Friday, May 17, 2019

When a Woman Loves a Playlist

Ladies and other gentlepeople: the stunning Abbey Lincoln!

Coffeetime, May 17, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers / Omicron / Blue Note / 9.21.56
Tadd Dameron / Fontainebleau / Delirium / Prestige / 3.9.56
Kansas City Stompers / Shanghai Honeymoon (Beneath the Desert Moon) / Brunswick / Chicago 7.2.29
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Ya Comin’ Up Tonight, Huh? / Victor / Chicago 1.14.29 / vocal = Harold Stokes with Wynken, Blynken, & Nod
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / No Sale / Decca / 6.26.46
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / When a Woman Loves a Man / Riverside / 10.28.57

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

set 2
Sonny Criss / Go Man! / Memories of You / Imperial / 7.10.56
Kenny Burrell / Midnight Blue / Mule / Blue Note / 1.8.63
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / [45 rpm EP] / Prelude to a Kiss / Roost / Stockholm 3.23, 24.51
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra / Three Little Words / Brunswick / 4.6.34
Meredith Willson & the NBC Orchestra / various songs from The Wizard of Oz / NBC radio program, Maxwell House Good News / Hollywood 6.29.39 / with Robert Young as MC
The Gazelles / Honest / Gotham / Philadelphia 1955

set 3
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Frankie and Johnny / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Buddy Collette / Hunt and Peck / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Sax Gill / Crisco Jump / Gotham [unissued] / 1950
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Sentimental Journey / broadcast / 10.2.44 / vocal = Doris  Day
The Four Blues / Jitterbug Sadie / Decca / 12.4.40
Billy Eckstine & his Orchestra / In a Sentimental Mood / National / LA 4.21.47

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Resonant Emotions / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
George Barnes & Carl Kress / Guitars Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? / Satin Doll / Carney / 1963
Doris Day / Tea for Two: Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production / I Want to Be Happy / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with the Ken Lane Singers and Page Cavanaugh Trio
Danny Kaye / The Babbitt and the Bromide / Columbia / 1941
Chords / Love, Oh Love / Atlantic [unissued] / 2.23.55
Dixie-aires / Loose the Man / Exclusive / summer 1948

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / I Can't See Myself Leaving You / Atlantic / 1968

Friday, May 10, 2019

I Guess I'm a Playlist

Ethel making Pearl smile: perfection!
Coffeetime, May 10, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Howard Rumsey / Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars Host Charlie Persip’s Jazz Statesmen / The Champ / Liberty / Hollywood 2.14 & 24.57
Lee Morgan / Candy / Personality / Blue Note / 2.2.58
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Takin’ My Time / Bluebird / 1.21.41
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / I’m Grateful to You / Bluebird / 6.3.36 / vocal = Jack Butler
Tiny Bradshaw & his Orchestra / Mailman’s Sack / King / Cincinnati 2.27.52
Doris Day / Day by Night / Moonglow / Columbia / Hollywood 11.11.57 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Giant Steps / Naima / Atlantic / 4.1.59
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet / Geraldine / Riverside / 2.27.57
Les Paul Trio / Moonglow / V-Disc 572B / Hollywood summer 1945
Andy Kirk & his Twelve Clouds of Joy / Froggy Bottom / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.11.29
Boswell Sisters / It’s the Girl / Brunswick / 7.8.31 / with Dorsey Brother’s Orchestra
Johnny Mercer / I’m Gonna See My Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 10.4.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie / School Days / Umbrella Man / Dee Gee [Regent] / Chicago 7.18.52
Flamingos / Cross Over the Bridge / Chance / 1954 / with Red Holloway’s Orchestra

set 3
Charles McPherson / The Quintet/Live! / Here’s That Rainy Day / Prestige / live at The Five Spot 10.13.66
Junior Mance / Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard / 9:20 Special / Jazzland / live at the Village Vanguard 2.22, 23.61
Charlie Parker / Half Nelson / Savoy / live Royal Roost 2.26.49 / announcer = Symphony Sid
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Loch Lomond / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Memphis Slim & the House Rockers / I Guess I’m a Fool / Premium / 1950 

set 4
Henry Mancini / Combo! / Scandinavian Shuffle / RCA Victor / Hollywood 6.14, 17, 21.60
Clark Terry / In Orbit / Argentia / Riverside / 5.7, 12.58
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Louisiana / Columbia / 1940
Connee Boswell / I Cover the Waterfront / Brunswick / LA 6.10.33 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Pearl Bailey / The Songs of Academy Award Winner James Van Heusen / Personality / Roulette / 1964
Highway QCs / Jesus Is Waiting / I Wonder Have You / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1960

last soulful song
O’Jays / Time to Get Down / Philadelphia International / Philadelphia 1973


Friday, May 03, 2019

Mama Put Your Playlist On

Ethel is a pretty name for a pretty woman who sings pretty.

Coffeetime, May 3, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank / Fit for a Hanker / Blue Note [1560] / 4.21.57
Lou Donaldson / Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet / Caracas / Blue Note / 8.21.54
Sandy Williams’ Big Eight / Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / HRS / 6.3.46
Lupino Lane / cast recording of The Golden Toy / An Elephant Never Forgets / Decca / London 1934 / orchestra conducted by Henry Hall
5 Red Caps / Mama Put Your Britches On / Beacon / LA 8.24.43
Mildred Bailey / Me and the Blues / At Sundown / Savoy / 1947

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

set 2
Ike Quebec / Heavy Soul / The Man I Love  / Blue Note / 11.26.61
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / Tenderly / King / Cincinnati 4.11.55
Joe Venuti Orchestra / Tea for Two / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Really Blue / Victor / 10.7.30
Ethel Waters / My Special Friend Is Back in Town / Columbia / 9.18.26
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Boo-Wah, Boo-Wah / Okeh / 8.5.40
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Honey Bee / Duke [unissued] / Houston 2.55

set 3
Gene Ammons / The Big Sound / Blue Hymn / Prestige / 1.3.58
Ink Spots / Ev’ry Night About This Time / Decca / 6.23.42
Dicky Wells’ Big Seven / We’re Through / HRS / 3.21.46 / vocal = Sarah Vaughan
Johnny Hartman / The Debonair Mr. Hartman: All of Me / Tenderly / Bethlehem / 1956 / with Frank Hunter & the Bethlehem Orchestra

set 4
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison / Pres & Sweets / Mean to Me / Norgran / LA 11.1.55
Mary Lou Williams / Humoresque / Victor / 10.7.46
Peggy Lee / Don’t Blame Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Kentucky Babe / Varsity / 12.47
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford / One Suit / Capitol / Hollywood 1957
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Didn’t It Rain / Varsity / 12.47

last soulful song
William Bell / Quittin’ Time / Stax [unissued] / Memphis mid-60s

Friday, April 26, 2019

If I Had My Playlist to Live Over

Sweet smile, sweet guitaring, Bill!

Coffeetime, April 26, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ugetsu / On the Ginza / Riverside / live, Birdland 6.16.63
Oliver Nelson / Taking Care of Business / Groove / New Jazz / 3.22.60
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / I’ve Found a New Baby / Victor / 10.30.39
Noël Coward / London Pride / HMV / London 6.41 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Rock With It / RCA Victor / 7.20.49 / vocal = Billy Valentine
Sarah Vaughan / Wonderful Sarah / My One and Only Love / Mercury / 1954

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

set 2
Horace Silver / The Stylings of Silver / My One and Only Love / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean / Inta Somethin’ / Lover Man / Pacific Jazz / live, The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 11.61
Louis Armstrong / Swing, You Cats / Bluebird / Chicago 1.28.33
Harold Arlen & Judy Garland / Over the Rainbow / NBC radio program, Maxwell House Good News / Hollywood 6.29.39 / with Yip Harburg
The Dinning Sisters / If I Had My Life to Live Over / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Big Maybelle / I’m Getting ’Long Alright / Okeh / 3.2.54
Ricky Nelson / Songs By Ricky / That’s All / Imperial / LA 6.9.59

set 3
Jimmy Forrest / Out of the Forrest / This Can’t Be Love / Prestige / 4.18.61
Lou Donaldson / Mr. Shing-A-Ling / The Shadow of Your Smile / Blue Note / 10.27.67
Charlie Parker / Buzzy /  Savoy / 5.8.47
The Mills Brothers / The Love Bug Will Bite You / Decca  / 4.5.37
Harry James & his Orchestra / Ciribiribin (They’re So in Love) / Brunswick / 11.8.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
Mel Tormé / I Cover the Waterfront / Musicraft / Hollywood 11.16.47 / with Hal Mooney & his Orchestra

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Full House / Come Rain or Come Shine / Riverside / live, Tsubo, Berkeley 6.25.62
Lennie Niehaus / Lennie Niehaus Quintet with Strings / Full House / Contemporary / LA 3.30.55
Clovers / Needless / Atlantic / 7.12.51
Stan Getz / Getz Au Go Go / It Might As Well Be Spring / Verve / live, Carnegie Hall 10.9.64 / vocal = Astrud Gilberto
Soul Stirrers / Lord Remember Me / Specialty / Hollywood 4.10.57

last soulful song
Elvin Spencer / Lift This Hurt / TwiNight/ 1971

Friday, April 19, 2019

There’ll Always Be a Happy Playlist

Vi gets vigorous!

Coffeetime, April 19, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Three Blind Mice / Plexis / United Artists / live, Renaissance Club, Hollywood 3.62
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / What Is This Thing Called Love? / Prestige / 5.8.65
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Vi Vigor / AFRS/film / 10.14.46
The BBC Dance Orchestra / The Song Is You / Columbia / London 4.4.33 / vocal = Les Allen
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / The “G” Man Got the “T” Man / Apollo / 11.2.45
Dinah Washington / Dinah Washington / Don’t Say Nothing At All / Roulette / 11.27.62

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / It’s Magic / medley: It’s Magic; My One and Only Love; They Didn’t Believe Me / Regent / 9.5.57
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelly / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Decca / London 2.1.46
Ciro Rimac’s Rumbaland Muchachos / Yo Me Ba / Columbia / London 3.26.36
Emmett Matthews & his Orchestra / There’ll Always Be a Happy Ending / Vocalion / 4.10.36
Little Esther & Mel / Ring-a-Ding Doo / Federal / 11.8.51
Yves Montand / Paris Recital / L’Enfant de Paris / Philips / live at Le Theatre D’Etoile, Paris 1964

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash / Blue Bash / Verve / 7.16, 25, 29.63
Frank Foster / No Count / Stop Gap / Savoy / 3.5.56
Eddie Davis & his Beboppers / Spinal / Savoy / 12.20.46
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Scatterbrain / radio transcription / c. 1939 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Delta Rhythm Boys / Long Gone Baby / Victor / 1.31.53 / with Jack Pleis Orchestra
Jimmy Witherspoon / Witherspoon, Mulligan, Webster at the Renaissance / How Long / HiFi Jazz / live, the Renaissance Club, Hollywood late 1959

set 4
Barney Kessel / Some Like It Hot / Sugar Blues / Contemporary / LA 3.30-31.59
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Tenderly / Riverside / 12.15.58
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Swingtime / Paris 12.21.49
Bing Crosby / Pennies from Heaven / Decca / Hollywood / 7.24.36
The Barry Sisters & Jan Bart / Manischewitz Matzo Commercial / WHN radio broadcast, Yiddish Radio in Swing / 1940
Judy Garland & Fred Astaire / Easter Parade / MGM film, Easter Parade / Hollywood 1/26.48 / with the MGM Studio Chorus
Golden Gate Quartet / Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John / NBC Thesaurus radio program / 1941

last soulful song
Cilla Black / Is It Love? / Anyone Who Had a Heart / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 1965



Friday, April 12, 2019

Playlist in a Mellow Mood

Well gallopin’ rattlesnakes, it’s the ukulele cowboy, Cliff Edwards.

Coffeetime, April 12, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet (5066) / Avila and Tequila / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Uncle Bud / Victor / 1.22.41
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / You Oughta Be in Pictures / Columbia / 2.8.34
Dinah Washington / My Voot Is Really Vout / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Ella Fitzgerald / Songs in a Mellow Mood / Stardust / Decca / 3.30.54 / with Ellis Larkins on piano

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson, vol. 1 / A Lady’s Vanity / ABC-Paramount / 12.12.56
Hank Jones / Bluebird / Little Girl Blue / Savoy / 11.3.55
Gene Ammons / Old Folks / Decca / 3.24.52
Joe Venuti / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Palm Springs 3.5.53
Benny Morton Orchestra / Get Goin’ / Columbia / 2.23.34
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Columbia / Hollywood 12.4.50 / with Gene Nelson, Frank Comstock & Orchestra
Freddie Mitchell Orchestra / Long Lean Daddy / Derby / 1951 / vocal = Sara Dean

set 3
Blue Mitchell / The Thing to Do / Fungii Mama / Blue Note / 7.30.64
Teddy Edwards / Back to Avalon [unissued] / Sweet Georgia Brown / Contemporary [unissued] / LA 12.60
Julian Dash / Long Moan / Mello-Roll / 12.50
Jo Stafford & her V-Disc Play Boys / Bakery Blues / V-Disc 537B / 1945
The Marshall Brothers / It All Comes Back to Me Now / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 / with René Hall Quartet
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / Blue Moon / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / Featuring Art Pepper / What’s Right for You / Tampa  / 2.20.57
Clifford Brown / Jazz Immortal / Joy Spring / Pacific Jazz / LA 7.54
Larry Adler / Cheek to Cheek / Decca / London 10.35 / with Fred Hartley's Orchestra
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46
Mildred Bailey / It All Comes Back to Me Now / CBS radio, The Mildred Bailey Show / c. 1943
Cliff Edwards / Ukulele Ike Sings Again / Sunday / Disneyland / LA 1946 / with the Wonderland Jazz Band
The Radio Four / If You Miss Me from Praying / Nashboro / Nashville 1955

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



Friday, April 05, 2019

Nobody’s Playlist But My Own

Carmen is non-casually great.

Coffeetime, April 5, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Wahoo! / Fly Little Bird Fly / Blue Note / 11.24.64
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / Man of Moods / Savoy / 5.22.56
Buck Clayton’s Big Eight / Sentimental Summer / HRS / 7.24.46
Thelma Terry & her Playboys / Dusky Stevedore / Columbia / 9.27.28 / vocal = Joe Davis
Hot Lips Page & his Orchestra / Double-Trouble Blues / Savoy / 9.12.44
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / When I Fall in Love / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones / Our Delights / A Child Is Born / Galaxy / 1979
George Benson / The New Boss Guitar / I Don’t Know / Prestige / 1964
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / Nobody’s Blues But My Own / Disques Swing / Paris 7.12.37
Bud Ritchie & his Boys / Slappin’ the Bass / Champion / 10.10.30
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / You Might Have Belonged to Another / Capitol / Hollywood 1.6.41 / vocal = Frank Sinatra with Connie Haines & the Pied Pipers
Cal Bostic / Introducing…  Cal Bostic / Georgie Girl / RCA Canada / Toronto 8.67

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / High ’n Low / Blue Note / 1.30.61
The McGhee-Navarro Boptet / Double Talk / Blue Note / 10.11.48
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Goody Goodbye / Decca / 10.4.39 / vocal = Perry Como
The Orioles / I Cover the Waterfront / Jubilee / 7.48
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / New in Town / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Howard Roberts / All-Time Great Instrumental Hits / Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune) / Capitol / Hollywood 8.13.66
Red Rodney / Modern Music from Chicago / Daddy-O / Fantasy / Chicago 6.20.55
Benny Goodman & his Sextet / Breakfast Feud / Columbia / 12.19.40
Peggy Lee / I’ve Had My Moments / MacGregor transcription/ Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
Mavis Rivers / Swing Along with Mavis / On Second Thought / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / How I Got Over / Vee-Jay / 1959

last soulful song
The Ponderosa Twins + One / You Send Me / Horoscope / Cleveland 1971