Friday, October 11, 2019

The Key’s in the Playlist

I really should pull my sock up…

Coffeetime, October 11, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Booker Ervin / The Blues Book / One for Mort / Prestige / 6.30.64
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Minority / Riverside / 12.15.58
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Awful Sad / Brunswick / 10.20.28
Musical Comedy Orchestra aka Rudy Vallée & his Yale Collegians / Salaaming the Rajah / Harmony / 8.30.28
Jack McVea & his All Stars / The Key’s in the Mailbox / Black & White / LA 1.47
Eugenie Baird / Eugenie Baird Sings, Duke’s Boys Play Ellington / Lush Life / Design / 1958

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

set 2
Jimmy Smith / The Sermon! / Flamingo / Blue Note / 2.25.58
Victor Feldman / The Arrival of Victor Feldman / Flamingo / Contemporary / LA 1.21, 22.58
Morris Lane & his Orchestra / September Song / Continental / 1947
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Nasty Man / Victor / 3.5.34 / vocal = The Do-Re-Me Trio
Bing Crosby / Home on the Range / Decca / Hollywood 9.27.33 / with Lennie Hayton’s Orchestra
Herb Jeffries & the Four Tones / Got the Payday Blues / soundtrack, The Bronze Buckaroo / Hollywood 1938
Jimmy Nolen / Wipe Your Tears / Federal / LA 1.5.56

set 3
Art Farmer / Perception / Punsu / Argo / 10.25-27.61
Teddy Edwards / It’s About Time / Sunset Eyes / Pacific Jazz / 8.16.60
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Apollo Jump / Decca / 9.5.41
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) / Victor / 5.31.39 / vocal = The Smoothies
Bill Johnson & his Musical Notes / Let’s Be Sweethearts Again / RCA Victor / 11.8.47
Mose Allison / The Word from Mose / Don’t Forget to Smile / Atlantic / 1965

set 4
Bud Shank / Latin Contrasts / Gershwin Prelude / World-Pacific Records / Hollywood 1959
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing / Happy Feeling / Contemporary / LA 7.26.55
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Doin’ Things; Goin’ Places / Okeh / 5.4.27
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Flamingo / V-Disc 116B / Hollywood 9.17.41 / vocal = Herb Jeffries
Georgia Carr / Rocks in My Bed / Hallelujah ’Cause I Love Him So / Vee-Jay / 1964
The Trumpeteers / Babylon’s Fallen / Score / 1949

last soulful song
Bettye Swann / I’d Rather Go Blind / Atlantic / 1972





Friday, October 04, 2019

Tired, Broke, and Playlisted

Syreeta: she not only sings, she glows.

Coffeetime, October 4, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Taylor / AT’s Delight / Syeeda’s Song Flute / Blue Note / 8.6.60
Art Taylor / Taylor’s Tenors / Cape Millie / New Jazz / 6.3.59
A Jam Session at Victor / Honeysuckle Rose / Victor / 3.31.37
The Blue Lyres / How Deep Is the Ocean / Regal Zonophone / London 12.1.32
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / I Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger (I Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long) / Decca / Hollywood 12.26.47
Ella Fitzgerald / It Had to Be You / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

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

set 2
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Flamingo / Atlantic / LA 8.17.55
George Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers / Enchanted / Jazzland / LA 10.9-10.61
Flip Phillips–Howard McGhee Boptet / My Old Flame / Mercury / LA 10.47
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Alone Together / Bluebird / 1.31.39
Mildred Bailey / I Shoulda Stood in Bed / Vocalion / 11.3.39
The Robins / Around About Midnight / Score / LA 5.27.49
Pee Wee Crayton / I Got News for You / Imperial / New Orleans 1.28.55
Noel Coward / At Las Vegas / Uncle Harry / Columbia / live, Wilber Clark’s Desert Inn, Las Vegas 6.7.55 / with Carlton Hayes & his Orchestra

set 3
Charlie Persip / Right Down Front / Soul March / Bethlehem / 4.2.60
Sal Salvador / Tribute to the Greats / Yardbird Suite / Bethlehem / 6.3-5.57
Charlie Parker / Yardbird Suite / home recording: Chuck Kopely / Hollywood 2.1.147
The Mills Brothers / Fiddlin’ Joe / Banner / 1.25.33
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / This Is It / Bluebird / 1.31.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Bobby Troup & his Trio / Dream of You / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Flamingo / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Shorty Rogers & his  Giants / The Big Shorty Express / Blues Express / RCA Victor / LA 7.5.56
Emilio Cáceres Trio / I Got Rhythm / Victor / 11.5.37
Floyd Dixon / Tired, Broke, and Busted / Capitol / Hollywood 1952
Juanita Hall / South Pacific soundtrack / Bali Ha’i / Hollywood 1958
Bobby Darin / Love Swings / It Had to Be You / Atco / 1961
Sensational Golden Light Quartet of Philadelphia / When I’ve Gone the Last Mile / Apex / Philadelphia 1949

last soulful song
Syreeta / Syreeta / Keep Him Like He Is / LA 1972



Friday, September 27, 2019

When the Playlist was Young

Wait, fine Strider… exactly how much coffee have you had?

Coffeetime, September 27, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Teddy Edwards / Teddy’s Ready! / Scrapple from the Apple / Contemporary / LA 8.17.60
Cannonball Adderley / The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco / Bohemia After Dark / Riverside / The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 10.18, 20.59
Benny Goodman Quartet / Handful of Keys / Victor / Hollywood 7.30.37
Ruth Etting / It’s Easy to Remember / Columbia / 4.5.35
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Thelma Lou / Specialty / Hollywood 3.18.50
Felicia Sanders / I Wish You Love / When the World was Young / Time / 8.18.54

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

set 2
Harold Mabern / Workin' & Wailin’ / A Time for Love / Prestige / 6.30.69
Sonny Stitt / Sonny Stitt Plays / The Nearness of You / Roost / 12.15.55
Ben Webster / Soulville / Ill Wind / Verve / LA 10.15.57
Tram, Bix and Lang / For No Reason at All in C / Okeh / 5.13.27
Blue Lu Barker / That Made Him Mad / Apollo / 11.22.38
Bing Crosby / When the World Was Young / Decca / Hollywood 10.4.51
Ann Cole / I’ve Got Nothing Working Now / Baton / 1957


set 3
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Yesterdays / Prestige / 11.9.56
Oscar Pettiford / Bohemia After Dark / Bethlehem / 8.12.55
Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra / That’s Right – I’m Wrong / Brunswick 4.28.39 / vocal = Jean Arnold
The Striders / 5 O’Clock Blues; Vamoose / Apollo; Soundie / 3.20.50
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / A Swing for Joey / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Will You Still Be Mine / Verve / LA 1959
Hampton Hawes / Four Real! / Crazeology / Contemporary / 3.17.58
Toni Harper / Here Come the Girls! / I Telephoned, I Telegraphed / Verve / Hollywood 2.14.56 / with Buddy Bregman & his Orchestra
Burt Bacharach / Living Together / Something Big / A&M / Hollywood 1973
The Trumpeteers / This Is a Mean Old World / King / 1.24.50

last soulful song
Ad Libs / Giving Up / Share / 1969

Friday, September 20, 2019

I Married a Playlist

Peggy thinks Dave’s wonderful. (Or maybe it’s his guitar….)

Coffeetime, September 20, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Ande / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Prestige Blues-Swingers / Outskirts of Town / Blues A-Swingin’ / Prestige / 8.29.58
Johnny Guarnieri  / Piano Contrasts / All My Life / EmArcy / 8.17.45
Al Bowlly / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / with New Cumberland Dance Orchestra
Ella Johnson / If You Would Only Say You’re Sorry / Mercury / 2.11.55
Audrey Morris / The Voice of Audrey Morris / Glad to Be Unhappy / Bethlehem / Hollywood 7.56 / with Felix Slatkin & the Hollywood String Quartet

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

set 2
Hank Mobley / The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley / I Married an Angel / Savoy / 2.8.56
Johnny Sparrow & his Bows & Arrows / Yesterdays / Gotham [unissued] / Philadelphia 1951
Louis Prima & his New Orleans Gang / Star Dust / Brunswick / 9.27.34
Luis Russell & his Louisiana Swing Orchestra / My Blue Heaven / Banner / 8.8.34 / vocal = Sonny Woods
Andrew Tibbs / Drinking Ink Splink / Aristocrat / 1947 / with Dave Young’s Orchestra
Matt Dennis / She Dances Overhead / I Married an Angel / RCA / 1955

set 3
The Jazzpickers / For Moderns Only / I Married an Angel / EmArcy / 5.3.57
Horace Parlan / Speakin’ My Piece / Rastus / Blue Note / 7.14.60
Maxwell Davis / Ooh! / Aladdin / LA 9.8.53
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / It’s Swell of You / Brunswick / 4.23.37 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Beavers / Big Mouth Mama / Coral / 1950
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Joey, Joey, Joey / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Cal Tjader / Latin Kick / I Love Paris / Fantasy / 1956
Lennie Niehaus / The Octet #2 / Rose Room / Contemporary / Hollywood 2.15.55
Peggy Lee / As Long as I’m Dreaming / Capitol radio transcriptions / Hollywood 4.4.49 / with the Dave Barbour Four
Jackie Wilson / I’ll Be Satisfied / Brunswick / 1959
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / I Married an Angel / Reprise / Hollywood 7.62
Friendly Brothers / You Can’t Even Thumb a Ride  / Vee Jay / 1.59

last soulful song
Jean Wells / Putting the Best on the Outside / Calla / 1967

Friday, September 13, 2019

Quelli che Hanno un Playlist

Multilingual Petula thrills him!

Coffeetime, September 13, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bobby Jaspar / Bobby Jaspar / Doublemint / Riverside / 5.57
Lee Morgan / Here’s Lee Morgan / Terrible “T” [take 6] / Vee Jay / 2.60
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Down a Carolina Lane / Columbia / 2.15.33
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Footlights Parade Selection, part 2 / Decca / The Hague, Netherlands 4.2.34 / vocal = Wim Poppink
Amos Milburn / Atomic Baby / Aladdin [unissued] / LA 1.4.50
Peggy Lee / Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Moments Like This / Capitol / 1.12.61

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

set 2
Grant Green / Am I Blue / Sweet Slumber / Blue Note / 5.16.63
David Newman / Fathead / Willow Weep for Me / Atlantic / 11.5.58
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Comin’ Back / Victor / 2.11.42
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Love, You’re Not the One for Me / Columbia / 3.14.33
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / I Know It’s Wrong / Capitol / Kansas City 7.22.50
Mae West / They Call Me Sister Honky Tonk / Decca / Hollywood 11.23.54 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra

set 3
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / Dig Dis / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Sonny Criss / Willow Weep for Me / Imperial / LA 1.26.56
Charlie Parker / Segment / Mercury / 5.5.49
The Basin Street Boys / I Want to Love and Be Loved / Exclusive / LA late 1945 / vocal = Judy Carol; with the Eddie Beal Trio
Pearl Bailey / Tired / V-Disc 527B / 4.24.45
Buddy Greco / Songs for Swingin’ Losers / Blame It on My Youth / Epic / 1960

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Relaxin’ at Camarillo / Verve / LA 1959
Lyle Murphy / Gone with the Woodwinds! / Seismograph / Contemporary / LA 8.16.55
Nat King Cole & his Trio / After Midnight / Blame It on My Youth / Capitol / Hollywood 9.21.56
Petula Clark / Quelli che Hanno un Cuore (Anyone Who Had a Heart) / Vogue / 1964
Bill Landford &  the Landfordaires / Run On for a Long Time / Columbia / 12.49

last soulful song
The Colt 45s / Lady, Lady / Jerry / 1966



Friday, September 06, 2019

That Playlist (That Summer)

Power of persuasive dancing works with Maggie.

Coffeetime, September 6, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Horn / Something Blue / Dun-Dunnee / Hifi Jazz / 3.60
Jerome Richardson / Roamin’ with Richardson / Up at Teddy’s Hill / New Jazz / 10.21.59
Alex Combelle et son Orchestre / Fast, Slow, Medium Tempo / Swing / Paris 2.20.40
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / Miss Hannah / Brunswick / Chicago 5.14.30 / vocal = Eddie Stone
Wynonie Harris / Papa Tree Top / Apollo / LA 12.45 / with Johnnie Alston & his All Stars
Dinah Washington / In Tribute… / That Sunday (That Summer) / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Dave Newman / Fathead Comes On / Lady Day / Atlantic / 6.6.63
Johnny Costa / Introducing Johnny Costa [Neighborhood] / La Mer (Beyond the Sea) / Savoy / 2.26.55
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / Star Dust / Brunswick / Chicago 5.16.30
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Brown Gal / Decca / Chicago 10.27.36
Ella Mae Morse / AFRS Mail Call #87 / Tess’s Torch Song / Hollywood 4.19.44 / with AFRS Orchestra conducted by Captain Meredith Wilson and Myrna Loy
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Your Socks Don’t Match / Decca [unissued] / Hollywood c. 7.44 / duet with Bing Crosby

set 3
Jack Wilson / Easterly Winds / Easterly Winds / Blue Note / 9.22.67
Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson / The Great Kai & J.J. / Theme from Picnic / Impulse! / 11.4.60
Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson / Movin’ the Boogie / AFRS Jubilee No. 6 / 1.43 / MC = Cab Calloway
Louis Prima & his Orchestra / Alone / radio transcription, Bandstand USA / 6.50 / vocal = Keely Smith
Maggie Hathaway & her Bluesmen / Too Late to Be Good Blues / Black & White / LA 1946 
Mel Tormé / Mel Torme With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette / When the Sun Comes Out / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.56

set 4
Jack Sheldon / The Hard Swing / It’s Only a Paper Moon / World Pacific / LA 11.18.55
Lennie Niehaus / Zounds! / Seaside / Contemporary / Hollywood 8.23.54
Walter Huston / September Song / Broadway musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” / Brunswick / 1938
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / I’ll Never Be the Same / Musicraft / 3.45 / vocal = Patti Powers
Nat King Cole / That Sunday, That Summer / BBC TV broadcast, An Evening With Nat King Cole / London 7.63 / with the Cliff Adams Singers and the Ted Heath Orchestra
Swan Silvertones / Saviour Pass Me Not / Blessed Quietness / Vee-Jay / 1962

last soulful song
Joyce Bennett / The New Boy / Jaguar / 1964



Friday, August 30, 2019

I’ll Carry Your Playlist Wherever I Go

The very thought of Hoagy and Doris in a movie together is heavenly.

Coffeetime, August 30, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jack McDuff and Gene Ammons / Brother Jack Meets the Boss / Mr. Clean / Prestige / 1.23.62
Horace Silver / Further Explorations / The Outlaw / Blue Note / 1.13.58
Jungle Town Stompers / Slow as Molasses / Okeh / 4.15.29
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Alone / Victor / 11.7.35 / vocal = Cliff Weston
Elmore Nixon & his Orchestra / You See Me Smiling / Peacock / Houston 1950
Helen O’Connell / Penthouse Serenade / radio transcription / LA 1953 / with the Page Cavanaugh Trio

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

set 2
Roy Haynes / Cracklin’ / Sketch of Melba / New Jazz / 4.10.63
Sonny Criss / Jazz USA / These Foolish Things / Imperial / LA spring 1956
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Shadow Time / radio transcription / 1946
Harry Dial’s Blusicians / I Like What I Like Like I Like It / Southern Records / Chicago 10.2.30 / vocal = Harry Dial
Doris Day / soundtrack Warner Brothers movie Young Man With a Horn / The Very Thought of You / Columbia / Hollywood 1.25.50 / Harry James & his Orchestra
Little Willie John / I’ll Carry Your Love Wherever I Go / King / Cincinnati 1958

set 3
Barry Harris / Luminescence! / Webb City / Prestige / 4.20.67
Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, and the Swedish All Stars / Clifford Brown Memorial / ’Scuse These Blues / Prestige / Stockholm 9.15.53
Jay Jay Johnson / Modern Jazz Trombones / Elysses / Prestige / 5.26.49
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Let’s Get Away from It All / Okeh / 3.19.41 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Hollywood Four Flames / W-I-N-E / Unique / LA 1950
Dean Martin / Dean Martin Sings / I’m Yours / Capitol / Hollywood 1.12.53

set 4
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / Kissin’ Bug / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58
Paul Smith / Fine, Sweet and Tasty / September Song / Tampa / Hollywood 11.13.53
Red Norvo / Little White Lies  / Savoy / Chicago 10.13.50
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him! / Moonglow; Theme from Picnic / Atlantic / 1965
Sensational Golden Light Quartet of Philadelphia / Prodigal Son / Apex / Philadelphia 1949

last soulful song
Malo / Suavecito / Warner Brothers / LA 1972