Friday, December 29, 2006

Bewitched, Bothered, and Playlist

Coffeetime, December 29, 2006

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981 // George Van Eps / Legends / The Man I Love / Concord / 1976

set 1
Horace Silver / 6 Pieces of Silver / Tippin' [CD bonus track] / Blue Note / 6.15.58
Bobby Timmons / This Here is Bobby Timmons / Lush Life / Riverside / 1.13-14.60
Kenny Burrell / The Tender Gender / I'm Confessin' / Cadet / 4.66
Duke Ellington & his Orch / Down a Carolina Lane / Columbia / 2.15.33
Blue Barron & his Orch / Somebody Nobody Knows / Bluebird? / 1938 / vocal = Russ Carlyle
The Three Spades / Pan-Pan / Vocalion [unissued] / 1937
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / Verve / LA 7.15-16.60

set 2
Ben Webster / Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / Verve / 11.6.59
Gerry Wiggins / Relax and Enjoy It / One for My Baby / Contemporary / 1962
Tab Smith & his Orch / These Foolish Things / United / Chicago 4.18.52
Count Basie & his Orch / One O'Clock Jump and Jumping at Ten / radio transcription, AFRS Christmas Jubilee Show 1945 / Hollywood 8.8.45 / with introduction by Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman
Ethel Merman / I Get a Kick Out of You / Brunswick / LA 12.4.34 / with Johnny Green & his Orch
Bing Crosby / soundtrack to Holiday Inn / Let's Start the New Year Right / Hollywood spring 1942
Little Milton / If You Love Me Baby / Sun [alt take] / Memphis 3.30.54

set 3
Lee Morgan / Tom Cat / Twice Around / Blue Note / 8.11.64
Bill Harris / Great Guitar Sounds / Once in Awhile / Mercury / 1960
Charlie Parker / Max Making Wax / Dial / Hollywood 7.29.46
Gene Krupa & his Orch / Deliver Me to Tennessee / Columbia / Chicago 4.2.42 / vocal = Anita O'Day
Four Blues (aka Golden Echo Quartet) / Missing You / Apollo / 4.10.50
Nat King Cole / Songs by Nat "King" Cole 7" EP / Pretend / Capitol / Hollywood 12.30.52 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orch

set 4
Paul Smith / By the Fireside / Pick Yourself Up / Savoy / 3.52
Art Pepper / Modern Art / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / Aladdin / LA 12.28.56
Frank Sinatra / That Old Black Magic / radio transcription, Songs by Sinatra, CBS radio / 12.26.43
Astrid Gilberto / The Shadow of Your Smile / Manha de Carnaval / Verve / 11.21.64 /
James Brown / Lost Someone / King / Cincinnati 2.9.61
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes / Deliver Me / Specialty / Hollywood 7.24.52

last soul song
Linda Jones / What Have I Done (to Make You Mad) / Loma / 1967

Friday, December 22, 2006

Have Yourself a Merry Little Playlist


Coffeetime, December 22, 2006

bed
Red Garland / Soul Junction / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.15.57 /
Johnny Costa / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / What Child is This? / Chiaroscuro / 9.5.91
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Greensleeves / Prestige / 9.7.58

set 1
Richard Wyands Trio / An Uptown Christmas / Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Uptown / 9.6.85
Junior Mance Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / White Christmas / Chiaroscuro / 5.18.94
Harry Reser & his Orch / Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Decca / 10.24.34 / vocal = Tom Sacks
Felix Gross / Love for Christmas / Savoy / LA 10.25.49
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers / Merry Christmas, Baby / Exclusive / LA 1947 / vocal = Charles Brown
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine Sings with Benny Carter / Christmas Eve / Verve / LA fall 1986
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 8.5.60 /

set 2
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / Christmas Time is Here; O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal); / Fantasy / LA 1965 /
Cary Grant / Christmas Lullaby / Columbia / LA 1967 /
Peggy Lee / Christmas Carousel / It's Christmas Time Again / Capitol / LA 1963
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / 10.66
Gene Ammons / Swinging for Xmas / Aristocrat / 10.12.48
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald / Marshmallow World / radio transcription from Bing Crosby show / 1940s
Louis Armstrong / Christmas Night in Harlem / Decca / LA 9.8.55 / with Benny Carter Orch
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, & Trudy Stevens / White Christmas / Snow / Decca / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orch and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie
Nancy Wilson / That's What I Want for Christmas / Capitol / LA 6.13.63

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / 6.14.46
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Capitol Promo) / Capitol / LA 9.17.47
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orch /
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soul (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Best Playlists Happen While You're Dancing


Coffeetime, December 15, 2006

bed
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Prestige / 11.27.58

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin' Time / Stretchin' Out [cd alternate take] / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Gene Ammons / Boss Tenor / Canadian Sunset / Prestige / 6.16.60
Bert Firman's Quintuplets of Swing / Blue Strings / Odeon / London 9.20.37
Dick Robertson / I Want You for Christmas / Decca / 10.37
The Jackson Trio (aka The Ebonaires) / Love for Christmas / Hollywood (Swing Time?) / mid-50s
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Why Try to Change Me Now / Prestige / 3.23.62

set 2
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones / If Someone Had Told Me / Blue Note / 7.14.56
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / White Christmas / Cadet / 10.66
Chet Atkins / Christmas with Chet Atkins / Medley: The Coventry Carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / RCA / 1961
Duke Ellington & his Orch / AFRS Christmas Jubilee Show aired 12.47 / Rock-a-Bye River / radio transcription /Hollywood 7.11.46
The Three Keys / You Can Depend on Me / Vocalion / 9.8.33
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You Can't Get That No More / V-Disc 237 / 11.22.43
Etta James / Etta Sings for Lovers / These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) / Argo / 7.27-29.62

set 3
Eddie Davis Trio / I Wanna Be Loved / King / 2.2-3.56
Wardell Gray, et al / Move / Prestige / live, Hula Hut, LA 8.27.50
The Five Jones Boys / You're So Appealing / Standard transcription / c. 1937 / thanks so much to Tony at the Vocal Harmony Group website
Wini Brown / I Met a Stranger / National [unissued] / 11.27.48
Danny Kaye / (songs from) White Christmas / The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing / Decca / / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orch and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie

set 4
Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond Quartet / Blues in Time / Wintersong / Verve / Hollywood 8.2.57
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
The Boswell Sisters / Put That Sun Back in the Sky / Brunswick [unissued take A] / 2.5.32 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orch
Dean Martin / It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There's Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1969 / vocal = Janet Orenstein / oodles and oodles of pix and info at TVParty.com's Rudolph pages (pop-up warning) / more on the Rankin-Bass website
Gospel Harmonette Specials [The Original Gospel Harmonettes] / Camp Meeting / Without You / Vee-Jay / 1963

last soul (Xmas) song
Donny Hathaway / This Christmas / Atlantic / 1978

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The price of popularity!

Hey my sleepy pals,

I guess the link to the Coffeetime Archive got posted far and wide in the past week or so, because there was major bandwidth overload and my hosting company has shut the archive down for a few days. This blog will still be here, (thanks, Blogger/Google!), but the podcast-able show won't be accessable until early next week, I think. I'll only be able to keep a few shows in the archive at any given time. Streamable shows are available for a few weeks at wmbr.org.

We'll keep our eyes on these bandwidth problems. I appreciate all the attention out there in the web-universe, though!

Friday, December 08, 2006

What's It All About Playlist


Coffeetime, December 8, 2006

bed
Tony Mottola / Romantic Guitar / Let's Fall in Love / Command / 1963

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet (5066) / Avila and Tequila / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Phil Woods and Gene Quill / Bird Feathers / Airegin /Prestige / 3.29.57
Joe Marsala & his Orch / Zero Hour / Black & White / 11.29.44
Whispering Jack Smith / My Blue Heaven / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 1.10.28
Lucky Millinder & his Orch / I Was Wrong / 11.44 / Tab Smith on alto, vocal = Trevor Bacon
Anita O'Day / Pick Yourself Up / Ivy [cd bonus track] / Verve / LA 12.19.56

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / I'm a Fool to Want You / Argo / 9.21-23.60
Red Garland / Moodsville 6 / T'ain't Nobody's Business / Prestige Moodsville 6 / 11.21.58
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers / Scratch Sheet / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47
Ernie Morris / In The Mood / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43 / intro by Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman; Ernie is seen with teh Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals in the images above
Lil Green & her Trio / What's the Matter with Love? / Bluebird / Chicago 4.23.41 / with Big Bill Broonzy
Little Willie John / I'm Shakin' / King / Cincinnati? 1960

set 3
Lee Morgan / Gigolo / Yes I Can, No You Can't / Blue Note / 6.25.65
Preston Love & his Orch / Jumpin' for Charles / Spin Records / LA 1952
The Smoothies / You're an Old Smoothie / Bluebird / 4.25.36
The Four Blazes / Snag the Britches / United / 2.3.53
Sonny Rollins / Tour De Force / Two Different Worlds / Prestige / 12.7.56 / vocal = Earl Coleman

set 4
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin' Country / As Long As There's Music / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18-19.58
Howard Roberts / Whatever's Fair! / Pussy Cat / Capitol / LA 1966
Coleman Hawkins / My Ideal / V-Disc / Esuire Metropolitan Opera House 1.18.44
Bing Crosby / Only Forever / Decca / LA 12.3.40 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orch
Bobby "Blue" Bland / Two Steps from the Blues / Lead Me On / Duke / Chicago 1961
Cilla Black / Alfie / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 8.66
Southern Sons / Rest for the Weary / Bluebird / 10.29.41

last soul song
Richard Caiton / I'm Gonna Love You More / Malaco / 1974

Friday, December 01, 2006

Love With a Capital Playlist

Coffeetime, December 1, 2006

bed
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / Jazzland / 7.19.61 /

set 1
Bill Hardman / Bill Hardman Quintet [Saying Something] / It Ain't Happened Yet / Savoy / 10.18.61
Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane / Mating Call / Super Jet / Prestige / 11.30.56
Doc Wheeler & his Sunset Orch / How 'Bout That Mess? / Bluebird / 9.1.41
Lew Stone & his Band / Pop! Goes Your Heart / Decca / London 1935 / vocal = Alan Kane
Johnny Otis & his Band / Three Magic Words / Savoy / 3.21.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington / Blue Rose / Grievin' / Columbia / 1.23, 27.56 [Duke] and LA 2.8, 11.56 [Rosemary]

set 2
Cannonball Adderley / Takes Charge / I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Riverside / 4.12.59
Art Tatum / #5 / Without a Song / Clef [Verve] / LA 12.29.53
Coleman Hawkins / And Confrères / Cocktails for Two [cd bonus track] / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Benny Goodman Trio / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Columbia / live, Jazz Concert no. 2, 1937-38
Issie Ringgold / Be On Your Merry Way / Columbia / 1.12.30
Kay Starr / Love With a Capital You / Bluebird / 7.26.39 / with Glen Miller & his Orch
Lula Reed / Three Men / King / Cincinnati 8.21.56
optional: Flairs / She Wants to Rock / Flair / 7.53

set 3
Oliver Nelson / Taking Care of Business / Lou's Good Dues / New Jazz / 3.22.60
Tony Mottola / Romantic Guitar / Let's Fall in Love / Command / 1963
Charlie Parker / Merry-Go-Round / Savoy / 9.24.48
Cabineers / Let the Party Go On / Decca / 12.11.40
Mabel Scott / Yes! / Coral / LA 3.17.52
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Moon Song / Verve / 1.12.57

set 4
Stan Getz / Chamber Music / Lullaby of Birdland / Roost / 12.5.52 [12.19.52?]
Ralph Burns, et al / The Herdsman Play Paris / Embarkation / Fantasy / Paris 1954
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Midnight Special / Atlantic / Cincinnati [Cleveland?] 5.1.48
Dinah Washington / I Only Know / Mercury / 3.4.49 / with Teddy Stewart's Orch
Jimmy Nolen / How Fine Can You Be? / Federal / LA 5.14.56
Nancy Wilson / Naturally / Watch What Happens / Capitol / LA 1966
Pilgrim Travelers / How About You? and I'll Be There / Specialty / Hollywood 1.25.52

last soul song
Beverly Shaffer / Where Will You Be Boy? / One-derful! / Chicago 10.65

Friday, November 17, 2006

Vegetable Playlist

Coffeetime, November 17, 2006

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981 // George Van Eps / Legends / The Man I Love / Concord / 1976

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quintet [1550] / Startin' from Scratch / Blue Note / 3.9.57
Frank Wess / Frank Wess Quartet / Gone with the Wind / Prestige Moodsville 8 / 5.9.60
Ziggy Elman & his Orch / You Took Advantage of Me / Bluebird / 8.29.39
Helen Kane / soundtrack to Dangerous Nan McGrew / I Owe You / Victor / 4.12.30
Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven / One Night in Monte Carlo / Victor / 12.21.35 / vocal = Edythe Wright
Ernie Fields Orch / Big Lou / Regal / 11.29.49 / vocal = Teddy Cole
Julie London / London By Night / Well, Sir / Liberty / 1958 / with Pete King & his Orch

set 2
Blue Mitchell / Blue's Moods / When I Fall in Love / Riverside / 8.24.60
Johnny Costa / Introducing Johnny Costa [Neighborhood] / Flamingo / Savoy / 2.26.55
Teddy Wilson & his Orch / Cocquette / LA 7.30.37
Sol Hoopii / Radio Blues / Columbia / 10.13.27
Frankie "Halfpint" Jaxon / Turn Over / Decca / 4.17.40
Johnny Otis Band / Crazy 'Bout Your Cookin' / Swingtime? / LA 1948 / vocal = Joe Swift
Peggy Lee / A Natural Woman / Can I Change My Mind? / Capitol / LA 5.69

set 3
Cannonball Adderley with Sergio Mendes / Cannonball's Bossa Nova [Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars] / Groovy Samba / Riverside / 12.7.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / I Didn't Know About You / Everest / 1960
Charlie Parker / I'm in the Mood for Love / Clef / 1950
Pete Johnson / Pete's Blues / 1280 Stomp / National [Savoy] / 1.2.46
The Charioteers / Riding Around in the Rain / Decca / 1935
Monroe Tucker & his All Stars / You Gotta Give it Up / Apollo / 2.27.46 / vocal = Frank Haywood
Frank Sinatra / My One and Only Love / Capitol / Hollywood 5.2.53 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orch

set 4
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing / Don't Blame Me / Contemporary / LA 7.26.55
Lester Young & Teddy Wilson / Pres and Teddy / Prisoner of Love / Verve / 1.13.56
The Four Blues / Vegetable Song / Apollo / 12.17.47
Sammy Davis Jr / The Goin's Great / In this Crowded World / Reprise / LA 1969
Highway QC's / Count Your Blessings / Vee-Jay / mid 1950s

last soul song
Little Milton / I'm Mighty Grateful / Checker / Chicago 3.4.66

Monday, November 13, 2006

If I Had a Million Playlists




Coffeetime, November 10, 2006
Fundraising show

Coffeetime theme song playing out in full:
Carmen Mccrae / soundtrack to The Subeterraneans / Coffeetime / MGM / Hollywood 1960

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54
James Moody's Modernists / Moody's All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.25.48
Dinah Washington / Rich Man's Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45

set 2
Sonny Stitt / Cool Mambo / Prestige / 3.25.52
Erskine Hawkins & his Orch / Raid the Joint / Bluebird / 4.8.39
The Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars / Brunswick / 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier's Orch

set 3
Lucky Thompson / With Gerard Pochonet & his Quartet / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Hildegarde / I'm Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orch
Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour / Why Don't You Do Right? / soundie off of YouTube / mid-1940s
Chubby Newsome / Where's the Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4
Little Milton / We're Gonna Make It / from The Beat TV show off of YouTube / 1966

set 5
Charioteers / Swing for Sale / radio transcription / 1942
The Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37

set 6
Mae West / Put Off Until Tomorrow / 1935 / with Joseph Chernivasky Orch
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis / The Money Song / radio transcription / 1950s
Bull Moose Jackson & his Bearcats / We Can Talk Some Trash / 9.15 or 17.47 / members of Lucky Millinder's Orch
Bing Crosby / Buy Buy Bonds / soundtrack to film short All Star Bond Rally / 20th Century-Fox / Hollywood late 1944

set 7
The Ink Spots / With Plenty of Money and You / soundtrack to Gold-Diggers of 1937 / Hollywood 1937

set 8
Pete Johnson's All Stars / Man Wanted / Savoy / 1.2.46 / vocal = Etta Jones
The Velvetones / Reverse the Charges / Sonora / 1946

set 9
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shawnuff / Contemporary / 3.28.59
King Cole Trio / Give Me Twenty Nickels for a Dollar / King Cole Trio Time radio transcription / Chicago 3.1.47 / with Pearl Bailey intro
The Basin Street Boys / Ain't Got No Loot / Exclusive / Hollywood 1947

set 10
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / 1961
Swan Silvertones / Sinner Man / Vee-Jay / 1957 /

last soul song
The Emotions / Rejoice / Best of My Love / Columbia / 1977

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thanks a million!

You are all the best! Thanks for helping on my little piece of the annual fundraiser. Thanks to Bob, a longtime listener and supporter of Coffeetime, who not only pledged generously again, but also showed up in person to help answer phones and keep me calm!

Thanks to my other helpers: Doug, Charlie, Bruce, Tim, Larry, Shay, and, sweet surprise, Lauren. I couldn't have done it without their help behind the scenes.

The fundraiser continues up to the end of the programming day on Tuesday, so it's not too late if you want to join in.

I'll post the playlist and the downloadable show in a few days. As always, you can stream it anytime at wmbr.org, or stream the live show.

THANKS!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Join me on our annual fun-raiser this Friday!

Well, I hope you enjoy our annual wackiness as much as we have fun doing it. We only do fundraising once a year. Money's tight all over. If you can give, marvelous! I look forward to your call. (The number is 617-253-8810.) If you can't, no worries!

As an appetizer, enjoy this early Vitaphone Technicolor musical short "Good Morning Eve" from YouTube:

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Playlist Tonic

Coffeetime, November 3, 2006

bed
Ike Quebec / It Might as Well Be Spring / Blue Note / 12.29.61 // Kenny Burrell / When Lights Are Low / Concord / San Francisco 9.78

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / All or Nothing at All / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Kenny Drew / Kenny Drew Trio / It's Only a Paper Moon / Riverside / 9.26.56
The Capitol (International) Jazzmen / Riffmarole / Capitol / LA 3.30.45
Ray Noble Orch / Over on the Sunny Side / HMV / London 2.21.34 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Three Sharps & a Flat / Skinny-Doo / Decca / 1940
Dinah Washington / For Those in Love / Easy Living / EmArcy / 3.16.55

set 2
Ike Quebec / [Easy Living - not released] / I've Got a Crush on You / Blue Note /
Milt Jackson / Milt Jackson / I Should Care / Prestige / 5.20.55
Sandy WIlliams' Big Eight / After Hours on Dream Street / HRS / 6.3.46 http://www.jazzdisco.org/riverside/1931-dis/c/#451105
Les Paul / It's the Talk of the Town / V-Disc / mid-1940s
Fletcher Henderson & his Orch / Sweet Music / Victor / 7.31.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Louis Prima & his Orch / Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands radio show / Robin Hood / transcription / Mitchell Field, Long Island 1.15.45

set 3
Jack McDuff / The Honeydripper / Blues and Tonic / Prestige / 2.3.61
Teddy Charles / The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Quiet Temple [All Alone] / Warwick / spring 1960
Paul Quinichette / Sequel [45 rpm EP] / Rose of Birdland / EmArcy / 1.53 / Lovely cover drawing of Quinichette by the great Burt Goldblatt
Roy Fox & his Orch / Swinging in the Bathtub (A Morning Tonic) radio show / Just a Simple Melody / radio transcription / London 1938 / vocal = Mary Lee
The Five Owls / Pleading to You / Vulcan / Birmingham, Alabama 1956
Little Willie John / Mister Little Willie John / You're a Sweetheart / King / 6.11.58

set 4
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Funny Frank / Contemporary / 3.12.57
Art Pepper / Surf Ride / Cinnamon / Savoy / 12.24.53 or 8.25.54
Fats Waller / Hallelujah / radio transcription / 8.7.39
Una Mae Carlisle / Teasin' Me / Joe Davis (Beacon) / 8.8.44
The Ebbtides / Love Doctor / Firefly / 1956?
Billy Eckstine / Once More with Feeling / I Hear a Rhapsody / Roulette / 1960 / with Billy May & his Orch
The Trumpeteers / Babylon's Fallen / Score? / 6.22.49

last soul song
Ann Peebles / If This Is Heaven / When I'm in Your Arms / Hi / Memphis 1977

Friday, October 27, 2006

Little Pink Playlist

Coffeetime, October 27, 2006

bed
Tommy Flanagan Trio / Prestige Moodsville / 5.18.60 /

set 1
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin' / Leila's Blues / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Bo-Till / Blue Note /
Shep Fields & his New Music / Little Pink Elephants / radio transcription / early 1940s
Cliff Edwards (aka Ukelele Ike) / Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter? / Pathé Actuelle / 1.25
Cats & the Fiddle / Do You Love Me? / Gotham / Philadelphia 9.49
Toni Harper / Toni / Can't We Be Friends / Verve / LA 1.3.56

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Matador / Prelude / UA / 4.15.62
Nat Adderley & the Big Sax Section / That's Right! / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Riverside / 8.9.60
Lester Young / These Foolish Things / Savoy / 4.18.44
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / I'm Sorry I Made You Blue / Victor / 7.30.31
Billie Holiday / I'm Pulling Through / Okeh / 6.7.40
Golden Gate Quartet / Mail Call #83 / Hit the Road to Dreamland / radio transcription / 1942?
Bobby Darin / The Breaking Point / Atlantic / LA 1966

set 3
Lou Donaldson / Mr. Shing-A-Ling / The Shadow of Your Smile / Blue Note / 10.27.67
Sam Jones / The Chant (Sam Jones Plus 10) / The Chant / Riverside / 1.13.67
Gene Ammons / Hot Stuff / Prestige / 8.14.51
Toni Harper / Candy Store Blues / Columbia / LA 12.26.47 / with Eddie Beal & his Sextet
The Ravens / I Don't Have to Ride No More / National / 12.49
The Ray-O-Vacs / Outside of Paradise / Jubilee / 1952 / another nice Ray-O-Vacs link
Anita O'Day / Incomparable! / Why Shouldn't I / Verve / 8.17.60

set 4
Lee Konitz / Konitz Meets Mulligan / Lady Be Good [CD bonus, alternate take] / Pacific Jazz / Phil Turetsky's home studio, Hollywood 1.53
Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman Quintet / You're Driving Me Crazy / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 3.59
Hot Lips Page & his Band / Harlem Rumblin' the Blues / Bluebird? /12.3.40
Doris Day / Tea for Two [10 inch EP "Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production"] / I Want to Be Happy / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with Alex Stordahl & his Orch and Ken Lane Singers
The Four Blazes / Do the Do / United / 4.13.54
Earl Gaines / You Belong to Me / DeLuxe / 1970
Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, VA / Call Him Anytime [unedited take] / Gotham / Norlfolk 8.53

last soul song
Belita Woods / That's When I'll Stop Loving You / Karen / 7.69

Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm Putting All My Playlists in One Basket

Coffeetime, October 20, 2006

bed
Red Garland / Prestige / 8.12.59

set 1
Lee Morgan / The Cooker / Heavy Dipper / Blue Note / 11.29.57
Benny Golson / The Modern Touch / Hymn to the Orient / Riverside / 12.19.57
Flip Phillips & his Orch / I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket / Clef / 3.21.52
Rudy Vallée / The You and Me That Use To Be / Columbia / London 5.30.37 / with Carroll Gibbens & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Jump Children / AFRS Jubilee transcription / 10.14.46 / vocal = Tiny Davis (also on trumpet)
Wynonie Harris / Luscious Woman / King / Cincinnati 7.2.51
Nancy Wilson / From Broadway with Love / I've Got Your Number / Capitol / LA 1963

set 2
Prestige All Stars / After Hours / Empty Street / Prestige / 6.21.57
Lionel Hampton & his Orch / Hampton Stomp / Bluebird / 2.8.37
McKinney's Cotton Pickers / I'll Make Fun for You / Victor / 1.31.30 / vocal = Dave Wilborn (also on banjo)
Lil Green / If You Want to Share Your Love / Bluebird / 1.21.42 / with Bill Broonzy on guitar
Anthony Newley / This is Tony Newley / Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss / London 1962

set 3
Arnett Cobb / Smooth Sailing / Let's Split / Prestige / 2.27.59
Prestige All Stars / Four Altos / Kokochee / Prestige / 2.9.57 / (a different set of all stars than above)
Charlie Parker / Charlie Parker with Strings / I Didn't Know What Time it Was / Clef / 11.30.49
Mack Sisters / Jammin' in Georgia / Decca / 1939 / with Buddy Johnson's Orch
Jo Stafford / AFRS #326 / I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell / transcription / 7.23.50
Gene and Francesca /Around the World in Stereo [Gene and Francesca Sings Songs of Many Lands] / Il Est Petit (stereo version)/ Elektra / 1958

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Minor Yours / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
Victor Feldman / Suite Sixteen / Big Top / Contemporary / London 9.21.55
Johnny Otis / New Orleans Shuffle / Savoy / 12.23.49
Dinah Washington / New York, Chicago, Los Angeles / Mercury / 3.4.49 / with Teddy Stewart's Orch
Marlene Dietrich / An Evening with Marlene Dietrich / The Laziest Gal in Town / soundtrack from BBC TV show / New London Theatre, London 11.23-24.72 [CD says "Queen's Theatre, London 12.12.64"?]
Edna Gallmon Cook / I've Been Redeemed / Gotham / with The Young People's Choir (of Springfield Baptist Church) / Washington DC

last soul song
Jackie Wilson / You Got Me Walking / Brunswick / 1972

Friday, October 13, 2006

Workin' on a Groovy Playlist

Coffeetime, October 13, 2006

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981 // George Van Eps / Legends / The Man I Love / Concord / 1976

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1568] / News / Blue Note / 6.23.57
Prestige All Stars / Olio / Potpourri / Prestige / 2.16.57
Teddy Wilson & his Orch / Hallelujah / Columbia / 9.12.39
The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks / Wabash Blues / Victor / Kansas City 12.13.27
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Listen Baby Blues / Apollo? / LA 8.45 [9/10/45?] / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Sarah Vaughn / The Lonely Hours / Always on My Mind / Roulette / 1963 / arranged by Benny Carter

set 2
Art Pepper / …The Way It Was! / What's New / Contemporary / LA 11.26.56
Oscar Peterson / The George Gerswhin Songbook / A Foggy Day / Mercury [Clef] / LA 11, 12.52
Budd Johnson / Let's Swing! / Someone to Watch over Me / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Lotta Sax Appeal / Decca / 3.2.36
Martha Copeland / I Ain't Your Hen, Mr. Fly Rooster / Columbia / 8.28.28
The Charioteers / Down, Down, Down (What a Song) / Okeh / 5.29.41
Aretha Franklin / Soul Sister / You Made Me Love You / Columbia / 1966

set 3
Ray Charles / The Genius After Hours / Ain't Misbehavin' / Atlantic / 11.20.56
Phineas Newborn / While My Lady Sleeps / I'll Remember April [CD bonus track, originally recorded in the Fabulous Phineas session] / RCA Victor / 3.28.58
Etta Jones / Evil Gal Blues / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orch
The Vocaleers / How Soon / Red Robin / summer 1953
Bob Stewart / Let's Talk About Love / Blue Prelude / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins / Walkin Home / Tampa / LA 1954
Joe Newman / The Midgets / No Moon At All / RCA Victor / 7.8.56
King Cole Trio / I Know That You Know [AFRS Edition End Theme] / transcription / Cincinnati 12.6.47
Cleo Brown / Tramp / Hollywood Hotshots / LA 1936
Chuck Willis / Two Spoons of Tears / Okeh / 1.26.56
Tom Jones / Tom / Sugar Sugar / Parrot / 1970 / Tom Jones Visual Discography
The Hightower Brothers / He's a Warrior (Battleax) / Nashboro [unreleased] / early 1960s

last soul song
Barbara Lewis / Workin' on a Groovy Thing / Workin' on a Groovy Thing / Atlantic / Chicago 1968

Friday, October 06, 2006

Playlist I like to Sing!

Coffeetime, October 6, 2006

bed
Wes Montgomery / A New Dynamic Sound / Riverside / 10.5, 6.59

set 1
Sonny Clark / My Conception / Some Clark Bars / Blue Note / 3.29.59
Prestige Blues-Swingers / Outskirts of Town / Sent for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today / Prestige / 8.29.58
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Flat Face / Decca / 3.29.38
Blue Baron & his Orch / I'm Fit to Be Tied / Bluebird / c. 1941 / vocal = Russ Carlyle
Miss Rhapsody [aka Viola Wells] / Sweet Man / Savoy / 11.21.44
Johnny Adams / A Losing Battle / Ric / New Orleans summer 1961
Helen Humes / Songs I Like to Sing! / Imagination / Contemporary / 8.8.60

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Thompson Plays for Thomson / medley: Sophisticated Lady & These Foolish Things / Ducretet Thomson / Paris 2.22.56
Lee Morgan / [Sonic Boom CD] / Stormy Weather / Blue Note / 10.10.69
Lionel Hampton & his Orch / Shoe Shiner's Drag / Bluebird / 7.21.38
Dinah Washington / My Lovin' Papa / Apollo / LA 12.10-13.45
Hoagy Carmichael / Riverboat Shuffle / Decca / Hollywood 2.11.47
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / Player Piano Boogie / Coral / 5.10.51
Dean Martin / You Can't Love 'Em All / You Can't Love 'Em All / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Hub-Tones / Prophet Jennings / Blue Note / 10.10.62
Sonny Stitt / Move On Over… / Move On Over / Argo [Cadet] / 6.7.63
Dee Williams & The California Playboys / Blow Gene Blow / Savoy / LA 2.18.49 / tenor sax = Gene Montgomery
Four Southerners / Trouble in Mind / Decca / 3.17.37
Tab Smith & his Orch / I'll Live True to You / 5.10.44 / Decca / vocal = Trevor Bacon
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / P'ra Muchucar Meu Coracao / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = Joao Gilberto

set 4
Shelly Manne & his Men / More Swinging Sounds [aka Play Holman's Quartet, etc] / Tommyhawk / Contemporary / LA 8.15, 16.56
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / After You've Gone / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58 /
Georgie Auld / Manhattan with Strings / Autumn in New York / UA / 1959 / with Don Costa & his O
Billie Holiday / You Better Go Now [Jazz at the Philharmonic] / Norgran / live Carnegie Hall 5.24.47
Peggy Lee / Bridge Over Troubled Water / The Thrill is Gone / Capitol / LA 1970
Sister Wynona Carr / Don't Miss that Train / Specialty / 1950

last soul song
Mary Wells / Everlovin' Boy / 20th Century / 1.65

Friday, September 29, 2006

Love Grows on the White Oak Playlist

Coffeetime, September 29, 2006

bed
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / Prestige / 8.17.56

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver's Blue / Shoutin' Out / Blue Note / 7.17.56
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / Raucous Notes / Candid / 9.27.60
Benny Carter & his Orch / All of Me / Bluebird / 11.19.40
Harry Bidgood & his Broadcasters / Russian Lullaby / Broadcast / London 7.27 / vocal = Arthur Vivian (aka John Thorne)
Connee Boswell / On the Isle of May / Decca / LA 1.19.40 / with Victor Young & his Orch
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / My Baby's Mistreating Me / Modern / LA late 1940s
Dinah Washington / Dinah Washington / These Foolish Things / Roulette / 8.24.62

set 2
Jimmy Raney / A / Some Other Spring / Prestige / 3.8.55 /
John Coltrane / Soultrane / Theme for Ernie / Prestige / 2.7.58
Artie Shaw & his Orch / The Hornet / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45
Rex Stewart & his Feetwarmers / Finesse / Swing / Paris 4.5.39
The Ink Spots / Mamma Don't Allow It / Brunswick / 1.4.35
Les Brown & his Orch / There's No You / radio transcription / Hollywood (Palladium) 7.26.45 / vocal = Doris Day
Freddy King / Now I've Got a Woman / Federal / Chicago 1964

set 3
Junior Mance / At the Village Vanguard / Letter from Home / Jazzland /2.22, 23.61
Quincy Jones / The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones / Ghana / EmArcy / 11.4, 5, 9.59
Charlie Parker / Drifting on a Reed / Dial / 12.17.47
The Smoothies / Love Grows on the White Oak Tree / Bluebird / 8.23.39
Ella Fitzgerald & her Four Keys / When I Come Back Crying / Decca / 1942
Sammy Davis Jr / When the Feeling Hits You / These Foolish Things / Reprise / Las Vegas ("recorded wild in…") 4.30.64 / with Sam Butera & the Witnesses

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / Hunt and Peck / Ricordi / 1961
Barney Kessel / Barney Kessel, vol. 1, "Easy Like" / Tenderly / Contemporary / LA 11.14.53
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / When a Woman Loves a Man / Capitol / LA 8.23.46
Johnny Hartman / Just You, Just Me... / Tormented (Why Must I Be) / Savoy / 12.12.47
Eskew Reeder (aka Esquerita) / We Had Love / Minit / New Orleans 9.62
Golden Gate Quartet / The Prodigal Son / radio transcription (NBC Thesaurus 1000) / fall 1941

last soul song
Patterson Twins / I Need Your Love / Malaco / Jackson, Mississippi 1976

Friday, September 22, 2006

Woman with a Playlist

Coffeetime, September 22, 2006

bed
Red Garland / Prestige Moodsville 6 / 11.21.58

set 1
Lee Morgan / Delightfulee / Need I? [CD bonus track] / Blue Note / 4.8.66
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Davis Cup / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Russell Procope's Big Six / Right Foot Then Left Foot / HRS / Fall 1946
Sophie Tucker / I Can Never Think of the Words / Columbia / London 10.30 / with Ted Shapiro on piano
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabiel) & his Orch / Polka Dotty / Bluebird /4.8.39
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Ten Toes / Exclusive / LA 1947
Anita O'Day / Cool Heat / Easy Come, Easy Go / Verve / LA 1959

set 2
Oliver Nelson / Nocturne / Man with a Horn / Prestige Moodsville 13 / 8.23.60
Harry "Sweets" Edison / Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You? / Moonlight in Vermont / Verve / Hollywood 3.29.57
Wilbert Baranco & his Trio / Rosetta / Black & White / LA 1947
Larry Clinton & his Orch / Zig Zag / radio transcription / 1937-38
Comedian Harmonists [aka Comedy Harmonists] / Night and Day / RCA / Munich (?) 9.15.33
Louis Jordan & his Tympathy Five / We Can't Agree / Decca / LA 11.24.47
Frank Sinatra / Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim / If You Never Come to Me / Reprise / LA 1967

set 3
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Now Hang in There / Prestige / 4.10.62
Frank Foster / The Things We Did Last Summer / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Joe Morris Orch / Bottletop / Atlantic / 12.23.47
Joe Venuti's Blue Four / The Wild Dog / Okeh / 3.28.28
Sarah Vaughn / I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance / Musicraft / 7.2.47 / with George Treadwell & his Orch
The Four Buddies / Got Everything I Need But You / Savoy [unissued] / 3.3.53
Gene Kelly / soundtrack to American in Paris / Love is Here to Stay / MGM / Hollywood 7.21.50

set 4
Lee Konitz / Indian Summer / Prestige / 3.13.51
Julius Watkins / Julius Watkins Sextet, Volume 2 / Garden Delights / Blue Note / 3.20.55
Dave Bartholomew / Basin Street Breakdown / DeLuxe [unissued] / New Orleans 1950
Horace Henderson & his Orch / You're Mine You! / Vocalion / Chicago 5.8.40 / vocal = Viola Jefferson
Benny Gordon & the Soul Brothers / Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got / Wand / South Carolina (?) 1968
Jackie De Shannon / For You / Are We Dancing? / Imperial / LA 1967
The Soul Stirrers / Sinner Run to Jesus / Specialty / Hollywood 4.19.57

last soul song
The Originals / Moment of Truth / Soul / 1969

Friday, September 15, 2006

Playlist Addict!

Coffeetime, September 15, 2006

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981 // George Van Eps / Legends / The Man I Love / Concord / 1976


set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Originally / Lil' T / Columbia / 6.25.56
Les Spann / Gemini / It Might As Well Be Spring / Jazzland / 12.8.60
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch / Dancing on the Ceiling / radio transcript / mid-40s
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orch / Rain, Rain, Go Away / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = The Three Rhythmsters
Ivory Joe Hunter / Are You Hep? / Pacific Records / San Francisco 1947 / vocal = Aurelia
Dakota Staton / Dynamic! / Little Girl Blue / Capitol / 1958

set 2
Thad Jones / The Magnificent Thad Jones, Volume 3 / I've Got a Crush on You / Blue Note / 7.14.56
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / How Long Has This Been Going On? / New Jazz / 4.18.57
Fats Waller / Carolina Shout / Bluebird / 5.13.41
The Chocolate Dandies / Got Another Sweetie Now / Columbia / 12.3.30 / vocal = Jimmy Harrison (also on trombone)
The Three Peppers [Roy Branker, Bob Bell, Walter Williams] / One Potato / Gotham / Philadelphia 12.1.48
Jackson Blues Band / Run to Me, Baby / Delta Records [unreleased] / Jackson, MS 1950s
Anita Ellis / Forbidden Fruit / Epic / 2.7.57 / with orch conducted by Leroy Kirkland

set 3
George Benson / The New Boss Guitar of George Benson with the Brother Jack McDuff Quartet / Shadow Dancers / Prestige / 5.1.64
Candido / The Spanish Side of Jazz [also Congo Soul] / Long, Long Summer / Roulette / 1962
Sonny Criss / Calidad / Mercury / LA 9.22.49
Virginia Four [aka Norfolk Jazz Quartet] / I'd Feel Much Better / Decca / 1941
Peggy Lee /I Don't Know Enough About You / radio transcription/ Hollywood? summer 1947 / with Dave Barbour & his Orch
Charles Trenet / Morceaux Choisis Par L'auteur / Ma philosophie / Capitol / 1950s, early 60s
Jimmy Ricks /Jimmy Ricks / You'll Never Know / Signature / 1961

set 4
Bob Cooper / Coop!: The Music of Bob Cooper / Easy Living / Contemporary / LA 8.27.57
Hal McKusick / Isn't It Romantic / Coral / 2.4-6.57
Django Reinhardt / Menilmontant /Bluebird / Rome early winter 1949
King Cole Trio / Boulevard of Broken Dreams / radio transcription / LA 7.26.49 / with Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga)
José Feliciano / Feliciano! / Just a Little Bit of Rain / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1968
Bobby Blue Bland / Yum, Yum Tree / Duke / 1971
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes / That's Enough / Specialty / Hollywood 1.20.56

last soul song
Honey & the Bees / Love Addict / Arctic [Jamie Guyden] / 1969

Friday, September 08, 2006

Dance Little Playlist

Coffeetime, September 8, 2006

BG = album cover designed by Burt Goldblatt

bed
Tommy Flanagan / At the Village Vanguard / Blue Note / Village Vanguard 3.16.97

set 1
Hank Mobley / Another Night at Birdland, volume / JAMPH / Roost / live at Birdland, 4.10.57
Count Basie & his Orch / The Jitters / Columbia / 1.28.41
Noel Coward / Dance Little Lady / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 4.28.28 / orch arranged & conducted by Carroll Gibbons
T-Bone Walker / I Wish You Were Mine / Capitol / LA 12.17.47
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / When You're Alone / Apollo / 11.2.45
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Here I Am in Love Again / Bethlehem / 1955 (BG)

set 2
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson / Darn that Dream / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.56 (BG)
Hal McKusick / East Coast Jazz 8 / Lullaby for Leslie / Bethlehem / 1955 (BG)
Don Byas / They Say It's Wonderful / Savoy [7" EP] / late-40s (BG)
Ike Quebec / Tenor Sax / Scufflin' / Savoy [7" EP] / late-40s (BG)
Lee Patrick [playing Blondie White] / from movie Footsteps in the Dark / Love Me / MGM / Hollywood 1941
The Tramp Band [aka Cotton Club Tramp Band] / from movie Stormy Weather / Linda Brown (Dah, Dat, Dah) / 20th Century Fox / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Joe Tex / Pneumonia / King / 1956 / with Mickey Baker on guitar

set 3
Howard McGhee / Sharp Edge / Sharp Edge / Black Lion / 12.8.61
Frank Wess / Prestige Moodsville 8 / Star Eyes / 5.9.60
Bumps Myers Sextet / Memphis Hop / Selective / LA spring 1949
Pauline & her Perils [Six Hits and a Miss minus two Hits] / My Blue Heaven / Keystone transcription / 4.39 / solo the King Cole Trio (a little celeste by Nat King Cole) and vocal = Pauline Byrns
The Robins / Around about Midnite / Aladdin / LA 5.27.49
Bobby Darin / Nature Boy [45] / Atco / LA 1961

set 4
Bud Powell / The Bud Powell Trio Plays / Burt Covers Bud / Roost / 9.53 (BG)
Johnny Smith / Moonlight in Vermont / Vilia [from the operetta The Merry Widow] / Roost / 4.52 (BG)
Sonny Stitt / Jazz at the Hi-Hat / Every Tub / Roost / live at the Hi-Hat, Boston 2.11.54
Mildred Bailey / A Bee Gezindt / Columbia / 1.25.40Coffeetime, September 8, 2006
Camille Howard / I'm Blue / Specialty / Hollywood 3.1.50
Walter Huston / from movie"Knickerbocker Holiday" / September / United Artists / Hollywood 1944 / / http://www.dandugan.com/maytime/f-knicke.html
Earl Gaines / Sixty Minute Man / unissued Hollywood or DeLuxe / late-60s
Swan Silvertones / Singing in My Soul / Move Somewhere / Vee Jay / 1960

last soul song
The Admirations / Wait Til I Get to Know You / One-derful! / Chicago 1967

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Alex Served Coffeetime

Thanks again to Alex McNeil for sitting in for me last week. Here's the playlist from that fascinating show:

Teri Thornton - Open Highway (Route 66)
Bernie Green - Mr. Peepers
Harry Betts - Cain's Hundred
Leith Stevens - M Squad Theme
Ralph Marterie - Richard Diamond
Mundell Lowe & His All Stars - Riff Blues (Mike Hammer)
Buddy Morrow - This Is the Naked City
Johnny Williams - Checkmate
CBS Orchestra - Gunsmoke
Marty Gold - Wagons Ho (Wagon Train)
Bud Wattles - Wanted Dead or Alive
Bernard Herrmann - Have Gun Will Travel (opening)
Johnny Western - The Ballad of Paladin (closing theme)
Buddy Morrow - Rawhide
Herschel Burke Gilbert - The Rifleman
Warren Barker & Frank Comstock - Maverick
Richard Gleason - Tales of Wells Fargo
ABC Orchestra - William Tell Overture (Lone Ranger)
Richard Gleason - The Restless Gun
P.F. Sloan - Danger Man
Edwin Astley - High Wire (from Secret Agent)
Lionel Newman - The Lieutenant
Edwin Astley - The Saint
Barker & Comstock - 77 Sunset Strip
Carl Brandt - The New Sunset (second theme from 77 Sunset Strip)
Laurie Johnson - The Avengers
Richard Gleason - Toy Parade (Leave It to Beaver)
Carl Brandt - My Favorite Martian
Tony DeSimone Trio - Oriental Blues (from Ernie Kovacs)
Lionel Newman - The Dick Van Dyke Show
Robert Maxwell - Song of the Nairobi Trio (from Ernie Kovacs)
John Barry - The Persuaders
Barker & Comstock - Pete Kelly's Blues
David Fanshawe - Flambards
Geoffrey Burgon - Brideshead Revisited
Eugene Ormandy & Philadelphia Orch. - Liberty Bell March (Monty
Python's Flying Circus)
Simon Park - Danger UXB
Buddy Morrow - Sea Hunt
Mundell Lowe & His All Stars - Perry Mason
Jim Helms - Kung Fu

Friday, September 01, 2006

Burt Goldblatt: a great artist passes on…


I was sad to hear yesterday morning that Burt Goldblatt, a great artist whose work graces the covers of many jazz LPs and 7 and 10 inch EPs from the heyday of the 1950s, has died. His wife Kathy phoned me. Burt and Kathy were very generous with their time when I was writing about jazz cover design several years ago and we had kept in contact since. Even though our get-togethers and phone calls were infrequent, they were like family. It was their way. Burt even appeared on Coffeetime a few years ago.

I'll be attending a memorial service for Burt today; Alex MacNeil will be sitting in for me on Coffeetime, playing crime jazz and other gems as he did a few weeks ago when I was overwhelmed by work.

Below is an amended version the introduction to the piece I wrote in 1999. You can read the whole inverview with Burt on my website. His brilliant energy will be missed.


Burt Goldblatt was born in 1924 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He served in the army in World War II and afterwards studied at the Massachusetts College of Art. After graduation he worked in a printing plant where he learned all that went into production at that time: stripping, platemaking, retouching, lessons not taught in art school. After freelancing for a time in Boston, he moved to New York City and began a prolific career as a commercial artist and photographer, becoming especially prolific in cover design, creating about 200 cover designs in 1955 alone. That same year he won the New York Art Director’s Award for best cover design of the year and the Princeton University Library exhibited his work.

One of Goldblatt's first cover designs was on a bootleg album for Billy Holiday on the Jolly Roger label in 1950. He worked for Savoy, Emarcy, Bethlehem and many other labels. With his first covers he aimed for a visual simplicity and yet also a strength of image by eliminating song titles from the cover and by creating unique and intriguing illustrations. His drawings of musicians employ a dynamic, serpentine line. The variations in weight from thick to thin would alone mark the drawing as distinctively his, but it is his original use of unusual perspectives that distinguishes Mr. Goldblatt's line drawings from others of the same period, whether it’s a view of Don Byas from above or George Wallington from below.

His other illustrative covers are equally distinctive, for example, a broadly abstracted caricature of Frances Faye or a portrait of Bud Freeman composed entirely of tiny saxophones. He utilized a vast range of methods and styles, including collage, montage, even x-rays. In addition to his illustrative designs, Goldblatt also became one of the outstanding photographer/designers. His photographic cover designs for Bethlehem combine evocative pictures with restrained yet lyrical typography. These covers are timeless designs, elegant works unto themselves that never look outdated or old fashioned.

Amazingly, he was self-taught in photography. He kept himself unobtrusive in recording studios and nightclubs, capturing millions of filmed images, some of which later graced his cover designs. He was accepted by the musicians and, in fact, was friends with many. More than just a jazz fan, it is safe to say that Mr. Goldblatt was himself part of the jazz scene, not just a chronicler of it.

Mr. Goldblatt designed covers into the '60s, but the changes in the industry brought about by rock and roll caused him to follow other pursuits. He went from a prolific cover design career to a prolific writing career, publishing and co-authoring 17 books on topics as diverse as Mobs And The Mafia: The Illustrated History Of Organized Crime, The Marx Brothers At The Movies and The World Series A Complete Pictorial History. He has also published books of his jazz photography and on the Newport Jazz Festival. Today, living in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and traveling regularly with his wife, he still pursues many projects both as a visual artist and as a writer. His work has been honored many times, in 1962 at the Smithsonian and in the winter of 1993-94 at Harvard University. Despite numerous medical setbacks, Mr. Goldblatt stayed active and optimistic in his later years “I’m a survivor; I’ve had cancer and triple-bypass heart surgery. I walk three miles a day with my dog. I was very active as a kid. I feel good.”

He passed away on August 30 in Boston, with his wife Katherine Holzman Goldblatt by his side. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two grandsons.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Little Playlist Play On Your Harp

Coffeetime, August 25, 2006

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981 // George Van Eps / Legends / The Man I Love / Concord / 1976

set 1
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / Man of Moods / Savoy / 5.22.56
Blue Mitchell / Smooth as Wind / A Blue Time / Riverside / 3.29, 30.61
Ernie Wilkins & his Orch / Lullaby of Birdland [Ernie Wilkins and his Orchestra] / Lullaby of Birdland / RCA Victor / 8.17.55
Eddie Duchin & his Orch / You Took My Breath Away / transcription (rehearsal check) / 1935
Helen Kane / soundtrack to Heads Up! / Readin', Ritin', Rhythm / Victor / Hollywood 7.1.30
Cabineers / How Was I to Know / Decca / 1941
Ella Fitzgerald / These Are the Blues / You Don't Know My Mind / Verve / 10.29.63

set 2
Teddy Edwards / Together Again! / Misty / Contemporary / LA 5.15, 17.61
Chet Baker / New Blue Horns / Early Morning Mood / Riverside / 1.19.59
"King" Bennie Nawahi / Black Boy Blues / 1929
Adrian Rollini & his Orch / It Had to Be You / Decca / 10.23.34 / vocal = Ella Logan
Lee Brown / How'ling Man Blues / 1.11.40 / Decca? / with Red Allen on trumpet
The Trilogy / Two Sides of the Trilogy / Guess Who I Saw Today / Strange Productions / 1970

set 3
Wayne Shorter / Introducing Wayne Shorter / Blues á la Carte / Vee Jay / 9.9.59
Machito / The Spanish Side of Jazz [Kenya-Afro Cuban Jazz] / Tin Tin Deo / Roulette / 12.17, 19 & 24.57 x
Charlie Parker / Yardbird Suite / Dial / Hollywood 3.28.46
Three Peppers [Roy Branker, Bob Bell, Walter Williams] / Swing Out Uncle Wilson / Decca / 1939 / a video clip singing "Swingin' At The Cotton Club" from 1943 A Lady Takes A Chance starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur
Kay Starr / Honeysuckle Rose / Lamplighter / Hollywood 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
Big Mama Thornton / My Man Called Me / Peacock / 1957
Jackie Wilson / Somethin' Else! / Give Me Back My Heart / Capitol / 1964

set 4
Bud Shank / Blowin' Country / Love Nest / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.21.58
Hampton Hawes / Four! / There Will Never Be Another You / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58
Jean Sablon / J'attendrai / Columbia / Hollywood? 1940s
Louis Jordan & his Tympathy Five / There'll Be No Days Like That / Decca / LA 12.1.47
Sammy Davis, Jr / I Gotta Be Me / I'm a Brass Band / Reprise / LA 2.7.67 or 3.4.68
The Charioteers / Little David Play On Your Harp / Decca / 1935

last soul song
The Astors / Just Enough to Hurt Me / Stax / 1963 / interesting page on the Astors (warning: not work-friendy; loads with loud, albeit nice, song playing)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Cow Cow Playlist

Coffeetime, August 18, 2006

bed
Modern Jazz Quartet / No Sun in Venice / Atlantic / 4.4.57

set 1
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Split Quick / Blue Note / 8.4.60
Horace Silver / Finger Poppin' with The Horace Silver Quintet / Finger Poppin' / Blue Note / 1.31.59
Milt Hinton / The Rhythm Section / Ruby, My Dear / Epic / 1956 / Milt's film clips
Joe Thomas' Big Six / Riff Street / HRS / 2.15.46
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orch / In a Blue and Pensive Mood / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Elisabeth Welch / Harlem in My Heart / HMV / London 7.6.37 / with orch directed by Eric Ansell
Toni Harper / Lady Lonely / Blue It Grows / RCA Victor / Hollywood 7.15, 16, 28.59 / with orch arranged & conducted by Marty Paich

set 2
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Summertime / Savoy / 10.10.55 / piano solo
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Alone Together / Tampa / LA 6.15.55
Ike Quebec Quintet / Blue Harlem / Blue Note / 7.18.44
Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys / Playboy Stomp / Vocalion / Dallas 7 (6?).7.37
Mills Brothers / Don't Be Afraid to Tell Your Mother / Decca / 2.20.35
Ella Mae Morse / AFRS Command Performance #27 / Cow Cow Boogie / radio transcription / Hollywood 8.18.42 / with host Cary Grant and Freddie Slack & his Orch; nice essay on Command Permormance broadcasts
Freddy King & Lula Reed / Boy-Girl-Boy / (Let Your Love) Watch Over Me / King [Federal] / 1962

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / (live) / Kozo's Waltz / Birdland 9.11.60 / introduction by Art Blakey
Howard McGhee / Short Life / Savoy / Chicago 2.48
The Dinning Sisters / Melancholy / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
LaVern Baker / LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith / On Revival Day / Atlantic / 7.27.58
Johnny Gilbert / That's All / That's All / Imperial / LA 1963

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Modern Music from San Francisco / Calling Dr. Funk / Fantasy / LA 1955
Howard Lucraft / Showcase for Modern Jazz / Lady Like / Decca / LA 1957
Bing Crosby / It's Been a Long, Long Time / Decca / Hollywood 7.12.45 / with Les Paul Trio
Little Milton / Believe in Me / Checker / Chicago 7.6.66 / flip of Man Loves Two
Catherine Spaak / Promesse, Promesse [Italian cast of Promises, Promises] / L'ora Dell'addio (Knowing When to Leave) / 1970
Bessie Griffin / Nobody But You / Specialty [unissued] / Chicago 9.24.55 / with The Gospel Consolators, arranged by Bumps Blackwell

last soul song
Carla Thomas / The Queen Alone / When Tomorrow Comes / Atlantic [originally Stax] / Memphis 3.14.67

Friday, August 11, 2006

Softly as a Summer Playlist

Coffeetime, August 11, 2006

bed
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / Prestige / 8.17.56

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Ready for Freddie / Arietis [CD bonus alternate take] / Blue Note / 8.21.61
Max Roach / Max Roach + 4 & More / This Time the Dream's On Me / EmArcy / 12.20.57
Sy Oliver & his Orch / Slow Burn / MGM / 1.9.47 / check out Sy's autobiographical essay
Harry Roy & his Orch / Avalon / London 1930s / vocals = Harry Roy & ?
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm / Ain't Misbehavin' / HMV / London 8.21.38
Joe Alexander's Highlanders / Ditch Diggin Daddy / Atlas / late 40s / vocal = Clarence Williams
Dakota Staton / Dakota at Storyville / It's the Talk of the Town / Capitol /live at Storyville, Boston late 50s, early 60s

set 2
Jon Eardley / Jon Eardley 7 / On the Minute / Prestige /1.13.56 / with wacky cover design by Gil Melle
Bill Evans / Moon Beams / It Might As Well Be Spring / Riverside / 6.5.62
Skeets Tolbert & his Gentlemen of Swing / Get Up / Decca / 3.1.39
Etta Jones / Salty Papa Blues / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orch
Ray Charles / Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand / Swing Time / LA 1951
Georgia Carr / Rocks in My Bed / Sweet Secret Street / Vee-Jay / 1964

set 3
Jimmy Smith / Softly as a Summer Breeze / Sometimes I'm Happy / Blue Note / 2.26.58
Lester Young / I've Found a New Baby / Clef / LA spring 1946
Maxine Sullivan / It was a Lover and his Lass / RCA / 3.1.38 / with Claude Thornhill & his Orch
Earlington "Sonny Til" Tilghman & The Orioles / Would You Still Be the One in My Heart / Jubilee /2.50
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Looking for a Boy / Bethlehem / 11.2.55

set 4
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / Speak Low / Contemporary / LA 1.13.58
Coleman Hawkins & his Orch / What is There to Say? / Capitol / LA 3.2.45
Georgie Auld & his Orch / Sweetheart of All My Dreams / Musicraft / 2.7.45 / vocal = Patti Powers
Johnny Adams / I Won't Cry / Ric / New Orleans spring 1959
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 / Fool on the Hill / Laia Ladaia /A&M / Hollywood 1968
Hightower Brothers / Finally Made It In / Nashboro / Nashville 1960

final soul song
Jimmy Cliff / Wonderful World, Beautiful People / Hello Sunshine / A&M / Jamaica 1970

Friday, July 28, 2006

A Playlist for Judy

Coffeetime, July 28, 2006

bed
Tommy Flanagan / At the Village Vanguard / Blue Note / Village Vanguard 3.16.97

set 1
John Coltrane / Blue Train / Lazy Bird (alternate take) / Blue Note / 9.15.57
Sonny Stitt / Sonny Stitt Plays / The Nearness of You / Roost / 12.15.55
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang / At the Jazz Band Ball / Okeh / 10.5.27
Al Bowlly / Judy / Decca / London 8.21.34 / with Al Bowlly on guitar
Count Basie & his Orch / Exactly Like You / Decca / 3.26.37 / vocal = Jimmy Rushing
The Four Vagabonds / The Freckle Song / Apollo / 3.26.47
Margie Anderson / The Blues / Come Rain or Come Shine / Roulette [Spin-O-Rama] / late 50s, early 60s

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / live at the Café Bohemia, Volume 2 / Yesterdays / Blue Note / 11.23.55
Hank Mobley / Hi Voltage / No More Goodbys / Blue Note / 10.9.67
Erskine Butterfield / Blackberry Jam / Beacon / 6.20.56
Benny Goodman Quartet / The Man I Love / Victor? / Hollywood 6.30.57
The Charioteers / Ridin' Around in the Rain / radio transcription / 1942
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / Smile / Hollywood 1964 / Reprise

set 3
Harry Ferruolo / A Family of Friends (featuring Gustav Csik Trio) / Sweet Margie / Ferruolo Production / Budapest, Hungary November 2001
Jay Jay Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, volume 2 / Time After Time / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Fats Navarro / Nostalgia /Fats Blows / Savoy / 12.5.47
Anita O'Day / Key Largo / Signature / LA winter 1947-48
The Striders / Cool Saturday Night / Apollo / 3.20.50
Mel Tormé / It's a Blue World / It's a Blue World / Bethlehem / LA 1955

set 4
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Paying the Dues Blues / Contemporary / LA 2.9.57
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / Just for Judie / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
King Cole Trio / I'm Lost / Excelsior [Capitol] / LA 3.1.43
Tiny Kennedy / Blues Disease / Trumpet / Memphis 9.25.52
Dinah Washington / Dinah '62 / Destination Moon / Roulette / 1962
Elvis Presley / We're Gonna Move / RCA Victor / 1956

last soul song
Frank Howard / Judy / Excello / 1967

Friday, July 21, 2006

He's the Playlist I Love

Coffeetime, July 21, 2006

bed
Tommy Flanagan / Prestige Moodsville / 5.18.60

set 1
Hank Mobley, et al / The Prestige All Stars - Tenor Conclave / Tenor Conclave / Prestige / 9.7.56
Gene Krupa / The Gene Krupa Trio at JATP / Idaho / Mercury / Hollywood 1.28.46
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards / soundtrack The Hollywood Revue Of 1929 / Singin' in the Rain / Columbia / LA 5.28.29
The Four Buddies / You Left Me Blue / Savoy / 3.3.53
Etta Jones / Something Nice / Through a Long and Sleepless Night / Prestige / 3.30.61

set 2
Ben Webster / Soulville / Soulville / Verve / LA 10.15.57
Corky Hale / Gene Norman Presents Corky Hale / Cabin in the Sky / GNP / 6.27.56
Doc Cheatham & his Trio / Doc's Blues / Disques Swing / Paris 1.21.50
Benny Carter & his Orch / AFRS Jubilee 136 radio broadcast / One O'Clock (theme) and Sunday / radio transcription / Hollywood c. 5.44 / Sunday arranged by Benny Carter; Master of Ceremonies = Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman
Peggy Lee / It Takes a Long, Long Train with a Red Caboose to Carry My Blues Away / radio transcription/ Hollywood? summer 1947 / with Dave Barbour & his Orch
Gene McDaniels / Tower of Strength / Liberty / LA summer 1961 / with the Johnny Mann Singers

set 3
Sergio Mendes / Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things / So What's New / Atlantic / LA 1968
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith /Blue Bash! / Kenny's Sound / Verve / 7.16.63
Charlie Parker / Groovin' High / radio transcription / live at Storyville, Boston 9.22.53 / Paul Desmond interviews CP
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Cabin in the Cotton / Brunswick / 4.28.32 / vocal = Billy Banks
Savannah Churchill / When You Came Back to Me / Regal / 12.24.50 / with The Striders
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story, Volume 3 / Night and Day / Clef / LA 12.52

set 4
Herbie Mann / Brazil's Super Hits / Consolacao [from Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann] / Atlantic / Rio de Janeiro 1968 / featuring Baden Powell
Shelly Manne & his Men / The West Coast Sound / Summer Night / Contemporary / 9.13.55
Duke Ellington & his Orch / Rose Room / transcription / live, Cotton Club 5.15.38
King Cole Trio / Wildroot Cream Oil Presents King Cole Trio Time, NBC radio broadcast / For Sentimental Reasons / radio transcription / Chicago 3.1.47
Mildred Bailey / Me and the Blues / At Sundown / Savoy / 10.18.46 / with Ellis Larkins Orch
Little Milton / Moanin for You Girl / Checker [unissued] / 4.67
Golden Gate Quartet / NBC Thesaurus radio broadcast / Show Me the Way / radio transcription / fall 1941

last soul song
Mary Wells / Mary Wells Sings My Guy / He's the One I Love / Motown / Detroit 1964

Friday, July 14, 2006

Salt Water Playlist

Coffeetime, July 14, 2006

bed
The 3 Sounds / Feelin' Good / Blue Note / 6.28.60

set 1
Donald Byrd / At the Half Note Café, volume 1 / Chant [CD only track] / Blue Note / 11.11.60
Willis Jackson / Cool "Gator" / A Smooth One / Prestige / 5.25.59
Count Basie & his Orch / Time Out / Decca / 8.9.37
Geraldo & his Orch / You Couldn't Be Cuter / HMV / London 8.9.38 / vocal = Cyril Grantham
Louis Jordan & his Tympathy Five / There'll Be No Days Like That / Decca / LA 12.1.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book / Let's Begin / Verve / LA 1.7.63

set 2
Milt Jackon & Ray Charles / Soul Brothers / How Long Blues / Atlantic / 9.12.57
Jimmy Jones' Big Eight / A Woman's Got a Right to Change Her Mind / HRS / 1.10.46
Les Hite & his Orch / That's the Luck / Bluebird / 3.6.41
[The Four] Ink Spots / radio show The Home Cookin' Boys from Up Harlem Way, on NBC affiliate, WFIL Philadelphia / No Wonder (+ Theme) / transcription / Philadelphia 7.12.39
Les Brown & his Orch / CBS radio show / Salt Water Cowboy / transcription / Café Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York 9.2.44 / vocal = Doris Day
Johnny Otis Band / In the Dark / Capitol / Hollywood 1957 / vocal = Three Tons Of Joy (Marie Adams with sisters Sadie and
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Dek-Tette / The Lady is a Tramp /Bethlehem / 1.56

set 3
Elmo Hope / Elmo Hope Trio / Boa / HiFi Jazz / LA 2.60 hifi:
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith /Blue Bash! / Kenny's Sound / Verve / 7.16.63
Eddie Davis & Quintet / Athlete's Foot / Haven / 5.46 / with guitarist Bill DeArango
The Three Peppers / Delilah (With a Capital D) / Gotham / Philadelphia 12.1.49
Slim Gaillard / Buck Dance Rhythm / Rex / LA 1945
Frank Sinatra / Sinatra Sings… of Love and Things! / Love Looks So Well on You / Capitol / Hollywood 5.8.59

set 4
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / Summertime / Dawn / 1956 /
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / My Melancholy Baby / Verve /LA 10.16.57
Henry Mancini / Combo! / Scandinavian Shuffle / RCA Victor / Hollywood 6.14, 17, 21.60
Fats Waller / Oh Susannah (Dust Off that old Pianna) / Bluebird / 3.6.35
Ivory Joe Hunter / Boogin' in the Rain / 4 Star / San Francisco 1.46
The Rovers / Why Oh Why / Capitol / late 50s
Pearl Bailey / Sings Porgy & Bess (and Other Gerswhin Melodies) / Clap Yo' Hands / Roulette / Hollywood 1959 / orch arranged & conducted by Buddy Baker
Stars of Harmony / There are Some Things / Supreme (later bought by Swing Time) / 5.49

last soul song
King Floyd / I'm Gonna Fall in Love with You / Chimneyville / 1975

Friday, July 07, 2006

Your Playlist is Your Friend

Coffeetime, June 7, 2006

bed
Tommy Flanagan / Prestige Moodsville / 5.18.60

set 1
Donald Byrd / Fuego / Bup A Loup / Blue Note / 10.4.59
Jimmy Heath / The Thumper / Two Tees / Riverside / 10.30.59
Chick Webb & his Orch / Liza / Brunswick / 3.5.38
The Chocolate Dandies / Cherry / Okeh / 9.29.28 / vocal = George Thomas
Whistling Jack Smith / Funny Face / Bluebird / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 9.19.28
Mills Brothers / Shine / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.16.32 / with Bing Crosby
T-Bone Walker / Travelin' Blues / Imperial / LA 4.5.50
Dinah Washington / You Don't Know What Love Is / EmArcy / 3.15.55

set 2
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / It Could Happen to You / Fantasy / 1957
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / My Funny Valentine / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Terry Gibbs / More Vibes on Velvet / Don't Cry / Mercury / Hollywood 11.58
Kubanisches Orchester Rimac / Minha Palhoça / Telefunken / Berlin 10.23.37 / vocal = Bibi Miranda
Artie Shaw & his Orch / Take Your Shoes Off, Baby / Bluebird / Chicago 10.30.41 / vocal = Hot Lips Page
Jack McVea Combo / Oh, How the Geese Did Fly! / Combo [unissued] / LA mid-50s / vocal = JM & Christine Chatman (pianist, vocalist, and wife of Memphis Slim)
Danny Kaye / For Children / The Walrus & the Carpenter / Decca / LA
James Shaw aka The Mighty Hannibal / My Kinda Girl / King / LA 1963

set 3
Lee Morgan / Candy / Candy / Blue Note / 2.2.58
Harold Vick & his Orch / The Caribbean Suite / Beguine / RCA Victor / 1967
Melody Masters / Don't You Ever Mind Them? / Apollo / 1947
Johnny Hartman / John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman / My One and Only Love / Impulse! / 3.7.63

set 4
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica aka West Coast Jazz in HiFi / If You Were No One [It's You or No One] / HiFi / LA 1959
Barney Kessel / Poll Winners Three! / I'm Afraid the Masquerade is Over / Contemporary / LA 11.2.59
Johnny Mercer / Love's Got Me in a Lazy Mood / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Otis Clay / Got to Find a Way / One-derful! / Chicago 1967
Dusty Springfield / Dusty in Memphis / Just a Little Lovin' / Atlantic / Memphis 1968
Pilgrim Travelers / Your Mother is Your Friend / Specialty / 1.25.52

last soul song
Archie Bell & the Drells / There's Gonna Be a Showdown / Mama Didn't Teach Me That Way / Atlantic / Houston 10.24.68

Friday, June 30, 2006

Hey Little Playlist!

Coffeetime, June 30, 2006

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

set 1
Curtis Amy / Katanga! / A Shade of Brown / Pacific Jazz / LA 1963
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Turquoise / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
Joe Newman & the Count's Men / Rompin' / Jumpin' at the Woodside / Concert Hall Society / 9.55
Noel Coward / The Stately Homes of England / HMV / London 2.3.38 / with His Majesty's Theatre Orch
Wingy Manone & his Orch / Casey Jones (The Brave Engineer) / Bluebird / 4.26.39
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / When You're Alone / Apollo / 11.2.45
Margie Anderson / The Blues / Ça, C'est L'Amour / Roulette [Spin-O-Rama] / late 50s, early 60s

set 2
Jimmy Forrest / Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest / That's All / Prestige / 9.1.61 / recorded in the session that made Relax, but this tune was originally released on Soul Street on New Jazz
Joe Wilder / The Pretty Sound / It's So Peaceful in the Country / Columbia / 12.3.58
Lucky Millinder & his Orch / How About that Mess / Decca / 1941
Andrew Iona Novelty Four / Hula Girl / Columbia / Hollywood 1.14.29
Dorothy Lamour / soundtrack to Road to Singapore / Sweet Potato Piper / Paramount / Hollywood 1940
Billie Holiday / The Lady Sings / I'll Look Around / Decca / 4.9.46 / with Billy Kyle & his Trio
Herb Jeffries / Herb Jeffries / Dancing with You / Columbia [Harmony] / 1950

set 3
Harold Land / Take Aim / Land of Peace / Blue Note / LA 7.25.60
Wes Montgomery / Movin' Wes / Matchmaker / Verve / 11.11.64
Preston Love & his Orch / Jumpin' for Charles / Spin Records / LA 1952
Anita O'Day / It's Different When It Happens to You / Signature / 9.47 / with Will Bradley & his Orch
The Ravens / The House I Live In / Savoy / 1.27.49
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Moonlight Mississippi (A Whistle Stop Town) / Coral / 1958 with Buddy Cole Trio

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / soundtrack to the TV special A Boy Named Charlie Brown / Oh, Good Grief / Fantasy / LA 1969
Laurindo Almeida / Laurindo Almeida Quartet, Vol. 2 / No No / Pacific Jazz / LA 1953
Cy Touff / Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet / What Am I Here For? / Pacific Jazz / LA 1956
Maxene Johnson / I'm a Perfect Fool Over You / Excelsior / Hollywood 7.22.40 / with King Cole & his Swing Trio (aka King Cole Swingsters)
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Lydia / Atlantic / 1958
Earl Gaines / The Door Is Still Open / DeLuxe / 1968
The Sensational Nightingales / Burying Ground / Peacock / 1.56

last soul song
Major Lance / Hey Little Girl / Okeh / 8.14.63

Friday, June 23, 2006

Broadway, Bongos, and Miss Playlist

Coffeetime, June 23, 2006

bed
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / Prestige / 8.17.56
set 1
Tina Brooks / True Blue / Up Tight's Creek / Blue Note / 6.25.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ritual / Sam's Tune / Pacific Jazz / 1.14.57
Benny Carter & his Orch / Rebop Boogie / Deluxe / 8.46
McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Some Sweet Day / Victor / Chicago 7.12.28
George Elrick & his Swing Music Makers / Swing Session in Siberia / HMV? /London late 30s
The Vocaleers / I Walk Alone / Red Robin / 1953
Sarah Vaughn / After Hours at the London House / Like Someone in Love / Mercury / live, London House, Chicago 3.7.58

set 2
Wes Montgomery / The Wes Montgomery Trio / Too Late Now / Riverside / 10.6.59
Clifford Brown / I Cover the Waterfront / Vogue / 9.29.53
Hank Jones / The Talented Touch / A Sunday Kind of Love / Capitol / 1958
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Black and Blue Bottom / Columbia / 9.29.26
Willie Lewis & his Entertainers / I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' / Pathé Marconi / Paris 1.17.36
Albinia Jones / Evil Gal Blues / Savoy / 4.15.45 / with Don Byas's Swing Seven
Carol Richards, Cyd Charisse, & MGM Studio Chorus / soundtrack to It's Always Fair Weather / Baby, You Knock Me Out / MGM / Hollywood 1.5.55
Hal Frazier / No Man Is an Island / Nature Boy / VMC / LA? late 60s, early 70s

set 3
Nat Adderley and the Big Sax Section / That's Right! / Chordnation / Riverside / 8.9.60
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / Guilty / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
TJ Fowler & his Band / Wine Cooler / Savoy / Detroit 7.25.52
Don Redman & his Orch / Igloo / Victor / 5.18.39 / vocal = Laurel Watson
The Syncopaters / These Are Things I Want to Share with You / Savoy / 10.49
Nancy Wilson / Broadway - My Way / I'll Know / Capitol / LA 1964

set 4
Art Pepper / The Return of Art Pepper / Pepper Returns / Jazz: West / LA 1956
Howard Lucraft / Showcase for Modern Jazz / Larrissa / Decca / LA 1957
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers / It's Nothing / Aladdin / Hollywood 1.14.49 / vocal = Charles Brown
Camille Howard / Real Gone Daddy / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51
Billy Eckstine / Broadway, Bongos, and Mr. "B" / From this Moment On / Mercury / 1960
Golden Gate Quartet / God Almighty Said / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soul song
King Tutt / You Got Me Hung Up / Fun City Records / 1979