Friday, June 24, 2016

A Very Proper Playlist

Cozy couple
Coffeetime, June 24, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Blue Soul / Top Shelf / Riverside / 9.28.59
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Sextet / Catharsis / Riverside / 2.25.58
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra / Limehouse Blues / Bluebird / 6.19.39 
Debroy Somers Band / You’re an Old Smoothie / Columbia / London 1933 / vocal = Dan Donovan 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Orchestra / Have You Got the Gumption / Decca / Hollywood 11.24.47
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / Make Love to Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1959

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Inception / Sunset / Impulse! / 1.10.62
Teddy Charles / On Campus: Ivy League Jazz Concert / Yesterdays / Bethlehem / live, Yale 11.21.59
Seldon Powell / Sextet / A Flower is a Lonesome Thing / Roost / 1956
Louis Armstrong & his Stompers / Chicago Breakdown / Columbia / Chicago 5.9.27  
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Knock, Knock, Who’s There? / Victor / Chicago 8.4.36 / vocal = Roy Eldridge & Edward Cuffee 
Annisteen Allen / Trying to Live Without You / King / 1.28.53
Jerry Colonna / Jerry Colonna Entertains at Your Party / I Like? You Like? / Bravo! /1959
Little Milton / You’re Welcome to the Club / Checker / Chicago 2.16.65

set 3
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / Cuein’ the Blues / Prestige / 5.4.60
Paul Chambers / Go / Julie Ann / Vee-Jay / Chicago 2.2.59
Howard McGhee Sextet / Midnight at Minton’s / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46
Helen Ward / Too Good to Be True / Victor / Chicago 4.27.36 / with Benny Goodman Trio
Dolly Cooper / I’d Climb the Highest Mountain / Savoy / 3.3.53 / with the Four Buddies
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56

set 4
Don Elliott / Double Trumpet Doings / When Your Lover Has Gone / Jazzland / 3.16, 17.55
Sam Most / Doubles in Jazz / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Jazztone / 12.3.54
Dexter Gordon Quintet / Rosetta / Clef / LA 6.43
King Cole Trio / Rosetta / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ferrers [Rosemary Clooney & José Ferrer] / Oh Captain! / A Very Proper Town / MGM / 1958
The Five Trumpets / Tone the Bell Easy / Coral / Atlanta 1.31.50

last soul song
Brenda & the Tabulations / California Soul / Top and Bottom Records / Philadelphia 1970

Friday, June 17, 2016

Was That the Playlist Thing to Do

Mae eyes some candy

Coffeetime, June 17, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider / Blue Lace / Blue Note / 5.27.61
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / Free Flight / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
Glen Gray Orchestra / Casa Loma Stomp / Victor / 2.17.33 
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / Was That the Human Thing to Do / radio transcription / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Bill Moreing
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Orchestra / Why’d You Do It, Baby / Hollywood 12.8.47
Ella Fitzgerald / These Are the Blues / You Don’t Know My Mind / Verve / 10.29.63

set 2
King Curtis / The New Scene of King Curtis / Willow Weep for Me / New Jazz / 4.21.60
Duke Pearson / Hush! / Friday’s Child / Jazzline / 1.12.62
Secco Selichson / Gyspy Violin / Decca / Casino van Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 2.38
Mae West / A Guy What Takes his Time / Brunswick / Hollywood 2.7.33 / from the Paramount Picture, She Done Him Wrong
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Used to Be Color Blind / radio broadcast / live, Blue Room at the Lincoln Hotel 12.6.38 / vocal = Tony Pastor
Danny Kaye / Let’s Not Talk about Love / Columbia / 1941 / from the Broadway musical Let’s Face It
Jackie Wilson & Count Basie / Manufacturers of Soul / Uptight / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.3-4.68

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash! / Fever / Verve / 7.25.63
Bill Holman / In a Jazz Orbit / No Heat / Andex / LA 2.11-13.58  
Max Roach Quartet / Maximum / Vogue / Paris 5.15.49
Basin Street Boys / I’ll Get Along Somehow / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with Lucky Thompson Orchestra
Margaret Whiting / You’re an Old Smoothie / Capitol / LA 11.25.47 / with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / My Old Flame / London [Decca] / Glasgow 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Getz at Large  / Land’s End / HMV / Copenhagen 1.14-15.60
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / An Air for the Heir / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
Ethel Waters / I Surrender Dear / radio transcription /  12.15.32
B.B. King / The B.B. Jones / soundtrack to Palomar Pictures, For Love of Ivy / ABC Records / LA 3.68
The Charioteers / In My Savior’s Care / radio transcription / Hollywood early 1940s

last soul song
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes / To Be True / Where Are All My Friends / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1974

Friday, June 10, 2016

Burnt Playlist and Black Coffee (Redux!)

Don't look at me like that, señor.
Coffeetime, June 10, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Blackhawk, volume 5 / Pullin’ Strings / Contemporary / live at The Blackhawk, San Francisco 9.24.59
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Chick Webb & his Orch / Harlem Congo / Decca / 11.37
Al Bowlly / Save the Last Dance for Me / Durium / 3.32 / with Roy Fox & his Band; Durium were cardboard records you could buy at a newstand
Ella Mae Morse / The Patty Cake Man / Capitol / 6.21.44 / with Paul Weston Orchestra
The Robins / I’m Living OK / Savoy / LA 2.13.50
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / I Didn’t Know About You / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

set 2
Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette / The Chase Is On / When the Blues Come On / Bethlehem / 9.8.57
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / Gone With the Wind / Prestige / 4.13.56
Chu Berry “Little Jazz” Ensemble / Body and Soul / Commodore / 11.10.38
Bette Davis / They’re Either Too Young or Too Old / soundtrack, Warner Brothers movie Thank Your Lucky Stars / Hollywood 1943
Delta Rhythm Boys / La Cucaracha / radio transcription / 1941
Mike Pedicin / Burnt Toast and Black Coffee / King / 1961

set 3
Cannonball Adderley / Them Dirty Blues / Work Song [alternate take 3] / Riverside / 2.1.60
Frank Foster / No Count / Serenata / Savoy / 3.5.56
Charlie Parker / Donna Lee [original take 4] / Savoy / 5.8.47
Betty Hutton / What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For / Capitol / Hollywood 1945 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & “male quartet”
The Ravens / I’ve Been a Fool / National / 12.49
Yves Montand / France’s Formidable Yves Montand / Sanguine (Joli Fruit) / Odéon / Paris early 1954

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Mexican Passport / Contemporary / LA 8.2.55
Benny Carter / Swingin’ the ’20s / Just Imagine / Contemporary / LA 11.2.58
Ben Smith / Travelin’ Papa / Apollo / 10.46
Linda Hopkins / Shiver and Shake / Atco / 6.12.57
Dean Martin / Dino Latino / Tangerine / Reprise / arranged & conducted by Don Costa / LA 1963
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / I Got It Within Me / Peacock / 1974

last soul song
Maxine Brown / Oh Lord, What Are You Doing to Me / Wand / 5.31.66

 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Too Many Irons in the Playlist

By hip cover illustrator and artist Ed Renfro

Coffeetime, June 3, 2016, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Mal Waldron / Mal/2 / Potpourri / Prestige / 4.19.57 
Gigi Gryce / Jazz Lab / Onion Head / Jubilee / 8.9.57
Taft Jordan & the Mob / Night Wind / ARC / 2.21.35 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft_Jordan
Annette Hanshaw / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home / Harmony / 2.20.31 
Chuck Higgins & his Mellotones / Motor Head Baby / Combo / LA 11.52 / vocal = John Watson (later known as Johnny “Guitar” Watson) http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/chuckhiggins.htm
Lee Wiley / Dave Garroway Presents The Wide, Wide World Of Jazz / Stars Fell on Alabama / RCA Victor / 6.12.56 / with Deane Kincaide’s Dixieland Band 

set 2
Bobby Timmons / Soul Time / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Riverside / 8.12, 17.60
Tadd Dameron Orchestra / Dial “B” for Beauty / Prestige / 6.11.53
Lester Young / I Cover the Waterfront (take 1) / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Teddy Bunn / Bachelor Blues / Blue Note / 2.28.40
The Mills Brothers / Too Many Irons in the Fire / Decca / 1944
Jimmy Witherspoon / It / Federal / LA 6.4.53
Quarteto Em Cy (The Girls from Bahia in the US) / ¡Revolución Con Brasilia! / Dindi / Warner Brothers / 1967

set 3
Wayne Shorter / Juju / Yes or No / Blue Note / 8.3.64
Cal Tjader / A Night at the Blackhawk  / Stompin’ at the Savoy / Fantasy / live, The Blackhawk, San Francisco winter 1958-59
Mildred Bailey / Don’t Dally with the Devil / Vocalion / 9.21.39 / with Alec Wilder & his Orchestra and The Charioteers
The Four Aces / Ain’t It a Cryin’ Shame / Trilon / San Francisco 7.47 
Jerry Orbach / Off Broadway / There’s a Small Hotel / MGM / 1962

set 4
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Mountain Greenery / Contemporary / LA 12.4.56  
Clifford Brown & Art Farmer / Clifford Brown Memorial / Falling in Love with Love / Prestige / Stockholm 9.15.53 / with the Swedish All Stars
Charlie Parker & his Orchestra / Leap Frog / Clef / 6.6.50
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Roses of Picardy / Columbia / 10.25.55 
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / You Send Me / Atlantic / 1968
The Soul Stirrers / The End of My Journey / Specialty / 2.27.53

last soulful song
Al Green / Let’s Stay Together / What Is This Feeling / Hi / Memphis 1971