Friday, January 11, 2019

My O’Darlin’ My O’Lovely My O’Playlist

Pearl doesn’t wanna hear it, Andy!

Coffeetime, January 11, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Gillespie / The Cool World / Duke on the Run / Philips / 4.21.64
Hampton Hawes / Four Real! / Numbers Game / Contemporary / 3.17.58
Jimmie Lunceford & his Chickasaw Syncopators / Sweet Rhythm / Victor / Memphis 6.6.30
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Sunday / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal= Keller Sisters & Lynch
Wynonie Harris / Wynonie’s Boogie / King / 12.13.47
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / Softly / EmArcy / Hollywood 4.21.55

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

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Time After Time / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Curtis Fuller / New Trombone / Namely You / Prestige / 5.11.57
Louis Prima & his New Orleans Gang / (Looks Like I’m) Breakin’ the Ice / Decca / 11.1.34
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / My O’Darlin’ My O’Lovely My O’Brien / Columbia / 6.5.47 / vocal = Clooney Sisters & Tony Pastor
Johnny Gilbert / Bye Bye Blackbird / Imperial / LA 1963

set 3
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / I'm Movin’ On / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Grant Green / Blues for Lou / This Little Girl of Mine / Blue Note / 2.20.63
Eddie Safranski’s All Stars / Jam Session at the Savoy / Savoy / 2.26.46
Maxine Sullivan / St. Louis Blues / Victor / 6.29.38 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra
The Syncopaters / Out in the Cold Again / National / 10.49
Matt Dennis / Give Her a Kiss [45 rpm EP] / Have You Met Miss Jones? / RCA / 1955

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Far Wes / Far Wes / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.18.58
Paul Smith / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / Tampa / Hollywood 11.13.53
Mildred Bailey / Me and the Blues / Me and the Blues / Savoy / 1947
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim / Willie’s Blues / That’s All I Want Baby / Prestige Bluesville / 12.3.59
Pearl Bailey / The Real Pearl Bailey / He’s Gone / Project 3 / 1968 / with Louis Bellson & his Orchestra
The Detroiters / Ride On King Jesus / Specialty / Detroit 8.14.51

last soulful song
 LaVern Baker / I’m the One to Do It / Brunswick / 1969



Friday, January 04, 2019

Loneliness Is a Playlist

Lena’s shoulders inspire me…
Coffeetime, January 4, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
JR Monterose / JR Monterose / Wee-Jay / Blue Note / 10.21.56
Philly Joe Jones / Drums Around the World / Stablemates / Riverside / 5.4.59
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Stompology / Victor / 4.14.37
Ambrose & his Orchestra / They Didn’t Believe Me / Victor / London 10.1.31 / vocal = Sam Browne & the Carlyle Cousins
Buddy Johnson & his Orchestra / Satisfy My Soul / Decca / 10.26.50 / vocal = Ella Johnson
Anita O’Day / At Mister Kelly’s / Loneliness Is a Well / Verve / Chicago 4.27.58

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

set 2
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / Alone and I / Blue Note / 5.28.62
Hank Mobley / Poppin’ / Darn That Dream / Blue Note / 10.20.57
The Creed Taylor Orchestra / Lonelyville: The Nervous Beat / Dream Beat / ABC-Paramount / 1959
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Squeeze Me / Bluebird / 8.10.39
Lena Horne / Honeysuckle Rose / from MGM movie Thousands Cheer / Hollywood 1943 / with Benny Carter & his Orchestra
Johnny Mercer / Sweet Lorraine / radio transcription / Hollywood 1944 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
The Clovers / Fool, Fool, Fool / Atlantic / 7.12.51

set 3
Lee Morgan / Leeway / The Lion and the Wolff / Blue Note / 4.28.60
The Young Lions / Fat Lady / Vee-Jay / 4.25.60
The Five Nephews [aka The Spirits of Rhythm] / Rhythm / ARC / 10.24.33
Sy Oliver & his Orchestra  / Sentimental Sy / Without a Song / Dot / 5.58 / vocal = Dave Vogel

set 4
Art Pepper / The Art Pepper Quartet / Besame Mucho / Tampa / LA 11.23.56
Shorty Rogers & his Giants / Cool and Crazy / The Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud / RCA Victor / LA 4.2.53
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / 71 / Columbia / 1.18.40
The Ink Spots / To Each His Own / Decca / 7.8.46
Ethel Waters / Shades of Blue / Man Wanted / Remington [Continental] / 4.19.46 / with JC Heard & his Orchestra
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra / Dancetime with Cugat / Madalena / RCA Victor / 1953 / vocal = Abbe Lane & Juan Guerrero
Golden Gate Quartet / Let the Liar Alone / Bluebird / 8.10.38

last soulful song
Al Green / Call Me / Have You Been Making Out OK? / Hi / Memphis 1972

Friday, December 28, 2018

Playlist in G

Pucker up with The Larks!

Coffeetime, December 28, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Prestige All Stars / All Day Long / A.T. / Prestige / 1.4.57
Blue Mitchell / Blue Soul / The Head / Riverside / 9.28.59
Jess Stacy & his Orchestra / Daybreak Serenade / Victor / 1945
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Vieni… Vieni… / Bluebird / 7.2.37 / with the Gentlemen Songsters
Bing Crosby / Let’s Start the New Year Right / Decca / Hollywood 1942
Johnny Otis Band / Happy New Year, Baby / Excelsior / 1947 / vocal = Lem Tally
Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson / Double Exposure / Happy New Year / Atlantic / 12.5.60

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

set 2
Roy Haynes / We Three / Solitaire / New Jazz / 8.14.58
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / More Than You Know / Prestige / 5.4.60
Art Tatum / Yesterdays / AFRS Jubilee radio show / 1947
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Peggy Lee / Song at Midnight / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3.49 / with the Jud Conlon Singers

set 3
Wayne Shorter / Second Genesis / The Albatross / Vee-Jay / Chicago 10.11.60
James Moody / Another Bag / Minuet in G / Cadet [Argo] / Chicago 1.30.62
Emmett Berry Five / My Deep Blue Dream / National / 8.31.44
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / It Happened in Sun Valley / Bluebird / Hollywood 8.11.41 / vocal = Paula Kelly, Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, &  The Modernaires
Margaret Whiting / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Heartbeats / After New Year’s Eve / Gee / 10.57

set 4
Ralph Sharon / Around the World in Jazz / Tipperary Fairy / Rama / 1.9, 10 & 2.5, 7.57
Lucky Thompson / Accent on Tenor / Where or When / Urania / 1954
Guy Lombardo / Guy Lombardo in Hi Fi / Auld Lang Syne / Capitol / Hollywood 1956
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
The Larks / Christmas to New Years / Apollo [unreleased] / 10.18.51
Jo Ann Campbell / Happy New Year, Baby / Gone / 1958
The Trumpeteers / So Many Years / Grand / Philadelphia late 1954

last soulful song
Erma Franklin / Gotta Find Me a Lover / Brunswick / 1969



Friday, December 21, 2018

The Playlist in the Christmas Tree

I just love this cover. It’s part of my Xmas decorations.

Coffeetime, December 21, 2018, 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 / with Charles Stepney, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Morris Jennings, drums
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 Sisters
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
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 14, 2018

Frosty, The Playlist

Merry Xmas, Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 14, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quintet / Wham and They’re Off / Blue Note / 3.9.57
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Minor’s Holiday [alt take] / Blue Note / 1.29.55
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
Cecil Gant / It’s Christmas Once Again / Decca / Nashville 10.13.50
Sparky / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May
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
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town / Bluebird / 1941 / vocal = the King Sisters
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
Sammy Kaye / Santa Claus Is on His Way / Victor / 1941 / vocal = The Three Kadets
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 Dinning Sisters & Bob Atcher / Christmas Island / Capitol / Hollywood 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
Herb Geller / Sleigh Ride / EmArcy / 1954
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 11.26.52 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Jimmy Witherspoon / How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around / Swing Time / LA 1951
Mabel Mercer / At Town Hall / Season’s Greetings / Atlantic / 5.19.68
Les Brown & his Orchestra / We Wish You the Merriest / Columbia / 1951
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Little Johnny Taylor / Please Come Home for Christmas / Galaxy / 1965

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