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