Friday, February 27, 2015

Just a Playlist Named Joe

A good hairdresser is hard to find.

Coffeetime, February 27, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Barry Harris / Luminescence! / Even Steven / Prestige / 4.20.67
Horace Silver / Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers / Hankerin’ / Blue Note / 11.13.54
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies / Peg O’ My Heart / Brunswick / 7.2.30 
Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees / P.S. I Love You / Victor / 9.9.34
Annie Laurie / Baby, What’s New? / Regal / New Orleans 9.49
Little Sylvia / Blue Heaven / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Band of Tomorrow

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Body and Soul / RCA Victor / 1.18.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Isn’t It Romantic / Jubilee / 8.9.57
Art Farmer / The Art Farmer Septet / Evening in Paris / Prestige / 6.7.54
The Capitol Jazzmen / Sugar [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 6.7.44
Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies / Oh You Pretty Woman / Bluebird / San Antonio 4.4.34
Hildegarde / Cheek to Cheek / Columbia / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Angeline / Decca / Hollywood 12.9.41 / vocal = Perry Como
Aretha Franklin / Soul ’69 / Ramblin’ / Atlantic / 9.24.68 

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Bearcat / Malice Towards None / Jazzland / winter 1961-62
Cannonball Adderley / African Waltz / Kelly Blue / Riverside / 2.61
Kai Winding [Kai's Krazy Kats] / Grab Your Axe Max / Savoy / 12.14.45
The Mills Brothers / Just a Kid Named Joe / Decca / London 8.19.38
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Green Eyes / Decca / 1941 / vocal = Helen O’Connell & Bob Eberle
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire / A Fine Romance / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.56 / with Marty Paich and his Dek-Tette

set 4
Eddie Harris / Bossa Nova / Lolita Marie / Vee Jay / 11.62 
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 4: Oboe/Flute / A Bit of Basie / Contemporary / LA 9.56
Frank Sinatra & Doris Day / There’s No Business Like Show Business / radio transcription, Your Hit Parade / 10.4.47 / with the Hit Paraders
Freddy King / I’m Tore Down / Federal / Cincinnati 1.18.61
Astrud Gilberto / Windy / Lonely Afternoon / Verve / LA 1968
Joiner’s Five Trumpets / Freedom After Awhile / J.O.B. / Chicago 6.19.52

last soulful song
The Diplomats / Accept Me / Dynamo / 1969

Friday, February 20, 2015

En El Silencio de la Playlist

I'd like to back in time and have coffee with them in their kitchen.

Coffeetime, February 20, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Jazz Messengers / Infra-Rae / Columbia / spring 1956
Yusef Lateef / Cry! – Tender / The Snow Is Green / New Jazz / 10.16.59
Rex Stewart’s Big Seven / Diga Diga Doo / HRS / 7.23.40
B.A. Rolfe & his Palais D’Or Orchestra / I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) / Edison / 12.20.28
Oran “Hot Lips” Page & his Band / I Would Do Anything for You / Decca / 1.23.40
Mildred Bailey / Gone on that Guy / Majestic / 11.20.47

set 2
Bill Evans / Sunday at the Village Vanguard / Jade Visions / Riverside / 6.25.61 
John Coltrane / Soultrane / I Want to Talk About You / Prestige / 2.7.58
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / En El Silencio de la Noche / Decca / Paris c. summer 1936
Phil Harris & Orchestra / One-zy Two-zy / Ara / Hollywood c. 11.45 / duet with 3 year-old Alice Faye Harris
Big Maybelle / I’ve Got a Feelin’ / Okeh / 1.20.54

set 3
Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff / Kirk’s Work / Kirk’s Work / Prestige / 7.11.61 
Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane / Mainstream 1958 / Wells Fargo / Savoy / 3.13.58 
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / O-Go-Mo / Savoy / 1.22.47
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra / Jeepers Creepers / Decca / 1.18.39 
El Dorados / My Loving Baby / Vee Jay / Chicago 6.30.54 
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim / Willie’s Blues / Youth to You / Prestige Bluesville / 12.3.59 

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus / Generique / Fantasy / 1961 
Chet Baker / Assorted Flavors of Pacific Jazz / Bockhanal / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood / 12.14.53 
Art Tatum / Deep Purple / Decca / 1939
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / The Blue Room / Okeh / 9.7.28 / vocal = Rube Bloom 
Edna McGriff / It’s Raining / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
The Zion Travelers / The Death of Jesus / Dooto / 1956

last soulful song
Lesley Gore / Look of Love / Mercury / 1964 




Friday, February 13, 2015

The Playlist I Long For

Sell it, you handsome crooner you.

Coffeetime, February 13, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Junior Cook / Junior’s Cookin’ / Myzar / Jazzland / 12.4.61
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Jazz Messengers / There But for You Go I / Vik / 3.13.57
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Rock Hill Special / Victor / Chicago 10.11.38 
Al Bowlly / You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / with the New Cumberland Dance Orchestra 
Russell Jacquet & his Yellow Jackets / Blues Á La Russ / Jewel / 9.21.46
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Cupid / Prestige / 3.23.62

set 2
Chet Baker / New Blue Horn [Chet] / Early Morning Mood / Riverside / 1.19.59 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / We’ll Be Together Again / Savoy / 7.26.55
Spirits of Rhythm / As Long As I Live / Decca / 9.11.34
Lil Armstrong & her Chicago Boys / Rock It / Gotham / Chicago / 4.4.50 
Bing Crosby / A Musical Autobiography / Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams / with Buddy Cole & his Trio / Hollywood spring 1954
Sam Cooke / Encore / Running Wild / Keen / LA 1958 / with Bumps Blackwell Orchestra

set 3
Duke Pearson / Sweet Honey Bee / Sweet Honey Bee / Blue Note / 12.7.66
Clark Terry / New Blue Horn [In Orbit] / Fluegelin’ the Blues / Riverside / 5.58
Delta Rhythm Boys / It’s So Peaceful in the Country / radio transcription / 1941
Connee Boswell / One Dozen Roses / Decca / Hollywood 3.4.42 / with Harry Sosnik & his Orchestra 
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / A Fine Romance / Clef / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Bud Shank and Bob Cooper / Blowin’ Country / Mutual Admiration / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.18-19.58
Thad Jones / Thad Jones / I’ll Remember April / Debut / 8.77.54
Baby Dodds Jazz Four / Careless Love / Blue Note / 12.26.45 
Mildred Bailey / The Love I Long For / V-Disc / 1944 / with Paul Baron & his Orchestra
Nat “King” Cole / Sweet Lorraine / NBC, Nat King Cole Show, featuring JATP / 1956
Daisy Mae [Diggs] & The Hep-Cats / Lonesome Playgirl / Gotham / Philadelphia 3.31.55
The Radio Four / Heaven Is My Goal / Nashboro [unissued] / Nashville 11.65 

last soulful song
John Gary Williams / Come What May / Truth / 1975

Friday, February 06, 2015

Wham Re Bop Boom Playlist

Four, count ’em.

Coffeetime, January 30, 2015, Angelynn Grant

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

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / Peckin’ Time / Blue Note / 2.9.58
John Coltrane / Giant Steps / Mr. P.C. / Atlantic / 4.1.59
Johnny Guarnieri / Exercise in Swing (take 4)  / Savoy / 4.18.44
Russ Columbo / Call Me Darling / Victor / LA 11.18.31 / with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra 
Joe Liggins & his Drops of Joy / The Washboard Special / Specialty / Hollywood 12.27.47
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Love Locked Out / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

set 2
Charlie Rouse / Yeah. / Stella by Starlight / Epic / 12.21.60
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Turquoise / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
John Hardee Sextet / Hardee’s Partee / Blue Note / 5.31.46
Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards / Somebody Loves Me / Pathé / 8.27.24
Johnny Mercer & the King Cole Trio / Save the Bones for Henry Jones (’Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat) / Capitol / Hollywood 8.20.47
Roy Brown / Hard Luck Blues / DeLuxe / Cincinnati 4.19.50
The 4 Most / The 4 Most Sing the Arrangements of Joe Derise / Ooh! Baby It Scares Me / Dawn / 1956

set 3
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Brill’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Terry Gibbs / Swing Not Spring / Begin the Beguine / Savoy / 8.28.58
The Mills Brothers / Sleepy Head / Rex / San Francisco 3.29.34
Andy Kirk & his Twelve Clouds of Joy / Wham (Wham-Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) / Decca / 1.2.40 / vocal = June Richmond 
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / It’s Mine After All / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Ben Webster / Soulville / Makin’ Whoopee / Verve / LA 10.15.57 
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Bernie’s Tune / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59
Port of Harlem Seven / Basin Street Blues / Blue Note / 6.8.39
Sophie Tucker / The Lady Is a Tramp / Decca / Hollywood 9.21.37 / with Harry Sosnik Orchestra
The Treniers / It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings! / Okeh / 5.21.51 
Highway QC’s / Teach Me / Vee Jay / Chicago 1957

last soulful song
The Topics / I Don’t Have to Cry / Carnival / 1967