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