Friday, February 15, 2019

I'm Gonna Write a Letter to My Playlist

Dean makes himself comfortable.

Coffeetime, February 15, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Jenkins & Donald Byrd / Jazz Eyes / Orpheus / Regent / 9.10.57
Tina Brooks / Minor Move / The Way You Look Tonight / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.16.58
Johnny Marvin / Little By Little / Victor / 8.3.29 / with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy
The Three Keys / Jig Time / Brunswick / 9.8.32
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / (You’ll Always Be) The One I Love / Signal / 10.22.55 / vocal = Ernestine Anderson

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

set 2
Buddy Collette / Tenderly / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Yusef Lateef / Into Something / You’ve Changed / New Jazz / 12.29.61
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / You Are Too Beautiful / Dawn / 6.12.56
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / Have You Met Miss Jones? / Keynote / 8.9.46
Joe Venuti Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34
Ella Logan / Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Music, Lost My Man / broadcast, Casino de Paree revue / 4.4.35 / with Abe Lyman & his Californians
Julia Lee & her Boyfriends / Mama Don’t Allow / Capitol / Hollywood 6.16.47
Vikki Carr / Discovery, Vol. II / Like Love / Liberty / LA 1964

set 3
Ray Charles / The Genius After Hours / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Atlantic / 11.20.56
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / In a Meditating Mood / Signal / 10.22.55
Erskine Butterfield / Boogie Woogie Barcarolle / Joe Davis / 8.17.44
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / I’m in Love with the Honorable So and So / Bluebird / 3.12.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
The Basin Street Boys / I’m Gonna Write a Letter to My Baby / Exclusive / LA 1947 / with the Eddie Beal Trio (including Lucky Thompson)
Matt Dennis / Matt Dennis Plays & Sings Matt Dennis: Live in Hollywood / Everything Happens to Me / Trend / live Tally Ho Club, Hollywood 1953

set 4
The Poll Winners / Exploring the Scene! / The Duke / Contemporary / LA 8.30,31 & 9.1.60
Buddy Collette & his Swinging Shepherds / At the Cinema / The Bad and the Beautiful / Mercury / 1959
Larry Adler / They All Laughed / Columbia / London 6.3.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
Eartha Kitt / RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt / C’est Si Bon / RCA Victor / 1953
The Mills Brothers / San Antonio Rose / I’m an Old Cowhand / Dot / 1961
The Trumpeteers / Don’t Miss That Train / Okeh / 1.2.52

last soulful song
Leroy Hutson / Love Oh Love / Love Oh Love / Curtom / Chicago 1973


Friday, February 08, 2019

Let's Say Hello to the Playlist

Martha tickles while Calvin has her back.

Coffeetime, February 8, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Farmer & Donald Byrd / 2 Trumpets / Contour / Prestige / 8.3.56
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy / West Coast Wailers / Marcia Lee / Atlantic / LA 8.16.55
Teddy Wilson Sextet / Tiger Rag / radio broadcast, The Mildred Bailey Show / 1.19.45
Noël Coward / I Travel Alone / HMV / London 10.29.34 / with Carroll Gibbons on piano
Camille Howard & her Boy Friends / Easy / Specialty / Hollywood 2.26.51
Don Elliott with Irma Curry / Love Is a Necessary Evil / Goin’ Back to Joe’s / Columbia / 1.62

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / Comin’ Your Way / Then I’ll Be Tired of You / Blue Note / 1.20.61
Buddy Collette / Nice Day with Buddy Collette / Over the Rainbow / Contemporary / LA 12.22.58
Mat Mathews / The Modern Art of Mat Mathews / How Deep Is the Ocean / Dawn / 1956
Sol Hoopii / Radio Blues / Columbia / LA 10.13.27
Walter Huston / Let’s Say Hello to the Ladies / NBC radio broadcast, Good News of 1940 / Hollywood 1940
The Merry Macs / Breathless / Decca / Hollywood 1942
Magnificents / Don’t Leave Me / Vee Jay / 3.58

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / I Remember You / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers / Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / Impulse! / 6.14.61
Charlie Parker / Mohawk / Clef / 6.6.50
Golden Gate Quartet / Sweet Adeline / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.24.38
Etta Jones / Long, Long Journey / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra
Martha Davis / Martha Davis and Spouse / Mine / ABC-Paramount / 1957

set 4
Victor Feldman / Merry Olde Soul / Bloke’s Blues / Riverside / 1.6, 11.61
Paul Desmond / Desmond Blue / Then I’ll Be Tired of  You / RCA Victor / 10.2.61
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / On the Sentimental Side / Vocalion / 1.27.38 / vocal = Billie Holiday
Phil Harris & Orchestra / Some Little Bug / Ara / Hollywood c. 11.45
Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor / Moses Supposes / MGM movie, Singin’ in the Rain / Hollywood 1951
Golden Gate Quartet / God Almighty Said / Bluebird / 11.15.38

last soulful song
Lulu / New Routes / Where’s Eddie / Atco / Muscle Shoals 1970



Friday, February 01, 2019

My Playlist Is in Your Hands

Fayard's sure Harold sings from the heart.

Coffeetime, February 1, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / Buzz-at / Riverside / 12.27.61
Max Roach / Max Roach + 4 on the Chicago Scene / Shirley / EmArcy / Chicago 6.3.58
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Flat Third Jive / radio transcription / mid-1940s
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Goody Goodbye / radio transcription / 1938-39 / vocal = The 3 Blue Notes
Jack McVea & his Door Openers / Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) / Black & White / LA 2.49 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Dakota Staton / Ballads and the Blues / Time Was / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

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

set 2
Sonny Rollins / Freedom Suite / Till There Was You / Riverside / spring 1958
Cy Coleman / Why Try to Change Me Now / Little Darlin’ / Westminster / 1960
Johnny Guarnieri’s All Star Orchestra / Salute to Fats  / Savoy / 4.18.44
Joe Venuti Orchestra / Stardust / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34 / vocal = Louis Prima
Fats Waller / My Fate Is in Your Hands / Victor / 12.4.29
Billy Boy [Arnold] / Here’s My Picture / Vee Jay / Chicago 10.55
The Ferrers [Rosemary Clooney & José Ferrer] / Oh Captain! / Keep It Simple / MGM / 1958

set 3
The Manhattan Jazz All-Stars / Swinging “Guys and Dolls” / My Time of Day / Columbia / 11.4.59
Red Garland / A Garland of Red / A Foggy Day / Prestige / 8.17.56
Wardell Gray / Get Happy / personal recording: Bob Andews Archive [Xanadu] / live, The Haig, Hollywood 9.9.52
Noble Sissle & his Orchestra / That’s What Love Did to Me / Decca / 3.11.36 / vocal = Lena Horne
The 4 Vagabonds / Duke of Dubuque / Bluebird / 12.17.41
Jerry Colonna / Entertains at Your Party… / August in Azusa / Bravo / 1959

set 4
Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz / Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Verve [unissued] / LA 12.12.57
The Nicholas Brothers / They Say He Ought to Dance / Decca / 12.6.37
Charles Aznavour / Je te rechaufferai / Barclay / Paris 1965
The Five Trumpets / My Chains Fell Off / Gotham / 1950

last soulful song
The Impressions / Gypsy Woman / ABC-Paramount / 1961