Friday, February 17, 2017

Waiting for the Playlist to Come In

Sam, you do sing so handsomely!

Coffeetime, February 17, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Reece / Star Bright / A Variation on Monk / Blue Note / 11.19.59
Lee Morgan / Introducing Lee Morgan / Bet / Savoy / 11.5.56
The Comedian Harmonists / Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear / Odeon / Berlin 1932
Walter Brown / Let’s Love Awhile / Capitol / LA 7.50 / Jay McShann’s Kaycee Stompers
Billie Holiday / Songs for Distingué Lovers / One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Verve / LA 1.8.57

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

set 2
Charles McPherson / Bebop Revisited! / Embraceable You / Prestige / 11.20.64
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Azure-té / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Strange / Capitol / 1958
Bing Crosby / After Sundown / Brunswick / Hollywood 9.27.33 / with Lennie Hayton’s Orchestra
Doris Day / Tea for Two [10 inch EP “Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production”] / Tea for Two / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra, Gene Nelson (“dance effects & songs”), the Ken Lane Singers, & the Page Cavanaugh Trio
Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones & his Playboys / New Arrival / Imperial / 1947

set 3
Charles McPherson / The Quintet/Live! / Here’s That Rainy Day / Prestige / live at The Five Spot 10.13.66
Lee Morgan / Tom Cat / Twice Around / Blue Note / 8.11.64
The Mills Brothers / Dinah / Brunswick / 12.16.32 / with Bing Crosby
Martha Raye, Private Murray McEachern, Gene Krupa, & the Mel-Tones / Blue Skies / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944
Sam Cooke / Encore / When I Fall in Love / Keen / LA 1958 / with Bumps Blackwell Orchestra

set 4
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / Bloke’s Blues / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Lee Konitz / Konitz Meets Mulligan / Too Marvelous for Words / Pacific Jazz / live at The Haig, Hollywood 1.53
Les Paul Trio / If I Love Again / V-Disc 572B / mid-1940s
Peggy Lee / Waiting for the Train to Come In / Capitol / Hollywood 7.30.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
Marlene Dietrich / Dietrich in London / I Wish You Love / Columbia / Queen’s Theatre, London 12.12.64
Golden Gate Quartet / Take Your Burdens to God / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.24.38

last soulful song
Little Johnny Truitt / Don’t Let Me Be a Cryin’ Man / A-Bet / Crowley, Louisiana (?) 1966

Friday, February 03, 2017

Lonesome Playlist

Dreaming with Dinah…
Coffeetime, February 3, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Live at The Jazz Corner of the World, vol 2 / M & M / Blue Note / 4.15.59
Bill English / Bill English / 222 / Vanguard / 1963
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Let’s Go Home / Columbia / 4.24.41
Annette Hanshaw / Moon Song (That Wasn’t Meant for Me) / Banner / 1.25.33
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Hurry, Hurry / Decca / 5.26.44 / vocal = Wynonie Harris
Dinah Washington / Our Love Is Here to Stay / EmArcy / early spring 1954

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / Blue Hour / Since I Fell for You / Blue Note / 12.16.60
Bob Enevoldsen / Smorgasbord / Mr. Know-It-All / Liberty / Hollywood 11.25, 29.55
Joe Newman / All I Want to Do Is Swing / Leonice / RCA Victor / 2.8.55
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / The Wild Dog / Okeh / 3.28.28
Boswell Sisters / Gee, But I’d Like to Make You Happy / Okeh / LA 10.3.30 / on label as The Three Boswell Sisters
Roy Brown & his Mighty-Mighty Men / Lonesome Lover / King / Cincinnati 9.27.51
Frankie Laine / Mr. Rhythm / Some Day, Sweetheart / Columbia / 1951 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra

set 3
Yusef Lateef / The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef / Salt Water Blues / Riverside / 5.9.60
Earl Anderza / Joe and I / Pacific Jazz / LA 6.30.63
Tadd Dameron Band / Ep-Bop / transcriptions [Jazzland] / live Royal Roost 1948
Connee Boswell / Stormy Weather / Decca / LA 8.7.41 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Varsity / 12.47
Jean Sablon / Ciel de Paris / HMV/Pathé Marconi / Paris early 1960s

set 4
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet / Roulette / Tampa/Skylark / Hollywood 1954
Tal Farlow / Tal / How About You / Verve / 1956
Helen Forrest / Everybody Knew but Me / Decca / Hollywood 11.19.45 / with Les Paul & his Trio
Jerry Butler / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Vee-Jay / 1965
Dixie Nightingales / Forgive These Fools / Chalice / Memphis / 1966

last soulful song
Dee Dee Warwick / I’m Gonna Make You Love Me / Mercury / 10.66

Friday, January 27, 2017

Lady Windermere's Playlist

Thank you!
Coffeetime, January 27, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Far Away Lands / Far Away Lands / Blue Note / 5.26.67
Art Farmer / Septet / Up in Quincy’s Room / Prestige / 7.2.53
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / Things Are Looking Up / Keynote / 8.9.46
Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra / San / Victor / 1.12.28
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / Wagon Wheels / HMV / London 2.21.34 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Mr. Google Eyes August [Joseph August] / Play the Game / Duke / LA 1953 / with Johnny Otis Band
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
Dexter Gordon / Landslide / Love Locked Out / Blue Note / 5.5.62
Junior Cook / Junior’s Cookin’ / Easy Living / Jazzland / 12.4.61
Sandy Williams’ Big Eight / Mountain Air / HRS / 11.5.45
Martha Raye / Honeysuckle Rose / AFRS Swingtime / Hollywood 1944
Eddie Cantor / The Eddie Cantor Story soundtrack [Warner Brothers] / Makin’ Whoopee / Capitol / Hollywood 12.25.53
B.B. King / Eyesight to the Blind / Kent / LA 1965
Ruby & the Romantics / Young Wings Can Fly / Kapp / 1968

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Caravan / Sweet ’n’ Sour / Riverside / 10.23 & 24.62
Barry Harris / Breaking It Up / Stranger in Paradise / Argo / Chicago 7.31.58
Preston Love Orchestra / Jumping for Charles / Spin / LA 1952
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / Something Sentimental / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Jo Anne Ryan
The Four Tunes / My Last Affair / RCA Victor / 6.49
Little Willie John / No More Life / King / Cincinnati 1958

set 4
Herbie Harper / Bethlehem’s Best [Herbie Harper] / Angus / Bethlehem / LA 1.25.55
Bobby Jaspar / Up in Quincy’s Room / Vogue / Paris 11.3.52
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Lady Windermere’s Fan / Decca / 12.30.47
Lavern Baker / See See Rider / Atlantic / 9.26.62
Antonio Carlos Jobim / The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Por Toda A Mimha Vida / Warner Brothers / LA 1965 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
Sonny Curtis / The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song, Love Is All Around / 1970
The Four Internes / I Go to Jesus / King / Cincinnati 11.53

last soulful song
Syreeta / Syreeta / I Love Every Little Thing About You / Mowest / LA 1972

Friday, January 20, 2017

Could You Please Oblige Us With a Playlist

Oh Sammy, tell us why we should smile…

Coffeetime, January 20, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / Soul Junction / Hallelujah / Prestige / 11.15.57
Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman / Three Trumpets / Who’s Who / Prestige / 1.26.57
Hubert Rostaing – Aimé Barelli et Leur Orchestre / Indécision / Swing / Paris 10.22.40
Noel Coward / Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun? / HMV / London 7.28.41
Miss Rhapsody [Viola Wells] / The Night Before Judgement Day / Savoy / 5.15.45 / duet with Harold Underhill
Judy Holliday / Holliday with Mulligan / The Party’s Over / Verve / 4.12.61

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

set 2
Red Garland / Prestige Moodsville, Volume 1 / We’ll Be Together Again / 12.11.59 / with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
Rene Thomas / Guitar Groove / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Jazzland / 9.7-8.60
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / Liza / Victor / 8.1.35
Don Barreto  et son Orchestre Cubain / Triguenita (Brito) / Decca / Paris 6.27.33 / “Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the 1920s and 1930s”
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Etta James / Seven Day Fool / Argo / Chicago 9.60

set 3
Sandy Mosse / ‘Relaxin’ with … Sandy Mosse / Birks Works / Argo / Chicago 9.5.58
Dizzy Gillespie / Dizzy Atmosphere / Musicraft / prob 2.28.45
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Chillun, Get Up / Victor / 1.26.34 / vocal = Henry Wells & Trio
Charioteers / So Long / radio transcription / 1942
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra / He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped / Musicraft / 7.9.46 / vocal = Alice Roberts
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / The Party’s Over / Reprise / Hollywood 7.19.61 / with Marty Paich & his Orchestra

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Mexican Passport / Contemporary / LA 8.2.55
Shorty Rogers & André Previn / Collaboration / Call for Cole / RCA Victor / 3.30.54
Frank Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) / V-Disc 262-A, CBS radio broadcast, “The Vimms Vitamins Show” / 5.24.44 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Colemans / I Don’t Mind Being All Alone / Regal / 1950
The Ravens / The House I Live In / National / 1.27.49
The Staple Singers / Pray On / Vee-Jay / 1960

last soulful song
Stevie Wonder / Signed, Sealed, & Delivered / Heaven Help Us All / Tamla / 1970

Friday, January 13, 2017

She's a New Kind of Old Fashioned Girl Playlist

Handsome, talented, and snappy. xo!

Coffeetime, January 13, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Undercurrent / Blue Note / 12.11.60
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Cannonball / Caribbean Cutie / Savoy / 7.14.55
The Jungle Band / Doin’ the Voom Voom / Brunswick / 1.8.29
Jack Smith / She’s a New Kind of Old Fashioned Girl / Victor / 4.24.29 / with Leonard Joy & the Victor Orchestra
Big Sheba with Freddie Mitchell’s Orchestra / Talkin’ Blues Boogie / Derby / c. 1949
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Decca / 9.11.50 / with Ellis Larkins, piano

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Soultrane / Theme for Ernie / Prestige / 2.7.58
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / These Foolish Things / Atlantic / The Sing-Song Room, Confucius Restaurant 6.11.55
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / But Beautiful / Lenox / c. 1948–49
Larry Adler / Lover, Come Back to Me / Columbia / Paris 5.31.38 / with Le Quintette du Hot Club de France
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Loose Ankles / Brunswick / Kansas City 4.29.30 / vocal = Bill Massey
The Cats & the Fiddle / Killin’ Jive / Bluebird / Chicago 6.27.39
The Magnificents / Up on the Mountain / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1.21.56

set 3
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly! / Sassy / Vee-Jay / 7.21.61
Jo Jones / The Jo Jones Special / Lincoln Heights / Vanguard / 1955
Mills Brothers / Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland / Decca / 1.24.39
Johnny Mercer / Personality / Capitol / Hollywood 9.28.45 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / Dancing in the Dark / Clef / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / Tenderly / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Bill Holman – Mel Lewis Quintet / Jive for Five / Liza / Andex / Hollywood 6.6.58
King Cole Trio / (What Can I Say) After I Say I’m Sorry / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45
Buddy Greco / I Like It Swinging / Love / Epic / 4.19-21.61
Dixie-aires [aka Dixieaires] / Friends Let Me Tell You About Jesus / Exclusive / LA 2.49

last soulful song
The Supremes / Your Heart Belongs to Me / Motown / Detroit 1962

Friday, January 06, 2017

You Can Make My Life a Playlist of Roses

Astrud takes a bow. Stan approves.

Coffeetime, January 6, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jack Sheldon / Jazz West Coast, Vol 2 / Contour / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.18.55
Art Farmer / Septet / Mau Mau / Prestige / 7.2.53
Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers / There’ll Be Some Changes Made [take 2] / HRS / 8.31.38
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Medley “Hot Cha”: You Can Make My Life a Bed of Roses (vocal = Kate Smith); Say (vocal = Wallace Trio); There I Go, Dreaming Again (vocal = Jack Miller) / Columbia / 3.22.32
Babe Matthews with Joe Thomas’ Big Six / He’s Got So Much / HRS / 2.15.46
Dakota Staton / More Than the Most! / Some Days It’s Monday / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Perception / Nobody’s Heart / Argo / 10.25-27.61
Red Garland / Moodsville 6 / T’ain’t Nobody's Business / Prestige Moodsville 6 / 11.21.58
The Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Lazy River / HRS / 3.28.40
Cliff Edwards aka Ukelele Ike aka Jiminy Cricket / Give a Little Whistle / soundtrack to Pinocchio / Disneyland / LA 12.13.39 / with the Ken Darby Singers, Victor Young & his Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / She Lost her Re-Bop / Queen / Cincinnati c. 4.46 / vocal = Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & Bullmoose Jackson & ensemble
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Sing You Sinners / Coral / LA 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio

set 3
Teddy Edwards / Nothin’ But the Truth! / Nothin’ But the Truth! / Prestige / 12.13.66
Roy Haynes / Cracklin’ / Dorian / New Jazz / 4.10.63
Red Prysock / Short Circuit / Mercury / 10.14.55
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / You Don’t Know What Love Is / RCA Victor / 11.17.41 / vocal = Billy Eckstine
The Ravens / Without a Song / National [unissued] / c. 1950
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / No Greater Love / Atco / 1961

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Coop / Contemporary / LA 3.17.54
Jimmy Raney / Jimmy Raney Plays / Signal / Prestige / 4.23.53 /
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You Can’t Get That No More / Decca / 3.15.44
Astrud Gilberto / Look to the Rainbow / Look to the Rainbow / Verve / 12.65
The Soul Stirrers / All Right Now [take 2] / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 3.2.54

last soulful song
Redbone / Come and Get Your Love / Epic / LA 8.73

(hat tip John Funke of Backwoods):

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Playlist, Baby

Over here, Dean, over here!

Coffeetime, December 30, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / Four Strings [alt take] / Blue Note / 5.19.57
John Coltrane & Paul Chambers / High Step / Transition [unissued] / Cambridge 4.20.55
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Swing / Paris 7.7.37
Helen Kane / Dangerous Nan McGrew / from the soundtrack to the Paramount movie of same name / Hollywood 4.12.30
Peggy Lee / Song at Midnight / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3.49 / with the Jud Conlon Singers
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
Lee Morgan / Candy / All the Way / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Bud Powell / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 5.1.51
Guy Lombardo / Guy Lombardo in Hi Fi / Auld Lang Syne / Capitol / Hollywood 1956
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Decca / 3.16.36
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Louis Armstrong & the All-Stars with Jack Teagarden / Jack-Armstrong Blues / AFRS radio broadcast / Hollywood c. 6.47

set 3
Lem Winchester & Benny Golson / Winchester Special / The Dude / New Jazz / 9.25.59
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / How Long Has This Been Going On / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Bud Powell / 52nd Street Theme / Blue Note / 8.9.49
Margaret Whiting / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Dixieaires / Soon Now / Coleman / 1948
Dean Martin / A Winter Romance / Capitol / Hollywood / 8.4.59

set 4
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / Knights at the Castle / Dawn / 2.3.56
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Big Band / Phil’s Blues / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.18.56
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Debbie Reynolds / You Are My Lucky Star / outtake from MGM movie Singing in the Rain / Hollywood 6.13.51
Little Milton Campbell / I Need Somebody / Checker / St. Louis / 1961
Jo Ann Campbell / Happy New Year, Baby / Gone / 1958
Pilgrim Travelers / Good News / Specialty / Hollywood 12.24.47

last soulful song
Berna-Dean / One Gal in Town, Five Men Around / Imperial / LA 1962