Thursday, September 30, 2004

Trumpets, sound the clarion call! Coffeetime can now be heard online whenever you feel like it in the new Coffeetime Archive! Whoopee! Currently playing the most recent show, my Tuesday adieu of September 28, 2004. Let me know if you listened, liked, disliked, troubles, wishes, dreams, favorite TV shows, whatever you want to tell me!
Hey sleepyheads. Well, again, thanks for all the calls on my last Tuesday show. Goodbye Tuesday, hello Thursday? I'm still hoping to have my show be on Thursdays from 2 to 4p. But it may be on Wednesdays at that time. So, tune in both days if you can. You'll be happy either way, since the other show I'm do-si-do'ing with is the stellar American Primitive, which I know all Coffeetime listeners will love.

Here's my playlist for Coffeetime, Tuesday, September 28, 2004:

artist / album / song / recording date / label (Unless I’m too lazy to note ’em or don’t know ’em. Note, when only one title is there, it’s the song title.)

(bed) Tommy Flanagan / Prestige Moodsville

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / At the Jazz Corner of the World / Just Coolin’ / 4.15.59 / Blue Note
Wynton Kelly / Kelly Blue / Green Dolphin Street / 3.10.59 / Riverside
Horace Henderson / Rhythm Crazy / 10.3.33
The Radio Three / Why Was I Born / 6.27.35 / BB?
The Four Blues / The Vegetable Song / 12.17.47 / Apollo
Roy Brown / Good Rockin’ Man / 1.16.51 / King
Dinah Washington / Drinking Again / The Man That Got Away / 1962 / Roulette

set 2
Ben Webster / BW & Associates / Time After Time / 4.9.59 / Verve
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Too Late Now / 10.59 / Riverside
Eddie Bush & His Society Islanders / Nani Waimea / 1942?
Andy Kirk & The 12 Clouds of Joy / Big Jim Blues / 11.15.39
Cats & the Fiddle / One is Never Too Old to Swing / 1941 / Manor
Cee Pee Johnson / Miss Jiveola Brown / 11.2.45 / Apollo
Kay Starr (with Les Paul Trio and Joe Venuti) / There’s a Lull in My Life / 5.45 / Standard
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / I’ll Buy that Dream / 1964 / reprise

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Ready for Freddie / Crisis / 8.21.61 / Blue Note
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers / Little Black Book / 4.13.50 / Specialty
Bing Crosby / Moonburn / 11.13.33 / Decca
Big Maybelle / Goin’ Home Baby 3.16.59 / Savoy
Nelson Gonçalves / Meu Vício é Vôce / 60s? 70s? / RCA

set 4
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / Smack Up / 1.13.58 / Contemporary
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11: Modern Jazz Classics / Shawnuff / 3.28.59 / Contemporary
Anita O’Day / Key Largo / late 47 or early 48
Nat King Cole (the King Cole Trio) / I Thought You Ought to Know / 1945 / MacGregor Transcription
Dakota Staton / Dakota / Don’t Leave Me Now / 1960 / Capitol
Golden Gate Quartet / Travelin’ Shoes / 1.24.38 / Bluebird

last song
Belita Woods / My Magic Corner / 1968 / Moira

Monday, September 27, 2004

Hey, my dreamy friends -- looks like Coffeetime will be moving next week from Tuesday 4-6pm to Wednesdays 2-4pm.

The show has been on Tues 4-6p ever since its inception in Feb/Mar of 1992, so we almost made it to a baker's dozen years, you and I. No worries, though. We'll have a fresh adventure with our new time together. I hope you can still listen.

I will be asking the program board whether it would be possible to be moved to Thursdays from 2-4p; I think most of my listeners are also avid Jazztrain fans and would be happy if the shows were back-to-back. Plus, to be honest, a Thursdays show would be much easier to deal with in my income-producing worklife. And I'd be keen to be following Alex on the Lost & Found.

However, right now, American Primitive is slated for that slot and, if that stays that way, as a listener, I'd be pysched to listen to Alex, then Jay & PJ, and then Jon. And you and I can still have coffee on Wednesdays at 2. In other words, either way, all will be good.

Please add a comment if you have any; I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Wheee! Check out the juicy album covers: Vintage Vanguard
Coffeetime • Playlist, September 14, 2004
artist, song title, date, label

bed: Ike Quebec, various ballads, late 50s-early 60s, Blue Note

first set:
Louis Smith, Tribute to Brownie, 2.4.57, Blue Note
Tadd Dameron Orchestra feat. Clifford Brown, Philly J J, 6.11.53, Prestige
Charlie Ventura, Ol' Man River, 8.8.51, Verve
Harry Roy & his Orch,w/voc. by Sam Browne, Let Yourself Go, 10.12.35, UK Decca
Lil' Armstrong, Harlem on a Saturday Night, 9.3.38, Bluebird
Georgie Auld & his Orch, I Don't Know Why, 1.15.46, Musiccraft
The Whispers, Everlovin' Slick, 12.28.49, Apollo
Sarah Vaughn, Crazy He Calls Me, 1960, Roulette

second set:
Hal McKusick, Don't Worry About Me, 12.27.57, New Jazz
Fats Waller, Love Me or Leave Me and Gladyse, 8.2.29, Bluebird
Lucky Millinder, Ride, Red, Ride, 6.27.41, Decca
Albennie Jones, Papa Tree Top Blues, 8.29.46, Savoy
Todd Rhodes & his Orch, Twins, 8.10.51, King
Winnie the Pooh {Jack Gilford}, Sing Ho! For the Life of a Bear, mid-50s?, Golden Records

third set:
Lee Morgan, Untitled Boogaloo, 10.10.69, Blue Note
Phineas Newborn Jr, I'll Remember April, 3.28.58, RCA Victor
Charlie Parker, Koko, 11.26.45, Savoy
The Basin Street Boys, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman, circa 6.46, Exclusive
Bobby Blue Bland, I've Been Wrong So Long, 1961, Duke

fourth set:
Herb Geller, Jitterbug Waltz, 3.14.57, bel canto
Barney Kessel, Viva El Toro!, 12.58, Contemporary
Bing Crosby & Johnny Mercer, Mister Meadowlark, 4.15.40, Decca
Lil' Esther, Cryin' & Singin' the Blues, 3.21.51, Federal
Roy Milton, Blue Skies, 12.47, Specialty
Jill O'Hara, Knowing When to Leave, 1968, United Artists
Harps of the Coast, Up a Little Higher, late 60s, unknown label

last song:
Flame 'n' King & the Bold Ones, Oh Happy Day, 70s, NYSC