Friday, September 29, 2017

Start Off Each Playlist with a Song

Happiness is a warm guitar. And T-Bone.

Coffeetime, September 29, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Hub-Tones / For Spee’s Sake / Blue Note / 10.10.62
Lou Donaldson / Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet / Moe’s Bluff / Blue Note / 8.21.54
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / G.T. Stomp / Bluebird / 7.12.39
Billy Cotton & his Orchestra / Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away / Columbia / London 6.3.32 / vocal = Sam Browne
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / She’s My Old Time Used-To-Be / Capitol / Hollywood 11.6.47
Francis Faye / Sings Folk Songs / Medley: Oif’n Priptchik; Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That’s an irish Lullaby); Come Back to Sorrento / Bethlehem / Hollywood spring 1957

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

set 2
Bud Powell / Bud! The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 3 / Don’t Blame Me / Blue Note / 8.3.57
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk in Hi Fi / Little Girl Blue / RCA Victor / 1.17.56 / with Billy Byers & his Orchestra
Vido Musso’s All Stars / My Jo-Ann / Savoy / 2.25.46
Golden Gate Orchestra aka The California Ramblers / Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / Edison Diamond Disc / 11.24.25
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers / Let Down Blues / King / Cincinnati 6.20.53 / vocal = Sadie Madison
Jimmy Durante / Club Durant / Medley: The World Needs New Faces; Start Off Each Day with a Song; If You Knew Susie / Decca / live TV broadcast (prob. Colgate Comedy Hour) 3.14.54 / with Eddie Cantor
Bobby Darin / Venice Blue / The Good Life / Capitol / Hollywood 1965

set 3
Horace Parlan / Happy Frame of Mind / Dexi / Blue Note / 2.14.63
Johnny Coles / Little Johnny C / My Secret Passion / Blue Note / 8.9.63
The Be Bop Boys / Bombay / Savoy / 8.23.46
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / Five Salted Peanuts / Victor / 1945
The Vocaleers / I Walk Alone / Red Robin / 1953
Johnny Hartman / Just You, Just Me… / Sometime Remind Me to Tell You / Regent / 12.18.47

set 4
Cy Coleman / Playboy’s Penthouse / Playboy Theme / Everest / 1960
Shorty Rogers / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars / Play, Boy! / Playboy [RCA Victor] / Hollywood 7.15.57
Walter Huston / September Song / Broadway musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” / Brunswick / 1938
Chuck Willis / My Story / Okeh / 12.27.52
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra / From the Creative World of Stan Kenton Comes the Exciting New Voice of Jean Turner / A Lot of Livin’ to Do / Capitol / Hollywood 9.11, 12.63
Harmonizing Four / I Found the Lord / Gotham [unissued] / early 1950s

last soulful song
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes / To Be True / Bad Luck / Philadelphia International Records / Philadelphia 1975

Friday, September 22, 2017

That's That Playlist

Paisley's so hip, Mr. Ricks! (Cig not so much.)

Coffeetime, September 22, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Compulsion / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17.60
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / La Villa / Riverside / 5.21.57
Horace Henderson & his Orchestra / Happy Feet / Parlophone / Chicago 10.3.33
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Oh Donna Clara / HMV / London 1.14.31 / vocal = Pat O’Malley
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Blue Because of You / Modern / LA 1947
June Christy / Something Cool / A Stranger Called the Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 1954 / with Pete Rugolo &  His Orchestra featuring Bud Shank on alto saxophone

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

set 2
Joe Wilder / The Pretty Sound / Autumn in New York / Columbia / 12.3.58
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Flip Phillips Boptet / More Than You Know / Signature / c. late 10.45
Django Reinhardt avec le Quintette du Hot Club de France / Begin the Beguine / Swing [unissued] / Paris 10.1.40
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Oran Hot Lips Page & His Band / Feelin’ High and Happy / Bluebird / 4.27.38
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Wanna Bet / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Kansas City Nights / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / Carl’s Blues / Contemporary / LA 1.6.58
Les Brown & his Orchestra / September Song / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Lucy Ann Polk
Three Sharps & a Flat / That’s That Rhythm / Okeh / 1940
Nelson Gonçalves / Escultura / Escultura / RCA / Rio de Janeiro 1958

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Music for Lighthousekeeping / Topsy / Contemporary / LA 10.2, 9, 16.56
Bud Shank / Bud Shank & Three Trombones / Valve in Head / Pacific Jazz / LA 1954
Annette Hanshaw / I Cover the Waterfront / Banner / 6.3.33
Jimmy Ricks / Jimmy Ricks / It Ain't Necessarily So / Signature / 1961
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Jonah / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Gene Chandler / The Gene Chandler Situation / Not the Marrying Kind / Mercury / 1970



Friday, September 15, 2017

What a Difference a Playlist Made

Go on… kiss her!

Coffeetime, September 15, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Cannonball Adderley / In New York / Dizzy’s Business / Riverside / live at the Village Vanguard 1.12 & 14.62
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, vol. 1 / Sonnysphere / Blue Note / 12.16.56
Isham Jones & his Famous Orchestra / My Ideal / Brunswick / Chicago 1.7.31 / vocal = Frank Sylvano
Joe Thomas, his Sax & his Orchestra / You’re Just My Kind / King / 4.26.51
Dinah Washington / In Tribute… / That Sunday (That Summer) / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Red Garland / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Rides Again / I Can’t Escape from You / Savoy / 1.29.46
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Just a Mood / Vocalion / London 4.36 / Benny Carter on clarinet
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Buck Jumpin’ / Victor / 10.1.41
Johnny Mercer & the Delta Rhythm Boys / Knock Me a Kiss / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade / Pack Up All Your Rags / Atlantic / 1.15.51 / vocal = Billy Mitchell
Danny K. Stewart & his Aloha Boys / Hawaiian Favorites / The Pupuli Hula E / Tops / 1957

set 3
Bennie Green / Walkin’ & Talkin’ / The Shouter / Blue Note / 1.25.59
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / Fast Track / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Joe Morris Orchestra / Out of the Night / Manor / late 1947
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / What a Difference a Day Made / Bluebird / 4.1.41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Four Vagabonds / Mighty Hard to Go Through Life Alone / Miracle / summer 1949
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Reprise / LA 8.9.66

set 4
Laurindo Almeida & the Bossa Nova All Stars / Viva Bossa Nova! / Mr. Lucky / Capitol / LA 9.62
Curtis Counce / [Landslide] / Sonor [alt take] / Contemporary / LA 10.15.56
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot Sims / Blueberry Hill / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.13.54
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Pink Elephants / radio broadcast / Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood 1932/33 season
Timmie Rodgers / Bring Enough Clothes for Three Days / AFRS Jubilee #61 / Hollywood c. 12.43
Nat King Cole / That Sunday, That Summer / BBC TV broadcast, An Evening With Nat King Cole / London 7.63 / with the Cliff Adams Singers and the Ted Heath Orchestra
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Leaning on the Lord / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.11.52

last soulful song
Tyrone Davis / Was I Just a Fool / Brunswick [Dakar] / 1972

Friday, September 08, 2017

On the Playlist Where You Live

Um…okay. Sure. :) 

Coffeetime, September 8, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Doin’ the Thing / Doin’ the Thing / Blue Note / live at the Village Gate / 5.19 & 20.61
Stanley Turrentine / ZT’s Blues / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note / 9.13.61
Art Kahn’s Orchestra [aka Gene Kardos & his Orchestra] / Forty-Second Street / Banner / 1.13.33 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Wini Brown / (Ya Got My) Brand of Honey / National [unissued take 1] / 2.21.49
Ella Fitzgerald / soundtrack to Let No Man Write My Epitaph / September Song / Verve / LA 4.19.60

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / McCoy Tyner Plays Duke Ellington / I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) / Impulse!
[unissued] / 12.2, 7, 8.64
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Frank Wess / Trombones and Flute / Don’t Blame Me / Savoy / 7.18.56
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Whispering / Victor / 8.23.20
George E. Lee’s Novelty Singing Orchestra / Won’t You Come Over to My House / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.8.29 / vocal = Julia Lee
Frank Sinatra / Long Ago and Far Away / CBS radio broadcast, The Vimms Vitamins Show; V-Disc 166B / 2.9.44 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Mabel Scott / Somebody Goofed / Coral / 5.22.51
Peggy Lee / Things Are Swingin’ / Life Is For Livin’ / Capitol / LA 5.16.58 / arranged & conducted by Jack Marshall

set 3
Lester Young & Harry Edison / She’s Funny That Way / Verve [Norgran] / Hollywood 11.1.55
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Moods / Yusef's Mood / Savoy / 4.6.57
Boswell Sister / Forty-Second Street / Brunswick / 4.11.33
Jo Stafford / I Didn’t Slip, I Wasn’t Pushed, I Fell / radio broadcast, AFRS #326 / 7.23.50
Sam Fletcher / Sings I Believe in You / That Sunday, That Summer / Vee Jay / 1964 / with Harry “Sweets” Edison, arranged by Bill Finnegan

set 4
Wes Montgomery / Wes, Buddy, & Monk Montgomery / Monk’s Shop / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.59
Shelly Manne / My Fair Lady / On the Street Where You Live / Contemporary / LA 8.17.56
King Cole Trio / Do Nothing ’Til You Hear from Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Marlene Dietrich / Overseas: American Songs in German for the O.S.S. / Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore / Columbia / late August 1944
Little Willie John / There Is Someone in the World for Me / King / Cincinnati 1958
Dixie-Aires / Christ’s ABC’s / Exclusive / 1947

last soulful song
The Gap Band / Outstanding / Total Experience / 1982

Friday, September 01, 2017

I'm Playlisting (So Help Me)

Cilla and Dudley laugh and sing and laugh…

Coffeetime, September 1, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Ray Charles / Ray Charles in Person / The Spirit-Feel / Atlantic / live, Herndon Stadium, Atlanta 5.28.59
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley / Double Whammy / Blue Note / 11.25.56
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / [Lunceford Special] / What’s Your Story Mornin’ Glory / Columbia / 5.9.40
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / Medley: One Hour With You; What Would You Do?; Oh! That Mitzi! / Columbia / 1932 / vocal = Lee Morse; The Rondoliers; Dick Robertson
Johnny Otis Band / Cool and Easy / Savoy / 2.27.50 / vocal = Redd Lyte
Mavis Rivers / We Remember Mildred Bailey / Georgia on My Mind / Vee Jay / 1964

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Stairway to the Stars / Capitol / Hollywood 3.4.56
Joe Venuti / Tea for Two / radio broadcast, Bing Crosby GE show / Hollywood 1952-53 season (when Venuti was a regular)
Fats Waller / Tea for Two / Associated Transcription No. 60 / 8.7.39
Blanche Calloway & her Joy Boys / Sugar Blues / Victor / Camden 3.27.31 / vocal = Bill Massey
Jerry Butler / Moon River / Vee-Jay / 1961

set 3
Ben Webster / Ben Webster and Associates / Budd Johnson / Verve / 4.9.59
Brew Moore & his Playboys / Brew Blew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Maxine Sullivan / Taking My Time / International [?] / 1947
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’m Singing (So Help Me) / Bluebird / 1.20.41
Ray Charles / Ray Charles in Person / Drown in My Own Tears / Atlantic / live, Herndon Stadium, Atlanta 5.28.59

set 4
Art Pepper & Conte Candoli / Mucho Calor / Mucho Calor / Andex / Forum Theater, LA 4.24.58
Art Van Damme / [Cocktail Capers] / After You’ve Gone / Capitol / Hollywood 12.20.47 [1950]
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Two Steps from the Blues / Two Steps from the Blues / Duke / Chicago 8.3.60
Cilla Black / Is It Love? / This Empty Place / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 1965
The Trumpeteers / Home Don’t Seem Like Home / Okeh / 1.2.52

last soulful song
Barbara Lewis / Workin’ on a Groovy Thing / Love Makes the World Go Round / Atlantic / 6.3.66