Friday, October 12, 2018

Street Runner With Playlist

Beehive Beauty… or Dee-Dee-hive Beauty?

Coffeetime, October 12, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Quittin’ Time / Jazzland / 6.14-15.61
Horace Parlan / Happy Frame of Mind / Happy Frame of Mind / Blue Note / 2.14.63
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / The Brothers / Five Brothers / Prestige / 4.8.49
The RAF Skyrockets Dance Orchestra / The Boy Is Jumping / ORBS (The Overseas Recorded Broadcasting Service) BBC radio broadcast / London circa late 1942
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / I Kiss Your Hand, Madame / HMV / London 1.14.31 / vocal = Sam Browne
The Robins / Ain’t No Use Beggin’ / Savoy / 2.13.50 / with the Johnny Otis Quintette
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Why Can’t I / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Nat Adderley & the Big Sax Section / That’s Right! / Night After Night / Riverside / 9.15.60
Joe Newman / At Count Basie’s / Someone to Love / Mercury / live, Count Basie's Lounge 1961
Thad Jones / Thad Jones / Sombre Intrusion / Debut / 8.11.54
Golden Gate Orchestra aka The California Ramblers / Stockholm Stomp / Edison Diamond Disc / 12.9.26
The Barry Sisters / Oh Mama, I’m So in Love / radio transcription Yiddish Melodies in Swing, WHN / 1940 / with Sam Medoff & the Yiddish Swingtet
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra / I’m Beboppin’ Too / Victor / 12.29.48
Hadda Brooks / I Went to Your Wedding / Okeh / LA 1.14.52 / with Teddy Bunn on guitar
Dean Martin / I’ll Gladly Make the Same Mistake Again / Capitol / Hollywood 8.12.54

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Jubilee Shout!!! / Jubilee Shout / Blue Note / 10.18.62
Tadd Dameron Septet / The Squirrel / transcription / live, Royal Roost fall 1948
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Who Can I Turn To / Victor / 9.18.41 / vocal = Jo Stafford
The Big Three / You Sure Look Good to Me / Bullet / Nashville 1946
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Some Fine Day / Atlantic / 1957

set 4
Sonny Rollins / Alfie soundtrack / Street Runner with Child / Impulse! / 1.26.66
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / Jeepers Creepers / Fantasy / Little Theater, Berkeley 6.6.55
Larry Adler / Medley: Empty Saddles; Is It True What They Say About Dixie? / Rex / London 9.36 / with Jay Wilbur & his Band
Gene Autry / Lonely River / Okeh / Hollywood 1941
Dee Dee Warwick / Alfie / Mercury / 5.66
Golden Gate Quartet / He Never Said a Mumbling Word / Columbia / 12.3.41

last soulful song
The Whispers / Needle in a Haystack / Soul Clock [Doré] / 1967

Friday, October 05, 2018

My Playlist Just Cares for Me

Magic encircles the fabulous Mr. Edwards

Coffeetime, October 5, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Si-Joya / Blue Note / 8.4.60
Walter Davis, Jr / Davis Cup / Minor Mind / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Dancing on the Ceiling / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Baby Just Cares for Me / Brunswick / Chicago 9.12.30 / vocal = Eddie Stone
Mabel Smith [Big Maybelle] / Foolin’ Blues / King [unissued] / Cincinnati 1948
Tina Louise / It’s Time for Tina / Hands Across the Table / Concert Hall / 1957

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

set 2
Phineas Newborn Jr. / The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. / New Blues / Contemporary / LA 11.21.61
Max Roach / Award-Winning Drummer / Milano / Time / 11.4.58
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / El Relicario / radio transcription / 1935
Hildegarde [Loretta Sell]  / It’s the Natural Thing to Do / Columbia / 1936 / with Carroll Gibbons
Stuff Smith &  his Onyx Club Boys / Here Comes the Man with the Jive / Vocalion / 8.21.36
Sophie Tucker / Louisville Lou / Decca / 6.30.47 / with Bob Haggart & his Orchestra
Floyd Dixon & his Band / Moonshine / Cat / LA 1954
William Larsen & Hugh Thomas / Cast Recording of “The Fantasticks / Plant a Radish / MGM / 6.13.60

set 3
James Clay & David “Fathead” Newman / The Sound of Wide Open Spaces !!!! / Some Kinda Mean / Riverside / 4.26.60
Oliver Nelson / Screamin’ the Blues / March On, March On / New Jazz / 5.27.60
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / May I Never Love Again / Decca / 1.27.41 / vocal = Perry Como
The Dreamers / Can’t Get You Off My Mind / Jubilee / 3.51
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / Try to Remember / MGM / 1962

set 4
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee / Together Again! / You Stepped Out of a Dream / Contemporary / LA 5.15, 17.61
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / Melrose and Sam / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
Peggy Lee / September in the Rain / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / When in Rome (I Do As the Romans Do) / Columbia / 1967
The Jubileers / Give Me That Old Time Religion / Joe Davis / Hollywood 8.43

last soulful song
The Whispers / Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong / Soul Clock [Doré] / 1967

Friday, September 28, 2018

Beulah (My Hawaiian Dancing Playlist)

Isn’t Rudy dreamy, Marie?

Coffeetime, September 28, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Far Away Lands / No Argument / Blue Note / 5.26.67
Conte Candoli / Little Band Big Jazz / Countin’ the Blues / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Futurity / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Buck Clayton’s Big Eight / Saratoga Special / HRS / 7.24.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / My Heart Belongs to the Girl Who Belongs to Somebody Else / Victor / 5.19.30
Chocolate Williams / Wig Wam Blues (aka Green Light) / HRS / 5.5.47 / with Brick Fleagle’s Rhythmakers
Dinah Washington / Darn That Dream / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54

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

set 2
Gigi Gryce / Reminiscin’ / Reminiscing / Mercury / 11.10.60
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott / Jaws / I’ll Never Be the Same / Prestige / 9.12.58
Lennie Tristano / Digression / Capitol / 3.4.49
Oscar Alemán / Limehouse Blues / HMV / Buenos Aires 5.44
Andy Iona & his Islanders / Beulah (My Hawaiian Dancing Queen) / Columbia / Hollywood 6.35
Barry Wood / Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday / Electrical Transcription / late 1942 / with Mark Warnow’s Orchestra & the Lyn Murray Chorus; announcer = Martin Block
Helen Humes / Jet Propelled Papa / Mercury / 6.24.47 / with Buck Clayton’s Orchestra
Lulu Reed & Freddy King / Do the President Twist / Federal / 1962

set 3
Lee Morgan / Cornbread / Cornbread / Blue Note / 9.18.65
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / A Handful of Stars / Capitol / LA 3.4.56
Mills Brothers / Moanin’ for You / Decca / 2.20.35
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Seems Like Old Times / Musicraft / Hollywood 1946 / vocal = Lynne Stevens
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe (Introduction to Black Opium Street) / Bongo Blues / Bethlehem / 1959

set 4
Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown / Poll Winners Three! / The Little Rhumba / Contemporary / LA 11.2.59
Jack Sheldon / Jack’s Groove / Arriverderci / GNP / LA 7.57
Randy Brooks & his Orchestra / Man with a Horn / The Man with the Horn / Decca / 7.14.47
Rosemary Clooney / You Started Something / Columbia  / 12.23.47 / with Tony Pastor & his Orchestra
BB King / That Ain’t the Way to Do It / RPM / LA 1951
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / Cha Cha de Amor / Capitol / Hollywood 1962
Rising Stars / New Jerusalem / Cava-tone / San Francisco 1949

last soulful song
Debbie Taylor / Never Gonna Let Him Know / GWP / 1969

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Playlist Has a Thousand Eyes

I’m eager to hear Allen on tenor!

Coffeetime, September 21, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Coltrane’s Sound / The Night Has a Thousand Eyes / Atlantic / 10.26.60
Phil Woods & Gene Quill / Bird Feathers / Airegin / Prestige / 3.29.57
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / I Can’t Get Started / Victor / 10.30.39
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / That’s Where the South Begins / Columbia / London 10.10.30 / vocal = Sid Buckman
Floyd Turnham’s Combo / No Parking After Eight / Combo / LA 1952 / vocal = Cledus Harrison
Sarah Vaughan / Swingin’ Easy / Words Can’t Describe / EmArcy / 2.14.57

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
Frank Wess / The Frank Wess Quartet / But Beautiful / Prestige Moodsville / 5.9.60
Dexter Gordon Quintet / Sweet Lorraine / Clef / Hollywood 6.43
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / He Ain’t Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 1.25.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Dorothy Lamour / soundtrack to Paramount film Moon Over Burma / Mexican Magic / Hollywood 1940
Georges Guétary / La Route Fleurie / Pathé / Paris 1952

set 3
Donald Byrd / A New Perspective / Beast of Burden / Blue Note / 1.12.63
Allen Eager / Rampage / Savoy / 3.22.46
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Call Me Darling / radio transcription / 1944 / vocal = Thelma Carpenter
The Basin Street Boys / Exactly Like You / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Lucky Thompson & his Orchestra
Earl Coleman / This Is Always / Prestige / 11.4.55

set 4
Charlie Byrd / Byrd in the Wind / You’re a Sweetheart / Riverside / 1959
Stan Getz / Long Island Sound / Prestige / 6.21.49
Count Basie & his Orchestra / [Basie Roars Again] / She’s Just My Size / Clef / 8.15.54
King Cole Trio / You’re So Different / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 7.44
Frantic Fay Thomas / Lover Man / Exclusive / Hollywood 1946
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story  / Lovely to Look At / Clef / Hollywood 12.52
Golden Gate Quartet / Pure Religion / Bluebird / Charlotte, North Carolina 1.24.38

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Pushin’ a Good Thing Too Far / Chicago 1963 / with the Dells

Friday, September 14, 2018

I'll Be a Playlist "With Pleasure"

Ooo, it's a Lark to do the jerk.

Coffeetime, September 14, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / The Fox / The Fox / Contemporary / LA 8.59
Tina Brooks / One for Myrtle / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.2.61
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Until Today / Victor / Chicago 8.4.36
Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra / I’ll Be a Friend “With Pleasure” / Victor / 8.9.30 / vocal = Wesley Vaughn; composer = Maceo Pinkard
Martha Raye, Private Murray McEachern, Gene Krupa, & the Mel-Tones / You’re in the Army Now / radio transcription, AFRS show Showtime / 1944
Big Maybelle / Goodnight Wherever You Are / Savoy / 11.26.57

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

set 2
Wes Montgomery / Movin’ Along / Ghost of a Chance / Riverside / LA 10.12.60
Ronnie Mathews / Doin’ the Thang! / Prelude to a Kiss / Prestige / 12.17.63
Benny Goodman / The Benny Goodman Trio Plays for the Fletcher Henderson Fund / Body and Soul / Columbia / live, “Make Believe Ballroom” show on WNEW 4.1.51
Boswell Sisters / Stardust / Brunswick / 5.25.31 / with Victor Young & the Brunswick Orchestra
Cleo Brown / Who’ll Chop Your Suey? / Hollywood Hotshots / Hollywood 11.36
Jesse Belvin / Confusin’ Blues / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52
The El Dorados / I’ll Be Forever Loving You / Vee-Jay / 11.21.55

set 3
Cannonball Adderley / & the Poll-Winners / Lolita / Riverside / San Francisco 5.21.60
Sam Jones / The Soul Society / The Old Country / Riverside / 3.10.60
Geraldo & his Orchestra / I’m Old Fashioned / London 5.20.43 / vocal = Beryl Davis
The Larks / I Live True to You / Apollo / 2.18.52
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Sings And Plays / I Wish I Knew / Pacific Jazz / 2.28.55

set 4
George Redman / Moods in Jazz / Sonny Boy / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Jerome Kern Song Book / The Way You Look Tonight / Verve / LA summer 1959
Don Byas / September Song / Savoy / 8.21.46
Walter Huston / September Song / Broadway musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” / Brunswick / 1938
Modernaires / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Columbia / 11.47
Eddie Holman / I Love You / It’s All in the Game / ABC / Philadelphia 1969
Highway QCs / I’ll Be Satisfied / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1959

last soulful song
The Impressions / Ridin’ High / I’m a Tellin’ You / ABC-Paramount / Chicago 1966

Friday, September 07, 2018

Oh! Playlist

Open these eyes, Autry DeWalt Mixon *Junior*!

Coffeetime, September 7, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dave Bailey / Bash! / Osmosis [alt take] / Jazzline / 10.4.61
Art Blakey Big Band / El Toro Valiente / Bethlehem / 12.57
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Twinklin’ / Decca / 2.8.38
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Get Out and Get Under the Moon / Brunswick / 6.1.28 / vocal trio = Skinny Ennis, Saxie Dowell, Hal Kemp
Mabel Scott / Catch ’Em Young, Treat ’Em Rough, Tell ’Em Nothin’ / Coral / 5.22.51
Ella Fitzgerald / Sings the Cole Porter Songbook / Get Out of Town / Verve / Hollywood 2.7.56

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

set 2
Dexter Gordon / Doin’ Allright / You’ve Changed / Blue Note / 5.6.61
Randy Weston / Jazz á la Bohemia / You Go to My Head / Riverside / live Café Bohemia, 10.14.56
California Ramblers / Oh! Mabel / Columbia / 1.19.25
Alex Hill & his Hollywood Sepians / Song of the Plow / Vocalion / 10.19.34
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / Fine and Dandy / Columbia / Hollywood 12.8.50 / with Norman Luboff Choir & the Buddy Cole Quartet
The Cadillacs / I Want to Know / Josie / 1958

set 3
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / Idle Evenings / Dawn / 6.12.56
Herbie Mann’s Californians / Great Ideas of Western Mann / Get Out of Town / Riverside / LA 7.3.57
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Groove Street / Blue Note / 12.27.47
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Get Out of Town / Musicraft / Hollywood 6.25.46 / vocal = Mel Tormé
Ruth Brown & the Delta Rhythm Boys / Why? / Atlantic / 1.17.50
Les McCann / Sings / It’s Way Past Suppertime / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.61 / with orchestra arranged & directed by Gerald Wilson

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / Live at El Matador / Black Orpheus Suite / Fantasy / El Matador club, San Francisco 1966
Adrian & his Tap Room Gang / Jazz O’ Jazz / Victor / 6.14.35 / vocal = Jeanne Burns
Maxin Trio / If I Give You My Love / Swingtime / LA 1950
Donna Jean Young / On the Flip Side [soundtrack to ABC TV production] / They’re Gonna Love It / Decca / LA 12.66
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Watch Ye Therefore / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
Jr. Walker & the All Stars / These Eyes / live, Soul Train, Hollywood 12.4.71


Friday, August 31, 2018

Down, Down, Down (What a Playlist)

Please don’t look at me like that, Monsieur Aznavour.

Coffeetime, August 31, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / All or Nothing at All / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Status Quo / Blue Note / 3.3.57
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Dolomite / Bluebird / 2.27.40
Whispering Jack Smith / My Blue Heaven / HMV / London 1.10.28
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Do You Call That a Buddy (Dirty Cat) / Decca / 9.30.40
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / Soon / Fantasy / San Francisco 1957
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Summertime / Savoy / 10.10.55
Lester Young Trio / I Can’t Get Started / Norgran / LA spring 1946
Lonnie Johnson / Playing with the Strings / Okeh / Memphis 2.21.28 
Rhubarb Red [Les Paul] / Just Because / Decca / Chicago c. 6.37
Anita Boyer & her Tomboyers / He’s Funny That Way / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio, Bob Dukoff on tenor sax
Mabel Mercer / Mabel Mercer Sings / Trouble Comes / Decca / 1964
Lucky Carter / Stop Arguing Over Me / M.O.C. / Memphis 4.7.69

set 3
Duke Pearson / The Right Touch / Chili Peppers / Blue Note / 9.13.67
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Tough Tenors / Tickle Toe / Jazzland / 11.4 & 10.60
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Sittin’ Around / King / Cincinnati 6.28.50
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Ride On / Columbia / 7.27.42 / vocal = Earl Warren
Charioteers / Down, Down, Down (What a Song) / Okeh / 6.1.41
Charles Aznavour / His Love Songs in English / Just Because (Parce Que) / Reprise / LA 1965

set 4
Art Pepper / …The Way It Was! / Tickle Toe / Contemporary / LA 11.26.56
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Tasty Dish / EmArcy / LA 3.5 & 7.58
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Ida James / Speak Low / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio
Ivory Joe Hunter & his Band / She’s A Killer / 4 Star / San Francisco 1947
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Oh For a Night in the Ballroom / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47
Alphabetical Four / Precious Lord, Hold My Hand / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Marlina Mars / Just Another Dance / Okeh / Chicago 1965