Friday, December 18, 2015

It's Playlist Time All Over the World

I just love this cover. It’s part of my Xmas decorations.

Coffeetime, December 18, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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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
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 / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 1950 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
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

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
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller  
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
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 1936 / vocal = Three Sisters http://youtu.be/PKpW7SdxhRE
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
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
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 2.67

Friday, December 11, 2015

Crackerjack Playlist

I love Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 11, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Benny Golson / The Modern Touch / Reunion / Riverside / 12.23.57
John Coltrane, Julian Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball & Coltrane / Limehouse Blues / EmArcy / Chicago 2.3.59
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You / Vocalion / 1937 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Winter Weather / Okeh / Hollywood 11.27.41 / duet = Peggy Lee & Art Lund 
Sparky with music by Billy May / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You’re All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters 

set 2
Bucky Pizzarelli / After Thoughts, part 2 / Monmouth Evergreen / early spring 1974
Jimmy Hamilton / Can’t Help Swinging / Dancing on the Ceiling / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61 
Secco Selichson / Gyspy Violin / Decca / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 2.38
Gene Autry & The Pinafores / He’s a Chubby Little Fellow / Columbia / Hollywood 6.27.49
The Dinning Sisters & Bob Atcher / Christmas Island / Capitol / Hollywood 1950
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 (ends, “I don’t weigh very much.”)
Videocraft Chorus / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / vocal = Janet Orenstein

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / My Favorite Things / Cadet / 10.66 / Orchestra arranged & conducted by Richard Evans
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Hand / Here I Am / Blue Note / 5.31.59 
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
The Larks / Christmas to New Years / Apollo [unreleased] / 10.18.51 
Bill Lacey with Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires / Cowboy Santa Claus / Ebony / Chicago 1959 
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53

set 4
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / The Man I Love / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61 
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Johnny Mercer / Winter Wonderland / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 1952
Les Brown & his Orchestra / We Wish You the Merriest / Columbia / 1951
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
The Mad Lads / Don’t Have to Shop Around / Volt / Memphis 1965

Friday, December 04, 2015

Don't Shake That Playlist at Me

Aba daba nice suit, Arthur!

Coffeetime, December 4, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / [A Slice of the Top] / A Touch of Blue / Blue Note / 3.18.66
Zoot Sims / Zoot! / Here and Now / Riverside / 12.18.56
Russ Morgan & his Orchestra / I Go for That / radio transcription / 1938 
Billy Cotton & his Band / Ooh! That Kiss / Regal Zonophone / London 1932
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / My Baby’s Cool / Gotham / 1950 / vocal = Claudine Clark
Etta Jones / Don’t Go to Strangers / If I Had You / Prestige / 6.21.60

set 2
John Coltrane / Coltrane / Violets for Your Furs / Prestige / 5.31.57
Ike Quebec / Blue & Sentimental / Count Every Star / Blue Note / 12.16.61
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Sugar / Decca / 10.23.34
Golden Gate Orchestra aka California Ramblers / Hallelujah! / Edison Diamond Disc / 5.3.27 / vocal = Arthur Fields 
Frank Sinatra / I Only Have Eyes for You / V-Disc 72A: CBS broadcast dress rehearsal of “Broadway Bandbox” / 10.17.43 / with the Bobby Tucker Singers and Axel Stordahl
Tom Jones / Green, Green Grass of Home / That Old Black Magic / Decca [Parrot] / London 1967

set 3 
Jimmy Smith / Crazy Baby! / Alfredo / Blue Note / 1.4.60
Dizzy Reece / Soundin’ Off / Our Love Is Here to Stay / Blue Note / 3.12.60
Bobby Smith, His Saxophone & Orchestra / Don’t Shake Those Hips at Me / Ruby / c. 1951
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Along with Me / Musicraft / 4.30.46 / vocal = Mel Tormé
The Ravens / I’m So Crazy for Love / Okeh / 11.7.50

set 4
Sal Salvador / Tribute to the Greats / Solo for Guitar / Bethlehem / 6.3-5.57
Red Rodney / Modern Music from Chicago / Jeffie / Fantasy / Chicago 6.20.55
Erskine Butterfield / Piano Cocktail / Joe Davis / 8.17.44
Fred Astaire / Cheek to Cheek / Brunswick / 6.26.35 / with Leo Reisman & his Orchestra
Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike / Paddlin’ Madelin’ Home / broadcast / Hollywood c. 1940s
Mabel Mercer / Once in a Blue Moon / The Twelve Days of Christmas / Atlantic / 1956 / with George Cory, arranger/conductor
The Chosen Gospel Singers / No Room in the Hotel / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
Orpheus / Can’t Find the Time to Tell You / MGM / 1968

Friday, November 27, 2015

Violets for Your Playlist

This duo can preach to me any day!

Coffeetime, November 20, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings, volume 1 / Cloudy / Crown / 1960 
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Tough Tenors / Twins [Hackensack] / Jazzland / 11.4 & 10.60
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Goin’ Up / radio broadcast, The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands / Fort Dix, NJ 11.19.42 
Jim and Bob, the Genial Hawaiians [Jim Holstein and Bob Pauole] / Coffee in the Morning and Kisses at Night / Bluebird / Hollywood 12.12.33 
Mabel Scott / Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train / Coral / 5.22.51 
Cathy Hayes / It’s All Right with Me / You Smell So Good / Hi Fi Records / LA 1959

set 2
Jimmy Heath / The Thumper / Don’t You Know I Care / Riverside / 10.30.59
Flip Phillips & his Orchestra / Swinging With Flip / If I Had You / Clef / LA 3.52
Charlie Ventura Quartet / Yesterdays / Clef / 8.6.51 / with the Blentones
Blind Willie Dunn [Eddie Lang] & Lonnie Johnson / Midnight Call (Blues) / Okeh / 10.9.29
Tiny Bradshaw & his Orchestra / The Sheik of Araby / Decca / 9.19.34
Jo Stafford / Symphony / Capitol / Hollywood 10.31.45
Chords / Love, Oh Love / Atlantic [unreleased] / 2.23.55
Anthony Newley / Tony / I Was Never Kissed Before / London / 1961

set 3 
Roy Haynes / Cracklin’ / Bad News Blues / New Jazz / 4.10.63 
Barry Harris / Bull’s Eye / Clockwise / Prestige / 6.4.68
Lester Young / Easy Does It / Aladdin / 12.47
Savannah Churchill and the Four Tunes / Time Out for Tears / Manor / 6.47 
Delta Rhythm Boys / One O’Clock Jump / Victor / Hollywood 4.27.47 / with Frank Comstock & his Orchestra
Matt Dennis / Violets for Your Furs / TV broadcast, The Rosemary Clooney Show / Hollywood 6.1.57

set 4
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / Pedal Point / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61
Andre Previn / Let’s Get Away from It All! / Flying Down to Rio / Decca / LA 1951
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Autumn Serenade / Capitol / 1958
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’ / Decca / 1.23.46
Pearl Bailey & Mike Douglas / Do Unto Others / Project 3 / 1968 
Earl Gaines / Thrill on the Hill / Deluxe / 1970
Pilgrim Travelers / Jesus Is the First Line of Defense / Specialty / LA 1.12.51

last soulful song
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964 / with the Swans  

Friday, November 20, 2015

L’Affaire d’une Playlist

Louis, the convincer

Coffeetime, November 20, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Taylor / Taylor’s Wailers / C.T.A. / Prestige / 3.55.57
Jackie McLean / Makin’ the Changes / Jackie’s Ghost / New Jazz / 8.30.57
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night at Birdland, volume 2 / If I Had You / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Sweet and Low-Down / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932
Annette Hanshaw / Sweetheart Darlin’ / Banner / 6.3.33 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / If It’s Love You Want Baby, That’s Me / Decca / 6.26.46
Doris Day / Hooray for Hollywood / The Way You Look Tonight / Columbia / LA 1958

set 2
Thad Jones / Thad Jones, Volume 3 [1546] / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note / 7.9.56
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / You Are Too Beautiful / Riverside / 1.3.62
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / It’s the Talk of the Town / King / Cincinnati 6.14.58
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Decca / 3.16.36
Don Barreto  et son Orchestre Cubain / Aunque Quiera Olvidarme (Matamoro) / Decca / London 7.15.32 / Recordings in London of African and West Indian Music in the 1920s and 1930s 
Big Mama Thornton / I’ve Searched the World Over / Peacock / Houston 1954
Joe Newman / Soft Swingin’ Jazz / The Farmer’s Daughter / Coral / 1.17.58 

set 3 
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Most Much / Prestige / 10.19.61
John Dennis / New Piano Expressions / Seven Moons / Debut / 9.55
Dizzy Gillespie / Dizzy Atmosphere / Musicraft / prob 2.28.45 
Delta Rhythm Boys / I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem / transcription / 1941
Anita O’Day / Key Largo / Signature / LA winter 1947-48
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / Where Is Love? / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.11.66 

set 4
Martial Solal / Dancing / soundtrack to movie L’Affaire d’une Nuit” / Columbia / Paris 1960
Barney Kessel / Carmen / The Gypsy’s Hip / Contemporary / LA 12.22.58
Lennie Niehaus / Volume 1, “The Quintets” / I Remember You / Contemporary / LA 7.9.54
Ida James / You Must Be Blind / Decca / 2.8.45 / with Ellis Larkins Trio
Bill Kenny / The Best Way You Know How / Vik / 1957
Jubalaires / I Declare the World Is in a Bad Condition / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / It’s Your World / It’s Your World / Arista / 1976

Friday, November 13, 2015

I Want a Good Playlist Bad

…is a whole lotta love!
I want to thank everyone who pledged in last week’s on air fundraiser. If you missed it, you still have until midnight next Wednesday. I’m particularly grateful to everyone who pledged during Coffeetime. And I want to thank my WMBR pals who helped me during the show: Larry Azrin, Patrick Bryant, John Funke, Doug Gesler,  Charlie Kohlhase, Scott Mullen, Keith Sawyer, Bruce Sylvester, and anyone else I might be forgetting. This year was a huge success and shows how fervently WMBR is loved by our listeners. Thanks!

Coffeetime, November 13, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Howard McGhee / Shades of Blue / Cool / Jazz Man [Black Lion] / 12.8.61
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Hard Drive / Deo-X / Bethlehem / 10.11.57
Jay Jay Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2 / Jay / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Gene Ammons / Jug Head Ramble / Chess / summer 1950
Whispering Jack Smith / Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? / Bluebird / 3.5.26
Chubby “Hip Shakin’” Newsome & her Hip Shakers / Chubby’s Confession / DeLuxe / New Orleans early winter 1948
Julie London / All Through the Night / At Long Last Love / Liberty / Hollywood 7.12,13,16.65 / with the Bud Shank Quintet

set 2
Lee Morgan / Here’s Lee Morgan / I’m a Fool to Want You / Vee Jay / 2.2, 3, 8.60
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Don’t Blame Me / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / These Foolish Things / Roost / 8.15.51
Teddy Hill & his Orchestra / (Lookie Lookie Lookie) Here Comes Cookie / Mellotone/Banner / 2.26.35 
Connee Boswell / Concentratin’ (On You) / Brunswick / Hollywood 11.2.31 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra 
Bing Crosby / You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby / Decca / Chicago 10.14.38 / with Bob Crosby & his Orchestra
Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters / Three Thirty Three / Atlantic [unissued] / 10.24.54 

set 3 
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / Syrup and Biscuits / Blue Note [unissued] / 10.2.63
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Wayning Moments (take 2) / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
Art Blakey’ & his Messengers feat. McKinley Durham / The Thin Man / Blue Note / 12.27.47
The Charioteers / Gaucho Serenade / NBC Reference Recording, transciption / 10.28.43 
Lil Green & her Orchestra / I Want a Good Man Bad / RCA Victor / Chicago 4.18.47
Bobby Darin / That’s All / She Needs Me / Atco / Hollywood 12.19.58

set 4
Russ Garcia / Four Horns and a Lush Life / Just One of Those Things / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.14.55
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Walkin’ (alt take 2) / Contemporary [unissued] / LA 5.12.59
King Cole Trio / ’Tis Autumn / Capitol / 3.29.49 / with Pete Rugulo & his Orchestra
Little Milton / I’m Mighty Grateful / Checker / Chicago 3.4.66
Fairfield Four / Heaven in My View / Dot / 10.54

last (thankful) soul song
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto / Do I Make Myself Clear / Cadet / Chicago 9.65

Friday, November 06, 2015

I'm Feeling Like a Playlist

Coffeetime, November 6, 2015, Angelynn Grant -- Fundraiser Show

set 1 
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / No Room for Squares [alternate take] / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 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

set 2 
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Powder Keg / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
James Moody’s Modernists / Moody’s All Frantic / Blue Note / 10.19.48
Bing Crosby / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? / Brunswick / 10.25.32 / with Lennie Hayten & his Orchestra
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell 

set 3 
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43 
Hildegarde / I’m Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (including Oscar Moore) / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47
Chubby Newsome / Where’s The Money, Honey? / Regal / 2.23.51

set 4 
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
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra

set 5 
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Yvette / Roost / 8.15.51
King Cole Trio / Money Is Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 11.3.47

set 6 
Lil Green / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Bluebird / Chicago 4.23.41
Peggy Lee (With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Columbia / Hollywood 7.27.42
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can’t Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45

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
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Checker / Checker 2.16.65

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Gal from Playlist

Play for me, Georgie.

Coffeetime, October 16, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / Play “Checkmate” / Cyanide Touch / Contemporary / LA 10.17, 24.61
George Wallington / Squeezer’s Breezer / Prestige / 5.23.53
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / The Gal from Joe’s; Riding on a Blue Note / transcription / live, Cotton Club 5.1.38
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / There’s Silver on the Sage Tonight / radio transcription / 1938 / vocal = Eddy Howard
Mr. Google Eyes [Joseph August] & his 4 Bars / Young Boy / Coleman / New Orleans c. 1946
Dinah Washington / Raindrops / Mercury [unissued] / 6.54

set 2
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant / Meetin’ Here / Angel Eyes / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1961
Don Elliott / The Don Elliott Quintet / Laura / RCA Victor / 1954 
Georgie Auld / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / Someone to Watch Over Me / Coral / 1955
John Kirby & his Orchestra / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Victor / 7.25.41
Mills Brothers / Way Down Home / Decca / 1.25.39
Ray-O-Vacs / Besame Mucho / Decca / 5.17.50 
Georgie Auld & the Mello Larks / The Melody Lingers On / The Lamp is Low / Top Rank International / 1959

set 3
Shelly Manne & his Men / The Proper Time / Blue Stutter; Piano Jazz; Wheels / Contemporary / LA 12.7, 14.59 & 1.28.60
Wayne Shorter / Wayning Moments / Callaway Went That-a-Way / Vee Jay / Chicago 1962
Kai’s Krazy Kats / Loaded / Savoy / 12.14.45 
Maxine Sullivan / Corn Pickin’ / 3.20.39 / Victor / with Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra
Delta Rhythm Boys / Take the “A” Train / Victor / Hollywood 4.27.47
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Come Rain or Come Shine / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Pony Tale / EmArcy / LA 3.7.58
Joe Newman / All I Wanna Do Is Swing / Dream a Little Dream of Me / RCA Victor / 1955 
“Fats” Waller  / “Fats” Waller’s Original E-Flat Blues / solo, transcription / 3.11.35
Moonglows / Don’t Say Goodbye / Chess / Chicago 12.56
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Pass Me By / Columbia / 1967
Golden Gate Quartet / Didn’t Old Pharaoh Get Lost / radio broadcast, NBC Thesaurus #1044 / c. 2.42

last soulful song
Alton Ellis / Sings Rock and Soul / So Much Love / Coxsone / Kingston, Jamaica 1967

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Moon Got in My Playlist

Record more soul tunes, NN, even if people call them popcorn.

Coffeetime, October 16, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Sonny Rollins / Newk’s Time / Asiatic Raes / Blue Note / 9.22.57
Lester Young & Teddy Wilson / Pres and Teddy / Love Me or Leave Me / Verve / 1.13.56
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / Yesterdays / Apollo / 2.16.44
Jack Smith, The Whispering Baritone / Crazy Rhythm / HMV / Hayes, Middlesex, England 9.19.28
T-Bone Walker / She’s the No Sleepin’ Est Woman [alt] / Black & White / LA 12.18.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook / It Was Written in the Stars / Verve / LA 1.15.61 / with Billy May’s Orchestra

set 2
Charlie Rouse / Takin’ Care of Business / Pretty Strange / Jazzland / 5.11.60
Jimmy Smith / Plain Talk / Time After Time / Blue Note / 3.22.60
Adolph Hofner & his San Antonians / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Columbia / Dallas 2.28.41
Sophie Tucker / Some of These Days / Columbia / Chicago 11.23.26 / with Ted Lewis & his Band
Bing Crosby / The Moon Got in My Eyes / Decca / Hollywood 7.12.37 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Jerry “Boogie” McCain / Crazy ’Bout That Mess / Trumpet [unissued] / Jackson, MS 11.4.54
Nichelle Nichols / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Epic / Hollywood 12.16.66

set 3
Bobby Timmons / From the Bottom / Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) / Riverside / early 1964
Mal Waldron / Mal-1 / Shome / Prestige / 11.9.56
Dexter Gordon / Dexter’s Cuttin’ Out / Savoy / 10.30.45
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Somebody Nobody Loves / Okeh / 11.13.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Delta Rhythm Boys / A-Sittin’ & A-Rockin’ / radio broadcast, Command Performance / AFRS #202 / LA 12.13.45 / intro by Celeste Holm 
The Rovers / Why Oh-h / Capitol / San Francisco 3.55 

set 4
Bill Perkins / Quietly There / Keester Parade / Riverside / Hollywood 11.23, 28, 30.66
Mundell Lowe / A Grand Night for Swinging / It Could Happen to You / Riverside / 3.7.57
Sonny Stitt / With the New Yorkers / Birds’ Eye / Roost / 1957
The Maxin Trio / Confession Blues / Down Beat Records / Seattle late 1948
Frank Sinatra & Margaret Whiting / This Can’t Be Love / radio broadcast, Light-Up Time / AFRS #16 / 11.49
Little Milton / Can’t Hold Back the Tears / Checker / Chicago 1965
The Zion Travelers / Down By the River / Dooto / LA 1962

last soul song
The Toys / Try to Get You Out of My Heart / Musicor [unissued] / 1966

Friday, October 16, 2015

Zing Went the Strings of My Playlist

Hey Patti! Don’t buy. Adopt!
Coffeetime, October 16, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Walter Davis, Jr / Davis Cup / Rhumba Nhumba / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Blows Hot and Cool / Bonna Rue / Dootone / LA 11.11-12.55
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies / On the Alamo [take 2] / Brunswick / 4.18.29 
Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra / Crazy Rhythm / Victor / 4.12.28 / vocal = Franklyn Baur
Oran “Hot Lips” Page & his Band / I Would Do Anything for You / Decca / 1.23.40
Patti Page / Music for Two in Love / The Nearness of You / Mercury / 1956

set 2
Earl Anderza / Midnite Lament / Pacific Jazz / LA 6.30.63 
Billy Taylor / The New Billy Taylor Trio / There Will Never Be Another You / ABC-Paramount / 12.16, 17.57
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang / Royal Garden Blues / Okeh / 10.5.27
Bud Freeman & his Famous Chicagoans / Jack Hits the Road / Columbia / 7.23.40 / vocal = Jack Teagarden 
Martha Raye / That Old Feeling / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
Bobby Smith & his Orchestra / Buffalo Nickel, part 1 / Apollo / 1949
Chuck Willis / Loud Mouth Lucy / Okeh / 3.52

set 3
Johnny Richards / Something Else By Johnny Richards / Dimples / Bethlehem / Hollywood 8.56
Pee Wee Russell & Oliver Nelson & his Orchestra / The Spirit of ’67 / This Is It / Impulse! / 2.15.67
Howard McGhee All Stars / South Pacific Jazz / Harvest Time / Savoy / USO tour, Guam 1.17.52
Virginia Four [aka Norfolk Jazz Quartet] / Dig My Jelly Roll / Decca / 8.23.39
Connee Boswell / You Forgot to Remember / Decca / Hollywood 4.16.38 / with Harry Sosnik & his Orchestra 
Matt Dennis / Plays and Sings Matt Dennis / Angel Eyes / Kapp / live, Tally Ho, Hollywood 1958

set 4
Pete Rugolo / New Sounds / When You’re Smiling / Harmony / LA 1957
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Sauter-Finegan Memories of Goodman and Miller / Superman / RCA Victor / 1958 / arranged by Eddie Sauter
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / The Brothers / Five Brothers / Prestige / 4.8.49
Tab Smith, His Fabulous Alto & Orchestra / My Baby / United / Chicago 4.15.53 
Dinah Washington / Since My Man Has Gone and Went / Mercury / summer 1953
Jimmy Ricks / Jimmy Ricks /  Zing Went the Strings of My Heart / Signature / 1961
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / Tide of Life / Peacock / Houston 1962

last soul song
Barbara Lynn / Nice & Easy / Atlantic / 1971 

Friday, October 09, 2015

And So, Playlist

Me sale del corazón

Coffeetime, October 9, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley, et al / The Prestige All Stars - Tenor Conclave / Tenor Conclave / Prestige / 9.7.56
Benny Goodman Sextet / I Found a New Baby / Victor / 1.15.41
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / And So, Goodbye / HMV / London 11.9.33 / vocal = Al Bowlly 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Never Let Your Right Hand Know What Your Left Hand’s Doin’ / Decca / 4.29.40
Anita O’Day / Anita Sings the Most / Tenderly / Verve / Chicago 1.31.57

set 2
Bucky Pizzarelli / After Thoughts, part 1 / Monmouth Evergreen / early spring 1974
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / How Deep is the Ocean / Savoy / 5.19.56
Stu Williamson / A Jazz Band Ball / Ida / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Luis Russell’s Burning Eight / Call of the Freaks / Okeh / 1.15.29 
Helen Kane / I Wanna Be Loved By You / Victor / 9.20.28 / with Leonard Joy & The Victor Orchestra
Joe Swift / Right Now Baby / Exclusive / LA 1948 / with Johnny Otis Band
Fred Astaire / Shoes with Wings On / soundtrack to MGM movie “The Barkleys of Broadway” / Hollywood 1949

set 3
Sonny Rollins / Tenor Madness / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / Prestige / 5.24.56
Charles McPherson / Bebop Revisited! / Si Si / Prestige / 11.20.64
Mills Brothers / There Goes My Headache / Decca / 9.14.34
Mills Brothers / Miss Otis Regrets / Decca / 9.12.34
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / For You / V-Disc 33A / Hollywood 1.20.41 / vocal = Jo Stafford
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Come Rain or Come Shine / Dawn / 1956

set 4
The Guitars, Inc. / Soft and Subtle / In an Eighteenth Century Drawing Room / Warner Brothers / LA 1959  
Bobby Scott / The Compositions of Bobby Scott / Aunt Sarah / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.54
Les Paul Trio / Dream Dust / V-Disc 649A / Hollywood 8.12.45
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / Grieving for You / Columbia / Hollywood 1949 / vocal = Rosemary Clooney 
Beny Moré / Maracaibo Oriental / RCA Victor / 1950s
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / For No Rhyme or Reason / Atlantic / 1957
Blue Jay Gospel Singers / Shall I Meet You Over Yonder? / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 4.23.52

last soul song
The Presidents / I Want My Baby / Deluxe / 1969

Friday, October 02, 2015

Playlist, What's Wrong with You?

Mildred Bailey's floating head!

Coffeetime, October 2, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Mobley’s Message / Minor Disturbance / Prestige / 7.20.56
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Jazz Messengers / The End of a Love Affair / Columbia / spring 1956
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Love of My Life / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Dear Little Café / Decca / London 7.30.29 / unknown vocalist
[Leo] “Snub” Mosley’s Band / The Man with the Funny Little Horn / Decca / 3.11.40
Anita O’Day / All the Sad Young Men / You Came a Long Way from St. Louis / Verve / LA10.16.61

set 2
Lee Morgan / [Taru] / Taru, What’s Wrong with You / Blue Note / 2.15.68
Sonny Rollins / Alfie / He's Younger than You Are / Impulse! / 1.26.66
Johnny Costa / Introducing Johnny Costa / Flamingo / Savoy / 2.26.55
The Rhythm Band / The Man I Love / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex 4.18.28 
Mildred Bailey / You’re the Moment in My Life / Vocalion / 6.27.39 / with John Kirby’s Orchestra
Mel Tormé & his Mel-Tones / It Happened in Monterey; Ramona / Musicraft / LA 5.46 / with Sonny Burke & his Orchestra
Georgia Carr / Rocks in My Bed / Rocks in My Bed / Vee-Jay / 1964

set 3
Oliver Nelson / Full Nelson / You Love But Once / Verve / 3.26.63
Tommy Flanagan / Tommy Flanagan Overseas / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / Stockholm 8.15.57
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Hot in Harlem / Atlantic / Cleveland 5.1.48
Dick Haymes / Little White Lies / A Little Bit Independent / Decca [Coral] / LA 1950 / with the Song Spinners (?)
The Larks / Rockin’ in the Rocket Room / Apollo / 1.25.54 
Dick Haymes / Moondreams / Skylark / Capitol / Hollywood 1957 / with Abe Most on clarinet

set 4
Art Pepper / Modern Art / Cool Bunny / Intro / Hollywood 12.28.56
Lennie Niehaus / Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 4 / Just One of Those Things / Contemporary / LA 4.25.55
The Joe Newman Septet / The Midgets / Really? Healy! / RCA / 7.13.56
Mae West / Mister Deep Blue Sea / from Paramount movie Klondike Annie / Hollywood 1936 with Victor McLaglen
Nat “King” Cole / 8 Top Pops / Walking My Baby Back Home / Capitol / Hollywood 1952
Priscilla Bowman / A Rockin’ Good Way / Abner / 7.30.58 / with the Spaniels 
Golden Gate Quartet / If I Had My Way / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soul song
Erma Coffee / You Made Me What I Am / Hi / Memphis 1973

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ami Hula Playlist

DIMPLES!
Coffeetime, September 25, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Prestige All Stars / After Hours / Steamin’ / Prestige / 6.21.57
Kenny Burrell / Men at Work / Trio / Cadet / live at The Village Vanguard 1966
Benny Goodman Trio / Moonglow / Victor / Chicago 4.27.36
The Piccadilly Players  / He Loves and She Loves / Columbia / London 10.6.28 / vocal = Eddie Grossbart
Cab Calloway & his Cab Jivers / Ol’ Joe Louis / Victor / Chicago 8.18.49
Dinah Washington / Come Rain or Come Shine / EmArcy / LA 8.14.54

set 2
Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd / Out of this World / Day Dreams / Warwick / 3.2.61 
Ben Webster / Ben Webster and Associates / Time After Time / Verve / 4.9.59
Joe Newman / With Woodwinds / Lover Man / Roulette / 1958
Lukewela’s Royal Hawaiians / Ami Hula Sway / radio transcription / spring 1941
Delta Rhythm Boys / Knock Me a Kiss / radio transcription, AFRS Jubilee / Hollywood 12.43
BB King / Bad Luck / RPM / LA 1956
Ricky Nelson / More Songs by Ricky / Time After Time / Imperial / LA 4.12.60

set 3
Prestige All Stars / Olio / Touché / Prestige / 2.16.57
Vido Musso / The Swingin’st / Sing, Sing, Sing / Crown [Modern] / LA 1956
Miles Davis/ Little Willie Leaps / Savoy / 8.14.47
Ink Spots / Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off / Decca / Hollywood 4.9.37
Louis Prima & his Orchestra / Alone / radio transcription, Bandstand USA / 6.50 / vocal = Keely Smith
Jean Sablon / Laura / HMV/Pathé Marconi / Paris 1955

set 4
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Morning After / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / Makin’ Whoopee / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Bill Baldwin’s Seven Teens / The Seven Teens in the Hall of Fame / Sing, Sing, Sing / Capitol / Hollywood 1960
Peggy Lee & The Capitol Jazzmen / That Old Feeling / MacGregor transciption / Hollywood 1.7.44
Guy Pastor / Meet a Happy Guy / Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered) / Capitol / Hollywood 1960
Tom Jones / Tom Jones Live! At The Talk of the Town / Ain’t That Good News / London 1967 
Alphabetical Four / Live Humble / Decca / 8.16.38 

last soul song
Gene Chandler / There Was a Time! / Never Give You Up / Brunswick / 1968

Friday, September 18, 2015

There's a Playlist in My Life

Ella Mae was giving me a hand with cueing up!

Coffeetime, September 18, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Lover Come Back to Me / Atlantic / 8.17.55
Blue Mitchell / Blue’s Moods / Scrapple from the Apple / Riverside / 8.24.60
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Shimme Sha Wabble / Victor / 1.17.40
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / I Still Remember / Victor / 10.28.29
Red Mack & his Orchestra / If You Love Me Baby / Atlas / LA early 1946
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / Something I Dreamed Last Night / Kapp / 1958

set 2
Jackie McLean / 4, 5, and 6 / Abstraction / Prestige / 7.20.56
Horace Silver / Finger Poppin’ with the Horace Silver Quintet / You Happened My Way / Blue Note / 1.31.59
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Little Buttercup (I’ll Never Be the Same) / Parlophone / 6.10.31 
Cliff Edwards / My Dog Loves Your Dog / Brunswick / London 4.9.34
The Four Sharps aka The Southern Sons / I’m Building a Castle / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 7.22.51
Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman / In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (from Paramount movie Here Comes the Groom) / Decca / Hollywood 6.20.51 / with The Matty Matlock All Stars

set 3
Lee Morgan / Search for the New Land / Mr. Kenyatta / Blue Note / 2.15.64
Art Farmer & Benny Golson / Meet the Jazztet / Serenata / Argo / 2.6, 9, 10.60
Ella Mae Morse  / Poor Relation Blues / CBS radio broadcast, Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop / Hollywood 6.22.43 / with Paul Weston Orchestra
The Marshall Brothers / It All Comes Back to Me Now / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 / with René Hall Quartet 
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / September Song / Bethlehem / 10.55 / with Ralph Sharon Trio & Howard McGhee

set 4
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Wonder Why / Contemporary / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.23.59
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Fugue in C Major / Atlas / Hollywood 5.45
Kay Starr / There’s a Lull in My Life / Standard radio transcription / LA 5.45 / with Les Paul Trio and Joe Venuti
Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, The Jud Conlon Chorus, & The Mellomen / You Can Fly! / soundtrack to Peter Pan / Disneyland / Hollywood 1953  
The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones Are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soul song
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Ask Me ’Bout Nothing (But the Blues) / Duke / 1969 



Friday, September 11, 2015

Playlist Toujours Playlist

Give Yves a big hand!

Coffeetime, September 11, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Bill Hardman / Jo B / Savoy / 10.18.61
Jay Jay Johnson / Turnpike [alt take] / Blue Note / 6.22.53
Napoleon’s Emperors / Gettin’ Hot / Victor / 5.23.29 
Waring’s Pennsylvanians / Collegiana / Victor / 2.21.28 [3.9.28] / vocal = Tom & Fred Waring 
Clarence Samuels / Somebody Gotta Go / Freedom / Houston 1950 / with Carl Campbell’s Band
Ann Richards / The Many Moods of Ann Richards / Be Easy, Be Tender / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

set 2
Donald Byrd / [At the Half Note Café] / A Portrait of Jennie / Blue Note / live, Half Note, 11.11.60
Booker Little / Who Can I Turn To / Time / 4.13.60 
Coleman Hawkins / Flyin’ Hawk / Joe Davis / 10.19.44
Bon Bon & his Buddies / I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire / Decca / 7.23.41 / vocal = Bon Bon Tunnell
Walter Huston / from movie Knickerbocker Holiday / September Song / United Artists / Hollywood 1944
The Robins / If I Didn’t Love You So / Savoy / LA 12.1.49
Yves Montand / France’s Formidable / C’est Si Bon / Odeon / Paris 1948

set 3
Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd / Motor City Scene / Libeccio / Bethlehem / 1960
Bunny Williams & his Shufflers / Jack Pot – Jack Pot / Champion / Jackson, Miss 1949
Mildred Bailey / Downhearted Blues / V-Disc 524A / 5.17.44 / with Red Norvo & his Orchestra
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Plays George Gerswhin for Dancing [Dinner for Two] / There’s a Small Hotel / RCA Victor [RCA Camden] / vocal = The Snowflakes / 1.6.49 
Jimmy Rushing’s All Stars / I Want a Little Girl / Vanguard / 12.1.54 

set 4
Richie Kamuca / Jazz Erotica [also issued as West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi] / The Things We Did Last Summer / Hi Fi Jazz / LA 5.26.57 
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Indian Summer / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Ace Harris & his Sunset Royals / Who? / Vocalion / 10.25.37 
Etta Jones / I Sold My Heart to the Junkman / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Sammy Davis Jr / When the Feeling Hits You / L’Amour Toujours L’Amour / Reprise / Las Vegas (“recorded wild in…”) 4.30.64 / with Sam Butera & the Witnesses
St. Andrews Gospelaires / Tone Them Bells / Trumpet / WRBC Studio, Jackson MS 4.3.50 

last soul song
Barbara Lewis / Think a Little Sugar / Atlantic / Chicago 1962 / with the Dells

Friday, September 04, 2015

Worrying the Playlist Out of Me

Ladies love Charioteers

Coffeetime, September 4, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ritual / Wake Up! / Pacific Jazz / 2.11.57
Paul Gonsalves / Gettin’ Together / J. and B. Blues / Jazzland / 12.20.60
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Stop, Look and Listen / Victor / 4.15.37
Fred Rich & his Orchestra / You’re Lucky to Me / Harmony / 9.17.30 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / What’s the Use / Specialty / Hollywood summer 1947
Mavis Rivers / We Remember Mildred Bailey / There’ll Be Some Changes Made / Vee Jay / 1964

set 2
André Previn / King Size! / It Could Happen to You / Contemporary / LA 11.26.58
Bennie Green / Glidin’ Along / Stardust / Jazzland / 3.9.61
John Coltrane / Ballads / It’s Easy to Remember / Impulse! / 12.21.61
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Dream Lullaby / Vocalion / 12.13.34 
Loumell Morgan / Blues in the Night / Apollo / 8.9.46Dinah Washington / In the Rain / Mercury / 6.8.48
Johnny Fairchild & the Night Riders / Well I Never Get Tired / Ace [unissued] / 1959

set 3
Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims / Inter-Action / The Saber / Cadet / Chicago 1.25.65
John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette / Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette / Anatomy / Prestige / 5.17.57
Teddy Reig's All Stars / Oh Kai / Savoy / 1.22.47
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / I Wish I Could Tell You / Columbia / 11.20.45 / vocal = Liza Morrow
The Charioteers / Oooh! Look-A There Ain’t She Pretty? / Columbia / 12.5.47
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Ballad in Blue / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.13.56 

set 4
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Cole Porter Song Book / I Concentrate on You / Verve / Chicago summer 1959
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Big Band / Worrying the Life Out of Me / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.19.56
Art Tatum / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 1.5.44 
King Cole Trio / Please Consider Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
The Passions / Jackie Brown / Era [Capitol] / Hollywood 1957  
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / The Boy from Ipanema / Capitol / Hollywood 8.64
Jubalaires / What Did Jesus Say / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soul song
Dee Dee Warwick / It’s Not Fair / Mercury / 1.68



Friday, August 28, 2015

The Playlist Is a Silver Dollar

By Jupiter, Ray doesn’t appear on this episode. But I love him

Coffeetime, August 28, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Jackie McLean / [Street Singer] / Melonae’s Dance / Blue Note / 9.1.60
Warne Marsh / Music for Prancing / Ad Libido / Mode / Hollywood 9.57
Luis Russell & his Louisiana Swing Orchestra / Jersey Lightning / Okeh / 9.6.29 
Gray Gordon & his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra / The Moon is a Silver Dollar / radio transcription / 1939 / vocal = Cliff Grass
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Jumpin’ at the Jubilee / V-Disc 196B / Hollywood 11.43
Dinah Washington / After Hours with Miss D / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart / EmArcy / 6.15.54

set 2
Lennie Tristano / Lennie Tristano / Requiem / Atlantic / Tristano’s home studio 1954-55 
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Nancy with the Laughing Face / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Lester Young / She’s Funny That Way / Aladdin / LA 8.46
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Runnin’ Ragged / Okeh / 10.28.29
Martha Raye / Summertime / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / The Tiny Boogie / AFRS Jubilee transcription / 10.14.46 / vocal = Ernestine “Tiny” Davis (also on trumpet) 
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Sweet Talk / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Art Farmer / To Sweden with Love / Visa Vid Midsommartid (Midsummer Song) / Atlantic / Stockholm 4.30.64
Joe Wilder / Wilder ‘n’ Wilder / My Heart Stood Still / Savoy / 1.19.56
“Flip” Phillips Fliptet / Skyscraper / Signature / c. early 9.44
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra / Wish You Were Waitin’ for Me / radio broadcast, AFRS “One Night Stand” #447 / live, Hollywood Palladium 11.30.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ravens / The Whiffenpoof Song / Okeh / 8.8.51 
Matt Dennis / She Dances Over Head / Nobody’s Heart / RCA / 1955

set 4
Teddy Edwards / [Sunset Eyes] / The New Symphony Sid / Pacific Jazz / 3.21.60 
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / Claude / Contemporary / LA 8.17.57
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Stan Getz & João Gilberto / Getz/Gilberto / Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) / Verve / 3.18, 19.63 / vocal = Astrud & João Gilberto
Golden Gate Quartet / Didn’t Rain / NBC Thesaurus radio program #979 / 1941

last soul song
Brenton Wood / Baby You Got It / Give It Up / Double Shot / 1967

Friday, August 21, 2015

Coming in on a Wing and a Playlist

Ray!—the highlight of the show. (Photo by the great William Gottlieb.)

Coffeetime, August 21, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / [Another Workout] / Out of Joe’s Bag / Blue Note / 12.5.61
Booker Ervin / Cookin’ / Mister Wiggles / Savoy / 11.26.60 
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Bakiff / V-Disc / Hollywood 9.17.41
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / After I Say I’m Sorry / Victor / 1.28.26
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Any Old Place with Me / Exclusive / Hollywood 12.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Candy / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Rollins Plays for Bird / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Face / Prestige / 10.5.56
Milt Jackson / Big Bags / If I Should Lose You / Riverside / 6.62
Quincy Jones / The Birth of a Band! / The Gypsy / Mercury / 6.16.59 / solo = Phil Woods
Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Mighty Sweet / Perfect / 5.7.32 / vocal = Billy Banks 
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / A Porter’s Love Song / Capitol / Hollywood 8.1.46
Rosemary Clooney & Bob Hope / Protection / RCA Victor / Hollywood 3.25.59 / with the Gus Levene Orchestra
Bobby Darin / Sings Ray Charles / What’d I Say / Atco / LA 1962

set 3
McCoy Tyner / Tender Moments / Utopia / Blue Note / 12.1.67
Gildo Mahones / [I’m Shooting High] / I Never Knew [unissued] / Prestige / 8.15.63
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Artistry in Mood / King / 11.28.49
The Four Vagabonds / Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer / Bluebird / 5.26.43 
Johnny Hartman / I Just Dropped By to Say Hello / Don’t You Know I Care / Impulse! / 10.17.63

set 4
Barney Kessel / Carmen / Flowersville / Contemporary / LA 12.22.58
Curtis Counce / [Sonority] / Origin (Roll On, Stealthy Fingers) [unissued] / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58 
King Cole Trio [King Cole at the Piano] / I’m in the Mood for Love / McGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Rick Nelson / soundtrack to ABC TV production, On the Flip Side / They Don’t Give Medals (To Yesterday’s Heroes) / Decca / LA 12.66
The Christland Singers / Sell Out to the Master / Nashboro / Nashville 1955 

last soul song
Stevie Wonder / Where I'm Coming From / If You Really Love Me / Tamla / 1971

Friday, August 07, 2015

What the Playlist Needs Now

You. You who have a lot, Tom Jones!
Coffeetime, August 7, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Bill Hardman / Jackie’s Pal / Dee’s Dilemma / Prestige / 8.31.56
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Scrapple from the Apple / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Carolina Moon / Victor / 9.16.38
The Piccadilly Players / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Columbia / London 5.10.28 / vocal = unknown vocal
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Two Sleepy People / Victor / 10.13.38
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / If It’s the Last Thing I Do / Atlantic / live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA 1970

set 2
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / Carolyn / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / What Is This Thing Called Love / Prestige / 8.17.56
Joe Venuti / Body and Soul / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
The “Midnight Follies” Orchestra / Virginia / Zonophone / Hayes, Middlesex, England 9.5.24
Gene Sedric Orchestra / Music to My Sorrow / Harmonia / 8.46
Wally Mercer / Tightwad / Trumpet / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54
Peggy Lee / I Like Men! / Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! / Capitol / Hollywood 10.17.58

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / New Delhi / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson / Things Are Getting Better / Blues Oriental / Riverside / 10.28.58
Charlie Parker / Jazz Perennial / Blues / Verve / early 4.50
Eddy Howard & his Orchestra / Homesick, That’s All / radio broadcast transcription / live, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago 12.5.45
The Four Vagabonds / Hoe Cake, Hominy, and Sassafrass Tea / Apollo / 11.13.46 
Dean Martin / Dream with Dean / Everybody Loves Somebody / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Howard Rumsey / Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 4 – Oboe/Flute / A Bit of Basie / Contemporary / Hermosa Beach, Calif 9.25.54
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Diane / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / I’m Shooting High / RCA Victor / 1.18.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
The El Dorados / Why Must I? / Vee-Jay [unreleased] / 11.6.57 
Tom Jones / I (Who Have Nothing) / What the World Needs Now (Is Love Sweet Love) / London 1970
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Job / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soul song
The Manhattans / It’s the Only Way / DeLuxe / 1972

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gabriel Found his Playlist

Jerry knows how to handle a heatwave!

Coffeetime, July 31, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Lee Morgan / City Lights / Just by Myself / Blue Note / 8.25.57
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Calling... / Modal Mood / Blue Note / 5.9.61
Whispering Jack Smith / I’m Knee-Deep in Daisies (And Head over Heels in Love) / Decca / 4.16.40 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Me Love / Atlas / Hollywood early 1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Chris Connor / Chris Craft / Lover Man / Atlantic / 5.23.58

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Smokin’ at the Half Note / What’s New / Verve / 9.22.65
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Brown and Roach Incorporated / Ghost of a Chance / EmArcy / Hollywood 8.5.54
Art Tatum Trio / Tea for Two / transcriptioin / Basin Street East, NYC 10.55
Ruth Etting / Linger a Little Longer in the Twilight / Banner / 3.1.33
The Treniers / Peace Bond Blues / Columbia [unreleased] / 12.15.55
Wade Flemons & the Newcomers / Here I Stand / Vee Jay / 1958

set 3
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Hip Strut / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Ruby Braff / Shoe Shine Boy / Storyville / Boston 1955
The Mills Brothers / Lambeth Walk / Decca / 8.23.38
Frank Sinatra / Oh! What It Seemed to Be / CBS radio broadcast dress rehearsal of “The Frank Sinatra Show” / V-Disc / Hollywood 11.14.45 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Speak Low / Bethlehem / 11.2.55

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Music for Lighthousekeeping / Latin for Lovers / Contemporary / LA 10.2, 9, 16.56
Lester Young / I’ve Found a New Baby / Clef / LA spring 1946
Pee Wee Russell / By Appointment Only / Gabriel Found His Horn / Storyville / featuring George Wein’s Mahogany Hall All Stars / Boston 1952 / vocal = Al Bandini
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Patti Page / In the Land of Hi Fi / Taking a Chance on Love / EmArcy / Hollywood 5.8.56 / with Pete Rugulo & his Orchestra
The Bright Stars / Family Prayer / Nashboro / Nashville 1961

last soul song
Jerry Butler / Never Give You Up / Mercury / 1968

Friday, July 24, 2015

Our Playlist Will Come

Hey Ruby, can you lend me a guitarist?

Coffeetime, July 24, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Tina Brooks / Dhyana / Blue Note [Mosaic] / March 2, 1961
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Sunrise in Mexico / Jazzland / 6.14, 15.61
Benny Goodman / The Benny Goodman Trio Plays for the Fletcher Henderson Fund / Honeysuckle Rose / live broadcast, Washington DC, on Martin Block’s WNEW show “Make-Believe Ballroom” / 4.1.51
Billy Cotton & his Band / Who Made the Little Boy Blue? / Regal Zonophone / London 10.24.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Johnny Otis Band / Fool’s Gold / Savoy / LA 1.5.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Nancy Wilson / (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am / The Boy from Ipanema / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly / Don’t Explain / Riverside / 1.31.58
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / I Should Care / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
Charlie Parker / Out of Nowhere / WHDH radio broadcast / live, Storyville, Boston 9.22.53
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie / Decca / Amsterdam 6.20.35 / vocal = Wim Poppink
Ciro Rimac’s Rumba-Orchester / Te Quiero / Telefunken / Berlin 11.18.37 / vocal = Juanita Rodriguez
Thelma Carpenter & the Amory Brothers / Spirituals / Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho / Varsity / 12.47

set 3
Terry Gibbs / El Latino ! / Our Day Will Come / Roost / 1964
Randy Weston / Jazz á la Bohemia / Just a Riff / Riverside / live, Café Bohemia, 10.14.56
Chick Webb & his Orchestra / One Side of Me / Decca / 2.17.39 / vocal = Ella Fitzgerald
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Varsity / 12.47
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Can’t We Be Friends / Verve / LA 3.19.57

set 4
Art Pepper / Modern Art / When You’re Smiling / Intro / Hollywood 12.28.56
Harry Edison / Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / Blues for the Blues / Verve / Hollywood 3.5.57
King Cole Trio / Don’t Blame Me / MacGregor transcription / LA 7.24.44
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Blues / Why Not? / Atlantic / Chicago, 4.21.55
Ann Sothern / Sothern Exposure / Everybody’s Doin’ It Now / Tops / LA 1947
Shield Brothers / Savior, Don’t Pass Me By / home recording, Cleveland late 1940s

last soul song
Ruby & the Romantics / Till Then / What a Difference a Day Made / Kapp 1963 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Triflin’ Playlist

“Paul Robeson, you are SAFE," cries Louis Calhern!

Coffeetime, July 17, 2015, 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] / Mexico City [alt take] / Blue Note 5.31.56
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Theme: A Gem from Tiffany / Contemporary / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.23.59
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / Yellow Fire / Bluebird / 8.20.41
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / I’ll Be Reminded of You / Victor / 10.28.29
Charles Brown / So There / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers 
Ella Fitzgerald / soundtrack to Let No Man Write My Epitaph / I Cried for You / Verve / LA 4.19.60

set 2
Wayne Shorter / Second Genesis / The Albatross / Vee-Jay / Chicago 10.11.60
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Divertimento: 2nd Movement / Contemporary / LA 3.2.57
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Profoundly Blue / Atlantic / 12.29.47 / with George Kelly on celeste
Paul Robeson / Summertime / HMV / London 01.13.38 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra 
The Merry Macs / Let’s Sing a Song about Susie / V-Disc 356A / Hollywood 1944
Wynonie Harris & his Allstars / Triflin’ Woman / King / Cincinnati 10.24.50
The Letterman / Theme from “A Summer Place” / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 3
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Summertime / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Blues Up and Down / Layin’ on Mellow / Jazzland 6.5.61
Golden Gate Quartet / Shoo Shoo Baby / AFRS Jubilee radio broadcast / c.1943
Ina Ray Hutton & her Orchestra / Don’t Tech It / V-Disc 276B / Hollywood 1944
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / No Love, No Nothin’ / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Marty Paich Quartet / The Marty Paich Quartet Featuring Art Pepper / Pitfall / Tampa / LA 8.9.56
Marty Paich et al / Jazz Studio Two / Paicheck / Decca / Hollywood 1954
Lil Green / How Come You Do Me Like You Do? / Victor / Chicago 7.31.46
King Cole Trio / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.44 
Bobby Darin / It’s You / It’s You or No One / Atco / LA 1960
Golden Gate Quartet / Found a Wonderful Savior / Bluebird / Charlotte 8.4.37

last soul song
Ambassadors / I Really Love You / Arctic / Philadelphia 1969