Friday, May 17, 2024

Tatoe Playlist

Screenshot from a 1960 TV show where Arthur Duncan signs and tap dances in front of a set design mimicking a city skyline.
Mr. Duncan singing and dancing in the big city.

Coffeetime, May 17, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / Formidable / Brunswick / L’Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Your Mother and Mine / Columbia / 5.4.29 / vocals = Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Jack Fulton 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Butch / Black & White / LA c. 2.47 / vocal = Arthur Duncan
Dinah Washington / Out in the Cold Again / Mercury / 10.25.51 / with The Ravens

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

set 2
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / 5.8.65
Wes Montgomery / Portrait of Wes / Yesterday’s Child / Riverside / 11.27.63
Cal Tjader & Stan Getz / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Fantasy / San Francisco 2.8.58
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Easy Money / Columbia / 12.12.28 
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Without Your Love / Vocalion / 6.15.37
Hildegarde / This Year’s Kisses / Columbia / London 7.20.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Georges Guétary / Ma Belle Marguerite / Pathé Marconi / Paris 1947
B.B. King / I Can’t Lose / Kent / 1962

set 3
Blue Mitchell / Boss Horn / I Should Care / Blue Note / 11.17.66 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Tatoe Pie / Black & White / LA 12.47
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Jo Anne Ryan
The Ravens / Sylvia / National / 1.27.49 
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Come Rain or Come Shine / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Airegin / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57
King Cole Trio / The Limp / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Fidgety Joe / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Golden Gate Quartet / Shoo Shoo Baby / AFRS Jubilee #53 / 11.43 / Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Willie Johnson, Orlandus Wilson, & Conrad Frederick p
Dean Martin / French Style / Mimi / Reprise / Hollywood 1962
Golden Gate Quartet / The Bridegroom Cometh / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin' / Double Shot / 1968
The Impressions / Greatest Hits / Grow Closer Together / ABC-Paramount / 1963



Friday, May 10, 2024

Snug as a Bug in a Playlist

Screenshot from the 1948 movie Rachel and the Stranger showing Robert Mitchum in a cowboy hat and fringed jacket gazing down at young Gary Gray, wearing a coonskin cap. They are standing in front of laundry hanging on a wash line.
Bob, can I borrow your groovy jacket?

Coffeetime, May 10, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Avalon / Prestige / 5.7.56
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / Raucous Notes / Candid / 9.27.60
Emilio Cáceres Trio / I Got Rhythm / Victor / 11.5.37 
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Teacher’s Pet / radio transcription / 1938 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / I’m So Lonesome / Apollo / LA 11.2.45
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Yesterday’s Gardenias / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Where or When / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland / You Don’t Know What Love Is / EmArcy / 8.12.55
Barney Kessel / The Man I Love / Rex / LA 6.7.45
Billy Cotton & his Band / Hold Me / Regal Zonophone / London 8.23.33 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Dinah Washington / The Man I Love / Mercury / LA 4.6.46 / with Gerald Wilson’s Orchestra
The Orioles / It’s Too Soon to Know / It’s a Natural / summer 1948
Robert Mitchum / Calypso – Is Like So! / Beauty Is Only Skin Deep / Capitol / Hollywood 1957

set 3
Milt Jackon & Ray Charles / Soul Brothers / How Long Blues / Atlantic / 9.12.57
Frank Foster / My Heart Stood Still / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / A Table in a Corner / Bluebird / 9.28.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Four Tunes / I’m the Guy / RCA Victor / 6.49 
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Laura / Dawn / 1956 / with Mat Mathews Quintet

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Moon River / Fantasy / LA 1962
André Persiany / Jive at Five / French Columbia / 7.17.57 / featuring Paul Quinichette 
King Cole Trio / Two Against One / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p & celeste!, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Snug as a Bug in a Rug / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Edna McGriff / It’s Raining / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
Dixie Hummingbirds / I’ll Be Satisfied / Gotham / 1949

last soulful song
Johnny Truitt / I’m Thru with You / A-Bet / Nashville / 1968
The Olympics / Good Lovin’ / Loma / LA 1965



Friday, May 03, 2024

Angelynn, I Dream of Playlist Time

Screenshot from the movie showing Fred Astaire in black top hat and tails dancing on an old monument's ledge. The ladder to the top that he will soon climb in the movie is in the background. He's holding out his arms towards the camera while he sings, with a wry smile on his face.
Fred asks that you not come at me for showing an entertainer in top hat and tails.

Coffeetime, May 3, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Are You Real / On the Ginza / Moon / live, London 1965
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Enchantment / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Prelude to a Kiss / V-Disc #823 / c. 8.46
Gene Austin / Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time / Victor / 6.26.28 
[Miss] Rhapsody / Hey Lawdy Mam / Savoy / 7.6.44 / with June Cole’s Orchestra 
Sarah Vaughan / April in Paris / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / When Sunny Gets Blue / Impulse! / 6.4.63
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / Body and Soul / Bluebird / 10.11.39
Tom [Tommy] Dorsey / It’s Right Here for You / Okeh / 11.10.28 / Dorsey tp, Arthur Schutt harmonium, Eddie Lang g, Jimmy Williams b, Stan King d 
Butterbeans & Susie / Jelly Roll Queen / Okeh / 9.24.27  
Fred Astaire / Seeing’s Believing / soundtrack to the MGM movie The Belle of New York / MGM / Hollywood 1952
Jimmy Robins aka Robbin Ray / Allergic to a Broken Heart / Combo / LA late-50s

set 3
John Lewis / A Milanese Story, Original Soundtrack / Finale / Atlantic / Turin 1.17.62 / with Quartetto di Milano
Stanley Turrentine / [Mr. Natural] / My Girl Is Just Enough for Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.4.64
Leo Parker & his Mad Lads / Woody / Gotham / 12.28.50 
The Four Vagabonds / I Can’t Make Up My Mind / Atlas / 1946
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / How High the Moon / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Slan / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson / Pee Jay / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.13.56
King Cole Trio / That’s the Beginning of the End / Capitol / Hollywood 7.2.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Jumping Jacks / Julocka Jolly / Lloyds [Apollo] / 4.27.53 
Tom Jones / Promise Her Anything / Parrot / London 2.66
Evangelist Singers of Detroit / I’m Tired / Bullet / Nashville 1948

last soulful song
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964
The Escorts / Look Over Your Shoulder / Alithia / 1973



Friday, April 26, 2024

I’m Proud of a Playlist Like You

Screenshot of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown playing on the TV show "The Beat" where he's smiling and playing his guitar. The band is in back of him and part of Freddy King's hand and guitar are visible in the shot. Brown is wearing a red brocade suit.
Happiness is a Gatemouth and a white guitar.

Coffeetime, April 26, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Booker Little / The Defiant Ones / Milestones / United Artists / 10.58
Howard McGhee / Shades of Blue / Arbee [alt take] / Fontana [Black Lion] / 12.8.61
Brick Fleagle’s Orchestra / Pastiche / HRS / 7.45
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / I’m Proud of a Baby Like You / Victor / 1.28.27 / vocal = The Keller Sisters & Al Lynch 
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Guitar in My Hand / Aladdin / LA 8.21.47 / with Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Body and Soul / 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
Lee Morgan / Candy / Since I Fell for You / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Donald Byrd / Byrd’s Eye View / Everything Happens to Me / Transition / Cambridge, MA 12.2.55
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Fado do Amor / Decca / Paris / 1934 
Mildred Bailey / Is That Religion? / Brunswick / 4.8.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Central Avenue Boogie / AFRS Jubilee #82 / Hollywood spring 1944 / vocal = Anna Mae Winburn (leader), with master of ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
The Robins / There Ain’t No Use Beggin’ / National / LA 2.13.50 / with Johnny Otis Band
Jesse Belvin / Baby Don’t Go / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Roamin’ with Richardson / Candied Sweets / New Jazz / 10.21.59
James Moody / Another Bag / The Day After / Cadet [Argo] / Chicago 1.30.62
Melvin “Sax” Gill / Mel’s Jump / Gotham / Philadelphia 2.49
Mills Brothers / ’Long About Midnight / Decca / London 9.10.36 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / (There’s a New Side to) An Old Love Story / Reina / LA 1948 / vocal = Emma Lou Welch & the Enchanters
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / Speak Low / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.1.66

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Godchild / Verve / LA 1959 
Mundell Lowe / Blues for a Stripper / Coffee, Coffee / Charlie Parker Records[MGM] / LA 1962
King Cole Trio / Laguna Mood / Capitol / Hollywood 8.27.47 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Hattie McDaniel / A Little Bird Told Me / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time #89 / Hollywood i1.2.49 / with Ernie Whitman & Bing Crosby & Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires 
Bing Crosby / Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / Decca / Hollywood 2.13.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Keith Carridine / Nashville, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / I’m Easy / ABC / Hollywood 1975 
Coleman Brothers / Plenty of Room in the Kingdom / Manor / 12.44 

last soulful song
Ruby & the Romantics / Hey There Lonely Boy / Kapp / 1963
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964

Friday, April 19, 2024

Playlist Is So Peculiar

Close up from 1950 short film of Dave Barbor playing his guitar and Peggy Lee behind him fixing his collar while she sings. Both are smiling.
Peggy gets all the fun.

Coffeetime, April 19, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley (5066) / Love for Sale / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Tan Gaugin / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / My Blue Heaven / Bluebird / 4.28.40
New Cumberland Dance Orchestra / I Idolize My Baby’s Eyes / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly 
Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) / Bad Dream Blues / King / 1948
Toni Harper / Toni / Love for Sale / Verve / LA 12.29.55

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Born to Be Blue / Prestige / 5.18.60
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Black Coffee / Prestige / 10.21.66
Lonnie Simmons / I Can’t Get Started / Parrot / Chicago 1954 / celeste!
Buster Crabbe & Betty Grable / Sweetheart Time / soundtrack, Paramount movie Thrill of a Lifetime / Hollywood 1937 
Liz Tilton / Comin’ Thru the Rye / radio, AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / with Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra and master of ceremonies Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman
T-Bone Walker / I’m Still in Love with You / Rhumboogie / Chicago prob. 5.45 / with Marl & his Orchestra 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Life Is So Peculiar / Decca / 8.23.50 / with Louis Armstrong

set 3
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / Watermelon Man / Blue Note / 5.28.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / Blue Room / Everest / 1960 
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Let’s Jump / Musicraft / 10.23.45
The Charioteers / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Columbia / 7.20.39
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / You’re Blasé / Musicraft / 6.14.46 / vocal = Sarah Vaughan
Joe Mooney / Crazy She Calls Me / Carousel / 5.26.51 / Mooney hammond org, Bucky Pizzarelli g, Bob Carter b

set 4
Chico Hamilton / South Pacific in Hi-Fi / Honey Bun / Pacific Jazz / LA 1958
Victor Feldman / The Arrival of Victor Feldman / S’posin / Contemporary / LA 1.21, 22.58
Kay Starr / Stormy Weather / Lamplighter / 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
King Cole Trio / I’m a Little Ashamed / Capitol / Hollywood 8.28.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / Talk to Me Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 7.1.64 
The Bailey Gospel Singers / Jesus Is the Searchlight / Okeh / 1.27.51

last soulful song
The Shirelles / His Lips Get in the Way / Scepter / 1964
Maxine Brown / Oh No Not My Baby / Wand / 1964

Friday, April 12, 2024

Playlist of Dreams: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 138

Close up of Ella Fitzgerald singing on a Swedish TV show in 1963. Her eyes are closed as she sings.
Ella wowing the Swedes.

Coffeetime, April 12, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Julian Priester / Spiritsville / Excursion / Jazzland / 7.12.60 
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin’ Blue / Very Frank / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1.10.61 
Clark Terry / Clark Terry / Kitten / EmArcy / 1.3-4.55 
Kansas City Seven / Harmony Blues / Decca / 11.18.40 
Bennie Krueger & his Orchestra / Same Old Moon / Brunswick / 3.11.31 / vocal = Paul Small
Jesse Price & his Blues Band / Frettin’ for Some Pettin’ / Capitol / LA 10.46 
Ella Fitzgerald / Like Someone in Love / You’re Blasé / Verve / Hollywood 10.15.57 

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

set 2
Doug Watkins / Watkins at Large / Tracey aka Panonica / Transition / 12.8.56 
Dick Twardzik / Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik / ’Round About Midnight / Pacific Jazz / Paris 10.27. 54 
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Irving Berlin Song Book / How Deep Is the Ocean / Verve / Chicago summer 1959 
California Ramblers aka Golden Gate Orchestra / Shake [That Thing] / Edison / 4.16.26 
Woody Herman & his Orchestra / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Decca / LA 9.10.41 / vocal = Herman & ensemble
Melvin Moore / I’m Still in Love with You / National / 1951 / composed by T-Bone Walker; orchestra arranged & conducted by Budd Johnson
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Bran’ New Dolly / RCA Victor / 4.11.49 / vocal = Bobby Troup
Fred MacMurray & Lesley Ann Warren / soundtrack: The Happiest Millionaire / What’s Wrong with That / Buena Vista / Hollywood 1967 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happiest_Millionaire

set 3
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Bennie Green / Hornful Of Soul / Catwalk / Bethlehem / 12.60 
Fats Navarro & his Bop Boys / Everything’s Cool, parts 1 & 2 / Savoy / 9.6.46 
Art Pallan & the Satisfiers / Land of Dreams / Abbey / 1951 / with Dick Jacob’s Orchestra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Pallan
The Cats ’n Jammer Three / I Cover the Waterfront / Mercury / Chicago 9.15.45 / Adam Lambert g 
Dick Haymes / Look at Me Now! / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Hollywood Records / Hollywood 1957 / with Cy Coleman p 

set 4
Victor Feldman / Vic Feldman on Vibes [Mallets a Fore Thought] / Evening in Paris / Mode / Hollywood 9.57 
Eddie South / Black Gypsy / Swing / Paris 1938
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Chubby Newsome / I’m Still in Love with You / Regal / New Orleans 12.19.49 / with Howard Bigg’s Orchestra
Bonnie Raitt / Bonnie Raitt / Since I Fell for You / Warner Brothers / Enchanted Island, Lake Minnetonka, MN 8.71 
Selah Jubilee Singers / The Downward Road Is Crowded / Decca / 6.23.49 

last soulful song
The Friends of Distinction / I Really Hope You Do / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1969 



Friday, April 05, 2024

Playlist Fantasie

Ricky Nelson and his band performing on the staircase in the Ozzie & Harriet TV house. The episode aired on January 14, 1959.
That staircase is dreamy….

Coffeetime, April 5, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame /Open Sesame / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Art Farmer / Farmer’s Market / Farmer’s Market / New Jazz / 11.23.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Phantom Fantasie / Victor / 3.6.34
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / You’re My Everything / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Pete Fylling
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / That’s Why We Can’t Agree / Transcription / Hollywood spring 1948
Etta Jones / Don’t Go to Strangers / Something to Remember You By / Prestige / 6.21.60

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

set 2
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / Shadowland / Riverside / 12.27.61
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Thanks for the Memory / Capitol / LA 3.14.56
Red Norvo / Red Plays the Blues / The Night Is Blue / RCA Victor / LA 1.18.57 / with Ben Webster ts
Billy Cotton & his Band / Why Did She Fall for the Leader of the Band? / Regal Zonophone / London 1.17.36 / vocal = Alan Breeze
The Four Clefs / When I’m Low I Get High / Bluebird [unissued] / Chicago 2.26.45
Doris Browne / Why Don’t You Love Me Now / Gotham [alternate take] / Philadelphia 6.53 / with Doc Bagby Band
Ricky Nelson / More Songs by Ricky / Make Believe / Imperial / LA 4.12.60

set 3
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Robbins’ Nest / Prestige / 10.19.61
Budd Johnson / Let’s Swing! / Uptown Manhattan / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Martha Raye / I’m Gonna Dance with a Dolly with a Hole in her Stocking / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
The Ravens / Get Wise Baby / National / 8.1.49 
Bobby Brookes / This Is the Night / If You Are But a Dream / RCA Victor / 1957

set 4
Jerry Dodgion / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Groove / Fantasy / San Francisco 8.55
Benny Carter / Aspects / I’ll Remember April / United Artists / LA late summer 1958
King Cole Trio / Dark Rapture / Standard Transcription / Hollywood c. 10.38 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b, all three on vocals with Oscar Moore probable lead vocal
Eddie Cantor / In My Arms / radio broadcast, Eddie Cantor show / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Peter Van Steeden’s Orchestra
Etta James / Tell It Like It Is / Chess / Chicago 12.71
Alphabetical Four / The Book of the Seven Seas / Decca / 1.25.40

last soulful song
Syl Johnson / Same Kind of Thing / Twinight / Detroit 1971