Friday, December 30, 2011

Playlist & Peachy


Coffeetime, December 30, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Transfiguration / Prestige / 11.9.56 
Benny Golson / The Modern Touch / Venetian Breeze / Riverside / 12.23.57 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Ballad in Blue / RCA Victor / 6.25.35
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / Midnight, the Stars and You / HMV / London 2.16.34 / vocal = Al Bowlly
The Quintones / Midnight Jamboree / Vocalion / 1940
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Why Try to Change Me Now / Prestige / 3.23.62

set 2
Jimmy Heath / The Quota / When Sunny Gets Blue / Riverside / 4.14, 20.61 
Joe Wilder / Wilder 'n' Wilder / Darn That Dream / Savoy / 1.19.56 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Warsaw Concerto, parts 1 & 2 / Modern / Hollywood 1946
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Johnny Otis Band / Happy New Year, Baby / Excelsior / 1947 / vocal = Lem Tally 
Mouseketeer Ensemble / Happy Birthday and Songs for Every Holiday / Happy New Year / Disneyland / LA 1964

set 3
Grant Green / Blues for Lou / Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying / Blue Note / 2.20.63 
Wardell Gray / Donna Lee / Xanadu: personal recording: Bob Andrews Archive / live, The Haig, Hollywood 9.9.52
Delta Rhythm Boys / Conversation at Midnight / radio transcription / 1941
Sarah Vaughn / You’re Not the Kind / Musicraft / 5.7.46 / with Tadd Dameron Orchestra 
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio

set 4
Barney Kessel / Some Like It Hot / Sweet Sue / Contemporary / LA 3.30-31.59 
Quincy Jones / Harry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! / Brief Encounter / EmArcy / Stockholm 2.14.58 
Woody Herman & his Orchestra / Keen and Peachy / Columbia / Hollywood 12.24.47
Bing Crosby / soundtrack to Holiday Inn / Let's Start the New Year Right / Hollywood spring 1942
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Mickey Rooney / Merry Merry Micklemas / Mickey’s New Year / Mickey [Timic] / Hollywood 1979
Christland Singers / Where Could I Go (But to the Lord) / Nashboro / Nashville 1955

last soulful song
Julius Thomas / I Gotta Change My Ways (If I’m to Keep Her), part 1 / Wild / Boston 1976

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Playlist to the Jingle



Coffeetime, December 23, 2011, Angelynn Grant

bed  
Johnny Coles / I’ll Be Home for Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 2.11.85
Kenny Barron / The Christmas Song  / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 12.14.84
Jack Sheldon / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 2.25.86

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58
Jay McShann & Ralph Sutton / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Joy to the Jingle / LA 1973
Les Brown & his Band of Renown / Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/ Coral / 1956
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra / Christmas Night in Harlem / Vocalion / 3.23.34 
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, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens / White Christmas / Snow / Decca / Hollywood 1953 / with Joseph J. Lilley and his Orchestra and Chorus; a re-recording of the songs from the Paramount movie
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / 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
Mitch Miller / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / vocal = Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers 
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964
Mickey Rooney / Merry Merry Micklemas / Christmas at Home / Mickey [Timic] / Hollywood 1979

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
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
Dick Powell / Roses in December / Decca / 11.5.37
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955
Julie London / I'd Like You for Christmas / Liberty / 1957

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 / Winter Wonderland / radio transcription / LA 1940s / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & the Pied Pipers
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 Orchestra 
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 16, 2011

Wish You the Playlistiest




Coffeetime, December 16, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Phil Woods / Pairing Off / Pairing Off / Prestige / 6.15.56 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orch / Swingin' on C / Columbia / 1940
Dick Robertson & his Orchestra / Meet Me Under the Mistletoe / Decca / 10.18.41
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You're All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Peggy Lee / Christmas Carousel / Christmas Waltz / Capitol / LA 1963

set 2
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Lover Man / Atlantic / LA 8.17.55 
Dick Stabile / Plays for You / Man with a Horn / Bethlehem / 1955 
Ralph Burns & his Ensemble / Spring Sequence [Bijou] / Spring Sequence / Period [Bethlehem] / 1955
Teddy Hill & his Orchestra / Blue Rhythm Fantasy / Vocalion / 5.4.36 
Amos Milburn / Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby / Aladdin / LA 10.4.49
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Santa’s Other Reindeer / Golden Records / 1958 / with Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra and Mr. Green Jeans aka Lumpy Brannum
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / dialogue with Vera-Ellen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt3zsEYMoVI
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We're a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1969 / vocal = Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles

set 3
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s / Blue Note / 1.30.61 
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64 
Charlie Parker / Perhaps / Savoy / 9.24.48 
Bill Lacey with Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires / Cowboy Santa Claus / Ebony / Chicago 1959 
Ravens / For You / National / 4.24.47
Billy Eckstine / Blue Christmas / MGM / 1950

set 4
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959 
Ted Weems & his Orch / Winter Wonderland / Columbia / Chicago 11.11.34 / vocal = Parker Gibbs 
Johnny Desmond & the Ray Charles Singers / Sleigh Ride / MGM / 1950
Jiminy Cricket aka Cliff Edwards / Happy Birthday & Songs for Every Holiday / Kris Kringle / Disneyland / LA 1958 
Les Brown & his Orchestra / We Wish You the Merriest / Columbia / 1951
Dean Martin / Silver Bells / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Paul Parnes / A Hap-Hap-Happy Christmas from Yogi Bear / Golden Records / 1961
Heavenly Gospel Singers / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.26.38

last soulful song
Carla Thomas / The Original Soul Christmas / All I Want for Christmas Is You / Atco [Atlantic; Stax] / 9.26.63

Friday, December 09, 2011

I Feel a Playlist Comin' On



Coffeetime, December 9, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
 Dexter Gordon / Doin' Allright / I Want More / Blue Note [cd bonus track] / 5.6.61 
Les McCann / This Is The Blues, Volume 1 / Oatmeal / Pacific Jazz / LA late 1960 
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch / After You’ve Gone / transcription / mid-1940s 
Harry Leader & his Band / My Sweetie Went Away / Columbia / London 1936
Jimmy Witherspoon / Big Fine Girl / Modern / LA late 1949 
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / Good for Nothin’ (But Love) / Atlantic / 4.8.58 
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set 2
Buddy Tate / Tate-A-Tate / All Too Soon / Prestige Swingville / 10.8.60 
Kenny Dorham / The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album / When Sunny Gets Blue / Xanadu / 1.10.60 
Jimmy Cleveland / Creed Taylor Presents: Know Your Jazz Vol 1 / Embraceable You / ABC-Paramount / 1956
Mound City Blue Blowers / Hello Lola / Victor / 11.14.29
Paul Baron Orchestra, Mildred Bailey, & Woody Herman / Finiculi-Fanicula, Blues, & Robin Hood / Mildred Bailey Show radio transcription / 1.12.45
Amos Milburn / Juice, Juice, Juice / Aladdin / LA 4.9.56 

set 3
Curtis Amy / Katanga! / Lonely Woman / Pacific Jazz / LA 1963
Barry Harris / Newer Than New / Burgundy / Riverside / 9.28.61 
Eddie Davis & his Beboppers / Nostalgia / Stealin’ Trash / Savoy / 12.18.46 
Elisabeth Welch / These Foolish Things & A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / HMV / London 10.14.40
Delta Rhythm Boys / Jack You’re Playin’ the Game / Soundie / LA 1941 
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / New Orleans / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56 

set 4
Bob Cooper / Coop!: The Music of Bob Cooper / Somebody Loves Me / Contemporary / LA 8.26.57 
Benny Carter / Additions to Further Definitions / Come On Back / Impulse! / LA 3.2.66 
Georgie Auld / Dancing in the Land of Hi-Fi / Rosetta / EmArcy / April & May 1956
Beny Moré / Sin Razón Ni Justicia (Without Reason Nor Justice) / RCA / late 1950s
Teri Thornton / Devil May Care / I Feel a Song Comin’ On / Riverside / 1.10.61 
Jubalaires / When the Moon Goes Down / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Natural Four / Count on Me / Curtom / 1975

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Alex fills in on Coffeetime: TV Crime Themes


Coffeetime, December 2, 2011, Alex McNeil

Thanks to Alex McNeil of Lost & Found for filling in for me once again as I slaved away at income-producing work! I listened and loved what he played, as always. Here's his playlist:


I. Shows from the 1950s
Frank Chacksfield – Dragnet (The Great TV Themes LP, London)
Johnny Gregory – Perry Mason (TV Thriller Themes LP, Philips)
Henry Mancini – Peter Gunn (Soundtrack LP, RCA)
Buddy Morrow – Highway Patrol (Impact CD, RCA)

Pete Rugolo – Richard Diamond (45, Mercury)

Johnny Gregory – 77 Sunset Strip (TV Thriller Themes)
(no artist credited) – Hawaiian Eye (TVToons v. 2 LP)
(no artist credited) – Bourbon Street Beat (TVToons v. 4, CD)
(no artist credited) – SurfSide 6 (TVToons v. 1, CD)
Sidney Sharp, The New Sunset (Top Television Themes ’64 LP, Warner)

Elmer Bernstein, Staccato (Soundtrack LP, Capitol)
Johnny Gregory, M Squad (TV Thriller Themes)
Buddy Morrow, Riff Blues (from Mike Hammer) (Impact CD, RCA)
Nelson Riddle, The Untouchables (Route 66 Theme LP, Capitol)
Buddy Morrow, The Lineup (Double Impact CD, RCA)

II. Shows from the 1960s
Johnny Williams, Checkmate (Soundtrack CD, Columbia)
Duke Ellington, Asphalt Jungle Theme (45, Columbia)
(no artist credited) The Everglades (TVToons v. 4, CD)
Pete Rugolo, 87th Precinct (TV’s Top Themes LP, Mercury)
Liberty Soundtrack Orch., Burke’s Law (TV Town CD)
Nelson Riddle, The Defenders (Route 66 Theme)

Hugo Montenegro, The F.B.I. (Come Spy with Me LP, RCA)
Billy May, Mannix (TV Town CD)
(no artist credited) Ironside (TVToons v. 1, CD)
Derry O’Leary, The Name of the Game (45, Uni)
Dave Grusin, It Takes a Thief (45, Decca)
(no artist credited) Adam-12 (TVToons v.1, CD)
Morton Stevens, Hawaii 5-O (Soundtrack LP, Capitol)

(no artist credited) The Mod Squad (TVToons v. 1, CD)
Wooden Trumpet, Theme from N.Y.P.D. (45, Amy)
(no artist credited) Judd for the Defense (TVToons v. 5, CD)


III. Shows from the 1970s and Beyond
Henry Mancini, NBC Mystery Movie Theme (The Cop Show Themes LP, RCA)
John Gregory Orch., McMillan and Wife (TV’s Greatest Detective Hits LP, Mercury)
Henry Mancini, Streets of San Francisco (The Cop Show Themes)
John Gregory Orch., Cannon (TV’s Greatest Hits)
(no artist credited) Barnaby Jones (TVToons, v. 3)

Mike Post, The Rockford Files (Television Theme Songs LP, Elektra)
Sammy Davis Jr., Baretta’s Theme (A Live Performance LP, Warner)
Corniche, Theme from CHiPs (45, Corniche)
Rhythm Heritage, SWAT (Disco-Fied LP, ABC)
(no artist credited) Starsky and Hutch (TVToons v. 3, CD)

Mike Post, Hill Street Blues (Television Theme Songs)
(no artist credited) Hunter (TVToons v. 6, CD)
Jan Hammer, Miami Vice Theme (45, MCA)
(no artist credited) Matt Houston (TVToons v. 6, CD)
Al Jarreau, Moonlighting (45, MCA)

Holly Robinson, 21 Jump Street (Soundtrack LP, I.R.S.)
Mike Post, Theme from L.A. Law (Music from L.A. Law and Otherwise LP, Polydor)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Long Skirt Playlist Blues



Coffeetime, November 25, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Max Roach / Max Roach + 4 & More / Confirmation / EmArcy / 12.23.57 
Kenny Dorham / 'Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia, volume 2 / My Heart Stood Still / Blue Note / 5.31.56 
Boots [Clifford "Boots" Douglass] & his Buddies / Wild Cherry / Bluebird / San Antonio 8.14.35
Joe Venuti & his Orchestra / I Like a Little Girl Like That / Victor / 9.30.30 / vocal = Frank Luther
Dinah Washington / My Song / Mercury / Chicago summer 1952 / with Jimmy Cobb & his Orchestra 

set 2
Dizzy Reece / Progress Report / The Gypsy / Decca / London 12.28.56
Cannonball Adderley / Know What I Mean? / Goodbye / Riverside / 1.27.61 
Kenny Drew / Everything Happens to Me / Blue Note / 4.16.53 
Lionel Hampton Sextet / Shufflin' At The Hollywood / Victor / 4.5.39 
Paul Robeson / River Stay Away from My Door / HMV / London 1931
Normanaires / My Greatest Sin / MGM / 1953
Burt Bacharach / Make It Easy on Yourself / Make It Easy on Yourself / A&M / LA 1967

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Midnight Oil / Way in Blues / New Jazz / 10.10.58 
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Savoy / 5.19.56 
Big Jay McNeely / Deacon’s Parade / radio transcription / live, Birdland 3.7.53
The Four Vagabonds / P.S. I Love You / Apollo / 3.26.47 
Anita O’Day / Tennessee Waltz / London 10.26.50 / with Jack Pleis & his Orchestra
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn't  So / It’s the Talk of the Town / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1956 

set 4
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / Taking Life Easy / Fantasy / 1957 
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Godchild / Tampa / LA 6.15.55 
Cy Coleman / Pianorama / The Gentleman Is a Dope / Capitol / 1961
Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker / Long Skirt Baby Blues / Black & White / LA 11.6.47
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Somebody Else Is Taking My Place / radio transcription / LA early 1940s
Danny Kaye / Danny Kaye / C’est Si Bon / Rambler auto promo LP / Hollywood 1963
Mid-South Singers / Lord Come On and See About Me / Duke / 1953 


last soulful song
Jimmy Church / Tennessee Waltz / live, The!!!!Beat TV show, Nashville 1966 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stand Up and Playlist


Coffeetime, November 18, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Donald Byrd / Chant / That’s All / Blue Note / 4.17.61 
Webster Young / For Lady / Moanin’ Low / Prestige / 6.14.57 
Billy Cotton & his Band / What a Difference a Day Made / Regal Zonophone (?) / London 1.19.35 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / Ooh La La / Majestic / 7.47 / vocal = Bob Merrill 
Beryl Booker / I Should Care / Vogue / Paris 2.54 

set 2
Bill Evans / Moon Beams / If You Could See Me Now / Riverside / 5.17.62 
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin' Country [Jazz Swings Broadway] / Two Lost Souls / Pacific Jazz [World Pacific] / LA 11.29.56
Pete Rugolo & his All Stars / Out On a Limb / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / EmArcy / LA 7.9.56 
Paul Davis & his Orchestra / Black and Tan Fantasy / Gennett / 11.25.32
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Moanin’ Low / Brunswick / 3.31.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Tab Smith, His Fabulous Alto & Orchestra / Love Is a Wonderful Thing / United / Chicago 9.51 
Du Droppers / Honey Bunch / RCA / 8.11.54 

set 3
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / Autumn Leaves / Impulse! / 6.4.63  
Miles Davis / Jazz Track; Frantic / Fran-Dance / Columbia / 5.26.58 
James Moody / Lover, Come Back to Me / Vogue / Paris 7.27.51
Una Mae Carlisle / The Rest of My Life / Joe Davis / 10.20.44
The Moonglows / Doubtful / Chess/Checker [unreleased] / early 1955 

set 4
The Jazzpickers / For Moderns Only / Easy Pickin’s / EmArcy / 5.3.57 
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / Leave Your Worries Behind / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56
Larry Adler / Lover, Come Back to Me / Columbia / Paris 5.31.38 
Mills Brothers / Rockin' Chair / Decca / 3.8.32
Sammy Davis Jr / A Treasury of Golden Hits / Stan' Up an' Fight / Reprise / Hollywood 1963
The Five Trumpets / The Ten Commandments / Victor / 2.1.49

last (soulful) song
Hortense Ellis / Can I Change My Mind / Studio One / Kingston, Jamaica mid-1960s

Friday, November 11, 2011

There's a Playlist in the Pines

Coffeetime, November 11, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Kenny Dorham / ‘Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia, Volume 1 / Hill’s Edge / Blue Note / 5.31.56 
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / Split Feelin’s / Blue Note / 2.7.60 
Loring “Red” Nichols / I Got a Woman Crazy for Me (aka She’s Funny That Way) / S D Records / Chicago 6.30.44 
Whispering Jack Smith / Baby Face / Victor / Hayes, Middlesex, England 9.22.26 
Loring “Red” Nichols & his Orchestra / Keep a Song in Your Soul / Brunswick / 2.19.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden 
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Love, Look Away / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59 

set 2
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / 5.8.65 
Gene Ammons / Old Folks / Decca / 3.24.52 http://www.jazzdisco.org/gene-ammons/catalog/#decca-28094
Jimmy Hamilton & the Duke’s Men / Blues for Clarinet / Blue Note / 11.21.45
Carson Robison’s Kansas City Jack-Rabbits / Victor / Stuff / 7.31.29 
Bing Crosby / There’s a Cabin in the Pines / Brunswick / 6.16.33 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Chubby Newsome / I’m Still in Love with You / Regal / New Orleans 12.19.49
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / I Believe in You / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry "Sweets" Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 3
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Walkin’ / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59 
Baby-Face Willette / Behind the 8 Ball / Just a Closer Walk / Argo / Chicago 11.30.64
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Tatoe Pie / Black & White / LA 12.47
Dinah Washington / Wise Woman Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars 
The Four Buddies / You Left Me Alone / Savoy / 3.3.53 / with Hal Singer Orchestra 
Louis Jordan / It’s Hard to be Good Without You / Aladdin / 1955

set 4
Red Norvo / Night and Day / Savoy / LA 5.3.50 
Stan Getz / Split Kick / Roost / 1.23.51
Benny Morton Orchestra / The Gold Digger’s Song (We’re in the Money) / Columbia / 2.23.34
Bobby Darin / That's All / That’s the Way Love Is / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Detroit Harmonettes / I Gave Up Everything / DeLuxe / 1954

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

Friday, November 04, 2011

Brother, Can You Spare a Playlist?


So many thanks to everyone who pledged in this year's WMBR fundraiser, to all the WMBR deejays who helped me out (Jesse, Larry, Bruce, Zoë, Keith), and to all my listeners everywhere. We do it together and it's fun.


Coffeetime, November 4, 2011 -- Fundraiser Show

no bed

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / This I Dig of You / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Art Blakey's Messengers / Blakey / Futurity / 5.20.54 
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27 
Dinah Washington / Rich Man's Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45
Louis Jordan / Put Some Money in the Pot, 'Cause the Juice is Running Low / Aladdin / 4.54

set 2
Lee Morgan / Expoobident / Lost & Found / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.14.60
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Peggy Lee (With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) / Why Don't You Do Right? / Columbia / La 7.27.42
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / transcription / 1942
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37

set 3
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Chubby Newsome / Where's The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orch
Ernestine "Annisteen" Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up ('Cause You Can't Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45
Dean Martin / Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket / Capitol / Hollywood 12.23.53

set 5
Stan Getz / Penny / Roost / 1.23.51 
The Toppers / If Money Grew on Trees / Savoy / 1944
Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio / You Can’t Make Money Dreamin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 8.20.47

set 6
Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers / COD / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1945
Jack Mcvea / My Business Is COD / Black & White / LA 1.46 / vocal = Estelle Edson

set 7
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Contemporary / LA 3.28.59
Bobby Blue Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That's All / That's All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Jubalaires / Moses Smote the Water / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last (thankful) soul song
Natural Four / Count on Me / Curtom / Chicago 1975

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mo Jo Playlist


Coffeetime, October 28, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Minor’s Holiday / Blue Note / 1.30.55 
Curtis Fuller / The Curtis Fuller Jazztet with Benny Golson / It’s Alright with Me / Savoy / 8.25.59 
Willie Lewis & his Entertainers / Just a Mood / Pathé Marconi / Studio de l'avenue de la Grande-Armée, Paris 1.19.36
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / When the Rest of the Crowd Goes Home (I Always Go Home Alone) / Harmony / 10.21.31 
Charioteers / Tica Ti Tica Ta / radio transcription / 1942
Lucy Reed / This is Lucy Reed / Easy Come, Easy Go / Fantasy / 1.57 

set 2
Bill Evans / Waltz for Debby / Some Other Time / Riverside / live, Village Vanguard 6.25.61 
Johnny Smith / Moonlight in Vermont / Lullaby of Birdland / Roost / 8.53
Doug Watkins / Soulnik / Imagination / New Jazz / 5.17.60 
Ethel Waters / Love Is the Thing / Columbia / 5.3.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon / Turn Over / Decca / 4.17.40
Bobby Darin / Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie / Sunday in New York / Capitol / LA 9.17.64

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / In Memory Of / Sunday in New York / Blue Note / 6.3.64 
Kenny Burrell & Frank Wess / Low Life / Savoy / 12.26.56 
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Oh! Look at Me Now / RCA Victor / 1.15.41 / vocal = Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, & the Pied Pipers
Melody Masters aka The Southern Sons / Wig Blues / Apollo / 10.31.46 
Frank Minion / The Soft Land of Make Believe (Introduction to Black Opium Street) / Theme Three: Oddsville, USA & Things Ain’t Like They Used to Went / Bethlehem / 1.60  

set
Barney Kessel / The Playboy Jazz All Stars / A Playboy in Love / Contemporary / LA 07.31.57
Count Basie & his Orch / On My Way & Shoutin' Again! / Shanghaied / Verve / 11.2, 3, 5.62 
Shorty Rogers & his  Giants / Cool and Crazy / Short Stop / RCA Victor / LA 3.26, 4.2.53 
Mistinguett [Jeanne Bourgeois] / Toute Petite / Columbia / Paris 1938 / with Marcel Pagnol & Orchestra
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / She Don’t Wanna / V-Disc 239B / 1944
Little Esther Phillips / Mo Jo Hannah / Atlantic / 2.6, 7.64 
Sensational Saints of Ohio / Ain't that a Shame / Message / Detroit 1962 

last soul song
Honey & the Bees / Help Me (Get Over My Used to Be Lover) / Josie / 1970

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Change in Coffeetime-shifting!

Dear listeners who subscribe to the Coffeetime podcast! 

That is, those of you who have your iTunes (or other podcasting app) set to auto-download each new episode of Coffeetime:

Because I used the Apple servers to house the mp3s of the show and Apple has changed everything with iCloud, I can no longer make weeks’ worth of Coffeetimes available nor make the show podcast-ible.

However! You can still stream the past two weeks of every show at the WMBR Archive. Many of my former podcasters had actually switched over to doing that. But, for those few of you who still used the podcast link, I’m sorry this has to happen.

To be honest, my non-radio life has made keeping up with the podcast version of the show a bit of a chore and I was going to gently ease out of it anyway. But I always thought of you few who still subscribed. Now Apple has now taken the decision from me.

I hope you continue to time shift the show using the WMBR Archive. Or listen live. I appreciate all your ear lobes!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Playlist Capricho


Coffeetime, October 21, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / Parisian Thoroughfare / Brunswick / L'Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58 
Miles Davis / Walkin’ / Love Me or Leave Me / Prestige / 4.3.54 
Billy Cotton & his Band / Nobody Loves a Fairy When She’s Forty / Regal / London 11.21.34 / vocal = Elsie Carlisle 
Adrian Rollini & his Tap Room Gang / Weather Man / Victor / 6.14.35 / vocal = Wingy Manone & Putney Dandridge 
Doris Day / Show Time / Ohio / Columbia / Hollywood 2.11-25.60 

set 2
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / You Go to My Head / Atlantic / live, The Sing-Sing Room, Confucius Restaurant, New York 6.11.55 
Donald Byrd / First Flight / Yusef / Transition / live, New World Stage, Detroit 8.23.55 
Don Byas / Lover Man / Prestige / Paris 1.5.49 
Osvaldo Pugliese y Su Orquestra Tipica / Reliquias / El Tábano / Odeon / Argentina 6.13.46 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Oh Frenchy / V-Disc 359B / Hollywood 1944
Jesse Price Blues Band / Nagasaki / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Kay Starr / I’m the Lonesomest Gal in Town / Capitol / Hollywood 9.11.47
The Ravens / I Can’t Believe / Argo / 7.56 

set 3
Herbie Hancock / My Point of View / King Cobra / Blue Note / 3.19.63 
Max Roach / Prince Albert / Vogue / Paris 5.15.49 
Harry James & his Orchestra /On a Little Street in Singapore / Columbia / 1939 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
Dolores Martin & Striders / I’m the Lonesomest Gal in Town / Mystery / 1949 
Beny Moré / Vano Capricho / RCA / late 1950s

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / Buddy Boo / Ricordi / 1961 
Bobby Jaspar / Early Wake / Vogue / Paris 10.14.54
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Lullaby in Rhythm / Victor / 4.8.38
Pearl Bailey / Naughty but Nice / Satin and Silk / Roulette / 1960
Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly / That’s Entertainment Finale / MGM / Hollywood 12.30, 31.75 
Highway QCs / I'll Trust his Word / Vee-Jay / 1957

last soulful song
Mixed Emotions / Gold of My Life / Rock-Way / Richmond, California 1975

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Playlist's Due at Two-to-Two Today


Coffeetime, October 14, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Phil Woods / Pot Pie / Pot Pie / New Jazz / 10.12.54 
Gigi Gryce / The Rat Race Blues / Blues in Bloom / New Jazz / 6.7.60
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Autumn Nocturne / radio transcription / LA early 1940s
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / You Oughta Be in Pictures / Columbia / 2.8.34
Judy Carol & The Basin Street Boys / Changes / Exclusive / LA late 1945 / with the Eddie Beal Trio 
Billie Holiday / Songs for Distingué Lovers / One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Verve / LA 1.8.57 

set 2
Dexter Gordon / Go! / Where Are You / Blue Note / 8.27.62 
Joe Wilder / The Pretty Sound / Autumn in New York / Columbia / 12.3.58
Joe Roland / Creed Taylor Presents: Know Your Jazz Vol 1 / Laura / ABC-Paramount / 1956
Bing Crosby / Face the Music Medley / Brunswick / Hollywood 3.8.32 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet / If You See Me Comin’ / Bluebird / 12.19.38 / vocal = Teddy Bunn 
Big Maybelle / I’m Getting ’Long Alright / Okeh / 3.2.54 

set 3
Jimmy Heath / Really Big! / Nails / Riverside / 6.28.60 
Chet Baker / Chet / You And The Night And The Music / Riverside / 1.19.59 
Tadd Dameron Band / Tadd Walk / transcriptions [Jazzland] / live Royal Roost 1948
Martha Raye / I Can’t Get Started with You / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
Ravens / Lilacs in the Rain / National / 1951 
Mel Tormé /Mel Torme With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette / Keeping Myself for You / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.56

set 4
Bob Gordon / Moods in Jazz / Just George / Tampa / Hollywood 1954 
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners / Mean to Me / Contemporary / 3.18, 19.57 
Mills Brothers / Rockin’ Chair / Decca / 9.14.34
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / My Cutey’s Due at Two-to-Two Today / Atco / LA 1961 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
Soul Stirrers / Just Another Day / Specialty / Hollywood 2.22.52 

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / Mr. Everything / The Work Song / Wand / 1965

Friday, October 07, 2011

Big Boy Playlist



Coffeetime, October 7, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / Lee Morgan [1541] / D’s Fink / Blue Note / 12.2.56 
Cannonball Adderley / Takes Charge / I Remember You (take 12) / Riverside / 5.12.59 
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Sauter-Finegan Memories of Goodman and Miller / Little Brown Jug / RCA Victor / 1958 / arranged by Bill Finegan 
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / Encore / HMV / London 2.19.29 / vocal = Billy Milton, directed by Carroll Gibbons
The Cats & the Fiddle / When I Grow to Old to Dream / Bluebird / 12.7.39 
Dinah Washington / Mad About the Boy / Mercury / Chicago 3.24.52 / with Walter Rodell Orchestra

set 2
Gerry Mulligan / Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster / Chelsea Bridge / Verve / LA 11.3.59 
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Autumn Leaves / Roost / 12.5.52 [12.19?] 
Bill Coleman & his Orchestra / Big Boy Blues / Disques Swing / Paris 11.19.37
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Peggy / Victor / 11.7.29 
Ruth Etting / Am I to Blame / Columbia / 11.21.33
Steve Gibson’s Red Caps / Two Little Kisses / RCA Victor / 4.1.52
Little Milton / Sings Big Blues / Reconsider, Baby / Checker / Chicago 6.3.66 

set 3
Elmo Hope / Elmo Hope / Like Someone in Love / Hi Fi Jazz / Hollywood 2.8.59 
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Cole Porter Song Book / Love for Sale / Verve / Chicago summer 1959 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Back Bay Boogie / AFRS Jubilee #207 / Hollywood 3.45
The Clovers / Comin’ On / Atlantic / 12.19.51 
Eartha Kitt / Solitude / Disques Swing/Pathé Marconi / Paris 1.21.50 / with Doc Cheatham & his Trio
Mel Tormé / Songs for Any Taste / Manhattan / Bethlehem / live, Crescendo Club, LA 2.22.57 

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Chelsea Bridge / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56 
Trigger Alpert / Trigger Happy! / Trigger Fantasy / Riverside / 11.30.56 
Mae West / Slow Down / Mezzotone / 1947 / with Joseph Chernivasky Orchestra
Ann Cole / I’ve Got Nothing Working Now / Baton / 1957
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Ace in the Hole / Atlantic / 1957
Detroiters / Seek and Ye Shall Find / Staff / Detroit c. 1948

last soulful song 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Spread a Little Playlist




Coffeetime, September 30, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Bennie Green / Back on the Scene / Green Street / Blue Note / 3.23.58
Curtis Fuller / Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns / Lyriste / New Jazz / 5.18.57
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Twelve O’Clock Jump / Deluxe / 8.46
J. C. Cobb & his Grains of Corn / Smoke Shop Drag / Vocalion / Chicago 2.11.29
Bert Lown & his Loungers / Just Can’t Be Bothered with Me / Perfect / 1930 / vocal = Buddy Blue aka Smith BallewAnita O'Day / At Mister Kelly's / I Have a Reason for Living / Verve / Chicago 4.27.58

set 2
John Coltrane / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane / Little Brown Book / Impulse! / 9.26.62
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / No More / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
Bill English / Bill English / Fly Me to the Moon / Vanguard / 1963
Joe Venuti / Humoresque / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show #26 / Palm Springs 4.2.53
Binnie Hale / Spread a Little Happiness / Columbia / London 3.12.29 / from the musical “Mr Cinders” with Al Starita & his Novelty Orchestra
Bing Crosby / Medley: Down by the River; Only Forever; It’s Easy to Remember / V-Disc 557A / LA 1.18.45 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and the Henderson Choir
The Ray-O-Vacs / What’s Mine is Mine / Decca / 1.50

set 3
Kenny Dorham / The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album / Stage West / Xanadu / 1.10.60
The Jazztet / The Jazztet & John Lewis / Milano / Argo / 12.20-21.60
Charlie Ventura Septet / Gene Norman Presents a Charlie Ventura Concert / East of Suez / Decca / live, Pasadena Civic Auditorium 4.49
Delta Rhythm Boys / Snoqualomie Jo Jo / Soundie /1945
Buddy Greco / Hang You Hat at Mister Kelly's / One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Coral / live at Mister Kelly's, Chicago 7.24.55

set 4
Wes Montgomery / The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery / Airegin / Riverside / 1.26.60
Sonny Rollins / Way Out West / I’m an Old Cowhand / Contemporary / LA 3.7.57
Isham Jones & his Famous Orch / Goodnight, Sweet Dreams / Brunswick / Chicago 3.31.31
King Cole Trio / ’Tis Autumn / Capitol / 3.29.49
Jill O’Hara / Promises, Promises (Broadway Cast album) / Knowing When to Leave / United Artists / 1968
Bronner Brothers Spiritual Quartet / Walking Thru the Streets / Shippings Records / St. Louis 1962

last soulful song
Patti Austin / (I’ve Given You) All My Love / Coral / 1968

Friday, September 23, 2011

Playlist, Playlist, Playlist


Coffeetime, September 23, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Tommy Flanagan / Tommy Flanagan Overseas / Verdandi / Prestige / Stockholm 8.15.57 
Billy Taylor / Taylor Made Jazz / Biddy’s Beat / Argo / Chicago 11.17.59
Red Garland / Red Garland’s Piano / But Not for Me / Prestige / 3.22.57 
The Jungle Band aka Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Jazz Convulsions / Brunswick / 9.13.29 
Bud Ritchie & his Boys / Slappin’ the Bass / Champion / 10.10.30
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / Bring ‘Em Down Front / Capitol / 9.11.46 
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / This Is Always / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60 

set 2
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Thanks for the Memory / Capitol / LA 3.14.56 
Joe Newman / Good 'n' Groovy / Li'l Darlin' / Prestige Swingville / 3.19.61 
Larry Adler & his Orchestra / Sophisticated Lady / Regal Zonophone / London 6.9.35
Turner Parrish / Trenches / Champion [unissued] / 1.13.32
Five Red Caps / In the Quiet of the Dawn / Davis / LA 1945 
Paul Gayten & his Orchestra / I’ll Never Be Free / Regal / New Orleans 2.50
Cliff Edwards / Ukelele Ike Sings Again / Sunday [single version with studio chat] / Buena Vista / LA 1946 / with the Wonderland Jazz Band

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, volume 2 / The Summit / Blue Note / live, Birdland 9.14.60 
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / RCA / 6.19.61 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / You’re Lovely Madame / Victor / Chicago 10.13.38 / vocal = Martha Tilton
Vocaleers / Love You / Red Robin / 1954 
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / Joey, Joey, Joey / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.11.66 

set 4
Art Pepper / Surf Ride / The Way You Look Tonight / Savoy / LA 8.25.54 
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica [also issued as West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi] / Linger Awhile / Hi Fi Jazz / LA 1959 
Rex Stewart & his Orchestra / Linger Awhile / Bluebird / Chicago 11.2.40
Martha Davis & her Torrid Trio / I Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger (I Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long) / Decca / Hollywood 12.26.47
Earl Gaines / The Meaning of a Sad Song / DeLuxe / 1969
Golden Gate Quartet / I Looked Down the Line and I Wondered / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Otis Leavill / I Love You / Dakar / Chicago 1970

Friday, September 16, 2011

After My Laughter Came Playlist


Coffeetime, September 16, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli / Full Count / Bethlehem / LA 7.26.55  
Buddy Tate / Tate-A-Tate / Snatchin’ It Back / Prestige Swingville / 10.8.60 
Charlie Barnet & his Orchestra / Hop on the Skyliner! / Shady Lady / Decca / 10.21.43
Annette Hanshaw / My Future Just Passed / Harmony / 6.16.30 
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Hey Huss! / Decca / 11.6.41 / vocal = Trevor Bacon 
Pat Suzuki / Broadway '59 / The Party’s Over / RCA / between 12.58 and 1.59

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers / Invitation / Impulse! / 6.14.61 
The Jazzpickers / For Moderns Only / I Married an Angel / EmArcy / 5.2.57 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Alley Batting / Aladdin / Hollywood 3.9.49 
Boots [Clifford "Boots" Douglass] & his Buddies / Georgia / Bluebird / San Antonio 2.25.36
Boswell Sisters / Don't Forget / radio transcription, Fleischman / 1.24.35/ with Rude Vallee & his Orchestra & chorus
Preston Love Sextet / You Got Me Drinking / Federal / LA 4.22.53 / vocal = Frankie Ervin 
Bette McLaurin & The Four Fellows / So Will I / Glory / 1955

set 3
Howard Roberts / H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player! / Li’l Darlin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 1963 
Sonny Criss / Portrait of Sonny Criss / A Million or More Times / Prestige / 3.23.67 
Russell Procope’s Big Six / Four Wheel Drive / HRS / late 1946 
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith / Blue Boogie / radio transcription / 1945
Maxine Sullivan / Night and Day / Victor / 12.10.38
King Cole Trio / After My Laughter Came Tears / Capitol transcription / Hollywood 3.9.50 

set 4
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing (Vol. 3) / Midnight Sun / Contemporary / LA 7.26.55 
Chico Hamilton / Ellington Suite / Everything But You / World Pacific / LA 1959 / cover painting by Sueo Serisawa
Fats Waller / E Flat Blues, take 2 / radio transcription / 8.7.39
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / The Fuehrer’s Got the Jitters / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee #16 / c. 12.42
Anthony Newley / In My Solitude / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / RCA / 1964
The Five Trumpets / Tone the Bell Easy / Coral / 1.31.50

last (soulful) song
Honey & the Bees / Help Me (Get Over My Used to Be Lover) / Josie / 1970

Friday, September 09, 2011

One Little Playlist Led to Another

Coffeetime, September 9, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Sonny Stitt / I Remember Bird / Jeepers Creepers / Catalyst / Hollywood 1977
Barry Harris / Luminescence! / Webb City / Prestige / 4.20.67
Annette Hanshaw / Give Me Liberty or Give Me Love / Banner / 11.22.33
The Charioteers / Bagel and Lox / Columbia / 8.6.46
Miss Rhapsody [aka Viola Wells] / The Night Before Judgement Day / Savoy / 5.15.45
Norma Douglas / The Dynamic Miss Douglas / It’s Too Soon to Know / Unique / 1956

set 2
John Coltrane / Lush Life / Lush Life / Prestige / 1.10.58 
Red Mckenzie & his Mound City Blowers / One Hour (If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight) / Victor / 11.14.29 
Doris Day / Tea for Two: Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production / Oh Me! Oh My! / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with the Ken Lane Singers and Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / Short Haired Ugly Woman / Modern / LA 1947
Big Maybelle / Goin’ Home Baby / Savoy / 3.16.59 

set 3
Ed Thigpen / Out of the Storm / Struttin’ with Some Barbeque / Verve / 4.19.66 
Wardell Gray / Get Happy / personal recording: Bob Andews Archive [Xanadu] / live, The Haig, Hollywood 9.9.52
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / It’s Swell of You / Brunswick / 4.23.37 / vocal = Helen Ward
Gotham’s Four Notes / East Side West Side / Gotham / 1948
Billy Eckstine / The Modern Sound of Mr. B / Our Once Happy Love / Mercury / Hollywood 2.19.64

set 4
Herbie Mann's Californians / Great Ideas of Western Mann / A Stella Performance / Riverside / LA 7.3.57 
Ace Harris & his Sunset Royals / One Little Word Led to Another / Vocalion / 10.25.37
Steve Rossi / soundtrack: The Last of the Secret Agents / Paris in the Night / Musicor / Hollywood 1966  
Bobby Womack / Communication / (If You Don't Want My Love) Give It Back / United Artists / 1971
Geater Davis / Two that Sticks Together / Sound Stage 7 / 1973
Reliable Jubilee Singers / Open Up Those Pearly Gates / Gotham / 1946 

last soulful song
Vanessa Williams / The Right Stuff / Polygram / 1988 (because I just had to…)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Let's Take an Old Fashioned Playlist



Coffeetime, September 2, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Barry Harris / Bull’s Eye / Bull’s Eye / Prestige / 6.4.68
Clifford Brown / Baby / Vogue / Paris 10.8.53
Charlie Barnet & his Orchestra / Hop on the Skyliner! / Strollin’ / Decca / 10.21.43
Jack Buchanan / Goodnight Vienna / HMV / London 1.18.32
Loumell Morgan / Darktown Strutters’ Ball / Apollo / 8.9.46
George Shearing & Dakota Staton / In the Night / The Thrill is Gone / Capitol / LA 1957

set 2
Blue Mitchell / [Step Lightly] / Cry Me a River / Blue Note / 8.13.63
Chico Hamilton / Ellington Suite / In a Sentimental Mood / World Pacific / LA 1959
Art Tatum / Stormy Weather / Brunswick / 1937
Syd Valentine & his Patent Leather Kids / Rock and Gravel / Champion / 10.2.29
Nat King Cole & Harry “Sweets” Edison / You Can Depend on Me / Capitol / LA 8.15.56
Bobby Darin/ Sings Ray Charles / Leave My Woman Alone / Atco / LA 1962

set 3
Horace Parlan / On the Spur of the Moment / Pyramid / Blue Note / 3.18.61
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash / Soft Winds / Verve / 7.26.63
Dizzy Gillespie / School Days / Lady Be Good / Savoy / 4.16.51 / vocal = Joe Carroll
Johnny Otis & his Orchestra / I Found Out My Troubles / Savoy / LA 1.11.50 / vocal = The Robins
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Social Call / Prestige / 6.8.56

set 4
Lennie Neihaus / Lennie Niehaus, Vol 5 / Thou Swell / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 11, 12.56
Buddy Collette / Jazz Loves Paris / The Last Time I Saw Paris / Specialty / Hollywood mid-50s
Walter Huston / September Song / Brunswick / 1938 (?) / with Victor Young & Orchestra
Frank Sinatra & Dorothy Kirsten / Let’s Take an Old Fashioned Walk / radio transcription from AFRS Light-Up Time / Hollywood 9.26.49
Pat Carroll & Barbara Ruick / Stepsisters' Lament / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64 / premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65
The Trumpeteers / Don’t Take Everybody for a Friend / Philadelphia late 1954

last soul song
Alton Ellis / Sings Rock and Soul / Get Ready / Coxsone / Kingston, Jamaica 1967

Friday, August 26, 2011

Baubles, Bangles, and Playlist

Coffeetime, August 26, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / What Is This Thing Called Love? / Prestige / 5.8.65
Max Roach / Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene / Stompin’ at the Savoy / EmArcy / Chicago 6.3.58
Zach Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels / West End Blues / Champion / 2.11.29
Cicely Courtneidge / The Moment I Saw You / HMV / London 3.4.33 / from movie Soldier's of the King
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Lemonade / Decca / LA 1950
Irene Reid / Once a Thief and Other Themes by Lalo Schifrin / The Right to Love / Verve / LA 4.23.65

set 2
Charlie Mariano / Darn That Dream / Bethlehem / 7.11.55
Art Farmer / Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce / Evening in Casablanca / Prestige / 10.21.55
Tiny Grimes / Howlin’ Blues / Gotham / 1951
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Night and Day / Musicraft / LA 6.19.46
Golden Gate Orchestra {The California Ramblers} / When The Moon Shines in Coral Gables / Edison Diamond Disc / 5.11.25
The Dinning Sisters / The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity / Capitol / LA 1948
Little Willie John / Like Boy, Like Girl / King [unissued] / Cincinnati 4.12.61

set 3
Philly Joe Jones & Elvin Jones / Philly Joe & Elvin Together! / Beau-ty / Atlantic / 1964
Red Prysock & his House Rockers / Crying My Heart Out / Red Robin / 5.52
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / The Walls Keep Talking / Okeh / Chicago 8.20.41
Five Echoes / I Really Do / Vee Jay [unissued alt take] / 10.31.54 / with Al Smith Band
Bobby Darin / That's All / It Ain't Necessarily So / Atco / 12.19.58

set 4
Jack Sheldon / Jazz West Coast, Vol 2 / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.18.55
Mel Lewis / Got’Cha / One for Pat / Jazz Records / San Francisco 11.19-20.56
King Nawahi Hawaiians / Under a Texas Moon / Columbia / Hollywood 3.11.30
Mel Tormé with The Meltones / Back in Town / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Verve / LA 4.23, 28 & 29.59
The Jubilee Hummingbirds / Give Me One More Chance / Chalice [unissued] / 1960s

last soul song
Jackie Wilson / (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real / Brunswick / 1970

Friday, August 19, 2011

White Sails (Beneath a Yellow Playlist)



Coffeetime, August 19, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Curtis Counce / You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce; Vol 2, Councelation / Mean to Me / Contemporary / LA 9.3.57
Howard McGhee / Howard McGhee, vol 2 / Jarm / Blue Note / 5.20.53
Dick Hyman / Conversation Piece / You Were There (Tonight at 8:30) / Proscenium / 1956
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Heat Waves / Brunswick / 2.25.32
Leo Reisman & his Orchestra / What Is This Thing Called Love? / Victor / 1.20.30 / vocal = Lewis Conrad
Lil Armstrong & her Swingband / Or Leave Me Alone / Decca / 10.27.36
Chris Connor / A Jazz Date with Chris Connor / Moon Ray / Atlantic / 12.17.56

set 2
Chet Baker / Chet / Alone Together / Riverside / 12.30.58
Tal Farlow / Tal Farlow Quartet / Flamingo / Blue Note / 4.11.54
Slam Stewart / Time on My Hands / Continental / 5.28.45
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Love Nest / Victor / 2.10.28 / vocal = Bing Crosby & the Rhythm Makers
Jack Teagarden / White Sails (Beneath a Yellow Moon) / Brunswick / Chicago 5.5.39 / vocal = Linda Keene
Hoagy Carmichael / I Get Along without You Very Well / private recordings / Hoagy's home, Long Island 1939-1951 (unknown date)
Teri Thornton / Devil May Care / Devil Mary Care / Riverside / 1.10.61

set 3
Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida / Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida / Winter Moon / Verve / 3.22.63
Howard McGhee / Maggie's Back in Town!! / Sunset Eyes / Contemporary / LA 6.26.61
Charlie Parker & the All Stars / 'Round Midnight / radio broadcast WJZ / live, Birdland 3.31.51 / announcer = “Symphony” Sid Torin
Ginger Rogers / I Used to Be Colorblind / Victor / Hollywood 10.6.38
King Curtis / Trouble in Mind / Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out / Tru-Sound / 4.25.61

set 4
Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca / The Brothers! / Kim’s Kaper / RCA Victor / 6.25.55
Steve Allen / Allen’s All Stars / Baby, But You Did / Mercury / Hollywood 3.24.58
Helen Humes / Do What You Did Last Night / Okeh / 11.26.27 / with J.C. Johnson on piano
June Christy / The Misty Miss Christy / Sing Something Simple / Capitol / Hollywood 1.26.55
Little Milton [Campbell] / If Walls Could Talk / I Don't Know / Checker / Chicago 10.16.69
Rising Stars / New Jerusalem / Cava-tone / San Francisco 1949

last (sorta, kinda) soulful song
The Love Generation / A Generation of Love / W.C. Fields / Imperial / LA 1967

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alex fills in for me

I was at the beach. What a day I had! Thanks so much to Alex for filling in for me. Below is his playlist.


KIDS’ TV SHOWS
Part One – From the 1950s (mostly)
01. Buffalo Bob & kids – It’s Howdy Doody Time
02. Buffalo Bob & kids – Clarabell
03. Miss Frances – Come with Me (Ding Dong School)
04. Kukla, Fran & Ollie – Here We Are Again
05. Paul Tripp – All Aboard the Showboat (from Mr. I Magination)
06. Prairie Chiefs – Fury
07. Lassie – main theme
08. Jimmy Smith – Mickey Mouse
09. Mouseketeers – Merry Mouseketeers
10. Romper Room Do Bee Song
11. Josie Carey & Fred Rogers – The Why Hi Song/ I Found the Children’s Corner
12. Popeye
13. Heckle & Jeckle
14. Captain Midnight
15. Felix the Cat Song
16. Captain Kangaroo (Good Morning Captain)
17. Tom Terrific
18. The Gumby Show
19. Gil Mack & the Sandpipers – Ruff and Reddy
20. Huckleberry Hound
21. The Woody Woodpecker Song
22. Beany & Cecil

Part Two – From the 1960s (mostly)
23. Top Cat
24. Meet the Flintstones
25. The Alvin Show
26. The Jetsons
27. Yogi Bear
28. Soupy Sales – Soupy’s Theme
29. Flipper
30. Wally Gator
31. Mr. Magoo
32. Looney Toons
33. George Young – Supercar
34. Don Spencer – Fireball (from Fireball XL-5)
35. Barry Gray Orch. – Thunderbirds
36. Hector Heathcote
37. George of the Jungle
38. Superchicken
39. Tom Slick, Racer
40. Shorty Rogers & the Giants – Jonny Quest

41. Underdog
42. Banana Splits – Tra La La
43. Fred Rogers – Won’t You Be My Neighbor (from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood)
44. H. R. Pufnstuf
45. Sesame Street

Part Three – From the 1970s (mostly)
46. Electric Company
47. Big Blue Marble
48. Zoom
49. The Bugaloos
50. Spider Man
51. Get on Board (from Here Come the Double Deckers)
52. Groovy Goolies
53. Lidsville
54. Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch
55. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
56. Hong Kong Phooey
57. The Muppet Show
58. The Great Space Coasters
59. Land of the Lost
60. Villa Alegre
61. The Simpsons
62. Pryor’s Place
63. Josie and the Pussycats
64. New Zoo Revue
65. Smurfs
66. Fraggle Rock

Friday, August 05, 2011

Polly Wolly Playlist



Coffeetime, August 5, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Ande / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Mahogany Hall Stomp / Victor / Chicago 1.28.33
Whispering Jack Smith / Me and My Shadow / Victor / 4.28.27 / with Dave Dreyer on piano
Buddy Johnson & his Orchestra / Walk ‘Em / Decca / 11.7.45
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / Do Nothing ’Til You Hear from Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

set 2
Yusef Lateef / The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef / Adoration / Riverside / 5.9.60
Phineas Newborn Jr / The Artistry of Phineas Newborn Jr / Newport Blues / Atlantic / 5.3, 4.56
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Strange / Capitol / 1958
Golden Gate Orchestra aka California Ramblers / Up and At ’Em / Edison Diamond Disc / 8.10.26
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Lamento Negro / Decca / Paris 1934 / Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the 1920s and 1930s
Lucille Ball / soundtrack to RKO film Dance, Girl, Dance / Oh Mother, What Do I Do Now? / Hollywood 1940
Chuck Willis / Search My Heart / Okeh [alt take] / 4.15.55

set 3
Horace Silver / The Jody Grind / Mary Lou / Blue Note / 11.23.66
Bennie Green / Hornful of Soul / Summertime / Bethlehem / 12.60
The Smoothies / The Little Red Fox (N’Ya N’Ya You Can’t Catch Me) / Bluebird / 11.7.39
Golden Gate Quartet / Grove Show Intro; Polly Wolly Doodle; Stewball; Grove Show Signoff / radio transcription, The Groves Show / mid-1940s
Frank Sinatra / Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim / I Concentrate on You / Reprise / LA 1967 / duet w/ Jobim

set 4
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 - Oboe/Flute / Albatross / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 2.25, 26.54
Paul Smith / By the Fireside / S’ Wonderful / Savoy / LA 4.18.50
Les Paul Trio / Dark Eyes / V-Disc / mid-1940s
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / The Bouncing Ball / Victor / 2.16.34
Sammy Harris Orchestra / Fatso / Freedom / 1950
Georgia Carr / Give Me the Simple Life / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 10.8.52
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 / Ye-Me-Le / Some Time Ago / A&M / Hollywood 1969
Bill Landford & the Landfordaires / You Ain’t Got Faith (Till You Got Religion) / Columbia / 12.49

last soul song
Aretha Franklin / I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You / Don't Let Me Lose This Dream / Atlantic / Muscle Shoals 1969

Friday, July 29, 2011

Did You Ever See a Monkey Play a Playlist

Coffeetime, July 29, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note [unissued / Mosaic] / 3.16.58
Hal McKusick / Criss Cross / Coral / 2.4-6.57
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra / Good Little Bad Little You / HMV / London 2.19.29 / vocal = Eddie Collis, directed by Carroll Gibbons
Tommy (Mary Jo) Braden & his Flames [The Four Blazes] / Did You Ever See A Monkey Play a Fiddle / United / Chicago 4.13.54
Dinah Washington / Feel Like I Wanna Cry / Mercury / 6.10.53

set 2
Hampton Hawes / Hampton Hawes Trio / So in Love / Contemporary / LA 6.28.55
Bobby Jaspar / In a Little Provincial Town / Pathé Marconi / 11.12, 14, 20.56
Kenny Burrell / But Not for Me / Blue Note [unissued] /3.29.56
Lew Leslie’s “Blackbirds” Orchestra / Magnolia’s Wedding Day / Brunswick / 8.14.28
Alphonse Trent & his Orchestra / After You’ve Gone / Gennett / Richmond, Indiana 3.5.30 / vocal = Leo “Stuff” Smith
Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy / Wham (Wham, Re, Bop, Boom, Bam) / Decca / 1.2.40 / vocal = June Richmond
Peggy Lee / Latin ala Lee / I Am in Love / Capitol / Hollywood 8.13.59
B.B. King / I Stay in the Mood / Kent / 1966

set 3
Johnny Smith / Phase II / Sunny / Verve / 11.13.68
Sonny Rollins / Alfie soundtrack / On Impulse! / Impulse! / 1.26.66
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars / Scrapple from the Apple / private recording [Xanadu] / Lighthouse Club, Hermosa Beach 12.27.51
The Five Jinks / Za Zu Swing / Bluebird / Charlotte 2.20.37
Abbey Brown & his Cool Cats / Poor Simple Simon / Gem / LA 9.11.49 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Billy Eckstine / Songs by Billy Eckstine / Over the Rainbow / MGM / 1949

set 4
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson / Just Friends / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.13.56
Earle Hagen / soundtrack to Columbia movie The New Interns / Sutura Self / Colpix / Hollywood 1962
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Can’t We Be Friends? / V-Disc / 12.43
Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart / B19 / unissued performance / Hollywood 7.24.41
Noël Coward / In New York / I Like America / Columbia / 1957
Pilgrim Travelers / I Could Do Better than That / Specialty [unissued take 6] / Hollywood 8.2.56

last soul song
Chuck Jackson / Mr. Everything / If I Didn’t Love You / Wand / 1965

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sand in My Playlist

Coffeetime, July 22, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Red Garland / Soul Junction / Hallelujah / Prestige / 11.15.57
Mal Waldron / Impressions / Champs Elysées / New Jazz / 3.20.59
Frank Foster / No Count / Apron Strings / Savoy / 3.7.56
The Piccadilly Revels / Positively, Absolutely (Does She Love Me?) / Columbia / London 5.24.27 / vocal = Ray Starita
Willie Mae [Big Mama] Thornton / I’ve Searched the World Over / Peacock / Houston 1954
Sarah Vaughn / The Lonely Hours / Always on My Mind / Roulette / 1963 / arranged by Benny Carter

set 2
Carmell Jones / The Remarkable Carmell Jones / Stellisa / Pacific Jazz / LA 1961
Mundell Lowe / Guitar Moods by Mundell Lowe / I Dream Too Much / Riverside / 3.2.56
Dizzy Gillespie / I Cover the Waterfront / Vogue / Paris 4.11.52
The Chocolate Dandies / I Never Knew / Columbia / 10.10.33
Billy Cotton & his Band / Crazy Weather / Regal Zonophone / London 12.20.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Hot Lips Page / I Got What It Takes / Savoy / 9.12.44
Nat King Cole & Johnny Mercer / Harmony / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Buddy Greco / Hang You Hat at Mister Kelly's / My Baby Just Cares for Me / Coral / live at Mister Kelly's, Chicago 7.24.55

set 3
Big John Patton / Blue John / Blue John / Blue Note [unissued] / 7.11.63
Henry Mancini / Gunn …Number One! soundtrack / Night Owl / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1967
Pete Brown Quintette / Moppin’ the Blues / Savoy / 7.11.44
Mills Brothers / Loveless Love / Decca / 4.14.32
Connee Boswell / Sand in My Shoes / Decca / Hollywood 6.28.41 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Lionel Hampton / You Better Know It!!! / Cute / Impulse! / 10.26, 29.64

set 4
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Divertimento: 3rd Movement / Contemporary / LA 3.2.57
Benny Carter / Jazz Giant / Ain’t She Sweet? / Contemporary / LA 4.21.58
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / Charmaine / Capitol / LA 11.14.47
The Barry Sisters & Jan Bart / Samson and Delilah / radio broadcast, Yiddish Melodies in Swing, WHN / 1945 / with Sam Medoff & the Yiddish Swingtet
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie / Manufacturers of Soul / Chain Gang / Brunswick / 1968
Dixie Hummingbirds / Lord Come See about Me / Gotham / 1949

last (blue-eyed) soul song
Daryl Hall & John Oates / Abandoned Luncheonette / Las Vegas Turnaround (the stewardess song) / Atlantic / 1973