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