Friday, September 22, 2017

That's That Playlist

Paisley's so hip, Mr. Ricks! (Cig not so much.)

Coffeetime, September 22, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Compulsion / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17.60
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / La Villa / Riverside / 5.21.57
Horace Henderson & his Orchestra / Happy Feet / Parlophone / Chicago 10.3.33
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Oh Donna Clara / HMV / London 1.14.31 / vocal = Pat O’Malley
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blue Because of You / Modern / LA 1947
June Christy / Something Cool / A Stranger Called the Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 1954 / with Pete Rugolo &  His Orchestra featuring Bud Shank on alto saxophone

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

set 2
Joe Wilder / The Pretty Sound / Autumn in New York / Columbia / 12.3.58
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Flip Phillips Boptet / More Than You Know / Signature / c. late 10.45
Django Reinhardt avec le Quintette du Hot Club de France / Begin the Beguine / Swing [unissued] / Paris 10.1.40
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Oran Hot Lips Page & His Band / Feelin’ High and Happy / Bluebird / 4.27.38
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Wanna Bet / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Kansas City Nights / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / Carl’s Blues / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58
Les Brown & his Orchestra / September Song / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Lucy Ann Polk
Three Sharps & a Flat / That’s That Rhythm / Okeh / 1940
Nelson Gonçalves / Escultura / Escultura / RCA / Rio de Janeiro 1958

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Music for Lighthousekeeping / Topsy / Contemporary / LA 10.2, 9, 16.56
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / Valve in Head / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Annette Hanshaw / I Cover the Waterfront / Banner / 6.3.33
Jimmy Ricks / Jimmy Ricks / It Ain't Necessarily So / Signature / 1961
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Jonah / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / The Gene Chandler Situation / Not the Marrying Kind / Mercury / 1970



Friday, September 15, 2017

What a Difference a Playlist Made

Go on… kiss her!

Coffeetime, September 15, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Cannonball Adderley / In New York / Dizzy’s Business / Riverside / live at the Village Vanguard 1.12 & 14.62
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, vol. 1 / Sonnysphere / Blue Note / 12.16.56
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Ideal / Brunswick / Chicago 1.7.31 / vocal = Frank Sylvano
Joe Thomas, his Sax & his Orchestra / You’re Just My Kind / King / 4.26.51
Dinah Washington / In Tribute… / That Sunday (That Summer) / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Red Garland / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Rides Again / I Can’t Escape from You / Savoy / 1.29.46
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Just a Mood / Vocalion / London 4.36 / Benny Carter on clarinet
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Buck Jumpin’ / Victor / 10.1.41
Johnny Mercer & the Delta Rhythm Boys / Knock Me a Kiss / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade / Pack Up All Your Rags / Atlantic / 1.15.51 / vocal = Billy Mitchell
Danny K. Stewart & his Aloha Boys / Hawaiian Favorites / The Pupuli Hula E / Tops / 1957

set 3
Bennie Green / Walkin’ & Talkin’ / The Shouter / Blue Note / 1.25.59
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Fast Track / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Joe Morris Orchestra / Out of the Night / Manor / late 1947
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / What a Difference a Day Made / Bluebird / 4.1.41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Four Vagabonds / Mighty Hard to Go Through Life Alone / Miracle / summer 1949
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Reprise / LA 8.9.66

set 4
Laurindo Almeida & the Bossa Nova All Stars / Viva Bossa Nova! / Mr. Lucky / Capitol / LA 9.62
Curtis Counce / [Landslide] / Sonor [alt take] / Contemporary / LA 10.15.56
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot Sims / Blueberry Hill / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.13.54
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Pink Elephants / radio broadcast / Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood 1932/33 season
Timmie Rodgers / Bring Enough Clothes for Three Days / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Nat King Cole / That Sunday, That Summer / BBC TV broadcast, An Evening With Nat King Cole / London 7.63 / with the Cliff Adams Singers and the Ted Heath Orchestra
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Leaning on the Lord / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.11.52

last soulful song
Tyrone Davis / Was I Just a Fool / Brunswick [Dakar] / 1972

Friday, September 08, 2017

On the Playlist Where You Live

Um…okay. Sure. :) 

Coffeetime, September 8, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Doin’ the Thing / Doin’ the Thing / Blue Note / live at the Village Gate / 5.19 & 20.61
Stanley Turrentine / ZT’s Blues / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note / 9.13.61
Art Kahn’s Orchestra [aka Gene Kardos & his Orchestra] / Forty-Second Street / Banner / 1.13.33 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Wini Brown / (Ya Got My) Brand of Honey / National [unissued take 1] / 2.21.49
Ella Fitzgerald / soundtrack to Let No Man Write My Epitaph / September Song / Verve / LA 4.19.60

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / McCoy Tyner Plays Duke Ellington / I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) / Impulse!
[unissued] / 12.2, 7, 8.64
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Frank Wess / Trombones and Flute / Don’t Blame Me / Savoy / 7.18.56
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Whispering / Victor / 8.23.20
George E. Lee’s Novelty Singing Orchestra / Won’t You Come Over to My House / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.8.29 / vocal = Julia Lee
Frank Sinatra / Long Ago and Far Away / CBS radio broadcast, The Vimms Vitamins Show; V-Disc 166B / 2.9.44 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Mabel Scott / Somebody Goofed / Coral / 5.22.51
Peggy Lee / Things Are Swingin’ / Life Is For Livin’ / Capitol / LA 5.16.58 / arranged & conducted by Jack Marshall

set 3
Lester Young & Harry Edison / She’s Funny That Way / Verve [Norgran] / Hollywood 11.1.55
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Moods / Yusef's Mood / Savoy / 4.6.57
Boswell Sister / Forty-Second Street / Brunswick / 4.11.33
Jo Stafford / I Didn’t Slip, I Wasn’t Pushed, I Fell / radio broadcast, AFRS #326 / 7.23.50
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / That Sunday, That Summer / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Wes, Buddy, & Monk Montgomery / Monk’s Shop / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.59
Shelly Manne / My Fair Lady / On the Street Where You Live / Contemporary / LA 8.17.56
King Cole Trio / Do Nothing ’Til You Hear from Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Marlene Dietrich / Overseas: American Songs in German for the O.S.S. / Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore / Columbia / late August 1944
Little Willie John / There Is Someone in the World for Me / King / Cincinnati 1958
Dixie-Aires / Christ’s ABC’s / Exclusive / 1947

last soulful song
The Gap Band / Outstanding / Total Experience / 1982

Friday, September 01, 2017

I'm Playlisting (So Help Me)

Cilla and Dudley laugh and sing and laugh…

Coffeetime, September 1, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Ray Charles / Ray Charles in Person / The Spirit-Feel / Atlantic / live, Herndon Stadium, Atlanta 5.28.59
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley / Double Whammy / Blue Note / 11.25.56
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / [Lunceford Special] / What’s Your Story Mornin’ Glory / Columbia / 5.9.40
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / Medley: One Hour With You; What Would You Do?; Oh! That Mitzi! / Columbia / 1932 / vocal = Lee Morse; The Rondoliers; Dick Robertson
Johnny Otis Band / Cool and Easy / Savoy / 2.27.50 / vocal = Redd Lyte
Mavis Rivers / We Remember Mildred Bailey / Georgia on My Mind / Vee Jay / 1964

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Stairway to the Stars / Capitol / Hollywood 3.4.56
Joe Venuti / Tea for Two / radio broadcast, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
Fats Waller / Tea for Two / Associated Transcription No. 60 / 8.7.39
Blanche Calloway & her Joy Boys / Sugar Blues / Victor / Camden 3.27.31 / vocal = Bill Massey
Jerry Butler / Moon River / Vee-Jay / 1961

set 3
Ben Webster / Ben Webster and Associates / Budd Johnson / Verve / 4.9.59
Brew Moore & his Playboys / Brew Blew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Maxine Sullivan / Taking My Time / International [?] / 1947
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’m Singing (So Help Me) / Bluebird / 1.20.41
Ray Charles / Ray Charles in Person / Drown in My Own Tears / Atlantic / live, Herndon Stadium, Atlanta 5.28.59

set 4
Art Pepper & Conte Candoli / Mucho Calor / Mucho Calor / Andex / Forum Theater, LA 4.24.58
Art Van Damme / [Cocktail Capers] / After You’ve Gone / Capitol / Hollywood 12.20.47 [1950]
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Two Steps from the Blues / Two Steps from the Blues / Duke / Chicago 8.3.60
Cilla Black / Is It Love? / This Empty Place / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 1965
The Trumpeteers / Home Don’t Seem Like Home / Okeh / 1.2.52

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Workin’ on a Groovy Thing / Love Makes the World Go Round / Atlantic / 6.3.66



Friday, August 25, 2017

Cut Off the Fat (Take Out the Playlist)

Smooth as a satin pocket square.

Coffeetime, August 25, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Mustang / I’m So Excited by You / Blue Note / 6.24.66
Pepper Adams / The Cool Sound of Pepper Adams / Like…What Is This? / Savoy / 11.19.57
Harry James & his Orchestra / Stardust / radio transcription / mid-1940s
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Whistle While You Work / radio transcription / Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, NY 1937-38 / vocal = Bea Wain
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Cut Off the Fat (Take Out the Bone) / RCA Victor / LA 1949
Anita O’Day / This is Anita / I Can’t Get Started / Verve / LA 12.7.55 / with Buddy Bregman & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Antonio Carlos Jobim / The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Valsa de Pôrto das Caixas / Warner Brothers / LA 1965 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
John Wright / Mr. Soul / What’s New / Prestige / 4.10.62
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Johnny’s Guitar Blues / RCA Victor [unissued] / LA 1949
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang [Ed Lang] / Sunshine / Okeh / 1.24.27
Ruth Ladson & Three Shadows / What Do You Bet? / Columbia [unissued] / Chicago 6.30.41
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / I Wanna Wrap You Up / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Annisteeen Allen & her Home Town Boys / More More More / Queen / Cincinnati 12.45
Jackie Wilson / That’s Why (I Love You So) / CBS TV broadcast, The Ed Sullivan Show / 1.21.62

set 3
Lee Morgan / Expoobident / Triple Track / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.14.60
Sonny Clark / [Standards] / Black Velvet / Blue Note / 11.16.58
Illinois Jacquet & his All Stars / Flying Home, Part I and Part II / Philo / LA 7.45
Mills Brothers / Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your Mother / Decca / 2.20.35
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Too Many Tears / radio transcription / 1934 / vocal = Skinnay Ennis
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / Night and Day / Clef / LA 12.52

set 4
Oscar Peterson / The Astaire Story / Jam Session for a Dancer / Clef / LA 12.52
Stan Getz / You Go to My Head / Roost / 3.17.50
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Mountain Greenery / Bethlehem / 1955
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Ye-Me-Le / What the World Needs Now / A&M / Hollywood 1969
The Detroiters / Let Jesus Lead You / Specialty / Detroit 8.14.51

last soulful song
Walter Jackson / What Would You Do / Okeh / Chicago 10.24.63

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