Friday, July 13, 2018

Playlist (How I Love My Playlist)

Thanks for the happy music, Mr. Jordan!
Coffeetime, July 13, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Leebop / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.13.68
Art Taylor / Taylor’s Wailers / Well, You Needn’t / Prestige / 2.25.57
Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra / Jelly Roll Blues / Victor / 11.22.38
The Piccadilly Players / Hitting the Ceiling / Edison [unissed] / 6.27.29
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Teacher (How I Love My Teacher) / Decca / Chicago 11.15.41
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Sings Gerswhin / Maybe / Decca / 9.12.50 / with Ellis Larkins on piano

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

set 2
Lee Morgan / Volume 3 [1557] / I Remember Clifford / Blue Note / 3.24.57
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra / Sketches on Standards / Lover Man / Capitol / Hollywood 1.28 & 30.53
Art Pepper / The Return of Art Pepper / You Go to My Head / Jazz: West / Hollywood 8.6.56
Michel Warlop & Son Orchestre / Taj Mahal / Swing / Paris 6.18.41
Spirits of Rhythm / Junk Man / Decca / 9.14.34
Peggy Lee / Aren’t You Glad You’re You / Capitol / Hollywood 4.4, 8.49
Matt Dennis / Give Her a Kiss [45 rpm EP] / Give Her a Kiss / RCA / 1955

set 3
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith / Blue Bash / Soft Winds / Verve / 7.26.63
Jimmy Cleveland & his All Stars / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland & his All Stars / Count ’Em In / EmArcy / 11.19.55
Fats Navarro / Goin’ to Minton’s / Savoy / 1.29.47
Carol Bruce / Embraceable You / V-Disc 87A / 11.16.43 / with Red Norvo & his Overseas Spotlight Band
Jubalaires / Long, Lean & Lanky / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Anthony Newley / Tony / Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes / London /  London 1961

set 4
Johnny Smith / Moonlight in Vermont / Tenderly / Royal Roost / 1954
Victor Feldman / Mallets A Fore Thought / Evening in Paris / Interlude [Mode] / Hollywood 9.57
Mildred Bailey / Give Me Time / Columbia / 1.25.40
King Cole Trio / If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow / MacGregor transcription / 5.24.44
Phil Harris / That’s What I Like About the South / Woodman, Spare that Tree / RCA Victor / 1947
Dixie-aires / Elijah / Exclusive / LA 1949

last soulful song
The Staple Singers / Stoned Soul Picnic / Stax [unissued] / Memphis 1968 / with Booker T & the MG’s

Friday, July 06, 2018

My Kind of Playlist Is You

Mr. Robeson sings for the miners in Scotland, 1949

Coffeetime, July 6, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / High Pressure / Soft Winds / Prestige / 12.13.57
Paul Quinichette / Sequel [45 rpm EP] / Sequel / EmArcy / 1.53
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Mary (What Are You Waiting For?) / Victor / Chicago 11.25.27 / vocal = Bing Crosby
The Big Three / Violent Love / Okeh / Chicago 5.29.51
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / My Kind of Trouble Is You / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / Star Dust / Decca / Just Jazz Concert, Civic Auditorium, Pasadena 8.4.47
Jimmie Lunceford & his Chicksaw Syncopators / Leaving Me / Victor / 1.26.34 / vocal = Henry Wells
Variety Boys / Uptown Jive / Decca / 1941
Paul Robeson / Summertime / HMV / London 1.14.38
Peggy Lee / Miss Peggy Lee – In Love Again! / I’ve Got Your Number / Capitol / Hollywood               1964

set 3
Ruby Braff / Fine and Mellow [45 rpm EP] / Storyville / Boston 1955
Pee Wee Russell / By Appointment Only [45 rpm EP] / Missy / Storyville / featuring George Wein’s Mahogany Hall All Stars / Boston 1952
Ike Quebec / Tenor Sax [45 rpm EP] / Jim Dawgs / Savoy / 8.7.45
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Queen Street Rag / Decca / 4.20.40
Billie Holiday / [45 rpm EP] / What Is This Thing Called Love / Decca / 8.14.45 / with Bob Haggart & his Band
Bobby Short / On the East Side / Looking at You / Atlantic / 1960

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Jazz Impressions / Fenwyk Farfel / Fantasy / San Francisco 1957
Australian Jazz Quartet / The Things We Did Last Summer / Bethlehem / 2.55
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / [45 rpm EP] / Standanavian / Roost / Stockholm 3.23, 24.51
King Cole Trio / You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45
Bobby Darin / That’s All / Beyond the Sea [45 rpm EP] / Atco / Hollywood 12.19.58
Harmonizing Four / Amazing Grace / Gotham / c. 1958

last soulful song
The Stylistics / People Make the World Go Round / Avco / Philadelphia 1971



Friday, June 22, 2018

Praise the Lord and Pass the Playlist

Tiny's music, big smiles! (Nice guitar.)

Coffeetime, June 22, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Trigger Alpert / Trigger Happy! / Trigger Happy / Riverside / 11.30.56
John Coltrane / Stardust / Love Thy Neighbor / Prestige / 7.11.58
Benny Goodman Sextet / Moonglow / Columbia / 5.14.34
Bram Martin & his Band / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / Regal Zonophone / Holborn Restaurant, London 12.5.36
Laurel Watson / Honey in a Hurry / Apollo / 10.15.45 / with the Tab Smith Sextette
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Love, Look Away / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

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

set 2
Arnett Cobb / Smooth Sailing / (I Don’t Stand A) Ghost of a Chance (With You) / Prestige / 2.27.59
Chet Baker / Smokin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Serenity / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Paul Quinichette / I Cover the Waterfront / French Columbia / 7.17.57
Andrew Iona’s Novelty Four / That Lovin’ Hula / Columbia / Hollywood 1.22.29
Cliff Edwards / My Dog Loves Your Dog / Brunswick / London 4.9.34
BB King / You Upset Me Baby / Kent / 1952
Dean Martin / Peanut Vendor / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 7.2.52 / with Dick Stabile & Orchestra

set 3
Joe Newman / Jive at Five / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Prestige / 5.4.60
Phineas Newborn, Jr / Fabulous Phineas / Back Home / RCA Victor / 3.28.58
Brew Moore & his Playboys / No More Brew / Savoy / 10.22.48
Southern Sons / Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition / Bluebird / 10.22.42
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Lover Man / Musicraft / 3.45 / vocal = Patti Powers
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings / Ev’ry Day / Verve / 7.26.55

set 4
Lennie Niehaus / Lennie Niehaus Quintet with Strings / Star Eyes / Contemporary / LA 3.30.55
Stéphane Grappelli / The Lady Is a Tramp / Barclay / Paris 2.14.56
Tiny Grimes Swingtet / Tiny’s Boogie Woogie / Blue Note / 8.14.46
King Cole Trio / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Capitol / Hollywood 10.28.47
Astrud Gilberto / The Astrud Gilberto Album / Once I Loved / Verve / Hollywood 1.27, 28.65
Alphabetical Four / I’m Gonna Walk Right In and Make Myself at Home / Decca / 11.18.43

last soulful song
The Two Tons [aka Two Tons of Fun aka The Weather Girls] / Backatcha / I Been Down / Fantasy Honey / 1980

Friday, June 15, 2018

La Playlist d'un Roman d'Amour

Pure elegance! When entertainment entertained…

Coffeetime, June 15, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / Split Feelin’s / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Charlie Rouse / Takin’ Care of Business / Weirdo / Jazzland / 5.11.60
All-Star Band / Blue Lou (take 1) / Victor / 1.11.39
Noël Coward / Mary Make Believe / HMV / London 5.28 / with the New Mayfair Orchestra & Carroll Gibbons
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers / Cryin’ Over You / Specialty / Hollywood 1952
Eartha Kitt / RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt  / Lilac Wine / RCA Victor / 1954 /with Henri René & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Red Garland / High Pressure / Solitude / Prestige / 12.13.57
Miles Davis / Walkin’ / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Prestige / 4.3.54
Andre Previn / Let’s Get Away from It All! / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / Decca / 1951
Fred Astaire / The Way You Look Tonight / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.26.36 / with Johnny Green & his Orchestra
Studs Henderson [aka Big Duke Henderson] & his Orchestra / Proposition Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
The Ravens / Without a Song / National [unreleased] / 1948
Billy Eckstine / Without a Song / AFRS Jubilee #120 / Hollywood 2.12.45

set 3
James Moody / James Moody / Darben the Redd Foxx / Argo [Cadet] / 8.59
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Soul Blues / Prestige / 11.7.58
Tadd Dameron Sextet / The Chase / Blue Note / 9.26.47
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Some Other Spring / Columbia 9.12.39 / vocal = Jean Eldridge
The Charioteers / Daddy / Okeh / 6.1.41
Bobby Troup & his Trio / My Funny Valentine / Liberty / Celebrity Room, Hollywood 1955 


set 4
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / You and I / Coral / Hollywood 4.25.57
Bobby Jaspar / La Fin d’un Roman d’Amour / Vogue / Paris 5.30.53
Art Tatum Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / Brunswick / 1.5.44
King Cole Trio / Honeysuckle Rose / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.22.44 / vocal = Ida James
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / Reprise / LA 6.11.66
Edna Gallmon Cooke / I’ve Been Redeemed / Nashboro / Nashville 1960 / with The Young People’s Choir (of Springfield Baptist Church)

last soulful song
William Bell / I’ll Show You / Stax / Memphis 9.63

Friday, June 08, 2018

Viddle De Playlist

Perry averts his eyes from the brilliance of the Frankies!

Coffeetime, June 8, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Burrell / I Never Knew / Blue Note [unissued] / 8.15.58
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Riverboat Shuffle / Decca / 10.23.34
The Seven Blues Babies / That’s Him Now / Edison / 1.2.29
Three Flames / Viddle De Vop / Columbia / 1947
Billie Holiday / At Jazz at the Philharmonic / Body and Soul / Clef / 2.12.45

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

set 2
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Stardust / Blue Note / 2.9.57
Don Elliott / The Don Elliott Quintet / Imagination / RCA Victor / 1954
Art Tatum / The Tatum Touch / Willow Weep for Me / Columbia / live, Shrine Auditorium, LA 4.2.49
Eddie Lang – Joe Venuti & their All-Star Orchestra / Beale Street Blues / Vocalion / 10.22.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Ethel Waters / Shades of Blue / Man Wanted / Remington [Continental] / 4.19.46 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Pete Johnson’s All Stars / Man Wanted / National / 1.2.46 / vocal = Etta Jones
Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton / Jazz Spec / Taking a Chance on Love / Columbia / 10.25.55

set 3
Frank Wess Sextet / Wess of the Moon / Commodore / 8.54
Shorty Sherock / Jazz at the Philharmonic, The First Concert / I’ve Found a New Baby / Clef / 7.2.44
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Ad-De-Day (The Song Of The Cuban Money Divers) / Decca / 3.10.39 / vocal = Perry Como     
4 Deep Tones / Just in Case You Change Your Mind / Coral / 1951
Frank Sinatra / Don’t Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) / Columbia / 7.10.49 / with The Pastels

set 4
Art Pepper / The Art of Pepper / Without a Song / Aladdin / LA 4.1.57
Lennie Tristano Sextette / Sax of a Kind / Capitol / 5.16.49
Mills Brothers / Strawberry Fair / Decca / 7.5.39
T-Bone Walker / That’s Better for Me / Black & White / LA 11.12.47
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / ’Deed I Do / Coral / 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio
The Chosen Gospel Singers / I’m Going Back with Him / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Five Stairsteps / The Touch of You / Windy C / 1967

Friday, June 01, 2018

Nobody’s Playlist But Your Own

Wise eyes, Charles
Coffeetime, June 1, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Charles McPherson / From This Moment On! / Once in a Lifetime / Prestige / 1.31.68
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Like Someone in Love / Johnny’s Blue / Blue Note / 8.14.60
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block / Victor / 7.13.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / 2 O’Clock in the Morning / Peacock / Houston summer 1950
Etta Jones / Something Nice / That’s All There Is to That / Prestige / 9.16.61

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Portrait of Art Farmer / Too Late Now / Contemporary / 4.19.58
Earl Zindars Sextet / The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Quiet Temple / Warwick / spring 1960
Chu Berry & Charlie Ventura / Dream Girl, Parts 1 & 2 / Sittin’ In With / LA 10.22.41
Carroll Gibbons & The New Mayfair Orchestra / Nobody’s Fault But Your Own / HMV / London 3.20.29
Monette Moore / Rockin’ Chair / Crystalette / LA 1946 / with Crystalette All Stars
Jimmy Durante / Club Durant / The Boys with the Proboskis / Decca / Hollywood 1957 / duet with Bob Hope
Pee Wee Crayton / The Darkest Hour / Modern [unissued] / Hollywood c. 1952

set 3
Dizzy Reece / Asia Minor / Yamask  / New Jazz / 3.13.62
Booker Ervin / The Book Cooks / The Blue Book / Bethlehem / 4.6.60
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / My Little Cousin / Okeh / 2.5.42 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Jubalaires / Jube’s Blues / Standard transcription / late 1940s
Mel Tormé / The Best Things in Life Are Free / Musicraft / Hollywood 8.47 / with The Page Cavanaugh Trio

set 4
Red Norvo / Music to Listen to Red Norvo By / Red Sails / Contemporary / LA 2.9.57
Tal Farlow / Tal / There Is No Greater Love / Verve / 1956
George Jenkins & his All Stars / Drum Magic / G.J.’s Drums / Tampa / LA 1955
Big Maybelle / I Understand / Savoy / 8.13.59
King Cole Trio / I’m a Little Ashamed / Capitol / Hollywood 8.28.47
Bobby Blue Bland / I’m Not Ashamed / Duke / 1959
The Chosen Gospel Singers / Ananias / Specialty [unissued take 3] / Hollywood 11.11.52

last soulful song
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds / The New Religion / I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying / Atco / 1967

Friday, May 18, 2018

Let's Have a Natural Playlist!

He's got his name on his pretty guitar!
Coffeetime, May 18, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Another Night at Birdland / JAMPH / Roost / live, Birdland 4.10.57
Lou Donaldson / Roccus / Blue Note / 6.20.52
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Hallelujah! / Columbia 9.12.39
Russ Columbo / Guilty / Victor / 9.3.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Luther Henderson & his Orchestra / Overwork Blues / Victor / 10.8.47 / vocal = Etta Jones
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / Shangri-La / Atlantic / live at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper, LA 1970

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Young and Foolish / Riverside / 12.15.58
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / I Should Care / Epic / 7.13.61
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / But Beautiful / Riverside / 5.21.57
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Idolizing / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Frank Bessinger
Annisteen Allen & her Home Town Boys / She Lost her Re-Bop / Queen / Cincinnati c. 4.46 / vocal with Bullmoose Jackson & ensemble
Albert King / The Big Blues / Let’s Have a Natural Ball! / Bobbin / 1960

set 3
The Montgomery Brothers / Groove Yard / Back to Back / Riverside / 1.3.61
Lester Young / Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #1 / Ad Lib Blues / Norgran / 11.28.52
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / A-Tisket, A-Tasket / Brunswick / 7.29.38 / vocal = Nan Wynn
The Syncopaters / River Stay Away from My Door / National / 10.49
Nat King Cole & his Trio / After Midnight / Sweet Lorraine / Capitol / Hollywood 8.15.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Flute Diet / EmArcy / LA 3.5 & 7.58
Barney Kessel / Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By / Fascinating Rhythm / Contemporary / 8.6.56
Larry Adler / Lover, Come Back to Me / Columbia / Paris 5.31.38
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Simple and Sweet / Decca / 9.27.36 / vocal = Perry Como
King Cole Swingsters / Sentimental Blue / Keystone / Hollywood 7.22.40 / vocal = Maxine Johnson
Thurston Harris / Tell Me So / Aladdin [unissued] / Hollywood 5.29.58
Anita Gillette & Frank Gorshin / Jimmy [Original Broadway Cast Recording] / That Old Familiar Ring / RCA Victor / 1969
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / If I Had My Way / Bluebird / Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Friends of Distinction / Check It Out / RCA / 1971



Friday, May 11, 2018

The Silver-Masked Playlist

Work of ART!: Little Milton on The! Beat!!! in 1966

Coffeetime, May 11, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / A Caddy for Daddy / 3rd Time Around / Blue Note / 12.18.65
Bill English / Bill English / 7th Avenue Bill / Vanguard / 1963
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Warmin’ Up / Brunswick / Chicago 5.14.36
B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra / Moonbeam: Kiss Her for Me / Victor / 1.6.27 / vocal = The Silver-Masked Tenor [Joseph M. White]
Bette McLaurin / Ol’ Man River / Jubilee / 1954 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra
Nancy Wilson / Naturally / I Wish I Didn’t Love You So / Capitol / Hollywood 1966

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell / Men at Work / I’m a Fool to Want You / Cadet / live, The Village Vanguard 1966
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Seldon Powell / Sextet / I’ll Close My Eyes / Roost / 1956
Frankie Newton & Orchestra / Minor Jive / Victor / 1.13.39
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Three Little Words / Victor / Hollywood 8.26.30 / with The Rhythm Boys
Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Zaz Zuh Zaz / Victor / 11.2.33
Amos Milburn / Two Years of Torture / Aladdin / LA 5.18.50
Kay Starr / Movin’ On Broadway! / You’re Just in Love / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

set 3
Hank Mobley / Reach Out! / Up Over and Out / Blue Note / 1.19.68
Leo Wright / Suddenly the Blues / Willow Weep for Me / Atlantic / 4.23.62
Howard McGhee / Merry Lee / Vitacoustic [Savoy] / Chicago late 12.47
Teddy Wilson Quintet / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Musicraft / 12.18.44 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The 5 Red Caps / I’m Crazy ’Bout You / Beacon / LA 3.44
Lionel Hampton / You Better Know It!!! / Vibraphone Blues / Impulse! / 10.26, 29.64

set 4
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / Flyin’ Colors / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
Flip Phillips / Flip Phillips – Buddy Rich Trio / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Clef / 12.14.52
Mildred Bailey / All the Things You Are / Vocalion / 11.30.39
Valerie Carr / Ev’ry Hour Ev’ry Day of My Life / While We’re Young / Roulette / 1959
Little Milton / Sacrifice / Checker / Chicago 3.26.64
Echoes of Zion / Evening Sun / Gerald [Modern] / Atlanta 1950

last soulful song
The Sapphires / Gonna Be a Big Thing / ABC-Paramount / 1965


Friday, May 04, 2018

A Sinner Kissed a Playlist

Rick's on drums! (Harriet & Ozzie sing “Mandy.”)

Coffeetime, May 4, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Armando Peraza Septet / The Soul of Jazz Percussion / Wee Tina / Warwick / spring 1960
Yusef Lateef / Tracks in the Sand soundtrack / Cha Cha / 3.62
Young Men from Memphis / Down Home Reunion / Blue ‘N’ Boogie / United Artists / 4.15.59
Danny Polo & his Swing Stars / Polo-naise / Decca / Paris 1.30.39
The Revelers / Hallelujah! / Victor / 4.25.27
Red Callender Trio / Red Light / Black & White / LA 6.46
Ethel Waters / The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters / Suppertime / Mercury / 1954

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / I Cover the Waterfront / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Mal Waldron / Impressions / All the Way / New Jazz / 3.20.59
Wardell Gray / A Sinner Kissed an Angel / Prestige / Detroit 4.25.50
J. C. Cobb & his Grains of Corn / Don’t Cry, Honey / Brunswick / Chicago / 2.7.29 / vocal = J. C. Cobb
Una Mae Carlisle / Don’t Try Your Jive on Me / Vocalion / London 5.20.38
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / So Many Beautiful Men (So Little Time) / EmArcy / 4.21.55

set 3
Cedar Walton / Cedar! / Twilight Waltz / Prestige / 7.10.67
Yusef Lateef / Jazz Moods / Metaphor / Savoy / 4.6.57
Charlie Parker / Donna Lee [take 4] / Savoy / 5.8.47
Delta Rhythm Boys / Hey John (Keep Your Glasses On) / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1.30.47 / with Lowell Martin’s Orchestra
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Don’t Cry, Cry Baby / Decca / 4.28.49
David Allen / This Is My Lucky Day / Penthouse Serenade / Everest / Hollywood 1964

set 4
Hampton Hawes / All Night Session! 2 / Will You Still Be Mine / LA overnight 11.12.56
Stan Getz / Tootsie Roll / Royal Roost / 12.10.50
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Haydn Gets Hep / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Am I Gonna Have Trouble with You? / radio transcription / Hollywood 1936 / duet with Harriet Hilliard
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Don’t Dream of Anybody but Me / Atco / 5.12.59
Bill Landford & the Landfordaires / Troubled, Lord I’m Troubled / Columbia / 12.49

last soulful song
Deena Johnson / I’m a Sad Girl / Simpson Records / 1966


Friday, April 27, 2018

Playlist en ré majeur

More Lani…always!

Coffeetime, April 20, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Blue Spring / Spring Cannon / Riverside / 1.20.59
The Jazz Messengers / Lady Bird / Blue Note / live, Café Bohemia 11.23.55
Metronome All-Star Band / One O’Clock Jump / Victor / 1.16.41
Annette Hanshaw / Would You Like To Take A Walk? / Harmony / 1.20.31
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Your Socks Don’t Match / Decca / Hollywood 7.26.44
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella and Her Fellas / Would You Like to Take a Walk (Sump’n Good’ll Come from That) / Decca / Hollywood 1951 / duet with Louis Armstrong; with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra

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

set 2
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Three Blind Mice / Blue Moon / United Artists / live, Renaissance Club, Hollywood 3.62
Stephane Grappelli / Slow en ré majeur (I’ll Be Around) / Barclay [unissued] / Paris 2.14.56
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / How Deep Is the Ocean / Signature / 12.8.43
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Manhattan Rag / Columbia / 10.10.29
Cleo Brown / My Handy Andy / Hollywood Hot Shots / Hollywood circa 12.36
Hot Lips Page Trio / Evil Man’s Blues / Bluebird / 12.10.40 / vocal = Teddy Bunn
Mickey Rooney / Mickey Rooney Sings George M. Cohan / I Love You / RCA / LA 1957

set 3
John Coltrane / Dakar / Route 4 / Prestige / 4.20.57
Lars Gullin / Lars Gullin Quartet / Circus / EmArcy / Mariehäll, Sweden 5.25.54
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Out of My Way / Swing / 8.23.46 / vocal = Sid Catlett
The Ravens / You Foolish Thing / Okeh / 3.29.51
Yves Montand / Yves & his Songs of Paris / La ballade de Paris / Odeon [Monitor] / France 1954 / with orchestra conducted by Bob Castella

set 4
Leroy Vinnegar / Leroy Walks! / Would You Like to Take a Walk / Contemporary / LA 9.23.57
King Cole Trio / Rex Rhumba / Capitol / Hollywood 3.20.46
King Cole Trio / When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.26.44 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 / Fool on the Hill / Upa, Neguinho / A&M / Hollywood 1968
Southern Sons / I’m Free at Last / Victor / 8.28.42

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Baby You Got It / Two Time Loser / Double Shot / Hollywood 1967



Friday, April 20, 2018

I Guess I’ll Hang My Playlist Out to Dry

Don't be discouraged.
Coffeetime, April 20, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Wayne Shorter / Introducing Wayne Shorter / Black Diamond / Vee Jay / 9.9.59
Horace Silver / The Stylings of Silver / No Smokin’ / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Lonesome Nights / Okeh / 10.16.33
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Sunny Disposish / Victor / 2.3.27 / vocal = The Revelers (Lewis James, Charles Harrison, Elliott Shaw, Wilfred Glenn)
Mabel Scott / Baseball Boogie / King / Cincinnati 3.25.50
Sarah Vaughan / Sarah Sings Soulfully / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dryo / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Cannonball Adderley / Takes Charge / I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / Riverside / 4.12.59
Donald Byrd / Royal Flush / I’m a Fool to Want You / Blue Note / 9.21.61
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Solitude / Columbia / 9.11.34
King Bennie Nawahi / My Girl from the South Sea Isles / Columbia / 1928
Baby Rose Marie & his Orchestra (The Seven Year Old Radio Star) / Take a Picture of the Moon / Victor / 3.10.32
Annisteen Allen & her Home Town Boys / I Want a Man (Who’s Gonna Do Right) / Queen / 12.20.45
Tom Jones / Live in Las Vegas / Help Yourself / Parrot / Las Vegas 1969

set 3
John Wright / Mr. Soul / Blue Prelude / Prestige / 4.10.62
Tony Aless / Tony Aless and His Long Island Suite / Aqueduct / Roost / 7.55
Charlie Parker / Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter / I Get a Kick Out of You / Verve / 3.31.54
Melody Masters / Fox and the Crow / Apollo / 1948
Ella Mae Morse / Rip Van Winkle / Capitol / Hollywood 9.25.45
Anthony Newley / Love Is a Now & Then Thing / The Thrill Is Gone / London [Decca] / 1960 (his debut LP)

set 4
Stu Williamson / Jazz Swings Broadway / Independent / World Pacific/Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.12.57
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / Three and One / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith’s Sensational Trio (Formerly Rambler Trio) / No O’Clock Jump / Super Disc / 1947
T-Bone Walker / Hometown Blues / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 12.16.47 / interview from 1961 with T-Bone
José Feliciano / And the Feeling’s Good / Chico and the Man (Main Theme) / RCA / LA 1974
The Gable-Aires / I’m Saved and I Know It! / Move Upstairs / Battle / Chicago 9.26.63

last soulful song
The Manhattans / I’m the One Love Forgot / Carnival / 1965

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dancing on the Playlist

Recitationtime!

Coffeetime, April 13, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Cherokee / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Cy Coleman / Flower Drum Song / Grant Avenue / Westminster / 1959
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Pastel Blue / Bluebird / 3.12.39
Little Jack Little & his Orchestra / I Don’t Want to Be President / Columbia / 6.28.35
The Treniers / Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) / Okeh / 7.15.54 / with Willie Mays of the New York Giants
Kay Starr / Movin’ / I Cover the Waterfront / Capitol / Hollywood 1959 / with orchestra conducted by Van Alexander

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

set 2
Gene Ammons / The Big Sound / That’s All / Prestige / 1.3.58
Walter Barnes & his Royal Creolians / My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise) / Brunswick / Chicago 12.14.28
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain du Melody’s Bar / Marta / Columbia / Paris 1932
Cats & the Fiddle / Blue Skies / Bluebird / 10.41
Ann Sothern / Sothern Exposure / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Tops / LA 1947

set 3
John Lewis / The Wonderful World of Jazz / If You Could See Me Now / Atlantic [unissued] / 9.9.60
Eddie Davis & his Orchestra / Happy Birthday / Sittin’ in With / 1948
Harry James & his Orchestra / Melancholy Mood / Brunswick [unissued alt take] / 7.13.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
Ink Spots / Address Unknown / Decca / 8.17.39
Matt Dennis / She Dances Overhead / Dancing on the Ceiling / RCA / 1955

set 4
Richie Kamuca / When Day Is Done / Concord / 1977
Pete Jolly Five / The Five / I Dig Ed / RCA Victor / LA 3.9.55
Ray Abrams & his Sextet / Tami’s Blues / Sittin’ in With / 1948
Ernie Morris / In the Mood / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43 / intro by Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Sophie Tucker / Life Begins at Forty / Columbia / London 11.18.36 / with Ted Shapiro on piano, a “musical monologue”
Dinah Washington / Walking Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45 / with Lucky Thompson’s All Stars
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Teach Me (How to Love You) / Duke / Houston 1957
Selah Jubilee Singers / What a Time / Decca / 2.21.41

last soulful song
The Artistics / Get My Hands on Some Lovin’ / Okeh / Chicago 1.7.64

Friday, April 06, 2018

In My Own Little Playlist

The line on Doris Day is that she’s great! Happy 96th Birthday!

Coffeetime, April 6, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / City Lights / City Lights / Blue Note / 8.25.57
Tadd Dameron Orchestra / Clifford Brown Memorial / Philly J.J. / Prestige / 6.11.53
The Bechet-Spanier Big Four / That’s A Plenty / HRS / 4.6.40
Cass Hagan & his Park Central Hotel Orchestra / The Varsity Drag / Columbia / 9.2.27 / vocal = Franklyn Bauer, Lewis James, Elliot Shaw
Johnny Otis Band / Mistrustin’ Blues / Savoy / 8.12.50 / vocals = Little Esther & Mel Walker
Doris Day / Lullaby of Broadway / Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone / Columbia / Hollywood 12.4.50 / Frank Comstock & Orchestra

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

set 2
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / I Remember Clifford / Candid / 9.27.60
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Lover Man / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Paul Baron & his Orchestra / The Man I Love / Mildred Bailey’s Music Till Midnight, CBS radio / 8.18.44
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / My Kinda Love / Okeh / 1.26.29 / vocal = Bing Crosby
Mildred Bailey / I’ll Never Be the Same / Mildred Bailey’s Music Till Midnight, CBS radio / 8.18.44
Sammy Davis Jr. / Sammy’s Back on Broadway / A Room Without Windows / Reprise / Hollywood 4.13.65

set 3
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin’ / Jones Bones / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Blossom Dearie / Jazz Sweet / Down the Depths of the 90th Floor / Barclay / Paris 1955
Charlie Parker / Crazeology / Dial / 11.17.47
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else / Capitol / 6.27.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers
Deep River Boys / Wrapped Up in a Dream / RCA Victor / 2.49
Matt Monro / Blue and Sentimental / Once in a While / London [Decca] / London 1957 / with Malcolm Lockyer & his Orchestra

set 4
Bill Holman – Mel Lewis Quintet / Jive for Five / The Beat Generation / Andex / Hollywood 6.6.58
Howard McGhee / St. Louis Blues / Regent / Somewhere in the south Pacific late 1951
The Four Aces / I’ll Never Let You Go Again / Trilon / San Francisco 7.47
Lesley Ann Warren / In My Own Little Corner / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64; premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65
Thomas Bailey / Just Won’t Move / Federal / Nashville 1970
The Chosen Gospel Singers / On the Main Line / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
The Fascinations / Trusting in You / Mayfield [unissued] / 1967





Friday, March 30, 2018

You’ve Got the Right Eye But You’re Peeping at the Wrong Playlist

Coffeetime stalwart, MR. ART BLAKEY. [applause]
Coffeetime, March 30, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Phil Woods / Pairing Off / Cool Aid / Prestige / 6.15.56
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / S’Make It / Waltz for Ruth / Limelight / Hollywood 11.64
Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians / Waitin’ for Katy / Columbia / Chicago 3.22.28
Lolly-Pop Jones & Ethel Morris / Aviator Papa / DeLuxe / New Orleans 1948
Chris Connor / Chris / All About Ronnie / Bethlehem / 8.9-11.54 / with Ellis Larkins Trio

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

set 2
Bill Evans / The Soul of Jazz Piano [Everybody Digs Bill Evans] / Peace Piece / Riverside / 12.15.58
Bob Gordon / Moods in Jazz / Babette / Tampa / Hollywood 1954
Johnny Sparrow Quintet / Serenade to Twins / National / 3.30.50
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Do Something / Decca / London 6.2.29
Bertha Idaho / You’ve Got the Right Eye But You’re Peeping at the Wrong Keyhole / Columbia / 5.22.28 / with Bob Ricketts on piano
Don Voorhees & his Orch / Baby’s Blue / Columbia / 9.10.27 / vocal = Lewis James
Myra Taylor / Booted / Mercury / Chicago 1947
Danny Kaye / There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame / Decca / Hollywood 4.18.49 / with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra

set 3
Dick Morgan / See What I Mean? / See What I Mean? / Riverside / 10.31.60
Buddy Rich / The Swinging Buddy Rich / Me and My Jaguar / Norgran / 8.21.53
Gene Ammons / Idaho / Mercury / Chicago 6.19.47
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Let ’Er Go / radio transcription / Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, NY 1937-38 / vocal = Bea Wain
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / I’ll Be Around / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Bobby Darin / Toot Toot Tootsie; Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / live, The Ed Sullivan Show 1962

set 4
John Graas / Jazz Studio Two / Graas Point / Decca / Hollywood 1954
Bob Enevoldsen / The Bob Enevoldsen Quintet / Iron Works / Tampa / LA 8.8.55
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Pasadena / Exclusive / Hollywood 1945
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / The Right to Love (Reflections) / Capitol / Hollywood 7.2.64
Highway QC’s / I’ll Trust His Word / Vee Jay / Chicago 5.22.55

last soulful song
Mitty Collier / Together / Chess / Chicago 1964




Friday, March 23, 2018

Look Down that Lonesome Playlist

Happiness is Aretha singing Day Dreaming *live* on Soul Train!

Coffeetime, March 23, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Heads Up! / Togetherness / Blue Note / 11.17.67
Coleman Hawkins / Soul / Sweetnin’ / Prestige / 11.7.58
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / Fine and Dandy / Brunswick / 3.31.37
Noel Coward / We Were So Young / HMV / London 8.15.35 / with Clifford Greenwood & his Orchestra
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / Bring ’Em Down Front / Capitol / 9.11.46 / vocal = Bob Merrill
Toni Harper / Lady Lonely / Blue It Grows / RCA Victor / Hollywood 7.15, 16, 28.59 / with orchestra arranged & conducted by Marty Paich

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Standard Coltrane / Invitation / Prestige / 7.11.58
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley Quartet [5066] / My Sin / Blue Note / 3.27.55
The Ramblers Dance Orchestra / Footlights Parade Selection, part 1 / Decca / The Hague, Netherlands 4.2.34
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Brunswick / 9.4.29 / with Irving Mills & his Hotsy-Totsy Gang
Eddie Cantor / The Eddie Cantor Story soundtrack [Warner Brothers] / Medley: Pretty Baby; You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby; Yes Sir, That’s My Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 12.25.53
Chuck Willis / It Were You / Okeh / 12.54

set 3
Lee Morgan / Cornbread / Ceora / Blue Note / 9.18.65
Jimmy Smith / The Sermon! / Blue Room / Blue Note [unissued] / 8.25.57
Stan Getz & his Four Brothers / The Brothers / Battle of the Saxes / Prestige / 4.8.49
The Four Vagabonds / Lazy Country Side / Apollo / 8.47
Sarah Vaughan / I’ll Know / Columbia / 12.6.50 /with the Norman Leyden Orchestra
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Look Down that Lonesome Road / Dawn / 1956 / with the Mat Mathews Quintet

set 4
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Herbie’s Buddy / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Sonny Stitt and Bud Powell / All God’s Children / Prestige [103] / 1.26.50
Les Paul Trio / This Can’t Be Love / V-Disc 664A / Hollywood 7.46s
Mildred Bailey / You Started Something / Majestic / 10.47
Frankie Laine / Mr. Rhythm / Judy / Columbia / 1951 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Lula Reed / Blue and Moody / Bump on a Log / King / Cincinnati 2.6.54
“The Church Choir” / soundtrack to The Lost Man / He’ll Wash You Whiter Than Snow / Uni / Hollywood 1969 / written and arranged by Cora Martin

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Young, Gifted and Black / Day Dreaming / Atlantic / Miami 1972



Friday, March 16, 2018

There’s a Playlist in the Sky

Girls make passes at tenor players who wear glasses.

Coffeetime, March 16, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / [Clubhouse] / Clubhouse / Blue Note / 5.27.65
Jackie McLean & John Jenkins / Alto Madness / Pondering / Prestige / 5.3.57
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Manhattan Transfer / Columbia / 2.19.40
Russ Columbo / Save the Last Dance for Me / Victor / 2.29.31 / with Leonard Joy & his Orchestra
Jay McShann / Confessin’ the Blues / Philo / LA summer 1945 / vocal = Jimmy Witherspoon
Sylvia Syms / [In a Sentimental Mood] The Fabulous Sylvia Syms / Skylark / [Movietone] 20th Century Fox / 1964

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

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Sonny Rollins, vol. 1 / How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / Blue Note / 12.16.56
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Prestige Moodsville / 4.2.60
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / The Wolf Wobble / Columbia / 9.10.31
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra / Rockin’ Chair / Victor / 7.14.39 / vocal = Ford Leary
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Big Jay McNeely / Insect Ball / Imperial / LA summer 1950
The Debonaires / May We Be on Better Terms / Dootone [unissued] / LA 1957

set 3
Tina Brooks / True Blue / Good Ole Soul / Blue Note / 6.25.60
Frank Wess Sextet / All My Life / Commodore / 8.54
Melvin “Sax” Gill & Orchestra / Dancer’s Delight / Gotham / Philadelphia 11.49
Mills Brothers / Rockin’ Chair / Decca / 3.8.32
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Well, All Right / Victor / 5.22.39 / vocal = Edythe Wright
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Rockin’ Chair / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.13.56

set 4
Chico Hamilton / Ellington Suite / In a Sentimental Mood / World Pacific / LA 1959
Cal Tjader / Tjader Plays Tjazz / I’ll Know / Fantasy / Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco 12.4.54
Al Cohn / Four Brass One Tenor / Every Time / RCA Victor / 5.55
Ella Logan / Finian's Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Look to the Rainbow / Columbia / 1947
Charles Brown / Rollin’ Like a Pebble in the Sand / Aladdin / LA 10.52
Nat King Cole / There’s a Gold Mine in the Sky / Capitol / Hollywood 1957
Jubalaires / He Understands, He’ll Say “Well Done” / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Lovelites / This Love is Real / Uni / 1970

Friday, March 09, 2018

Practicing the Playlist

Oh, goody! It's Women's Week.

Coffeetime, March 9, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Shelly Manne & his Men / At the Black Hawk, volume 1 / Our Delight / Contemporary / San Francisco 9.22.59
International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Galvanizing / radio broadcast, AFRS Jubilee / Hollywood early 1945
Zelma O’Neal / Do What You Do! / Brunswick / 4.29.29 / with Al Goodwin & his Orchestra
Willie Mae “Big” Mama Thornton / The Big Change / Peacock / Houston 1953
Dinah Washington / Make the Man Love Me / EmArcy / 3.15.55

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

set 2
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly / Make the Man Love Me / Vee Jay / 7.20, 21.61
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Don’t Blame Me / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Milt Jackson Sextet / I’m in the Mood for Love / Savoy / Chicago 2.48
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Floyd’s Guitar Blues / Decca / 3.16.39
Hildegarde (Loretta Sell) / A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody: Practising the Piano / Columbia / 1936
Shirley Booth / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio broadcast 1945
Una Mae Carlisle / Ain’t Nothin’ Much / Joe Davis / 5.23.44
Little Esther (Phillips) & Jimmy Ricks / Double Crossing Blues / Atlantic / 2.6, 7.64

set 3
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Can’t We Be Friends / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contrasts / Larue / Riverside / 5.21.57
Sonny Stitt / Kaleidoscope / Can’t We Be Friends / Prestige / 1.3.51
The Smoothies / Love for Sale / Bluebird / 5.19.39
The Dinning Sisters / Fun and Fancy Free / Capitol / Hollywood1947
Freda Payne / After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!! / I Wish I Knew / Impulse / 9.19.63

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / A Flower is  Lovesome Thing… / Like a Mighty Rose / Fantasy / LA 1957
Shorty Rogers & his  Giants / The Big Shorty Express / Pink Squirrel / RCA Victor / LA 7.5.56
Martha Davis & Spouse / A Tribute to Fats Waller / Jitterbug Waltz / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1958
Peggy Lee / Fine and Dandy / Capitol / LA 4.4, 8.49
Audrey Morris / The Voice of Audrey Morris / You Irritate Me So / Bethlehem / Hollywood 7.56 / with Marty Paich & the Hollywood String Quartet
The Elite Jewels / Standing on the Rock / Cleveland late 1940s

last soulful song
Belita Woods / My Magic Corner / Moira / Detroit 1969



Friday, March 02, 2018

Playlist for Jam

Scat Man and Redd making music, wearing sweaters.

Coffeetime, March 2, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Harold Land / West Coast Blues! / Klactoveedsedstene / Jazzland / San Francisco 5.17, 18.60
Shelly Manne & his Men / score to film The Proper Time / Happy Pool / Contemporary / LA 12.7, 14.59 & 1.28.60
Teddy Hill & his Orchestra / At the Rug Cutter’s Ball / Brunswick / 4.1.36
Billy Merrin & his Commanders / We’ll Make Hay While the Sun Shines / Regal Zonophone / London, 1.26.34
Tiny Bradshaw / Newspaper Boy Blues / King / Cincinnati 2.27.52 / vocal = Tiny Kennedy
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Why Try to Change Me Now / Prestige / 3.23.62

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

set 2
James Moody / Hey! It’s James Moody / Don’t Blame Me / Argo / Chicago 12.29.59
Cannonball Adderley / Know What I Mean? / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Riverside / 2.27.61
Coleman Hawkins & his Quartet / You’ve Got Me Crying Again / Vogue / 8.25.50
Danny Polo & his Swing Stars / Money for Jam / Decca / London 10.1.37
Billy Cotton & his Band / Nobody Loves a Fairy When She’s Forty / Regal Zonophone / London 11.21.34 / vocal = Elsie Carlisle
Frank Sinatra & Gloria DeHaven / Some Other Time / soundtrack to RKO movie Step Lively / Hollywood 2.24.44
Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie / Our Shining Hour / Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now / Verve / 8.31 & 9.2-5.64

set 3
Bob Brookmeyer / Bob Brookmeyer and Friends / Sometime Ago / Columbia / 5.26, 27.64
Donald Byrd / Royal Flush / 6 M’s / Blue Note / 9.21.61
Charlie Parker’s Ree Boppers / Billie’s Bounce / Savoy / 11.26.45
Les Brown & his Orchestra / There’s No You / radio transcription / Hollywood (Palladium) 7.26.45 / vocal = Doris Day
The 5 Red Caps / Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Night / Joe Davis / 5.44
“Scat Man” Crothers / Gone with “Scat Man” Crothers [Rock ’N Roll with “Scat Man” Crothers] / September Song / Craftsmen [Tops] / 1957

set 4
Stan Getz, Cal Tjader / For All We Know / Fantasy / San Francisco 2.8.58
Stu Williamson / Jazz Swings Broadway / Love in a Home / World Pacific/Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.12.57
Art Tatum Trio / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / V-Disc 456A / 1.5.44
Oscar Alemán / Russian Lullaby / HMV / Paris 4.5.39 / vocal = Wilson Myers
Lulu / To Sir with Love (soundtrack) / Museum Outings Montage / Fontana / London 1967
Soul Stirrers / Mean Old World / Specialty / Hollywood 4.10.57

last soulful song
Staple Singers / Trippin’ on Your Love / Stax [unissued] / Memphis 1972


Friday, February 23, 2018

Playlist While Dancing

Kay Starr explains music! And hairdos.

Coffeetime, February 23, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette / Sunday / Prestige / 5.17.57
The Jazz Messengers / Ecaroh / Columbia / 5.4.56
Earl Hines & his Orchestra / Windy City Jive / Bluebird / Hollywood 8.20.41
Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra / Half a Moon (Is Better Than No Moon) / Victor / 9.24.26 / vocal & ukulele = Johnny Marvin
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You Run Your Mouth and I’ll Run My Business / Decca 1.25.40
Ella Fitzgerald / [Twelve Nights in Hollywood] / Good Morning Heartache / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

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

set 2
Tina Brooks / Back to the Tracks / For Heaven’s Sake / Blue Note [unissued - Mosaic] / 10.20.60
Cy Coleman / Why Try to Change Me Now / Why Try to Change Me Now / Westminster / 1960
Art Van Damme / Cocktail Capers / A Foggy Day / Capitol / Hollywood 1950
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / It’s the Talk of the Town / Columbia / 9.22.33 /
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Trouble Why Pick on Me / Brunswick / 9.24.31 / vocal = Louis Deppe
Jo Stafford & Johnny Mercer / Conversation While Dancing / V-Disc 503B / Hollywood 9.13.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra & the Pied Pipers
Clyde McPhatter / May I Sing for You? / That’s My Desire / Mercury Wing / 1962

set 3
Gene Ammons / Jammin’ in Hi Fi with Gene Ammons / Cattin’ / Prestige / 4.12.57
Kay Starr / You’ve Got to See Mamma Ev’ry Night (Or You Can’t See Mamma At All) / Capitol / Hollywood 10.20.47
The Ravens / It’s the Talk of the Town / National [unissued] / 12.13.49
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / Lovely to Look At / Clef / Hollywood 12.52

set 4
Henry Mancini / Combo! / Charleston Alley / RCA Victor / Hollywood 6.14, 17, 21.60
Warne Marsh / Music for Prancin’ / It’s All Right With Me / Mode / Hollywood 9.57
Larry Adler / Medley: I Won’t Dance, Lovely to Look At / Columbia / London 7.10.35 / with Henry Hall & BBC Dance Orchestra
Mildred Bailey / Right as the Rain / radio transcription: The Mildred Bailey Show (aka Music Till Midnight, CBS Playhouse No. 3 (currently called the Ed Sullivan Theater) / 10.20.44 / with Paul Baron & his Orchestra
Peggy Lee & Desi Arnaz / Mañana / transcription (radio show) / Hollywood 1952 / Sonny Burke & his Orchestra
Jackie Wilson / Please Tell Me Why / Brunswick / 1961
The Pilgrim Travelers / Thank You Jesus / Specialty / Hollywood 8.12.48

last soulful song
Tommy Ridgley / Heavenly / Ric / New Orleans 12.8.62

Friday, February 16, 2018

Playlist Has Got Me

Rare treasure: live performance by the Golden Gate Quartet!

Coffeetime, February 16, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Les McCann / Les McCann LTD in New York / Chip Monck / Pacific Jazz / live at The Village Gate 12.28.61
Donald Byrd / Byrd in Flight / Lex / Blue Note / 1.25.60
Zelma O’Neal / Do Something / Brunswick / 3.29 / with Al Goodman & his Orchestra
Jesse Belvin / Blues Has Got Me / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 11.12.52
Bev Kelly / Love Locked Out / Gloomy Sunday / Riverside / 10.27, 28, 30.59

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

set 2
Gene Ammons / Live! in Chicago / It Could Happen to You / Prestige / DJ Lounge, Chicago 8.29.61
Howard McGhee / Maggie’s Back in Town!! / Willow Weep for Me / Contemporary / LA 6.26.61
Bennie Green / Bennie Green with Strings / Embraceable You / Prestige / Chicago 5.13.52
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress / Feeling My Way / Brunswick / 2.17.32
Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra / Father’s Got His Glasses On / Victor / 11.2.33
Adelaide Hall / That Old Feeling / HMV / London 8.28.38 / with Fats Waller on organ
Frank Sinatra / Who Wants to Be a Millionaire / Capitol / Hollywood 4.20.56 / duet with Celeste Holm
Memphis Slim / The Comeback / Vee-Jay / Chicago 8.18.59

set 3
Clifford Jordan / Cliff Craft / Soul-Lo Blues / Blue Note / 11.10.57
Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins / I Dig You the Most / Savoy / 3.30.55
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / You’ll Never Break My Heart Again / Reina / LA 1948 / vocal = Emma Lou Welch & the Enchanters
Rhythm Aces / I Wonder Why / Vee-Jay [unissued alt take] / 11.2.54
Frank D’Rone / In Person / Laura / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete / … And Friends / Casaba / Fantasy / LA 1963
Lenny McBrowne / Swingin’ Like Sixty [Lenny McBrowne and the Four Souls] / Soul Sisters / World Pacific [Pacific Jazz] / Hollywood spring 1960
Hadda Brooks / Romance in the Dark / Modern / LA 1948
Astrud Gilberto / Look to the Rainbow / Lugar Bonito / Verve / 12.65
Golden Gate Quartet / I’m a Pilgrim / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina 10.6.39

last soulful song
Al Wilson / La La Peace Song / Medley: I Won’t Last a Day Without You; Let Me Be The One / Rocky Road Records / 1974



Friday, February 09, 2018

Serenade to a Playlist

Love this cover! Handsome men, handsome typography, groovy sweater!

Coffeetime, February 9, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Horace Silver / Silver’s Serenade / Nineteen Bars / Blue Note / 5.7, 8.63
Oliver Nelson / Meet Oliver Nelson / Ostinato / New Jazz  / 10.30.59
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Hocus Pocus / Bluebird / 3.6.34
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Faithful Forever / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = Alan Holmes
Ruby Smith / Port Wine Blues / RCA Victor / 1.8.47 / with Gene (Honeybear) Sedric & his Orchestra
Billie Holiday / He’s Funny That Way / Clef (Jazz at the Philharmonic) / LA 10.7.46

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Tender Moments / All My Yesterdays / Blue Note / 12.1.67
Jimmy Smith / I’m Movin’ On / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Blue Note / 1.31.63
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I Surrender Dear / Bluebird / 8.27.39
The Little Ramblers / I’m Shooting High / Bluebird / 12.27.35 / vocal = Bill Dillard
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / How Blue Can You Get? / RCA Victor / 6.20.49
Martha Raye / The Voice / The Boy Next Door / Discovery [DL-3010] / 1950
Gene Allison / My Heart Remembers / Vee-Jay / 1958                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                set 3
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant / Meetin’ Here / If I Were a Bell / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1961
Curtis Fuller / The Opener / A Lovely Way to Spend the Evening / Blue Note / 6.16.57
Stan Getz / Crazy Chords / Prestige / 6.21.49
Alice Faye / I’m Shooting High / Melotone / Hollywood 1.4.36
The Four Buddies / Heart and Soul / Savoy / 8.23.51
Johnny Hartman / The Voice That Is! / Funny World / Impulse! / 9.22.64

set 4
Bud Shank / Latin Contrasts / Serenade to an Alto / World-Pacific Records / Hollywood 1959
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / A Foggy Day / Clef / LA 11, 12.52
John Graas / Jazz-Lab-1 / Pick Yourself Up / Decca / 1956
Tommy Dean Orchestra / Recession / Vee-Jay / Chicago 5.27.58 / vocal = Joe Buckner
Charles Boyer / Where Does Love Go / Once Upon a Time / Valiant / Hollywood 1965
Dinah Washington / Dinah ’63 / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Roulette / LA 1963
Swan Silvertones / Rock My Soul / Vee-Jay / 1960

last soulful song
The Vont Claires / Don’t Cha Tell Nobody / Double R Records / 1968

Friday, February 02, 2018

I've Got the Playlist on a String

Play it, Valaida! (And you look gorgeous!)

Coffeetime, February 2, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Sonny Clark / Minor Meeting / Blue Note / 3.29.59
Dave Bailey / Bash! / An Oscar for Oscar / Jazzline / 10.4.61
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / PDQ Blues / Columbia / 4.28.27
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / Turn on the Heat / Okeh / 10.10.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew
Buddy Johnson & his Band / Stand Back and Smile (Say Ella) / Decca / 1.26.42 / vocal = Ella Johnson
Pearl Bailey / Songs of the Bad Old Days / I’ve Got the World on a String / Roulette / 1960

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

set 2
Yusef Lateef / Cry! – Tender / Cry! – Tender / New Jazz / 10.16.59
Jimmy Heath / Really Big! / My Ideal / Riverside / 6.28.60
Hank Jones / Bluebird / Little Girl Blue / Savoy / 11.3.55
Les Paul Trio / I’m in the Mood for Love / V-Disc / mid-1940s
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Vocalion / 10.26.33 / with Dick McDonough on guitar
Danny Kaye / Anatole of Paris / Columbia / 1941
Valaida Snow / Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone / Derby / 1949 / with Jimmy Mundy’s Orchestra

set 3
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings / Stalking / Crown / 1960
Dave Bailey / Bash! / Like Someone in Love / Jazzline / 10.4.61
Ella Fitzgerald / (It’s Only a) Paper Moon / Decca / 3.27.45 / with the Delta Rhythm Boys
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / It’s Like Taking Candy from a Baby / Columbia / 10.30.47 / duet with Rosemary Clooney
Billy Eckstine / The Modern Sound of Mr. B / Wouldn’t It Be Loverly / Mercury / Hollywood 2.19.64

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Hampton Hawes Trio / I Got Rhythm / Contemporary / LA 6.28.55
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / In the Solo Spotlight / That’s Rich / Contemporary / 3.12.57
Julia Lee & her Boy Friends / Wise Guys (You’re a Wise Guy) / Capitol / Hollywood 6.11.47
Mose Allison / The Word from Mose / Days Like This / Atlantic / 1965
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Life Is Like That / Checker / Chicago 9.63
Rising Star Gospel Singers / Moses / Cava-tone / San Francisco 1949

last soulful song
The Free Design / Kites Are Fun / Never Tell the World / Project 3 / 1967





Friday, January 19, 2018

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Playlist

Donald delighting: singing with a smile

Coffeetime, January 19, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Ernie Henry / Presenting Ernie Henry / Active Ingredients / Riverside / 8.23, 30.56
John Coltrane & Paul Chambers / Trane’s Strain / Transition [unissued] / Cambridge 4.20.55
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Baby, Oh Where Can You Be? / Victor / 6.25.29
Joe Liggins & his Honey Drippers / Sweet Georgia Brown / Exclusive / LA c. 1947
Morgana King / For You, For Me, For Evermore / There’s a Lull in My Life / EmArcy / 3.29.56

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Laura / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Autumn Leaves / Prestige / 10.19.61
Thad Jones / The Fabulous Thad Jones / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Debut / 8.11.54
Larry Adler / Caprice Viennois / Columbia / London 3.35 / with Carroll Gibbons & Harry Jacobson on two pianos
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra / The Mooche / Victor / 10.30.28
Willie Lewis & his Entertainers / Knock, Knock, Who’s There? / Pathé / Paris 10.15.36 / vocal = Bill Coleman
Charioteers / Dinah / radio transcription / 1942
Fred Astaire / The Astaire Story / I’m Building Up to An Awful Let Down / Clef / LA 12.52

set 3
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / So What / Contemporary / LA late summer 1960
Sir Charles Thompson / Oh Joe! / Vanguard / 12.30.53
Camille Howard / O Sole Mio Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 1.26.50
Mills Brothers / Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere / Brunswick / 1.26.33
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Lord and Lady Gate / radio transcription / late 1943 / vocal = Helen O’Connell
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / By the Fireside / Jubilee / 1958

set 4
Richie Kamuca / Richie Kamuca Quartet / Fire One / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Vince Guaraldi / Modern Music from San Francisco / Between 8th & 10th on Mission St. / Fantasy / San Francisco 1955
B.B. King & his Orchestra / Blind Love / RPM / LA 12.53
Phil Harris / Bare Necessities / soundtrack to Disney movie “The Jungle Book” / Hollywood 1967
Southern Sons / Lead Me to the Rock / Bluebird / 07.25.41

last soulful song
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / Winter in America / The Bottle / Strata-East / Silver Springs, Maryland fall 1973





Friday, January 12, 2018

Playlist, Oh Where Can You Be?

Mr. B. Delights
Coffeetime, January 12, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard / Caravan / Impulse! / 7.2.62
Paul Chambers / Chambers’ Music / Eastbound / Jazz West / Hollywood 3.56
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Who Ray / radio transcription / mid-1940s
Rudy Vallée & his Connecticut Yankees / Baby, Oh Where Can You Be? / Victor / 6.25.29
Johnny Otis Band / New Love / Savoy / LA 1.10.51 / vocal = Mel Walker
Julie London / London By Night / Just the Way I Am / Liberty / Hollywood 12.55

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Strikes / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 9.15.64
Hank Jones / Bluebird / How High the Moon / Savoy / 11.1.55
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Crying and Sighing / Victor / Chicago 7.11.28
Frances Faye, Martha Raye, & Bing Crosby / After You / soundtrack, Paramount movie “Double or Nothing” / Hollywood 1937
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra / Sunday Drivin’ / radio transcription / 1947 / vocal = Gene Williams
Camille Howard / Real Gone Daddy / Specialty / Hollywood 2.2.51
Yves Montand / Yves Montand Sings / Sensationnel / Decca [Odeon in France] / Paris / 1950 / with Bob Castella et Ses Rythmes

set 3
Gene Ammons / Funky / Pint Size / Prestige / 1.11.57
Billy Eckstine Orchestra / Our Delight / soundtrack, short short feature film “Rhythm in a Riff” / 1945
Freddie Green & his Kansas City Seven / I’m in the Mood for Love / Duke / Hollywood 9.45 / vocal = Sylvia Syms
The Striders / If I Only Knew / Apollo / 11.14.49
Bobby Troup / Stars of Jazz / Please Be Kind / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1958

set 4
Russ Freeman & Chet Baker / Quartet / Love Nest / Pacific Jazz / LA 11.6.56
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / Sugar / Fantasy / 1957
Mel Tormé / …And Mimi / Musicraft / 1946 / with Page Cavanaugh Trio
John Cullum / On a Clear Day You Can See Forever / Broadway score from “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” / RCA Victor / 1965
The Southern Sons / One Day When the Lord Will Call Me / Victor / 8.28.42

last soulful song
Mad Lads / So Nice / Volt / Memphis 1968