Friday, May 24, 2019

Painting the Playlist with Sunshine

Stand back, Diz… Helen’s got your number!

Coffeetime, May 24, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Big 6 / Jamph / Riverside / 7.2-3.58
Hank Mobley / Monday Night at Birdland / There Will Never Be Another You / Roost / 5.10.55
Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels / West End Blues / Champion / Richmond, IN 2.11.29
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Painting the Clouds with Sunshine / Decca / Chenil Galleries, Chelsea, London 12.31.29 / vocal = Lou Abelardo
Helen Humes / Be-Baba-Leba / Philo / LA 8.45 / with Bill Doggett Octet
Kay Starr / Leave Me a Memory or Two / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 1948

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

set 2
Ike Quebec / Everything Happens to Me (long version) / Blue Note / 9.25.60
Shelly Manne / “The Three” & “The Two” / Everything Happens to Me / Contemporary / LA 9.14.54
Bernie Leighton  / Piano Contrasts / I See Your Face Before Me / EmArcy / 8.9.46
Jelly Roll Morton’s New Orleans Jazzmen  / West End Blues / Victor / 9.28.39
Lonnie Johnson & Victoria Spivey / Toothache Blues, Part 1 / Okeh / 10.17.28
Chuck Willis / Charged with Cheating / Okeh / 1.26.56

set 3
Freddie Hubbard / Here to Stay / Nostrand and Fulton / Blue Note / 12.27.62
Cy Coleman / Playboy’s Penthouse / Tennis Bum’s Blues / Everest / 1960
The Emmett Berry Five / Byas’d Opinions / National / 8.31.44
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / The Hour of Parting / Brunswick / LA 7.30.37 / vocal = Boots Castle
The Four Vagabonds / Oh My Achin’ Heart / Apollo / 3.24.47
Dick Haymes / Moondreams / What’s New / Capitol / Hollywood 4.56

set 4
Barney Kessel / The Poll Winners Ride Again! / When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along / Contemporary / LA 8.19, 21.58
Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz / Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi / Too Close for Comfort / Verve / LA 12.12.57
Connee Boswell / Blueberry Hill / Brunswick / 8.22.40 / with Harry Sosnik & his Orchestra
The Melodians / You Have Caught Me / Treasure Isle / Kingston,  Jamaica 1967
Golden West Singers / Jesus Is Everywhere / Ajax / San Francisco 1949

last soulful song
Brenda Holloway / ’Til Johnny Comes / Tamla [unissued] / 1967



Friday, May 17, 2019

When a Woman Loves a Playlist

Ladies and other gentlepeople: the stunning Abbey Lincoln!

Coffeetime, May 17, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers / Omicron / Blue Note / 9.21.56
Tadd Dameron / Fontainebleau / Delirium / Prestige / 3.9.56
Kansas City Stompers / Shanghai Honeymoon (Beneath the Desert Moon) / Brunswick / Chicago 7.2.29
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Ya Comin’ Up Tonight, Huh? / Victor / Chicago 1.14.29 / vocal = Harold Stokes with Wynken, Blynken, & Nod
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / No Sale / Decca / 6.26.46
Abbey Lincoln / That’s Him! / When a Woman Loves a Man / Riverside / 10.28.57

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

set 2
Sonny Criss / Go Man! / Memories of You / Imperial / 7.10.56
Kenny Burrell / Midnight Blue / Mule / Blue Note / 1.8.63
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / [45 rpm EP] / Prelude to a Kiss / Roost / Stockholm 3.23, 24.51
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra / Three Little Words / Brunswick / 4.6.34
Meredith Willson & the NBC Orchestra / various songs from The Wizard of Oz / NBC radio program, Maxwell House Good News / Hollywood 6.29.39 / with Robert Young as MC
The Gazelles / Honest / Gotham / Philadelphia 1955

set 3
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Frankie and Johnny / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Buddy Collette / Hunt and Peck / radio broadcast, US Navy show, “The Navy Swings” / Hollywood 1962
Sax Gill / Crisco Jump / Gotham [unissued] / 1950
Les Brown & his Orchestra / Sentimental Journey / broadcast / 10.2.44 / vocal = Doris  Day
The Four Blues / Jitterbug Sadie / Decca / 12.4.40
Billy Eckstine & his Orchestra / In a Sentimental Mood / National / LA 4.21.47

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Resonant Emotions / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
George Barnes & Carl Kress / Guitars Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? / Satin Doll / Carney / 1963
Doris Day / Tea for Two: Songs from the Warner Bros. Technicolor production / I Want to Be Happy / Columbia / Hollywood 1950 / with the Ken Lane Singers and Page Cavanaugh Trio
Danny Kaye / The Babbitt and the Bromide / Columbia / 1941
Chords / Love, Oh Love / Atlantic [unissued] / 2.23.55
Dixie-aires / Loose the Man / Exclusive / summer 1948

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha Now / I Can't See Myself Leaving You / Atlantic / 1968

Friday, May 10, 2019

I Guess I'm a Playlist

Ethel making Pearl smile: perfection!
Coffeetime, May 10, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Howard Rumsey / Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars Host Charlie Persip’s Jazz Statesmen / The Champ / Liberty / Hollywood 2.14 & 24.57
Lee Morgan / Candy / Personality / Blue Note / 2.2.58
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Takin’ My Time / Bluebird / 1.21.41
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / I’m Grateful to You / Bluebird / 6.3.36 / vocal = Jack Butler
Tiny Bradshaw & his Orchestra / Mailman’s Sack / King / Cincinnati 2.27.52
Doris Day / Day by Night / Moonglow / Columbia / Hollywood 11.11.57 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Giant Steps / Naima / Atlantic / 4.1.59
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet / Geraldine / Riverside / 2.27.57
Les Paul Trio / Moonglow / V-Disc 572B / Hollywood summer 1945
Andy Kirk & his Twelve Clouds of Joy / Froggy Bottom / Brunswick / Kansas City 11.11.29
Boswell Sisters / It’s the Girl / Brunswick / 7.8.31 / with Dorsey Brother’s Orchestra
Johnny Mercer / I’m Gonna See My Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 10.4.44 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie / School Days / Umbrella Man / Dee Gee [Regent] / Chicago 7.18.52
Flamingos / Cross Over the Bridge / Chance / 1954 / with Red Holloway’s Orchestra

set 3
Charles McPherson / The Quintet/Live! / Here’s That Rainy Day / Prestige / live at The Five Spot 10.13.66
Junior Mance / Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard / 9:20 Special / Jazzland / live at the Village Vanguard 2.22, 23.61
Charlie Parker / Half Nelson / Savoy / live Royal Roost 2.26.49 / announcer = Symphony Sid
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Loch Lomond / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Memphis Slim & the House Rockers / I Guess I’m a Fool / Premium / 1950 

set 4
Henry Mancini / Combo! / Scandinavian Shuffle / RCA Victor / Hollywood 6.14, 17, 21.60
Clark Terry / In Orbit / Argentia / Riverside / 5.7, 12.58
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Louisiana / Columbia / 1940
Connee Boswell / I Cover the Waterfront / Brunswick / LA 6.10.33 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Pearl Bailey / The Songs of Academy Award Winner James Van Heusen / Personality / Roulette / 1964
Highway QCs / Jesus Is Waiting / I Wonder Have You / Vee-Jay / Chicago 1960

last soulful song
O’Jays / Time to Get Down / Philadelphia International / Philadelphia 1973


Friday, May 03, 2019

Mama Put Your Playlist On

Ethel is a pretty name for a pretty woman who sings pretty.

Coffeetime, May 3, 2019, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank / Fit for a Hanker / Blue Note [1560] / 4.21.57
Lou Donaldson / Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet / Caracas / Blue Note / 8.21.54
Sandy Williams’ Big Eight / Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You / HRS / 6.3.46
Lupino Lane / cast recording of The Golden Toy / An Elephant Never Forgets / Decca / London 1934 / orchestra conducted by Henry Hall
5 Red Caps / Mama Put Your Britches On / Beacon / LA 8.24.43
Mildred Bailey / Me and the Blues / At Sundown / Savoy / 1947

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

set 2
Ike Quebec / Heavy Soul / The Man I Love  / Blue Note / 11.26.61
Eddie Davis / Modern Jazz by Eddie Davis / Tenderly / King / Cincinnati 4.11.55
Joe Venuti Orchestra / Tea for Two / radio transcription / 12.26-28.34
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Really Blue / Victor / 10.7.30
Ethel Waters / My Special Friend Is Back in Town / Columbia / 9.18.26
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Boo-Wah, Boo-Wah / Okeh / 8.5.40
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Honey Bee / Duke [unissued] / Houston 2.55

set 3
Gene Ammons / The Big Sound / Blue Hymn / Prestige / 1.3.58
Ink Spots / Ev’ry Night About This Time / Decca / 6.23.42
Dicky Wells’ Big Seven / We’re Through / HRS / 3.21.46 / vocal = Sarah Vaughan
Johnny Hartman / The Debonair Mr. Hartman: All of Me / Tenderly / Bethlehem / 1956 / with Frank Hunter & the Bethlehem Orchestra

set 4
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison / Pres & Sweets / Mean to Me / Norgran / LA 11.1.55
Mary Lou Williams / Humoresque / Victor / 10.7.46
Peggy Lee / Don’t Blame Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood c. 1.45 / with Dave Barbour & his Orchestra
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Kentucky Babe / Varsity / 12.47
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford / One Suit / Capitol / Hollywood 1957
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Didn’t It Rain / Varsity / 12.47

last soulful song
William Bell / Quittin’ Time / Stax [unissued] / Memphis mid-60s