Friday, October 20, 2017

Buddy, Stay Off That Playlist

Rapturous guitar
Coffeetime, October 20, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Afrodisia / Blue Note / 3.29.55
Hank Mobley / Peckin’ Time / Speak Low / Blue Note / 2.9.58
Benny Goodman Quartet / Handful of Keys / Victor / Hollywood 7.30.37
Billy Cotton & his Band / Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore / Regal Zonophone / London 2.10.34 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Betty Hall Jones / Buddy, Stay Off That Wine / Capitol / Hollywood 8.2.49
Sarah Vaughan / After Hours at the London House / Speak Low / Mercury / live, London House, Chicago 3.7.58

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / ’Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia / Autumn in New York / Blue Note / 5.31.56
Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce / Modern Jazz Perspective / An Evening in Casablanca / Columbia / 8.30.57
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream / Everything Happens to Me / Savoy / 11.11.55
Fats Waller / A Handful of Keys / radio transcription / 3.11.35
Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby / Well Did You Evah? / Capitol / Hollywood 5.7.56 / from “High Society”
Johnny Twovoice [aka Johnny Morisette] & the Medallions / I’ll Never Love Again / Dootone / LA 1955
Albert King / The Big Blues / This Funny Feeling / King / 1962

set 3
Grant Green / Am I Blue / I Wanna Be Loved / Blue Note / 5.16.63
Wynton Kelly / It’s All Right! / Not a Tear / Verve / 3.10.64
Don Byas / Jazz… Free and Easy / Byas a Drink / Savoy / 5.17.46
Charioteers / Swing Madness / Columbia / early 1940s
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Happy Feet / Victor / LA 6.13.50 / vocal = Frances Irvin
Bobby Troup & his Trio / They Didn’t Believe Me / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
Harold Land / Take Aim / Take Aim / Blue Note [unissued] / LA 7.25.60
Paul Desmond / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars Volume 3 [“First Place Again” Playboy] / Susie / Warner Brothers / 9.7.59
Martha Davis & Spouse / A Tribute to Fats Waller / Handful of Keys / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1958
Doris Day / Tea for Two: Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production / I Want to Be Happy / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with the Ken Lane Singers and Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Annette / Lonely Guitar / Buena Vista Records / Hollywood 1959
Alphabetical Four / Live Humble / Decca / 8.16.38
Jubalaires / Live A-Humble / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Laura Lee / Two Sides of Laura Lee / Guess Who I Saw Today / Hot Wax / Detroit 1972


Friday, October 13, 2017

He’s a Good Playlist to Have Around

Etta’s right: time to get out the sweaters!

Coffeetime, October 13, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jackie McLean / New Soil / Minor Apprehension / Blue Note / 5.2.59
Miles Davis All Star Quintet / Minor March / Prestige / 8.5.55
The Piccadilly Players / He’s a Good Man to Have Around / Columbia / London 8.23.29 / vocal = Eddie Collis
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / The Jumpin’ Jack / King / 1950 / vocal = Big John Greer & ensemble
Clora Bryant / …Gal with a Horn / Little Girl Blue / Mode / Hollywood 6.57

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

set 2
Thad Jones & Kenny Burrell / Detroit–New York Junction / Little Girl Blue / 3.13.56
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / When Sunny Gets Blue / Impulse! / 6.4.63
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / When Sunny Gets Blue / Prestige / 10.21.66
The Ramblers O.L.V. Theo Uden Masman / Smiles / Decca / Casino Hamdorff, Laren, Netherlands 4.26.37
Annette Hanshaw / You’re the One I Care For / Harmony / 12.20.37
Fred Astaire / The “Shorty George” / Brunswick / Hollywood 1941
Ray Charles / Ray Charles / Mary Ann / Atlantic / Miami 6.55

set 3
Jimmy Heath / Swamp Seed / Six Steps / Riverside / 3.11.63
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / Bags & Trane / Be-Bop / Atlantic / 1.15.59
Charlie Parker / Bebop / Dial / Hollywood 7.29.46
The Three Keys / Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins / Columbia / 8.29.32
Anthony Newley / Tony / I Should Care / London / 1961

set 4
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Indian Summer / Contemporary / 12.4.56
Jon Eardley / In Hollywood / Late Leader / New Jazz / LA 12.25.54
Hildegarde / There’s a Small Hotel / Columbia / London 7.14.36 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Etta James / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can He Be?) / Chess [unissued] / Chicago 1965
The Silvertone Singers / Since Jesus Came Into My Heart / Nashboro / Nashville 1952

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / Mr. Everything / I’m Your Man / Wand / 1965

Friday, October 06, 2017

There's a Brand New Playlist in My Picture Frame

Lovely and talented LaVern
Coffeetime, October 6, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Mosaic / Down Under / Blue Note / 10.2.61
Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd / Motor City Scene / Trio / Bethlehem / 1960
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / King Porter Stomp / radio transcription / c. 1939
Gertrude Lawrence / Do-Do-Do / Victor / 10.29.26
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Saint Vitus Dance / Decca / 4.2.41
Billie Holiday / You Turned the Tables on Me / Clef / LA 3.26.52

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

set 2
Red Garland / High Pressure / What Is There to Say? / Prestige / 12.13.57
Dexter Gordon / Go! / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Blue Note / 8.27.62
Stan Getz / Chamber Music by the Stan Getz Quintet / Autumn Leaves / Roost / 12.5.52
Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra / Flapperette / Victor / 1.7.27
Gertrude Niesen / Medley: Falling in Love Again; Sweet and Hot; Little Hatcha / broadcast, Rudy Vallee Fleischmanns Yeast Hour / 12.8.32
Dick Powell / Have You Got Any Castles, Baby? / Decca / Hollywood 5.31.37 / with Lou Forbes Orchestra
Eddie Bo / Check Mr. Popeye / Ric / New Orleans early 1962

set 3
Willis Jackson / Please Mr. Jackson / Cool Grits / Prestige / 5.25.59
George Wallington / Cuckoo Around the Clock / Prestige / 5.23.53
Sonny Stitt / Jazz at the Hi-Hat / Wigwam / Roost / live, Boston 2.11.54
Dick Jurgens & his Orchestra / There’s a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame / radio transcription / c. 1939 / vocal = Ronnie Kemper
Savannah Churchill / The Things You Do to Me / Columbia [Manor] / fall 1948 / with The Four Tunes
Earl Coleman / Love Songs / People / Atlantic / 1968

set 4
Mundell Lowe / A Grand Night for Swinging / You Turned the Tables on Me / Riverside / 3.7.57
Gerry Mulligan / The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Volume 1 / Sextet / Pacific Jazz / 12.4 & 5.57
Pauline & her Perils [aka The Six Hits and a Miss] / Don’t Let that Moon Get Away / Keystone transcription / 4.39 / with the King Cole Trio (with Nat on celeste, Yay!), solo vocal = Pauline Byrns
Frank Sinatra & Jack Carson / Don’t Bring Lulu aka Don’t Bring Crosby / radio broadcast AFRS #22 Songs by Sinatra / Hollywood 2.13.46
LaVern Baker / LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith / On Revival Day / Atlantic / 7.27.58
The Soul Stirrers / All Right Now [alt take 2] / Specialty / 3.2.54

last soulful song
Thee Midniters / Giving Up on Love / Whittier Records / LA 1966