Friday, April 19, 2024

Playlist Is So Peculiar

Close up from 1950 short film of Dave Barbor playing his guitar and Peggy Lee behind him fixing his collar while she sings. Both are smiling.
Peggy gets all the fun.

Coffeetime, April 19, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley (5066) / Love for Sale / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Tan Gaugin / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / My Blue Heaven / Bluebird / 4.28.40
New Cumberland Dance Orchestra / I Idolize My Baby’s Eyes / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly 
Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) / Bad Dream Blues / King / 1948
Toni Harper / Toni / Love for Sale / Verve / LA 12.29.55

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Born to Be Blue / Prestige / 5.18.60
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Black Coffee / Prestige / 10.21.66
Lonnie Simmons / I Can’t Get Started / Parrot / Chicago 1954 / celeste!
Buster Crabbe & Betty Grable / Sweetheart Time / soundtrack, Paramount movie Thrill of a Lifetime / Hollywood 1937 
Liz Tilton / Comin’ Thru the Rye / radio, AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / with Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra and master of ceremonies Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman
T-Bone Walker / I’m Still in Love with You / Rhumboogie / Chicago prob. 5.45 / with Marl & his Orchestra 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Life Is So Peculiar / Decca / 8.23.50 / with Louis Armstrong

set 3
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / Watermelon Man / Blue Note / 5.28.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / Blue Room / Everest / 1960 
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Let’s Jump / Musicraft / 10.23.45
The Charioteers / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Columbia / 7.20.39
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / You’re Blasé / Musicraft / 6.14.46 / vocal = Sarah Vaughan
Joe Mooney / Crazy She Calls Me / Carousel / 5.26.51 / Mooney hammond org, Bucky Pizzarelli g, Bob Carter b

set 4
Chico Hamilton / South Pacific in Hi-Fi / Honey Bun / Pacific Jazz / LA 1958
Victor Feldman / The Arrival of Victor Feldman / S’posin / Contemporary / LA 1.21, 22.58
Kay Starr / Stormy Weather / Lamplighter / 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
King Cole Trio / I’m a Little Ashamed / Capitol / Hollywood 8.28.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / Talk to Me Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 7.1.64 
The Bailey Gospel Singers / Jesus Is the Searchlight / Okeh / 1.27.51

last soulful song
The Shirelles / His Lips Get in the Way / Scepter / 1964
Maxine Brown / Oh No Not My Baby / Wand / 1964

Friday, April 12, 2024

Playlist of Dreams: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 138

Close up of Ella Fitzgerald singing on a Swedish TV show in 1963. Her eyes are closed as she sings.
Ella wowing the Swedes.

Coffeetime, April 12, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Julian Priester / Spiritsville / Excursion / Jazzland / 7.12.60 
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin’ Blue / Very Frank / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1.10.61 
Clark Terry / Clark Terry / Kitten / EmArcy / 1.3-4.55 
Kansas City Seven / Harmony Blues / Decca / 11.18.40 
Bennie Krueger & his Orchestra / Same Old Moon / Brunswick / 3.11.31 / vocal = Paul Small
Jesse Price & his Blues Band / Frettin’ for Some Pettin’ / Capitol / LA 10.46 
Ella Fitzgerald / Like Someone in Love / You’re Blasé / Verve / Hollywood 10.15.57 

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

set 2
Doug Watkins / Watkins at Large / Tracey aka Panonica / Transition / 12.8.56 
Dick Twardzik / Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik / ’Round About Midnight / Pacific Jazz / Paris 10.27. 54 
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Irving Berlin Song Book / How Deep Is the Ocean / Verve / Chicago summer 1959 
California Ramblers aka Golden Gate Orchestra / Shake [That Thing] / Edison / 4.16.26 
Woody Herman & his Orchestra / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Decca / LA 9.10.41 / vocal = Herman & ensemble
Melvin Moore / I’m Still in Love with You / National / 1951 / composed by T-Bone Walker; orchestra arranged & conducted by Budd Johnson
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Bran’ New Dolly / RCA Victor / 4.11.49 / vocal = Bobby Troup
Fred MacMurray & Lesley Ann Warren / soundtrack: The Happiest Millionaire / What’s Wrong with That / Buena Vista / Hollywood 1967 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happiest_Millionaire

set 3
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Bennie Green / Hornful Of Soul / Catwalk / Bethlehem / 12.60 
Fats Navarro & his Bop Boys / Everything’s Cool, parts 1 & 2 / Savoy / 9.6.46 
Art Pallan & the Satisfiers / Land of Dreams / Abbey / 1951 / with Dick Jacob’s Orchestra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Pallan
The Cats ’n Jammer Three / I Cover the Waterfront / Mercury / Chicago 9.15.45 / Adam Lambert g 
Dick Haymes / Look at Me Now! / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Hollywood Records / Hollywood 1957 / with Cy Coleman p 

set 4
Victor Feldman / Vic Feldman on Vibes [Mallets a Fore Thought] / Evening in Paris / Mode / Hollywood 9.57 
Eddie South / Black Gypsy / Swing / Paris 1938
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Chubby Newsome / I’m Still in Love with You / Regal / New Orleans 12.19.49 / with Howard Bigg’s Orchestra
Bonnie Raitt / Bonnie Raitt / Since I Fell for You / Warner Brothers / Enchanted Island, Lake Minnetonka, MN 8.71 
Selah Jubilee Singers / The Downward Road Is Crowded / Decca / 6.23.49 

last soulful song
The Friends of Distinction / I Really Hope You Do / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1969 



Friday, April 05, 2024

Playlist Fantasie

Ricky Nelson and his band performing on the staircase in the Ozzie & Harriet TV house. The episode aired on January 14, 1959.
That staircase is dreamy….

Coffeetime, April 5, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame /Open Sesame / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Art Farmer / Farmer’s Market / Farmer’s Market / New Jazz / 11.23.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Phantom Fantasie / Victor / 3.6.34
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / You’re My Everything / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Pete Fylling
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / That’s Why We Can’t Agree / Transcription / Hollywood spring 1948
Etta Jones / Don’t Go to Strangers / Something to Remember You By / Prestige / 6.21.60

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

set 2
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / Shadowland / Riverside / 12.27.61
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Thanks for the Memory / Capitol / LA 3.14.56
Red Norvo / Red Plays the Blues / The Night Is Blue / RCA Victor / LA 1.18.57 / with Ben Webster ts
Billy Cotton & his Band / Why Did She Fall for the Leader of the Band? / Regal Zonophone / London 1.17.36 / vocal = Alan Breeze
The Four Clefs / When I’m Low I Get High / Bluebird [unissued] / Chicago 2.26.45
Doris Browne / Why Don’t You Love Me Now / Gotham [alternate take] / Philadelphia 6.53 / with Doc Bagby Band
Ricky Nelson / More Songs by Ricky / Make Believe / Imperial / LA 4.12.60

set 3
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Robbins’ Nest / Prestige / 10.19.61
Budd Johnson / Let’s Swing! / Uptown Manhattan / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Martha Raye / I’m Gonna Dance with a Dolly with a Hole in her Stocking / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
The Ravens / Get Wise Baby / National / 8.1.49 
Bobby Brookes / This Is the Night / If You Are But a Dream / RCA Victor / 1957

set 4
Jerry Dodgion / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Groove / Fantasy / San Francisco 8.55
Benny Carter / Aspects / I’ll Remember April / United Artists / LA late summer 1958
King Cole Trio / Dark Rapture / Standard Transcription / Hollywood c. 10.38 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b, all three on vocals with Oscar Moore probable lead vocal
Eddie Cantor / In My Arms / radio broadcast, Eddie Cantor show / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Peter Van Steeden’s Orchestra
Etta James / Tell It Like It Is / Chess / Chicago 12.71
Alphabetical Four / The Book of the Seven Seas / Decca / 1.25.40

last soulful song
Syl Johnson / Same Kind of Thing / Twinight / Detroit 1971

Friday, March 29, 2024

Mutiny in the Playlist

Screenshot from the TV show Jazz Scene USA showing Phineas Newborn Jr. at the piano (in profile) while Al McKibbon looks at him from behind the piano, playing his double bass. They are wearing dark suits and ties.
Keep your eye on the hands, Al.

Coffeetime, March 29, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Blows Hot and Cool / Blowin’ for Dootsie / Dootone / LA 11.11-12.55 
Max Roach / Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker / Tune-up / Mercury [unissued] / 12.20.57
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Rose Room / Bluebird / 1.31.39 
Seven Little Polar Bears aka Jimmy Johnston’s Rebels aka Harry Reser & his Orchestra / I Love Her! / Cameo / 6.5.26 / vocal = Tom Stacks (drummer)
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Specialty / Hollywood 3.8.47
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / If You Were Mine / EmArcy / LA 4.21.55

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

set 2
John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons / Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons / Tenderly / New Jazz / 7.26.57
Phineas Newborn Jr / The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr / Prelude to a Kiss / Contemporary / LA 11.21.61
Ron Crotti Trio / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Night We Called It a Day / Fantasy / 1955 / Vince Guaraldi on celeste!
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Mess-a-Stomp / Vocalion / 11.7.29
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Lazy Weather / Decca / Chicago 5.15.36 / vocal = Perry Como 
The Dells / Jo-Jo / Vee-Jay / 5.21.56
Tina Louise / It’s Time for Tina / I Wanna Be Loved / Concert Hall / 1957 / with Buddy Weed & his Orchestra including Coleman Hawkins ts

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / Pavanne / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / Lil’ Darlin’ / Jazzland / 7.19.61
Charlie Parker / The Magnificent Charlie Parker / Si Si / Clef / 8.8.51 
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Red River Valley / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940-41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Cap-Tans / I’m So Crazy for Love / Dot / 1950 
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / When Your Lover Has Gone / Bethlehem / 10.55

set 4
Billy May & his Orchestra / soundtrack to MGM film Johnny Cool / The Coolest Pad / UA / Hollywood 1963
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Basie in London / Corner Pocket / Verve / live in Gothenburg, Sweden 9.7.56
Hildegarde / Ten Pretty Girls / Columbia / London 8.30.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
King Cole Trio / Mutiny in the Nursery / Standard Transcription / Hollywood c. 10.38 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Yves Montand / Paris / C’est Si Bon / Columbia / 1964
Paramount Singers / Let the Healing Waters Move / Coral / San Francisco 1952

last soulful song
Belita Woods / That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You / Karen / Detroit 7.69




Friday, March 22, 2024

Fool’s Fancy (aka Playlist)

Screenshot from video of Wes Montgomery in 1965, performing in Belgium. He's wearing a dark suit, sitting, looking down, and playing his guitar on a dark set.
Handsome man, handsome guitar.

Coffeetime, March 22, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Windmill / Jazzland / 6.14, 15.61
Art Blakey Big Band / Pristine (take 6) / Bethlehem [unissued] / 12.57
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra / You Took Advantage of Me / Bluebird / 8.29.39 
Russ Columbo / Time on My Hands / Victor / 10.9.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Little Esther / Hold Me / Federal [unissued] / LA 1.4.52 
Tadd Dameron / The Magic Touch / You’re a Joy / Riverside / 4.16.62 / vocal = Barbara Winfield

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

set 2
Ben Webster / Soulville / Where Are You / Verve / LA 10.15.57
George Barnes & Carl Kress / Guitars Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? / Memories of You / Carney / 1963
Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / Stardust / Everest / 9.3.58
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Dream Lullaby / Brunswick / 12.13.34
The Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio / Hard to Get Gertie / Okeh / LA 4.6.28 
Mills Brothers / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Decca / 11.19.31 
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers / I Shouldn’t Cry But I Do / King / Cincinnati 5.24.51 / vocal = Kitty Stevenson
Peggy Lee / You Can Depend on Me / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45 / with Dave Barbour 
The Three Stooges / The Nonsense Songbook / Chickery Chick / Coral / 5.59

set 3
Wes Montgomery / Guitar on the Go / Fried Pies / Riverside / 11.27.63
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
The Bebop Boys / Fool’s Fancy (aka Wail) / Savoy / 8.23.46
Maxine Sullivan / Cry, Buttercup, Cry / Apollo / 1948 / possibly with Larry Johnson & his Orchestra
Hi-Liters / Hello Dear / Vee-Jay / 11.10.55 
Mel Tormé / It’s a Blue World / I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) / Bethlehem / LA 8.55 

set 4
Frank Rosolino / Frank Rosolino Quintet / Tuffy / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Lennie Niehaus / Zounds! / Patti-Cake / Contemporary / Hollywood 8.23.54
Sonny Criss / Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter / Anything Goes / Imperial / LA 1956
Anita Boyer’s Tomboyers / I Dream of You / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio: NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Frank Sinatra & Van Johnson / Personality / CBS radio broadcast, Songs by Sinatra / AFRS #27 / Hollywood 3.20.46 
Jimmy Ricks / Vibrations / It’s a Good Day / Mainstream / 1965
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet / Mother Gone On / WDIA radio broadcast, Carnation Milk Show / Memphis 12.16.49

last soulful song
Dee Dee Warwick / Do It with All Your Heart / Blue Rock / 1.65

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Three Handed Playlist

Screenshot from the movie Words and Music where young Mickey Rooney is standing behind Tom Drake, who sits at a piano, while Mickey sings. Tom has a wry smile and an raised eyebrow.
Best forehead crinkles in Hollywood!

Coffeetime, March 15, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Charisma / Somethin’ Cute / Blue Note / 9.29.66
Chet Baker / Smokin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Fine and Dandy / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Will You, Won’t You Be My Baby? / Victor / Chicago 11.23.28
The Rhythmic Eight / She’s a Great Great Girl / Zonophone / 9.20.28 / vocal = Maurice Elwin /
Billy Valentine Trio / Three Handed Woman / Decca / 1950
Irma Curry / Don Elliott with Irma Curry / No Spring This Year / Columbia / 1.62

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

set 2
Dupree Bolton / Midnite Lament / Pacific Jazz [unissued] / LA 6.30.63
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / Spanish Scenery / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61
Eddie South / Sentimental Rhapsody / Chess [unissued] / Chicago 1956
Fred Astaire / The Piccolino / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.15.35 / with Leo Reisman & his Orchestra; from the RKO movie Top Hat
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / I Wanna Be a Brat / Varsity / LA 1940
The El Dorados / Oh What a Girl / Vee-Jay / 11.6.57 
José Feliciano / Feliciano! / Nena Na Na / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1968

set 3
Curtis Amy / Katanga! / Amyable / Pacific Jazz / LA 1963
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / Two Songs / Dawn / 6.12.56
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Scotty Boo / King / 7.16.56
Gene Ammons / Hot Stuff / Prestige / 8.14.51
The Marshall Brothers / I Didn’t Know / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 / with René Hall Quartet 
Evelyn Knight & The Jesters / Chicory Chick / V-Disc 566B; Decca / 1945 / with Bob Haggart’s Band
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Beverly / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Jimmy Rowles / Let's Get Acquainted with Jazz…For People Who Hate Jazz / Cheeta’s for Two / Tampa / Hollywood 6.20.58
Gerry Mulligan / Jazz Combo from MGM movie I Want to Live! / Night Watch / United Artists / LA 1958
Stéphane Grappelli / ’S Wonderful / Barclay / Paris 2.14.56
Anita O’Day / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.26.45  / with the King Cole Trio
Mickey Rooney, Bill Lee, & Marshall Thompson / Manhattan / soundtrack to Words and Music / MGM / Hollywood 1948 / with Roger Edens on piano; Bill Lee dubs for Tom Drake 
Little Milton / More and More / Checker / Chicago 10.67
The Chosen Gospel Singers / When I Get Home / Specialty / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
Deon Jackson / Love Makes the World Go Round / Love Makes the World Go Round / Atco [Carla] / 1965



Friday, March 08, 2024

Sweet Potato Playlist

Screenshot of video showing a young Lou Rawls in a light blue suit and black bow tie with the hands, sticks, and drums of the drummer in the close foreground.
Lou Rawls, knockin’ drums, MCM set… love it!

Coffeetime, March 8, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers / À la Mode / Impulse! / 6.14.61 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Chasm / Savoy / 6.26.55
Barney Wilen / Jazz sur Seine [soundtrack] / Swingin’ Parisian Rhythm / Fontana / Paris 2.13, 14.58
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Just One More Kiss / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Al Lynch
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Penthouse in the Basement / Decca / 3.13.40
Sarah Vaughan / Jim / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
Jack Wilson / Easterly Winds / A Time for Love / Blue Note / 9.22.67 
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / How Deep is the Ocean / Savoy / 5.19.56
Georgie Auld / Plays the Winner / What’s New / Philips / Hollywood 4.2.63
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / Cross Patch / Bluebird / 6.3.36 / vocal = Willie Bryant
Dorothy Lamour / Sweet Potato Piper / from soundtrack to the Paramount movie Road to Singapore / Hollywood 1940
Cats & the Fiddle / That’s On, Jack, That’s On / Bluebird / Chicago 12.7.39 
Martha Davis & her Spouse (Calvin Ponder) / Martha Davis and Spouse / I Like the Likes of You / ABC-Paramount / 1957

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Blue Lights / I Never Knew / Blue Note [unissued] / 5.14.58
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis / Lockjaw / Haven / 5.46
Mary Ann McCall / On Time / Columbia / LA 6.19.47
The Four Blues / The Vegetable Song / Apollo / 12.17.47
Frank D’Rone / In Person / Laura / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Ralph Burns / Bijou / Echo of Spring / Bethlehem / 1956
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Lighthouse at Laguna / Blind Man’s Bluff / Laguna Beach 6.20.55
King Cole Trio / Those Things Money Can't Buy / radio transcription, King Cole Trio Time, AFRS edition / 12.6.47
Sammy Davis, Jr. / I’ve Gotta Be Me / I’ve Gotta Be Me / Reprise / LA 2.1.68
Jubalaires / Handwriting on the Wall / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Lou Rawls / Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing & In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) / TV broadcast, The Ed Sullivan Show / live, Ed Sullivan Theater 11.6.66