Thursday, June 30, 2005

June 30 Shooo, Just for Yoooou…

Coffeetime, June 30, 2005

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

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver’s Blue / Shoutin’ Out / Columbia / 7.17.56
Oliver Nelson / Blues and the Abstract Truth / Stolen Moments / Impulse! / 2.2361 / by request for Tim in Quincy
Les Hite & his Orch / That’s the Luck / Bluebird / 3.6.41
Ted Wallace & his Campus Boys / I’m an Unemployed Sweetheart (Looking for Someone to Love) / Columbia / 7.3.31 / vocal = Ed Kirkeby
Steve Gibson’s Red Caps / The Thing / RCA / Hollywood 11.10.50
June Christy / Something Cool / This Time the Dream’s On Me / Capitol / LA mid-50s / original mono recording

set 2
Harry “Sweets” Edison / Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Verve / Hollywood 3.5.57 / featuring Ben Webster
Charlie Shavers / Excitement Unlimited / Porgy / Capitol / 2.20, 21, 22.63
Johnny Sparrow Quintet / Serenade to Twins / National / 3.30.50
Teddy Wilson & his Orch / / The Mildred Bailey Show transcription / 1945
Mildred Bailey / Summertime / The Mildred Bailey Show transcription / 1945
Snub Mosely / Swinging with Mose / Decca / 10.21.41
Edie Adams / Muriel Cigar commercial Pick One Up and Smoke It Sometime / early 60s?

set 3
Wes Montgomery / Portrait of Wes / Moanin’ / Riverside / 10.10, 11.27.63
Thad Jones & Pepper Adams / Mean What You Say / Wives and Lovers / Milestone / 4.26, 5.4, 9.66
Illinois Jacquet / Blow Illinois Blow / Aladdin / 4.1.47
Mae West /from film Klondike Annie / Out on that Deep Blue Sea / Hollywood 1936
Cats & the Fiddle / Thursday Evening Swing / Bluebird / Chicago 6.27.39
Hank Penny & his Radio Cowboys / Wildcat Mama / King / Hollywood 10.46
Mel Tormé / The Four Winds and the Seven Seas / Capitol / Hollywood 5.49 / with Frank DeVol & his Orch

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / S&B / Contemporary / LA 8.17.54
Sergio Mendes / The Great Arrival / Morning / Atlantic / 1966
Artie Shaw & his Orch / Love of My Life / Musicraft / Hollywood 11.16.45
Leo Reisman & his Orch / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Victor / 1929 / vocal = Lew Conrad
Artie Simms / Take It Easy Baby / Apollo / 10.46
Nancy Wilson / Gentle Is My Love / Funnier Than Funny / Capitol / LA 1965
The Sons of David / Where Shall I Go / Silver Cross / Boston mid-60s

last soul song
Betty Wright / Hard to Stop / Who’ll Be the Fool / Alston / Miami spring 1973

Sunday, June 26, 2005

This week’s show is now playing at your local website.

Hey, the show is on the archive, if you want to stream or download it.

Also, my friend Irwin Chusid sent me a link to a poignant tribute to Paul Winchell by Mark Evanier, who also has a neat gallery of Castle film boxes. Check ’em out.



Saturday, June 25, 2005

Worth a few words, perhaps, not a thousand…



Blogger now allows even Mac people to post images easily, sooooo, since I’ve had a request from a listener to post a photo of meself (or “my elf” as a friend and I chuckle to say), here’s one of me from 1992, at bat, surely to strike out yet again or foul miserably, on behalf of the WMBR softball team. Notice the rather disgusted, bored stance of the outfielder. Notorious for throwing the bat, people learn to keep their distance.

Yay, go team!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

I Can’t Give You Anything But My Playlist…

Coffeetime, June 23, 2005

bed
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 /Prestige / 5.18.60

set 1
Bill English / Bill English / 222 / Vanguard / 8.63
Clark Terry / In Orbit / In Orbit / Riverside / 5.7, 12.58
Rex Stewart’s Big Seven / Diga Diga Doo / HRS / 7.23.40
Cliff Edwards / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Columbia / 7.12.28
The Mills Brothers / Since We Fell Out of Love / Decca / LA? 2.20.35
Dakota Staton / Dakota / Weak for the Man / Capitol / Hollywood 1960 / orch arranged & conducted by Benny Carter

set 2
Clifford Brown / Best Coast Jazz / You Go to My Head / EmArcy / 8.11.54
Wingy Manone & his Orch / Nickel in the Slot / Okeh / 1.15.35
The Dinning Sisters / Wave to Me My Lady / Capitol / 1.10.46
The Moonglows / He Lied / Chess / Chicago? 12.54
Peggy Lee / Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee / Fever / Capitol / Hollywood 2.9, 3.8.61

set 3
David “Fathead” Newman / House of David / Little Sister / Atlantic / 1966
Hal Singer / Hound’s Tooth (Mr. Movin’s Groovin’) / Savoy / 5.3.56
Tab Smith & his Orch / Trunk Packed Up / Regis? / 11.45 / vocal = Hester Lancaster
Tina Dixon / What I Say / King / Detroit 1949 / with Gene Nero Sextet
Little Willie John / Look What You’ve Done to Me / King / 1.4.57

set 4
Dave Pell Ensemble / The Les Brown All Stars / Mike’s Peak / Capitol / 6.15.55
Laurindo Almeida / Laurindo Almeida Quartet, volume 2 / Atabaque / Pacific Jazz / LA 1953 / nice site for Henry “The Bear” Babasin, created by his son; also check out the jazz photos taken by drummer Roy Harte (click on Archives)
Hot Lips Page & his Orch / Do It If You Wanna / Bluebird / 12.10.40
Kay Starr / It’s Whatcha Do With Whatcha Got / Standard transcription / 1946 / with Buzz Adlam directing the orch
Tommy Ridgely / In the Same Old Way / Ric / New Orleans 9.20.61
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / This Time the Dream’s On Me / Decca / 1960 (his debut LP)
The Pilgrim Travelers / Gonna Walk Right Out / Specialty / Hollywood 7.25.52

last soul song
The Mamas & the Papas / Even If I Could / Dunhill / LA 1966

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Cambridge in June, the Sweet Ole He and Her

Coffeetime, June 16, 2005

bed
Red Garland / Red Garland’s Piano / Prestige / 12.14.56, 3.22.57

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Images of Curtis Fuller / Accident / Savoy / 6.6.60
Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball’s Sharpshooters / Stay On It / EmArcy / 3.6.58
Woody Herman & his Orch / Mulligan Tawny / Columbia / 5.21.54
Fletcher Henderson & his Orch / Hotter than ’Ell / Decca / 9.25.34
Helen Kane / soundtrack film Heads Up! / If I Knew You Better / Victor / 7.2.30
Jan Bart & the Barry Sisters / Samson & Deliliah / radio show transcription, Yiddish Melodies in Swing, WHN / 1945 / with Sam Medoff & the Yiddish Swingtet
Ivory Joe Hunter / Woo Wee Blues / King / Nashville 11.18.47
Doris Day / Day by Night / Under a Blanket of Blue / Columbia / LA 1956

set 2
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Memories of You / Prestige / 5.25.59
Mal Waldron / Impressions / All the Way / New Jazz / 3.20.59
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Buck Jumpin’ / Victor / 10.1.41
Golden Gate Quartet / Julius Caesar / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC 10.6.39
The Smoothies/ Sh! The Baby’s Asleep / Bluebird / 4.25.40
Luke Jones & his Five Joes / What You Bet? / Atlas / early 1946 / vocal = Red Mack
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / 9.11.56

set 3
Ike Quebec / Bossa Nova Soul Samba / Favela (alt take) / Blue Note / 10.5.62
Blue Mitchell / Out of the Blue / Sweet-Cakes / Riverside / 12.58
Sir Charles Thompson & his All Stars / The Street Beat / Apollo / 9.4.45
The Trenier Twins / Sure Had a Wonderful Time Last Night / Mercury / 1.47 / Cliff & Claude with Gene Gilbeaux’s Orch
Mabel Scott / Wailin’ Daddy / Brunswick / LA 3.17.52 / probably with Maxwell Davis & his Orch
Fred Astaire / The Fred Astaire Story / Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off / Clef / LA 1952

set 4
Chet Baker / Chet Baker in Milan / Pent Up House / Jazzland / Milan 10.59
Barney Kessel / Barney Kessel Plays “Some Like it Hot” / I’m Thru with Love / Contemporary / 4.3.59
King Cole Trio / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / MacGregor transcription 11.21.44
Jackie Wilson / I Just Can’t Help It / Brunswick / 1962
Bobby Darin / All the Way / “Milk Recording” from 5 minute daily radio series for the American Dairy Association / unknown date / from the new Aces Back to Back CD/DVD, which features lots of audio from TV and demo tracks, but paltry discog details
The Original Gospel Harmonettes / Wade in the Water / Specialty / Hollywood 8.14.53 / featuring Dorothy Love Coates

last soul song
Leroy Hutson / Love Oh Love / So in Love with You / Curtom / 1973

Thursday, June 09, 2005

I Can’t Dance, I Got Ants in My Blog!

Coffeetime, June 9, 2005

bed

Bucky Pizzarelli / Solo Flight / Stash / 1981 & 1986

set 1
Kenny Burrell - Jimmy Raney Septet / 2 Guitars / Pivot / Prestige / 3.5.57
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Strikes / Reminiscent / Prestige / 9.15.64
Coleman Hawkins & his Orch / Rocky Comfort / Okeh / 8.9.40
Fred Elizalde & his Music / Crazy Rhythm / UK Brunswick / London 11..16.28
Noel Coward / A Room with a View / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 4.25.28 / Orch conducted by Carroll Gibbons
The Sparrows / I’m Gonna Do That Woman In / unreleased Joe Davis track / 10.10.53 / lead vocal = Joseph “Rocky” Washington
Rhonda Fleming / Rhonda / Baby, Baby All the Time / Columbia / 10.17.57 / with Frank Comstock & his Orch

set 2
Jimmy Smith / Softly As a Summer Breeze / These Foolish Things / Blue Note / 2.26.58
Gerry (The Wig) Wiggins / Relax and Enjoy It ! / One for My Baby / Contemporary / 1961
Stanley Turrentine / Stan “The Man” Turrentine / Time After Time / Time / 1959
Les Paul Trio / Dark Eyes / V-Disc / mid-40s
Henry “Red” Allen & his Orch / You Might Get Better (But You’ll Never Get Well) / Victor / 2.18.30 / vocal = Will Johnson
The Jones Boys Sing Band / Sweet Georgia Brown / from the Tex Avery cartoon The Isle of Pingo Pongo / WB / 1938 / The Sing Band was comprised of members The Five Jones Boys plus The Four Blackbirds (minus their female vocalist, Geraldine Harris) with Oscar Moore on guitar; look for their great musical short that is sometimes played on Turner Classic Movies; Steve Gibson’s Red Caps was formed from members of The Sing Band
Pauline & her Perils (aka The Six Hits & a Miss) / Don’t Let That Moon Get Away / Standard/Keynote transcription / 4.39 / backed by the King Cole Trio with Nat King Cole on celeste (whee!)
Danny Kaye / Danny Kaye for Children / I’m Late / Decca /1959

set 3
Barney Kessl / Feeling Free / Blues Up, Down & All Around / Contemporary / 2.13.69
Bennie Green Septet / Trombone by Three [originally issued as a 78) / Whirl-a Licks / Prestige / 10.5.51
Sara Martin and Clarence Williams Blue Five / Take Your Black Bottom Outside / Okeh / 4.9.27
Bing Crosby / The Waiter & the Porter & the Upstairs Maid / Decca / LA 5.26.41 / with Mary Martin and Jack Teagarden & his Orch
Savannah Churchill and The Four Tunes / The Devil Sat Down and Cried / Arco (Manor) / 6.50
Amos Milburn / I’ll Be True / Aladdin / LA 4.9.56
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolucion Con Brasilia! / WB / Sunny Side of the Street / 1964 (1967?)

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / The Marty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper / Pitfall / Tampa / LA 8, 9.56
Quincy Jones / Go West, Young Man / Be My Guest / ABC-Paramount / 2.57
Ernie Morris / In The Mood / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43 / intro by Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Willie Lewis & his Entertainers / I Can’t Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants) / Pathé Marconi / Paris 4.23.35
Etta James / You Got It / Cadet (single) / Muscle Shoals, Alabama 8.68
Sammy Davis Jr / If I Ruled the World / Ten Out of Ten / Reprise / LA 1965 / watch clips of Sammy Davis Jr on his official site…cool
Rugged Cross Singers of Baltimore, Maryland / Try God / Gotham / 1955

last soul song
The Enjoyables / ’Bout My Baby / Capitol (unreleased) / 9.11.64

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Inkadinka Playlist, Baby

Coffeetime, June 2, 2005

bed
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / Jazzland / 7.19.61

set 1
Walter Davis Jr. / Davis Cup / Loodle-Lot / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Kenny Dorham / Blue Spring / It Might As Well Be Spring / Riverside / 1.20-2.18.59
Erskine Hawkins & his Orch / Rockin’ Rollers’ Jubilee / Victor / 9.6.38
Lew Stone & his Band / Isn’t a Lovely Day? / Decca or Regal Zonophone Records? /London, 2.12.35 / vocal = Dan Donovan
Johnny Mercer / Alexander’s Ragtime Band / Capitol / 1946? / with the Pied Pipers
Sarah Vaughn / Dreamy / Dreamy / Roulette / 1960

set 2
Leo Parker / Rollin’ with Leo / Talkin’ the Blues / Blue Note / 10.20.61
Victor Feldman / The Arrival of Victor Feldman / Waltz / Contemporary / 1.21, 22.58
Les Hite & his Orch / The World is Waiting for the Sunrise / Bluebird / 3.6.41
Jimmy Johnson (aka James P. Johnson) & his Orch / Go Harlem! / Decca / 3.25.31 / vocal = Andy Razaf
Jimmy Durante / from soundtrack to Two Girls and a Sailer / Inka Dinka Doo / MGM / 1944 / with Harry James & his Orch
Joe Alexander’s Highlanders / Shufflin’ Boogie / Atlas / 1946-7 / vocal = Luke Jones
Walter Catlett / soundtrack to Pinocchio / Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me) / Disneyland / 1940 / character actor Catlett played J. Worthington Foulfellow the fox

set 5
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Jaws in Orbit / Foxy / Prestige / 5.1.59
Joe Newman / Joe Newman with Woodwinds / Out of Nowhere / Roulette / 1958
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Nutmeg / RCA / 1950
Ethel Waters / Shadows on the Swanee / Decca / 7.18.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orch
The Nic Nacs / I’m Telling You Baby / RPM / 1950
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Short, Sweet, & Snappy / Specialty / 9.19.51
The Dreams / Under the Willow / Savoy / 3.14.55 / with Mickey Baker & Bud Johnson

set 4
Jack Sheldon / Jack Sheldon & his Exciting All-Star Big-Band / Jack’s Groove / Aplomb / GNP / 3.59
Henry Mancini / Combo! / Playboy’s Theme / RCA / 1960
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith / medley: Heartaches & Managua, Nicaragua / transcriptions / 1945
Billy Banks / The Scat Song / Victor / 5.10.32 / with members of the Mills Blue Rhythm Band
The Exotics / Let Me Be a Part of You / Excello / 1968
Burt Bacharach / Live in Japan / A House is Not a Home / A&M / 1974
The Dixie Nightingales / Forgive These Fools / Chalice / 1965

last soul song
The Natural Four / Count On Me / Curtom / 1975