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)