Friday, February 15, 2019

I'm Gonna Write a Letter to My Playlist

Dean makes himself comfortable.

Coffeetime, February 15, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Jenkins & Donald Byrd / Jazz Eyes / Orpheus / Regent / 9.10.57
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.16.58
Johnny Marvin / Little By Little / Victor / 8.3.29 / with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy
The Three Keys / Jig Time / Brunswick / 9.8.32
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / (You’ll Always Be) The One I Love / Signal / 10.22.55 / vocal = Ernestine Anderson

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Tenderly / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Yusef Lateef / Into Something / You’ve Changed / New Jazz / 12.29.61
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / You Are Too Beautiful / Dawn / 6.12.56
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / Have You Met Miss Jones? / Keynote / 8.9.46
Joe Venuti Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34
Ella Logan / Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Music, Lost My Man / broadcast, Casino de Paree revue / 4.4.35 / with Abe Lyman & his Californians
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / Mama Don’t Allow / Capitol / Hollywood 6.16.47
Vikki Carr / Discovery, Vol. II / Like Love / Liberty / LA 1964

set 3
Ray Charles / The Genius After Hours / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Atlantic / 11.20.56
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / In a Meditating Mood / Signal / 10.22.55
Erskine Butterfield / Boogie Woogie Barcarolle / Joe Davis / 8.17.44
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I’m in Love with the Honorable So and So / Bluebird / 3.12.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
The Basin Street Boys / I’m Gonna Write a Letter to My Baby / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with the Eddie Beal Trio (including Lucky Thompson)
Matt Dennis / Matt Dennis Plays & Sings Matt Dennis: Live in Hollywood / Everything Happens to Me / Trend / live Tally Ho Club, Hollywood 1953

set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / The Duke / Contemporary / LA 8.30,31 & 9.1.60
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / The Bad and the Beautiful / Mercury / 1959
Larry Adler / They All Laughed / Columbia / London 6.3.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Eartha Kitt / RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt / C’est Si Bon / RCA Victor / 1953
The Mills Brothers / San Antonio Rose / I’m an Old Cowhand / Dot / 1961
The Trumpeteers / Don’t Miss That Train / Okeh / 1.2.52

last soulful song
Leroy Hutson / Love Oh Love / Love Oh Love / Curtom / Chicago 1973


Friday, February 08, 2019

Let's Say Hello to the Playlist

Martha tickles while Calvin has her back.

Coffeetime, February 8, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Farmer & Donald Byrd / 2 Trumpets / Contour / Prestige / 8.3.56
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Marcia Lee / Atlantic / LA 8.16.55
Teddy Wilson Sextet / Tiger Rag / radio broadcast, The Mildred Bailey Show / 1.19.45
Noël Coward / I Travel Alone / HMV / London 10.29.34 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
Camille Howard & her Boy Friends / Easy / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51
Don Elliott with Irma Curry / Love Is a Necessary Evil / Goin’ Back to Joe’s / Columbia / 1.62

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / Comin’ Your Way / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Blue Note / 1.20.61
Buddy Collette / Nice Day with Buddy Collette / Over the Rainbow / Contemporary / LA 12.22.58
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / How Deep Is the Ocean / Dawn / 1956
Sol Hoopii / Radio Blues / Columbia / LA 10.13.27
Walter Huston / Let’s Say Hello to the Ladies / NBC radio broadcast, Good News of 1940 / Hollywood 1940
The Merry Macs / Breathless / Decca / Hollywood 1942
Magnificents / Don’t Leave Me / Vee Jay / 3.58

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / I Remember You / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers / Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / Impulse! / 6.14.61
Charlie Parker / Mohawk / Clef / 6.6.50
Golden Gate Quartet / Sweet Adeline / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.24.38
Etta Jones / Long, Long Journey / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra
Martha Davis / Martha Davis and Spouse / Mine / ABC-Paramount / 1957

set 4
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / Bloke’s Blues / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / Then I’ll Be Tired of  You / RCA Victor / 10.2.61
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / On the Sentimental Side / Vocalion / 1.27.38 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Phil Harris & Orchestra / Some Little Bug / Ara / Hollywood c. 11.45
Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor / Moses Supposes / MGM movie, Singin’ in the Rain / Hollywood 1951
Golden Gate Quartet / God Almighty Said / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
Lulu / New Routes / Where’s Eddie / Atco / Muscle Shoals 1970



Friday, February 01, 2019

My Playlist Is in Your Hands

Fayard's sure Harold sings from the heart.

Coffeetime, February 1, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / Buzz-at / Riverside / 12.27.61
Max Roach / Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene / Shirley / EmArcy / Chicago 6.3.58
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Flat Third Jive / radio transcription / mid-1940s
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Goody Goodbye / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = The 3 Blue Notes
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) / Black & White / LA 2.49 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Dakota Staton / Ballads and the Blues / Time Was / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

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

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Freedom Suite / Till There Was You / Riverside / spring 1958
Cy Coleman / Why Try to Change Me Now / Little Darlin’ / Westminster / 1960
Johnny Guarnieri’s All Star Orchestra / Salute to Fats  / Savoy / 4.18.44
Joe Venuti Orchestra / Stardust / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34 / vocal = Louis Prima
Fats Waller / My Fate Is in Your Hands / Victor / 12.4.29
Billy Boy [Arnold] / Here’s My Picture / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.55
The Ferrers [Rosemary Clooney & José Ferrer] / Oh Captain! / Keep It Simple / MGM / 1958

set 3
The Manhattan Jazz All-Stars / Swinging “Guys and Dolls” / My Time of Day / Columbia / 11.4.59
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / A Foggy Day / Prestige / 8.17.56
Wardell Gray / Get Happy / personal recording: Bob Andews Archive [Xanadu] / live, The Haig, Hollywood 9.9.52
Noble Sissle & his Orchestra / That’s What Love Did to Me / Decca / 3.11.36 / vocal = Lena Horne
The 4 Vagabonds / Duke of Dubuque / Bluebird / 12.17.41
Jerry Colonna / Entertains at Your Party… / August in Azusa / Bravo / 1959

set 4
Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz / Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Verve [unissued] / LA 12.12.57
The Nicholas Brothers / They Say He Ought to Dance / Decca / 12.6.37
Charles Aznavour / Je te rechaufferai / Barclay / Paris 1965
The Five Trumpets / My Chains Fell Off / Gotham / 1950

last soulful song
The Impressions / Gypsy Woman / ABC-Paramount / 1961



Friday, January 25, 2019

Return, Playlist O’ Mine

A great day in Belgium: Benny Golson’s still around and still playing!

Coffeetime, January 25, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Lion’s Den / Blue Note / 12.11.60
John Coltrane / Settin’ the Pace / If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You / Prestige / 3.26.58
The Ramblers / I’ll Never Give In / Decca [unissued] / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 3.24.37
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / Day by Day / Columbia / London 5.12.32 / vocal = Sam Browne
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / There’s Good Blues Tonight / Decca / 2.26.46 / vocal = Annisteen Allen
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book / Remind Me / Verve / LA 1.5-7.63

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

set 2
Benny Golson / The Other Side of Benny Golson / Cry a Blue Tear / Riverside / 11.12.58
Webster Young / For Lady / God Bless the Child / Prestige / 6.14.57
Chuck Wayne / I Only Have Eyes for You / National [unissued] / 11.27.48
Eddie Cole & his Gang / That’s Right! / Gotham [unissued] / Philadelphia c. 1948
Amos Milburn & his Aladdin Chickenshackers / I’m Gonna Tell My Mama / Aladdin / LA 9.21.50
Judy Holliday / Holliday with Mulligan / Blue Prelude / MGM [unissued] / 4.10-17.61

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / One Flight Down / Jazzland / 6.14-15.61
Joe Gordon / Lookin’ Good! / Non-Viennese Waltz Blues / Contemporary / LA 7.11, 12 & 18.61
Bobby Smith & his Saxophone & Orchestra / Lightfoot / Ruby / c. 1951
The Five Breezes / Return, Gal O’Mine / Bluebird / Chicago 11.15.40
Kay Starr / Should I / Jewel / LA 5.45 / with Ben Pollack & his Orchestra
Fred Astaire / Easy to Dance With / So Near and Yet So Far / Verve / LA 3.27.57 / with Buddy Bregman’s Orchestra

set 4
Jack Sheldon / Jazz West Coast, Vol 2 / Leroy’s Blues / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.18.55
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / I Only Have Eyes for You / Metronome / Stockholm 3.24.51
Wini Brown / I Met a Stranger / National [unissued] / 11.27.48
T-Bone Walker / On Your Way Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 11.7.47
Teresa Brewer / Music, Music, Music / There’ll Be Some Changes Made / Coral / 1955
Dixie-aires / Zebedee Found the Magic Stone / Exclusive / 1949

last soulful song
The Diplomats / Accept Me / Dynamo / 1969

Friday, January 18, 2019

Bud (The Playlist)

Sell it, Gene!

Coffeetime, January 18, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Farmer / Farmer’s Market / Wailin’ with Hank / New Jazz / 11.23.56
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / At Basin Street / Love Is a Many Splendored Thing / EmArcy / 1.4.56
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Nightfall / Vocalion / London 4.15.36
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra / Who? / Decca / 9.14.34 / vocal = Orlando Roberson
Sy Oliver & his Orchestra / You Can’t Tell the Depth of the Well / MGM / 8.8.47
Bob Range / I Can’t Sleep / Apollo / 9.13.49
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / This Is Always / 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
Jimmy Hamilton / Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / The Nearness of You / Everest / 1960
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones / If Someone Had Told Me / Blue Note / 7.14.56
Zoot Sims / Memories of You / Prestige / 1950
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Black and Blue Bottom / Columbia / 9.29.26
Robert Farnon & his Orchestra / Pictures in the Fire / The Nearness of You / Decca / 11.15.46 / vocal = Carole Carr
Jay McShann & his Orchestra / Got You Begging / EmArcy / 10.27.51 / vocal = Pee Wee Crayton
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / Where You At / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 3
Sergio Mendes / Brazil’s Super Hits / The Girl from Ipanema / Atlantic / 19s64
Charlie Mariano / Charlie Mariano /  Blues / Bethlehem / 7.11.55
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Sanctifying the Blues / Gotham / Philadelphia c. 1950
The Charioteers / Why Should I Complain? / Columbia / 7.20.39
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Dolores / Capitol / Hollywood 1.20.41 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers
Johnny Hartman / Just You, Just Me… / A Woman Always Understands / Regent / 12.18.47

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Bud (The Whippet) / Contemporary / 3.14.54
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / Mutual Admiration Society / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18-19.58
King Cole’s Swingsters / I Lost Control of Myself / Keystone transcription / LA 1.14.39 / vocal = Bonnie Lake
Gene Kelly / Broadway Melody / from MGM movie Singing in the Rain / Hollywood 1952
The Ravens / I’ll Be Back / EmArcy / 12.52
Dixie-aires [aka Dixieaires] / Buckle My Shoe / Spirituals / LA 12.49

last soulful song
Margie Joseph / Nobody / Volt / Memphis 1969

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

My O’Darlin’ My O’Lovely My O’Playlist

Pearl doesn’t wanna hear it, Andy!

Coffeetime, January 11, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Gillespie / The Cool World / Duke on the Run / Philips / 4.21.64
Hampton Hawes / Four Real! / Numbers Game / Contemporary / 3.17.58
Jimmie Lunceford & his Chickasaw Syncopators / Sweet Rhythm / Victor / Memphis 6.6.30
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Sunday / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal= Keller Sisters & Lynch
Wynonie Harris / Wynonie’s Boogie / King / 12.13.47
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / Softly / EmArcy / Hollywood 4.21.55

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

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Time After Time / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Curtis Fuller / New Trombone / Namely You / Prestige / 5.11.57
Louis Prima & his New Orleans Gang / (Looks Like I’m) Breakin’ the Ice / Decca / 11.1.34
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / My O’Darlin’ My O’Lovely My O’Brien / Columbia / 6.5.47 / vocal = Clooney Sisters & Tony Pastor
Johnny Gilbert / Bye Bye Blackbird / Imperial / LA 1963

set 3
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / I'm Movin’ On / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Grant Green / Blues for Lou / This Little Girl of Mine / Blue Note / 2.20.63
Eddie Safranski’s All Stars / Jam Session at the Savoy / Savoy / 2.26.46
Maxine Sullivan / St. Louis Blues / Victor / 6.29.38 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra
The Syncopaters / Out in the Cold Again / National / 10.49
Matt Dennis / Give Her a Kiss [45 rpm EP] / Have You Met Miss Jones? / RCA / 1955

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Far Wes / Far Wes / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.18.58
Paul Smith / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / Tampa / Hollywood 11.13.53
Mildred Bailey / Me and the Blues / Me and the Blues / Savoy / 1947
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim / Willie’s Blues / That’s All I Want Baby / Prestige Bluesville / 12.3.59
Pearl Bailey / The Real Pearl Bailey / He’s Gone / Project 3 / 1968 / with Louis Bellson & his Orchestra
The Detroiters / Ride On King Jesus / Specialty / Detroit 8.14.51

last soulful song
 LaVern Baker / I’m the One to Do It / Brunswick / 1969



Friday, January 04, 2019

Loneliness Is a Playlist

Lena’s shoulders inspire me…
Coffeetime, January 4, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
JR Monterose / JR Monterose / Wee-Jay / Blue Note / 10.21.56
Philly Joe Jones / Drums Around the World / Stablemates / Riverside / 5.4.59
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Stompology / Victor / 4.14.37
Ambrose & his Orchestra / They Didn’t Believe Me / Victor / London 10.1.31 / vocal = Sam Browne & the Carlyle Cousins
Buddy Johnson & his Orchestra / Satisfy My Soul / Decca / 10.26.50 / vocal = Ella Johnson
Anita O’Day / At Mister Kelly’s / Loneliness Is a Well / Verve / Chicago 4.27.58

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

set 2
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / Alone and I / Blue Note / 5.28.62
Hank Mobley / Poppin’ / Darn That Dream / Blue Note / 10.20.57
The Creed Taylor Orchestra / Lonelyville: The Nervous Beat / Dream Beat / ABC-Paramount / 1959
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Squeeze Me / Bluebird / 8.10.39
Lena Horne / Honeysuckle Rose / from MGM movie Thousands Cheer / Hollywood 1943 / with Benny Carter & his Orchestra
Johnny Mercer / Sweet Lorraine / radio transcription / Hollywood 1944 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra
The Clovers / Fool, Fool, Fool / Atlantic / 7.12.51

set 3
Lee Morgan / Leeway / The Lion and the Wolff / Blue Note / 4.28.60
The Young Lions / Fat Lady / Vee-Jay / 4.25.60
The Five Nephews [aka The Spirits of Rhythm] / Rhythm / ARC / 10.24.33
Sy Oliver & his Orchestra  / Sentimental Sy / Without a Song / Dot / 5.58 / vocal = Dave Vogel

set 4
Art Pepper / The Art Pepper Quartet / Besame Mucho / Tampa / LA 11.23.56
Shorty Rogers & his Giants / Cool and Crazy / The Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud / RCA Victor / LA 4.2.53
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / 71 / Columbia / 1.18.40
The Ink Spots / To Each His Own / Decca / 7.8.46
Ethel Waters / Shades of Blue / Man Wanted / Remington [Continental] / 4.19.46 / with JC Heard & his Orchestra
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra / Dancetime with Cugat / Madalena / RCA Victor / 1953 / vocal = Abbe Lane & Juan Guerrero
Golden Gate Quartet / Let the Liar Alone / Bluebird / 8.10.38

last soulful song
Al Green / Call Me / Have You Been Making Out OK? / Hi / Memphis 1972