Friday, March 13, 2020

When I’m Not Near the Playlist I Love

Esther gets animated!
Coffeetime, March 13, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Thou Swell / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / Straight Life / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Teddy Edwards / Teddy’s Ready! / Higgin’s Hideaway / Contemporary / LA 8.17.60
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Somebody Loves Me / Brunswick / 10.23.34
Whispering Jack Smith / When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along / Victor / 4.28.26 / whistling = Carson Robison
Rosetta Howard / Ebony Rhapsody / Columbia / Chicago 6.10.47 / with the Big Three
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / My Ship / Capitol / LA 1959

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

set 2
Ray Charles / The Great Ray Charles / There’s No You / Atlantic / 11.26.56
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / You Go to My Head / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Cabin in the Sky / Capitol / 1958
Tiny Grimes / Howlin’ Blues / Gotham / 1951
Lonnie Johnson & Victoria Spivey / Toothache Blues, Part 2 / Okeh / 10.17.28
Jack Buchanan & his Orchestra / Everything Stops for Tea / HMV / London 1.19.36
Esther Williams / I Got Out of Bed on the Right Side / soundtrack to MGM film Dangerous When Wet / Hollywood 8.28.52 and 3.6.53 / with William Demarest, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Whiting, Donna Corcoran
Wally Mercer / Hey! Miss Lula / Trumpet [unissued] / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54

set 3
John Coltrane / My Favorite Things / My Favorite Things / Atlantic / 10.60
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (The Irish Lullaby) / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
The Larks / Lucy Brown / Apollo / 3.27.51
David Wayne / Finian’s Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love / Columbia / 1947

set 4
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / S’ Cool Boys / Metronome / Stockholm 3.23.51
The Modern Swedes / On with the Dance / Metronome Records / 1954
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Runnin’ Ragged / Okeh / 10.18.29
Dinah Washington / New York, Chicago, Los Angeles / Mercury / 3.4.49 / with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / Why Must the Show Go On / Columbia / 1956
Golden Gate Quartet / Every Time That I Feel the Spirit / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC 10.6.39

last soulful song
The Apollas (Leola, Ella , and Billie) / You’ll Always Have Me / Warner Brothers /1967



Friday, March 06, 2020

Comin’ In on a Wing and a Playlist

Learn to dance groovy with Jessica & Charlene
Coffeetime, March 6, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Pepper Adams / Pepper Adams Quintet / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Mode / Hollywood 7.10.57
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / Speculation / Signal / 10.22.55
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Ebony Silhouette / Columbia / Chicago 1.16.41
Freddie Rich & his Orchestra / Dinah / CBS radio transcription, Fred’s Friendly Five / fall 1931 / announcer = David Ross
Jesse Belvin / Confusin’ Blues aka Jesse’s Blues / Specialty [demo] / LA 1952
Beverly Kenney / Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith / This Little Town in Paris / Roost / 1955

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

set 2
Bobby Jaspar / Bobby Jaspar / My Old Flame / Riverside / 5.57
Lyle Murphy / Gone with the Woodwinds! / Sophisticated Lady / Contemporary / LA 10.11.55
Bobby Smith & his Orchestra / Blue Keys / Apollo / 11.7.50
George Reneau / The Sinking of the Titanic / Vocalion / 1925
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Dulce Mujer / Decca / Paris c. late 1934
Oran Hot Lips Page & His Band / Good Old Bosom Bread / Decca / 3.10.38 /
Jones-Smith, Incorporated [aka Count Basie’s Blue Five] / Evenin’ / Vocalion [Columbia] / Chicago 10.9.36 / vocal = Jimmy Rushing

set 3
Paul Horn / Something Blue / Tall Polynesian / Hifi Jazz / 3.60
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / When the Sun Comes Out / Verve / LA 1959
Harry James & his Orchestra / Melancholy Mood / Brunswick / 7.13.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
The Four Vagabonds / Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer / Bluebird / 5.26.43
Fred Astaire / Now / I’ll Walk Alone / Kapp / Hollywood 1959

set 4
Frank Rosolino / Frank Rosolino Quintet / Cherry / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Come Rain or Come Shine / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57
David Kaonohi & his Honoluans / In a Canoe / Victor / c. 1938
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / Something for the Boys / V-Disc / Hollywood 1943-1944 / vocal = Carol Bruce
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me / Coral / 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio
The Dixie Nightingales / I Don’t Know / Chalice / 1966

last soulful song
The Friends of Distinction / Real Friends / It Don't Matter to Me / RCA / Hollywood 1970

Friday, February 28, 2020

I Got a Playlist for Every Day of the Week

Kenny! Barney! Green!
Coffeetime, February 28, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Live at The Jazz Corner of the World, vol 2 / Art’s Revelation / Blue Note / 4.15.59
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Oleo / Riverside / 12.15.58
Benny Goodman Sextet / A Smooth One / Columbia / 3.13.41
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Here Comes the Sun / Victor / 9.25.30 / vocal = The Biltmore Trio
Amos Milburn / My Baby’s Boogying / Aladdin / LA 9.12.46
Chris Connor / Chris / A Good Man Is a Seldom Thing [alt take] / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell / My Heart Stood Still / Blue Note / 3.12.56
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / You Are Too Beautiful / Dawn / 6.12.56
Shorty Rogers / Shorty Rogers and his Giants / Bunny / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1.12.53
Oscar Alemán y su Quinteto de Swing / Diga Diga Doo / Odeon / Buenos Aires 11.7.47
Boswell Sisters / Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On / Brunswick / 4.23.31 / with the Dorsey Brothers
Big Joe Turner / I Got a Gal for Every Day of the Week / Decca / Chicago 10.30.44 / with the Pete Johnson Trio
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Wind ’Round My Heart / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47

set 3
Max Roach / Jazz in 3/4 Time / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / EmArcy / Hollywood 9.19.56
Red Norvo Sextet / Easy on the Eye / X / LA 1.16.57
Connee Boswell & Bing Crosby / Bob White / Decca / Hollywood 9.25.37
The Ravens / Mamselle [take 2] / Columbia / 3.29.51
Bobby Troup / The Distinctive Style of Bobby Troup / Little Girl Blue / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz / Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi / A Ballad / Verve / LA 12.12.57
Coleman Hawkins / And Confrères / Maria / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Getting Some Fun Out of Life / Vocalion / 9.13.37
Astrud Gilberto / The Shadow of Your Smile / Manhã de Carnaval / Verve / LA 6.3-4.65 / with Kai Winding on trombone
Alphabetical Four / What a Friend We Have in Jesus / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Little Johnny Truitt / Just the Other Day / A-Bet / Nashville 1968

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Playlist of Scromph

I stand accused of loving the Butler brothers.

Coffeetime, February 21, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Benny Golson / Benny Golson and the Philadelphians / Calgary / United Artists / 11.17.58
Joe Wilder / Wilder ‘n’ Wilder / My Heart Stood Still / Savoy / 1.19.56
Gigi Gryce / Oh Yeah! / Savoy / 3.7.55
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Take My Word / Columbia / 8.16.34
Helen Morgan / Bill / Victor / 2.14.28
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Spring Cleaning (Getting Ready for Love) / Victor / 3.18.37
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Just Friends / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60

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

set 2
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Body and Soul / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Hank Jones / Bluebird / How High the Moon / Savoy / 11.1.55
Sedric & his Honey Bears / The Wall of Scromph / Vocalion / 11.23.38
Cleo Brown / When / Decca / LA 11.20.35
Charles Brown / A Long Time / Aladdin / LA 1.21.49
Tom Jones / This Is Tom Jones / I’m a Fool to Want You / London / 1969

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / In Memory Of / Fried Pies / Blue Note / 6.3.64
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream: The Guitar of Al Caiola / You Are Too Beautiful / Savoy / 10.6.55
Eddy Howard & his Orchestra / Singing in the Rain / radio broadcast transcription / live, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago 12.5.45
The Robins / I Made a Vow / Crown / LA 12.53
Billy Eckstine / Broadway, Bongos, and Mr. “B” / Something I Dreamed Last Night / Mercury / 1960

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Picture of Heath / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Lands End / EmArcy / 2.24.55
Martha Raye / I Can’t Get Started with You / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944
Hoagy Carmichael / Eventide / private recordings / Hoagy’s home, Long Island 1939-1951 (unknown date)
Pat Carroll & Barbara Ruick / Stepsisters Lament / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64/ premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65
Esther Phillips / From a Whisper to a Scream / Home Is Where the Hatred Is / Kudu / 1972
Zion Travelers / I Want to Go to Heaven and Rest / Dooto / LA 1962

last soulful song
Billy Butler / Careless Heart / Brunswick / 1967



Friday, February 14, 2020

Give a Little Playlist

Lee, ponying up the grooviest moves.
Coffeetime, February 14, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / [Infinity] / Growing Pains / Blue Note / 11.16.65
Harold Land / [Take Aim] / As You Like It / Blue Note / LA 7.25.60
Jackie Souders & his Orchestra / Gonna Get a Girl / LA 2.17.27 / vocal = Walton McKinney
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43
Betty Roché / Singin’ & Swingin’ / Day By Day / Prestige / 6.3.60

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Traneing In / Slow Dance / Prestige / 8.23.57
Chet Baker / Chet / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Riverside / 12.30.58
Gene Ammons / You Go to My Head / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 5.2.50
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / Little Buttercup (I’ll Never Be the Same) / Okeh / 6.10.31
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Lovable / Victor / 3.15.28 / vocal = Bing Crosby
Kay Starr / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / Lamplighter / Hollywood 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Touch of the Blues / Road of Broken Hearted Men / Duke / 1967

set 3
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Okay Blues / Jazzland / 7.5.60
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / I Guess I’ll Have to Dream the Rest / radio transcription / 1941 / vocal = Jimmy Brown
Modernaires / One Sunday Afternoon / Columbia / 10.16.46 / with Buddy Clark & the Skylarks
The Ink Spots / To Each his Own / Decca / 7.8.46

set 4
Stan Getz / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, Volume 3 / Bronx Blues / Verve / Hollywood 10.10.57
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Give a Little Whistle / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Mildred Bailey / Don’t Take Your Love from Me / Columbia / 1.25.40
Frankie Lymon / At the London Palladium / Fools Rush In / Roulette / London 1957
Alice Ghostley & Kay Ballard / Stepsisters Lament / live on CBS / 3.31.57
Spiritualaires / Heaven How Do You Do / United [unreleased] / Chicago 10.14.54

last soulful song
Lee Dorsey / Cynthia / Amy / New Orleans 1968



Friday, February 07, 2020

You Took the Playlist Right Out of My Heart

The original hot priest!

Coffeetime, February 7, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Dedication! / Lex / Prestige / 8.2.61
Donald Byrd / [At the Half Note Café] / Child’s Play / Blue Note [unissued] / live at the Blue Note, 11.11.60
Paul Baron & his Orchestra / Hallelujah / radio broadcast, CBS Music in the Air / 9.4.44
B.A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra / Hello Sweetie / Edison / 3.19.29
Floyd Dixon / Rockin’ at Home / Aladdin [originally Peacock] / Houston late 1949
Peggy Lee / Latin ala Lee! / The Party’s Over / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

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

set 2
John Lewis & Svend Asmussen / European Encounter / Lonely Woman / Stockholm 7.2 & 3.62
Count Basie & his Orchestra / E=MC2 / Lil’ Darlin’ / Roulette / 1957
Hubert Rostaing – Aimé Barelli et leur Orchestre / Indécision / Swing / Paris 10.22.40
The Piccadilly Revels / Deep River Blues / Columbia / London 10.28.27 / vocal = Ray Starita
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Rose of the Rockies / Decca / 1.28.41 / vocal = Perry Como
Shelly Lee Alley & his Alley Cats / Low Down Blues / Globe / Houston late 1945
The Orioles / Gettin’ Tired Tired Tired / Jubilee / 1.17.52

set 3
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Alma-Ville / Fantasy / LA 1962
Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean / Inta Somethin’ / It Could Happen to You / Pacific Jazz / live, The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 11.61
Roy Fox & his Orchestra / You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart / radio transcription / London 1938 / vocal = Denny Dennis
The Charioteers / The Cowboy Serenade / Okeh / 6.6.41
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
The Trio / The Trio / Groove Yard / Riverside / 6.61
Gerry Mulligan / Bread and Wine / soundtrack to MGM movie The Subterraneans / LA 1960
Cliff [Ukelele Ike] Edwards / Just Like a Melody Out of the Sky / Columbia / 6.5.28
The Chordettes / Basin Street Blues / Columbia / 1955
Dinah Washington / Wishing Well / Mercury / 11.17.54
Laura Lee / Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary / Chess / 1967
Rugged Cross Gospel Singers / The Bible Tells Me So / Gotham [unissued] / 1955

last soulful song
The Carlettes / Lost Without Your Love / BR / 1970

Friday, January 31, 2020

Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Playlist)

Listen to Ethel’s big pink dress, Donald!

Coffeetime, January 31, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ping Pong / Blue Note [unissued] / live, Renaissance Club, Hollywood 3.62
Benny Golson / Benny Golson’s New York Scene / Capri / Contemporary / 10.14.57
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Crying Myself to Sleep / Victor / 11.24.30 / vocal = The Biltmore Trio
Joe Swift / Lovin’ Baby Blues / Exclusive / 1948 / with Johnny Otis & his Orchestra
Sarah Vaughan / Sarah Sings Soulfully / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Lonely Star / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
The Montgomery Brothers / Brothers in Canada / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Fantasy / The Cellar, Vancouver 9.16.61
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Rose Room / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1.40
Bill Robinson / Just a Crazy Song (Hi-Hi-Hi) / Brunswick / 5.27.31
The Andrews Sisters / Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka) / Decca / Hollywood 12.12.47 / with Vic Schoen & his Orchestra
Dave “Dizzy” Dixon / Soup Line [alt take] / Vee-Jay [unissued] / Chicago 11.55

set 3
Hank Mobley / The Feelin’s Good / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.7.63
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Slowly / Jazzland / 7.5.60
Ella Mae Morse / The Thrill Is Gone / Capitol / Hollywood 7.20.42
The Ravens / I’m Afraid of You / National / 12.22.47
Nelson Gonçalves / O Melhor de Nelson Gonçalves / Renúncia / RCA Victor / c. 1956

set 4
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / Oh Lady Be Good / Clef / LA late fall 1952
The Creed Taylor Orchestra / Lonelyville: The Nervous Beat / Lonelyville / ABC-Paramount / 1959
Shorty Rogers / The Fourth Dimension in Sound / You’re Just in Love / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 11.10.61
The Comedian Harmonists [Comedy Harmonists] / Wenn Die Sonja Russisch Tanzt (When Sonja Does a Russian Dance) / HMV / Berlin 1934
Ethel Merman & Donald O’Connor / You’re Just in Love / soundtrack to 20th Century Fox movie “Call Me Madam” / Hollywood 1953
Earl Gaines / Tell Me Tonight / Hollywood / Nashville 7.20.67
Jubalaires / Ezekiel / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Patti Labelle / I’m in Love Again / If Only You Knew / Philadelphia International / Philadelphia 7.28.82