Friday, August 18, 2017

Playlisty Little Thingy

Ray Abrams/Jimmy Shirley sax battle! We all win!

Coffeetime, August 18, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Gillespie / Have Trumpet, Will Excite / St. Louis Blues / Verve / 2.17.59
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia / A Night in Tunisia / Blue Note / 5.31.56
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Swingy Little Thingy; Too Many Tears / radio transcription / 1934 / vocal = Skinnay Ennis
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Naggin’ Woman Blues / Black & White / LA 8.45 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / Do You Know Why? / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Someday My Prince Will Come / Love, I’ve Found You / Vee-Jay / 7.21.61
Joe Roland / Joe Roland / I Cover the Waterfront / Bethlehem / 3.17 & 18.55
Lee Konitz / Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh / I Can’t Get Started / Atlantic / 6.14.55
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Move Over / Victor / 10.7.41
Eddie Lang / April Kisses / Okeh / 4.1.27
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / It All Comes Back to Me Now / 1.28.41 / vocal = Perry Como
Chuck Willis / I Feel So Bad / Okeh / 9.17.53
Connie Francis / Where the Boys Are / MGM / Hollywood 1960

set 3
Gene Ammons / Boss Tenor / Blue Ammons  / Prestige / 6.16.60
Art Farmer / Meet the Jazztet / It Ain’t Necessarily So / Argo / 2.6, 9, 10.60
Ray Abrams & his Sextet / Sandy / Sittin’ In With / 1948
Basin Street Boys / Ain’t Got No Loot / Exclusive / Hollywood late 1946 / with Lucky Thompson & his Orchestra
Ella Mae Morse / Buzz Me / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee #155 / Hollywood 11.5.45 / with Sam Donahue Orch & Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / It Never Entered My Mind / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / RCA / 6.19.61
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Bernie’s Tune / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59
Benny Goodman / The Benny Goodman Trio Plays for the Fletcher Henderson Fund / After You’ve Gone / Columbia / live, WNEW 4.1.51
King Cole Trio / I’m Lost / Excelsior [Capitol] / LA 3.1.43
Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich / The Sounds of ’66 / What the World Needs Now Is Love / Reprise / 12.66
Soul Stirrers / I’m So Glad (Trouble Don’t Last Always) / Specialty / Hollywood 2.16.55

last soulful song
The Impressions / We’re a Winner / ABC-Paramount / Chicago 1967



Friday, August 11, 2017

(Love Is) The Tender Playlist

Gorgeous video, gorgeous song, gorgeous Esther!

Coffeetime, August 11, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Everywhere / Blue Note / 3.3.57
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / Star Eyes / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Duke Ellington & his Orchesstra / Creole Rhapsody, parts 1 & 2 / Brunswick / 1.20.31
Fred Astaire / The Half of It, Dearie, Blues / Columbia / London 4.20.26 / with George Gerswhin on piano
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / The Be-Bop Bounce / United Artist / spring 1946
June Christy & the Kentones / Make Love to Me / radio transcription / LA 12.13.45

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

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Clifford Brown / Easy Living / Blue Note / 8.28.53
King Cole Trio / I’m in the Mood for Love / McGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
The Redheads / Brown Sugar / Perfect / c. 9.26
Mildred Bailey / Summertime / radio broadcast, The Mildred Bailey Show (aka Music Till Midnight) / 10.20.44 / with Paul Baron & his Orchestra
The Five Breezes / Laundry Man / Bluebird / Chicago 11.15.40
Debbie Reynolds / (Love Is) The Tender Trap / MGM / Hollywood 1955

set 3
Dexter Gordon / Doin’ Allright / I Was Doing Allright / Blue Note / 5.6.61
Les Spann / Gemini / Stockholm Sweetnin’ / Jazzland / 12.16.60
James Moody’s Modernists aka James Moody & his Bop Men / Tin Tin Deo / Blue Note / 10.25.48 / vocal = Chano Pozo
The Dinning Sisters / Do You Love Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1946
Charlie Shavers Quintet / She’s Funny That Way / Vogue / 1945

set 4
Webster Young / For Lady / The Lady / Prestige / 6.14.57
Chico Hamilton / Jazz Swings Broadway / Show Me / World Pacific / LA 8.12.57
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
The Royal Jokers / She’s All Mine / Atco / 7.9.56
Esther Phillips / Fever / Atlantic / 1966
The Zion Travelers / I Want to Go to Heaven and Rest / Dooto / LA 1962

last soulful song
Pat Lundy / Prove It / DeLuxe / 1969

Friday, August 04, 2017

Time on My Hands (Playlist in My Arms)

Who you kidding? That girl would look at either of you guys!
Coffeetime, August 4, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ugetsu / One By One / Riverside / live, Birdland 6.16.63
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Originally / Lil’ T / Columbia / 6.25.56
Shep Fields & his New Music / Skylark / radio transcription / early 1940s
Meyer Davis & his Orchestra / Keep Young and Beautiful / Columbia / 11.23.33 / vocal = Charlotte Murray
The Flamingos / Someday, Someway / Chance / Chicago 1.28.53
Margie Anderson / The Blues / Come Rain or Come Shine / Roulette [Spin-O-Rama] / 1959

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

set 2
Jimmy Heath / Really Big! / Mona’s Mood / Riverside / 6.28.60
Kenny Burrell / If You Could See Me Now / Blue Note / live, Five Spot Café 8.26.59
Chet Baker / Chet / Time on My Hands (You in My Arms) / Riverside / 12.30.58
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Cecilia Mia / Decca / Paris 6.27.33 / “Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the 1920s and 1930s”
Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers / My Sugar Is So Refined / Capitol / Hollywood 5.26.46 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Tiny Bradshaw & his Orchestra / Snaggle Tooth Ruth / King / Cincinnati 9.28.50

set 3
Wynton Kelly / It’s All Right! / Kelly Roll / Verve / 3.19.64
John Lewis & Svend Asmussen / European Encounter / Valeria / Stockholm 7.2 & 3.62
Fats Navarro / The Fabulous Fats Navarro, vol 2 / Symphonette / Blue Note / 9.13.48
Delta Rhythm Boys / Conversation at Midnight / radio transcription / 1941
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Skylark / Okeh / 11.25.41 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Dick Haymes / Moondreams / Skylark / Capitol / Hollywood 4.56

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Four! / There Will Never Be Another You / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58
Zoot Sims All Stars with Kai Winding & Al Cohn / The Brothers / The Red Door / Prestige / 9.8.52
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Atco / 1961
Frank Sinatra / Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim / The Girl from Ipanema / Reprise / LA 1967 / duet with Jobim
Jubalaires / John Saw the Number / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Alexander O’Neal / Hearsay / Never Knew Love Like This / Tabu / 1987 / duet with Cherrelle



Friday, July 21, 2017

Does Your Playlist Beat for Me

Bird watches Hawk!

Coffeetime, July 21, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane / Mating Call / Super Jet / Prestige / 11.30.56
Miles Davis / ’Round About Midnight / Tadd’s Delight / Columbia / 6.5.56
Coleman Hawkins & his Sax Ensemble / Three Little Words / Keynote / 5.24.44
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / You’re My Everything / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Pete Fylling
Frank Haywood / Now or Never / Apollo [unissued] / 2.27.46 / with Monroe Tucker & his All Stars
Helen Humes / ’Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do / Stardust / Contemporary / LA 2.10.59

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

set 2
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Portrait of Cannonball / Straight Life / Riverside / 7.1.58
George Van Eps / Mellow Guitar / Lost Canyon / Columbia / LA 8.15.56
Charlie Ventura & his Orchestra / The Very Thought of You / RCA Victor / 7.20.50
Art Tatum Trio / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Comet / 5.1.44
Ruth Etting / Home / Romeo / Hollywood 12.11.31
Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys / Lil Liza Jane / Columbia / Hollywood 7.24.41/ vocal = Tommy Duncan
Bobby “Blue” Bland / No Blow, No Show / Duke / Houston 1952

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Rough ’N’ Tumble / Walk On By / Blue Note / 7.1.66
Dizzy Gillespie / Something Old, Something New / Good Bait / Philips / 4.25.63
Tadd Dameron / The Tadd Dameron Band / Good Bait / Jazzland / live, Royal Roost 1948
Russ Morgan & his Orchestra / Does Your Heart Beat for Me (theme); You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby / radio transcription / 1938
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Charlie Ventura / East of Suez / Baby, Baby All the Time / Regent / 1949 / vocal = Buddy Stewart

set 4
Art Pepper / Summertime / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57
Paul Smith / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / C’est la vie / Tampa / Hollywood 11.13.53
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
Slim & Slam / Sweet Safronia / Vocalion / 11.9.38
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé's California Suite / They Go to San Diego / Bethlehem / LA 3.7.57 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Marty Paich
The Hightower Brothers / He’s a Warrior (Battleax) / Nashboro [unreleased] / early 1960s

last soulful song
The Festivals / You’ve Got the Makings of a Lover / Smash / 1967


Friday, July 14, 2017

That's My Play-Play-Playlist

…and handsome, too!
Coffeetime, July 14, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / The Rumproller / Desert Moonlight / Blue Note / 4.21.65
Max Roach / The Max Roach Quartet featuring Hank Mobley / Just One of Those Things / Debut / 4.21.53
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Slow Freight / Vocalion / 1.30.40
Waring’s Pennsylvanians / The Little White House (At the End of Honeymoon Lane) / Victor / 10.29.26 / vocal = Tom Waring
Amos Milburn & his Aladdin Chicken-Shackers / Tell Me How Long Has the Train Been Gone / Aladdin / LA 1.4.50
Buddy Collette / Detour Ahead / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962 / vocal = Irene Kral

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Miles Davis / Seven Steps to Heaven / I Fall in Love Too Easily / Columbia / Hollywood 4.16-17.63
Stéphane Grappelli / Dans la vie / Barclay / Paris 2.6.56
Queen’s Dance Orchestra / Drifting Along with the Tide / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 2.13.22
The Happiness Boys / That’s My Hap-Hap-Happiness / Victor / 2.23.27
Hoagy Carmichael / I Get Along without You Very Well / private recordings / Hoagy’s home, Long Island 1939-1951 (unknown date)
Les Blue Stars / Octuor / La légende du pays des oiseaux (Lullaby of Birdland) / Barclay / Paris 11.54

set 3
Harold Mabern / Workin’ & Wailin’ / Blues for Phineas / Prestige / 6.30.69
Wardell Gray / The Squirrel / Bob Andrews Archive (personal recording) [Xanadu] / live, The Haig, Hollywood 9.9.52
Connee Boswell / Under a Blanket of Blue / Brunswick / LA 6.10.33 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Savannah Churchill & The Four Tunes / The Best of Friends / Columbia / 12.48
Clyde McPhatter / May I Sing for You? / These Foolish Things / Mercury Wing / 1962

set 4
Bobby Scott / Bobby Scott and Two Horns / Theme III / ABC-Paramount / 10.56
Art Tatum Trio / I Know That You Know / Comet / 5.1.44
King Cole Trio / I’m Through with Love / radio broadcast / live, Circle Room, Hotel LaSalle, Milwaukee 9.21.46
Brenda & the Tabulations / Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me? / Top and Bottom Records / 1970
The Pilgrim Travelers / After While / Specialty [unissued alt take] / Hollywood 8.2.55

last soulful song
Tom Jones / A-Tom-ic Jones / In a Woman’s Eyes / Decca [Parrot] / London 1966

Friday, July 07, 2017

Playlist of the Infidels

Daydreaming with Brenda

Coffeetime, July 7, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / The Cooker / Just One of Those Things / Blue Note / 9.29.57
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley (1560) / Dance of the Infidels / Blue Note / 4.21.57
Benny Goodman Sextet / Gone with What Draft / Columbia / 1.15.41
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / You Ought to See Sally on Sunday / HMV / London / 12.20.35 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Honeysuckle Rose / Decca / 10.14.39
Dakota Staton / The Late, Late, Show / What Do You See in Her? / Capitol / LA 1957

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

set 2
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / Everything Happens to Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.16.58
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Flute in “D” / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Charlie Parker / Charlie Parker with Strings / I’m in the Mood for Love / Clef / 7.5.50
Frankie Newton Quintet / Daybreak Blues / Blue Note / 4.7.39
Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell / Everything Happens to Me / radio broadcast, Kraft Music Hall / Hollywood 5.1.41
Annie Laurie / Baby What’s New? / Regal / 9.49
Nat “King” Cole / Just One of Those Things / The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On) / Capitol / Hollywood summer 1957

set 3
Ike Quebec / Everything Happens to Me / Blue Note / 9.25.60
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Blue Samba / Blue Note / 10.5.62
Erskine Butterfield / Saturday Night Twist / Joe Davis / 8.17.44
Mildred Bailey / Summertime / Majestic / 12.30.45
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / You Didn’t Want My Love / RPM / LA 1951
Matt Dennis / Give Her a Kiss [She Dances Overhead] / This Funny World / RCA / 1955

set 4
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Jordu / Atlantic / 8.17.55
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Zan / Contemporary / LA 4.17.56
Jones-Smith, Incorporated [aka Count Basie’s Blue Five] / Lady Be Good / Vocalion [Columbia] / Chicago 10.9.36
Charles Trenet / Morceaux Choisis L’Auteur / Le Piano de la Plage / Pathé-Marconi / Paris 1959
Dinah Washington / The Late, Late Show [Tops in Pops] / I Don’t Hurt Anymore / Mercury (Wing) / LA 8.3.54 / with Hal Mooney & his Orchestra
Highway QC’s / Every Man, Woman and Child / Vee Jay / Chicago 5.22.55

last soulful song
Brenda & the Tabulations / Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me? / Top and Bottom Records / 1970

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cover Me up with Sunshine (And Feather My Playlist with Love)

Johnny Griffin & Kenny Clarke go Italian

Coffeetime, June 30, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Goin’ Up Up Up / Karioka / Blue Note / 11.6.60
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2: A Blowing Session / Ball Bearing / Blue Note / 4.6.57
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / A Mellow Bit of Rhythm / Decca / 7.26.37
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Cover Me up with Sunshine (And Feather My Nest with Love) / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Eddie Williams & his Brown Buddies / Houston Jump / Swingtime (Supreme) / LA 1947
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / God Bless the Child / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

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

set 2
Sonny Stitt / Burnin’ / Easy Living / Argo / Chicago 1960
Mal Waldron / The Quest / Duquility / New Jazz / 6.27.61
Tommy Flanagan / Overseas / Delarna [alt take 2] / Prestige / Stockholm 8.15.57
“King” Bennie Nawahi / Black Boy Blues / 1929
Dolly Dawn & her Dawn Patrol / Robins and Roses / Bluebird / 4.24.36
Marl Young & his Orchestra / Sail On Boogie / Rhumboogie / Chicago possibly May 1945 / featuring T-Bone Walker vocal & guitar
Big Maybelle / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Savoy / 3.16.59
Unknown Chorus / Walt Disney Presents Swamp Fox / Johnny Tremain / Disneyland / Hollywood 1959

set 3
The Latin Jazz Quartet & Eric Dolphy / Caribé / Spring Is Here / New Jazz  / 8.19.60
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Quartet / Hot Sausage / Riverside / 2.58
Jimmy Forrest / Night Train / United / 7.12.51
John Kirby & his Orchestra / As the Tide Was Flowing In / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Ravens / Tea for Two / National [unissued] / c. 1949
Al Hibbler / Duke Ellington Presents Al Hibbler / You Don’t Love Me No More / RCA Victor / 7.10.46

set 4
Cal Tjader / Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen / The Man that Got Away / Fantasy / San Francisco 1961
Quincy Jones / Harry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! / Room 608 / EmArcy / Stockholm 2.14.58
Fats Waller / Numb Fumblin’ / Victor / 3.1.29
King Cole Trio / After Midnight / You’re Looking at Me / Capitol / Hollywood 9.14.56 / with Willie Smith on alto
Peters Sisters / The Terrific Peters Sisters / Who Stole the Jam / Columbia / 1961
Echoes of Zion / Keep Still / Gerald [Modern] / Atlanta 1950

last soulful song
Little Johnny Truitt / Just the Other Day / A-Bet / Nashville 1968