Thursday, April 27, 2006

Coffeetime + Playlist = Happy Sounds

Coffeetime, April 27, 2006

bed
Various / Ballads for Backgrounds / Pacific Jazz

set 1
Sam Jones / The Chant / Four / Riverside / 1.13.61
Kenny Dorham / 2 Horns, 2 Rhythm / The End of a Love Affair / Riverside / 11.13.57
Woody Herman & his Orch / Ridin' Herd! [10" EP] / Apple Honey / Columbia / 2/19/45
Paul Whiteman & his Orch / Wang-Wang Blues / Victor / 8.9.20
Mary Ellis / I've Told Ev'ry Little Star / Columbia / London 6.16.33 / with His Majesty's Theatre Orch, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
The Ink Spots / The Sunny Side of the Street / radio transcription / early 50s
Sarah Vaughn / Sarah Sings Soulfully / I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Roulette / 1963

set 2
Video All-Stars / TV Jazz / Dreamsville / Somerset / 1958
Gerry Mulligan / Polka Dots and Moonbeams / World Pacific, Pacific Jazz / 12.14.54
Joe Venuti / Lady Be Good / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / LA 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / What Will I Tell My Heart? / radio transcription / Trianon Ballroom, Cleveland 1937 / vocal = Pha Terrell
Estelle Edson / Rhythm in a Riff / Black & White / Hollywood mid-1946 / with Oscar Pettiford & his All Stars
Jimmy Robins aka Robbin Ray / Allergic to a Broken Heart / Combo / LA late-50s
Dinah Washington / What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! / I'm Thru with Love / 8.59 Mercury

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Jubilee Shout!!! / You Said It / Blue Note / 10.18.62
Wynton Kelly / Plays Interpretations, New Faces, New Sounds / Born to Be Blue / Blue Note / 7.25.51
Red Prysock / Blow Your Horn / Mercury / 3.26.54
Tony Pastor Orch / Grieving for You / Columbia / 09.29.47 / vocal = Rosemary Clooney
The King Bees / Lovely Love / KRC / 1958
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Skylark / World Pacific, Pacific Jazz / Forum Theatre, LA 9.13.56

set 4
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Adios / Tampa / Hollywood 6.15.55
Louis Bellson & his Orch / Pearl Bailey + Louis Bellson = Happy Sounds / People Will Say We're in Love / Roulette / 1962
Fats Waller / Tea for Two / Victor / 6.11.37
King Cole Trio / Ask Anyone Who Knows / radio transcription Wildroot Cream Oil Presents King Cole Trio Time (NBC), Here's to Veterans edition / Hollywood 7.5.47 / show guest Woody Herman
King Porter & his Orch / Chitlin' Ball / Imperial / LA 12.30.47 / vocal = Gene Phillips
Solomon Burke / Everybody Needs Someone to Love / Atlantic / 1964
St. Andrews Gospelaires / Tone Them Bells / Trumpet / WRBC Studio, Jackson MS 4.3.50

last soul song
Archie Bell & the Drells / There's Gonna Be a Showdown / Go for What You Know / Atlantic / Philadelphia 11.1.68

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Laugh, Playlist, Laugh

Coffeetime, April 20, 2006

bed
Vince Guaraldi / Jazz Impressions / Fantasy / LA 1957

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Spellbound / Toy / Riverside / 8.10.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / 1958 - Paris Olympia / Just By Myself / Fontana / Olympia Theatre, Paris 11.22 and 12.17.58
Bud Powell / The Bud Powell Trio Plays / I Should Care / Roost / 1.10.47
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Buddy's Wednesday Outing / Columbia / 3.1.33
Adrian Schubert & his Dance Orch / Laugh, Clown, Laugh / Imperial / London? 1958
Bob Howard & his Orch / Lulu's Back in Town / Decca / 7.10.35
T.J. Fowler & his Band / What's the Matter Now / National / Detroit 1948 / vocal = Hank Ivory
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin (10" EP - thanx!) / I've Got a Crush on You / Decca / 9.11.50 / with Ellis Larkins on piano

set 2
Roy Haynes / We Three / Solitaire / New Jazz / 8.14.58
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Thanks for the Memory / Capitol / LA 3.4.56
Sauter-Finegan Orch / Concert Jazz / Concerto in F / RCA Victor / 1954
Betty Grable / What Did I Do? / transcription Bing Crosby Kraft radio show (?) / 1954 / with intro by Bing
Red Mack & his Orch / Black Man's Blues / Atlas / mid-1940s / vocal = Helen Andrews
Trio Los Panchos / South of the Border / Farolito / Tico / 1956
Jackie Wilson / The Greatest Hurt / transcription Ed Sullivan TV show, episode 691, season 15 / 1.21.62 /

set 3
The Montgomery Brothers / Brothers in Canada / Beaux Arts / Fantasy / "The Cellar", Vancouver, Canada 9.16.61
Leo Parker / Rollin' with Leo / Bad Girl / Blue Note / 10.20.61
Charlie Parker / Celebrity / Verve / 10.50
The Four Vagabonds / (The Gang that Sang) Heart of My Life / Apollo / 1947 / some more about The 4 Vagabonds
T-Bone Walker / Welcome Blues / Imperial / LA 8.15.51
Dakota Staton / Dakota / The Masquerade is Over / Capitol / 1960

set 4
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Makin' Whoopee / Contemporary / LA 2.24.56
Chet Baker / Big Band / Tenderly / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.26.56
McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Miss Hannah / Victor / 11.5.29
The Barry Sisters / Oh Mama, I'm So in Love / radio transcription Yiddish Melodies in Swing, WHN / 1940 / with Sam Medoff & the Yiddish Swingtet
Eugene Evans / One Hurt / Hollywood / 1967
Bobby Darin / Love Swings! / I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans / Atco / Hollywood 1961
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes / Get on Board / Specialty / Hollywood 8.14.53

last soul song
The Lollipops / Step Aside Baby / Impact / 12.66 / some convo on The Lollipops

Thursday, April 13, 2006

On a Misty Playlist


Coffeetime, April 13, 2006

bed
Tommy Flanagan / Prestige Moodsville / 5.18.60

set 1
Wilbur Ware / The Chicago Sound / Desert Sands / Riverside / 10.16.57
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Bud Study / Prestige / 11.9.56
Sandy William's Big Eight / Sandy's Blues / HRS / 6.3.46 / with celeste!
Cliff Edwards / Halfway to Heaven / Columbia / 8.15.28
Jack Teagarden & his Orch / Changes Are / Okeh / 10.14.31 / partial (I hit the tonearm with a sheet of paper; I'll bring it back next week)
Blue Lu Barker / That Made Him Mad / Apollo / 11.22.38
Billie Holiday / All or Nothing at All / Say It Isn't So / Verve / 1.8.57

set 2
Paul Quinichette / On the Sunny Side / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Prestige / 5.10.57
Red Garland / Prestige Moodsville, Volume 1 / Wonder Why / 12.11.59 / with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, who sits out on this tune
Jimmy Jones Big Four / Weeta / HRS / fall 1946
Jimmie Lunceford & his Chickasaw Syncopators / Sweet Rhythm / Victor / Memphis 6.6.30
Adrian Rollini / Georgia on My Mind / early 1937 / with Carl Kress and Dick McDonough on guitars, vocal = Barry McKinley
Savannah Churchill / It's Raining Down in Sunshine Lane / Manor / 12.48 / with the Four Tunes [aka The Sentimentalists]
Eddie Bo / I love to Rock 'n' Roll / Ace / New Orleans 1958

set 3
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56
Hank Mobley / [Third Season] / Boss Bossa / Blue Note / 2.24.67
The Three Peppers / Oo-Mommy-O / Gotham / Philadelphia 12.1.49 / a movie clip!
Rosemary Clooney / You Started Something / Columbia / 3.3.49 / with Tony Pastor & his Orch, and with celeste!
The Ray-O-Vacs / She's a Real Lovin' Baby / Decca / 10.51
Frank Sinatra / Songs for Swingin' Lovers! / I Thought About You / Capitol / 1956 /with Nelson Riddle & his Orch

set 4
Art Pepper / Smack Up / A Bit of Basie / Contemporary / 10.24-25.60
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Love Is for the Very Young / Contemporary / 12.4.56
Sophie Tucker / Life Begins at Forty / Columbia / London 11.18.36 / with Ted Shapiro on piano, a "musical monologue"
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Happy Birthday Boogie / Decca [unissued] / 6.5.51
Nancy Wilson / From Broadway with Love / This Dream / Capitol / 1963
Swan Silvertones / Singing In My Soul / So Glad I'm Here / Vee Jay / Chicago 1960

last soul song
The Pretenders / Broken Heart / Carnival / 1971?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I Feel the Playlist!

Charlie Shavers Quintet, Broadjump
Charlie Shavers Quintet, Serenade to a Pair of Nylons

Coffeetime, April 6, 2006

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

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / Hub's Nub / Blue Note / 6.19.60
McCoy Tyner / Inception / Speak Low / Impulse! / 1.11.62
Tommy Dorsey & his Orch / Jada / Bluebird / 4.15.36
Sophie Tucker / He's Tall, Dark and Handsome / Okeh / London 6.15.28 / with Ted Shapiro on piano
Bob Range / I Can't Sleep / Apollo / 9.13.49
Ella Fitzgerald / Sings Duke Ellington / Love You Madly / Verve / LA 10.17.57

set 2
Jimmy Smith / The Sermon! / Flamingo / 2.25.58
Les Paul Trio / All of Me / V-Disc / mid 1940s
Charlie Shavers Quintet / Broadjump / Vogue / 1945
Red Nichols & his Kellogg Promenade / Let Me Be Born Again / radio transcription / 1935 / vocal = James Melton
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me / Columbia / 12.04.50 / with Frank Comstock & Orch
La Verne Ray / Rock on the Bop / Jubilee / 2.1.50 / with the Rene Hall Sextet
Stella Johnson / Yeah Baby / KRC [Kent Records Corp] / 1.20.58

set 3
Herb Geller / Stax of Sax / It Might As Well Be Spring / Jubilee / LA 1958
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / LA Hop / Specialty / 12.27.47
The Ink Spots / Swing, Gate, Swing / Brunswick / 1.4.35
Tom Jones / Sings She's a Lady / Ebb Tide (The Sea) / Parrot / London 1971

set 4
King Cole Trio / [Mosaic box of Complete Capitol King Cole Trio] / Where or When / Capitol / live at The Sands, Las Vegas 6.14.60
Herb Pomeroy Orch / Life Is a Many Splendored Gig / No One Will Room With Me / Roulette / 6.3, 4.57
Casa Loma Orch / San Sue Strut / Okeh / 2.11.30
Carole Carr / Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief / radio transcription / London (?) 9.11.45 / with Geraldo & his Orch
The Modernaires / Dig-Dig-Dig for Your Dinner / Columbia / 6.14.50 / with Les Brown & his Band of Renown
Steve Gibson's Red Caps / Nuff of That Stuff / RCA / 12.17.45
Laura Lee / It's How You Make It Good / Chess / Chicago 1968
The Radio Four / I Feel the Spirit / Nashboro / Nashville 4.58

last (not really soulful, except that it touched my soul when I was a very little girl) song
Gene Pitney / Gene Pitney's Big Sixteen / Half Heaven - Half Heartache / Musicor / single recorded in 1962, LP came out in 1964 (and belonged to my big sister)