Friday, May 20, 2022

A Certain Smile, A Certain Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 108

Danny Kaye and a ventriloquist's dummy that looks like him from the movie Knock on Wood
Yes. I *am* featuring yet another photo of Danny Kaye. So?

Coffeetime, May 20, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Howard McGhee / The Return of Howard McGhee / Rifftide / Bethlehem / 10.22.55 
Conte Candoli All Stars / Big Jazz / Zizanie / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60 
Sonny Stitt / Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements / Giuff / Verve / LA 2.16.59 
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Don’t Be That Way / Decca / 3.16.38 
Bob Causer & his Cornellians / I’m Playing with Fire / Melotone / 1.10.33 / vocal = Chick Bullock
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / [My Feet Are Killing Me, Marching In] The Infantry Blues / radio broadcast, AFRS Jubilee 41 / Hollywood summer 1943
Amos Milburn & his Aladdin Chicken-Shackers / Walking Blues / Aladdin / LA 1950
Dinah Washington / Since I Fell for You / Mercury / Chicago 11.13.47 / with the Rudy Martin Trio

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

set 2
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Since I Fell for You / Fantasy / San Francisco 11.61
Paul Desmond / Easy Living / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / RCA Victor / 7.14.64
Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Squeeze Me / HRS [Hot Record Society] / 4.6.40
Bing Crosby / Paradise / Brunswick / 3.15.32 / with Victor Young & the ARC Brunswick Studio Orchestra
Billie Holiday / On the Sentimental Side [take 1] / Columbia / 1.12.38 
The Larks / Lucy Brown / Apollo / 3.27.51
Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley / A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness / Voce Ja Foi Bahia / Verve / 9.20-23.66 

set 3
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Favela / Blue Note / 10.5.62 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya / Savoy / 6.28.55 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Deep Purple / Camel Caravan broadcast / Detroit 2.28.39 / vocal = Martha Tilton
The Marshall Brothers / I Won't Believe You Anymore / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story, Volume 3 / Night and Day / Clef / LA 12.52 

set 4
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Planetarium / Atlantic / LA 10.26.55 
Bud Shank / Bud Shank – Shorty Rogers / Paradise / Pacific Jazz / LA 5.2.55 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Rosetta / Bluebird / 3.6.35 / with celeste! 
Peggy Lee / Goody Goody / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 7.4.8.49 / with the Dave Barbour Four 
Gwen Verdon / The Girl I Left Home For / Find Me a Primitive Man / RCA Victor / 1956
Danny Kaye / All About You / Decca / 2.26.54 / from the Paramount movie Knock on Wood  
The Southern Harmonizers / What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? / Specialty / Hollywood late 1947

last soulful song
The Isley Brothers / The Heat Is On / For the Love of You (Part 1 & 2) / T-Neck / Burbank 1975 

Friday, May 13, 2022

It’s the Same Old Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 107

Elegant and talented Hadda Brooks.

Coffeetime, May 13, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers / We Six / Blue Note / 9.21.56 
Art Farmer / Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce / Forecast / Prestige / 10.21.55 
Pete Johnson’s Band / 627 Stomp / Decca / 11.11.40 
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / Blue Moon / Victor / 1.12.35 / vocal = Al Bowlly 
Johnny Otis Band / Mistrustin’ Blues / Savoy / 2.27.50 / vocals = Little Esther & Mel Walker 
Chris Connor / Sings Lullabys of Birdland / Try a Little Tenderness / Bethlehem / 8.9-11.54 / with Ellis Larkins Trio: Ellis Larkins p, Everett Barksdale g, Beverly Peer b

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

set 2
George Benson / The New Boss Guitar of George Benson with the Brother Jack McDuff Quartet / Easy Living / Prestige / 5.1.64 
Lou Donaldson & Clifford Brown / You Go to My Head / Blue Note / 6.9.53 
Coleman Hawkins [Leonard Feather's All Stars] / My Ideal / Commodore / 12.4.43  
Eddie Lang / April Kisses / Okeh / 4.1.27 
Helen Kane / I’ve Got It (But It Don’t Do Me No Good) / Victor / 7.1.30 
Comedian Harmonists / Dwarfs Yodel Song / HMV / London 12.15.38
Billy Eckstine & his Orchestra / I Love the Rhythm in a Riff / National / 5.2.45 
Julie London / Feeling Good / Girl Talk / Liberty / LA summer 1965 

set 3
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Slowly / Jazzland / 7.5.60 
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Jes’ Fine / Prestige / 5.18.60 
Hadda Brooks / Humoresque / Modern / 1947
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / It’s the Same Old Dream / Musicraft / LA 1946 / vocal = Mel Tormé
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’ll Never, Never Let You Go / Gotham / Philadelphia / 9.49 / vocal = Doris Knighton 
Jimmy Witherspoon / ’Spoon / It Only Happens Once / Reprise / Hollywood 12.8-9.59 

set 4
Stan Getz & Bob Brookmeyer / Recorded Fall ’61 / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Impulse! / 9.12-13.61 
Leroy Vinnegar / Leroy Walks! / Walkin' By the River / Contemporary / LA 9.23.57 
Peggy Lee / Lullaby of Broadway / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 7.16.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Jo Stafford / Blue Moon / Decca / 2.15.52 / with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston & his Orchestra 
C.B.S. Trumpeteers / Right John / Nashboro / Nashville 1959

last soulful song
The Dells / Stay in My Corner / Vee-Jay / 1965

Friday, May 06, 2022

My Playlist Has Circles Under His Eyes: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 106

Saluting our service members AND the Golden Gate Quartet!

Coffeetime, May 6, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Les Liaisons Dangereuse / No Problem #2 / Fontana / 7.28 & 29.59 
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / Potpourri / Prestige / 4.19.57 
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra / Lafayette / Victor / 12.13.32 
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / If the Moon Turns Green / HMV / London 4.13.35
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Look Out / Decca / 6.4.47
Billie Holiday / Billie Holiday Sings / These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) / Clef / 3.26.52

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

set 2
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Falling in Love with Love / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.1.59 
Kenny Drew / Pal Joey / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Riverside / 10.15.57 
Johnny Hodges / Blues A-Plenty / I Didn’t Know About You / Verve / 4.5.58 
Carl Kress & Dick McDonough / Stage Fright / Brunswick / 1.30.34
Sophie Tucker / My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes / Broadway / London 4.31
The Charioteers / Oooh! Look-A There Ain’t She Pretty? / Columbia / 12.5.47
Bill Kanady / Multiplication and Division / Division / Disneyland Records / LA 1963 
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Call on Me / Duke / Memphis 1962

set 3
Johnny Lytle / Done It Again / That’s the Way I Feel / Pacific Jazz / 1967 
Stanley Turrentine / Hustlin’ / The Hustler / Blue Note / 1.24.64 
Lester Young / Sunday / WMGM broadcast / live, Royal Roost 12.4.48 / Jesse Drakes t, Ted Kelly tb, Lester Young ts, Freddy Jefferson p, Tex Briscoe b, Roy Haynes d
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Blue Moon / Columbia / 1.15.35 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Four Vagabonds / The Pleasure’s All Mine / Apollo / 11.13.46
Chet Baker / [Chet Baker Sings] / Everything Happens to Me / Riverside / 8.58 

set 4
Lou Levy / A Most Musical Fella / Baubles, Bangles, & Beads / RCA Victor / LA 1.57 
Hal McKusick / The Jazz Workshop / One Score and Eight Horns Ago / RCA Victor / 4.4.56 
Red McKenzie & The Spirits of Rhythm / From Monday On / Decca / 9.11.34 
Peggy Lee / Aren’t You Glad You’re You / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 4.4.49 / with the Dave Barbour Four 
The Clovers / Fool, Fool, Fool / film / Hollywood early spring 1954 
Sammy Davis Jr. / Sammy’s Back on Broadway / I Want to Be with You / Reprise / Hollywood 4.1.65 /
Golden Gate Quartet / When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time / radio transcription / 1949 

last soulful song
Joyce Kennedy / Does Anybody Love Me / Blue Rock / Chicago 1965



Friday, April 29, 2022

Playlist, the Stars, and You: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 105

I believe in Robert Morse!

Coffeetime, April 29, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Charlie Byrd / Byrd’s Word / Tri-X / Riverside / 1958 
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Quintets / Royal Flush / Blue Note /1.5.58 
Red Nichols & his World Famous Pennies / Rockin’ in Rhythm / Bluebird / Chicago 6.18.34
Roy Fox & his Band / Midnight, the Stars and You / Decca / London 3.9.34 / vocal = Denny Dennis
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / I Know Your Wig Is Gone / Black & White / LA 9.13.47
Dinah Washington / [For Those in Love] / If I Had You / EmArcy / 3.15-17.55 

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / Jubilee Shout!!! / My Ship / Blue Note / 10.18.62 
Sonny Clark / Sonny’s Crib / Come Rain or Come Shine / Blue Note / 9.1.57 
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Man With a Horn / radio broadcast c. 1945
Ben Bernie & his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra / Hikin’ Down the Highway / Brunswick / Chicago 7.9.31 / vocal = Frank Sylvano 
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson / Doin’ the New Low Down / Brunswick / 12.29.32 / with Don Redman & his Orchestra
Charles Trenet / La vie qui va / soundtrack to the movie Je chante / Paris 1938
Robert Morse / I Believe in You / original Broadway cast score to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / RCA Victor / 1961

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Rough ’n’ Tumble / Walk on By / Blue Note / 7.1.66 
Ellis Larkins / Blue and Sentimental / At Loose Ends / Decca / 1956 / with Joe Benjamin b
Howard McGhee Jam Band / Trumpet at Tempo / Dial / 7.29.46 
Melody Masters aka The Southern Sons / Wig Blues / Apollo / 10.31.46 
Three Sharps and a Flat / Skinny-Do / Decca / 1939
The Andrew Sisters / Any Bonds Today? / Decca / 10.18.41 / with Vic Schoen & his Orchestra 
Rod McKuen / Alone After Dark / There Will Never Be Another You / Decca / 1960 / with Ellis Larkins p

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / When the Sun Comes Out / Verve / LA 1959 
Paul Horn / Plenty of Horn / Ebullience / Dot / 4.10.58 
Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra / Stop Watching the Clock / live, Orpheum Theater, LA 7.21.43 / with The Norton Sisters
Peggy Lee / Blue Moon / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 5.14.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie / Manufacturers of Soul / Chain Gang / Brunswick / 1968
Golden Gate Quartet / Packing Up - Getting Ready to Go / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
LaBrenda Ben / Just Be Yourself / Gordy / Detroit 1963



Friday, April 22, 2022

I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning (And the Playlist at Night): Coffeetime Homebrew ep 104

Kaye & Miss P: two icons who both win!

Coffeetime, April 22, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Leeway / Nakatini Suite / Blue Note / 4.28.60 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee-Way
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / La Villa / Blue Note / 1.30.55 
George Chisholm & his Jive Eight / Broadhurst Garden Blues / London Records / London 5.23.44 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / It’s the Natural Thing to Do / Decca / London 10.26.37 / vocal = Evelyn Dall
Hot Lips Page / Dance of the Tambourine / Savoy / 6.14.44
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers / Let’s Fall in Love / Verve / 1959 

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

set 2
Wes Montgomery / The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery / In Your Own Sweet Way / Riverside / 1.28.60 
Dick Sherman / Jazzville, Volume 1 / Everything Happens to Me / Dawn / 1956
Ike Quebec / She’s Funny That Way / Blue Note / 7.18.44
Jack Jenney / Stardust / Vocalion / 10.19.39 / arranged by Hugo Winterhalter
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / Sittin’ and Whittlin’ / Victor / Chicago 2.19.29 
Leslie A. “Hutch” Hutchinson / A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / Parlophone / London 1940
Bing Crosby / I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning (And the Moon at Night) / radio broadcast, Bing Crosby Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 10.16.46
Kaye Ballard / One Note Samba / TV broadcast, The Muppets Show, season 1 / London 11.76 / with Kermit & Miss Piggy; aired in spring 1977 

set 3
Seldon Powell / Sextet / She’s Funny That Way / Roost / 1956 
Paul Horn / Plenty of Horn / Chloe / Dot / 4.10.58 
Charlie Parker / Ornithology / live, The Royal Roost 12.11.48 
Ted Straeter, his Piano & The Straeter Singers / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / Sonora / Chicago 2.48
Jubalaires / Jube’s Blues / Standard transcription / late 1940s
The Four Barrons / Babs / Rhapsody / Hollywood c. 1946
Frank Sinatra / Everything Happens to Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1956 

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy’s Best / The Cute Monster / Dooto / Hollywood 2.17.58 
Lee Konitz / Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh / There Will Never Be Another You / Atlantic / 6.14.55 
Jack Sheldon / Jack Sheldon Quintet with Zoot Sims / Palermo Walk / Jazz:West / Hollywood 4.4.55 
Peggy Lee / Them There Eyes / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 5.7.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Eartha Kitt / That Bad Eartha / Avril au Portugal (The Whispering Serenade) / RCA Victor / 1953 / with Henri René & his Orchestra
Jubalaires / Wade in the Water / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Peppermint Harris / Wait Until It Happens to You / Jewel / Shreveport 1965

Friday, April 15, 2022

You’ve Got Dust on Your Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 103

The lowdown with Vanita and Shorty.

Coffeetime, April 15, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Jay Jay Johnson / Turnpike [alt] / Blue Note / 6.22.53 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Mandy, Make Up Your Mind / Vocalion / 4.7.39
Geraldo & his Orchestra / You’ve Got Dust on Your Coat / Decca / London 10.28.36 / vocal = unknown
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Thrill Me / Specialty / Hollywood 1946 / vocal = Camille Howard
Slim Gaillard / When Banana Skies Are Falling (I’ll Come Sliding Back to You) / MGM / 1950
Vivian Dandridge / The Look of Love / I Cover the Waterfront / Jubilee / 1968 

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane / Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane / Why Was I Born? / New Jazz / 3.7.58 
John Jenkins / John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell / Everything I Have Is Yours / Blue Note / 8.11.57 
Stuff Smith / She’s Funny That Way / Decca / Chicago 11.17.43 
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / I Didn’t Know / Victor / Detroit 11.24.24 
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra / She’s Funny That Way / Vocalion / Chicago 12.27.28 / vocal = Junie Cobb / Jimmie Noone cl, Joe Poston as, George Mitchell cornet, Fayette Williams tb, Alex Hill p, Junie Cobb banjo, Bill Newton tuba, Johnny Wells d
Eddy Howard & his Orchestra / Dreamer’s Holiday / radio broadcast transcription / Chicago 1949
The Delta Rhythm Boys & Ella Fitzgerald / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Decca / 8.29.46 
Sam Cooke / Twistin’ the Night Away / A Whole Lotta Woman / RCA Victor / 1961 

set 3
Big John Patton / The Way I Feel / Just ¾ / Blue Note / 6.19.64 
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones / April in Paris / Blue Note / 7.14.56 
Red Prysock & his House Rockers / Jump for George / Red Robin / 5.52
Vanita Smythe / Does You Do or Does You Don’t / Soundie / 1946 
The Mills Brothers / Someday (You’ll Want Me to Want You) / Decca / 8.11.49 
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Oh, Baby It Scares Me / Bethlehem / 11.2.55

set 4
Lionel Hampton / Hamp and Getz / Louise / Norgran / Hollywood 8.1.55 / Lionel Hampton vibes, Stan Getz ts, Lou Levy p, Leroy Vinnegar b, Shelly Manne d https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamp_and_Getz
Terry Gibbs / A Jazz Band Ball, Second Set / Tangerine / Mode / Hollywood 9.57 / subtitled “The Poor People of Beverly Hills” / Terry Gibbs marimba, Victor Feldman & Larry Bunker vibes, Lou Levy p, Max Bennett b, Mel Lewis d
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / 8.22.46 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Peggy Lee / Save Your Sorrow for Tomorrow / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 4.4.49 / with the Dave Barbour Four 
Beny Moré / Rumberos de Ayer / RCA / 1950s / duet with Lalo Montané, “El Dueto Fantasma”
Zion Harmonizers / Working the Road / Gotham / 1958

last soulful song
The Natural Four / Heaven Right Here on Earth / Love’s So Wonderful / Chicago 1975



Friday, April 08, 2022

Playlist in the Sky: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 102

Two actors kissing in a aerial balloon in the soundie "Sailboat in the Sky"
Get a room… or a sailboat… or a balloon!

Coffeetime, April 8, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jerome Richardson / Roamin’ with Richardson / Up at Teddy’s Hill / New Jazz / 10.21.59 
Grant Green / [Gooden’s Corner] / Shadrack / Blue Note / 12.23.61 
Will Osborne & his Orchestra / Organ Grinder’s Swing / Associated Transcription / 11.18.36
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / My Melancholy Baby / Columbia / 5.11.28 / vocal = Austin “Skin” Young 
Ruth Brown & The Delta Rhythm Boys / Sentimental Journey / Atlantic / 1950
Blossom Dearie / Give Him the Ooh-La-La / They Say It’s Spring / Verve / 9.12, 13.57 

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / Room with Skies / Ricordi / Milan 3.16.61 
Joe Newman / I Feel Like a Newman / Imagination / Storyville / 4.56 
Les Paul / It’s the Talk of the Town; I Found a New Baby / V-Disc 751B / Hollywood 6.46
Golden Gate Orchestra aka The California Ramblers / Stockholm Stomp / Edison Diamond Disc / 12.9.26
Clarence Williams’ Blue Five / Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me) / Okeh / 11.6.24 / vocal = Eva Taylor
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Blue Skies / V-Disc 1B / 7.15.41 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & chorus
Amos Milburn / My Baby’s Boogying / Aladdin / LA 9.12.46
The Vocaleers / How Soon / Red Robin / summer 1953 

set 3
Dorothy Ashby / Hip Harp / Pawky / Prestige / 3.21.58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_Harp
Ben Webster / [The Consummate Artistry of Ben Webster] / Poutin’ / Norgran [unissued] / 5.21.53 
Sonny Criss / Go Man! / If I Had You / Imperial / 7.10.56 
Flip Phillips / Flip Phillips – Buddy Rich Trio / Salute to the Pres / Clef / San Francisco 2.52
Hal Borne & his Orchestra / Sailboat in the Sky / Soundie / Hollywood 1942 / vocal = Johnnie Johnston, Ann Carmichael, Don Kent, & chorus
The Delta Rhythm Boys / The Laugh’s on Me / Atlantic / 1949
Joe Derise / Joe Derise with the Australian Jazz Quintet / Spring in Old New York / Bethlehem 1956

set 4
Dave Brubeck / My Favorite Things / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / Columbia / San Francisco 7.19.62 
Lee Konitz / Duet for Saxophone and Guitar / Prestige / 3.13.51 / Konitz as, Billy Bauer g
Charlie Ventura / An Evening with Mary Ann McCall and Charlie Ventura / It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) / Norgran / 1954 https://youtu.be/q3xX9Z8lnRw
Peggy Lee / Blue Skies / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 5.14.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Jimmy Durante / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / soundtrack to the MGM movie Billy Rose’s Jumbo / Hollywood 1962 
Fairfield Four / Come On to This Altar / Dot / 12.51

last soulful song
James Phelps / The Look on Your Face / Apache / Chicago 1971