime, September 23, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Undercurrent / Blue Note / 12.11.60 
Kenny Burrell / [Midnight Blue] / Kenny’s Sound [take 10] / Blue Note / 1.8.63 
Jacques Renard & his Orchestra / Come to Me / Brunswick / 4.19.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
Luis Russell & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 10.24.30 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Betty Hall Jones / Frustration, Frustration / Combo / Hollywood 1951 
Dinah Washington / Dinah! / More Than You Know / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60 
Blossom Dearie / Autumn in New York / Barclay / Paris 1.16.56 
Art Blakey / A Night in Birdland / Once in A While / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54 
Lee Morse & Her Bluegrass Boys / Don’t Keep Me in the Dark Bright Eyes / Columbia / 6.25.28 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Why Is a Good Man So Hard to Find? / Decca / 3.18.40 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Blue Afterglow / Columbia / 2.7.39 / vocal = Dan Grissom 
Julie London / Swing Me an Old Song / Cuddle Up a Little Closer / Liberty / LA spring 1959 

set 3
Yusef Lateef / Psychicemotus / First Gymnopedie / Impulse! / 7.21-22.65 
Lee Morgan / The Gigolo / The Gigolo / Blue Note / 7.1.65 
Howard McGhee Sextet / Midnight at Minton’s / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46 
Bobby Hackett & his Orchestra / That Old Gang of Mine / Vocalion / 1940 / vocal = The Tempo Twisters
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Stardust / Victor / 11.11.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / My Romance / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
The Trombones, Inc. / They Met At The Continental Divide / Impossible / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 12.5.58  
Stan Getz / Stan Getz Plays / ’Tis Autumn / Clef / 12.12.52 
King Cole Trio / ’Tis Autumn / Capitol / Hollywood 3.29.49 / NKC p, Irving Ashby g, Joe Comfort b, with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
T-Bone Walker / Don’t Give Me the Runaround / Black & White / 12.46 / with Al Killian Quintet
Kaye Ballard, Jack Cassidy, & Joan Roberts / Cast Recording of Broadway show “Jerome Kern’s Roberta” / I Won’t Dance / Columbia / 1956
Golden Gate Quartet / Born Ten Thousand Years Ago / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Willie Hutch / Foxy Brown / Ain’t That (Mellow, Mellow) / Motown / Hollywood 1974

Friday, September 16, 2022

You’re Not the Only Playlist on the Apple Tree: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 124

Ruth Chatterton hugging Walter Huston with a worried look in the 1936 movie Dodsworth
Walter’s telling Ruth about September.

Coffeetime, September 16, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bennie Green / Soul Stirrin’ / Black Pearl / Blue Note / 4.28.58 
Joe Newman / Counting Five in Sweden / The Sleeper / Metronome / live, Konserthuset Stockholm (Concert Hall) 10.13.58 
Carl Perkins / Introducing Carl Perkins / Way Cross Town / Dootone / LA 1955 
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans / A Faded Summer Love / Columbia / London 12.4.31 / vocal = Jack Plant
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’ve Had the Blues All Day / United / Chicago 4.23.53 / vocal = Johnny Harper & Tab Smith 
Morgana King / Sings the Blues / Something to Remember You By / Mercury / 1958 / with celeste!

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

set 2
Café Pierre Trio / My Ship / Monmouth Evergreen / 8.25 & 26.82 / Bucky Pizzarelli g, Russ Kassoff p, Jerry Bruno b
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Easy Living / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Barney Wilen / Jazz Sur Seine / Vamp / Philips / Paris 2.13 & 14.58 
Django Reinhardt / The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt / September Song / Clef / Paris 3.10.53 / Reinhardt’s last recording session
Harry Bidgood’s Broadcasters / Should I? / Broadcast [Vocalion for the UK] / London c. 1928 / vocalist (probable) = Webster Booth
Walter Huston / September Song / Brunswick / 1938 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Matt Dennis / Dennis Anyone? / Relax / RCA Victor / 1955 / Dennis p, Bill Pitman g, Ray Leatherwood b, Alvin Stoller d

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Preach Brother! / Jeanie-Weenie / Blue Note / 6.18.62 / Wilkerson ts, Sonny Clark p, Grant Green g, Butch Warren b, Billy Higgins d
Clark Terry / The Happy Horns of Clark Terry / In a Mist / Impulse! / 3.13.64 
Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess / In a Minor Groove / Autumn in Rome / New Jazz / 9.19.58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Minor_Groove
Charlie Parker / Star Eyes / Clef / 1.17.51 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones / Columbia / 10.6.41 / vocal = Ginny Simms & Harry Babbitt, from the RKO movie Playmates 
The Master Keys / You’re Not the Only Apple on the Apple Tree / Top / 7.45 
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine’s Imagination / A Faded Summer Love / EmArcy / 1958 / with Pete Rugolo & His All Stars

set 4
Max Bennett / Max Bennett, vol. 2 / Johnny Jaguar / Bethlehem / 12.14.55 / Nick Travis t, Charlie Mariano as, Jack Nimitz bs, Carl Fontana tb, Dave McKenna p, Bennett b, Mel Lewis d; composed by Lennie Niehaus
Jim Hall / Jazz Guitar / Look for the Silver Lining / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.57 / Hall g, Carl Perkins p, Red Mitchell b 
Red Nichols Five Pennies / The Peanut Vendor / Brunswick / 1.23.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
King Cole Trio / All for You / Excelsior / Hollywood 10.11.42 / NKC p, voc, Oscar Moore g, Red Callender b
Eartha Kitt / Sentimental Eartha / Once We Loved (Se Acabo) / Spark / 1970
Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, VA / Call Him Anytime [unedited take] / Gotham / Norfolk 8.53 / Eastern Virginia Gospel by the Virginia Folklife Project 

last soulful song
5 Stairsteps & Cubie / Love’s Happening / I’m the One Who Loves You / Curtom / Chicago 1968

Saturday, September 10, 2022

When Playlist Gets Blue: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 123

What's it all about?

Coffeetime, September 9, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Warne Marsh / Warne Marsh / It’s All Right with Me / Atlantic / 12.12.57 
Sonny Clark / Cool Struttin’ / Deep Night / Blue Note / 1.5.58 
The Rhythmic Eight aka Bert Firman Orchestra / Is She My Girl Friend? / Zonophone / Hayes, Middlesex 11.29.27 / vocal = Eddie Kollis d 
Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson / Just in Case You Change Your Mind / Queen / 12.20.45
Dakota Staton / Dynamic! / When Sunny Gets Blue / Capitol / 1958

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

set 2
Hank Mobley / Hi Voltage / No More Goodbys / Blue Note / 10.9.67 
Bill Evans / [Time Remembered] / Like Someone in Love / Milestone / live, Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood 4.10.62 
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Apple Blossoms / Okeh / 10.18.29 
Bing Crosby / Lazy Day / Brunswick / Chicago 4.24.32 / with Isham Jones’ Orchestra
Joe Williams / ‘Round the Clock Blues, parts 1 & 2 / Cincinnati / Cincinnati fall 1944 / with the Three Chocolates
The Spaniels / I Like It Like That / Vee-Jay / 1959

set 3
Marty Paich / Jazz for Relaxation / Lullaby of the Leaves / Tampa / Hollywood 1956 
Herb Geller / While the Cigarette Was Burning / RTF Studio, for the “Jazz aux Champs Elysées” Radio show / Paris spring 1962 / Geller as, Jack Dieval p, Jacques Hess b, Franco Manzecchi d
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / P.S. — Tony Pastor Plays And Sings Shaw / Frenesi / Everest / 1959
Johnny Ingram & his Rhythm Czars / Ridin’ Hi / Trilon / Oakland 1946 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not Mine / Columbia / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee 
The Basin Street Boys / Near to You / Exclusive / Hollywood late 1946 / with Lucky Thompson’s Orchestra 
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
Jazz Modes / The Jazz Modes Play Excerpts from the Frank Loesser Musical The Most Happy Fella / Happy to Make Your Acquaintance / Atlantic / 11.11.57 
Stan Getz / More West Coast / Tangerine / Norgan / 8.22.53
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Jerry Orbach & Company / Cast Recording of “The Fantasticks” / Try to Remember / MGM / 6.13.60
Cilla Black / Alfie / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 2.22.66  The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha / Over the Rainbow / Columbia / 8.1.60 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Play, Playlist, Play: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 122

Little Milton performing on Conan in 1997
Milton, you’re TOO good!

Coffeetime, September 2, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Study in Brown / Swingin’ / EmArcy / 2.23-25.55 
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57 
Barry Harris / Preminado / Play, Carol, Play / Riverside / 1.19.61 
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Frenesi / Victor / Hollywood 3.3.40 
Al Katz & his Kittens / I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful) / Columbia / 8.30.29 / vocal = Bill Brookins 
Elmore Nixon / A Hepcat’s Advice / Peacock / Houston 1951 
Sylvia Syms / Songs by Sylvia Syms / Lonely Woman / Atlantic / 1952 / with the Barbara Carroll Trio

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

set 2
David “Fathead” Newman / Straight Ahead / Summertime / Atlantic / 12.21.60 
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Old Folks / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.59
Paul Quinichette / The Vice ‘Pres’ / I’ll Always Be in Love with You / EmArcy / 1.30.52 
Lonnie Johnson / Mr. Johnson Blues / Okeh / St. Louis, MO 11.4.25 
Peg La Centra / Big Mouth Minnie / Bluebird / 10.20.38 / with Jerry Sears p
Al Bowlly / It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow / HMV / London 2.15.40 
The Four Flames aka The Hollywood Flames / Wheel of Fortune / Specialty / Hollywood 1.52 

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Happy Johnny / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Benny Carter / New Jazz Sounds / Frenesi / Verve / 11.12.54 / Carter as, Oscar Peterson p, Herb Ellis g, Ray Brown b, Bobby White d 
Kenny Clarke & his Fifty-Second Street Boys / Confirmation / Swing / 9.5.46 / Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, as; Ray Abrams ts; Eddie DeVerteuil bs; Bud Powell p; John Collins g; Al Hall b; Clarke d
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Deep Purple / HMV / London 5.26.39 / vocal = Bruce Trent
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’m Singing (So Help Me) / Bluebird / 1.20.41 
The Charioteers / The Gaucho Serenade / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43 
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Ev’ry Time / Bethlehem / 2.22.55 

set 4
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra / The Return of the Pink Panther [soundtrack album] / The Wet Look / RCA Victor / 1975
Lou Levy / A Most Musical Fella / Angel Eyes / RCA Victor / LA 1.57 / Levy p, Max Bennett b, Stan Levey d, produced by Shorty Rogers
Oscar Pettiford / Oscar Pettiford / Golden Touch / Bethlehem / 1.54 
King Cole Trio / Please Consider Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / Nat King Cole p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Julie London / Latin in a Satin Mood / Frenesi / Liberty / LA 1962
Little Milton / Blues ’n’ Soul / You’re No Good / Stax / Memphis 1974 / “Milton, you’re no good.”
Southern Sons / Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air / Bluebird / 7.25.41

last soulful song
Diane Ray / My Summer Love (Is Heading for an Early Fall) / Mercury / 1963

Friday, August 26, 2022

Just Say Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 121

Please don’t say goodbye, Esther.

Coffeetime, August 26, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bobby Jaspar / Bobby Jaspar / All of You / Riverside / 5.57 / Jaspar ts, George Wallington p, Wilbur Little b, Elvin Jones d
Miles Davis / Bag’s Groove / Airegin / Prestige / 6.29.54 
Joe Roland / Joltin’ Joe Roland / Deedee’s Dance / Savoy / 1.17.50 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Riff Romp / AFRS Jubilee Show #20 / Hollywood 4.12.43 / with MC Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman 
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Sweet Summer Breeze / Victor / 9.4.31 / vocal = Elmer Feldkamp / composed by Rudy Vallée 
The Robins / Our Romance Is Gone / Savoy / LA 12.1.49 / with Johnny Otis Band 
Carmen McRae / Bittersweet / Come Sunday / Focus / 5.20.64 / thanks to longtime listener Candis for this suggestion 

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

set 2
Benny Carter / BBB & Co. / You Can’t Tell the Difference When the Sun Goes Down / Prestige Swingville / 4.10.62 
Billy Bean, Hal Gaylor, Walter Norris / The Trio / For Heaven’s Sake / Riverside / 6.60 / Bean g, Gaylor b, Norris p / thanks to longtime listener David for this suggestion
Eddie Walters / Makin’ Whoopee! / Columbia / 3.12.29 
Ida James / I Won’t Say I Will / AFRS Jubilee Show 32 / Hollywood spring 1943 / with MC Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman & Count Basie & his Orchestra 
The Ballenaires / Have You Seen My Baby / Gotham [unissued] / Philadelphia mid-1950s / named for label owner Irvin Ballen

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / The Spoiler / When the Sun Comes Out / Blue Note / 9.22.66 
Grant Green / Just Friends / Blue Note [unissued] / 11.26.60 
Hadda Brooks / Swingin’ the Boogie / Modern / LA 1945
The Boswell Sisters / Put That Sun Back in the Sky / Brunswick / 2.19.32 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / It Never Entered My Mind / Columbia / 3.40 / vocal = Helen Forrest
The Four Barons / Lemon Squeezer / Regent / 10.5.50
Bobby Troup / Baby, Baby All the Time / Stars of Jazz #39 on KABC TV / 4.1.57 / with Al Viola g, Jim Aton b

set 4
Dave Brubeck / Time Out / Everybody’s Jumpin’ / Columbia / 1959 
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Airegin / Contemporary / LA 3.14.59 
Doris Day / Young at Heart / Imagination / Columbia / LA 11.47
King Cole Trio / After Midnight / You’re Looking at Me / Capitol / Hollywood 9.14.56 / with Willie Smith on alto 
Esther Phillips / Just Say Goodbye / Atlantic / 1965 / arranged by Oliver Nelson
Highway QC’s / Jesus is Waiting / Working on the Building / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1959

last soulful song
Rick Nelson / Love and Kisses / I Should Have Loved You More / Decca / LA 1965

Friday, August 19, 2022

I Talk to the Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 120

Looking good is Willie Smith’s business.

Coffeetime, August 19, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Horace-Scope / Yeah! / Blue Note / 7.9.60 
Pepper Adams / Pepper Adams Quintet / Muezzin’ / Mode / Hollywood 7.10.57 
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Coffee Light / Sesac Transcription / Hollywood 7.57 
Dixie Jazz Band aka Billy James Dance Orchestra / I’ve Got the San Francisco Blues / Jewel / c. 4.29 / vocal = William Stanley
Jimmie Lunceford & his Dance Orchestra / Rhythm Is Our Business / Vitaphone “Melody Masters” short / 1936 / vocal = Willie Smith
Floyd Dixon / San Francisco Blues / Aladdin / LA 1950 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers; Dixon p, Johnny & Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Ethel Ennis / Eyes for You / Angel Eyes / RCA Victor / 1964

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

set 2
Chet Baker / Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe / I Talk to the Trees / Riverside / 7.21.59
Teddy Charles / 3 for Duke / Sophisticated Lady / Jubilee / 5.29.57 
Jean Goldkette’s Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra / Don’t Be Angry with Me / Victor / Chicago 9.28.26 
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / I Only Have Eyes for You / Decca / The Hague 2.4.35 / vocal = Annie de Reuver
Mildred Bailey / Jenny / Decca / 2.14.41 / with the Delta Rhythm Boys 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Nobody But Me / V-Disc 513B / 12.7.45

set 3
Jimmy Forrest / Soul Street / Soul Street / New Jazz / 9.9.60 
Jimmy Smith / At the Organ, Vol. 1 / Summertime/ Blue Note / 2.12.57 / with Lou Donaldson as
Dexter Gordon & his Boys / Dextrose / Savoy / 12.22.47 
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Just Dream of You / Decca / 7.16.37 
Ella Mae Morse / Captain Kidd / Capitol / Hollywood 2.14.45
Frank Sinatra / Sings for Only the Lonely / Angel Eyes / Capitol / Hollywood 5.29.58 

set 4
Cal Tjader / Latin Kick / Manuel’s Mambo / Fantasy / LA 11.56 / Tjader vib, Manuel Duran p, Carlos Duran b, Luis Miranda congas, Bayardo Velarde timbales
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper / Jazz Swings Broadway / Just in Time / World Pacific / Hollywood 2.18 & 19.58
Russ Freeman / Jazz Swings Broadway / The Party’s Over / World Pacific / Hollywood 8.12.57 / Freeman p, Monty Budwig b, Shelly Manne d
King Cole Trio / Baby, Baby All the Time [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 4.17.46
José Feliciano / Feliciano! / Nena Na Na / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1968
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / No Hiding Place / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soulful song
Garland Green / Jealous Kind of Fella / Uni / Detroit 1969