Friday, December 06, 2019

It’s the Playlist in Me

How great was Teddy Pendergrass?!
Coffeetime, December 6, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Mustang / Fly Little Bird Fly / Blue Note / 6.24.66
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Flight / My Girl Shirl / Blue Note / 1.25.60
Coleman Hawkins & his Sax Ensemble / Three Little Words / Keynote / 5.21.44
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / So Tired / Victor / 12.12.27 / vocal = Hoagy Carmich;;ael
Joseph “Mr. Google Eyes” August & his 4 Bars / Rock My Soul / Coleman Records / c. 1946
Elaine Delmar / Swinging the Bard / Live with Me and Be My Love / Atco / 1964 / with The Elizabethan Consort of Viols & Geoffrey Emmott’s Recorder Consort

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

set 2
Shelly Manne / Shelly Manne & his Men at the Black Hawk, volume 4 / Just Squeeze Me / Contemporary / Black Hawk, San Francisco 9.24.59
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Blackbirds Revue Finale: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; Doin’ the New Low Down; I Must Have that Man; Baby; Dixie; Diga Diga Doo; Porgy; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (reprise) / Brunswick  / 2.17.33
Ethel Merman / It’s the Animal in Me / from Paramount film The Big Broadcast of 1936 / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.17.35
Georgia Carr / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol [unreleased] / Hollywood mid-1950s
T-Bone Walker / News for You Baby / Imperial / LA 12.51

set 3
Illinois Jacquet / The Soul Explosion / The Soul Explosion / Prestige / 3.25.69
Art Farmer / To Sweden with Love / Kristallen den Fina (The Fine Crystal) / Atlantic / Stockholm 4.30.64
Mills Brothers / Diga Diga Doo / Columbia / 12.27.32 / with Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Begging for Love / Decca / 4.11.47 / vocal = Paul Breckinridge
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of You / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball Adderley & the Poll-Winners / Never Will I Marry / Riverside / LA 6.5.60
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons) / Capitol / 8.22.46
Dinah Washington / A Sunday Kind of Love / Mercury / Chicago 12.55
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood  1968
Highway QC’s / I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This; I’ll Trust His Word / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1956

last soulful song
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes / Wake Up Everybody / Keep on Lovin’ You / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1975

Friday, November 29, 2019

Got a Playlist with an Angel

Dance your Emotions!
Coffeetime, November 29, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Giant Steps (alt take) / Atlantic / 5.5.59
Lee Morgan / Volume 3 [1557] / Hasaan’s Dream / Blue Note / 3.24.57
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Stampede / Vocalion / 3.22.37
Bert Lown & his Orchestra / I’ll Build a Nest / Bluebird /  5.18.33 / vocal = Ted Hold
Wally Mercer / Sad & Blue / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54
Helen Carr / Got a Date with an Angel / Bethlehem / LA 11.11.55

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

set 2
Blue Mitchell / Down With It! / Alone, Alone and Alone / Blue Note / 7.14.65
Milt Jackson / Milt Jackson / The Nearness of You / Prestige / 5.20.55
Ben Webster / Memories of You / Commodore / 3.18.44
Kay Kyser & his Gentlemen from the Carolines / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me / radio broadcast / 1934 / duet with Sully Mason
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Cabin in the Sky / AFRS #32 / Hollywood late spring 1943 / vocal = Earl Warren; master of ceremonies = Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Wynona Carr / What Do You Know (About Love) / Specialty / Hollywood 1957

set 3
Red Garland / Solar / I Just Can’t See for Looking / Jazzland / 1.30.62
Yusef Lateef / The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef / Lateef Minor / Riverside / 5.9.60
Gene Ammons / Don’t Do Me Wrong / Chess / Chicago 2.28.49
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Beedle De Beedle De Bop Bop (Adi Eedi Idio) / Decca / 7.19.37
Anita O’Day / I Apologize / London / 12.27.50 / with Ben Homer & his Orchestra
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Willow Weep for Me / Verve / LA 1.11.57

set 44
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing / Wail Street / Contemporary / LA 3.28.55
Benny Carter / Jazz Giant / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me / Contemporary / 4.21.58
Hot Lips Page & his Orchestra / You Need Coachin’ / Commodore / 9.29.44
Frankie Laine / Rockin’ / That’s My Desire / Columbia / 1957 / with Billy May & his Orchestra
Little Milton / Blues ’n‘ Soul / Sweet Woman of Mine / Stax / Memphis 1974
Soul Stirrers / The Love of God (alt take 4) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58

last soulful song
The Emotions / Flowers / No Plans for Tomorrow / Columbia / Chicago 1976

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Woman Alone with the Playlist

Long-fingered, sharp-dressed Desi, even

Coffeetime, November 22, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / Santa Tecla / Ricordi / 1961
Dexter Gordon / Doin’ Allright / It’s You Or No One / Blue Note / 5.6.61
Bennie Green / Glidin’ Along / Expubidence / Jazzland / 3.9.61
Gus Arnheim & his Orchestra / Glad Rag Doll / Okeh / Hollywood 1.17.29 / vocal = Russ Columbo
Cats & the Fiddle / Gang Busters / Bluebird / Chicago 6.27.39
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book / The Way You Look Tonight / Verve / LA 1.63

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

set 2
Bobby Jaspar / Bobby Jaspar / Before Dawn / Riverside / 5.57
Hank Mobley / Introducing Lee Morgan / P.S. I Love You / Savoy / 11.5.56
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Autumn Leaves / Roost / 12.5.52
Golden Gate Orchestra / Miss Annabelle Lee / Edison Diamond Disc / 7.15.27
Paul Robeson / Lonely Road / HMV / London 1936
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Goody Goody / Coral / 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia! / Manhattan / Warner Brothers / 1967

set 3
Paul Horn / Something Blue / Something Blue / Hifi Jazz / 3.60
Wynton Kelly / It’s All Right! / On the Trail / Verve / 3.19.61
Five Red Caps / Somebody’s Lyin’ / Beacon / 3.44
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Swing Time Up in Harlem / Victor / 10.16.40 / vocal = Connie Haines
Frank Sinatra / Nice ‘n’ Easy / Nevertheless / Capitol / Hollywood spring 1960

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Easy Living / Verve / LA 1959
Lyle Murphy / Gone with the Woodwinds! / Triton / Contemporary / LA 10.11.55
Desi Arnaz & his Orchestra / La Cumparsita / RCA / LA 1947
Amos Milburn / Hard Luck Blues / Aladdin / LA 5.18.50
Amos Milburn / Sad and Blue / Aladdin / LA 4.26.47Anita O’Day / All the Sad Young Men / A Woman Alone with the Blues / Verve /10.16.61
Zion Harmonizers / Working the Road / Gotham / 1958

last soulful song
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston / Marvin Gaye and his Girls / I Want You ’Round / Motown / Detroit 1969

Friday, November 15, 2019

Playlist at Twilight

Lovely Savannah wants to be loved: she is!
Coffeetime, November 15, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
James Clay & David “Fathead” Newman / The Sound of Wide Open Spaces !!!! / Figger-ation / Riverside / 4.26.60
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers / Just for the Love / Blue Note / 9.21.56
Chu Berry & his Jazz Ensemble / Blowing Up a Breeze / Commodore / 8.28.41
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / I’m So Afraid of You / Brunswick / Chicago 1.7.31
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / All for the Love of Lil / Decca / 10.10.46
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / If Love Is Good to Me / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Ballads / I Wish I Knew / Impulse! / 11.13.62
Gerry Mulligan / Polka Dots and Moonbeams / World Pacific, Pacific Jazz / 12.14.54
Sarane Ferret et le Swing Quintette de Paris / Cocktail Swing / Odeon / Paris 6.23.41
Cliff Edwards / Pennies from Heaven / Syndicated Radio Transcription Disc / 1936 / with Freddy Rich Orchestra, MC = Harry Richman
Gene Autry / The Old Trail / Okeh / Hollywood 6.23.38
Don Heitgerd & ensemble / The Prince Is Giving a Ball / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64 / premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65

set 3
McCoy Tyner / Nights of Ballads and Blues / ’Round Midnight / Impulse! / 3.4.63
Art Pepper / The Art Pepper Quartet / Blues at Twilight / Tampa / LA 11.23.56
Preston Love Sextet / Strictly Cash / Federal / LA 1.22.52
Savannah Churchill & the Sentimentalists / Foolishly Yours / Manor / 12.46 / The Sentimentalists were comprised of the Brown Dots and later became the Four Tunes
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / A Cottage for Sale / London [Decca] / London 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Joe Roland / Joe Roland / Stairway to Steinway / Bethlehem / 3.55
Fats Waller / Down Home Blues / radio transcription / 3.11.35
Dick Powell & the Four Mills Brothers / Out for No Good / radio transcription / 1934
Basin Street Boys / I Sold My Heart to the Junkman / Exclusive / LA c. 6.46 / with Eddie Beal Fourtet
LaVern Baker / LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith / Money Blues / Atlantic / 7.27.58
Soul Stirrers / There’s Not a Friend Like Jesus / Specialty / Hollywood 2.4.59

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / I’m Thankful for What I Got / Atlantic / 1968

Friday, November 08, 2019

Put Some Money in the Playlist, ’Cause the Juice is Running Low

Mr. Milton says WMBR’s listeners are number one!

Coffeetime, November 8, 2019, Angelynn Grant – Fundraising Show

set 1
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / No Room for Squares [alternate take] / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27
Dinah Washington / Rich Man’s Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45

set 2
Lee Morgan / Expoobident / Lost & Found / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.14.60
James Moody’s Modernists / Moody’s All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.19.48
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell

set 3
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra
Louis Jordan / Put Some Money in the Pot, ’Cause the Juice is Running Low / Aladdin / 4.54

set 4
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Hildegarde / I’m Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Chubby Newsome / Where’s The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51
Camille Howard / Money Blues / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51

set 5
The Toppers / If Money Grew on Trees / Savoy / 1944
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (including Oscar Moore) / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47
Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio / You Can’t Make Money Dreamin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 8.20.47
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can’t Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45
Dean Martin / Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket / Capitol / Hollywood 12.23.53

set 6 (10) (no later than 3:41 !!!!)
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Contemporary / LA 3.28.59
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That’s All / That’s All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Checker / Checker 2.16.65

Friday, November 01, 2019

It’s the Talk of the Playlist

Oscar is rapturous… as are we all.
Coffeetime, November 1, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Messengers / ’S Make It / Waltz for Ruth / Limelight / Hollywood 11.64
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night in Tunisia / Kozo’s Waltz / Blue Note / 8.60
Teddy Wilson Quintet / Memories of You / Musicraft / 1.15.45
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Got a Date with an Angel / Zonophone / London 10.14.31 / vocal = Pat O’Malley
Jesse “Tiny” Kennedy / Early in the Mornin’, Baby / Trumpet / Memphis 9.25.52 / with Elmer, The Disc Jockey Rooster
George Shearing / The George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson / The Nearness of You / Capitol / Hollywood 6.29.60 / vocal = Nancy Wilson

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

set 2
Barry Harris / Preminado / It’s the Talk of the Town / Riverside / 1.19.61
Jon Eardley / Jon Eardley 7 / There’s No You / Prestige / 1.13.56
Lester Young & Harry Edison / It’s the Talk of the Town / Norgran / Hollywood 11.1.55
Connee Boswell / I Can’t Give You Anything but Love / Decca [alt take] / Laren, the Netherlands 8.26.35 / with The Ramblers
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / You’re Everything I Love / AFRS Jubilee radio show No. 26 / Hollywood 3 & 4.43 / vocal = Sonny Woods, with master of ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
The Eligibles / Dearly Beloved / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

set 3
Leo Wright / Suddenly the Blues / Tali / Atlantic / 1962
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Sweet Georgia Brown / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Howard McGhee / Up in Dodd’s Room / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46
Maxine Sullivan / I Can’t Get Started with You / International / 1946 / with The New Friends of Rhythm
The Ravens / It’s the Talk of the Town / National [unissued] / 12.13.49
Frank D’Rone / In Person / My One and Only Love / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi / Takin’ a Chance on Love / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / Hollywood 1.4.56
Pete Brown / Jazz Kaleidoscope / Tea for Two / Bethlehem / 11.16.54
Les Paul / It’s the Talk of the Town / V-Disc 751B / Hollywood 1947
Georgia White / I’ll Keep Sittin’ on It (If I Can’t Sell It) / Decca / Chicago 5.12.36 / with Les Paul
Fred Astaire / I Love Louisa / from MGM movie, The Band Wagon / Hollywood 1953 / with Oscar Levant
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / You Send Me / Atlantic / 1968
Jubalaires / My Trouble is Hard / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Sapphires / Who Do You Love? / Swan / 1963

Friday, October 25, 2019

Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Playlist)

Dreamy Hadda and her dreamy shoulders and dreamy diamonds.

Coffeetime, October 25, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jackie McLean / [Consequence] / Slumber / Blue Note / 12.3.65
Prestige All Stars / Olio / Potpourri / Prestige / 2.16.57
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Schubert’s Serenade / V-Disc 756 / c. fall 1941
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Collegiana / Brunswick / 3.2.28 / vocal = Skinny Ennis
The Four Buddies / Sweet Slumber / Savoy / 1.13.51
Sarah Vaughan / After Hours at the London House / Detour Ahead / Mercury / live, London House, Chicago 3.7.58

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

set 2
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / I’ve Never Been in Love Before / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Theater 12.4.54
Ben Webster / Soulville / Soulville / Verve / LA 10.15.57
Hadda Brooks / Schubert’s Serenade in Boogie / Modern / Hollywood 1951
Larry Adler & his Orchestra / Solitude / Regal Zonophone / London 6.35
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / South of the Border / Decca / Hilversum, Holland 5.9.39 / vocal = Hal Yates
Shirley Booth / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1945 / The Danny Kaye Show on CBS
Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton / Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree) / Peacock / Houston 1957

set 3
Lee Morgan / The Procrastinator / Soft Touch / Blue Note / 10.14.69
Milt Jackon & Ray Charles / Soul Brothers / Blue Funk / Atlantic / 9.12.57
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Sweet Slumber / Decca / 10.19.43 / vocal = Trevor Bacon
Dixiaires [Dixieaires] / Keep Me With You / 20th Century Records / 1948

set 4
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / You Go to My Head / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58
J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding / Kai and Jay, Bennie Green with Strings / Riviera / Prestige / 12.3.54
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / Braggin’ / V-Disc 215B / 1944
Mabel Robinson / Me and My Chauffeur / Decca / 1.20.42
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / You’re a Grand Old Flag / RCA / LA 1957
Dixieaires / Let Me Fly / Exclusive [unissued] / c. 1948

last soulful song
Jay Wiggins / Sad Girl / IPG / 1963