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





Friday, March 30, 2018

You’ve Got the Right Eye But You’re Peeping at the Wrong Playlist

Coffeetime stalwart, MR. ART BLAKEY. [applause]
Coffeetime, March 30, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Phil Woods / Pairing Off / Cool Aid / Prestige / 6.15.56
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / S’Make It / Waltz for Ruth / Limelight / Hollywood 11.64
Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians / Waitin’ for Katy / Columbia / Chicago 3.22.28
Lolly-Pop Jones & Ethel Morris / Aviator Papa / DeLuxe / New Orleans 1948
Chris Connor / Chris / All About Ronnie / Bethlehem / 8.9-11.54 / with Ellis Larkins Trio

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

set 2
Bill Evans / The Soul of Jazz Piano [Everybody Digs Bill Evans] / Peace Piece / Riverside / 12.15.58
Bob Gordon / Moods in Jazz / Babette / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
Johnny Sparrow Quintet / Serenade to Twins / National / 3.30.50
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Do Something / Decca / London 6.2.29
Bertha Idaho / You’ve Got the Right Eye But You’re Peeping at the Wrong Keyhole / Columbia / 5.22.28 / with Bob Ricketts on piano
Don Voorhees & his Orch / Baby’s Blue / Columbia / 9.10.27 / vocal = Lewis James
Myra Taylor / Booted / Mercury / Chicago 1947
Danny Kaye / There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame / Decca / Hollywood 4.18.49 / with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra

set 3
Dick Morgan / See What I Mean? / See What I Mean? / Riverside / 10.31.60
Buddy Rich / The Swinging Buddy Rich / Me and My Jaguar / Norgran / 8.21.53
Gene Ammons / Idaho / Mercury / Chicago 6.19.47
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Let ’Er Go / radio transcription / Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, NY 1937-38 / vocal = Bea Wain
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / I’ll Be Around / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Bobby Darin / Toot Toot Tootsie; Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / live, The Ed Sullivan Show 1962

set 4
John Graas / Jazz Studio Two / Graas Point / Decca / Hollywood 1954
Bob Enevoldsen / The Bob Enevoldsen Quintet / Iron Works / Tampa / LA 8.8.55
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Pasadena / Exclusive / Hollywood 1945
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / The Right to Love (Reflections) / Capitol / Hollywood 7.2.64
Highway QC’s / I’ll Trust His Word / Vee Jay / Chicago 5.22.55

last soulful song
Mitty Collier / Together / Chess / Chicago 1964




Friday, March 23, 2018

Look Down that Lonesome Playlist

Happiness is Aretha singing Day Dreaming *live* on Soul Train!

Coffeetime, March 23, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Heads Up! / Togetherness / Blue Note / 11.17.67
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Sweetnin’ / Prestige / 11.7.58
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Fine and Dandy / Brunswick / 3.31.37
Noel Coward / We Were So Young / HMV / London 8.15.35 / with Clifford Greenwood & his Orchestra
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / Bring ’Em Down Front / Capitol / 9.11.46 / vocal = Bob Merrill
Toni Harper / Lady Lonely / Blue It Grows / RCA Victor / Hollywood 7.15, 16, 28.59 / with orchestra arranged & conducted by Marty Paich

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Standard Coltrane / Invitation / Prestige / 7.11.58
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet [5066] / My Sin / Blue Note / 3.27.55
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Footlights Parade Selection, part 1 / Decca / The Hague, Netherlands 4.2.34
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Brunswick / 9.4.29 / with Irving Mills & his Hotsy-Totsy Gang
Eddie Cantor / The Eddie Cantor Story soundtrack [Warner Brothers] / Medley: Pretty Baby; You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby; Yes Sir, That’s My Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 12.25.53
Chuck Willis / It Were You / Okeh / 12.54

set 3
Lee Morgan / Cornbread / Ceora / Blue Note / 9.18.65
Jimmy Smith / The Sermon! / Blue Room / Blue Note [unissued] / 8.25.57
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / The Brothers / Battle of the Saxes / Prestige / 4.8.49
The Four Vagabonds / Lazy Country Side / Apollo / 8.47
Sarah Vaughan / I’ll Know / Columbia / 12.6.50 /with the Norman Leyden Orchestra
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Look Down that Lonesome Road / Dawn / 1956 / with the Mat Mathews Quintet

set 4
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Herbie’s Buddy / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Sonny Stitt and Bud Powell / All God’s Children / Prestige [103] / 1.26.50
Les Paul Trio / This Can’t Be Love / V-Disc 664A / Hollywood 7.46s
Mildred Bailey / You Started Something / Majestic / 10.47
Frankie Laine / Mr. Rhythm / Judy / Columbia / 1951 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Lula Reed / Blue and Moody / Bump on a Log / King / Cincinnati 2.6.54
“The Church Choir” / soundtrack to The Lost Man / He’ll Wash You Whiter Than Snow / Uni / Hollywood 1969 / written and arranged by Cora Martin

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Young, Gifted and Black / Day Dreaming / Atlantic / Miami 1972



Friday, March 16, 2018

There’s a Playlist in the Sky

Girls make passes at tenor players who wear glasses.

Coffeetime, March 16, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / [Clubhouse] / Clubhouse / Blue Note / 5.27.65
Jackie McLean & John Jenkins / Alto Madness / Pondering / Prestige / 5.3.57
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Manhattan Transfer / Columbia / 2.19.40
Russ Columbo / Save the Last Dance for Me / Victor / 2.29.31 / with Leonard Joy & his Orchestra
Jay McShann / Confessin’ the Blues / Philo / LA summer 1945 / vocal = Jimmy Witherspoon
Sylvia Syms / [In a Sentimental Mood] The Fabulous Sylvia Syms / Skylark / [Movietone] 20th Century Fox / 1964

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

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, vol. 1 / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / Blue Note / 12.16.56
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / The Wolf Wobble / Columbia / 9.10.31
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Rockin’ Chair / Victor / 7.14.39 / vocal = Ford Leary
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Big Jay McNeely / Insect Ball / Imperial / LA summer 1950
The Debonaires / May We Be on Better Terms / Dootone [unissued] / LA 1957

set 3
Tina Brooks / True Blue / Good Ole Soul / Blue Note / 6.25.60
Frank Wess Sextet / All My Life / Commodore / 8.54
Melvin “Sax” Gill & Orchestra / Dancer’s Delight / Gotham / Philadelphia 11.49
Mills Brothers / Rockin’ Chair / Decca / 3.8.32
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Well, All Right / Victor / 5.22.39 / vocal = Edythe Wright
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Rockin’ Chair / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.13.56

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Ellington Suite / In a Sentimental Mood / World Pacific / LA 1959
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / I’ll Know / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco 12.4.54
Al Cohn / Four Brass One Tenor / Every Time / RCA Victor / 5.55
Ella Logan / Finian's Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Look to the Rainbow / Columbia / 1947
Charles Brown / Rollin’ Like a Pebble in the Sand / Aladdin / LA 10.52
Nat King Cole / There’s a Gold Mine in the Sky / Capitol / Hollywood 1957
Jubalaires / He Understands, He’ll Say “Well Done” / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Lovelites / This Love is Real / Uni / 1970

Friday, March 09, 2018

Practicing the Playlist

Oh, goody! It's Women's Week.

Coffeetime, March 9, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Black Hawk, volume 1 / Our Delight / Contemporary / San Francisco 9.22.59
International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Galvanizing / radio broadcast, AFRS Jubilee / Hollywood early 1945
Zelma O’Neal / Do What You Do! / Brunswick / 4.29.29 / with Al Goodwin & his Orchestra
Willie Mae “Big” Mama Thornton / The Big Change / Peacock / Houston 1953
Dinah Washington / Make the Man Love Me / EmArcy / 3.15.55

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

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly / Make the Man Love Me / Vee Jay / 7.20, 21.61
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Don’t Blame Me / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Milt Jackson Sextet / I’m in the Mood for Love / Savoy / Chicago 2.48
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Floyd’s Guitar Blues / Decca / 3.16.39
Hildegarde (Loretta Sell) / A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody: Practising the Piano / Columbia / 1936
Shirley Booth / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio broadcast 1945
Una Mae Carlisle / Ain’t Nothin’ Much / Joe Davis / 5.23.44
Little Esther (Phillips) & Jimmy Ricks / Double Crossing Blues / Atlantic / 2.6, 7.64

set 3
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Can’t We Be Friends / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / Larue / Riverside / 5.21.57
Sonny Stitt / Kaleidoscope / Can’t We Be Friends / Prestige / 1.3.51
The Smoothies / Love for Sale / Bluebird / 5.19.39
The Dinning Sisters / Fun and Fancy Free / Capitol / Hollywood1947
Freda Payne / After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!! / I Wish I Knew / Impulse / 9.19.63

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / A Flower is  Lovesome Thing… / Like a Mighty Rose / Fantasy / LA 1957
Shorty Rogers & his  Giants / The Big Shorty Express / Pink Squirrel / RCA Victor / LA 7.5.56
Martha Davis & Spouse / A Tribute to Fats Waller / Jitterbug Waltz / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1958
Peggy Lee / Fine and Dandy / Capitol / LA 4.4, 8.49
Audrey Morris / The Voice of Audrey Morris / You Irritate Me So / Bethlehem / Hollywood 7.56 / with Marty Paich & the Hollywood String Quartet
The Elite Jewels / Standing on the Rock / Cleveland late 1940s

last soulful song
Belita Woods / My Magic Corner / Moira / Detroit 1969