Friday, February 26, 2021

I Got a Playlist, Baby: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 46

Whether on tenor or alto, Stitt is a hit.

Coffeetime, February 26, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Dakar / Route 4 / Prestige / 4.20.57 
Gigi Gryce / A Night in Tunisia / broadcast / live, Birdland 8.19.61 
The Ponce Sisters / Contented / Columbia [unissued] / 12.16.32 / Jimmy Dorsey (cor), Joe Venuti (vln), Ethel Ponce (p), Eddie Lang (g), unknown (b), unknown (vib), Ethel Ponce, Dorothea Ponce (vcl) 
T-Bone Walker / I Got a Break, Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 7.20.42
Dinah Washington / For Those in Love / Make the Man Love Me / EmArcy / 3.15.55 

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

set 2
Stuff Smith and the Oscar Peterson Quartet / Time and Again / Karusell [Mercury] / LA 3.7.57
Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / private recording / LA 6.54 
Joe Venuti & his Blue Five / Jig Saw Puzzle Blues / Columbia / 2.28.33 
Turner Layton & Clarence Johnstone / Say It Isn’t So / Vocalion / London 1931 
Hildegarde / Dîtes-moi / Decca / 6.15.49
Dean Martin / My Own, My Only, My All / Capitol / Hollywood 1949 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra; from the Paramount movie My Friend Irma 
Jesse Cryor / My Baby Loves Me So Supreme / G&G / Hollywood 1946
Bobby Van / I’m Through with Love  / soundtrack to the MGM movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis / Hollywood 1953

set 3
Art Farmer & Benny Golson / Here and Now / Richie’s Dilemma / Mercury / 1962 
Sonny Stitt / Sonny Stitt / Propapagoon / Argo / Chicago 1958 
Jack McVea & his All-Stars / Play It Over / Black & White / LA 1.46
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Here Comes Heaven Again / Musicraft / 1945 / vocal = Lynne Stevens
The Cardinals / Shouldn’t I Know / Atlantic / 1951
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / I Wish I Knew / Decca / 1.25.50 / vocal = Little Jimmy Scott 

set 4
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Dancing on the Ceiling / live, Silver Supper Club, Las Vegas 1963
Mundell Lowe / Themes From Mr. Lucky The Untouchables And Other TV Action Jazz / Johnny Staccato’s Theme / RCA Camden / Hollywood 6.60 
Oscar Peterson / Oscar Peterson Plays George Gerswhin / I Was Doing All Right / Clef / 12.52 
Peggy Lee / How Long Has This Been Going On / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 12.18.47 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind  
Johnnie Taylor / Raw Blues / That’s Where It’s At / Stax / Memphis 1968
Golden Gate Quartet / God’s Gonna Cut ‘Em Down / Bluebird / 1946

last soulful song
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose / Don’t Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) / United Artists / LA 1972



Friday, February 19, 2021

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Playlist?: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 45

Barbara rubs up against some Fosse.

Coffeetime, February 19, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin / The Tenor Scene / I'll Remember April / Prestige / Minton’s Playhouse, breakfast set 1.6.61 
Thad Jones / Mad Thad / Jumpin' for Jane / Period / 12.12.56 
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Back in Your Own Backyard / 1.28.28
The Foursome / Bidin’ My Time / Brunswick / 11.30
The Cats & the Fiddle / Start Talking, Baby / Gotham / Philadelphia 9.49 
Blossom Dearie / Give Him the Ooh-La-La / I Walk a Little Faster / Verve / 9.12, 13.57 

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

set 2
Wes Montgomery / So Much Guitar! / One for My Baby / Riverside / 8.4.61 
Coleman Hawkins / The High and Mighty Hawk / You’ve Changed / Felsted / 2.18, 19.58 
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf / Columbia / London 10.16.33 / vocal = Les Allen & chorus
Boswell Sisters / Shuffle Off to Buffalo / Brunswick / 4.11.33 
Ivory Joe Hunter & his Combo / Are You Hep? / Pacific / Berkeley 1946 / vocal = Aurelia Joyner
Frankie Lymon / At the London Palladium / My Girl / Roulette / London 1957

set 3
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Calling... / Ernie’s Tune / Blue Note / 5.9.61 
Curtis Fuller / Images of Curtis Fuller / Darryl’s Minor / Savoy / 6.6, 7.60
Howard McGhee’s Be-Boppers / Nicole / Blue Star / Paris 5.18.48  
Una Mae Carlisle / It’s Sad, But True / Bluebird / 3.10.41 
The Orioles / I Challenge Your Kiss / Jubilee / spring 1949 
Don Nelson / The Wind / Nobody’s Heart / The Wind / Mode / Hollywood 7.57 

set 4
Marty Paich / The Jazz City Workshop / Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart / Bethlehem / LA 11.19.55 
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson Plays / Strike Up the Band / Bethlehem / 1957 
Valaida Snow / Patience and Fortitude / from musical short / LA 1946 / with the Ali Baba Trio: Cleveland Nickerson accordion, Clarence “Scotty” Brown g, Calvin Ponder b 
June Christy & the Kentones / Make Love to Me / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 7.31.46
Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse, Bobby Van, & Debbie Reynolds / You Can’t Do Wrong Doin’ Right / soundtrack to the MGM movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis / Hollywood 1953 
Highway QC’s / I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1956

last soulful song
Paul Williams / Out in the Country / Out in the Country / A&M / LA 1972 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Little Playlist You’ve Had a Busy Day: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 44

The Moderaires keepin’ it pretty in the middle.

Coffeetime, February 12, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard / Bob’s Place / Impulse! / 7.2.62 
Louis Smith / Smithville / There Will Never Be Another You / Blue Note / 3.30.58 
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / African Lullaby / Columbia / 12.5.34
Don Bestor & his Orchestra / ’Long About Sundown / Victor / 9.29.32 / vocal = Neil Buckley 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blues for What I’ve Never Had / RCA Victor / LA 1949 / vocal = Lee Barnes
Lena Horne / Lena Horne Sings / More Than You Know / Black & White / LA 10.46

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

set 2
Lester Young / Going for Myself… / Ballad Medley: A Ghost of a Chance; I Cover the Waterfront [with false start] / Verve [unissued] / Hollywood 7.31.57 
Lucky Thompson / Modern Jazz Group / There’s No You / Le Club Français du Disque / Paris 3.7.56 / Lucky Thompson, ts; Henri Renaud (as Henri Duaner), p; Benoit Quersin, b; Christian Garros, d
Chubby Jackson & Bill Harris All-Stars / Jazz Journey / Mean to Me / Mercury / 1950 
Eddie Heywood & his Jazz Six / Trombone Moanin’ Blues / Okeh / 10.6.26 
Cleo Brown / The Hole in the Wall / Blue / LA 1950
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) / Columbia / 3.16.42 / vocal = Sully Mason & Trudy, Julie, Jack, and Max Paul Monday / My Mistake / Dooto / LA 1958
Ricky Nelson / Travelin’ Man / Imperial / LA 3.13.61

set 3
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette / My Funny Valentine / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.23.55 
Jack McDuff / Screamin’ / He’s a Real Gone Guy / Prestige / 10.23.62 
Flip Phillips Fliptet / Papilloma / Signature / 1945
The Modernaires / I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night / Columbia / 1947 / orchestra conducted by Mitchell Ayres
5 Red Caps / Just for You / Beacon / Hollywood 7.43 
Sammy Davis Jr. / Starring Sammy Davis Jr. / My Funny Valentine / Decca / Hollywood 1954 

set 4
Chet Baker / The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker / Little Man You’ve Had a Busy Day / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 9.15.54 / Chet Baker t, Bob Brookmeyer tb, Bud Shank bs, Russ Freeman p, Carson Smith b, Shelly Manne d / cover painting by Bob Irwin  
Stan Getz / West Coast Jazz / Suddenly It’s Spring / Norgran / Hollywood 8.55 
Peggy Lee / My Sugar Is So Refined / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 7.29.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind & Frank DeVol & his Orchestra 
Astrud Gilberto / Beach Samba / Oba, Oba / Verve / 1967
Trumpeteers / Gospel Train / Score / 12.30.47

last soulful song
Leroy Hutson / Hutson / All Because of You / Curtom / Chicago 1975 



Friday, February 05, 2021

I’ve Got a Playlist Working for Me: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 43

We only see her back, but we know Slam is making Beryl smile.

Coffeetime, February 5, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Johnny Griffin / Introducing Johnny Griffin / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note / 4.17.56 
Art Blakey Quintet / A Night at Birdland, volume 1 / Split Kick / Blue Note / 2.21.54 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Clarinade / Columbia / 5.16.45
Johnny Marvin / Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off the Moon / Victor / 12.9.27 
Cousin Joe [Pleasant Joseph] / Weddin-Day Blues / Savoy / 2.13.46 / Pete Brown’s Brooklyn Blue Blowers 
Lucy Ann Polk / Lucky Lucy Ann / Easy Living / Mode / Hollywood 7.12.57

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004
set 2
Wayne Shorter / Speak No Evil / Infant Eyes / Blue Note / 12.24.64 
Duke Pearson / Hush! / Friday’s Child / Jazzline / 1.12.62 
Junie C. Cobb & His Grains Of Corn / Smoke Shop Drag / Vocalion / Chicago 2.9.29 
Broadway Bell-hops / Happy Go Lucky Lane / Harmony / 4.4.28 / vocal = Jerry White 
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Hep Cat’s Love Song / Okeh / 1941
The Pied Pipers / The Riddle Song / Capitol / Hollywood 1947 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Mabel Scott / Shut Eye / Coral / LA 3.17.52 

set 3
John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette / Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette / Cattin’ / Prestige / 5.17.57 
Beryl Booker / Cheek to Cheek / Vogue / Paris 2.54 / Bonnie Wetzel b, Elaine Leighton d
Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra / There I Go / Bluebird / 9.6.40
Ink Spots / Who Wouldn’t Love You / Decca / 5.19.42
Billy Eckstine / No Cover No Minimum / Misty / Roulette / live, New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas 8.30.60 / with Bobby Tucker & his Orchestra 

set 4
Gerry Mulligan / What Is There to Say? / Festive Minor / Columbia / 1.15.59 
Sam Most / Sam Most Plays Bird, Bud, Monk And Miles / Strictly Confidential [Bud Powell] / Bethlehem / 3.6.57 h
June Christy & the Kentones / June’s Blues / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 7.31.46
Vincent Price & Peter Woodthorpe / Broadway Cast Recording of Darling of the Day / I’ve Got a Rainbow Working for Me / RCA / 1968 
Highway QC’s / Jesus is Waiting / The Way Up the Hill / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1959

last soulful song
Patti Hamilton & the Lovelites / My Baby Loves Me / Lovelite / Chicago 1971

Friday, January 29, 2021

Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off the Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 42

Willie gives Thelma a chuckle over old times…

Coffeetime, January 29, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Amy / Way Down / Bells and Horns / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 2.5.62 
Shorty Rogers & his Giants / The Swinging Mr. Rogers / My Heart Stood Still / Atlantic / Hollywood 3.1.55 
Larry Adler / My Little Town Belz / Decca 12.28.47 
Mary Lou Williams / The Rocks / Decca / 9.14.38 
Ted Lewis & his Band / Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off the Moon / Columbia / 12.23.27 / vocal = Ruth Etting (quotes Shine on Harvest Moon) 
Harold Burrage / Way Down Boogie / Aladdin / Chicago 3.26.51 / with Jimmy Binkley & his Orchestra
Beverly Kenney / Sings for Playboys / A Lover Like You / Decca / 12.2.57 [Ellis Larkins p, Joe Benjamin b]

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

set 2
Lawrence Brown / Slide Trombone / Time After Time / Clef [unissued] / 1955 
Jazz at the Philharmonic All Stars / Featuring Roy Eldridge / Embraceable You / Norgran / 9.18.49 
Seger Ellis / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Okeh / 8.23.29 l
Jesse Price & his Blues Band / Jump It with a Shuffle / Capitol / Hollywood c. 7.46
Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine / In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening / Columbia / Hollywood / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra and Carl Fischer on piano
Big Maybelle / No More Trouble Out of Me / Columbia [unissued] / 1.20.54

set 3
Johnny Smith / Kaleidoscope / Sweet Lorraine / Verve / 11.27-30.67 [Hank Jones p, George Duvivier b, Don Lamond d]
Harry “Sweets” Edison / Sweets / Walkin’ with Sweets / Clef / LA 9.4.56 / Herman Leonard, cover 
Mills Brothers / Way Down Home / Decca / 1.25.39
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Call Me Darling (Call Me Sweetheart, Call Me Dear) / Lang-Worth Transcription / 1.10.44 / vocal = Thelma Carpenter
Kenny Dorham / This Is The Moment! / Since I Fell for You / Riverside / 7.7.58 

set 4
Duane Tatro / Jazz for Moderns / Easy Terms / Contemporary / 11.1.55 
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica [also issued as West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi] / Way Down Yonder / Hi Fi Jazz / LA 5.26.57
Les Paul Trio / Dream Dust / V-Disc 649A / Hollywood 8.12.45
Peggy Lee / Don’t Be So Mean to Baby (‘Cause Baby’s So Good to You) / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 5.14.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Dean Martin / It’s 1200 Miles from Palm Springs to Texas / Capitol [unissued promotional single] / Hollywood 1958
Mound City Jubilee Quartette / Let That Liar Alone / Decca / 2.26.35

last soulful song
Ann Sexton / You Got to Use What You Got / Soundstage 7 / Memphis 1977



Friday, January 22, 2021

Playlist Is At It Again: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 41

Mr. Green and his pretty guitar… and Mr. Burrell and Mr. Kessel, too!

Coffeetime, January 22, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Leapin’ and Lopin’ / Zellmar’s Delight / Blue Note [unissued] / 11.13.61 
Freddie Hubbard / Ready for Freddie / Arietis / Blue Note / 8.21.61 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra [MGM Studio Orchestra] / Medley: Do, Do, Do; Bidin’ My Time; I’ve Got a Crush on You; Our Love Is Here to Stay / soundtrack to the movie An American in Paris / MGM / Hollywood 1951
Harry Bidgood’s Broadcasters / Should I? / Broadcast [Vocalion for the UK] / London c. 1928 / vocalist (probable) = Webster Booth
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Somebody Done Changed the Lock on the Door / Decca / 1.19.45
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook / Always / Verve / LA 3.58 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Johnny Smith / The Sound of Johnny Smith Guitar / Misty / Roost / 1961 
Joanne Grauer / Joanne Grauer Trio / I’m Glad There Is You / Mode / Hollywood 1957 
Quintette du Hot Club de France / The Man I Love / Decca / London 8.25.39 / Stephane Grappelli, p; Django Reinhardt, g
McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Zonky / Victor / 2.3.30 / vocal = Dave Wilborn 
Dick Powell / Wonder Bar / from the Warner Brothers movie Wonder Bar / Hollywood 1934
Betty Hall Jones / Buddy, Stay Off That Wine / Capitol / Hollywood 8.2.49 
The Intervals / Here’s that Rainy Day / Class / LA 1962
Sugar Pie DeSanto / Going Back to Where I Belong / Veltone / Oakland 1960

set 3
Grant Green / Green Street / Alone Together / Blue Note / 4.1.61 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Moanin’ / Moanin’ / Blue Note / 10.30.58 
Bob Crosby & The Bob-O-Links with The Bob Cats / Charley, My Boy / Standard Transcription / LA 1950 
The Four Buddies / I Will Wait / Savoy / 10.12.50 
Bobby Troup / The Songs of Bobby Troup / Midnight Sun / Bethlehem / LA 1.28.55 

set 4
Harry Babasin / Harry Babasin & the Jazz Pickers / Wingo / Mode / Hollywood 7.57 
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Adios / Tampa / Hollywood 6.15.55 
Peggy Lee / I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 7.16.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Noel Coward / At Las Vegas / Alice Is At It Again / Columbia / live, Wilber Clark’s Desert Inn, Las Vegas 6.7.55 / with Carlton Hayes & his Orchestra
Bobby “Blue” Bland / It’s My Life, Baby / Duke / Memphis 1955 / with the Bill Harvey Orchestra
Jubalaires / Swing Down Chariot / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Aristocrats / Let’s Get Together Now / Warner Brothers / Philadelphia 1973

Friday, January 15, 2021

Playlist in the Morning (Kisses in the Night): Coffeetime Homebrew ep 40

The lovely and talented (and old record lover) Martha Davis!

Coffeetime, January 15, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Roll Call / Take Your Pick / Blue Note / 11.13.60 
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley’s Second Message / Crazeology / Prestige / 7.27.56 
Cee Pee Johnson & his Orchestra / Swing Crazy / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.44 / with Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman as emcee, dubbed in on 1.17.44 
Leo Reisman & his Orchestra / My Sweeter Than Sweet / Victor / 11.1.29 / vocal = Larry Levin 
Annisteen Allen & her Home Town Boys / More, More, More / Queen / 12.1.45
Billie Holiday / I’ll Look Around / Decca / 4.9.46 / with Billy Kyle & his Trio [quintet?] 

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

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Undiluted / My Ship / Verve / 2.5.65 
Paul Desmond / Glad to Be Unhappy / All Across the City / RCA Victor / 9.16.54 
Les Spann / Gemini / Afterthought / Jazzland / 12.8.60
Jim and Bob, the Genial Hawaiians [Jim Holstein and Bob Pauole] / St. Louis Blues / Bluebird / Chicago 12.12.33
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Coffee in the Morning (And Kisses in the Night) / Melatone / 11.24.33 / vocal = Howard Phillips
Al Bowlly / Blue Moon / Victor / 7.20.35 / with Ray Noble & his Orchestra 
Dinah Washington / Pete / Mercury / Chicago 1947 / with Dave Young’s Orchestra
Martha Davis / Get Out Those Old Records / Coral / 2.13.51
Jiminy Cricket [Cliff Edwards] / Musical Highlights from the Mickey Mouse TV Show / I’m No Fool (As a Pedestrian); Stop, Look and Listen / Disneyland / Hollywood 1956

set 3
The Young Lions / Seeds of Sin / Vee-Jay / 4.25.60 
The Prestige All Stars / All Night Long / Boo-Lu / Prestige / 12.28.56 
Charlie Parker / Max Making Wax / Dial / 7.29.46 https://jdisc.columbia.edu/track/max-making-wax-0
The Four Vagabonds / Hit That Jive, Jack / Standard Transcription / 1943 
Kay Starr / So Tired / Capitol / Hollywood 11.2.48
Kenny Burrell / Weaver of Dreams / Until the Real Thing Comes Along / Columbia / 10.18.60 

set 4
Paul Desmond / Glad to Be Unhappy / All Through the Night / RCA Victor / 9.16.54 
Buddy Cole / S’posin / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
Jim and Bob, the Genial Hawaiians [Jim Holstein and Bob Pauole] / (Coffee in the Morning) Kisses in the Night / Bluebird / Chicago 12.12.33 / vocal = Jim Holstein 
June Christy & the Kentones / Get Happy / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 7.31.46 
Tiny Grimes / Nightmare Blues / Atlantic / 8.1.48 
Richard Harris / Camelot / I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight / Warner Brothers movie soundtrack / Hollywood 1967
Golden Gate Quartet / Handwriting on the Wall / Okeh [unissued] / 12.3.41

last soulful song
Stevie Wonder / Songs in the Key of Life / Knocks Me Off My Feet / Tamla / 1976