Friday, December 27, 2013

Hot Little Playlist


Coffeetime, December 27, 2013, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Donald Byrd / [At the Half Note Café] / Child’s Play / Blue Note [unissued] / live at the Blue Note, 11.11.60 
Yusef Lateef / Cry! - Tender / Butter’s Blues / New Jazz / 10.16.59 
Taft Jordan & the Mob / Louisiana Fairy Tale / Perfect / 2.21.35
Cliff Edwards (aka Ukelele Ike) & his Hot Combination / I’m Tellin’ the Birds, I’m Tellin’ the Bees / Pathé Actuelle / 11.25 (or 11.5.26) 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Jane Kean / Winter Was Warm / soundtrack to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol / 1961  

set 2
John Coltrane / Ballads / I Wish I Knew / Impulse! / 11.13.62 
Kenny Burrell / If You Could See Me Now / Blue Note / live, Five Spot Café 8.25.59 
Don Byas All Stars / Once in Awhile / Jamboree / 6.27.45 
Hot Lips Page & his Orchestra / You Need Coachin’ / Commodore / 9.29.44
Les Brown & his Band of Renown / I Wish I Knew / radio transcription / live Palladium, Hollywood 8.16.45 / vocal = Doris Day
Johnny Otis Band / Happy New Year, Baby / Excelsior / 1947 / vocal = Lem Tally 
Jo Ann Campbell / Happy New Year, Baby / Gone / 1958 
Johnny "Guitar" Watson / Hot Little Mama / RPM / LA 1.11.55 

set 3
Doug Watkins / Soulnik / One Guy / New Jazz / 5.17.60 
Metronome All Stars / How High the Moon, part 2 / MGM / 7.9.53 
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Once in Awhile / radio transcription / live, Astor Hotel 7.27.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers 
Stordahl & his Orchestra and The Bobby Tucker Singers 
The Ravens / Be I Bumblebee or Not / National / 12.22.47 
The Lost & Wandering Blues & Jazz Band / Detour Ahead / live, Beverly (?) 3.31.12

set 4
Jon Eardley / In Hollywood / Black / New Jazz / LA 12.25.54 
Jack Sheldon / Jack's Groove / J.S. / GNP / LA 7.57
The Quintones / Midnight Jamboree / Vocalion / 1940 / with Benny Carter & his Orchestra
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Pearl Bailey / Naughty but Nice / Pas Ce Soir / Roulette / 1960
Golden Gate Quartet / Gospel Train / radio transcription / AFRS Jubilee #92 / 1944

last soulful song
The Van Dykes / You’re Shakin’ Me Up / Mala / Fort Worth, Texas 1966

Friday, December 20, 2013

I Want to Wash My Hands, My Face and Hair with Snow

I own an original of this lovely record. Cover = my inner feelings.

Coffeetime, December 20, 2013, Angelynn Grant

bed  
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959 
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70  

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58 
Gene Ammons / Swinging for Xmas / Aristocrat / 10.12.48
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra / Christmas Night in Harlem / Vocalion / 3.23.34
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble 
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 / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
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

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
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 1936 / vocal = Three Sisters 
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955
Julie London / I'd Like You for Christmas / Liberty / 1957 
Sammy Davis Jr. / It's Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965 

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 / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / LA 6.14.46
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Capitol Promo)  / Capitol / LA 9.17.47 / with the Pied Pipers
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 
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67


Friday, December 13, 2013

Nutcracker Playlist


Coffeetime, December 13, 2013, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Roll Call / Roll Call / Blue Note / 11.13.60 
Red Garland / Soul Junction / Woody’n You / Prestige / 11.15.57 
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You / Vocalion / 1937 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You're All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1956

set 2
Jimmy Hamilton / Can't Help Swinging / There Is No Greater Love / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61 
Joe Wilder / Wilder 'n' Wilder / Prelude to a Kiss / Savoy / 1.19.56 

Joe Venuti / Jealousy (Jalousie) / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show #17 / Palm Springs 1.24.53
The Ramblers / 13th December Stomp / Decca / London 5.23.33
Raymond Scott & his Orchestra / Send Me Your Love for Christmas / radio broadcast, Your Hit Parade / 1944 / vocal = Dorothy Collins
Slim & Slam / It’s Gettin’ Kinda Chilly / Vocalion / 11.9.38 
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Crackerjack Christmas / 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 
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
Lee Morgan / Expoobident / Easy Living / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.14.60
Cal Tjader / San Francisco Moods / Union Square / Fantasy / San Francisco 1958 
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
The Rhythm Kings / Christmas Is Coming at Last / Apollo / 1950 
Bill Lacey with Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires / Cowboy Santa Claus / Ebony / Chicago 1959
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / 1962

set 4
Al Caiola & his Orchestra / Guitars, Woodwinds, and Bongos / Give Me the Simple Life / UA / LA 1960 / Ultra Audio Wall to Wall Stereo series 
Les Brown & his Band of Renown / Concert Modern / The Nutcracker / Capitol / 1958
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Johnny Mercer / Winter Wonderland / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
Dean Martin / Silver Bells / radio transcription / Hollywood 1950s
Jubalaires / John Saw the Number / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Fascinations / Such a Fool / Mayfield / 1968



Dick Robertson & his Orchestra / Meet Me Under the Mistletoe / Decca / 10.18.41


JB Summers / I Want a Present for Christmas / Gotham / Philadelphia 8.30.49 / with Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders http://www.jazzdisco.org/ray-bryant/discography/#490830

Friday, December 06, 2013

Playlist with a Beat



Coffeetime, December 6, 2013, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
The Jazz Messengers / Cranky Spanky / Columbia / 12.12.56 
Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman / Three Trumpets / You Gotta Dig It to Dig It / Prestige / 1.26.57 
Friendly Fred [Rich] & the Friendly Five Orchestra / I Know That You Know / radio transcription from Fred's Friendly Five Footnotes / 1931
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton / Just Can’t Help Myself / Peacock [unissued] / Houston 8.13.52 
Doris Day / Love Him / Since I Fell for You / Columbia / LA 1963

set 2
Wynton Kelly, Lee Morgan, et al / Dizzy Atmosphere / Day By Day / Specialty / LA 2.18.57 
Elmo Hope / Homecoming! / Imagination / Riverside / 6.29.61 
Count Basie & the Kansas City 7 / I Want a Little Girl / Impulse! / 3.22.62 
Sol Ho’opi’i & his Novelty Trio / Indiana March / Columbia / 1948 
Oscar Moore & the Three Blazers / Maureen / Atlas / Hollywood 9.15.45 / vocal = Frankie Laine 
Lillian Long / Falsies / Gayety / Hollywood c. 1951 / with Joe Banana & his Bunch, “The Band with Appeal” 

set 3
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet / Lillian / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / LA 1957 
Kenny Burrell / At the Five Spot Cafe / 36-23-36 / Blue Note / live, Five Spot Cafe 8.25.59 
Griffin Brothers Orchestra / Blues with a Beat / Dot / 1951 
The Cabineers / Let the Party Go On / Decca / 12.11.40
The Merry Macs / I’m Ridin’ for a Fall / Decca [unissued] / Hollywood c. 1946
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Say It Isn’t So / Prestige / 3.2.56 

set 4
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / All the Things You Are / Atlantic / live, The Sing-Song Room, Confucius Restaurant 6.11.55 
Cannnonball Adderley / In the Land of Hi Fi / Just Norman / EmArcy / 6.18.56 
The Big Three / No More Sweet Potatoes / Columbia / Chicago 9.3.47
Jesse Pearson, Ann-Margret, & Bobby Rydell / Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack / A Lot of Livin’ to Do / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1963
Swan Silvertones / My Rock / He Won’t Deny Me / Specialty / Hollywood 1953

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Baby, I’m Yours / If You Love Her / Atlantic / Chicago 7.9.63