Monday, December 28, 2009

Alex McNeil fills in on Coffeetime for Xmas

Thanks so much to Alex McNeil of Friday's Lost & Found for filling in for me on Coffeetime on Christmas day. He sent me the playlist below:

01. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
02. Gayla Peevey - I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
03. Barry Gordon - Nuttin' for Christmas
04. Kay Starr - (Everybody's Waiting for) The Man with the Bag
05. Louis Jordan - Santa Claus, Santa Claus
06. Lionel Hampton - Swingle Jingle
07. Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas
08. Temptations - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
09. Supremes - My Christmas Tree
10. Kim Weston - Wish You a Merry Christmas
11. Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Deck the Halls/Bring a Torch
12. Funk Brothers - Winter Wonderland
13. Jack Webb - Dragnet - The Christmas Story
14. Basil Rathbone & Johnny Desmond - Humbug (from The Stingiest Man in Town)
15. Cyril Ritchard & cast - We Wish the World a Happy Yule (from The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood)
16. Stan Freberg & Daws Butler - Christmas Dragnet
17. Beatles - 1964 Fan Club Christmas Message
18. Dora Bryan - All I Want for Christmas Is a Beatle
19. Christine Hunter - Santa Bring Me Ringo
20. Brenda Lee - Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day
21. Derrik Roberts - There Won't Be Any Snow (In the Jungle)
22. Platters - Come Home for Christmas
23. Browns - Blue Christmas
24. Jan Bradley - Christmas Time
25. Jackie DeShannon - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown
26. Bob Seger & Last Herd - Sock It to Me Santa
27. Turtles - Santa and the Sidewalk Surfer
28. Kinks - Father Christmas
29. Steve Irvings - The Twelve Daze of Christmas
30. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
31. Johnny Cash - The Little Drummer Boy
32. Lou Monte - Dominick the Donkey
33. Harry Belafonte - The Gift They Gave
34. Norman Bergen - It's Christmas Day

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Great Big Playlist Entirely Made of Snow



Coffeetime, December 18, 2009

bed
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64
Junior Mance Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / White Christmas / LA 1994

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 1.31.60
Duke Ellington & his Orch / AFRS Christmas Jubilee Show aired 12.47 / Ring Dem Bells / radio transcription / Hollywood 7.11.46
Harry Reser & his Orch / Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Decca / 10.24.34 / vocal = Tom Sacks
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / 1947
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 1950 / with Little Esther
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera-Ellen / soundtrack to Paramount movie White Christmas / Snow / Hollywood 1953
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60

set 2
Charles Schultz /A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack / dialogue snippet / Buena Vista / LA 1977
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal); / Fantasy / LA 1965
Dean Martin / It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Peggy Lee / Christmas Carousel / It's Christmas Time Again / Capitol / LA 1963
Cary Grant / Christmas Lullaby / Columbia / LA 1967 / lyrics by Peggy Lee, music by Cy Coleman, written for Cary Grant's daughter Jennifer
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
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / LA 1973
Fats Waller / Swingin' them Jingle Bells / Victor / 11.29.36
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
[Bull] Moose Jackson / I'll Be Home for Christmas / King / 1951
Louis Armstrong / Christmas Night in Harlem / Decca / LA 9.8.55 / with Benny Carter Orch
Bing Crosby / White Christmas / Count Your Blessings / Decca / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orch and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie

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 2.57

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Best Playlists Happen While You're Dancing



Coffeetime, December 11, 2009, Angelynn Grant

bed
Barney Kessel / Solo / People / Concord / 1981

set 1
Phil Woods / Pot Pie / Pot Pie / New Jazz / 10.12.54
Frank Wess / The Frank Wess Quartet /Rainy Afternoon / Prestige Moodsville / 5.9.60
Les Brown & his Band of Renown / Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/ Coral / 1956
Cliff Edwards / Me and the Man in the Moon / Columbia / 10.28
Chuck Willis / I Rule My House / Okeh / 6.51
Peggy Lee / Christmas Carousel / Christmas Waltz / Capitol / LA 1963

set 2
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / I Thought About You / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
Eddie Safranski / Loaded / Spellbound / Savoy / 2.26.46
Sidney Bechet / Dear Old Southland / Blue Note / 3.27.40
Nestor Mesta Chayres / La Paloma / V Disc / mid 1940s
Billy Eckstine / Blue Christmas / MGM / 1950
Kay Starr / (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag / Capitol / LA 1950
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We're a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1969
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / dialogue with Vera-Ellen h

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Stop and Listen / Stop and Listen / Blue Note / 5.22.61
Lester Young and Harry "Sweets" Edison / Pres & Sweets / One O'Clock Jump / Norgran / Hollywood 11.1.55
Charlie Parker / Perhaps / Savoy / 9.24.48
Dick Powell / Roses in December / Decca / 11.5.37
Ravens / For You / National / 4.24.47
Felix Gross / Love for Christmas / Savoy / LA 10.25.49
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You're All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950

set 4
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins / Roulette / Tampa / LA 1954
Jack Teagarden & his Orch / Pickin' for Patsy / Brunswick / 5.5.39
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orch / Swingin' on C / Columbia / 1940
Bing Crosby / Gotta Be This or That / AFRS Christmas Jubilee Show / Hollywood 8.8.45 / with Count Basie & his Orch, Lena Horne, and announcer Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman
Bill Lacey with Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires / Cowboy Santa Claus / Ebony / Chicago 1959
Dean Martin / Silver Bells / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Jubalaires / John Saw the Number / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soul song
Solomon Burke / Soul Christmas / Presents for Christmas / Atco / 11.8.66

Friday, December 04, 2009

10 Saxophones and 1 Playlist

Coffeetime, December 204, 2009, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Conte Candoli All Stars / Big Jazz / Zizanie / Crown / Hollywood 2.3.60
Sonny Stitt / Pow! / I Want to Be Happy / Prestige [Roulette] / 9.10.65
Tommy Dorsey Orch / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / Victor / 10.18.35
Blue Barron & his Orch / Teacher's Pet / transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Johnny Otis Band / Walk My Blues Away aka Hand Me Down Blues / Savoy [unissued] / 3.19.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Julie London / Julie is Her Name / It Never Entered My Mind / Liberty / 12.55

set 2
Russ Freeman / Quartet / Summer Sketch / Pacific Jazz / 11.6.56
Ben Webster & Harry "Sweets" Edison / Ben & Sweets / How Long Has This Been Going On / Columbia / 6.7.62
Cootie Williams & his Orch / Blue Garden Blues aka Royal Garden Blues / Hit/Mjestic / 8.22.44
Rico's Creole Band de la Coupole (sous la Direction de Moïses Simons) / Les Trois Coups (Los Tres Golpes) / Gramophone / Paris approx 11, 12.31
Carlo Buti / Chitarra Romana / Capitol / late 1950s
Little Willie John / Mister Little Willie John / Home at Last / King / Cincinnati 1.4.57
Ethel Waters / The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters / Paper Moon / Mercury / 1954

set 3
Frankie Randall / More of Frankie Randall / Billy Boy / Roulette / 1965
Howard Roberts / Whatever's Fair! / Whatever's Fair! / Capitol / LA 1966
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / While We're Young / Capitol / 1958
J. C. Heard & his Orch / Ollopa / Apollo / 5.48
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabiel) & his Orch / Big Wig in the Wigwam / Bluebird /4.8.39 / vocal = Ida James
Trenier Twins / Ain't She Mean / Mercury / 9.16.47 / with the Gene Gilbeaux's Orch
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Reminiscing / Prestige / 6.8.56

set 4
Nick Travis / The Panic Is On / They All Laughed / RCA Victor / 3.24.54
Cal Tjader / Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen / Out of this World / Fanstasy / San Francisco 1961
Pete Rugolo & his Orch / 10 Saxophones and 2 Basses / Four Brothers & Early Autumn / Mercury (f:35d) / Hollywood 11.8.61
Vido Musso Orch / On the Mercury / Trilon / LA 6.47 / vocal = Raye Sisters
Ken Nordine / Colors / Coral / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell
Edward Winter / Broadway cast album for Promises, Promises / Wanting Things / United Artists / 1968
Selah Jubilee Singers / Let the World See Jesus in My Life / Decca / 6.9.43

last soul song
Major Lance / The Monkey Time / Keep On Loving You / Okeh / Chicago 1963