Friday, August 31, 2018

Down, Down, Down (What a Playlist)

Please don’t look at me like that, Monsieur Aznavour.

Coffeetime, August 31, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame / All or Nothing at All / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore / Blowing in from Chicago / Status Quo / Blue Note / 3.3.57
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra / Dolomite / Bluebird / 2.27.40
Whispering Jack Smith / My Blue Heaven / HMV / London 1.10.28
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Do You Call That a Buddy (Dirty Cat) / Decca / 9.30.40
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Eddie Duran / Jazz Guitarist / Soon / Fantasy / San Francisco 1957
Duke Jordan / Flight to Jordan / Summertime / Savoy / 10.10.55
Lester Young Trio / I Can’t Get Started / Norgran / LA spring 1946
Lonnie Johnson / Playing with the Strings / Okeh / Memphis 2.21.28 
Rhubarb Red [Les Paul] / Just Because / Decca / Chicago c. 6.37
Anita Boyer & her Tomboyers / He’s Funny That Way / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio, Bob Dukoff on tenor sax
Mabel Mercer / Mabel Mercer Sings / Trouble Comes / Decca / 1964
Lucky Carter / Stop Arguing Over Me / M.O.C. / Memphis 4.7.69

set 3
Duke Pearson / The Right Touch / Chili Peppers / Blue Note / 9.13.67
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Tough Tenors / Tickle Toe / Jazzland / 11.4 & 10.60
Joe Thomas & his Orchestra / Sittin’ Around / King / Cincinnati 6.28.50
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Ride On / Columbia / 7.27.42 / vocal = Earl Warren
Charioteers / Down, Down, Down (What a Song) / Okeh / 6.1.41
Charles Aznavour / His Love Songs in English / Just Because (Parce Que) / Reprise / LA 1965

set 4
Art Pepper / …The Way It Was! / Tickle Toe / Contemporary / LA 11.26.56
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette’s Swinging Shepherds / Tasty Dish / EmArcy / LA 3.5 & 7.58
King Cole Trio / I Realize Now / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Ida James / Speak Low / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio
Ivory Joe Hunter & his Band / She’s A Killer / 4 Star / San Francisco 1947
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Oh For a Night in the Ballroom / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47
Alphabetical Four / Precious Lord, Hold My Hand / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Marlina Mars / Just Another Dance / Okeh / Chicago 1965



Friday, August 24, 2018

A Playlist of Honey

Oscar Peterson teaches us a lesson in happy.

Coffeetime, August 24, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Johnny Griffin / Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note / 4.6.57
Blue Mitchell / The Cup Bearers / Dingbat Blues / Riverside / 8.28, 30.62
Gene Austin / Ain’t She Sweet / Victor / 3.15.27
Bandanna Girls [Mozelle France & May Hopkins] / Every Time I Hear Your Name / Decca / 1.24.39
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / When You’re Alone / Apollo / 11.2.45
Honi Gordon / Honi Gordon Sings / Ill Wind (You’re Blowing Me No Good) / Prestige / 3.23.62

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

set 2
Blue Mitchell / Blue’s Moods / When I Fall in Love / Riverside / 8.24.60
Oscar Peterson / Plays the George Gershwin Song Book / Summer Time / Verve / summer 1949
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / Little Buttercup (I’ll Never Be the Same) / Okeh / 6.10.31
Jesse Crawford / At Sundown / Victor / 6.28.27
Eddie Cantor / The Eddie Cantor Story soundtrack [Warner Brothers] / Row, Row, Row / Capitol / Hollywood 12.25.53
Julia Lee / If It’s Good / Mercury / 4.46 / with Tommy Douglas’ Orchestra
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / I’m Waiting Just for You / King / 2.28.51 / vocal = Annisteen Allen & John Carol
Mel Tormé / Mel Tormé Sings Astaire / They All Laughed / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.56 / with Marty Paich and his Dek-Tette

set 3
Ken McIntyre / Looking Ahead / Head Shakin’ / New Jazz / 6.28.60
Johnny Sparrow & his Bows & Arrows / Serenade to Satchmo / Gotham / Philadelphia 1951
Maxine Sullivan / It Ain’t Necessarily So / Victor / 12.10.38
5 Red Caps / Grand Central Station / Beacon / 7.43
Frankie Laine / Rockin’ / We’ll Be Together Again / Mercury / 1947

set 4
Lee Konitz / Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh / Two Not One / Atlantic / 6.14.55
Gerry Mulligan / The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Volume 1 / Four and One Moore / Pacific Jazz / 12.4 & 5.57
King Cole Trio / Baby / MacGregor radio transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Bobby Darin / Venice Blue / A Taste of Honey / Capitol / Hollywood 1965
Solomon Burke / Got to Get You Off My Mind / Atlantic
Swan Silvertones / Move Somewhere / Vee-Jay / 1960

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Oogum Boogum / I’m the One Who Knows / Double Shot / LA 1967

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lonesome Playlist Blues

We say a little prayer for you, Aretha.

Coffeetime, August 17, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey / A Jazz Message / Café / Impulse! / 7.16.63
Paul Chambers / Go… / Just Friends / Vee-Jay / Chicago 2.2.59
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Until Today / Victor / Chicago 8.4.36
Lonnie Johnson / I Done Told You / Okeh [unissued] / St. Louis 4.25.27                                                Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Take a Good Look at Mine / Victor / Chicago 1.14.29 / vocal = Harold Stokes
Amos Milburn / It’s a Married Woman / Aladdin / LA 11.19.47
Morgana King / The Winter of My Discontent / I’d Do it All Again / Ascot / 1964

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

set 2
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison / Pres & Sweets / That’s All / Norgran / LA 11.1.55
Kenny Burrell / Introducing Kenny Burrell / Weaver of Dreams / Blue Note / 5.30.56
Gene Ammons / Boss Tenor / My Romance / Prestige / 6.16.60
Thomas Waller with Morris’s Hot Babies / Gee Chee / Victor / 12.1.27
Kay Starr / So Tired / Capitol / Hollywood 11.2.48
Goree Carter & his Hepcats / Hoy – Hoy / Freedom / 1949

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers!!!!! / Alamode / Impuse! / 6.14.61
Les McCann / Pretty Lady / Dorene Don’t Cry, I… / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1961
Tiny Grimes & his Rocking Highlanders / Am I Blue / Gotham [unissued] / 1951
Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra / Never Felt Better, Never Had Less / Victor / 4.21.38 / vocal = Jayne Dover
The Ravens / Don’t Look Now / Columbia / 10.19.50
Johnny Hartman / I Just Dropped By to Say Hello / I Just Dropped By to Say Hellor / Impulse! / 10.17.63

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / A Boy Named Charlie Brown / Baseball Theme / Fantasy / San Francisco 1964
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + Eleven / Anthropology / Contemporary / LA 5.12.59
Smith-Glamann Quintet / Poinciana / Pulling Strings / Bethlehem / 8.1.54
King Cole Trio / You Must Be Blind / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.24.44
Freddy King / Lonesome Whistle Blues / King / Cincinnati 1.17.61
Aretha Franklin / Aretha in Paris / Groovin’ / Atlantic / Olympia Theatre, Paris 5.7.68
Zion Travelers / A Soldier of the Cross / Dooto / LA 1962

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Runnin’ Out of Fools / I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face / Columbia 1964

Friday, August 10, 2018

What Did She Say? (The Playlist Song)

Oh, Dave Barbour! That guitar, that open shirt, that handsome, furrowed brow.

Coffeetime, August 10, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Thad Jones & Kenny Burrell / Detroit-New York Junction / Tarriff / Blue Note / 3.13.56
Clifford Jordan / Cliff Craft / Anthropology / Blue Note / 11.10.57
Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) & his Orchestra / Blue Sea / Victor / 1.22.41
Vaughn De Leath / Baby Your Mother (Like She Babied You) / Victor / 8.12.27 / with Leonard Joy & his Orchestra
Walter Brown / Lyin’ Woman Blues / Capitol / Kansas City 4.22.49
Ella Fitzgerald / Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Verve / LA 6.23.61

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

set 2
James Moody / Wail Moody Wail / The Nearness of You / Prestige / 12.12.55
[Åke] Stan Hasselgard / I’ll Never Be the Same / Capitol / Hollywood 12.18.47
Lonnie Johnson / 6/88 Glide / Okeh [unreleased] / St. Louis 10.27
[Etienne] Sarane Ferret & le Quintette de Paris / Royal Blue / Odeon / Paris 1942 / “avec le violoniste Georges Effrosse”
Bing Crosby / (I Don’t Stand A) Ghost of a Chance (With You) / Brunswick / Hollywood / 10.14.32
Peggy Lee / I Cover the Waterfront / Snader Telescription / Hollywood 1950 / with Dave Barbour Quintet

set 3
Lonnie Smith / Think! / Son of Ice Bag / Blue Note / 7.23.68
Claude Thornhill / Anthropology / radio transcription / 1947
Sarah Vaughan / I Cover the Waterfront / Musicraft / 1947 / with George Treadwell’s Orchestra
Charioteers / What Did He Say? (The Mumble Song) / Columbia / 12.5.47
Frank D’Rone / In Person / I Am in Love / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Volume 3 / Swing Shift / Contemporary / LA 7.22.52
Frank Foster / Fat Shoes / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Count Basie / The Dirty Dozens / Decca / 11.9.38
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney / I Wish I Were in Love Again / soundtrack, MGM film Words and Music / Hollywood 5.28.48
Little Milton / Blues ’n’ Soul / You’re No Good / Stax / Memphis 1974
Fairfield Four / Heaven in My View / Dot / 10.54

last soulful song
Chuck Jackson / (You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man in You / live, local NYC TV1968



Friday, August 03, 2018

Hot Playlist Noodling

Pretty as a moving picture, Lilian Roth explains it all to Hal Thompson

Coffeetime, August 3, 2018, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Barry Harris / Bull’s Eye / Bull’s Eye / Prestige / 6.4.68
Milt Jackson / The Jazz Skyline / The Lady Is a Tramp / Savoy / 1.23.56
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra / I’m in the Mood for Swing / Victor / 7.21.38
Lillian Roth / Why Am I So Romantic? / soundtrack from Paramount Marx Brothers movie, Animal Crackers / Hollywood 1930 / duet with Hal Thompson
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / You Can Go Feed Yourself / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1949 / vocal = Billy Valentine
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Here I Am in Love Again / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Barney Wilen / Jazz sur Seine [soundtrack] / Nuages / Fontana / Paris 2.13, 14.58
J.J. Johnson / JJ! in Person / My Old Flame / Columbia / 1956
Paul Quinichette / Pepe Meets the Vice President / French Columbia / 7.17.57
Luis Russell’s Heebie Jeebie Stompers / Sweet Mumtaz / Okeh / 11.17.26
Layton & Johnstone [Turner Layton & Clarence Johnstone] / Always / HMV / London 5.26
Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies / Who’s Sorry Now? / Decca / Chicago 1.27.35
Ricky Nelson / I Wanna Be Loved / Imperial / Hollywood 10.20.59

set 3
Curtis Amy / Katanga! / Native Land / Pacific Jazz / LA 1963
Bobby Timmons / The Compositions Of Horace Silver / Home Cookin’ / Riverside / 6.18.62
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / How Do? / Columbia / Hollywood 10.14.41 / vocal = Anita O’Day
Bobby Short / On the East Side / Pretty Girl / Atlantic / 1960

set 4
Bob Brookmeyer / Brookmeyer & Guitars [The Street Swingers] / Hot Buttered Noodling / Kimberly [World Pacific] / 12.13, 16.57
Emmett Berry Five / White Rose Kick / National / 8.31.44
Les Paul Trio / Begin the Beguine / Decca / Hollywood 12.12.44
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / Decca / Hollywood 7.16.41
Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby / Fancy Meeting You Here / (I’d Like to Be) On a Slow Boat to China / RCA Victor / Hollywood 7.28.58
The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama / I’ve Been Born Again / Specialty / New Orleans 3.57

last soulful song
Betty Wright / Clean Up Woman / Alston / 1970