Friday, November 17, 2017

Two, Three, One, Playlist!

Ethel feeling the joy of lovely singing and a lovely hat.
Coffeetime, November 17, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tommy Turrentine / Tommy Turrentine / Two, Three, One, Oh! / Time / 1.19.60
Curtis Counce / Carl’s Blues / Nica’s Dream / Contemporary / LA 8.29.57
Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra / I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me / Victor / 3.2.27
Joe Haymes & his Orchestra / Here’s a Little Package / Bluebird / 6.23.32 / vocal = Chris Fletcher
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Sugar Lump / Exclusive / LA 1945
Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington / Blue Rose / Mood Indigo / Columbia / 1.23, 27.56 [Duke] and LA 2.8, 11.56

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

set 2
Sonny Clark / Leapin’' and Lopin’ / Deep in a Dream / Blue Note / 11.13.61
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream / Deep in a Dream / Savoy / 11.6.55
The Ramblers / Lazy Feet / Decca / London 11.8.32
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / I Ain’t Lazy – I’m Just Dreamin’ / Columbia / 5.14.34 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Bing Crosby / I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For / Decca / Hollywood 5.25.42 / with Bob Crosby & his Orchestra
Delta Rhythm Boys / Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby? / AFRS Personal Album #378 / Hollywood 1944
Ethel Waters / The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters / Paper Moon / Mercury / 1954

set 3
Charlie Rouse / Oh Yeah! / Rouse’s Point / Epic / 12.21.60
Barry Harris / At The Jazz Workshop / Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?  / Riverside / San Francisco 5.15 & 16.60
Sir Charles Thompson / Mr. Big Horn / Apollo / 12.29.47
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Bluebird / 11.9.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Ink Spots / Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat / Decca / 10.13.41
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / 20th Century Blues / Columbia / 1956

set 4
Barney Kessel / Some Like It Hot / Runnin’ Wild / Contemporary / LA 3.30-31.59
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / Love Walked In / Clef / LA late fall 1952
Oscar Moore / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / As Time Goes By / Victor / 7.25.31
Kay Starr / You’re Always There / radio transcription / 1949
Dean Martin & Peggy Lee / You Was / Capitol / Hollywood 12.14.48
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Pretty Butterfly (No Balanco Do Jequibau) / Liberty / 1967
The Bells of Joy / Please Hear My Call / Checker / 1960

last soulful song
The Stridells / Mix It Up / Curtom / Chicago 1969



Friday, November 10, 2017

You've Got to Love Her with a Playlist

That guitar! Those smiles! That music…!
Coffeetime, November 10, 2017, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bennie Green / With Art Farmer / Skycoach / Prestige / 4.13.56
Benny Golson / Gone with Golson / Staccato Swing / New Jazz / 6.20.59
Red Norvo & his Overseas Spotlight Band / Seven Comes Eleven / V-Disc 202B / 10.28.43
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Autumn in New York / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Sherman “Blues” Johnson & his Clouds of Joy / Lost in Korea / Trumpet / Memphis 9.30.52
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / Porgy / Riverside / 10.28.57

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

set 2
Kenny Dorham / Quiet Kenny / My Ideal / New Jazz / 11.13.59
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / I Want to Be Wanted / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Benny Goodman Quartet / Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider / Victor / 2.3.37
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang / Doing Things / Victor / 6.21.28
Mildred Bailey / More Than You Know / V-Disc 202A / 11.4.43 / with Teddy Wilson on piano
Jaye P. Morgan / The RCA Victor Pop Shopper / They All Laughed / RCA Victor / 1955
Freddy King / You’ve Got to Love Her with a Feeling / Federal / Cincinnati 8.26.60

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Bluesy Burrell / It’s Getting Dark / Prestige Moodsville / 9.14.62
Milt Jackson / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars Volume 3 [Bag’s & Flutes] / Bag’s New Groove / Warner Brothers [Atlantic] / 5.21.57
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Fightin’ Doug MacArthur / Okeh / 2.26.42 / vocal = Anita O’Day
The Ravens / I’ve Got the World on a String / National [unissued] / c. 1950
Mel Tormé /Mel Torme With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette / When the Sun Comes Out / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.56

set 4
Russ Freeman & Bill Perkins / Jazz West Coast, Volume III / Brother, Can You Spare a Dime / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1956
Al Cohn & his Orchestra / Lullaby of Birdland / RCA Victor / 12.23.54
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / As Time Goes By / Dawn / 1956
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Swing Out to Victory / Bluebird / 7.13.42
Georgie Auld with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires / Manhattan / Early Autumn / Coral / 9.2.52
Perry Como / The RCA Victor Pop Shopper [So Smooth] / It’s a Good Day / RCA Victor / 1955
The Southern Sons / I Heard the Preaching of the Elders / Bluebird / 8.28.42

last soulful song
The Chi-Lites / Stoned Out of My Mind / Brunswick / 1973



Friday, November 03, 2017

Turn on Your Playlist

WMBR listeners help us reach heavenly high notes!

This was the 2017 Coffeetime fundraising episode. Thanks to everyone who pledged/donated during my show as well as everyone who has pledged/donated since the fundraiser began yesterday morning. We continue our fun time until the end of the programming day on Wednesday. So don’t miss out: wmbr.org. Also thanks to everyone at the station who helped me by taking phone calls and keeping the laughs going, including Lauren, Sophia, Captain Al, Yuri, Larry, Bruce, Galen, and John. Big hug.

Coffeetime, November 3, 2017, 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