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

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just a Playlist's Prayer at Twilight

Coffeetime, July 15, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / City Lights / City Lights / Blue Note / 8.25.57
Nick Travis / The Panic Is On / Jazzbo’s Jaunt / RCA Victor / 1954
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / This Is Jazz / Star Dust / 12.9.50
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (And My Baby’s Crazy ‘Bout Me) / Columbia / London 10.10.31 / vocal = Sid Buckman
Marion Abernathy / Undecided / King / Cincinnati 12.23.47
The Treniers / Why Did You Get So High, Shorty / RCA / LA 2.50
Julie London / Motherless Child / Bethlehem / LA 3.2.55

set 2
James Moody / Hey! It’s James Moody / Don’t Blame Me / Argo / 12.29.59
André Previn & His Pals / Pal Joey / Bewitched / Contemporary / LA 10.28, 29.57
Don Elliott / Summer Setting / Bethlehem / 1.19.55
Pete Johnson / Pete’s Blues / Pete’s Lonesome Blues / National / 1.7.46
Bing Crosby / Home on the Range / My Little Buckaroo / Decca / 3.24.37 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / We Ain’t Got Nothin’ (But the Blues) / Decca / c. 9.45 / vocal = Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson
Bobby Troup / Jamboree Jones / Bethlehem / LA 7.8.55

set 3
Kenny Burrell / The Tender Gender / The Tender Gender / Cadet / 4.66
Barry Harris / Breaking It Up / All the Things You Are / Argo / Chicago 7.31.58
Pete Brown Quintette / Ooh-Wee / Savoy / 7.11.44
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Moaning the Blues / Decca / 8.23.39
Benny Carter & his Orch / I've Been in Love Before / Decca / 10.23.40 / vocal = Roy Felton
Nat King Cole / Cole Español / Acércate Más / Capitol / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Corky Hale / Gene Norman Presents Corky Hale / Soon / GNP / 6.27.56
Richie Kamuca / Richie Kamuca Quartet / Rain Drain / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Googie’s Boogie / RCA / Hollywood 1945
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Tom Jones / Once Upon a Time / Parrot / 1965Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / This Old World Is in Bad Condition / Decca / 8.23.39

last soul song
Eddie Holman / I Love You / I Love You / ABC / Philadelphia 1969

Friday, July 08, 2011

Happiness Is Playlist

Coffeetime, July 8, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Red Rodney / Modern Music from Chicago / Dig This / Fantasy / Chicago 6.20.55
Donald Byrd / At the Half Note Café, Volume 1 / My Girl Shirl / Blue Note / 11.11.60 / announcer = Ruth Mason
Benny Morton Orchestra / Taylor Made / Columbia / 2.23.34
Gene Kardos & his Orchestra / Mean Music / Victor / 8.27.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
The Three Barons aka The Three Riffs / Milk Shake Stand / Savoy / 11.3.44 / with Tiny Grimes Quartette
Freda Payne / After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!! / Blue Piano / Impulse / 9.18.63

set 2
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds / Short Story / EmArcy / LA 3.5.58
Vince Guaraldi / A Boy Named Charlie Brown / Happiness Is / Fantasy / San Francisco 1964
Johnny Hodges & his Orch / Castle Rock / Blue Fantasia / Verve [Norgran] / 1.15.52
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Bakiff / V-Disc / Hollywood 9.17.41
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Lessons in Love / Decca / 3.17.36
Frank Sinatra / Close to You / radio transcription, Songs by Sinatra, CBS radio / 12.26.43
Roy Brown / I’ve Got the Last Laugh / DeLuxe / Cincinnati 1.16.51

set 3
Dupree Bolton / Summertime / TV broadcast, Frankly Jazz TV series / LA 11.62 / master of ceremonies = Frank Evans
The Modern Jazz Quartet / Lonely Woman / New York 19 / Atlantic / 1.29.62
Charlie Parker & the All Stars / On the Sunny Side of the Street / radio broadcast WJZ / live, Birdland 5.23.53
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / The Lady’s in Love with You / RCA Victor / 4.7.39 / vocal = Martha Tilton
Delta Rhythm Boys / The Laugh’s on Me / Atlantic / 1949
Antonio Carlos Jobim / The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Dindi / Warner Brothers / LA 1965 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orch

set 4
Shorty Rogers & his Giants / The Big Shorty Express / Pink Squirrel / RCA Victor / LA 7.5.56
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / How About You / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Theater 12.4.54
Art Tatum Trio / Sweet Lorraine / AFRS Jubilee radio show No. 32 / Hollywood 5 & 6.43 / master of ceremonies = Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Hildegarde / Love Walked In / Columbia / London 1935 (?) / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Maxine Brown / Do It in the Name of Love / [unissued] / live in Central Park, 8.67
Hightower Brothers / Lord Take Me Through / Nashboro / Nashville 1961

last (soulful) song
The Free Design / Kites Are Fun / My Brother Woody / Project 3 / 1967

Friday, July 01, 2011

Another Playlist of the Opposite Sex



Coffeetime, July 1, 2011, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Rhythm Section / Rhythm Plus One / Round Table / Epic / 1956
Jimmy Raney / In Three Attitudes / Fanfare / ABC-Paramount / 1956
Charlie Rouse / Takin' Care of Business / “204” / Jazzland / 5.11.60
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Ol’ Man River / Bluebird / 5.9.28 / instrumental only
Savoy Hotel Orpheans / Never Gonna Dance / Columbia / 10.8.36 / directed by Carroll Gibbons, vocal = George Melachrino
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’m Wise to You Baby / Manor / 12.48 / vocal = Jimmy “Baby-Face” Lewis
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Body and Soul / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60 5

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60
Red Rodney / Modern Music from Chicago / Laura / Fantasy / Chicago 6.20.55
Chuck Wayne, et al / I Only Have Eyes for You / National [unissued] / 11.27.48
Cliff Jackson & his Crazy Kats / Soubrette / Grey Gull / 2.27.30
Leonard Feather's Hip-Tet / Keep Your Mind on Me / Savoy / 11.20.44 / vocal = Helen Humes
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade / Bald Head Woman / Atlantic / Philadelphia 2.10.51 / vocal = Billy Mitchell
Mavis Rivers / Swing Along with Mavis / Another Human Being of the Opposite Sex / Reprise / Hollywood 1961

set 3
Freddy Redd / San Francisco Suite / San Francisco Suite: View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausolito; Grant Street (Chinatown); Barbary Coast; Cousin Jimbo’s Between 3 and 7 AM; Dawn in the City / Riverside / 10.2.57
Three Peppers / Swingin’ at the Cotton Club / Decca / Hollywood 2.27.37 / appearing in "A Lady Takes A Chance" starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur
Wini Brown / I Only Have Eyes for You / National [unissued] / 11.27.48 / overdubbed onto instrumental from set 2
Ray Charles / Dedicated to You / Candy / ABC-Paramount / 1961

set 4
Art Pepper / Intensity / Too Close for Comfort / Contemporary / LA 11.23, 25.60
Herbie Harper / Herbie Harper Quintet / Pick Yourself Up / Tampa / LA 6.15.55
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Habanera (“Carmen”) / AFRS Jubilee #136 / LA 6.4.45
Fred Astaire / Pick Yourself Up / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.26.36
Astrud Gilberto / The Astrud Gilberto Album / All That’s Left Is to Say Goodbye / Verve / Hollywood 1.27, 28.65
Dixie Nightingales / In My Savior’s Care / Memphis , WDIA Test transcription, 1952

last soul song
Jerry Butler / Just Because I Really Love You / Mercury / 1968