Thursday, April 28, 2005

April, April, oh April 28 playlist

Coffeetime, April 28, 2005

bed
Barney Kessel / People // George Van Eps / The Man I Love

set 1
Lee Morgan / Lee Morgan [aka 1541] / His Sister / Blue Note / 12.2.56
Prestige All-Stars / Earthy / I Wouldn’t / Prestige / 1.25.57
Benny Carter & his Orch / Melodrama in a V-Disc Record Room / V-Disc / 8.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Sing for Your Supper / Victor? / LA 12.18.38 / with Harry Sosnik & his Orch
Tiny Bradshaw & Orch / Boodie Green / King / Cincinnati 2.8.50
Cathy Hayes / It’s All Right with Me / You Smell So Good / HiFi Records / LA 1959

set 2
Miles Davis [see, I play him sometimes!] / Blue Moods / Alone Together / Debut / 7.9.55
Clifford Brown Quartet / It Might As Well Be Spring / Vogue / Paris 10.15.53
Fats Waller / African Ripples / Bluebird / 11.16.34
Phil Harris & his Cocoanut Grove Orch / How’s About It? / Hollywood 5.3.33 / duet with Leah Ray, the girl vocalist in his band
Annisteen Allen / Cloudy Day Blues / Federal / 1.5.51 / with Joe Black on celeste!
Chuck Jackson / Mr Everything / The Work Song / Wand / 1965 / bought recently in a boho used record store in Philly!

set 3
Duke Pearson / Sweet Honey Bee / Empathy / Blue Note / 12.7.66
Tadd Dameron / Fontainbleau / Delerium / Prestige / 3.9.66
Charlie Parker & his Orch / Mama Inez / Verve / 1.23.52
Connee Boswell / Time Was / Kraft Music Hall radio show transcription / 8.7.41 / duet with Don Ameche, with John Scott Trotter & his Orch
Luis Rovira & Su Orq / Mañana Sera Tarde (I Can’t Get Up the Nerve to Kiss You) / Odeon / Madrid 1947 / with Don Byas on tenor
Les Brown & his Orch / Don’t Take Your Love from Me / radio transcription / 1956-7

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / Live at El Matador / Black Orpheus Suite / Fantasy / El Matador club, San Francisco 1966
Bebe Daniels [Mrs Ben Lyon] / Alone / radio transcription / 1936 / introduced by Ben Bernie, with Ben Bernie & his Orch
Liz Lands / One Man’s Poison / One-derful! / 1967 / little blurb here (scroll down a bit)
Anthony Newley / The Genius of Anthony Newley / There’s No Such Thing as Love / London / 1966
The Radio Four / Heaven is My Goal / Nashboro / late 50s / a little bit of discography

last soul song
The Joneses / Love Contest / Spring / 1979

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Get these mp3z!

Hey, the April 14 and 21 shows are now up on the Coffeetime Archive for all to enjoy, whether by the stream by the stream by the beautiful stream or by the downlow…er…download.

Why am I so corny today?

Friday, April 22, 2005

Playlist from the fabulous day of April 14

Hey! Doug Gesler just sent me his playlist from last week. A big Coffeetime thanks to him for filling in for me. Be sure to check out his show Lost Highway on Saturday mornings from 8-10am. (If yer looking for yesterday’s playlist from my “big return,” see the post below.)

Coffeetime playlist, April 14, 2005, substitute deejay Doug Gesler (of “Lost Highway”)

set 1
O.G.D. (the “Road Song”) – Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
Five Spot After Dark – Curtis Fuller
Whee Baby – June Christy
If I Should Lose You – Grant Green
Cool Your Motor – Johnny Hodges
Stop! The Red Light’s On – Anita O’Day w/ the Gene Krupa band

set 2
Shoe Shine Swing – Jones, Smith Inc
Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special) – Benny Goodman Sextet (Charlie Christian)
Dark Eyes – Django Reinhardt
I Found A New Baby – Lester Young, Nat King Cole & Buddy Rich
Caravan – Erroll Garner
Shine – Stan Getz

set3
Aristocratic Stomp – Paul Tremaine & His Aristocrats
If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) – Gene Austin
Buy, Buy For Baby – Ben Pollack & His Park Central Orchestra
Hot Dogs & Sasparilla – Ted FioRito & His Orchestra
Rock and Roll – Boswell Sisters
You’re Not the Only Oyster In the Stew Fats Waller
In A Little Gypsy Tea Room Louis Prima

set 4
No More Blues – Dizzy Gillespie
Just A Little Bit South of North Carolina – Dean Martin
Jazz (Ain’t Nothing But Soul) – Betty Carter
Rouse’s Point – Charlie Rouse

last soul song
Never Give Up – the Impressions

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Didja miss me?

I’m back “and better than evah,” baby. Here’s the playlist for today’s show:

Coffeetime, April 21, 2005

bed

Red Garland Trio / Moodsville volume 1 / Prestige / 12.11.59

set 1
Tina Brooks / True Blue / Miss Hazel / Blue Note / 6.25.60
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Hand / Clarion Call / Blue Note / 3.31.59
Coleman Hawkins & his Sax Ensemble / Battle of the Saxes / Keynote / 5.24.44
Whispering Jack Smith / The Song is Ended, But the Melody Lingers On / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 1.10.28
Dinah Washington / A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) / Mercury / 8.77.46 / with Tab Smith & his Orch
Toni Harper / Lady Lonely / I Love the Blues / RCA / Hollywood 7.15, 16, 28.59

set 2
Hank Mobley / The Turnaround / My Sin / Blue Note / 2.4.65
Howard McGhee / That Bop Thing / You’re Teasing Me / Bethlehem / 10.22.55
Howard McGhee’s Korean All Stars / Jazz: South Pacific / Man with the Horn / Hi-Lo / Guam 1.17.52 / discography of Skeeter Best
John Kirby & his Orch / Bugler’s Dilemma / Victor / 1.25.41
The Five Breezes / Return, Gal O’ Mine / Bluebird / Chicago 11.15.40 / some info at the excellent Vocal Group Harmony Website
Seymour Rechtzeit & Sam Medoff / Surrey mit a Fringe Afn Top with Oy, S’Iz a Sheyne Fremorgn / radio transcription WEVD / 1948 / from the excellent CD, “Music from the Yiddish Radio Project”
Ann Cole / I’ve Got a Little Boy / Baton / 2.57 / with The Surburbans

set 3
Lee Morgan / Tom Cat / Exotique / Blue Note / 8.77.64
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Musa’s Vision / Blue Note / 12.27.47
Savannah Churchill / The Things You Do to Me / Columbia / fall 1948 / with The Four Tunes
Mabel Scott / Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train / Coral / 5.22.51
Lucky Millinder & his Orch / The Grape Vine / Federal? / 6.28, 29.51 / vocal = Melvin Moore & the Millinderites
Dean Martin / Pretty Baby / It’s Easy to Remember / Capitol / 1957

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 6 / Sad Sack / Contemporary / LA 12.3.54
Corky Hale / Gene Norman Presents Corky Hale / GNP / I Can’t Get Started / LA 6.27.56
Ozzie Nelson & his Orch / Everyone But Me / Bluebird / Hollywood? 1942 / vocal = Harriet Hilliard
Little Milton / Friend of Mine / Glades 45 / 1976
Sammy Davis Jr / When the Feeling Hits You! / When the Feeling Hits You / Reprise / Hollywood 4.30.64 / with Sam Butera & the Witnesses, “Recorded Wild in Las Vegas”
Bill Landford & the Landfordaires / Lord I’ve Tried / Columbia / 12.49

last soul song
Major Lance / Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / Gypsy Woman / Okeh / 1964 / with The Impressions on back up; subtitled “The Great Songs of Curtis Mayfield” {I played off of my original mono LP, a recent, “vacation,” used record store find, like many others in this week’s show.}

Sunday, April 10, 2005

April 7 Coffeetime uploaded to archive

Hey kadittles, the latest episode of Coffeetime is now online at the Coffeetime Archive, baby

Doug Gesler of WMBR’s Lost Highway fame will be sitting in for me this Thursday while I take that “vacation” everyone has been pressuring me to take. GAH!

Anyway, treat him well. He’s a peach to help me out.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Wanna playlist with me?

Coffeetime, April 7, 2005

bed

Barney Kessel / People // George Van Eps / The Man I Love

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night at Birdland, vol 1 / Mayreh {I so go there} / Blue Note / 2.21.54
James Moody / James Moody / Out of Nowhere / Argo/Cadet / 8.59
Cootie Williams & his O / Bring ’em Down Front/’Round Midnight / transcription: Midnight Jamboree Radio Broadcast, Washington DC 8.6.47
George Olson & his O / Stucco in the Sticks / radio air check/transcription / 1931 / voc = Ethel Shutta, intro = GO
Blue Barron & his O / Teacher’s Pet / 1938-41 / voc = Charlie Fisher
Lucky Millinder & his O / The Blues Done Got Me (and Gone) / Queen/King / 12.45 or 1.46 / voc = Annisteen Allen
Margaret Whiting / MW sings the Jerome Kern Songbook / Let’s Begin / Verve / 1960

set 2
Urbie Green Octet / Slidin’ Swing / I Got It Bad and that Ain’t Good / Jazztone / 1957
James Clay / A Double Dose of Clay / Pavanne / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Corny Rhythm / Decca / 3.7.36 / featuring Mary Lou Williams p, Booker Collins b, Ben Thigpen d
Bertha “Chippie” Hill / Around the Clock / Circle / Chicago 2.5.46 / with Lovie Austin’s Blues Serenaders
Tab Smith & his O / The Things You Are / Chicago 2.45 / voc = Trevor Bacon
The Cadillacs / Copy Cat / Josie / 2.59
Ann-Margaret / Bachelor’s Paradise / Lovin’ Spree / RCA / 1963

set 3
Teddy Edwards / Heart & Soul / Smokin’ / Contemporary / 1962
Morris Lane, Tenor Saxsation / Down the Lane / Savoy / 1.24.47
Four Blackbirds / Dixie Rhythm / Vocalion / LA 8.34 {3.35?} / a little info from Marv Goldberg here (scroll down a smidge)
Bette McLaurin / The Masquerade is Over / Derby / 6.5.51 / with Eddie Wilcox O
Billy Eckstine / The Modern Sound of Mr. B / People / Mercury / Hollywood 2.19.64

set 4
Jack Sheldon / Jack Sheldon & his Exciting All-Star Big-Band / Sunset Eyes / GNP / 3.59 (two session are on this LP; the other one is 7.57, although, truthfully, I'm just guessing that this tune was from the later session)
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Jazz / Later On / Dawn / 2.3.56
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Stars Fell on Alabama / Tampa / Hollywood 6.14, 15.55
Cambell “Skeets” Tolbert & his Gentlemen / Fill Up / Decca / 1.29.42 / read a bit on Skeets at the Vocal Harmony Web Site
Dean Martin / Candy Kisses / tv/radio transcription late 40s?,50s?, 60s? {the orchestra/band sounds decidedly late-40s-esque}
Tommy Ridgely / I Want Some Money Baby / Watch/Johen / 1.9.64
Brook Benton / Brook Benton Today / We’re Gonna Make It / 1970 / Cotillion / backing voc = The Sweet Inspirations
Carolina Kings of Harmony / Going to Ride that Golden Chariot / Trumpet / Raleigh NC 4.10.53
J.P. Robinson / You Can Be a Lady / Alston / 12.68 / check out this discography

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

UPA all the way!

Check out Tee Bosustow’s site dedicated to the brilliant work of the animation studio UPA, home of Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing, awesomely evocative, yet leanly abstracted mis-en-scene, and other brilliant creations. You can watch a couple of Gerald Mc BB cartoons at the ToonTracker site, as well as the 1953 animation of Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart” and James Thurber’s “The Unicorn in the Garden.”

Monday, April 04, 2005

Show’s up, sho ’nuff!

Hey, me lads & lassies, the mp3’s of last Thursday’s show are now up on the Coffeetime archive.

Also, found this super duper site on Elektra records while researching the cover artist Harvey. You need to check out John Glassburner’s site on this cool, surreal guy Harvey. I was pointed to his site a few days ago and the Harvey mystery piqued my inner Nancy Drew. I checked a few of my books on album cover design and, after a bit o’ time on Google/A9, found the Elektra site. A bit of putting 2 and 2 together and I’m wondering whether Bill Harvey, art director at Elektra/Nonesuch and P. Harvey of these crazy Savoy covers were related. I believe Bill Harvey passed away a few years ago, but P. “Dali” Harvey (my nickname) may still be out there. If you have any info on Harvey, email John or me!