Friday, July 31, 2020

On the Bumpy Road to Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 17

It’s easy to look up to Ben Webster.

Coffeetime, July 31, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley, et al / The Prestige All Stars – Tenor Conclave / Tenor Conclave / Prestige / 9.7.56
Ben Webster / The Soul of Ben Webster / Ev’s Mad / Verve / 7.58
Tiny Parham & his Musicians / Squeeze Me / Victor / Chicago 11.4.30
Dick Robertson & his Orchestra / Getting Some Fun Out of Life / Decca / 10.7.37
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / It’s a Great, Great Pleasure / Decca / 8.18.50
Annie Ross / Sings a Song with Mulligan! / Let There Be Love / World Pacific / 9.25.58 / the video I mentioned

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

set 2
Horace Parlan / Headin’ South / Prelude to a Kiss / Blue Note / 12.6.60
Flip Phillips / Collates / By the Lazy River / Mercury / 2.49
Charlie Ventura & his Sextet / I’m in the Mood for Love / Imperial / LA 5.46
Adrian Rollini Quartet / On the Bumpy Road to Love / Vocalion / 6.23.38 / vocal = The Tune Twisters
Ernie Fields & his Orchestra / T-Town Blues / Vocalion / 1939 / vocal = Melvin Moore
The Griffin Brothers / I’m Gonna Jump in the River / Dot / 1952 / vocal = Margie Day
Astrud Gilberto / Windy / Crickets Sing for Anamaria (Os Grillos) / Verve / 1969  / cover portrait by Howard Terpning

set 3
Bobby Hutcherson / Dialogue / Idle While / Blue Note / 4.3.65
Grant Green / Grant’s First Stand / Baby’s Minor Lope / Blue Note / 1.28.61
The Stars of Modern Jazz / Move / Christmas Voice of America broadcast / live, Carnegie Hall 12.25.49
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Getting Some Fun Out of Life / Victor / 10.12.37 / vocal = Edythe Wright
The Robins / I’m Through / Savoy / LA 2.13.50
Mel Tormé / ¡Olé Tormé! – Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May / Frenesi / Verve / LA 3.21.59

set 4
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Ecaroh / Riverside / 10.5, 6.59
Chuck Wayne / S.S. Cool / Progressive / 4.13.53
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Frenesi / Victor / Hollywood 3.3.40
Mamie Smith / Keep a Song in Your Soul / Okeh / 2.19.31
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Ben E. King / Spanish Harlem / Frenesi / Atco / 1960
The Kelly Brothers / I’ve Been Striving So Long / Federal / 1960

last soulful song
Dottie & Millie / Talkin’ About My Baby / Topper / Detroit 1966

Friday, July 24, 2020

I’ve Got That Lovin’ Bug Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 16

Lynn’s got some side eye for ya, Ray…

Coffeetime, July 24, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tina Brooks / One for Myrtle / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.2.61
Paul Quinichette / For Basie / Texas Shuffle / Prestige / 10.18.57
Horace Henderson & his Orchestra / Shufflin’ Joe / Vocalion / 2.27.40
Jackie Taylor & his Orchestra / That’s What I Like About You / Victor / 7.20.30 / vocal = The Boswell Sisters
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / What’s the Use / Specialty / Hollywood summer 1947
Dinah Washington / Darn That Dream / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54 [Harold Land opening on tenor]

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

set 2
Sonny Stitt &  Paul Gonsalves / Salt and Pepper / Stardust / Impulse! / 9.5.63
Willie “The Lion” Smith / Accent on Piano / Through for the Day / Urania / 1957
Glen Oswald’s Serenaders / Oh, Peter / Victor / LA 6.16.24
Red Nichols & his Orchestra / Keep a Song in Your Soul / Brunswick / 2.19.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson / Keep a Song in Your Soul / Brunswick / 5.27.31
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Forty-Second Street / Brunswick / 12.7.32 / vocal = Skinnay Ennis
T-Bone Walker / It’s a Low Down Dirty Deal / Black & White / Hollywood 12.46 / with the Al Killian Quintet
The Mellows / You’re Gone / Candlelight / 10.56

set 3
John Coltrane / Settin’ the Pace / I See Your Face Before Me / Prestige / 3.26.58
Brother Jack McDuff / Screamin’ / I Cover the Waterfront / Prestige / 10.23.62
Will Bradley & his Orchestra / I’m Tired of Waiting for You / Columbia / 7.23.41 / vocal = Lynn Gardner & Ray McKinley
The 4 Vagabonds / Murder, He Says / Standard transcription / LA 1943
Bob Dorough / Devil May Care / Midnight Sun / Bethlehem / 10.56

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 6 / Mad at the World / Contemporary / Hollywood 2.22.55
Bud Shank / Shank’s Pranks / Jasmine / Nocturne / Hollywood 3.25.54
Jack Montrose / By Jack Montrose with Bob Gordon / Have You Met Miss Jones / Atlantic / Hollywood 5.11, 12.55
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Eartha Kitt / Down to Earth / I’ve Got That Lovin’ Bug Itch / RCA Victor / LA 1955 / with the Henri René Orchestra [René, ts, p, Doc Severinsen t, Urbie Green tb, Walt Levinsky cl, Al Caiola g, unknown rest]
Bobby Darin / Once Upon a Time / BBC broadcast / Palladium Theatre, London, live 11.66 [hat tip to Paul Sherman ]
Golden Gate Quartet / Bye and Bye Little Children / Bluebird / 11.15.38 [last week by the Trumpeteers]

last soulful song
Ollie & the Nightingales / You’re Leaving Me / Stax / Memphis 1969





Friday, July 17, 2020

I See Your Playlist Before Me: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 15

I enjoy… the superior talent of Pat Suzuki!
Coffeetime, July 17, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Oliver Nelson / Main Stem / Latino / Prestige / 8.25.61
Zoot Sims / Down Home / There’ll Be Some Changes Made / Bethlehem / 6.7.60
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Rock-A-Bye Basie / Lang-Worth Transcription / 1.10.44 / featuring Buddy Tate on tenor
Ambrose & his Orchestra / I’m on a Diet of Love / Decca / London 2.18.30 / vocal = Sam Browne
Buddy Johnson & his Orchestra / You Had Better Change Your Ways / Decca / 12.9.47 / vocal = Arthur Prysock
Carmen McRae / This Will Make You Laugh / Decca / 6.14.55

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

set 2
Horace Parlan / Up & Down / Lonely One / Blue Note / 6.18.61
Barry Harris / Listen to Barry Harris… Solo Piano / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Riverside / 12.7.60
Hank Mobley / Dippin’ / I See Your Face Before Me / Blue Note / 6.18.65
Cliff Edwards / Love Is Just Around the Corner / Melotone / 10.19.34 / with the Eton Boys
Mildred Bailey & her Orchestra / I See Your Face Before Me / Vocalion / 1.10.38
Lowell Fulsom / I Took  a Long Time / Checker / Chicago 1959
Etta James / Call My Name / It’s All Right / Cadet / Chicago 12.66

set 3
Duke Pearson / Honey Buns / New Girl / Atlantic / 5.24–25.65
Buck Clayton / Buck and Buddy Blow the Blues / Rompin’ at Red Bank / Prestige Swingville / 9.15.61
Fats Navarro / Barry’s Bop / Savoy / 12.5.47
Savannah Churchill & the Sentimentalists / I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You) / Manor / 12.46 / The Sentimentalists were comprised of the Brown Dots and later became the Four Tunes
The Striders / Make My Coffee Black / Video Varieties short / 5.18.49
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / I See Your Face Before Me / Bethlehem / 10.55

set 4
Barney Kessel / Breakfast at Tiffany’s / The Big Heist / Reprise / LA 1961
Hampton Hawes / Four! / Love Is Just Around the Corner / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58
André Previn Trio / California Clipper / Sunset / Hollywood 10.13.45 [Previn p, Dave Barbour g, John Simmons b]
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Gay Crosse & his Good Humor Six / Light Up and Relax / Capitol / Hollywood 1.18.49
Pat Suzuki / I Enjoy Being a Girl / Ed Sullivan Show / 1.18.59
The Trumpeteers / By and By / Score / Baltimore 9.12.47

last soulful song
Dee Dee Sharp / He’s No Ordinary Guy / Cameo / 1964





Friday, July 10, 2020

Mama, I Wanna Make Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 14

Mas que nada, baby…
Coffeetime, July 10, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Goin’ Up Up Up / A Peck a Sec / Blue Note / 11.6.60
Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Over the Rainbow / Columbia / 2.5.57
Boyd Raeburn & his Orchestra / Magic Is the Moonlight / transcription / 1944 /  arranged by Johnny Mandel
Clicquot Club Eskimo Orchestra / At Sundown (When Love Is Calling Me Home) / Columbia / 2.25.27 / vocal = Tom Stacks / Clicquot Club history by descendent of inventor; more about Clicquot Club from a bottle collector
The Robins / Around about Midnight / Score / LA 5.27.49
Dakota Staton / More Than the Most! / The Crazy Things We Do / Capitol / 1959 / arranged & conducted by Sid Feller

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

set 2
Red Garland / When There Are Grey Skies / Sonny Boy / Prestige / 10.9.62
Junior Mance / Happy Time / Azure-té / Jazzland / 6.20.62
Urbie Green / Urbie: East Coast Jazz, Volume 6 / On Green Dolphin Street / Bethlehem / 1.19.55 
Teddy Wilson / Moonlight on the Ganges / Musicraft / 11.19.46
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm / Variety / 8.31.37
Pee Wee Crayton / When It Rains, It Pours / Aladdin / LA 11.5.51 [Austin McCoy p, Red Callendar b, Lee Young d]
Nancy Walker / Wonderful Town / Ya Got Me / Decca / 1953
Faye Adams / Crazy Mixed Up World / Herald / 1954

set 3
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Azure-té / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Bill Jennings / Enough Said! / Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) / Prestige / 8.21.59
Dizzy Gillespie / Tin Tin Deo / Savoy / 3.1.51
Harlan Leonard & his Rockets / Dig It / Bluebird / Chicago 11.13.40 / vocal = Myra Taylor
Delta Rhythm Boys / I’d Rather Be Wrong Than Blue / Decca / 2.1.50
Ray Bolger & Eileen Herlie / All American / Once Upon a Time / Columbia / 1962

set 4
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / Tin Tin Deo / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Richie Kamuca / Richie Kamuca Quartet / Fire One / Mode / Hollywood 6.5.57
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
Jorge Ben / Samba Esquevo Novo / Mas Que Nada / Phillips / Rio de Janeiro 1963
Swanee Quintet / Oh Yes He Will / Nashboro / Nashville 1961

last soulful song
Lee Williams & the Cymbals / It’s Everything About You (That I Love) / Carnaval / 1968



Friday, July 03, 2020

A Playlist, A Piccolo, and You: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 13

Buck & Bubbles bring life to sheet music!
Coffeetime, July 3, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Afrodisia / Blue Note / 3.29.55
Pepper Adams / The Cool Sounds of Pepper Adams / Like What Is This? / Regent / 11.19.57
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Shoemaker’s Holiday / Vocalion / 2.7.39
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / A Bungalow, A Piccolo, and You / Columbia / London 1932 / vocal = Val Rosing
Buck & Bubbles / Have You Got Any Castles Baby / from the Warner Brothers movie Varsity Show / Hollywood 1937  -- > I forgot to back announce them last week!
Floyd Dixon / Long Distance Blues / Aladdin [unissued] / LA 1950 / vocal = Mari Jones
Helen Humes / Songs I Like to Sing! / Imagination / Contemporary / 8.8.60

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

set 2
Doug Watkins / Soulnik / Imagination / New Jazz / 5.17.60
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Skylark / Prestige / 10.21.66
Don Elliott / Mellophone / Summer Setting / Bethlehem / 1.19.55
Eddie Lang & Frank Signorelli / Melody Man’s Dream / Okeh / 10.21.27
The Pied Pipers / In the Middle of May / Capitol / Hollywood 1945
Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Come Unto Me / Decca / Nashville 1.10.52
Frankie Laine / One for My Baby / Love Is Such a Cheat / Columbia / LA 1951 / with the Ryerson Guitars

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Sastanak U Studiju [Meeting in Studio] / Nežna Flauta [Minor Flute] / RTB / Belgrade, Yugoslavia 6.16.60
Kenny Burrell / Soul Call / Mark One / Prestige / 4.7.64
Lester Young / Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid / Aladdin / Chicago 2.18.47
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Ha Ha Shout / Decca / 7.14.37
Charlie Spivak & his Orchestra / When I See an Elephant Fly / Okeh / Chicago 1941 / vocal = The Stardusters
Bobby Troup / The Songs of Bobby Troup / Skylark / Bethlehem / LA 1.28.55

set 4
Jack Sheldon & His Exciting All-Stars / Play, Buddy, Play! / I’m Also a Person / GNP Crescendo / LA 7.20.57   
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / S’Pacific View / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
King Cole Trio / You’ve Changed / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.5.47
Marlena Shaw / The Spice of Life / Looking Through the Eyes of the World / Cadet / Chicago 1968
The Soul Stirrers / Jesus Done Just What He Said / Specialty / Hollywood 3.1.51

last soulful song
The Hesitations / I’m Ready / GWP / 1969



Friday, June 26, 2020

Violets for Your Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 12

Esther says, “Don’t you know – I never age, Don Cornelius!”
Coffeetime, June 26, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / This I Dig of You / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Sonny Stitt / The Hard Swing / The Way You Look Tonight / Verve / 2.9.59
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Plain Dirt / Victor / 11.5.29
Little Jack Little / I’d Like to Dunk You in My Coffee / Columbia / Hollywood 12.7.34
Buck & Bubbles / Oh! Lady Be Good / Columbia / 1.4.34
Little Esther & Mel Walker / Deceivin’ Blues / Savoy / Cleveland 6.20.50 / with Johnny Otis Orchestra
Esther Phillips / Esther / Crazy He Calls Me / Atlantic / 1967

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

set 2
Bud Shank / New Groove / The Awakening / Pacific Jazz / LA 5.61
Jutta Hipp / Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims / Violets for Your Furs / Blue Note / 7.28.56
Mel Powell / Hommage á Debussy / Disques ABC Paris / Paris 1.45 [members of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force big band]
The Goofus Five / Lazy Weather / Okeh / 6.15.27
University Six / Lazy Weather / Columbia / 5.26.27 / vocal = Arthur Fields
Vera Lynn / Wish Me Luck As You Wave Goodbye / Decca / London 1939
B.B. King / Why Do Everything Happen to Me / Kent / LA 1958

set 3
J.J. Johnson / Blue Trombone / Blue Trombone (Parts 1 & 2) / Columbia / 4.26.57
J.J. Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 / Coffee Pot / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Spirits of Rhythm / Shoutin’ in the Amen Corner / Brunswick / 9.14.34
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / That’s the Way It Goes / Columbia / 9.25.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine’s Imagination / I Cover the Waterfront / EmArcy / 12.27.57

set 4
Eddie Costa / Guys and Dolls Like Vibes / I’ll Know / Coral / 1.15, 17.58
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Astral Alley / Atlantic / LA 12.6.55
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich / The Sounds of ’66 / Come Back to Me / Reprise / 12.66
Jubalaires / My God Called This Morning / Queen / Cincinnati 2.47

last soulful song
Tobi Lark / Challenge My Love / Topper / Detroit 1966

Friday, June 19, 2020

What More Can a Playlist Do: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 11

Debonair Tony, making clever sartorial use of a couple of tablecloths.

Coffeetime, June 19, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider / Blue Lace / Blue Note / 5.27.61
Oscar Pettiford / Oscar Pettiford Sextet / Burt’s Pad / Swing / 3.21.54
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Sensation / Brunswick / 3.19.27
Thelma Terry & her Playboys / Dusky Stevedore / Columbia / 9.27.28 / vocal = Joe Davis
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers / Boogie-Woogie Lou / Specialty / Hollywood 10.11.51
Nancy Wilson / Broadway – My Way / I’ll Know / Capitol / Hollywood 1964

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

set 2
Thad Jones / Mad Thad / Medley: Flamingo; If You Were Mine; I’m Through with Love; Love Walked In / Period / 1.6.57
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / When Sunny Gets Blue / Epic / 7.13.61
Eddie South / Yesterdays / Gold Seal / late 10.46 / with Shandor’s Gypsy Orchestra
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / It Was Only a Sun Shower / Victor / 9.8.27 / vocal = Dusty Rhodes
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Antidisestablishmentarianismist / V-Disc 843B / Hollywood 9.30.47 / vocal = Ray Nance
Ella Mae Morse / Bombo B. Bailey / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
Frank Sinatra & Vivian Blaine / Sue Me / soundtrack of MGM movie Guys and Dolls / Hollywood 3.9.55

set 3
Harold Vick / Steppin’ Out / Trimmed in Blue / Blue Note / 5.27.63
Sahib Shihab / Summer Dawn / Lillemor / Argo / Cologne, Germany 5.8, 9.64
Bud Powell / The Amazing Bud Powell / Ornithology / Blue Note [5003] / 8.9.49 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Bud_Powell
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Just Let Me Look at You / Victor / 1.6.38 / vocal = Jack Leonard
The Hipp Cats / It Must Be Jelly (’Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That) / Decca / 8.13.38
Joe Mooney / On the Rocks / Warm Kiss and Cold Heart / Decca / 1.1.47

set 4
Joe Mooney / On the Rocks / What More Can a Woman Do / Decca / 12.12.47
Wardell Gray / Taking a Chance on Love / live, The Haig, Hollywood / 9.8.52
King Cole Trio / Baby, Baby All the Time [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 4.17.46
Anthony Newley / There’s No Such Thing As Love / Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope Special, NBC / Hollywood 12.18.69
Golden Gate Quartet / Do Unto Others / Columbia / 10.47

last soulful song
The Futures / Our Thing / Amjo / Philadelphia 1970