Friday, January 25, 2008

The Best Playlists Don't Always Win

Coffeetime, January 25, 2008, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / Get Out of the Road / Mode / 7.57
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / This I Dig of You / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Sam Donahue & his Navy Dance Band / Last Party / V-Disc 573 / 4.45
Helen Kane / If I Knew You Better / Victor / Hollywood 7.2.30 / from the movie Head's Up!
Dub Adams & his K-Bar Ranch Hands / Income Tax / Dude / Dallas circa 1948
Tommy Dorsey & his Orch / Marie / Victor / 1.29.37 / vocal = Jack Leonard
Dinah Washington / Blue Gardenia / EmArcy / 3.15.55

set 2
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Stardust / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Mundell Lowe & his All Stars / Porgy & Bess / I Love Porgy / RCA Camden / 1954
John Kirby & his Orch / Night Whispers / Victor / 10.7.41
Orquesta Típica Victor / Lloro El Gaucho / Victor / Buenos Aires, Argentina late 1920s
Roy Brown / Bar Room Blues / Deluxe / Cincinnati 6.22.50
Frank Sinatra / Nice 'n' Easy / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.60 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orch

set 3
Pete & Conte Candoli / Two for the Money / A-Lue-Cha / Mercury / LA 1959
Leo Parker / Rollin' with Leo / Talkin' the Blues / Blue Note / 10.20.61
Charlie Parker / Charlie's Wig / Dial /12.17.47
Benny Goodman & his Orch / You're a Sweet Little Headache / RCA Victor / 9.12.38 / vocal = Martha Tilton
The Orioles / It Seems So Long Ago / Jubilee / 2.49
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn't So / Say It Isn't So / Bethlehem / LA 1956

set 4
Billy Taylor / Billy Taylor with Four Flutes / Oh Lady, Be Good / Riverside / 7.24.59
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / Jeepers Creepers / Fantasy / Little Theater, Berkeley 6.6.55
Meade Lux Lewis / Fast Boogie / Clef [JATP] / Embassy Auditorium, LA 4.22.46
Peggy Lee / For Me and My Gal / transcription (radio show) / Hollywood 1952 / Sonny Burke & his Orch / duet with Johnny Desmond
Lloyd Price / Hello Little Girl / KRC / 1957
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / If Love Is Good to Me / Capitol / LA 1962
[Unknown] / Come On Over Here / Gotham / Detroit winter 1950-51

last soul song
Betty Wright / The Best Girls Don't Always Win / Alston / 1969

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Peach of a Playlist


Coffeetime, January 18, 2008, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Clark Terry / No Problem / Ducretet Thomson / Paris 1.60
JR Monterose / JR Monterose / Bobbie Pin / Blue Note / 10.21.56
Sandy William's Big Eight / Frost on the Moon / HRS / 6.3.46
Gus Arnheim & Orch / A Peach of a Pair / Bluebird / Hollywood 6.18.31 / vocal = Russ Columbo
Billy Eckstine / She's Got the Blues for Sale / National / LA 4.21.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook / I Didn't Know What Time It Was / Verve / LA 8.29.56

set 2
Lee Morgan / Here's Lee Morgan / I'm a Fool to Want You (unissued take 2) / Vee Jay / 2.2, 3, 8.60
Georgie Auld & his Orch / Jivin' with the Jug / transcription / 3.28.44
Walter Barnes & his Royal Creolians / Third Rail (alternate take) / Brunswick / Chicago 2.27.29
Fats Waller / Medley: Ain't Misbehavin', Hold My Hand, Hallelujah, Hold My Hand / NBC radio transcription / 7.16.38
Jo Stafford / The Gentleman is a Dope / Capitol / Hollywood 1947 / with Paul Weston & his Orch

set 3
Quincy Jones / Big Band Bossa Nova / Samba de Una Nota So (One Note Samba) / Mercury / 9.4.62
Buck Clayton / How High the Moon / Clef (Jazz at the Philharmonic) / LA 10.7.46
The Mills Brothers / Dedicated to You / Decca / 2.3.37 / with Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Mae Morse / Invitation to the Blues / V-Disc / mid-1940s
Jimmy Ricks /Jimmy Ricks / Old Man River / Signature / 1961

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / From All Sides / Ginza / Fantasy / San Fransisco 5.65
Gerry Mulligan / Jazz Combo from film I Want to Live! / Barbara's Theme / United Artists / LA 1958
Emery Deutsch & his Orch / Who'll Buy My Bublitchki? / Brunswick / 3.15.38 / vocal = Nan Wynn
The Manhattan Four / I Cried and Cried / Gotham [unissued] / mid-1950s
Tommy Brown / House Near the Railroad Track / Savoy / 1.24.51 / with The Griffin Brothers Orch
Rosemary Clooney / Mangos / Columbia / 11.24.56
Golden Gate Quartet / Motherless Child / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 01.24.38

last soul song
God's Gift to Women / Let Your Heart Be the Judge / A-1 / 1972

Friday, January 11, 2008

Live the Playlist



Coffeetime, January 11, 2008, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Tina Brooks / The Waiting Game / Blue Note [Mosaic] / March 2, 1961
Sonny Red / Images / Images / Jazzland / 6.51
Sauter-Finegan Orch / Memories of Benny Goodman / Clarinet á la King / RCA Victor / 1958
Blue Barron & his Orch / Make with the Kisses / transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = The 3 Blue Notes
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / Kitchen Blues / Decca / Hollywood 12.26.47
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown / Boogie Rambler / Peacock / Houston summer 1950
Pearl Bailey / The One and Only Pearl Bailey Sings / Easy Street / Mercury / 1956

set 2
Sonny Crisss / Portrait of Sonny Criss / God Bless the Child / Prestige / 3.23.67
Jimmy Smith / Crazy Baby! / What's New / Blue Note / 1.4.60
Lem Davis / Lovely You / Savoy / 5.10.46
Henry Allen - Coleman Hawkins & their Orch / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Banner [unissued] / 7.21.33
Stuff Smith Trio / Two Faced Woman / Savoy / 9.26.44
Mildred Bailey / Mildred Bailey Show radio show / More and More / radio transcription / 1.12.45
Little Esther / Better Beware / Federal / LA 1.4.52

set 3
Billy Butler / Guitar Soul! / Golden Earrings / Prestige / 9.22.69
Benny Carter / Additions to Further Definitions / We Were in Love / Impulse! / LA 3.4.66
Bobby Smith & his Orch / Bess's Boogie / Apollo / 12.13.49
The Mills Brothers / London Rhythm / Decca / London 9.10.36
Les Brown & his Orch / Growing Pains / radio transcription / Hollywood (Palladium) 7.26.45 / vocal = Doris Day
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Joey, Joey, Joey / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Sal Salvador / Tribute to the Greats / Four Brothers / Bethlehem / 6.3-5.57
Jack Sheldon / Jack's Groove / Arriverderci / GNP / LA 7.57
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers / Hard Tack / Exclusive / Hollywood 1945
Cab Calloway & his Orch / I'm Making Believe / V-Disc (Army V-Disc 338) / 1944 / vocal = Dorothy Salters
Billy Wright / Live the Life / Savoy / 2.25.54
Anthony Newley / Tony / Yes! We Have No Bananas / London / 1961
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / Jesus is a Rock / Checker / Chicago 1953

last soul song
Linda Jones / Fugitive from Love / Blue Cat / 1965

Friday, January 04, 2008

That Old Playlist of Mine

Coffeetime, January 4, 2008, Angelynn Grant

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 1
Donald Byrd / Chant / I'm an Old Cowhand / Blue Note / 4.17.61
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Something for Liza / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Cootie Williams & his Orch / soundtrack from Columbia Pictures film Cootie Williams, His Hot Trumpet and Orchestra, Film Vodvil - series 1, no. 2 / Keep on Jumping / 6.43 / with dancing by The Lindy Hoppers
Little Jack Little / I Don't Want to be President / Columbia / Hollywood 12.7.34
The Robins / You're Fine but Not My Kind / Savoy / LA 2.13.50 / with Johnny Otis Quintet
Nancy Wilson / But Beautiful / Supper Time / Blue Note [released by Capitol in 1971] / 11.4-6.69

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / It's Magic / medley: It's Magic; My One and Only Love; They Didn't Believe Me / Regent [Savoy] / 9.5.57
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / My Shining Hour / Fantasy / 1957
Dorsey Brothers Orch / Brothers! / Bell / mid-50s / vocal = Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, with special lyrics by Irving Berlin
Helen Humes / Sad Feeling / Discovery / LA 5.9.50 / with Marshall Royal & his Orch
Prince Buster / Ten Commandments / Philips / 1967

set 3
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Star Big Band / Jazz Rolls Royce / Bruinville My Bruinville / Phillips [Fresh Sounds] / UCLA 1957
Paul Quinichette / Sequel [7" EP] / No Parking / EmArcy / 1.53
The 4 Vagabonds / That Old Gang of Mine / Apollo / 7.47 / their last session for Apollo
Ivie Anderson / He's Tall, Dark, and Handsome / Black & White / LA 10.46 / with Phil Moore's Orch
Yves Montand / Paris / Le Chevalier de Paris / Columbia / 1964

set 4
Art Pepper / Modern Art / Fascinatin' Rhythm / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57
Shorty Rogers / Chances Are it Swings / You Know How It Is / RCA (Living Stereo) / Hollywood 12.12, 20.58
Johnny Mercer / Personality / Capitol / Hollywood 9.28.45 / with Paul Weston & his Orch and the Pied Pipers
The Sons of Sauter-Finegan / Back in Your Own Backyard / RCA Victor / 1955
James Brown / Say It Loud / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / King / Cincinnati 1967
The Sallie Martin Singers / Hold to God's Unchanging Hand / Specialty / Hollywood 7.28.52

last soul song
Todd Rundgren / Live at The Roxy in LA / I Saw the Light / live at The Roxy, LA 5.78