Friday, March 22, 2019

100 LBs of Playlist

Mae Questel and Gertrude Berg make googoo eyes at a gentleman caller.

Coffeetime, March 22, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Charlie Persip / Right Down Front / Sevens / Bethlehem / 4.2.60
Leo Parker / Rollin’ with Leo / Rollin’ with Leo / Blue Note / 10.12, 20.61
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Clementine (From New Orleans) / Victor / 9.15.27
Mae Questel (“The Betty Boop Girl”)  / The Broken Record / Decca / 1.8.36 / with Red Norvo & his Orchestra
Freddy Jenkins’ Harlem Seven / Swinging ’Em Down (In a Hot Style Don’t You See) / Bluebird / 8.26.35
Hot Lips [Oran] Page & his Orchestra / No Matter Where You Are (When Evening Draws Her Curtain) / Decca / 12.3.40 / vocal = Bea Morton
Margaret Whiting / Moonlight in Vermont / Capitol / Hollywood 2.10.45 / with Billy Butterfield & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / Lydia’s Lament / Contemporary / LA 1.13.58
Benny Golson / Take a Number from 1 to 10 / I Fall in Love Too Easily / Argo / 12.14.60
Morris Lane & his Magic Saxophone / Twilight Time / Scooter / 12.12.52
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / Beyond the Moon / Mercury / 8.9.46
Freddy Jenkins’ Harlem Seven / I Can’t Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants) / Bluebird / 8.26.35 / vocal = Kirby Walker & Jasper Thomas]
Big Mama [Willie Mae] Thornton / Laugh, Laugh, Laugh / Peacock / Houston 1955
Danny Kaye / C’est si bon / Rambler auto promo LP / Hollywood 12.63

set 3
Grant Green / Idle Moments / Nomad / Blue Note / 11.4.63
Mills Brothers  / Stop Beatin’ Around the Mulberry Bush / Decca / 2.11.39
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Nightmare; Between a Kiss and a Sigh / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.20.38 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Mel Tormé / Blue Moon / Capitol / Hollywood 9.48 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra

set 4
André Previn / King Size! / I’ll Remember April / Contemporary / LA 11.26.58
Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca / The Brothers! / Three of a Kind / RCA Victor / 6.25.55
Dinah Washington / Chewin’ Mama Blues; Walking Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / If I Had My Druthers / Atco / LA 1961 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
Southern Sons / I Want Two Wings / Bluebird / 2.23.44

last soulful song
The Impressions / The Fabulous Impressions / 100 LBs of Clay / ABC Records / Chicago 1967



Friday, March 15, 2019

I’m Always Chasing Playlists

Sugar Pie: talent, beauty, long black gloves, brooch, shoulders…

Coffeetime, March 15, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Leapin’ and Lopin’ / Eric Walks / Blue Note / 11.13.61
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley’s Second Message / The Latest / Prestige / 7.27.56
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Nightmare; If I Had You / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra / Here Comes My Ball and Chain / Victor / Chicago 11.27.28 / vocal = Joe Sanders
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Penthouse in the Basement / Decca / 3.13.40
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Love Letters / 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
Curtis Fuller / Sliding Easy / I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone / UA / 3.9.59
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / My Funny Valentine / Ricordi / 1961
Red Norvo / I’m Yours / Savoy / LA 4.13.51
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Coquette / Victor / 3.2.28
Slim Gaillard & his Flat Foot Floogie Boys / Beatin’ the Board / Vocalion / 10.11.39
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Jelly Bean (He’s a Curbstone Cutie) / Ara / Hollywood
12.17.36
Sugar Pie DeSanto / I Want to Know / Veltone / Oakland 1959

set 3
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / T’Ain’t No Use / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Lem Winchester & Benny Golson / Winchester Special / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / New Jazz / 9.25.59
Johnny Otis Band / Boogie Guitar / Savoy / LA 9.13.45
Jo Stafford / This Is Always / Capitol / Hollywood 3.29.46
The Robins / There’s Rain in My Eyes / Savoy / LA 12.1.49 / with the Johnny Otis Quintette
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / RCA / LA 1957

set 4
Art Pepper / Intensity / Gone With the Wind / Contemporary / LA 11.23, 25.60
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 – Oboe/Flute / Happy Town / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 2.25, 26.54
Stan Getz / Tootsie Roll / Royal Roost / 12.10.50
Lonnie Johnson / No More Troubles Now / Okeh / 9.11.30
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (The Irish Lullaby) / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Little Milton / Sacrifice / Checker / Chicago 3.26.64
Dixieaires / You Better Run / Sunrise / 12.47

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / You Threw a Lucky Punch / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962

Friday, March 08, 2019

Une Playlist Blonde

Burly and hatless, handsome Gene Autry.

Coffeetime, March 8, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Chasm / Savoy / 6.26.55
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / At This Time aka Off to the Races / Brunswick / L’Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58
The Washingtonians / Black Beauty / Brunswick / 3.21.28
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / 1.28.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Barnacle Bill the Sailor / Decca / 12.20.38
Ella Fitzgerald / [Twelve Nights in Hollywood] / I’m Glad There Is 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
Blue Mitchell / The Thing to Do / Mona’s Mood / Blue Note / 7.30.64
Nat Adderley / “That's Nat” Adderley / You Better Go Now / Savoy / 7.26.55
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / Barnacle Bill the Sailor / Victor / 5.21.30
Fred Astaire / soundtrack to Follow the Fleet  / I’d Rather Lead a Band / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.30.36 / with Johnny Green & his Orchestra
Georges Guétary / Une Boucle Blonde / Pathé / Paris / 1951
Little Willie John / Let’s Rock While the Rockin’s Good / King / 6.11.58

set 3
Gene Ammons / Groove Blues / Jug Handle / Prestige / 1.3.58
Howard McGhee / Lo-Flame / Blue Note / 1.23.50
Maxine Sullivan / I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair / Victor / Hollywood 3.20.39 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra
The Ravens / Old Man River / National / 4.24.47
Jimmy Witherspoon / Witherspoon, Mulligan, Webster at the Renaissance / Outskirts of Town / HiFi Jazz / live, the Renaissance Club, Hollywood late 1959

set 4
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / Swinging on a Star / Mercury / 1959
Tal Farlow / Tal Farlow Quartet / Lover / Blue Note / 4.11.54
Lynn Hope / Poinciana / Premium / Chicago 12.50
Gene Autry / A Year Ago Tonight / Okeh / Hollywood 6.18.41
Camille Howard / Gotta Have a Little Lovin’ / Specialty / Hollywood 3.22.49
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)
The Chosen Gospel Singers / I’m Going Back with Him / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Blue Notes / Never Gonna Leave You / Uni / Philadelphia 1969





Friday, March 01, 2019

Willie, The Whistling Playlist

Annisteen and Lucky shaking tail feathers!

Coffeetime, March 1, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers / Hippy / Blue Note / 2.6.55
Cannonball Adderley / In New York / Planet Earth / Riverside / live at the Village Vanguard 1.12 & 14.62
Russ Morgan & his Orchestra / Goodnight, My Beautiful / radio transcription / 1938
Ruth Etting / It’s Easy to Remember / Columbia / 4.5.35
Slim Gaillard & his Flat-Foot-Floogie Boys / Boot-Ta-La-Za / Vocalion / 10.11.39
Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader / Time for Two / Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year / Verve / Hollywood 2.26-28.62

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Quintet / Darn That Dream / Debut / 12.5.53
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Further Definitions / Blue Star / Impulse! / 11.15.61
Ben Webster / The Big Tenor / Old Folks / EmArcy / LA 12.27.51
Art Tatum Trio / I Would Do Anything for You / Brunswick / 1.5.44
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Are You Ready / Decca / 7.29.42 / vocal = Trevor Bacon & ensemble
Delta Rhythm Boys / Dry Bones / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / RCA Victor / 1947
Rosemary Clooney / Clooney Tunes / Willie, the Whistling Giraffe / Columbia / LA 5.31.51

set 3
McCoy Tyner / McCoy Tyner Plays Duke Ellington / Solitude / Impulse! / 12.2, 7, 8.64
Buddy Tate / Tate-A-Tate / #20 Ladbroke Square / Prestige Swingville / 10.8.60
Billy Mitchell Quintet / Swing Not Spring / The Zec / Savoy / Detroit 1948
The Cats & the Fiddle / One Is Never Too Old to Swing / RCA Victor / 1.20.41
Jo Stafford / Smoke Dreams / Capitol / Hollywood 3.26.47 / with the Starlighters
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Waltz for Debbie / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Benny Carter / Aspects / March Wind / United Artists / LA  late summer 1958
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Fascinatin’ Rhythm / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56
Stan Getz / Hershey Bar / Roost / 5.17.50
Cleo Brown / When Hollywood Goes Black and Tan / Decca / LA 11.20.35
T-Bone Walker / Don’t Give Me the Runaround / Black & White / LA 12.46 / with Al Killian Quintet
Jackie DeShannon / In the Wind / Oh Sweet Chariot / Imperial / LA 1965
Golden Gate Quartet / My Lord Is Writing / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
The Impressions / People Get Ready / Just Another Dance / ABC-Paramount / 1965



Friday, February 22, 2019

Something Sad About a Playlist

Gorgeous: guitar, man, skinny tie, music.

Coffeetime, February 22, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / Take Aim / Reflections / Blue Note [unissued] / LA 7.25.60
Curtis Fuller / Sliding Easy / C.T.A. / UA / 3.9.59 / arr. by Gigi Gryce
Benny Goodman & his Sextet / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby / Columbia / 11.7.40
Golden Gate Orchestra aka California Ramblers / Hallelujah! / Edison Diamond Disc / 5.3.27 / vocal = Arthur Fields
Johnny Otis Band / Wedding Boogie / Savoy / 8.12.50 / vocals = Little Esther, Mel Walker, & Lee Graves
Sarah Vaughan / Dreamy / Star Eyes / Roulette / 1960

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

set 2
Budd Johnson / Let’s Swing! / Someone to Watch over Me / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Bennie Green / Hornful Of Soul / My Foolish Heart / Bethlehem / 12.60
Johnny Costa / Introducing Johnny Costa / Just One of Those Things / Savoy / 2.26.55
Blind Willie Dunn [Eddie Lang] & Lonnie Johnson / Guitar Blues / Okeh / 5.7.29
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Mary Had a Little Lamb / Victor / Chicago 5.23.36 / vocal = Dick Vance
Lil Armstrong & her Orchestra / Harlem on a Saturday Night / Decca / 9.3.38
Bing Crosby & Johnny Mercer / On Behalf of the Visiting Firemen / Decca / Hollywood 4.15.40 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
The Cadets / Rollin’ Stone / Modern / LA 1955

set 3
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Lieberstraum / Blue Note / 10.5.62
Red Garland / Lover / Prestige [unissued] / 6.27.58
Charlie Parker / Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter / I Get a Kick Out of You / Verve / 3.31.54
Martha Raye / I Remember April / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / Hollywood 1944
Delta Rhythm Boys / St. Louis Blues / RCA Victor / 4.24.47
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Something Sad About a Clown / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Guitar on the Go / Geno / Riverside / 11.27.63
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Odds Against Tomorrow / A Cold Wind Is Blowing / 10.9.59
Una Mae Carlisle / Stop Going Through the Motions / National / 12.22.47
The Teen Queens / Eddie My Love / RPM / LA 1959
Sammy Davis Jr / Sammy (The Original Television Soundtrack) / I’m Not Anyone / MGM / London 9.73
Hightower Brothers / Jesus Will Fix It / Nashboro / Nashville 1959

last soulful song
Mad Lads / The Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lads / I’ve Never Found a Girl / Volt / 1969


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