Friday, January 10, 2020

I Want a Little Playlist

Love your poms, Dolly!!!
Coffeetime, January 10, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Big 6 / Big Six / Riverside / 7.2-3.58
Cecil Payne / Patterns / Groovin’ High / Savoy / 5.22.56
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Sugar / Decca / 10.23.34
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / In a Blue and Pensive Mood / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Johnny Otis Band / Alimony Boogie / Excelsior / LA 1947 / vocal = Cathy Cooper
Joni James / Let There Be Love / You’re Mine You / M-G-M / LA 1953

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

set 2
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Portrait of Cannonball / Nardis / Riverside / 7.1.58
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 5.18.60
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Dardanella / Victor / 2.9.28
Dolly Dawn & her Dawn Patrol / The Mood that I’m In / Bluebird / 3.4.37
Venuti-Lang & their All-Star Orchestra / Beale Street Blues / Brunswick / 10.22.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Delta Rhythm Boys / Dry Bones / East of the Sun and West of the Moon / RCA Victor / 1946
Big Maybelle / I Understand / Savoy / 8.13.59

set 3
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Groovin’ the Blues / Blue Note / 12.11.60
Jack McDuff / The Honeydripper / I Want a Little Girl / Prestige / 2.3.61
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / Paper Doll / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not Mine / Okeh / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Sy Oliver / Sentimental Sy / Stardust / Dot / 5.12,13,15.58 / vocal = Dave Vogel

set 4
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / Groovin’ High / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
[Åke] Stan Hasselgard / Who Sleeps / Capitol / Hollywood 12.18.47
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Groovin’ Boogie / Black & White / LA fall 1946
Noel Coward / It’s Only You / HMV / 7.28.41
Pee Wee Crayton / Runnin’ Wild / Imperial / New Orleans 10.21.54
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans / Energy & Motion / Motion, Motion Everywhere / Motivation Records / 1961
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Deep River / Varsity / 12.47

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha in Paris / Groovin’ / Atlantic / Olympia Theatre, Paris 5.7.68

Friday, January 03, 2020

Where the Mountains Meet the Playlist

Party with Mr Cobb!

Coffeetime, January 3, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Extemporaneous / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.13.68
Lee Morgan / Volume 3 [1557] / Mesabi Chant / Blue Note / 3.24.57
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Everything Goes / 1947 AFRS Jubilee Christmas show / 3.28.46
Paul Ash & his Orchestra / When I First Met Mary / Columbia / 12.2.26 / vocal = Milton Watson
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You Can’t Get That No More / V-Disc 237B / 11.22.43
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
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / J.M.’s Dream Doll / Prestige / 4.19.57
Harry Edison / Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / Moonlight in Vermont / Verve / Hollywood 3.29.57
Don Byas / What Do You Want With My Heart / Savoy / 8.17.44
Bix Beiderbecke & his Orchestra / Deep Down South / Victor / 9.8.30 / vocal = Wesley Vaughn
Doris Day / Love Somebody / Columbia / 11.21.47 / duet with Buddy Clark
Billy Williams / Billy Williams Quartet / Shanghai / M-G-M / 1956

set 3
Arnett Cobb / Party Time / Lonesome Road / Prestige / 5.14.59
Paul Whiteman & his Concert Orchestra / Rhapsody in Blue / Victor / 4.21.27 / with George Gershwin on piano
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / On a Slow Boat to China / Capitol / Hollywood 10.23.47 / vocal = Al Hendrickson
Melody Masters / Subway Cutie / Apollo / 1947
Georges Guétary / Journée de Paris / from movie Paris Still Sings! / 1951

set 4
Jack Sheldon / The Jazz Trumpet of Jack Sheldon: A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles / One Mint Julep / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
The Modern Swedes / Lili / Metronome Records / 1954
Jack Jackson & his Orchestra / Where the Mountains Meet the Sea / Victor / Dorchester Hotel, London c. 12.14.34 / vocal = Alberta Hunter
Maurice Chevalier / Girls, Girls, Girls / from MGM movie The Merry Widow / Hollywood 1934
Fontella Bass / Joy of Love / Checker [unissued] / Chicago 1968
Soul Searchers / My Soul Needs Rest / Musicor / 1973

last soulful song
Ann Peebles / Give Me Some Credit / Hi Records / Memphis 1969



Friday, December 27, 2019

A Little Playlist Each Morning (A Little Kiss at Night)

I might just tell Harry what I’m doing NYE…
Coffeetime, December 27, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver’s Blue / Shoutin’ Out / Blue Note / 7.17.56
Dizzy Gillespie / Have Trumpet, Will Excite / My Heart Belongs to Daddy / Verve / 2.17.59
Brick Fleagle’s Orchestra / So Blue Love / HRS / 5.45
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / A Little Kiss Each Morning (A Little Kiss at Night) / Victor / 11.6.29
Bing Crosby / Let’s Start the New Year Right / Decca / Hollywood 5.25.42 / with Bob Crosby & his Orchestra
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
Budd Johnson / Blues à la Mode / Leave Room in Your Heart for Me / Felsted / 2.11.58
Bengt Hallberg / The Things We Did Last Summer / Metronome Records / Stockholm 1956
Art Tatum / Yesterdays / AFRS Jubilee radio show / 1947
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Bluebird / 1939 / vocal = Tony Pastor
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
Wes Montgomery / The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery / Mister Walker / Riverside / 1.26.60
Red Garland / Groovy / What  Can I Say, Dear / Prestige / 8.9.57
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
Nick Travis / The Panic Is On / Travisimo / RCA Victor / 1954
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Winter Weather / Bluebird / 1941
Guy Lombardo / Guy Lombardo in Hi Fi / Auld Lang Syne / Capitol / Hollywood 1956
King Curtis / Soul Christmas / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / Atco / 10.23.68
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
Theresa Lindsay / Wonderful One / Correc-Tone / 1966

Friday, December 20, 2019

Playlist Dreaming

In my imagination, that’s me in the lower left.

Coffeetime, December 20, 2019, 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, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen / Snow / soundtrack, Paramount movie White Christmas / Hollywood 1953
Judy Holliday / Holliday with Mulligan / It Must Be Christmas / MGM [unissued] / 4.10-17.61
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 c. 1950
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
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller; cover by Lowell Hess
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 / 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 soulful (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67

Friday, December 13, 2019

It's a Marshmallow Playlist

Merry Xmas, Kiddie Records Weekly!
Coffeetime, December 13, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quintet / Startin’ from Scratch / Blue Note / 3.9.57
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars / Double or Nothin’ / Reggie of Chester / Liberty / LA 2.27.57
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 https://youtu.be/48a4l3sNb1k http://www.kiddierecords.com/xmas/index.htm
Connee Boswell / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Decca / Hollywood 1946 / with Russ Morgan & his Orchestra
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters

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

set 2
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
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 & Rosemary Clooney https://youtu.be/ax66QU8pvtA
Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / vocal = Janet Orenstein

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 https://youtu.be/lx7YUZrdTf0
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
Golden Gate Quartet / Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John / NBC Thesaurus radio program / 1941

last soulful song
The Free Movement / I've Found Someone of My Own / Decca / 1971

Friday, December 06, 2019

It’s the Playlist in Me

How great was Teddy Pendergrass?!
Coffeetime, December 6, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Mustang / Fly Little Bird Fly / Blue Note / 6.24.66
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Flight / My Girl Shirl / Blue Note / 1.25.60
Coleman Hawkins & his Sax Ensemble / Three Little Words / Keynote / 5.21.44
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / So Tired / Victor / 12.12.27 / vocal = Hoagy Carmich;;ael
Joseph “Mr. Google Eyes” August & his 4 Bars / Rock My Soul / Coleman Records / c. 1946
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
Shelly Manne / Shelly Manne & his Men at the Black Hawk, volume 4 / Just Squeeze Me / Contemporary / Black Hawk, San Francisco 9.24.59
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Blackbirds Revue Finale: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; Doin’ the New Low Down; I Must Have that Man; Baby; Dixie; Diga Diga Doo; Porgy; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (reprise) / Brunswick  / 2.17.33
Ethel Merman / It’s the Animal in Me / from Paramount film The Big Broadcast of 1936 / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.17.35
Georgia Carr / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol [unreleased] / Hollywood mid-1950s
T-Bone Walker / News for You Baby / Imperial / LA 12.51

set 3
Illinois Jacquet / The Soul Explosion / The Soul Explosion / Prestige / 3.25.69
Art Farmer / To Sweden with Love / Kristallen den Fina (The Fine Crystal) / Atlantic / Stockholm 4.30.64
Mills Brothers / Diga Diga Doo / Columbia / 12.27.32 / with Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Begging for Love / Decca / 4.11.47 / vocal = Paul Breckinridge
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
Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball Adderley & the Poll-Winners / Never Will I Marry / Riverside / LA 6.5.60
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons) / Capitol / 8.22.46
Dinah Washington / A Sunday Kind of Love / Mercury / Chicago 12.55
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood  1968
Highway QC’s / I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This; I’ll Trust His Word / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1956

last soulful song
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes / Wake Up Everybody / Keep on Lovin’ You / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1975

Friday, November 29, 2019

Got a Playlist with an Angel

Dance your Emotions!
Coffeetime, November 29, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Giant Steps (alt take) / Atlantic / 5.5.59
Lee Morgan / Volume 3 [1557] / Hasaan’s Dream / Blue Note / 3.24.57
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Stampede / Vocalion / 3.22.37
Bert Lown & his Orchestra / I’ll Build a Nest / Bluebird /  5.18.33 / vocal = Ted Hold
Wally Mercer / Sad & Blue / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54
Helen Carr / Got a Date with an Angel / Bethlehem / LA 11.11.55

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

set 2
Blue Mitchell / Down With It! / Alone, Alone and Alone / Blue Note / 7.14.65
Milt Jackson / Milt Jackson / The Nearness of You / Prestige / 5.20.55
Ben Webster / Memories of You / Commodore / 3.18.44
Kay Kyser & his Gentlemen from the Carolines / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me / radio broadcast / 1934 / duet with Sully Mason
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Cabin in the Sky / AFRS #32 / Hollywood late spring 1943 / vocal = Earl Warren; master of ceremonies = Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Wynona Carr / What Do You Know (About Love) / Specialty / Hollywood 1957

set 3
Red Garland / Solar / I Just Can’t See for Looking / Jazzland / 1.30.62
Yusef Lateef / The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef / Lateef Minor / Riverside / 5.9.60
Gene Ammons / Don’t Do Me Wrong / Chess / Chicago 2.28.49
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Beedle De Beedle De Bop Bop (Adi Eedi Idio) / Decca / 7.19.37
Anita O’Day / I Apologize / London / 12.27.50 / with Ben Homer & his Orchestra
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Willow Weep for Me / Verve / LA 1.11.57

set 44
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing / Wail Street / Contemporary / LA 3.28.55
Benny Carter / Jazz Giant / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me / Contemporary / 4.21.58
Hot Lips Page & his Orchestra / You Need Coachin’ / Commodore / 9.29.44
Frankie Laine / Rockin’ / That’s My Desire / Columbia / 1957 / with Billy May & his Orchestra
Little Milton / Blues ’n‘ Soul / Sweet Woman of Mine / Stax / Memphis 1974
Soul Stirrers / The Love of God (alt take 4) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58

last soulful song
The Emotions / Flowers / No Plans for Tomorrow / Columbia / Chicago 1976