Friday, May 18, 2018

Let's Have a Natural Playlist!

He's got his name on his pretty guitar!
Coffeetime, May 18, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Another Night at Birdland / JAMPH / Roost / live, Birdland 4.10.57
Lou Donaldson / Roccus / Blue Note / 6.20.52
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Hallelujah! / Columbia 9.12.39
Russ Columbo / Guilty / Victor / 9.3.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Luther Henderson & his Orchestra / Overwork Blues / Victor / 10.8.47 / vocal = Etta Jones
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / Shangri-La / Atlantic / live at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper, LA 1970

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Young and Foolish / Riverside / 12.15.58
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / I Should Care / Epic / 7.13.61
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / But Beautiful / Riverside / 5.21.57
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Idolizing / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Annisteen Allen & her Home Town Boys / She Lost her Re-Bop / Queen / Cincinnati c. 4.46 / vocal with Bullmoose Jackson & ensemble
Albert King / The Big Blues / Let’s Have a Natural Ball! / Bobbin / 1960

set 3
The Montgomery Brothers / Groove Yard / Back to Back / Riverside / 1.3.61
Lester Young / Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #1 / Ad Lib Blues / Norgran / 11.28.52
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / A-Tisket, A-Tasket / Brunswick / 7.29.38 / vocal = Nan Wynn
The Syncopaters / River Stay Away from My Door / National / 10.49
Nat King Cole & his Trio / After Midnight / Sweet Lorraine / Capitol / Hollywood 8.15.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Flute Diet / EmArcy / LA 3.5 & 7.58
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Fascinating Rhythm / Contemporary / 8.6.56
Larry Adler / Lover, Come Back to Me / Columbia / Paris 5.31.38
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Simple and Sweet / Decca / 9.27.36 / vocal = Perry Como
King Cole Swingsters / Sentimental Blue / Keystone / Hollywood 7.22.40 / vocal = Maxine Johnson
Thurston Harris / Tell Me So / Aladdin [unissued] / Hollywood 5.29.58
Anita Gillette & Frank Gorshin / Jimmy [Original Broadway Cast Recording] / That Old Familiar Ring / RCA Victor / 1969
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / If I Had My Way / Bluebird / Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Friends of Distinction / Check It Out / RCA / 1971



Friday, May 11, 2018

The Silver-Masked Playlist

Work of ART!: Little Milton on The! Beat!!! in 1966

Coffeetime, May 11, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / A Caddy for Daddy / 3rd Time Around / Blue Note / 12.18.65
Bill English / Bill English / 7th Avenue Bill / Vanguard / 1963
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Warmin’ Up / Brunswick / Chicago 5.14.36
B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra / Moonbeam: Kiss Her for Me / Victor / 1.6.27 / vocal = The Silver-Masked Tenor [Joseph M. White]
Bette McLaurin / Ol’ Man River / Jubilee / 1954 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra
Nancy Wilson / Naturally / I Wish I Didn’t Love You So / Capitol / Hollywood 1966

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell / Men at Work / I’m a Fool to Want You / Cadet / live, The Village Vanguard 1966
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Seldon Powell / Sextet / I’ll Close My Eyes / Roost / 1956
Frankie Newton & Orchestra / Minor Jive / Victor / 1.13.39
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Three Little Words / Victor / Hollywood 8.26.30 / with The Rhythm Boys
Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Zaz Zuh Zaz / Victor / 11.2.33
Amos Milburn / Two Years of Torture / Aladdin / LA 5.18.50
Kay Starr / Movin’ On Broadway! / You’re Just in Love / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

set 3
Hank Mobley / Reach Out! / Up Over and Out / Blue Note / 1.19.68
Leo Wright / Suddenly the Blues / Willow Weep for Me / Atlantic / 4.23.62
Howard McGhee / Merry Lee / Vitacoustic [Savoy] / Chicago late 12.47
Teddy Wilson Quintet / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Musicraft / 12.18.44 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The 5 Red Caps / I’m Crazy ’Bout You / Beacon / LA 3.44
Lionel Hampton / You Better Know It!!! / Vibraphone Blues / Impulse! / 10.26, 29.64

set 4
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / Flyin’ Colors / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
Flip Phillips / Flip Phillips – Buddy Rich Trio / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Clef / 12.14.52
Mildred Bailey / All the Things You Are / Vocalion / 11.30.39
Valerie Carr / Ev’ry Hour Ev’ry Day of My Life / While We’re Young / Roulette / 1959
Little Milton / Sacrifice / Checker / Chicago 3.26.64
Echoes of Zion / Evening Sun / Gerald [Modern] / Atlanta 1950

last soulful song
The Sapphires / Gonna Be a Big Thing / ABC-Paramount / 1965


Friday, May 04, 2018

A Sinner Kissed a Playlist

Rick's on drums! (Harriet & Ozzie sing “Mandy.”)

Coffeetime, May 4, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Armando Peraza Septet / The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Wee Tina / Warwick / spring 1960
Yusef Lateef / Tracks in the Sand soundtrack / Cha Cha / 3.62
Young Men from Memphis / Down Home Reunion / Blue ‘N’ Boogie / United Artists / 4.15.59
Danny Polo & his Swing Stars / Polo-naise / Decca / Paris 1.30.39
The Revelers / Hallelujah! / Victor / 4.25.27
Red Callender Trio / Red Light / Black & White / LA 6.46
Ethel Waters / The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters / Suppertime / Mercury / 1954

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / I Cover the Waterfront / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Mal Waldron / Impressions / All the Way / New Jazz / 3.20.59
Wardell Gray / A Sinner Kissed an Angel / Prestige / Detroit 4.25.50
J. C. Cobb & his Grains of Corn / Don’t Cry, Honey / Brunswick / Chicago / 2.7.29 / vocal = J. C. Cobb
Una Mae Carlisle / Don’t Try Your Jive on Me / Vocalion / London 5.20.38
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / So Many Beautiful Men (So Little Time) / EmArcy / 4.21.55

set 3
Cedar Walton / Cedar! / Twilight Waltz / Prestige / 7.10.67
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Moods / Metaphor / Savoy / 4.6.57
Charlie Parker / Donna Lee [take 4] / Savoy / 5.8.47
Delta Rhythm Boys / Hey John (Keep Your Glasses On) / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1.30.47 / with Lowell Martin’s Orchestra
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Don’t Cry, Cry Baby / Decca / 4.28.49
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / Penthouse Serenade / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Hampton Hawes / All Night Session! 2 / Will You Still Be Mine / LA overnight 11.12.56
Stan Getz / Tootsie Roll / Royal Roost / 12.10.50
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Haydn Gets Hep / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Am I Gonna Have Trouble with You? / radio transcription / Hollywood 1936 / duet with Harriet Hilliard
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Don’t Dream of Anybody but Me / Atco / 5.12.59
Bill Landford & the Landfordaires / Troubled, Lord I’m Troubled / Columbia / 12.49

last soulful song
Deena Johnson / I’m a Sad Girl / Simpson Records / 1966


Friday, April 27, 2018

Playlist en ré majeur

More Lani…always!

Coffeetime, April 20, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Blue Spring / Spring Cannon / Riverside / 1.20.59
The Jazz Messengers / Lady Bird / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55
Metronome All-Star Band / One O’Clock Jump / Victor / 1.16.41
Annette Hanshaw / Would You Like To Take A Walk? / Harmony / 1.20.31
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Your Socks Don’t Match / Decca / Hollywood 7.26.44
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella and Her Fellas / Would You Like to Take a Walk (Sump’n Good’ll Come from That) / Decca / Hollywood 1951 / duet with Louis Armstrong; with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Three Blind Mice / Blue Moon / United Artists / live, Renaissance Club, Hollywood 3.62
Stephane Grappelli / Slow en ré majeur (I’ll Be Around) / Barclay [unissued] / Paris 2.14.56
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / How Deep Is the Ocean / Signature / 12.8.43
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Manhattan Rag / Columbia / 10.10.29
Cleo Brown / My Handy Andy / Hollywood Hot Shots / Hollywood circa 12.36
Hot Lips Page Trio / Evil Man’s Blues / Bluebird / 12.10.40 / vocal = Teddy Bunn
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / I Love You / RCA / LA 1957

set 3
John Coltrane / Dakar / Route 4 / Prestige / 4.20.57
Lars Gullin / Lars Gullin Quartet / Circus / EmArcy / Mariehäll, Sweden 5.25.54
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Out of My Way / Swing / 8.23.46 / vocal = Sid Catlett
The Ravens / You Foolish Thing / Okeh / 3.29.51
Yves Montand / Yves & his Songs of Paris / La ballade de Paris / Odeon [Monitor] / France 1954 / with orchestra conducted by Bob Castella

set 4
Leroy Vinnegar / Leroy Walks! / Would You Like to Take a Walk / Contemporary / LA 9.23.57
King Cole Trio / Rex Rhumba / Capitol / Hollywood 3.20.46
King Cole Trio / When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Fool on the Hill / Upa, Neguinho / A&M / Hollywood 1968
Southern Sons / I’m Free at Last / Victor / 8.28.42

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Baby You Got It / Two Time Loser / Double Shot / Hollywood 1967



Friday, April 20, 2018

I Guess I’ll Hang My Playlist Out to Dry

Don't be discouraged.
Coffeetime, April 20, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Wayne Shorter / Introducing Wayne Shorter / Black Diamond / Vee Jay / 9.9.59
Horace Silver / The Stylings of Silver / No Smokin’ / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Lonesome Nights / Okeh / 10.16.33
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Sunny Disposish / Victor / 2.3.27 / vocal = The Revelers (Lewis James, Charles Harrison, Elliott Shaw, Wilfred Glenn)
Mabel Scott / Baseball Boogie / King / Cincinnati 3.25.50
Sarah Vaughan / Sarah Sings Soulfully / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dryo / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Cannonball Adderley / Takes Charge / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Riverside / 4.12.59
Donald Byrd / Royal Flush / I’m a Fool to Want You / Blue Note / 9.21.61
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Solitude / Columbia / 9.11.34
King Bennie Nawahi / My Girl from the South Sea Isles / Columbia / 1928
Baby Rose Marie & his Orchestra (The Seven Year Old Radio Star) / Take a Picture of the Moon / Victor / 3.10.32
Annisteen Allen & her Home Town Boys / I Want a Man (Who’s Gonna Do Right) / Queen / 12.20.45
Tom Jones / Live in Las Vegas / Help Yourself / Parrot / Las Vegas 1969

set 3
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Blue Prelude / Prestige / 4.10.62
Tony Aless / Tony Aless and His Long Island Suite / Aqueduct / Roost / 7.55
Charlie Parker / Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter / I Get a Kick Out of You / Verve / 3.31.54
Melody Masters / Fox and the Crow / Apollo / 1948
Ella Mae Morse / Rip Van Winkle / Capitol / Hollywood 9.25.45
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / The Thrill Is Gone / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)

set 4
Stu Williamson / Jazz Swings Broadway / Independent / World Pacific/Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.12.57
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Three and One / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith’s Sensational Trio (Formerly Rambler Trio) / No O’Clock Jump / Super Disc / 1947
T-Bone Walker / Hometown Blues / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 12.16.47 / interview from 1961 with T-Bone
José Feliciano / And the Feeling’s Good / Chico and the Man (Main Theme) / RCA / LA 1974
The Gable-Aires / I’m Saved and I Know It! / Move Upstairs / Battle / Chicago 9.26.63

last soulful song
The Manhattans / I’m the One Love Forgot / Carnival / 1965

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dancing on the Playlist

Recitationtime!

Coffeetime, April 13, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Cherokee / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Cy Coleman / Flower Drum Song / Grant Avenue / Westminster / 1959
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Pastel Blue / Bluebird / 3.12.39
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / I Don’t Want to Be President / Columbia / 6.28.35
The Treniers / Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) / Okeh / 7.15.54 / with Willie Mays of the New York Giants
Kay Starr / Movin’ / I Cover the Waterfront / Capitol / Hollywood 1959 / with orchestra conducted by Van Alexander

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

set 2
Gene Ammons / The Big Sound / That’s All / Prestige / 1.3.58
Walter Barnes & his Royal Creolians / My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise) / Brunswick / Chicago 12.14.28
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain du Melody’s Bar / Marta / Columbia / Paris 1932
Cats & the Fiddle / Blue Skies / Bluebird / 10.41
Ann Sothern / Sothern Exposure / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Tops / LA 1947

set 3
John Lewis / The Wonderful World of Jazz / If You Could See Me Now / Atlantic [unissued] / 9.9.60
Eddie Davis & his Orchestra / Happy Birthday / Sittin’ in With / 1948
Harry James & his Orchestra / Melancholy Mood / Brunswick [unissued alt take] / 7.13.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
Ink Spots / Address Unknown / Decca / 8.17.39
Matt Dennis / She Dances Overhead / Dancing on the Ceiling / RCA / 1955

set 4
Richie Kamuca / When Day Is Done / Concord / 1977
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / I Dig Ed / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
Ray Abrams & his Sextet / Tami’s Blues / Sittin’ in With / 1948
Ernie Morris / In the Mood / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43 / intro by Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Sophie Tucker / Life Begins at Forty / Columbia / London 11.18.36 / with Ted Shapiro on piano, a “musical monologue”
Dinah Washington / Walking Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Teach Me (How to Love You) / Duke / Houston 1957
Selah Jubilee Singers / What a Time / Decca / 2.21.41

last soulful song
The Artistics / Get My Hands on Some Lovin’ / Okeh / Chicago 1.7.64

Friday, April 06, 2018

In My Own Little Playlist

The line on Doris Day is that she’s great! Happy 96th Birthday!

Coffeetime, April 6, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / City Lights / City Lights / Blue Note / 8.25.57
Tadd Dameron Orchestra / Clifford Brown Memorial / Philly J.J. / Prestige / 6.11.53
The Bechet-Spanier Big Four / That’s A Plenty / HRS / 4.6.40
Cass Hagan & his Park Central Hotel Orchestra / The Varsity Drag / Columbia / 9.2.27 / vocal = Franklyn Bauer, Lewis James, Elliot Shaw
Johnny Otis Band / Mistrustin’ Blues / Savoy / 8.12.50 / vocals = Little Esther & Mel Walker
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone / Columbia / Hollywood 12.4.50 / Frank Comstock & Orchestra

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

set 2
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / I Remember Clifford / Candid / 9.27.60
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Lover Man / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Paul Baron & his Orchestra / The Man I Love / Mildred Bailey’s Music Till Midnight, CBS radio / 8.18.44
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / My Kinda Love / Okeh / 1.26.29 / vocal = Bing Crosby
Mildred Bailey / I’ll Never Be the Same / Mildred Bailey’s Music Till Midnight, CBS radio / 8.18.44
Sammy Davis Jr. / Sammy’s Back on Broadway / A Room Without Windows / Reprise / Hollywood 4.13.65

set 3
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin’ / Jones Bones / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Blossom Dearie / Jazz Sweet / Down the Depths of the 90th Floor / Barclay / Paris 1955
Charlie Parker / Crazeology / Dial / 11.17.47
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else / Capitol / 6.27.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers
Deep River Boys / Wrapped Up in a Dream / RCA Victor / 2.49
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / Once in a While / London [Decca] / London 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Bill Holman – Mel Lewis Quintet / Jive for Five / The Beat Generation / Andex / Hollywood 6.6.58
Howard McGhee / St. Louis Blues / Regent / Somewhere in the south Pacific late 1951
The Four Aces / I’ll Never Let You Go Again / Trilon / San Francisco 7.47
Lesley Ann Warren / In My Own Little Corner / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64; premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65
Thomas Bailey / Just Won’t Move / Federal / Nashville 1970
The Chosen Gospel Singers / On the Main Line / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
The Fascinations / Trusting in You / Mayfield [unissued] / 1967