Friday, June 30, 2017

Cover Me up with Sunshine (And Feather My Playlist with Love)

Johnny Griffin & Kenny Clarke go Italian

Coffeetime, June 30, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Goin’ Up Up Up / Karioka / Blue Note / 11.6.60
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2: A Blowing Session / Ball Bearing / Blue Note / 4.6.57
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / A Mellow Bit of Rhythm / Decca / 7.26.37
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Cover Me up with Sunshine (And Feather My Nest with Love) / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Eddie Williams & his Brown Buddies / Houston Jump / Swingtime (Supreme) / LA 1947
Mary Stallings / Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings / God Bless the Child / Fantasy / LA 5.19.61

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

set 2
Sonny Stitt / Burnin’ / Easy Living / Argo / Chicago 1960
Mal Waldron / The Quest / Duquility / New Jazz / 6.27.61
Tommy Flanagan / Overseas / Delarna [alt take 2] / Prestige / Stockholm 8.15.57
“King” Bennie Nawahi / Black Boy Blues / 1929
Dolly Dawn & her Dawn Patrol / Robins and Roses / Bluebird / 4.24.36
Marl Young & his Orchestra / Sail On Boogie / Rhumboogie / Chicago possibly May 1945 / featuring T-Bone Walker vocal & guitar
Big Maybelle / I Ain’t Got Nobody / Savoy / 3.16.59
Unknown Chorus / Walt Disney Presents Swamp Fox / Johnny Tremain / Disneyland / Hollywood 1959

set 3
The Latin Jazz Quartet & Eric Dolphy / Caribé / Spring Is Here / New Jazz  / 8.19.60
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin Quartet / Hot Sausage / Riverside / 2.58
Jimmy Forrest / Night Train / United / 7.12.51
John Kirby & his Orchestra / As the Tide Was Flowing In / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Ravens / Tea for Two / National [unissued] / c. 1949
Al Hibbler / Duke Ellington Presents Al Hibbler / You Don’t Love Me No More / RCA Victor / 7.10.46

set 4
Cal Tjader / Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen / The Man that Got Away / Fantasy / San Francisco 1961
Quincy Jones / Harry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! / Room 608 / EmArcy / Stockholm 2.14.58
Fats Waller / Numb Fumblin’ / Victor / 3.1.29
King Cole Trio / After Midnight / You’re Looking at Me / Capitol / Hollywood 9.14.56 / with Willie Smith on alto
Peters Sisters / The Terrific Peters Sisters / Who Stole the Jam / Columbia / 1961
Echoes of Zion / Keep Still / Gerald [Modern] / Atlanta 1950

last soulful song
Little Johnny Truitt / Just the Other Day / A-Bet / Nashville 1968

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Backwoods Ain’t What It Used to Be

Filling in on Backwoods is hard work!

Backwoods, June 24, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dean Barlow / Don’t Leave Me Baby / Jay-Dee / 1955
Jerry Morris / Cool Down Baby / with Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow’s Orchestra / Ric [unissued]
The Clovers / Little Mama Don’t Leave Me / Atlantic / 1953
Gene Phillips & his Rhythm Aces / Gene Jumps the Blues / Modern [unissued] / 1948
Goree Carter & his Hep Cats / Hoy – Hoy / Freedom / 1949

bed 1
The Paris Theatre Orchestra / La Mer / Somerset / 1958

set 2
Priscilla Bowman & the Spaniels / A Rockin’ Good Way / Abner / 1958
The Five Keys / That’s Right / Capitol / 1956
The Moonglows / Blue Velvet / Chess / 1956
Lucky Thompson All Stars / Test Pilot, parts 1 & 2 / Selmer (France) / 12.44
Gene Pitney / E Se Domani / Musicor / 1964
Jerry Colonna / Bowser / Bravo! Records / 1959

bed 2
The Famous Gabor Radics & his Family / Play Gypsy / Regent 1956

set 3
Carson Robinson & his Pioneers / The West Ain’t What It Used to Be / Rex / London 6.3.39
Jerry Reed / Cookin’ / I Shoulda Stayed Home / RCA Victor / 1970
Grouchy & the Texas Pioneers / Beaumont Rag / Pioneer / 1953

bed 3
Leo Addeo & his Orchestra / More Hawaii in Hi-Fi / RCA Victor / 1959

set 4
Ricky Nelson / Don’t Leave Me This Way / Imperial / 1958
Rick & the Fairlanes / Danger / 1959
Rex Trailer / Pow Wow the Pony / Gold Rush / 1960s

bed 4
The Mustang / Dance to Swing Organ / Night Train / Somerset / 1965

set 5a
Big Sheba with Bobby Mitchell’s Orchestra / Standing on the Corner / Derby / 1949
Lenny Capello & the Dots / Cotton Candy / Ric / 1958
Charlie Singleton / S.O.S. / Red Robin / 1950

bed 5
Billy May & his Orchestra / soundtrack to MGM film Johnny Cool / The Coolest Pad / UA / Hollywood 1963

set 5b
The Contours / Shake, Sherrie / Gordy / 1962
Jimmy McGriff / I’ve Got a Woman / Sue / 1967
Millie Small / Something’s Gotta Be Done / Fontana / 1964
Earl Gaines / Keep Your Mind on Me / Seventy 7 / 1972

bed 6
Jack Marshall / Soundsville! / The Third Man Theme / Capitol

set 6
Manfred Mann / What You Gonna Do? / Ascot / 1964
Dusty Springfield / Do Re Mi (Forget About the Do and Think About Me) / Philips / 1964
Chubby Checker / Twistin’ USA / Parkway / 1961
Lou Stein / Got a Match / Mercury / 1958
Jimmie Rodgers / Make Me a Miracle / Roulette / 1958

bed 7
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans / Rhapsody in Blue / Columbia / 5.28.35 / with Larry Adler on harmonica

set 7
Rocky Roberts & the Airedales / Stasera Mi Butto / Durum / 1967
Gene Chandler / Soul Hootenanny, Part 2 / Constellation / 1965
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart / Out & About / A&M / 1967
The Cowsills / Love American Style / MGM / 1970

bed 8
Elmer Bernstein / soundtrack to Staccato / Walk a Lonely Street / Capitol

set 8
Sensational Saints of Ohio / Ain’t That a Shame / Message / Detroit 1962
Cliff Nobles / Love Is All Right / Phil L.A. of Soul / 1968

bed 9
Pat Williams / Shades of Today / For Me! (Arrastao) / Verve

last whoohoo song
Bobby Darin / Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey / Atco / 1960


Friday, June 23, 2017

Playlist in a Caboose

Bobby, I'd never roll *my* eyes at you!

Coffeetime, June 23, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons / Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons / Cliff’s Edge / New Jazz / 7.26.57
Horace Silver / Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet / Sarfari / Blue Note / 1.13.58
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / High Society / Victor / 4.3.39
Miff Mole & his Molers / Navy Blues / Okeh / 2.6.30 / vocal = Scrappy Lambert
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blues for Cuba / Aladdin / LA 12.15.50 / vocal = Floyd Dixon
Lucy Reed / This is Lucy Reed / Little Boy Blue / Fantasy / Chicago 1.57

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

set 2
Bobby Troup / Bobby Swings Tenderly / Stella By Starlight / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Miles Davis All Star Quintet / Changes / Prestige / 8.5.55
George Shearing / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Midnight on Cloud 69 / Savoy / 1.31.49
Bechet-Spanier Big Four / Squeeze Me / HRS [Hot Record Society] / 4.6.40
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Sentimental Melancholy / Brunswick / 2.18.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Machito & his Afro-Cubans / Blen, Blen, Blen / live, Royal Roost 3.19.49 / intro by Symphony Sid
Johnny “Guitar” Watson / Oh Baby / RPM / 1955

set 3
Yusef Lateef / Into Something / I’ll Remember April / New Jazz / 12.29.61
Baby Face Willette / Stop and Listen / Willow Weep for Me / Blue Note / 5.22.61
Mills Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald / Big Boy Blue / Decca / 1.12.37
Elizabeth Welch & her Swing Quartet / Drop in Next Time You’re Passing / Vocalion / London 10.13.36
Bobby Troup & his Trio / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / Misty / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Bobby Scott / The Compositions of Bobby Scott / Cerebellum / Bethlehem / 11.54
Vido Musso’s All Stars / Moose in a Caboose / Savoy / 2.25.46
King Cole Trio / I’d Love to Make Love to You / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.45
Jack Crowder, Winston DeWitt Hemsley, Pearl Bailey, & Roger Lawson / Put on Your Sunday Clothes / Broadway cast recording, Hello, Dolly! / RCA Victor / 1967
Dixiaires [aka Dixieaires] / God Is the Greatest Creator / Sittin in With / LA 1951

last soulful song
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles / One Dozen Roses / Satisfaction / Tamla / Detroit 1971

Friday, June 16, 2017

Playlist (Don’t Be So Ridiculous)

J'adore Mickey!

Coffeetime, June 16, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / [Two Bones] / Fuss Budget / Blue Note [unreleased] / 1.22.58
Lee Morgan / Indeed! / Stand By / Blue Note [1538] / 11.4.56
Red Perkins & his Dixie Ramblers / Minor Blues / Champion / Richmond, Indiana 5.6.31
Noël Coward / We Were Dancing / HMV / London 2.13.36 / with the Phoenix Theatre Orchestra
Louis Jordan’s Elk Rendez-Vous Band / Honey in the Bee Ball / Decca / 12.20.38
Joni James / Let There Be Love / The Nearness of You / M-G-M / LA 1953

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

set 2
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Don’t Blame Me / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Hank Mobley / Deep in a Dream / Blue Note / 8.18.57 (note: Kenny Dorham sits out)
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Dinner for One Please, James / RCA Victor / 1.17.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Doin’ Things / Okeh / 5.4.27
Chocolate Williams / They’ll Do It Every Time / HRS / 5.5.47 / with Brick Fleagle’s Rhythmakers
Sam Cooke / Encore / Mary, Mary Lou / Keen / LA 1958 / with Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
Otis Rush / It Takes Time / Cobra / 1958 / with Willie Dixon & his Orchestra

set 3
Lou Donaldson / Mr. Shing-A-Ling / The Humpback / Blue Note / 10.27.67
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin’ / Back Breaker / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Oscar Peterson / This Is Oscar Peterson at the Piano / Honeydripper / RCA Victor / 1952
Ella Mae Morse / Cow-Cow Boogie / Capitol / Hollywood 5.21.42
Three Flames / Nicholas (Don’t Be So Ridiculous) / Columbia / 1947 https://youtu.be/stjvReaElhQ
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / We’ll Be Together Again / Reprise / Las Vegas 8.9.66

set 4
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / New Rhumba / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61
Bill Perkins & Richie Kamuca / Tenors Head-On / Don’t Be That Way / Pacific Jazz / LA 7.56
King Cole Trio / Embraceable You / Capitol / Hollywood 12.15.43
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney / Good Morning / soundtrack to M-G-M movie Babes in Arms / Hollywood 5.15.39
Sam Fletcher / Sweet Slumber / RCA Victor / 1961
The Detroiters / Ride On King Jesus / Specialty [unissued] / 8.14.51

last soulful song
Lulu / Lulu’s Album / Cry Like a Baby / Columbia / 1969

Friday, June 02, 2017

Playlist, Won’t You Please Come Home

Cute guys and shoulder pads: it's a party!
Coffeetime, June 2, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Indeed! / Little T [alt take] / Blue Note [1538] / 11.4.56
Max Roach / Jazz in 3/4 Time / Lover / EmArcy / Hollywood 3.21.57
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / [Duke Ellington & His Men] / Five O’Clock Rag / RCA Victor / 9.26.41
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / I Wished on the Moon / Columbia / 6.28.35
Luke Jones & his Orchestra / Take the U Car / Atlas / LA c. 1948
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / The Thrill Is Gone / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Lester Young / The Jazz Giants ’56 / I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan / Verve / 1.12.56
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Clef / LA late fall 1952
Joe Venuti / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription, Bing Crosby GE show #22  / Palm Springs 3.5.53
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / He Ain’t Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 1.25.37 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Joe Turner / Howlin’ Winds / National / Chicago 12.9.47
Jane Russell / [Girls and More Girls] / Bye-Bye Baby / from 20th Century Fox movie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Lion] / Hollywood 1953
Otis Rush / It Takes Time / Cobra / 1958 / with Willie Dixon & his Orchestra

set 3
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Greasy / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Bennie Green / Glidin’ Along / Sweet Sucker / Jazzland / 3.9.61
Mills Brothers / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Melotone / 11.25.31
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Day In Day Out / Bluebird / 8.27.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Bing Crosby / Songs I Wish I Had Sung the First Time Around… / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Decca / Hollywood 4.17-18.56

set 4
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / I Can’t Get Started / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58
Shorty Rogers / Chances Are it Swings / A Very Special Love / RCA (Living Stereo) / Hollywood 12.12, 20.58
King Cole Trio / Beautiful Moons Ago / Excelsior/Capitol / LA 3.1.43
Patti Page / In the Land of Hi Fi / My Kind of Love / EmArcy / Hollywood 5.8.56 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
Jerry Butler / You Don’t Know What You Got Until You Lose It / Mercury / 1968
The Alphabetical Four / I’m Gonna Walk Right In and Make Myself at Home / Decca / 11.18.43

last soulful song
Alton Ellis / Sunday Coming / It's True / Coxsone / Kingston, Jamaica 1970