Friday, January 27, 2023

My Playlist Is in Your Hands: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 141

Screenshot of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in the 1944 movie Girl Crazy, sitting in a car where he is looking/singing at her and she's got an exasperated look on her face.
I wouldn’t side-eye you, Mickey!

Coffeetime, January 27, 2023, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / live at the Café Bohemia, Volume 2 / Hank’s Symphony / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55 
Mal Waldron / Mal-2 / Blue Calypso [CD bonus track] / Prestige / 4.19.57 
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Denison Swing / Victor / 4.5.39 
Arthur Schutt & his Orchestra / My Fate Is in Your Hands / Okeh / 11.18.29 / vocal = Irving Kaufman s
Jim Davidson & his ABC Dance Orchestra / (I’ve Got) Beginner's Luck / Regal Zonophone / Sydney, Australia 6.7.37 / vocal = Dick Cranbourne / composed by the Gershwins for the RKO movie Shall We Dance
Ray Johnson / Smilin’ Blues / Mercury / New Orleans 1954
Doris Drew / Delightful Doris Drew / Something to Remember You By / Mode / Hollywood 1957 / with an Eva Diana portrait painting of Doris Drew on cover 

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

set 2
Blue Mitchell / Bring It Home to Me / Portrait of Jennie / Blue Note / 1.6.66 / cover portrait watercolor by George Wright who also did Stanley Turrentine’s Rough ’n‘ Tumble 
Jimmy Rowles / Piano Playhouse / That Old Devil Called Love / Mode / Hollywood 9.13 & 14.57
Jimmy Cleveland / Trombone Scene / It Could Happen to You / Vik / 11.56
Don Redman & his Orchestra / If It’s True / Brunswick / 6.28.32 / vocal = Harlan Lattimore
Bon Bon & his Buddies / Rickety Rocking Chair / Decca / 1.12.42 / vocal = George “Bon Bon” Tunnell 
Betty Garrett & Jimmy Durante / The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyow! Nyow!) / MGM / Hollywood 1949
Ben E. King / Spanish Harlem / Frenesi / Atco / 1961

set 3
Evans Bradshaw / Pieces of Eighty-Eight / It Ain’t Necessarily So / Riverside / 1.27.59 
Fred Jackson / Hootin’ ’n‘ Tootin’ / Southern Exposure / Blue Note / 2.5.62 
Charlie Parker / Bird’s Nest / Dial / Hollywood 2.19.47 
Mills Brothers / Stardust / Decca / West Hempstead, England 2.18.39
Bob Chester & his Orchestra / My Ship / Victor / 2.4.41 / vocal = Betty Bradley 
Johnny Pace / Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace / This Is Always / Riverside / 12.30.58 

set 4
Paul Desmond / Glad to Be Unhappy / Glad to Be Unhappy / RCA Victor / 9.8.64 
King Cole Trio / It Is Better to Be By Yourself / Capitol [unissued] / 8.2.45
Mickey Rooney / Girl Crazy / Treat Me Rough / Decca / Hollywood 1944 / with George Stoll & his Orchestra; selections from the MGM movie Girl Crazy
Judy Canova / Love Is So Terrific / NBC radio Broadcast, The Judy Canova Show / Hollywood 12.6.47 / with The Sportsmen (Bill Days, Max Smith, Marty Sperzel, & Gurney Bell) and Charles Dant & his Orchestra 
Sammy Davis Jr. / Starring Sammy Davis Jr. / Glad to Be Unhappy / Decca / Hollywood 1954 
The Southern Sons / One Day When the Lord Will Call Me / Victor / 8.28.42

last soulful song
Arnold Blair / Trying to Get Next to You / Gemigo / 1975



Friday, January 20, 2023

Lingering Down the Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 140

Screenshot of British Pathé film of Leslie Hutch Hutchinson at the piano, seen from the upper arms up.


Coffeetime, January 20, 20223, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Doug Watkins / Watkins at Large / Phinupi / Transition / 12.8.56 p
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Avalon / Prestige / 5.7.56 
Ben Bernie & his Orchestra / Button Up Your Overcoat / Brunswick / 1.18.29 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Thrill Me / Specialty / Hollywood 1946 / vocal = Camille Howard
Terry Morel / Terry Morel Sings with the Tony Luis Trio / I Can’t Get Started / Prestige / Philadelphia 3.10.55 

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

set 2
Larry Young / Testifying / Flamingo / New Jazz / 8.2.60 
Bengt Hallberg / The Things We Did Last Summer / Metronome / Stockholm 12.15.52 
Lester Young / Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #1 / I Can’t Get Started / Norgran / 11.28.52 
Leslie A. “Hutch” Hutchinson / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / HMV / London 1943
The Five Blazes / Every Little Dream / Aristocrat / Chicago 4.47 
Frank Haywood / You Gotta Give It Up / Apollo / 2.27.46 / with Monroe Tucker (p) & his All Stars
Virginia de Luce / New Faces of 1952 / He Takes Me Off His Income Tax / RCA Victor / 6.15.52 

set 3
Larry Young / Groove Street / Sweet Lorraine / Prestige / 2.27.62 
Blue Mitchell / Bring It Home to Me / Bring It Home to Me / Blue Note / 1.6.66 
Irving Fields Trio / Lingering Down the Lane / RCA Victor / 1949 / with with Three Beaus and a Peep
The Ravens / Tea for Two / National [unissued] / c. 1949
Frank Sinatra / Crazy Love / Capitol / Hollywood 1957 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra

set 4
Herbie Mann / Great Ideas of Western Mann / Get Out of Town / Capitol / Hollywood 7.3.57 / Jack Sheldon tp, Herbie Mann b-cl, Jimmy Rowles p, Buddy Clark b, Mel Lewis d 
Phil Woods & Gene Quill / Phil and Quill / Una Momento / RCA Victor / 3.15.56 / Phil Woods, Gene Quill as, Sol Schlinger bs, Dave McKenna p, Buddy Jones b, Shadow Wilson d 
Hildegarde / I Can’t Get Started / Decca / 5.23.40 / with Vernon Duke (composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) & Leo Kahn on pianos 
King Cole Trio / Homeward Bound / Capitol [unissued] / WMCA, New York 10.18.45
Beny Moré / Bonito y Sabroso [Nice and Tasty] / RCA Victor / Mexico 1949
The Silveraires / One Day / Gotham / Philadelphia 1949

last soulful song
Teddy Pendergrass / Life Is a Song Worth Singing / When Somebody Loves You Back / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1978



Friday, January 13, 2023

For This Is My Playlist to Love: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 139

Screenshot of Donna Hightower performing on Belgian TV in 1963.
Maybe there’ll be the gorgeous Donna Hightower.

Coffeetime, January 13, 20223, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Carmell Jones / Business Meetin’ / Hip Trolley / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.25.62 
Ray Bryant / Gotta Travel On / Bag’s Groove / RCA Victor / 2.17 & 18/66 
Illinois Jacquet / The Kid and the Brute / Jacquet’s Dilemma / Clef / 12.13.54 
The Chocolate Dandies / Star Dust / Columbia / 10.13.28 
Frank Auburn & his Orchestra aka Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / One Little Quarrel / Velvet Tone / 1.12.32 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Brownie McGhee / My Fault / Savoy / 1948 / with Hal Singer ts
Donna Hightower / Take One! / Maybe You’ll Be There / Capitol / 1958 

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Alone (Again) / People / Fantasy / 12.16-18.75 
Yusef Lateef / Psychicemotus / I’ll Always Be in Love with You / Impulse! / 7.21-22.65 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Maybe You’ll Be There / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time, Starring Bing Crosby (3rd season) / Hollywood 12.13.48 (aired 12.29.48) / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires  
Sidney Bechet & his New Orleans Feetwarmers / Sidney’s Blues / Victor / 2.5.40
Helen Carroll & the Satisfiers / Raggedy Ann / Victor / 1947 / with Russ Case & his Orchestra
Yves Montand / Dans les plaines du Far-West / Odeon / Paris 1945

set 3
Donald Byrd / Slow Drag / The Loner / Blue Note / 5.12.67 
Harold Vick / Straight Up / A Rose for Wray / RCA Victor / 10.3 & 4.66 
John Hardee / Nervous from the Service / Blue Note / 5.31.46 
Jay Jay Johnson’s Be-Boppers / Jay Bird / Savoy / 6.25.46 
The Four Vagabonds / There Are Such Things / Standard Transcription / 1942 
Kay Starr / Ichabod / radio transcription / Hollywood fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Johnny Hodges / Dance Bash / For This Is My Night to Love / Norgran / San Francisco 7.17.52 / vocal = Al Hibbler

set 4
Paul Horn / Profile of a Jazz Musician / What Now? / Columbia / 8.15-17.62 
Stan Getz / More West Coast / Crazy Rhythm / Norgan / 8.22.53 / Getz ts, Bob Brookmeyer tb, John Williams p, Teddy Kotick b, Frank Isola d
King Cole Trio / Vom, Vim, Veedle / Excelsior / Hollywood 10.11.42 / with Red Callender on bass instead of Johnny Miller
Jewel Paige / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / AFRS Jubilee #22 / Hollywood c. 3.43 / with MC Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman, with Henry “Red” Allen and his Orchestra plus Barney Bigard, clarinet 
Blossom Dearie / Blossom Dearie, Soubrette, Sings Broadway Hit Songs / Rhode Island Is Famous for You / Verve / Hollywood 2.60 / with Russell Garcia & his Orchestra
The Canaanites / Lead Me to That Rock / Gotham / Philadelphia 1949 / with Joe Van Loan

last soulful song
Jimmy Hughes / Dilly Dilly / Vee Jay [unissued] / 1964



Friday, January 06, 2023

I’m Not Ashamed of My Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 138

Screenshot of the Mellomen singing Nelly Bly on Lawrence Welk
The Mellomen… they’re GREAT!

Coffeetime, January 6, 2023, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dave Bailey / One Foot in the Gutter / Brownie Speaks / Epic / 7.19 & 20.60 
Freddie Redd / The Connection / Jim Dunn’s Dilemma / Blue Note / 2.15.60 
Earle Spencer & his Orchestra / Earle Meets Stan / Black & White / Hollywood 8.16.46 
Count Basie & his Orchestra / I Never Knew / Decca / 5.21.47 
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress / Pickin' My Way / Brunswick / 2.15.32
Irving Aaronson & his Commanders / Thanks / Vocalion / 9.6.33 / vocal = Harmon Nelson 
Bill Johnson & his Musical Notes / Elevator Boogie / Victor / 3.5.47
Carmen McRae / Bittersweet / Ghost of Yesterday / Focus / 5.20.64 / hit tip to Candis 

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

set 2
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / Everything Happens to Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.16.58 
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 5.18.60 
Eddie South & his Alabamians / La Rosita / Victor / 12.2.27
[Turner] Layton & [Clarence] Johnstone / My Blue Heaven / Columbia / London 2.28
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / I’m Not Ashamed of My Tears / radio broadcast / live, Club Zanzibar 7.45
Jo Stafford / Autumn in New York / Sometimes I’m Happy / Capitol / Hollywood 4.17.46 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Bobby Troup / [Kicks on 66] / Bright Lights and You Girl / Previously unissued / live, LA 1969

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash! / Travelin’ / Verve / 7.25.63 
Duke Pearson / Sweet Honey Bee / Sudel / Blue Note / 12.7.66 
Allen Eager / Booby Hatch (Pogo Stick) / Savoy / 3.22.46 
Doris Day / Again / Columbia / Hollywood 1948 / with the Mellomen (including Thurl Ravenscroft)
Helen Forrest / If You Love Me, Really Love Me / Bell / 1954
Mel Tormé / That’s All / That’s All / Columbia / 12.64

set 4
Stéphane Grappelli & Bucky Pizzarelli / Duet / My Blue Heaven / Disque Black and Blue / Nice, France 7.15.79
Joe Puma / Joe Puma / Hallelujah / Bethlehem / 1955 / with Burt Goldblatt cover 
King Cole Trio / Come to Baby, Do! / Capitol / WMCA, NYC 11.11.45
Pearl Bailey / Pearl Bailey Entertains / Fifteen Years (And I’m Still Serving Time) / Columbia [10”] / 1947
The Flamingos / Plan for Love / Chance / Chicago 8.53 
Bobby Blue Bland / I’m Not Ashamed / Duke / 1959
The Silveraires / So High / Gotham / Philadelphia 1949

last soulful song
French Coffey featuring Rozlin / From Nothing to Everything / Nothing from Nothing / Pick-a-Hit Records / Hollywood 1975

Friday, December 23, 2022

Hello, Mister Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 137

Album cover of Christmas Songs and Carols on Golden Records label, illustrated by Lowell Hess, showing Victorian carolers on a snowy evening near a gas street lamp with a wooden sign with Santa Claus's face on it.


Coffeetime, December 23, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58 
Dick Robertson / Don’t Wait ’Til the Night Before Christmas / Decca / 9.19.39 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra / “no sign of snow around”
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 11.2.50 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera Ellen [dubbed by Trudy Stevens] / Snow / soundtrack, Paramount movie White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
Nancy Wilson / That’s What I Want for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 11.18.63 / with celeste!

bed
Dexter Gordon / The Panther! / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 7.7.70 

set 2
Charles Schultz /[A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack] / dialogue snippet / [Buena Vista] / LA 1965 [1977] / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal) / Fantasy / LA 1965 / with the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael 
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / NBC TV broadcast, The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show / Hollywood 12.5.52
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller; cover by Lowell Hess
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

bed
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64 

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / Chicago 10.66 / with Charles Stepney, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Morris Jennings, drums
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / Chiaroscuro / Pittson PA, WVIA 1973
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Winter Wonderland / Victor / 10.23.34 / vocal =Joey Nash 
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 11.29.36 / vocal = The Three Sisters 
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / Hollywood fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Happy Holiday; Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955 / a sort of concept album
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / LA 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70 

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / Hollywood 6.14.46 / written by Robert Wells & Mel Tormé 
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town; Jingle Bells (Capitol Promos) / Capitol / Hollywood 9.17.47; 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67

Friday, December 16, 2022

The Best Playlists Happen While You’re Dancing: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 136

Scan of the cover for the 78 rpm Golden Record, Winter Wonderland and Mr. Snow, showing a cartoon illustration of children smiling on a sled and building a snowman.
Merry Xmas, Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 16, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Pepper Adams / Pepper Adams Quintet / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Mode / Hollywood 7.10.57 
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / So Far / Dawn / 6.12.56 
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You [written by Truman Virgil “Pinky” Tomlin] / Vocalion / 12.12.37 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You’re All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Jimmy Witherspoon / How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around / Swing Time / LA 1951
Sparky / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May 
Connee Boswell / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Decca / Hollywood 1946 / with Russ Morgan & his Orchestra
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters 

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

set 2
Bill Evans & Jim Hall / Intermodulation / Turn Out the Stars / Verve / 4.7.66 
John Graas / Sweet Saxophones [aka My Buddy] / Decca / LA 1.23.57 / Jack Montrose ts, Bill Perkins, ts, Paul Moer p, Paul Chambers b, Philly Joe Jones d
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Brunswick / 5.16.39 / vocal = Johnny MacAfee
Bing Crosby / That Christmas Feeling; I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time [Decca] / Hollywood 11.25.50 / duets with Gary and Lindsay Crosby; with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires [Jeff Alexander Chorus] 
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Crackerjack Christmas / Golden Records / 1958 / with Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra and Mr. Green Jeans aka Lumpy Brannum
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / / with the Starlighters & Rosemary Clooney, dialogue with Vera-Ellen & Rosemary Clooney (“I don’t weigh very much.”) 
Janet Orenstein / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / with the Videocraft Chorus
Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964

set 3
Big John Patton / The Way I Feel / Jerry / Blue Note / 6.19.64 
Illinois Jacquet / Jazz by Jacquet / Heads / Clef / 1954 
Sammy Kaye / Santa Claus Is on His Way / Victor / 1941 / vocal = The Three Kaydets
Mills Brothers / On This Christmas Eve / Decca / 9.8.49 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 1.11.50 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires  
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards

set 4
Bill Harris / The Harris Touch / Yesterdays / EmArcy / 5.2.57 
Herb Geller / Sleigh Ride / EmArcy / 1954
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
King Cole Trio / Jingle Bells / Standard transcription / LA 10.38
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 11.26.52 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Patti Hamilton & the Lovelites / My Baby Loves Me / Lovelite / Chicago 1971



Friday, December 09, 2022

Long Skirt Playlist Blues: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 135

Animated characters – pickpockets, old crone, and junk store owner -- screenshot from singing Plunderer's March from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
WMBR members finally returning to the basement of Walker Memorial.

Coffeetime, December 10, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Max Roach / Max Roach + Four / Ezz-Thetic / EmArcy / 9.19.56 
Tommy Potter / Tommy Potter’s Hard Funk / The Imp / East-West / Stockholm 9.10.56 
Mickey Alpert [aka Ben Selvin] & his Orchestra / Rain on the Roof / Columbia / 2.4.32 / vocal = Paul Small 
Floyd Dixon / Empty Stocking Blues / Aladdin / LA 9.50 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
Barbara Lea / A Woman in Love / Love Is Here to Stay / Riverside / 3.15.55 

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

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / Wrapped Tight / Beautiful Girl / Impulse! / 3.1.65 
Horace Parlan / Us Three / I Want to Be Loved / Blue Note / 4.20.60 
Ernie Royal / Accent on Trumpet / Stardust / Urania / 11.26.55 
Andy Iona & his Orchestra / When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop / Princess Aloha Soundie / Hollywood 1941
T-Bone Walker / Long Skirt Baby Blues / Black & White / LA 11.6.47
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Paul Frees, Royal Dano, Joan Gardner, and Laura Olsher / Plunderer’s March (We’re Despicable) / soundtrack to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol / 1961 / music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill 

set 3
Richard “Groove” Holmes & Gene Ammons / Groovin’ With Jug / Morris the Minor / Pacific Jazz / live at the LA club The Black Orchid, afternoon 8.15.61 
Jack Montrose / Blues and Vanilla / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / RCA Victor / 1956 
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now / Columbia / 3.47 / vocal = Snooky Lanson & the Sportsmen 
The Ink Spots / I Wish You the Best of Everything / Decca / 5.19.38 
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / By the Fireside / Jubilee / 1958 / with band arranged & conducted by Sy Oliver

set 4
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Sextet (10”)/ Dot’s Groovy / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.9.54 / Baker t, Bob Brookmeyer tb, Bud Shank bs, Russ Freeman p, Carson Smith b, Shelly Mann d, arranged by Jack Montrose
Bob Brookmeyer / The Street Swingers / Arrowhead / Pacific Jazz / 12.57 
Eddie Cantor / The Only Thing I Want For Christmas (Is Just to Keep the Things That I’ve Got) / Columbia / 11.26.39 / with Jerry Joyce and his Orchestra and The Robert Mitchell “Boychoir” 
The Charioteers / The General Jumped at Dawn / radio broadcast, Kraft Music Hall #339 / Hollywood 6.29.44 
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood 1968
The Chosen Gospel Singers / No Room in the Hotel / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Vel-Vetts / You Really Never Know Till It’s Over / Doré / LA 1966