Friday, April 12, 2019

Playlist in a Mellow Mood

Well gallopin’ rattlesnakes, it’s the ukulele cowboy, Cliff Edwards.

Coffeetime, April 12, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet (5066) / Avila and Tequila / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Uncle Bud / Victor / 1.22.41
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / You Oughta Be in Pictures / Columbia / 2.8.34
Dinah Washington / My Voot Is Really Vout / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Ella Fitzgerald / Songs in a Mellow Mood / Stardust / Decca / 3.30.54 / with Ellis Larkins on piano

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson, vol. 1 / A Lady’s Vanity / ABC-Paramount / 12.12.56
Hank Jones / Bluebird / Little Girl Blue / Savoy / 11.3.55
Gene Ammons / Old Folks / Decca / 3.24.52
Joe Venuti / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Palm Springs 3.5.53
Benny Morton Orchestra / Get Goin’ / Columbia / 2.23.34
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Columbia / Hollywood 12.4.50 / with Gene Nelson, Frank Comstock & Orchestra
Freddie Mitchell Orchestra / Long Lean Daddy / Derby / 1951 / vocal = Sara Dean

set 3
Blue Mitchell / The Thing to Do / Fungii Mama / Blue Note / 7.30.64
Teddy Edwards / Back to Avalon [unissued] / Sweet Georgia Brown / Contemporary [unissued] / LA 12.60
Julian Dash / Long Moan / Mello-Roll / 12.50
Jo Stafford & her V-Disc Play Boys / Bakery Blues / V-Disc 537B / 1945
The Marshall Brothers / It All Comes Back to Me Now / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 / with René Hall Quartet
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / Blue Moon / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / Featuring Art Pepper / What’s Right for You / Tampa  / 2.20.57
Clifford Brown / Jazz Immortal / Joy Spring / Pacific Jazz / LA 7.54
Larry Adler / Cheek to Cheek / Decca / London 10.35 / with Fred Hartley's Orchestra
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46
Mildred Bailey / It All Comes Back to Me Now / CBS radio, The Mildred Bailey Show / c. 1943
Cliff Edwards / Ukulele Ike Sings Again / Sunday / Disneyland / LA 1946 / with the Wonderland Jazz Band
The Radio Four / If You Miss Me from Praying / Nashboro / Nashville 1955

last soulful song
The Artistics / Get My Hands on Some Lovin’ / Okeh / Chicago 1.7.64



Friday, April 05, 2019

Nobody’s Playlist But My Own

Carmen is non-casually great.

Coffeetime, April 5, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Wahoo! / Fly Little Bird Fly / Blue Note / 11.24.64
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / Man of Moods / Savoy / 5.22.56
Buck Clayton’s Big Eight / Sentimental Summer / HRS / 7.24.46
Thelma Terry & her Playboys / Dusky Stevedore / Columbia / 9.27.28 / vocal = Joe Davis
Hot Lips Page & his Orchestra / Double-Trouble Blues / Savoy / 9.12.44
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / When I Fall in Love / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones / Our Delights / A Child Is Born / Galaxy / 1979
George Benson / The New Boss Guitar / I Don’t Know / Prestige / 1964
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / Nobody’s Blues But My Own / Disques Swing / Paris 7.12.37
Bud Ritchie & his Boys / Slappin’ the Bass / Champion / 10.10.30
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / You Might Have Belonged to Another / Capitol / Hollywood 1.6.41 / vocal = Frank Sinatra with Connie Haines & the Pied Pipers
Cal Bostic / Introducing…  Cal Bostic / Georgie Girl / RCA Canada / Toronto 8.67

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / High ’n Low / Blue Note / 1.30.61
The McGhee-Navarro Boptet / Double Talk / Blue Note / 10.11.48
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Goody Goodbye / Decca / 10.4.39 / vocal = Perry Como
The Orioles / I Cover the Waterfront / Jubilee / 7.48
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / New in Town / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Howard Roberts / All-Time Great Instrumental Hits / Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune) / Capitol / Hollywood 8.13.66
Red Rodney / Modern Music from Chicago / Daddy-O / Fantasy / Chicago 6.20.55
Benny Goodman & his Sextet / Breakfast Feud / Columbia / 12.19.40
Peggy Lee / I’ve Had My Moments / MacGregor transcription/ Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
Mavis Rivers / Swing Along with Mavis / On Second Thought / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / How I Got Over / Vee-Jay / 1959

last soulful song
The Ponderosa Twins + One / You Send Me / Horoscope / Cleveland 1971

Friday, March 29, 2019

Playlist to Mayhem

Bird admires Hawk.

Coffeetime, March 29, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Sliding Easy / Bongo Bop / UA / 3.9.59 / arr. by Benny Golson
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / Star Eyes / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.16.58
Jack Payne & his BBC Dance Orchestra / Down Sunnyside Lane / Columbia / London 1931 / vocal = Billy Scott-Coomber
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / I’m Alabama Bound / Decca / 1.25.40
Teal Joy / Ted Steele Presents Miss Teal Joy / Don’t Worry About Me / Bethlehem [AAMCO] / 1955

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

set 2
Mullendore / Honey West (soundtrack) / Wild Honey; Jazzito; The Ocelot; Lots of Pluck; Prelumium to Mayhem; Requiem for a Sideman / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1967
Joe Turner / Low Down Dog / broadcast, AFRS Jubilee No. 52 / Hollywood 11.15.43
Dixieaires / Things Got Tough / Gotham / 1948
Barrie Sisters / Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah / MacGregor transcription / LA 11.21.44 / with the King Cole Trio
Hoagy Carmichael / Ole Buttermilk Sky / Old Music Master / Kapp / LA 1958

set 3
John Lewis / The Wonderful World of Jazz / Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West / Atlantic / 9.9.60
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / The Bean Stalks Again / RCA Victor / 1.18.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Charlie Parker / Quasimodo / Dial / 12.17.47
Les Brown & his Orchestra / It’s Love, Love, Love; Sentimental Journey / broadcast / White Sulphur Springs, WV 5.23.44; NY 10.2.44 / vocal = Doris  Day
Bobby Troup / Stars of Jazz / Free and Easy / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Barney Kessel / Let’s Cook! / Tiger Rag / Contemporary / LA 8.6.57
King Cole Trio / You’re My Life / Standard transcription / LA 5.39
The Dreamers / Jump, Jack, Jump / Standard transcription / LA 8.39 / with the King Cole Trio
Marlene Dietrich / Overseas: American Songs in German for the O.S.S. / Taking a Chance on Love / Columbia / late August 1944
B.B. King / Beautician Blues / Kent / LA 1961
The Radio Four / If You Miss Me from Praying / Nashboro / Nashville 1955

last soulful song
The Beat [English] Beat / I Just Can’t Stop It / Ranking Full Stop / Sire / London 1979

Friday, March 22, 2019

100 LBs of Playlist

Mae Questel and Gertrude Berg make googoo eyes at a gentleman caller.

Coffeetime, March 22, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Charlie Persip / Right Down Front / Sevens / Bethlehem / 4.2.60
Leo Parker / Rollin’ with Leo / Rollin’ with Leo / Blue Note / 10.12, 20.61
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Clementine (From New Orleans) / Victor / 9.15.27
Mae Questel (“The Betty Boop Girl”)  / The Broken Record / Decca / 1.8.36 / with Red Norvo & his Orchestra
Freddy Jenkins’ Harlem Seven / Swinging ’Em Down (In a Hot Style Don’t You See) / Bluebird / 8.26.35
Hot Lips [Oran] Page & his Orchestra / No Matter Where You Are (When Evening Draws Her Curtain) / Decca / 12.3.40 / vocal = Bea Morton
Margaret Whiting / Moonlight in Vermont / Capitol / Hollywood 2.10.45 / with Billy Butterfield & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / Lydia’s Lament / Contemporary / LA 1.13.58
Benny Golson / Take a Number from 1 to 10 / I Fall in Love Too Easily / Argo / 12.14.60
Morris Lane & his Magic Saxophone / Twilight Time / Scooter / 12.12.52
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / Beyond the Moon / Mercury / 8.9.46
Freddy Jenkins’ Harlem Seven / I Can’t Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants) / Bluebird / 8.26.35 / vocal = Kirby Walker & Jasper Thomas]
Big Mama [Willie Mae] Thornton / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / Peacock / Houston 1955
Danny Kaye / C’est si bon / Rambler auto promo LP / Hollywood 12.63

set 3
Grant Green / Idle Moments / Nomad / Blue Note / 11.4.63
Mills Brothers  / Stop Beatin’ Around the Mulberry Bush / Decca / 2.11.39
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Nightmare; Between a Kiss and a Sigh / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.20.38 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Mel Tormé / Blue Moon / Capitol / Hollywood 9.48 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra

set 4
André Previn / King Size! / I’ll Remember April / Contemporary / LA 11.26.58
Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca / The Brothers! / Three of a Kind / RCA Victor / 6.25.55
Dinah Washington / Chewin’ Mama Blues; Walking Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / If I Had My Druthers / Atco / LA 1961 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
Southern Sons / I Want Two Wings / Bluebird / 2.23.44

last soulful song
The Impressions / The Fabulous Impressions / 100 LBs of Clay / ABC Records / Chicago 1967



Friday, March 15, 2019

I’m Always Chasing Playlists

Sugar Pie: talent, beauty, long black gloves, brooch, shoulders…

Coffeetime, March 15, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Leapin’ and Lopin’ / Eric Walks / Blue Note / 11.13.61
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley’s Second Message / The Latest / Prestige / 7.27.56
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Nightmare; If I Had You / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra / Here Comes My Ball and Chain / Victor / Chicago 11.27.28 / vocal = Joe Sanders
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Penthouse in the Basement / Decca / 3.13.40
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Love Letters / 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
Curtis Fuller / Sliding Easy / I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone / UA / 3.9.59
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / My Funny Valentine / Ricordi / 1961
Red Norvo / I’m Yours / Savoy / LA 4.13.51
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Coquette / Victor / 3.2.28
Slim Gaillard & his Flat Foot Floogie Boys / Beatin’ the Board / Vocalion / 10.11.39
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Jelly Bean (He’s a Curbstone Cutie) / Ara / Hollywood
12.17.36
Sugar Pie DeSanto / I Want to Know / Veltone / Oakland 1959

set 3
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / T’Ain’t No Use / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Lem Winchester & Benny Golson / Winchester Special / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / New Jazz / 9.25.59
Johnny Otis Band / Boogie Guitar / Savoy / LA 9.13.45
Jo Stafford / This Is Always / Capitol / Hollywood 3.29.46
The Robins / There’s Rain in My Eyes / Savoy / LA 12.1.49 / with the Johnny Otis Quintette
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / RCA / LA 1957

set 4
Art Pepper / Intensity / Gone With the Wind / Contemporary / LA 11.23, 25.60
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 – Oboe/Flute / Happy Town / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 2.25, 26.54
Stan Getz / Tootsie Roll / Royal Roost / 12.10.50
Lonnie Johnson / No More Troubles Now / Okeh / 9.11.30
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (The Irish Lullaby) / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Little Milton / Sacrifice / Checker / Chicago 3.26.64
Dixieaires / You Better Run / Sunrise / 12.47

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / You Threw a Lucky Punch / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962

Friday, March 08, 2019

Une Playlist Blonde

Burly and hatless, handsome Gene Autry.

Coffeetime, March 8, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Chasm / Savoy / 6.26.55
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / At This Time aka Off to the Races / Brunswick / L’Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58
The Washingtonians / Black Beauty / Brunswick / 3.21.28
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / 1.28.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Barnacle Bill the Sailor / Decca / 12.20.38
Ella Fitzgerald / [Twelve Nights in Hollywood] / I’m Glad There Is You / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

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

set 2
Blue Mitchell / The Thing to Do / Mona’s Mood / Blue Note / 7.30.64
Nat Adderley / “That's Nat” Adderley / You Better Go Now / Savoy / 7.26.55
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / Barnacle Bill the Sailor / Victor / 5.21.30
Fred Astaire / soundtrack to Follow the Fleet  / I’d Rather Lead a Band / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.30.36 / with Johnny Green & his Orchestra
Georges Guétary / Une Boucle Blonde / Pathé / Paris / 1951
Little Willie John / Let’s Rock While the Rockin’s Good / King / 6.11.58

set 3
Gene Ammons / Groove Blues / Jug Handle / Prestige / 1.3.58
Howard McGhee / Lo-Flame / Blue Note / 1.23.50
Maxine Sullivan / I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair / Victor / Hollywood 3.20.39 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra
The Ravens / Old Man River / National / 4.24.47
Jimmy Witherspoon / Witherspoon, Mulligan, Webster at the Renaissance / Outskirts of Town / HiFi Jazz / live, the Renaissance Club, Hollywood late 1959

set 4
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / Swinging on a Star / Mercury / 1959
Tal Farlow / Tal Farlow Quartet / Lover / Blue Note / 4.11.54
Lynn Hope / Poinciana / Premium / Chicago 12.50
Gene Autry / A Year Ago Tonight / Okeh / Hollywood 6.18.41
Camille Howard / Gotta Have a Little Lovin’ / Specialty / Hollywood 3.22.49
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)
The Chosen Gospel Singers / I’m Going Back with Him / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Blue Notes / Never Gonna Leave You / Uni / Philadelphia 1969





Friday, March 01, 2019

Willie, The Whistling Playlist

Annisteen and Lucky shaking tail feathers!

Coffeetime, March 1, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers / Hippy / Blue Note / 2.6.55
Cannonball Adderley / In New York / Planet Earth / Riverside / live at the Village Vanguard 1.12 & 14.62
Russ Morgan & his Orchestra / Goodnight, My Beautiful / radio transcription / 1938
Ruth Etting / It’s Easy to Remember / Columbia / 4.5.35
Slim Gaillard & his Flat-Foot-Floogie Boys / Boot-Ta-La-Za / Vocalion / 10.11.39
Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader / Time for Two / Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year / Verve / Hollywood 2.26-28.62

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Quintet / Darn That Dream / Debut / 12.5.53
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Further Definitions / Blue Star / Impulse! / 11.15.61
Ben Webster / The Big Tenor / Old Folks / EmArcy / LA 12.27.51
Art Tatum Trio / I Would Do Anything for You / Brunswick / 1.5.44
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Are You Ready / Decca / 7.29.42 / vocal = Trevor Bacon & ensemble
Delta Rhythm Boys / Dry Bones / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / RCA Victor / 1947
Rosemary Clooney / Clooney Tunes / Willie, the Whistling Giraffe / Columbia / LA 5.31.51

set 3
McCoy Tyner / McCoy Tyner Plays Duke Ellington / Solitude / Impulse! / 12.2, 7, 8.64
Buddy Tate / Tate-A-Tate / #20 Ladbroke Square / Prestige Swingville / 10.8.60
Billy Mitchell Quintet / Swing Not Spring / The Zec / Savoy / Detroit 1948
The Cats & the Fiddle / One Is Never Too Old to Swing / RCA Victor / 1.20.41
Jo Stafford / Smoke Dreams / Capitol / Hollywood 3.26.47 / with the Starlighters
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Waltz for Debbie / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Benny Carter / Aspects / March Wind / United Artists / LA  late summer 1958
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Fascinatin’ Rhythm / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56
Stan Getz / Hershey Bar / Roost / 5.17.50
Cleo Brown / When Hollywood Goes Black and Tan / Decca / LA 11.20.35
T-Bone Walker / Don’t Give Me the Runaround / Black & White / LA 12.46 / with Al Killian Quintet
Jackie DeShannon / In the Wind / Oh Sweet Chariot / Imperial / LA 1965
Golden Gate Quartet / My Lord Is Writing / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
The Impressions / People Get Ready / Just Another Dance / ABC-Paramount / 1965