Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Playlist, Baby

Over here, Dean, over here!

Coffeetime, December 30, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / Four Strings [alt take] / Blue Note / 5.19.57
John Coltrane & Paul Chambers / High Step / Transition [unissued] / Cambridge 4.20.55
Dickie Wells & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Swing / Paris 7.7.37
Helen Kane / Dangerous Nan McGrew / from the soundtrack to the Paramount movie of same name / Hollywood 4.12.30
Peggy Lee / Song at Midnight / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3.49 / with the Jud Conlon Singers
Johnny Otis Band / Happy New Year, Baby / Excelsior / 1947 / vocal = Lem Tally
Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson / Double Exposure / Happy New Year / Atlantic / 12.5.60

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Candy / All the Way / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Bud Powell / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 5.1.51
Guy Lombardo / Guy Lombardo in Hi Fi / Auld Lang Syne / Capitol / Hollywood 1956
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Decca / 3.16.36
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Columbia / 1946 / vocal = Harry Babbitt & the Campus Kids
Louis Armstrong & the All-Stars with Jack Teagarden / Jack-Armstrong Blues / AFRS radio broadcast / Hollywood c. 6.47

set 3
Lem Winchester & Benny Golson / Winchester Special / The Dude / New Jazz / 9.25.59
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / How Long Has This Been Going On / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Bud Powell / 52nd Street Theme / Blue Note / 8.9.49
Margaret Whiting / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Capitol / Hollywood 1947
Dixieaires / Soon Now / Coleman / 1948
Dean Martin / A Winter Romance / Capitol / Hollywood / 8.4.59

set 4
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / Knights at the Castle / Dawn / 2.3.56
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Big Band / Phil’s Blues / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.18.56
Dick Haymes / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Debbie Reynolds / You Are My Lucky Star / outtake from MGM movie Singing in the Rain / Hollywood 6.13.51
Little Milton Campbell / I Need Somebody / Checker / St. Louis / 1961
Jo Ann Campbell / Happy New Year, Baby / Gone / 1958
Pilgrim Travelers / Good News / Specialty / Hollywood 12.24.47

last soulful song
Berna-Dean / One Gal in Town, Five Men Around / Imperial / LA 1962

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Playlist, I Love You

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

Coffeetime, December 23, 2016, Angelynn Grant

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

bed  
Bill Smith Trio / Folk Jazz / Greensleeves / Contemporary / LA 1959 

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

bed  
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64

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 

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70

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 16, 2016

The Best Things Happen While You're Playlisting

I love Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 16, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / High and Flighty [alt take] / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Donna Lee / Riverside / 4.27.57
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 / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May
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
Ike Quebec / [Easy Living - not released] / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note / 1.20.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Can’t Help Swinging / Dancing on the Ceiling / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61
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 / Chicago 10.66 / Orchestra arranged & conducted by Richard Evans
Howard Roberts / H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player! / Turista / Capitol / Hollywood 6.3, 4, 5 & 7.16.63
Frankie Carle & his Orchestra / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / Columbia / 1947 / vocal = Marjorie Hughes
Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald / It’s a Marshmallow World / CBS radio broadcast / Hollywood 11.29.50
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
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 / early 1960s

set 4
Leroy Vinnegar / Leroy Walks! / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home / Contemporary / LA 9.23.57
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Johnny Mercer / Winter Wonderland / radio broadcast / Hollywood 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
Yogi Yorgesson / I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood10.18.49 / with the Johnny Duffy Trio
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
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
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards

Friday, December 09, 2016

My Playlist Wants a Millionaire

Let's be groovy, baby.

Coffeetime, December 9, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / The Fox / Sims A-Plenty / Contemporary / LA 8.59
Teddy Edwards / It’s All Right! / Wheelin’ and Dealin’ / Prestige / 1967
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Junction Blues / Bluebird / 6.10.40
Rudy Vallée & his Yale Collegians / Dream Sweetheart / Harmony / 8.29.28
Bob Mitchell / My Girl Wants a Millionaire / Derby / LA 1950
Sarah Vaughan / September Song / EmArcy / 12.16.54

set 2
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Our Waltz / Prestige / 4.10.62
Mal Waldron / Left Alone / Left Alone / Bethlehem / 11.57
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison / Pres and Sweets / That’s All / Norgran / Hollywood 11.1.55
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / It’s a Lonesome Old Town (When You’re Not Around) / Victor / 2.12.39 / vocal = Lois Deppe
The Smoothies / Easy Does It / Bluebird / 1.3.40
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers featuring Frankie Ervin / Dragnet Blues / Modern / LA 1953
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / Make Me a Present of You / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 3
Junior Mance / Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard / Looptown / Jazzland / live at the Village Vanguard 2.22, 23.61
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Afro-Jaws / Tin Tin Deo / Riverside / 5.4, 12.61
Charlie Parker Quintet / Dexterity / Dial / 10.28.47
Maxine Sullivan / How Do I Know It’s Real? / Decca / 3.19.42
The Four Tunes (aka The Brown Dots aka The Sentimentalists) / (I Wonder) Where Is My Love / Manor / late 1946
Johnny Hartman / The Debonair Mr. Hartman: All of Me / Stella By Starlight / Bethlehem / 11.56 / with Frank Hunter & the Bethlehem Orchestra

set 4
Pete & Conte Candoli / Bell, Book & Candoli / Hey, Bellboy! / Dot / LA 12.58
Barney Kessel / Barney Kessel, vol. 1,  "Easy Like" / That’s All / Contemporary / LA 11.14.53
Lil Armstrong & her Chicago Boys / Joogie Boogie / Gotham / Chicago 4.4.50
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Salt Water Cowboy / CBS broadcast / Café Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC 9.2.44 / vocal = Doris Day
Doc Pomus / Naggin’ Wife Blues / Apollo / late 1947 or early 1948
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood / 1968
The Trumpeteers / John De Revelator / WOR radio broadcast / 6.22.49

last soulful song
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / Make It Happen / Dancing's Alright / Tamla / Detroit 1967

 

Friday, December 02, 2016

I Still Get a Playlist (Thinking of You)

Handsome man. Tenor saxophone. Can I have both, please?

Coffeetime, December 2, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night in Tunisia / Sincerely Diana / Blue Note / 2.4.65
Pepper Adams / 10 to 4 at the 5-Spot / The Long Two/Four / Riverside / live, Five Spot Café 4.15.58
Annette Hanshaw / Don’t Blame Me / Banner / 9.1.33
Big Maybelle / A Little Bird Told Me / Savoy / 4.13.57 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Toni Harper / Toni / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Verve / LA 1.3.56

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / I Can’t Get Started / BBC TV show, Jazz 625 / live, London 3.7.65
Coleman Hawkins / At Ease with Coleman Hawkins / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Prestige Moodsville / 1.29.60
Red Norvo’s Nine / Under a Blanket of Blue / Capitol / Hollywood 10.14.47
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / In the Evening / Victor / Detroit 3.27.24
Cleo Brown / Never Too Tired to Love / Decca / 6.8.35
The Ravens / Time Is Marching On / National / 3.50
Cy Coleman / Witchcraft / live, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy’s Penthouse TV show / 1956  

set 3
Wynton Kelly / Smokin’ at the Half Note / Four on Six / Verve / 9.22.65
Baby Face Willette / Face to Face / Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s / Blue Note / 1.30.61
Teddy Reig’s All Stars / Mr. Dues / Savoy / 1.22.47
The Charioteers / Sweet Lorraine / Columbia / 6.3.47
Frank Sinatra / The Concert Sinatra / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Reprise / Hollywood 2.63

set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / Li’l Darlin’ / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Chet Baker / Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe / Almost Like Being in Love / Riverside / 7.22.59
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards / It’s an Old Southern Custom / Melotone / Hollywood 2.15.35 / with The Four Blackbirds
Dick Haymes / I Still Get a Thrill (Thinking of You) / Decca / Hollywood 1.16.49 / with Four Hits and a Miss
Pearl Bailey / Cultured Pearl / What Happened to the Hair (on the Head of the Man I Love)? / Coral / LA 1957 / arrangements by Don Redman
The Detroiters / Angels Watching Over Me / Specialty [unissued] / 8.14.51

last soulful song
Tommie Young / That’s All a Part of Loving Him / Soul Power / Shreveport 1973



Friday, November 25, 2016

She Knows Her Playlists

You bug me, baby… in a good way!

Coffeetime, November 25, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Benny Golson / Groovin’ with Golson / The Stroller / New Jazz / 8.28.59
Max Roach / Parisian Sketches / Nica / Mercury / Paris 3.2.60
The Happiness Boys / She Knows Her Onions / Victor / 8.26.26 / with Dave Kaplan on piano
Dinah Washington / Pacific Coast Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
June Christy / June’s Got Rhythm / Easy Living / Capitol / Hollywood summer 1958

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Genius of Coleman Hawkins / Like Someone in Love / Verve /LA 10.16.57
Oscar Peterson / Night Train / I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good / Verve / LA 12.15 & 16.62
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / I Cover the Waterfront / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Andy Alona’s Novelty Four / Paahana / Columbia / 1.14.29
Red Perkins & his Dixie Ramblers / My Baby Knows How / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 5.5.31
The Three Sharps and A Flat / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Decca / 1.18.39
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / I Want a Little Girl / Modern [unissued] / LA 1947

set 3
Bennie Green / Walking Down / But Not for Me / Prestige / 5.29.56
Kenny Burrell / How About You / Blue Note / 3.12.56
Camille Howard / Schubert’s Serenade Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51
The Mills Brothers with Ella Fitzgerald / Dedicated to You / Decca 2.3.37
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / But Not Mine / Columbia / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Buddy Greco / My Last Night in Rome / Autumn in Rome / Epic / 1964

set 4
Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra / Music for Hi-Fi Bugs / For Hi-Fi Bugs / EmArcy / LA 7.10.56
Joe Newman / The Happy Cats / I Never Knew / Coral / LA 1957
Oscar Moore / The Oscar Moore Quartet / Dinner for One / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
King Cole Trio / When You Walked Out with Shoes On / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.4.47
Jackie De Shannon / For You / Don’t Dream of Anybody But Me / Imperial / LA 1967
Norfolk Jubilee Quartet / Jesus Is Making Up My Dying Bed / Decca / Charlotte 6.5.38

last soulful song
Carla Thomas / Do Boys Keep Diaries / Stax [unissued] / Memphis c. 1962

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happiness is Just a Playlist Called Joe

Joe was a babe; Joe had a Babe!

Coffeetime, November 18, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Off to the Races / Lover Come Back to Me / Blue Note / 12.2.58
Kenny Dorham / K.D.’s Cab Ride (Echo of Spring) / Blue Note / 1.30.55
J.C. Higginbotham’s Big Eight / Dutch Treat / HRS (Hot Record Society) / 12.21.45
The Revelers / Lucky Day / Victor / 7.14.26
Babe Matthews with Joe Thomas’ Big Six / No Better for Ya / HRS / 2.15.46
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / Happiness Is a Just a Thing Called Joe / Riverside / 10.28.57

set 2
Walter Davis, Jr / Davis Cup / Sweetness / Blue Note / 8.2.59
Kenny Burrell / But Not for Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.29.56
Hoagy Carmichel & his Orchestra / Sing It Way Down Low / Victor / 9.1.32
Bing Crosby / You Are My Sunshine / Decca / LA 7.8.41 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Billy Eckstine / Blues for Sale / Savoy / LA 4.21.47
Bob Mitchell / Red Beans & Rice / Derby / LA 1950

set 3
Sonny Stitt / I Remember Bird / Jeepers Creepers / Catalyst / Hollywood 1977
Gene Ammons / Happiness Is a Just Thing Called Joe / Chess / Chicago 5.3.51
Frank Culley Orchestra / Ready for Action / Lenox / c. 1948–49
The Dixiaires / Sharp Mama (Don’t You Leave Me Flat) / Continental / late-1940s
Billie Holiday / You Can’t Lose a Broken Heart / Decca / 9.30.49 / duet with Louis Armstrong
Anthony Newley / Who Can I Turn To / The Beautiful Land / RCA / 1965

set 4
Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers / Fluted Columns / Pacific Jazz [World Pacific] / Hollywood 5.2.55
Bob Cooper / Coop!: The Music of Bob Cooper / Frankie & Johnny / Contemporary / LA 8.26, 27.57
Mildred Bailey / You and Your Love / Vocalion / 6.27.39 / with John Kirby’s Orchestra
Dean Martin / Dean Martin Sings / I Feel Like a Feather in a Breeze / Capitol / Hollywood 11.20.52
Dixieaires / Buckle My Shoe / Spirituals / LA 2.49

last soulful song
Eddie Holman / A Free Country / Parkway / Philadelphia 1965

Friday, November 11, 2016

Brother, Can You Spare a Playlist (2016 Style)

Those soulful Art eyes say, “Call now!”

Coffeetime, November 11, 2016, Angelynn Grant – Fundraiser Show

set 1
John Coltrane, Julian Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball & Coltrane / Grand Central / EmArcy / Chicago 2.3.59
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
Etta Jones / The Richest Guy in the Graveyard / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J. C. Heard & his Orchestra
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, transciption / 10.28.43
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
Hildegarde / I’m Feeling Like a Million / Vocalion / London 1935 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Camille Howard / Money Blues / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51

set 5
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Last Dollar / Okeh / 5.11.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson
King Cole Trio / Money Is Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 11.3.47
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 6
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Cojntemporary / 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, November 04, 2016

The Playlist’ll Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out

Penny for your thoughts, handsome Bobby…

Coffeetime, November 4, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Sextet / Woody’n You / Riverside / 2.25.58
Gigi Gryce / Reminiscin’ / Caravan / Mercury / 11.10.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / A Night at Birdland, volume 2 / If I Had You / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54
Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers / I’ve Found a New Baby / HRS / 8.31.38
Noël Coward / Most of Ev’ry Day / HMV / London 10.29.34 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
The 5 Red Caps / The Boogie Beat’ll Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out / Joe Davis / 5.45
Doris Day / Day By Day / I Remember You / Columbia / LA 1956 / with Paul Weston & His Music From Hollywood

set 2
Julian Priester / Keep Swingin’ / Once in a While / Riverside / 1.11.60
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / My Ship / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Joe Roland / Creed Taylor Presents: Know Your Jazz Vol 1 / Laura / ABC-Paramount / 1956
Mary Lou Williams – Don Byas Quartet / Lullaby of the Leaves / Vogue / Paris 12.2.53
Lil Green / I’m Wasting My Time on You / Bluebird / Chicago 1.21.42
The Robins / I Found Out My Troubles / Savoy / 1.11.50 / with Johnny Otis Band
Mel Tormé / Lullaby of the Leaves / Capitol / 4.3.50 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra and the Dave Lambert Octet

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Hub-Tones / Prophet Jennings / Blue Note / 10.10.62
Lee Morgan / Charisma / Hey Chico / Blue Note / 9.29.66
Golden Gate Quartet / Grove Show Intro; Polly Wolly Doodle / radio transcription, The Groves Show / early 1940s
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not a Care in the World / Columbia [unissued] / 12.11.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Yves Montand / Paris / Le Chevalier de Paris / Columbia / 1964

set 4
Benny Carter / Aspects / Swingin’ in November / United Artists / LA 9.58
Serge Chaloff / Boston Blow-Up! / Mar-Dros / Capitol / 4.4-5.55
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Call of the Wild / Gotham [unissued] / early 1950s
Kay Starr / There’s a Lull in My Life / Standard radio transcription / LA 5.45 / with Les Paul Trio and Joe Venuti
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie / An Historic Musical First / Pennies from Heaven / Reprise / Hollywood 10.2, 3.62
Solomon Burke / I Said I Was Sorry / Atlantic / 1963
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes / That’s Enough / Specialty / Hollywood 1.20.56

last soulful song
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell / Mornin’ Glory / Capitol / Hollywood summer 1968

Friday, October 28, 2016

Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Playlist

Handsome + Handsome = 

Coffeetime, October 28, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Just One of Those Things / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55
Pete & Conte Candoli / Two for the Money / Blueing Boogie / Mercury / LA 1959
Cozy Cole & his All Stars / Comes the Don / Remington [Continental] / 11.24.44
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Autumn in New York / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Without Me, Baby / Aladdin / LA 8.21.47 / with Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Teri Thornton / Devil May Care / Detour Ahead / Riverside / 12.23.60

set 2
Zoot Sims / Zoot! / Fools Rush In / Riverside / 12.13, 18.56
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / ’Tis Autumn / Prestige / 11.27.58
Thomas [Fats] Waller / The Digah’s Stomp / Victor / 12.1.27 / with Thomas Morris & his Hot Babies
George Van Eps [or Dick McDonough] / The Chant [or Chasing a Buck] / home tape / c. 1934
Alphonso Trent & his Orchestra / I Found a New Baby / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 3.24.33 / vocal = Anderson Lacy
Dick Todd / ’Tis Autumn / Bluebird / 11.26.41 / with Leonard Joy & orchestra
Big Maybelle / Some of These Days / Savoy / 8.13.59

set 3
Jackie McLean / Jackie’s Bag / Blue’s Inn / Blue Note / 1.18.59
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.31.56
Charlie Parker / Just One of Those Things / Mercury / 3.31.54
The Modernaires / Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside / radio, AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / featuring Johnny Drigg, with Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra
Al Hibbler / Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That, Baby / Decca / 1.17.58

set 4
Conte Candoli / Conte Candoli Quartet / Mediolistic / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Al Caiola & his Orchestra / Guitars, Woodwinds, and Bongos / Too Marvelous for Words / UA / LA 1960 / Ultra Audio Wall to Wall Stereo series
Lukewela’s Royal Hawaiians / Ami Hula Sway / radio transcription / spring 1941
Anita Boyer & her Tomboyers [King Cole Trio] / Sing You Sinners / MacGregor transcription / LA 4.44 / with Bob Dukoff on sax
Bing Crosby / Autumn Leaves / Decca / Hollywood / 9.7.50 / with Axel Stordahl & orchestra
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him / ’Tis Autumn / Atlantic / 1966
The Golden Echoes / Down on My Knees / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 4.5.49

last soulful song
James Carr / You’re Pouring Water on a Drowning Man / Goldwax / 1966

Friday, October 14, 2016

Foggy Playlist

All aboard the happiest train!

Coffeetime, October 14, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Max Roach / Deeds, Not Words / It’s You or No One / Riverside / 9.4.58
Pepper Adams / Jazz is Busting Out All Over / Stop / Savoy / 11.12.57
J. C. Heard & his Orchestra / Rhythm Time / Bouncing for Barney / Remington [Continental] / 3.20.46
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Betty Co-Ed / Victor / 6.25.30
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Friendship / Decca / LA 1.11.47
Anita O’Day / All the Sad Young Men / Night Bird / Verve /10.16.61

set 2
Randy Weston / Jazz á la Bohemia / Once in a While / Riverside / live, Café Bohemia, 10.14.56
Harold Land / Harold in the Land of Jazz / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Contemporary / LA 1.14.58
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans / Rhapsody in Blue / Columbia / 5.28.35 / with Larry Adler on harmonica
The Boswell Sisters / That’s What I Like About You / Victor / LA 7.20.30 / with Jackie Taylor & his Orchestra 
Kay Starr / Allez-Vous-En / Capitol / Hollywood 4.15.53
Freddy King / I’m Tore Down / Federal / Cincinnati 1.18.61

set 3
Bob Brookmeyer / Brookmeyer & Guitars [The Street Swingers] / Arrowhead / Kimberly [World Pacific] / 12.13, 16.57
Booker Little / The Defiant Ones / Jewel’s Tempo / UA / 10.58
Brew Moore & his Playboys / Blue Brew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Connee Boswell / Sunrise Serenade / Decca / LA 4.25.39 / with Ray Sinatra & his Orchestra
Delta Rhythm Boys / Do You Care / transcription / 1941
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Skylark / Dawn / 1956

set 4
Red Callender / Callender Speaks Low / Foggy Day / Crown / Hollywood 10.28.56 
The Joe Newman Septet / The Midgets / The Late Late Show / RCA / 7.8.56
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Dinah / Okeh / 3.28.28 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Lonesome Me / radio, Associated Transcription No. 60 / 8.7.39
Lulu / Sings To Sir With Love / You and I / Epic / London 1968
Golden Gate Quartet / Hide Me in Thy Bosom / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
The Fascinations / I Can’t Stay Away from You / Mayfield / 1967

Friday, October 07, 2016

I'm No Playlist

Really now, who is?

Coffeetime, October 7, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Rollins / Newk’s Time / Wonderful, Wonderful / Blue Note / 9.22.57
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Bo-Till / Blue Note / 3.3.57
The Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Sweet Lorraine / HRS / 3.28.40
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Sunday in the Park / Decca / 3.22.39 / vocal = Perry Como
The Four Blazes / Boogie Woogie Billy / radio transcription AFRS Jubilee #136 / Hollywood 5.44 / with emcee Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Away from Me / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

set 2
Booker Ervin / The Blues Book / No Booze Blooze / Prestige / 6.30.64
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Whiteman Stomp / Victor / 8.11.27
Mae West / I’m No Angel / from Paramount movie I’m No Angel / Hollywood 7.33 / dialogue with Cary Grant
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / I Know Your Wig Is Gone / Black & White / LA 9.13.47
Louis Armstrong / Blueberry Hill / Decca / 9.6.49 / with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra & chorus

set 3
David “Fathead” Newman / Fathead Comes On / Esther’s Melody / Atlantic / 12.9.61 
John Coltrane / Blue Train / I’m Old Fashioned / Blue Note / 9.15.57
Howard McGhee / Dilated Pupils / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46
Spirits of Rhythm / As Long As I Live / Decca / 9.11.34
Ella Fitzgerald & her Savoy Eight / I Had to Live and Learn / Decca / 3.2.39
Herb Jeffries / Say It Isn’t So / Easy to Remember / Bethlehem / LA 1956

set 4
Art Pepper / Begin the Beguine [alt take] / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57 
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars / Drummin’ the Blues / Bye Bye Blues / Liberty / LA 2.14.57
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / It’s the Talk of the Town / Modern / LA 3.46
Sammy Davis, Jr. / Hey There / Decca / 6.7.54 / with Sy Oliver & orchestra 
The Gate City Singers / I Thank You Jesus / Tru-Sound / 4.7.62 

last soulful song
Eddie Floyd / Can We Talk This Over / Stax [unissued] / mid-1960s

Friday, September 30, 2016

No Voot No Playlist

Onlookers ponder floating Charlie head.

Coffeetime, September 30, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Carmell Jones / The Remarkable Carmell Jones / Full Moon and Empty Arms / Pacific Jazz / LA 1961
Kenny Dorham / Showboat / Ol’ Man River / Time / 12.9.60
Bobby Haggart & his Boys / Untitled / V-Disc / 4.7.47
Williams Sisters / Sam, The Old Accordion Man / Victor / 12.18.26
Eddie Williams & his Brown Buddies / Red Head ’n‘ Cadillac / Supreme / LA 1947 / vocal = Floyd Dixon 
Sarah Vaughn / Sarah Sings Soulfully / The Good Life / Roulette / LA 6.6.63 / with a Gerald Wilson arranged sextet with Carmell Jones and Teddy Edwards

set 2
Curtis Fuller / The Opener / Here’s to My Lady / Blue Note / 6.16.57
John Lewis / Ballads for Backgrounds [Grand Encounter] / I Can’t Get Started / Pacific Jazz / 2.10.56
Charlie Shavers Quintet / If I Had You / Vogue / 1945 
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Humpty Dumpty / Okeh / 9.28.27
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Cherry / Victor / Chicago 7.12.28 / vocal = Jean Napier 
Dinah Washington / No Voot No Boot / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45
Johnny “Guitar” Watson / Don’t Touch Me (I’m Gonna Hit That Highway) / RPM / LA 1955

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Here to Stay / Father and Son / Blue Note / 12.27.62
Ben Webster / Ben Webster and Associates / De-Dar / Verve / 4.9.59
Lonnie Johnson / Playing with the Strings / Okeh / Memphis 2.21.28
The Dreamers / Doin’ the Bow Wow / Standard transcription / LA 8.39 / with the King Cole Trio
Ella Mae Morse / Get On Board Little Chillun / Capitol / Hollywood 7.31.42
Mel Tormé / The Four Winds and the Seven Seas / Capitol / Hollywood 5.49 / with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra & female vocal

set 4
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / A Minor Goof / Fantasy / Little Theater, Berkeley 6.6.55
George Redman / Moods in Jazz / Slow / Tampa / Hollywood 1954 
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / Battleground / Prestige / 4.8.49
Modernaires / Autumn Serenade / Columbia / 8.22.45
Peggy Lee / Where Did They Go / Goodbye Again / Capitol / Hollywood 4.6.71
Bobby “Blue” Bland / You’ve Got Bad Intentions / Duke / Houston 1956 / with Bill Harvey’s Band
Sensational Saints of Ohio / Come On / Jobete / 12.60

last soulful song
Ann Sexton & the Masters of Soul / You’ve Been Gone Too Long / Impel [Seventy 7 Records] / Shelby, North Carolina 1971

Friday, September 16, 2016

Treat Her Like a Playlist

The oh so crushworthy Allan Eager
Coffeetime, September 16, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers / We Six / Blue Note / 9.21.56
Red Garland / Avalon / Prestige [unissued] / 3.16.61
The Three Suns / Crazy Rhythm / V-Disc 616B / 4.46
Gene Austin / (I’ve Grown So Lonesome) Thinking of You / Victor / 12.31.26
Paul Gayten / Broadway’s on Fire / 1950 / Regal / vocal = “Broadway” Bill Cook
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / Night People / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

set 2
Red Garland / It Might As Well Be Spring / Prestige [unissued] / 6.27.58
Bud Shank / Ballads for Backgrounds [The Bud Shank Quartet] / Nature Boy / Pacific Jazz / LA 1956
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Medley: On the Alamo/My Ideal/I’ll Get By / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Just a Thrill / Decca / 10.27.36 
Danny Kaye / Minnie the Moocher / Columbia / 1941
Sammy Hagan & The Viscounts / Don’t Cry / Capitol / Hollywood 1957 

set 3
Sonny Criss / I’ll Catch the Sun / I’ll Catch the Sun / Prestige / 1.20.69
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Trio / Tadd’s Delight [alt take] / Blue Note / 11.13.57
Dizzy Gillespie / Our Delight / Savoy / 6.10.46 http://bit.ly/2cP5U70
The Mills Brothers / Rhythm Saved the World / Decca / 6.23.36
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Who Blew Out the Flame / radio broadcast / live, The Blue Room, Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Jimmy Witherspoon / Blues Around the Clock / You Made Me Love You / Prestige / 11.5.63

set 4
Gerry Mulligan / The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Volume 1 / Turnstile / World Pacific/Pacific Jazz / 12.4 & 5.57  
Stan Getz / There’s a Small Hotel / Prestige / 1.6.50
Al Killian / The Creep [aka Blow, Blow, Blow] / AFRS Jubilee #243 / Hollywood 10.17.47 
Walter Huston / September / soundtrack movie “Knickerbocker Holiday” / United Artists / Hollywood 1944
King Cole Trio / Please Consider Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Pearl Bailey / Naughty but Nice / Around the World with Me / Roulette / 1960
Paramount Singers / You’ve Got to Bow Down Before God / Coral / San Francisco 1952

last soulful song
Temptations / Treat Her Like a Lady / live / 1986 (3:00) https://youtu.be/NvI8ko7fU2A


Friday, September 09, 2016

You Come In Here, Playlist

Proposed YouTube hit show: Eye Makeup Tips from Tony & Anna

Coffeetime, September 9, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Trio / Two Bass Hit [alt take] / Blue Note / 11.13.57
Tina Brooks / Back to the Tracks / The Blues and I / Blue Note [unissued - Mosaic] / 10.20.60
Benny Goodman Sextet / High Falutin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 12.9.47
The Revelers / Hallelujah! / Victor / 4.25.27
Chuck Willis / Caldonia / Okeh / 2.27.52
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book / Bewitched / Verve / LA 8.29.56

set 2
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / When Sunny Gets Blue / Epic / 7.13.61
Clark Terry / Serenade to a Bus Seat / Stardust / Riverside / 4.27.57
Art Pepper / Modern Art / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / Intro / Hollywood 12.28.56
Ruth Etting / Home / Banner/Oriole/Perfect  [ARC] / 12.11.31
Hot Lips Page / You Come in Here, Woman / Dial / LA 9.7.45
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / Give My Regards to Broadway / RCA / LA 1957

set 3
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin / Griff & Lock / Good Bait / Jazzland / 11.4, 10.60
Bill Harris / The Harris Touch / Rock Bottom Blues / EmArcy / 5.2.57 / with Hank Jones on piano
Pete Johnson / Pete’s Blues / Page Mr. Trumpet / National / 1.31.46
Etta Jones / Ain’t No Hurry, Baby (With a Gal Like Me) / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Jubalaires / Jube’s Blues / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / Try to Remember / MGM / 1962

set 4
Howard Roberts / Color Him Funky / When Lights Are Low / Capitol / Hollywood 2.12, 13.63 
Shorty Rogers & his Giants / The Swinging Mr. Rogers / Trickleydidlier / Atlantic / Hollywood 3.1, 3.55
Dave Tough / Loved Walked In / Jamboree / 1.9.46
King Cole Trio / You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / MacGregor Transcription / LA 1.45
Etta James / Be My Lovey Dovey / Modern [unissued] / LA 1955
Anthony Newley & Anna Quayle / Original Broadway Cast Recording: Stop the World I Want to Get Off / Someone Nice Like You  / London / 1961
Jubalaires / When the Moon Goes Down / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler / Gene & Jerry, One & One / Be Yourself / Mercury / Chicago 9.30, 10.1  &2.70

Friday, September 02, 2016

Playlist By the Sea

Over your shoulder! Ernie Morris is the spell-maker.

Coffeetime, September 2, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Cannonball Adderley / Jazz Workshop Revisited / Marney / Prestige /  live, Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 9.23.62
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Capers / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
Capitol International Jazzmen / You Can Depend on Me / Capitol / Hollywood 3.30.45
The B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra / I’m Lonely Without You / Victor / 6.21.26 / vocal = The Silver-Masked Tenor [Joseph M. White]
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / Let Me Off Uptown / Decca / 6.11.41 / vocal = Trevor Bacon
Morgana King / The Greatest Songs Ever Swung / And the Angels Sing / RCA Camden / 1959 / with Ernie Wilkins & his Orchestra

set 2
Art Blakey & the Messengers / ’S Make It / Lament for Stacy / Limelight / Hollywood 11.15, 16, 25.64
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Under Analysis / In a Mist / RCA Victor / 1957
Joe Venuti / Dark Eyes / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show #20 / Palm Springs 1.31.53 
Ernie Morris / In The Mood / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43 / intro by Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Rosa Henderson / Get It Fixed / Vocalion / 3.21.28 http://www.redhotjazz.com/rosahenderson.html
Kay Starr / Stormy Weather / Capitol / Hollywood 3.30.45 / with the Capitol International Jazzmen
The Keynotes / Now I Know / Apollo / 6.5.65
John Holt / Wooden Heart / Treasure Isle / Kingston, Jamaica 1969 / with Tommy McCook & the Supersonics

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / Rough ’N’ Tumble / And Satisfy / Blue Note / 7.1.66
Duke Jordan / Les Liasons Dangereuse / No Problem / Charlie Parker Records / 1.12.62
Toni Harper / Cinderella Baby / Columbia / LA 2.49 / with Eddie Beal & his Orchestra 
The Larks / Ooh… It Feels So Good / Apollo / 3.27.51  
Mel Tormé / Songs for Any Taste / Home By the Sea / Bethlehem / live, Crescendo Club, LA 2.22.57

set 4
Victor Feldman / Suite Sixteen / Brawl for All / Contemporary / London 9.55
Nick Travis / The Panic Is On / Cohn Pone / RCA Victor / 1954
Hildegarde / Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off / Columbia / London 1937 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Nat “King” Cole & his Trio / You’re Looking at Me / Capitol / Hollywood 8.15.56 / with Willie Smith on alto sax
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 
Golden Gate Quartet / What a Time / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Baby, I’m Yours / How Can I Say Goodbye / Atlantic 1965

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Playlist That Got Away

The Eyes of Sophie Tucker

Coffeetime, August 26, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / Play “Checkmate” / Checkmate / Contemporary / LA 10.17, 24.61
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown Memorial Album / Cherokee / Blue Note / 8.28.53
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Robbin’s Nest / radio transcription / 1947 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Synthetic Love / Swing / 3.14.33 / vocal = Benny Carter
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / That’s Right I’m Wrong / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Eartha Kitt / Since I Fell for You / Swing / Paris 1.21.50 / with Doc Cheatham & his Trio

set 2
Thad Jones & Pepper Adams / Mean What You Say / Little Waltz / Milestone / 4.26, 5.4, 9.66
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Don’t Explain / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17.60
Don Byas / Jazz… Free and Easy / Candy / Savoy / 5.17.46
Bill Coleman / After You’ve Gone / HMV / Paris 1.31.36
Miff Mole & his Molers / After You’ve Gone / Okeh / 4.11.27 / vocal = Sophie Tucker 
Dick Haymes / My Future Just Passed / Decca / Hollywood 7.25.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Mabel Mercer / Mabel Mercer Sings / My Resistance Is Low / Decca / 1964

set 3
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Okay Blues / Jazzland / 7.5.60
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Be Bop’s Fables / Savoy / 1.31.49
Una Mae Carlisle / The Rest of My Life / Joe Davis / 10.20.44
The Ravens / I Don’t Have to Ride No More / National / 12.13.49 
Bobby Darin / This is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders / I’ve Found a New Baby / Contemporary [unissued alt take] / LA 10.20-22.58 
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Winston Walks / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Clarinet Marmalade / Bluebird / 10.1.41
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
The Squires / Dreamy Eyes / Aladdin / Hollywood 1.2.51
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / Sweet Talk / Columbia / 1967
The Golden Echoes / Where Shall I Be (When the First Trumpet Sounds)? / Specialty / 4.5.49

last soulful song
Garnet Mimms / Roll with the Punches / United Artists / 4.13.67

Friday, August 19, 2016

On the Sunny Side of the Playlist

Troup! Squee!

Coffeetime, August 19, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Philly Joe Jones / Showcase / Joe’s Debut  / Riverside / 11.17.59 
J.J. Johnson / JJ! in Person / Tune Up / Columbia / 2.19.58
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / So What / 7.17.40
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Shivery Stomp / Okeh / 5.22.29
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Miss Wonderful / Decca / Chenil Galleries, Chelsea, London 11.30.29 / vocal = unknown
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Tanya / Specialty / LA 7.8.46 
Nancy Wilson / The Swingin’s Mutual / The Things We Did Last Summer / Capitol / Hollywood 6.29.60 / with the George Shearing Quintet

set 2
Ben Webster / Soulmates / Trav’lin’ Light / Riverside / 9.20.63
Kenny Burrell / Midnight Blue / Soul Lament / Blue Note / 1.8.63
Erskine Butterfield / Monday’s Wash / Davis / 6.20.56
Chu Berry Jazz Ensemble / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Commodore [unissued take 2] / 8.28.44
George Hall & his Taft Hotel Orchestra / No Strings (I’m Fancy Free) / Bluebird / 09.14.35 / vocal = Dolly Dawn
Johnny Mercer / Surprise Party / Capitol / Hollywood 8.9.45 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
The Clovers / If You Love Me (Why Don’t You Tell Me So) / Atlantic /12.15.54 

set 3
Jackie McLean / Dusty Foot / Blue Note [unissued] / 2.11.63
Teddy Wilson & his Trio / Mr. Wilson and Mr. Gershwin / Summertime / Columbia / 1959
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Moon Over Miami / Savoy / 1.31.49
Savannah Churchill & The Striders / In Spite of Everything You Do / RCA Victor / 12.51 
Helen Humes / This Love of Mine / Discovery / Hollywood 5.9.50 / with Marshall Royal Combo 
Bobby Troup & his Trio / That’s All / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Chico Hamilton Quintet / Satin Doll / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / LA 1957
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Bea’s Flat / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Anita O’Day / Once There Lived a Fool / London / 12.27.50 / with Ben Homer & his Orchestra
Sammy Davis Jr. / The Shelter of Your Arms / I Married an Angel / Reprise / Hollywood 7.62 
The Pilgrim Travelers / The Life You Save May Be Your Own (The Safety Song) / Specialty [unissued take 3] / Hollywood 1.13.55

last soulful song
The Wallace Brothers (Ervin and Johnny) / You’re Mine / Sims / Nashville 1964

Friday, August 12, 2016

I've Got Sand in My Playlist

Why so mad, pretty bird?

Coffeetime, August 12, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / This Is New: Kenny Drew / This Is New / Riverside / 4.3.57
Chet Baker / Comin’ On with The Chet Baker Quintet / Choose Now / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / The Glider / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / She Didn’t Say “Yes” / Columbia / 11.2.31 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Sail On Blues / Aladdin / LA early 1947 / vocal = Charles Brown
Julie London / All Through the Night / So in Love / Liberty / Hollywood 7.12,13,16.65 / with the Bud Shank Quintet

set 2
Budd Johnson / Blues à la Mode / Leave Room in Your Heart for Me / Felsted / 2.11.58
Wes Montgomery / [Unidentified Guitar Solo] / Riverside [unissued] / 10.10.63
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars / My One and Only Love / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Ruth Etting / Don’t Tell Him What Happened to Me / Columbia / 8.27.30
Jack Teagarden’s Chicagoans / Stars Fell on Alabama / Capitol / Hollywood 11.43
The Drifters / I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes / Atlantic / 8.4.64 

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Soul Finger / Buh’s Bossa / Limelight / 5.12.65
Bud Powell / Bud! / Idaho / Blue Note / 8.3.57
Charlie Parker / Bluebird / Savoy / 12.21.47
Bonnie Lake & the King Cole Trio / The Land of Make Believe / Davis & Schwegler/Keystone transcription / Hollywood 1.14.39
Melody Masters aka The Southern Sons / Wig Blues / Apollo / 10.31.46 
Woody Herman / Songs for Hip Lovers / Isn’t This a Lovely Day / Verve / LA 3.19.57 

set 4
Buddy Collette / Man of Many Parts / Frenesi / Contemporary / LA 2.24.56
Tony Aless / Tony Aless and His Long Island Suite / Riverhead / Roost / 7.55 
Big Sid Catlett / Just You, Just Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1.19.45
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
João Gilberto / Brazil’s Super Hits / Desafinado / Atlantic / 1963
Selah Jubilee Singers / I’ll Fly Away / Decca / 2.21.41

last soulful song
Denise LaSalle / Heartbreaker of the Year / Westbound / 1970

Friday, August 05, 2016

Little Playlist Blue

Sassy makes it seem easy!

Coffeetime, August 5, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Finger Poppin’ with the Horace Silver Quintet / Swingin’ the Samba / Blue Note / 1.31.59
Paul Chambers / Paul Chambers Quintet / The Hand of Love / Blue Note / 5.19.57
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / All Too Soon / Victor / Hollywood 5.4.40
The Seven Blues Babies / Give Your Little Baby Lots of Lovin’ / Edison Diamond Disc [unissued lateral] / 1.2.29 / vocal = Jack Kaufman
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra / When My Sugar Walks Down the Street / Bluebird / 9.6.39
Sarah Vaughan / Swingin’ Easy / Body and Soul / EmArcy / 4.2.54

set 2
Donald Byrd / Free Form / Night Flower / Blue Note / 12.11.61
Oscar Peterson / Plays the George Gershwin Song Book / Summer Time / Verve / summer 1949
James Moody / James Moody / Little Girl Blue / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59
California Ramblers / Clementine (From New Orleans) / Edison Diamond Disc / 9.27.27 / vocal = Ed Kirkeby
Harry Hudson & his Melody Men / My Wife Is on a Diet / Edison Bell / London 1930 / vocal = Leslie Sarony 
Jay McShann’s Kansas City Stompers / Come On Over to My House / Capitol / Kansas City 11.1.44 / vocal = Julia Lee
Ray Charles / Genius Hits the Road / New York’s My Home / ABC-Paramount / 3.25 & 29.60

set 3
Lee Morgan / [Standards] / Blue Gardenia / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.13.67
Kenny Burrell / Guitar Forms / Moon and Sand / Verve / 12.64, 4.65 
Camille Howard & her Orchestra / Unidentified Boogie #2 / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 9.24.51
Mills Brothers / Loveless Love / Brunswick / Hollywood 4.14.32
Jo Stafford / I Didn’t Know About You / V-Disc 393B / Hollywood 7.26.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Hidle Brown “H.B.” Barnum  / The Big Voice of / Sweet Sue – Just You / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1960

set 4
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners Ride Again! / The Merry Go Round Broke Down / Contemporary / LA 8.19, 21.58
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars / Wildwood / Liberty / LA 2.27.57
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Ill Wind / Victor [unissued] / 10.16.41
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Dean Martin / Cha Cha de Amor / My One and Only Love / Capitol / Hollywood 1962
Alphabetical Four / Shake My Mother’s Hand / Decca / 4.19.40

last soulful song
Jackie Moore / Sweet Charlie Babe / If / Atlantic / Philadelphia 1973

Friday, July 29, 2016

Every Man to His Own Playlist

The great Jim Flora capturing the joy in music.

Coffeetime, July 29, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Prestige All Stars / Tenor Conclave / Just You, Just Me / Prestige / 9.7.56
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Russ Columbo / Prisoner of Love / Victor / LA 10.9.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Every Man to His Own Profession / Decca / 4.23.47
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / Someone to Watch Over Me / Decca / 9.12.50

set 2
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / The Nearness of You / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Jack Sheldon / The Jazz Trumpet of Jack Sheldon: A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles / Just for a Thrill / Reprise / Hollywood 1961
Lester Young / I Cover the Waterfront (take 2) / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Jack Teagarden / Blues to the Dole / Brunswick / 7.19.39 
Irene Bordoni / Don’t Look at Me That Way / Victor / 6.24.28 / with Irving Aaronson & his Commanders 
Jack McVea / New Worried Life Blues / Rhythm / LA spring 1945 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / I Couldn’t Care Less / Charlie Parker Records / Hollywood 1962

set 3
Sonny Stitt / Move On Over… / The Lady Is a Tramp / Argo [Cadet] / 6.7.63 
Art Tatum / The Genius of Art Tatum #10 / They Can’t That Away from Me / Clef [Verve] / LA 1953 
The Four Vagabonds / If I Were You / RCA Victor / 5.13.45 
Toni Harper / Sam’s Song (The Happy Tune) / Columbia / LA 5.31.50 / with Four Hits & a Miss
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / You Make Me Feel at Home / Jubilee / 1958

set 4
Les Spann / Gemini / Blues for Gemini / Jazzland / 12.8.60
Lou Stein Quartet & Octet / Eight for Kicks, Four for Laughs / That Old Feeling / Jubilee / 1956 
Les Paul Trio / Dark Eyes / V-Disc / mid-1940s
King Cole Trio / You’ve Changed / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.5.47
Raphael Muñoz & his Orchestra / Top Pops of Latin America / Muchos Besos / RCA Victor / 1955
Astrud Gilberto / The Astrud Gilberto Album / Photograph / Verve / Hollywood 1.27, 28.65
The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers / What Do You Know (About Jesus) / Specialty [demo] / Hollywood prob. 8.55 / with Arthur Crume on guitar

last soulful song
Minnie Riperton / Perfect Angel / The Edge of a Dream / Epic / 1974

Friday, July 15, 2016

Just a Playlist Named Joe

Raft, Sinatra… Janet Blair gets all the guys.

Coffeetime, July 15, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1568] / News / Blue Note / 6.23.57
Charlie Persip / Right Down Front / The Song is You / Bethlehem / 4.2.60
The Revelers / In a Little Spanish Town (’Twas on a Night Like This) / Victor / 1.20.27
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra / Rose of the Rio Grande / Swing / 6.7.38 / vocal = Ivie Anderson
Roebie Kirk / Don’t Want to Play in the Kitchen (Let’s Go Upstairs) / Harlem / LA c. 8.45 / with Tab Smith’s Orchestra 
Patti Page / The West Side / Here I’ll Stay / EmArcy / Hollywood 1.21.58 

set 2
Tony Scott / Scott’s Fling / Requiem for “Lips” / RCA Victor / 1.7-12.55 
Johnny Smith / The Johnny Smith Foursome / The Boy Next Door / Roost / 3.18.57 
Bud Shank / Shank’s Pranks / Jasmine / Nocturne / Hollywood 1954 
Lonnie Simmons / Lonnie’s Blue / Parrot / Chicago 10.15.53
Oscar Aleman / Nobody’s Sweetheart / HMV / Copenhagen 12.5.38 
Milton Brown & his Brownies / Down By the O-H-I-O / Decca / Chicago 1.27.35
Frank Sinatra & Janet Blair / Lucky Strikes Presents Light Up Time radio show / Some Enchanted Evening / 12.13.49
Delta Rhythm Boys / In Sweden / Perdido / Jubilee [Metronome] / Stockholm 1956 

set 3
Lonnie Smith / Think! / Slouchin’ / Blue Note / 7.23.68
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ugetsu / One By One / Riverside / live, Birdland 6.16.63
The Mills Brothers / Just a Kid Named Joe / Decca / 8.18.38
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / A Ghost of a Chance / Musicraft / LA 11.16.45 / vocal = Hal Stevens
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman / My One and Only Love / Impulse! / 3.7.63 

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 6 / Mad at the World / Contemporary / Hollywood 2.22.55
Phineas Newborn Jr. / The Artistry of Phineas Newborn Jr / Dahoud / Atlantic / 5.3, 4.56
Bill Harris / Great Guitar Sounds / Daahoud / Mercury / 1960
Prince Cooper / It’s a Hit Baby / Aristocrat / 9.1.47 
Pearl Bailey / Sings Porgy & Bess (and Other Gerswhin Melodies) / Someone to Watch Over Me / Roulette / Hollywood 1959
The Soul Stirrers / Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long [alt take] / Specialty / Hollywood 2.24.50

last soulful song
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / The First Minute of a New Day / Ain’t No Such Thing as a Superman / Arista / Maryland, summer 1974

Friday, July 01, 2016

I've Got My Playlist Working for Me Now

Mr. Lunceford, you are the definition of elegant!

Coffeetime, July 1, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Gettin’ and Jettin’ / Blue Note / 12.5.61 
Ken McIntyre / Looking Ahead / They All Laughed / New Jazz / 6.28.60
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Liza / Vocalion / 9.14.39
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / She’s a Great, Great Girl / Brunswick / 3.7.28
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Why Do I Get Those Blues? / Atlas / Hollywood early 1947 / vocal = Joe Alexander
Rosemary Clooney / Thanks for Nothing / Black Coffee / Reprise / Hollywood 1964

set 2
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / With Malice Toward None / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Born to Be Blue / Prestige / 5.18.60
James Moody / James Moody’s Moods / A Sinner Kissed an Angel / Prestige / 1.28.55
Blind Willie Dunn & his Gin Bottle Four (aka Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson) / Blue Guitars / Okeh / 5.8.29 
Cleo Brown / (Lookie Lookie Lookie) Here Comes Cookie / Decca / 3.12.35
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / My Old Flame / Columbia / 10.2.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
The Showmen / 39-21-46 / Minit / New Orleans 2.4.63

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / New Delhi [take 5] / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Sonny Clark / Sonny Clark Trio / Sonia / Time / 3.23.60
Dizzy Gillespie / Groovin’ High / Guild / prob 2.28.45 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Blue Afterglow / Columbia / 12.23.40 / vocal = Dan Grissom
Golden Gate Quartet / Take Your Time Miss Lucy / radio transcription, The Groves Show / early 1940s
Hidle Brown “H.B.” Barnum / The Big Voice of / Baby, Baby, Baby (All the Time) / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1960

set 4
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Airegin / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57 
Steve Allen / Monday Nights / Rosetta / Signature / 1956
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Walkin’ [alt take 1] / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59 
King Cole Trio / By the River St. Marie / Standard transcription / Hollywood 10.38
Bing Crosby & Billy DeWolfe / I’ve Got My Captain Workin’ for Me Now / V Disc 820A, from the soundtrack to Paramount movie Blue Skies / Hollywood c. fall 1945 
Dinah Washington / Dinah Washington in the Land of Hi-Fi / If I Were a Bell / EmArcy / 4.24.56
Soul Stirrers / Christ is All (the World to Me) / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 7.28.50

last soulful song
Betty Wright / All Your Kissin’ Sho’ Don’t Make True Lovin’ / Alston / 1970