Friday, July 03, 2020

A Playlist, A Piccolo, and You: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 13

Buck & Bubbles bring life to sheet music!
Coffeetime, July 3, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Afrodisia / Blue Note / 3.29.55
Pepper Adams / The Cool Sounds of Pepper Adams / Like What Is This? / Regent / 11.19.57
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Shoemaker’s Holiday / Vocalion / 2.7.39
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / A Bungalow, A Piccolo, and You / Columbia / London 1932 / vocal = Val Rosing
Buck & Bubbles / Have You Got Any Castles Baby / from the Warner Brothers movie Varsity Show / Hollywood 1937  -- > I forgot to back announce them last week!
Floyd Dixon / Long Distance Blues / Aladdin [unissued] / LA 1950 / vocal = Mari Jones
Helen Humes / Songs I Like to Sing! / Imagination / Contemporary / 8.8.60

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

set 2
Doug Watkins / Soulnik / Imagination / New Jazz / 5.17.60
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Skylark / Prestige / 10.21.66
Don Elliott / Mellophone / Summer Setting / Bethlehem / 1.19.55
Eddie Lang & Frank Signorelli / Melody Man’s Dream / Okeh / 10.21.27
The Pied Pipers / In the Middle of May / Capitol / Hollywood 1945
Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Come Unto Me / Decca / Nashville 1.10.52
Frankie Laine / One for My Baby / Love Is Such a Cheat / Columbia / LA 1951 / with the Ryerson Guitars

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Sastanak U Studiju [Meeting in Studio] / Nežna Flauta [Minor Flute] / RTB / Belgrade, Yugoslavia 6.16.60
Kenny Burrell / Soul Call / Mark One / Prestige / 4.7.64
Lester Young / Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid / Aladdin / Chicago 2.18.47
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / Ha Ha Shout / Decca / 7.14.37
Charlie Spivak & his Orchestra / When I See an Elephant Fly / Okeh / Chicago 1941 / vocal = The Stardusters
Bobby Troup / The Songs of Bobby Troup / Skylark / Bethlehem / LA 1.28.55

set 4
Jack Sheldon & His Exciting All-Stars / Play, Buddy, Play! / I’m Also a Person / GNP Crescendo / LA 7.20.57   
Herb Geller / That Geller Feller / S’Pacific View / Bel Canto / LA 3.14.57
King Cole Trio / You’ve Changed / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 11.5.47
Marlena Shaw / The Spice of Life / Looking Through the Eyes of the World / Cadet / Chicago 1968
The Soul Stirrers / Jesus Done Just What He Said / Specialty / Hollywood 3.1.51

last soulful song
The Hesitations / I’m Ready / GWP / 1969



Friday, June 26, 2020

Violets for Your Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 12

Esther says, “Don’t you know – I never age, Don Cornelius!”
Coffeetime, June 26, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Soul Station / This I Dig of You / Blue Note / 2.7.60
Sonny Stitt / The Hard Swing / The Way You Look Tonight / Verve / 2.9.59
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Plain Dirt / Victor / 11.5.29
Little Jack Little / I’d Like to Dunk You in My Coffee / Columbia / Hollywood 12.7.34
Buck & Bubbles / Oh! Lady Be Good / Columbia / 1.4.34
Little Esther & Mel Walker / Deceivin’ Blues / Savoy / Cleveland 6.20.50 / with Johnny Otis Orchestra
Esther Phillips / Esther / Crazy He Calls Me / Atlantic / 1967

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

set 2
Bud Shank / New Groove / The Awakening / Pacific Jazz / LA 5.61
Jutta Hipp / Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims / Violets for Your Furs / Blue Note / 7.28.56
Mel Powell / Hommage á Debussy / Disques ABC Paris / Paris 1.45 [members of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force big band]
The Goofus Five / Lazy Weather / Okeh / 6.15.27
University Six / Lazy Weather / Columbia / 5.26.27 / vocal = Arthur Fields
Vera Lynn / Wish Me Luck As You Wave Goodbye / Decca / London 1939
B.B. King / Why Do Everything Happen to Me / Kent / LA 1958

set 3
J.J. Johnson / Blue Trombone / Blue Trombone (Parts 1 & 2) / Columbia / 4.26.57
J.J. Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 / Coffee Pot / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Spirits of Rhythm / Shoutin’ in the Amen Corner / Brunswick / 9.14.34
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / That’s the Way It Goes / Columbia / 9.25.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine’s Imagination / I Cover the Waterfront / EmArcy / 12.27.57

set 4
Eddie Costa / Guys and Dolls Like Vibes / I’ll Know / Coral / 1.15, 17.58
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Astral Alley / Atlantic / LA 12.6.55
King Cole Trio / This Will Make You Laugh / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 5.23.44
Sammy Davis Jr & Buddy Rich / The Sounds of ’66 / Come Back to Me / Reprise / 12.66
Jubalaires / My God Called This Morning / Queen / Cincinnati 2.47

last soulful song
Tobi Lark / Challenge My Love / Topper / Detroit 1966

Friday, June 19, 2020

What More Can a Playlist Do: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 11

Debonair Tony, making clever sartorial use of a couple of tablecloths.

Coffeetime, June 19, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider / Blue Lace / Blue Note / 5.27.61
Oscar Pettiford / Oscar Pettiford Sextet / Burt’s Pad / Swing / 3.21.54
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Sensation / Brunswick / 3.19.27
Thelma Terry & her Playboys / Dusky Stevedore / Columbia / 9.27.28 / vocal = Joe Davis
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers / Boogie-Woogie Lou / Specialty / Hollywood 10.11.51
Nancy Wilson / Broadway – My Way / I’ll Know / Capitol / Hollywood 1964

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

set 2
Thad Jones / Mad Thad / Medley: Flamingo; If You Were Mine; I’m Through with Love; Love Walked In / Period / 1.6.57
Charlie Rouse / We Paid Our Dues / When Sunny Gets Blue / Epic / 7.13.61
Eddie South / Yesterdays / Gold Seal / late 10.46 / with Shandor’s Gypsy Orchestra
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / It Was Only a Sun Shower / Victor / 9.8.27 / vocal = Dusty Rhodes
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra / Antidisestablishmentarianismist / V-Disc 843B / Hollywood 9.30.47 / vocal = Ray Nance
Ella Mae Morse / Bombo B. Bailey / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
Frank Sinatra & Vivian Blaine / Sue Me / soundtrack of MGM movie Guys and Dolls / Hollywood 3.9.55

set 3
Harold Vick / Steppin’ Out / Trimmed in Blue / Blue Note / 5.27.63
Sahib Shihab / Summer Dawn / Lillemor / Argo / Cologne, Germany 5.8, 9.64
Bud Powell / The Amazing Bud Powell / Ornithology / Blue Note [5003] / 8.9.49 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Bud_Powell
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Just Let Me Look at You / Victor / 1.6.38 / vocal = Jack Leonard
The Hipp Cats / It Must Be Jelly (’Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That) / Decca / 8.13.38
Joe Mooney / On the Rocks / Warm Kiss and Cold Heart / Decca / 1.1.47

set 4
Joe Mooney / On the Rocks / What More Can a Woman Do / Decca / 12.12.47
Wardell Gray / Taking a Chance on Love / live, The Haig, Hollywood / 9.8.52
King Cole Trio / Baby, Baby All the Time [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 4.17.46
Anthony Newley / There’s No Such Thing As Love / Chrysler Presents the Bob Hope Special, NBC / Hollywood 12.18.69
Golden Gate Quartet / Do Unto Others / Columbia / 10.47

last soulful song
The Futures / Our Thing / Amjo / Philadelphia 1970





Friday, June 12, 2020

The Playlist Is a Dope: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 10

George knows that Pearlie Mae is a knockout.

Coffeetime, June 12, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Profile / Two Mile Run / Blue Note / 10.25.59
Lou Donaldson / Swing and Soul / Groove Junction / Blue Note / 6.9.57
Six Men and a Girl / Zonky / Varsity / 1.26.40
Marigold Entertainers / Jealous / Vocalion / Minneapolis 1.29 / vocal = Art White
Gene Ammons & his Sextet / Hold That Money / Mercury / Chicago 10.23.47 / vocal = Earl Coleman
Lee Wiley / Sugar / Commodore / 7.10.40

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

set 2
Sam Rivers / A New Conception / Detour Ahead / Blue Note / 10.11.66
Cy Coleman / A Jazzman’s Broadway / Love, Look Away / transcription / early 1950s
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Blue and Sentimental / Decca / 6.6.38
Lonnie Johnson / I Done Told You / Okeh [unissued] / St. Louis 4.25.27
Al Katz & his Kittens / Ace in the Hole / Victor / 5.3.26
Chu Berry & his Stompy Stevedores / Too Marvelous for Words / Variety / 3.23.37 / vocal = Hot Lips Page
Myra Taylor / I’m in the Sins this Morning / Mercury / Chicago 1947 / with the Reiser-Meyers Trio

set 3
Big John Patton / Oh Baby! / Night Flight / Blue Note / 3.8.65
Yusef Lateef / The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef / Quarantine / Riverside / 5.9.60
King Cole Trio / Windy City Boogie Woogie / Standard transcription / LA 2.41
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / Never in a Million Years / Bluebird / 3.12.37
The Moonglows / Blue Velvet / Chess / 1956
Jackie Paris / Songs by Jackie Paris / I Can’t Get Started / Wing / 11.29.55

set 4
Marty Paich / I Get a Boot Out of You / What Am I Here For; Cottontail / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 7.7.59
Max Albright / Mood for Max / Heat Wave / Motif / Hollywood 11.8, 16.56
Sidney Bechet & his Feetwarmers / Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams / Blue Star / Paris 11.5.49
Jo Stafford / The Gentleman Is a Dope / Capitol / Hollywood 1947 / with Paul Weston & his Orchestra
Pearl Bailey / Come On Let’s Play with Pearlie Mae / The Goodbye Song / Roulette / 1962
Coleman Brothers / Low Down the Chariot / Decca / 11.44

last soulful song
Willie Tee / Reach Out for Me / Capitol / Hollywood 1970

Friday, June 05, 2020

Everybody’s Somebody’s Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 9

Well, I’ll tell you, Dick… I’d love my daughter to be the Veep.

Coffeetime, June 5, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Doug Watkins / Watkins at Large / Phinupi / Transition / Boston 12.8.56
Max Roach / Quiet As It’s Kept / Lotus Blossom / Mercury / 1.21.59
Irving Aaronson & his Commanders / Spring Is Here / Victor / 4.27.26 / vocal = Cliff “Red” Stanley & Phil Saxe
Cats & the Fiddle / Left with the Thought of You / Bluebird / 12.7.39
Billie Holiday / Songs for Distingué Lovers / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Verve / LA 1.4.57

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

set 2
Dexter Gordon / Gettin’ Around / Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool / Blue Note / 5.28, 29.65
George Wallington / The New York Scene / Graduation Day / New Jazz / 3.1.57
Lester Young / The Immortal Lester Young / These Foolish Things / Savoy / 4.18.44
Carroll Gibbons & The Hotel Savoy Orpheans / Cynthia’s in Love / Vocalion / London 5.8.46 / vocal = Denny Vaughan
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / Moon Country (Is Home to Me) / Victor / 3.9.34
Percy Mayfield / Memory Pain / Specialty / Hollywood 1.29.53
The Royals aka The 5 Royales / Too Much of a Little Bit / Apollo / 1951

set 3
Freddie Redd / Shades of Redd / Blues, Blues, Blues / Blue Note / 8.13.60
Oscar Peterson / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / radio broadcast, CBC / Toronto 1960
Kenny Clarke & his 52nd Street Boys / Maggie’s Draw / Swing / Paris 5.14.48
Benny Carter & his All Star Orchestra / I’m the Caring Kind / Deluxe / LA 1946 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
The Ravens / There’s Nothing Like a Woman in Love / National / 6.49
Hoagy Carmichael / Hoagy Sings Carmichael / Memphis in June / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.10.56

set 4
Red Mitchell & Harold Land / Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! / Rosie’s Spirit / Atlantic / San Francisco 12.13.61
Benny Carter / Plays Pretty / Moon Song / Norgran / LA 1954
Larry Adler / Tea for Two / live, the Ballroom, NYC 1986 / duet with Vincent Youmans on piano roll
Ethel Waters / Do I Know What I’m Doing? / Columbia / 6.7.29
Solomon Burke / I’m Hanging Up My Heart for You / Atlantic / 1962
Bobby Darin / Love Look Away / Capitol [unreleased] / Hollywood 1962
Alphabetical Four / I Can’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore / Decca / 4.7.41

last soulful song
Major Lance / I’m the One Who Loves You / Okeh / Chicago 10.18.63

Friday, May 29, 2020

Waitin’ for the Playlist to Come In: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 8

The Delta Rhythm Game Winners.
Coffeetime, May 29, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol 1 / Justice / Blue Note / live, Birdland 4.15.59
Dizzy Gillespie / Diz and Getz / It Don’t Mean a Thing / Verve / LA 12.9.53
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Tidal Wave / Bluebird / 3.6.34
Ben Bernie & his Orchestra / Bottoms Up / Brunswick / 9.29 / vocal = Dick Robertson
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Do You Love Me Pretty Baby / Specialty / Hollywood 1954
Lucy Ann Polk / Lucky Lucy Ann / Memphis in June / Mode / Hollywood 7.12.57

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

set 2
Jimmy Smith / Plays Pretty Just for You / The Very Thought of You / Blue Note / 5.8.57
Benny Carter / Plays Pretty / Laura / Norgran / LA 1954
Bill Coleman / Bill Coleman Blues / Disques Swing / Paris 11.19.37 / avec Django Reinhardt, guitare
Cleo Brown / Did You Mean It? / radio transcription / c. 1935
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / The Very Thought of You / V-Disc 332A / LA 12.44 / vocal = Lillian Lane
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra / I Should O’ Been Thinkin’ Instead of Drinkin’ / Majestic / 7.47 / vocal = Bob Merrell

set 3
Thad Jones / Motor City Scene / Minor on Top / United Artists / 10.24, 31.59
Charlie Parker / Bird and Diz / Mohawk / Clef / 6.6.50
Delta Rhythm Boys / Jack, You’re Playing the Game / soundie, directed by William Forest Crouch / Hollywood 1941
Vaughn Monroe & his Orchestra / Waitin’ for the Train to Come In / radio broadcast / 1945 / vocal = Jane Reid
Norman Mapp / Jazz Ain’t Nothin But Soul / I Worry About You / Epic / 3.10.61

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Meets Chet / Jordu / Verve / Chicago 2.16.58
Art Tatum Trio / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / V-Disc 456A / 1.5.44
Harry Reser & the Six Jumping Jacks / Twenty Swedes Ran Through the Weeds (Chasing One Norwegian) / Brunswick / 12.4.30 / vocal = Tom Stacks
Mabel Lee / The Cat Can’t Dance / soundie, directed by William Forest Crouch / Hollywood c. 1945 / with Deryck Sampson & his Band, Jimmy Shirley on guitar
Little Willie John / The Very Thought of You / King / 1961
Dusty Springfield / The Look of Love / Come Back to Me / Philips / 1968
The Silvertone Singers / Since Jesus Came Into My Heart / Nashboro / Nashville 1952

last soulful song
Jessie James / Are You Gonna Leave Me / Shirley / 1966





Friday, May 22, 2020

It Shouldn't Happen to a Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 7

Just a coupla good lookin’ guys hangin’ out in a rekkid store.
Coffeetime, May 22, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Another Workout / Gettin’ and Jettin’ / Blue Note / 12.5.61
Clark Terry / The Countess / EmArcy / 1.4.55
Abe Lyman’s Sharps & Flats / Farewell Blues / Brunswick / 1932
The Travelers aka Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / I’ll Never Ask for More / Okeh / 3.15.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew
Calvin Boze & his All Stars / Slippin’ and Slidin’ / Aladdin / LA 1951
Sarah Vaughan / In the Land of Hi Fi / It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream / EmArcy / 10.25–27.55 x

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

set 2
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Easy Living / Blue Note / 7.29.63
Chico Hamilton / Gongs East! / Nature By Emerson / Warner Brothers / 12.29, 30.58
Stan Levey / Stan Levey Quintet / Old Folks / Mode / LA 1957
Clarence Williams & his Novelty Four / In the Bottle Blues / Okeh / 11.25.28
Four Vagabonds with Janette [Davis] / On Time / radio transcription / Hollywood 1943
Erskine Butterfield & his Blue Boys / A Zoot Suit / radio transcription / Hollywood 1941
Jimmy Durante / Hello Young Lovers / In the Other Fellow’s Yard / Epic / Las Vegas 1964 / with the John Rarig Singers

set 3
Duke Pearson / Prairie Dog / The Fakir / Atlantic / 1966
Ike Quebec / It Might As Well Be Spring / Ol’ Man River / Blue Note / 12.9.61
Julian Dash Septet / Dashin’ In / Sittin’ In With / 1951
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Gee! But You’re Swell / Victor / 12.9.39 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Five Scamps / Fine Like Wine / Columbia / 1949
Kenny Dorham / This Is The Moment! / Angel Eyes / Riverside / 7.7.58

set 4
Shelly Manne & his Men / Son of a Gun!! / A Quiet Gass / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 20.59
Conte Candoli / Sincerely, Conte / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / Bethlehem / 11.20.54
Teddy Wilson / Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away) / Brunswick / 10.7.35
Georgia White / Holding My Own / Decca / 4.1.38
Jack Cassidy / Wish You Were Here (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Wish You Were Here / RCA Victor / 1952
Silvertone Singers of Cincinnati / I Got a Home in That Rock / Excello / Nashville 1953

last soulful song
Betty Wright / The Best Girls Don’t Always Win / Alston / 1968

Friday, May 15, 2020

Alone with My Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 6

She may say yes, but Skeets says no.
Coffeetime, May 15, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / It’s a Blue World / Crazy Rhythm / Prestige / 2.7.58
Stan Levey / Stan Levey Quintet / Ole Man Rebop / Mode / LA 1957
J.J. Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 / Coffee Pot / Blue Note / 9.24.54
Luis Russell & his Orchestra / Freakish Blues / Victor / 8.28.31
Jack Buchanan / Alone with My Dreams / HMV / London 10.29.31 / from the movie “Man of Mayfair”
Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers / Brand New Deal in Mobile / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 9.29.50
Morgana King / Sings the Blues / I See Two Lovers / Mercury / 1957

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

set 2
Gerry Mulligan / Jazz After Work / Everything Happens to Me / EmArcy / 10.31.55
Hank Jones / Quartet – Quintet / Don’t Blame Me / Savoy / 11.1.55
Coleman Hawkins & his All American Five / Under a Blanket of Blue / Keynote / 10.17.44
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band / Crazy Rhythm / Swing / Paris 4.28.37
Una Mae Carlisle / Sweet Talk / Bluebird / 2.13.42
Doris Day / Cuttin’ Capers / Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block / Columbia / LA 1959
Louis Armstrong / C’est Si Bon / Decca / 6.26.50 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra

set 3
Pete Candoli / Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone / Feelin’ Mean and Lowdown / Somerset / LA 1961
Harry Edison / Sweets / Willow Weep for Me / Clef / LA 9.4.56
Alec Wilder’s Octet / Walking Home in Spring / Brunswick / 3.30.39
Howard McGhee & his Boppers / Mad Hype / Modern / LA 1945
Skeets Tolbert & his Gentlemen of Swing / Jumpin’ in the Numbers / Decca / 5.22.41
Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy / How Can We Be Wrong? / 9.8.38 / vocal = Pha Terrell
Kenny Dorham / This Is The Moment! / I Understand / Riverside / 7.7.58

set 4
Bob Cooper / Do-Re-Mi / All of My Life / Capitol / Hollywood 2.6.61
Eddie Bert / Musician of the Year / Fragile / 3.31.55
King Cole Trio / There’s a Train Out for Dreamland / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.47
Mable John / True Love (Can Be Found) / Tamla [unissued] / c. 1960
Lenny Welch / Since I Fell for You / Columbia / 1964
Mid-South Singers / God Can Use You / Gotham [unissued] / Detroit c. early 1951

last soulful song
Natural Resources / If There’s a Tomorrow / Dee Dee / 1969

Friday, May 08, 2020

Let the Playlist Go On: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 5

Louis is ready to work that song.

Coffeetime, May 8, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Side Up / I Know That You Know / Verve / 12.19.57
Clifford Jordan / A Story Tale / If I Didn’t Care / Jazzland / 2.14.61
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Fred’s Delight / unreleased / 1949 / arranged by Tadd Dameron
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / Makin’ Wickey Wackey Down in Waikiki / HMV / London 2.19.31 / vocal = Al Bowlly
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Hey Hey Baby / Black & White / LA 1946 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Ruth Price / Ruth Price with Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne-Hole / Listen Little Girl / Contemporary / LA 3.3-5.61

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

set 2
Bill Evans / Moon Beams / It Might As Well Be Spring / Riverside / 6.2.62
Herb Ellis / Ellis in Wonderland / Detour Ahead / Norgran / Hollywood 1.56
Duke Ellington / Piano Reflections / Retrospection / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.53
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band / Out of Nowhere / Swing / Paris 4.28.37
Sammy Kaye & his Orchestra / Someday I’ll Meet You Again / V-Disc 261A / 1944 / vocal = Billy Williams
Mills Brothers / The Jones Boy / Decca / 1953 / with Sy Oliver & his Orchestra
Red Saunders & his Orchestra / Week Day Blues / Okeh / 1951 / vocal = “Jumpin” Joe Williams

set 3
Grant Green / Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.13.62
Vince Guaraldi / The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi / What Kind of Fool Am I? / Fantasy / San Francisco mid-1963
Joe Morris & his Orchestra / Wilma’s Idea / Manor / late 1947
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Restless / Victor / 4.19.35 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Cabineers / Let the Party Go On / Decca / 12.11.40
Cannonball Adderley / Live Session! / I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco / Capitol / live, Hermosa Beach 10.4.64 / vocal = Ernie Andrews

set 4
Buddy Collette / Buddy Collette in Italy / A Taste of Fresh Air / Music / Milan 3.10.61
Gerry Mulligan / Frenesi / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.15, 16.52 / cover photo by William Claxton
T-Bone Walker / T-Bone Jumps Again / Black & White / LA 9.13.47
Una Mae Carlisle / Coffee and Cakes / Bluebird / 10.3.41
Pied Pipers / We’ll Be Together Again / Capitol / Hollywood 1945
Walter Matthau / Hello, Dolly (soundtrack) / It Takes a Woman / 20th Century Fox / Hollywood 1968
Trumpeteers / Packing Up / Score / lA 1948

last soulful song
Superbs / One Bad Habit / Doré / LA 1968



Friday, May 01, 2020

Four String Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 4

“Caterina, dimmi!”
Coffeetime, May 1, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Fuller / Volume 3 / Little Messenger / Blue Note / 12.1.57
Stanley Turrentine / Look Out! / Minor Chant / Blue Note / 6.18.60
Capt. Glenn Miller & the AAFTC Orchestra / Blue Champagne / V-Disc 144B / 12.11. 43
Dixie Stompers / Feelin’ Good / Harmony / 4.6.28
Ben Pollack & his Californians / He’s the Last Word / Victor / Chicago 12.17.26 / vocal = Williams Sisters
Little Miss Cornshucks [Mildred Cummings] / Papa Tree Blues / Coral / LA 2.10.50
Julie London / Julie… At Home / Everything Happens to Me / Liberty / Hollywood 3.4.60

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

set 2
Duke Pearson / Tender Feelin’s / When Sunny Gets Blue / Blue Note / 12.16, 19.59
Bennie Green / Soul Stirrin’ / That’s All / Blue Note / 4.28.58
Joe Venuti’s Blue Five / Four String Joe / Okeh / 11.15.27
Georgia White / The Stuff Is Here / Decca / 10.5.37
Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra / One Night in Havana / Victor / 9.15.30
Beny Moré y su Orquesta / Vano Capricho / RCA Victor / Havana 1.8.57

set 3
Jackie McLean / [Jacknife] / Climax / Blue Note / 9.24.65
Jimmy Heath / Triple Threat / Bruh Slim / Riverside / 1.4, 7.62
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Medley: Who; My Heart Stood Still; Three Little Words; Dig Down Deep / radio war bonds broadcast / Hollywood 1942 / vocal = Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers
Bobby Troup / The Songs of Bobby Troup / One for My Baby / Bethlehem / LA 1.28.55

set 4
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Star Big Band / Jazz Rolls Royce / “Coop” Salutes the Co-op / Phillips  / UCLA 1957
Bud Shank / Bud Shank – Shorty Rogers / Just a Few / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 3.25.54
Sophie Tucker / Life Begins at Forty / Columbia / London 11.18.36 / with Ted Shapiro on piano, a “musical monologue”
Caterina Valente / I’ll Remember April / Decca / LA 1956 / with Chet Baker
The Drifters / The Good Life With The Drifters / Quando, Quando, Quando / Atlantic / 1965
Swan Silvertones / Heavenly Light Shine On Me / Specialty [unissued] / LA mid-1950s

last soulful song
The Drew-Vels / It’s My Time / Capitol / 1964



Friday, April 24, 2020

Plain as the Playlist on Your Face: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 3

Jane cleverly uses a potted plant for that hard-to-reach back itch.
Coffeetime, April 24, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / The Resurgence of Dexter Gordon / Dolo / Jazzland / LA 10.13.60
Kenny Drew / Pal Joey / The Lady Is a Tramp / Riverside / 10.15.57
Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys / Springfield Stomp / Victor / 11.19.29
Turner Layton & Clarence Johnstone / Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Vocalion / London 11.26.31
Slim Gaillard & his Musical Aggregations / Wherever He May Be / You Goofed / Norgran / c. 12.52
Blossom Dearie / Once Upon a Summertime / It Amazes Me / Verve / 9.12, 13.58

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

set 2
Milt Jackson / Jackson’s Ville / Medley: In a Sentimental Mood; Mood Indigo; Azure / Savoy / 1.23.56
Sam Most / I’m Nuts About The Most....Sam / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Bethlehem / 1955
Mary Lou [Williams] & her Chosen Five / Lullaby of the Leaves / Asch / 1944 s
Fred Elizalde & Music / Crazy Rhythm / Brunswick / London 11.16.28
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / Leave Us Face It / V-Disc 239A / 1944 / vocal = Gloria
Jane Russell / Lookin’ for Trouble / censored from RKO movie The French Line / Hollywood 1953
The Moonglows / Love Is a River / Chess / 12.13.56

set 3
Benny Bailey / Big Brass / Tipsy / Candid / 11.25.60
Lawrence Marable / Tenorman / Minor Meeting / Jazz:West / Hollywood 8.4.56
Wardell Gray / Dell’s Bells / Vogue / Hollywood 6.50
Norfolk Jazz Quartet / What’s the Matter Now? / Decca / 7.14.37
Elisabeth Welch & her Swing Quartet / Drop in Next Time You’re Passing / Vocalion / London 1936
Kenny Burrell / Weaver of Dreams / Until the Real Thing Comes Along / Columbia / 10.18.60

set 4
Lee Konitz & Jimmy Giuffre / Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre / When Your Lover Has Gone / Verve / 5.12,13.59
Lee Konitz / Lee Konitz at Storyville / Ablution / Black Lion / live, Storyville 1.5.54
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous) / Victor / Chicago 11.17.27 / vocal = Harry Barris, Bing Crosby, & Alton Rinker
Beny Moré y su Orquesta / Vano Capricho / RCA Victor / Havana 1.8.57
Ann Cole / Plain as the Nose on Your Face / MGM / 1960
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer / Two of a Kind / Bob White / Atco / LA 1960 / orchestra arranged & conducted by Billy May
The Soul Stirrers / Joy, Joy to My Soul / Specialty / Hollywood 3.1.51

last soulful song
Irma Thomas / It’s Starting to Get to Me Now / Imperial / 1965

Friday, April 17, 2020

’Cause My Playlist Says It’s So: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 2

Foolproof performance from The Clovers.

Coffeetime, April 17, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Bring It Home to Me / Blue’s Theme / Blue Note / 1.6.66
Red Mitchell & Harold Land / Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! / Somara / Atlantic / San Francisco 10.14.61
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Hot Mustard / Vocalion / 12.8.26
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous) / 7.18.27 / vocal = Dusty Rhodes & Parker Gibbs
Camille Howard / My Heart Goes Out to You / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood late 1940s
Annie Ross / A Gasser! / I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore / World Pacific / LA 1959

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

set 2
Stanley Turrentine / A Chip Off the Old Block / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Blue Note / 10.21.63
Kenny Burrell / A Night at the Vanguard / I’m a Fool to Want You / Argo / live, Village Vanguard 9.16.59
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Redman Blues / V-Disc 104B / 1943
The Four Vagabonds / A G.I. Wish / RCA Victor / 5.26.43
Eddie Cantor / How Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm / V-Disc 358B / summer 1944 / with Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra
Bing Crosby / Yes Sir! That’s My Baby / CBS radio transcription / 1956
Rosco Gordon / That’s What You Do to Me / Vee-Jay / 1960

set 3
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin / Battle Stations / Abundance / Prestige / 9.2.60
Lou Donaldson / LD+3 / Jump Up / Blue Note / 2.18.59
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / 3.12.37
The Clovers / Yes Sir That’s My Baby / Rainbow Records / 1950
Don Nelson / The Wind / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Mode / Hollywood 7.57

set 4
Zoot Sims / Stretching Out / Bee Kay / United Artists / 12.27.58
Shorty Rogers / Martians, Come Back! / Chant of the Cosmos / Atlantic / LA 12.9.55
Alice Faye / ’Cause My Baby Says It’s So / Chesterfield radio show broadcast / Hollywood 1937
King Cole Trio / Yes Sir, That’s My Baby / Capitol / 3.29.49 / with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
Jack Jones / She Loves Me / When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love / Kapp / 1964
Southern Sons / Two Wings / V-Disc 147A / early 12.43

last soulful song
The Impressions / The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story / Wherever You Leadeth Me / Curtom / Chicago 5.69

Friday, April 10, 2020

That Wonderful, Worrisome Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 1

Pay attention, Frankie.

Coffeetime, April 10, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin’ Blue / Annsome / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 12.60 & 1.61
Freddie Roach / Good Move / On Our Way Up / Blue Note / 12.9.63
Helen Kane / I’d Go Barefoot All Winter Long (If You’d Fall for Me in the Spring)/ Victor / 3.18.30
Floyd Dixon / Time and Place / Aladdin / Hollywood 12.15.50 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
Carmen McRae / When You’re Away / The More I See You / Kapp / 1959

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

set 2
Louis Smith / Smithville / Embraceable You / Blue Note / 3.30.58
André Previn / King Size! / It Could Happen to You / Contemporary / LA 11.26.58
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / She’s My Secret Passion / Victor / 2.12.31 / vocal = Donald King
E.Y. Harburg / Finian’s Rainbow / When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love / Columbia [bonus interview] / 1947 [1973]
Nellie Lutcher / My New Papa’s Got to Have Everything / Capitol / Hollywood 12.47
El Dorados / Oh, What a Girl / Vee Jay / Chicago 6.30.54

set 3
Fred Jackson / Hootin’ ’n‘ Tootin’ / Hootin’ ’n‘ Tootin’ / Blue Note / 2.5.62
Freddie Redd / Redd’s Blues / Blues for Betsey / Blue Note / 1.17.61
Charlie Parker / Kim / Clef / 12.30.52
Five Jinks / Cushion Foot / Bluebird / Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC 2.20.37
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / That Wonderful, Worrisome Feeling / V-Disc 157A / 3.44 / vocal = Kitty Kallen
Tommy Wolf / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most / Fraternity / 1958

set 4
Bucky Pizzarelli / Green Guitar Blues / Medley: Cry Me a River; Girl Talk / Monmouth Evergreen / 1972
Benny Carter / New Jazz Sounds / Angel Eyes / Norgran / LA 1954
Zoot Sims / Stretching Out / Pennies from Heaven / United Artists / 12.27.58
Gerry Mulligan / Swinghouse / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.53
Marilyn Monroe & Frankie Vaughan / Specialization / soundtrack, 20th Century Fox film, Let’s Make Love / Hollywood 1960
Vashti Bunyan / Just Another Diamond Day / Diamond Day / Philips / London 1970
The Alphabetical Four / I Want Two Wings to Veil My Face / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
El Dorados / Looking In from the Outside / Paula / 1971

Friday, March 13, 2020

When I’m Not Near the Playlist I Love

Esther gets animated!
Coffeetime, March 13, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate / Buck & Buddy / Thou Swell / Prestige Swingville / 12.20.60
Art Pepper / Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section / Straight Life / Contemporary / LA 1.19.57
Teddy Edwards / Teddy’s Ready! / Higgin’s Hideaway / Contemporary / LA 8.17.60
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Somebody Loves Me / Brunswick / 10.23.34
Whispering Jack Smith / When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along / Victor / 4.28.26 / whistling = Carson Robison
Rosetta Howard / Ebony Rhapsody / Columbia / Chicago 6.10.47 / with the Big Three
June Christy / Ballads for Night People / My Ship / Capitol / LA 1959

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

set 2
Ray Charles / The Great Ray Charles / There’s No You / Atlantic / 11.26.56
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / You Go to My Head / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Jack Teagarden / Shades of Night / Cabin in the Sky / Capitol / 1958
Tiny Grimes / Howlin’ Blues / Gotham / 1951
Lonnie Johnson & Victoria Spivey / Toothache Blues, Part 2 / Okeh / 10.17.28
Jack Buchanan & his Orchestra / Everything Stops for Tea / HMV / London 1.19.36
Esther Williams / I Got Out of Bed on the Right Side / soundtrack to MGM film Dangerous When Wet / Hollywood 8.28.52 and 3.6.53 / with William Demarest, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Whiting, Donna Corcoran
Wally Mercer / Hey! Miss Lula / Trumpet [unissued] / Jackson, Mississippi 10.19.54

set 3
John Coltrane / My Favorite Things / My Favorite Things / Atlantic / 10.60
Bing Crosby / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (The Irish Lullaby) / Decca / Hollywood 7.7.44 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
The Larks / Lucy Brown / Apollo / 3.27.51
David Wayne / Finian’s Rainbow (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love / Columbia / 1947

set 4
Stan Getz & his Swedish All Stars / S’ Cool Boys / Metronome / Stockholm 3.23.51
The Modern Swedes / On with the Dance / Metronome Records / 1954
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Runnin’ Ragged / Okeh / 10.18.29
Dinah Washington / New York, Chicago, Los Angeles / Mercury / 3.4.49 / with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra
Noel Coward / Noel Coward in New York / Why Must the Show Go On / Columbia / 1956
Golden Gate Quartet / Every Time That I Feel the Spirit / Bluebird / Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC 10.6.39

last soulful song
The Apollas (Leola, Ella , and Billie) / You’ll Always Have Me / Warner Brothers /1967



Friday, March 06, 2020

Comin’ In on a Wing and a Playlist

Learn to dance groovy with Jessica & Charlene
Coffeetime, March 6, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Pepper Adams / Pepper Adams Quintet / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Mode / Hollywood 7.10.57
Gigi Gryce / Gigi Gryce / Speculation / Signal / 10.22.55
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra / Ebony Silhouette / Columbia / Chicago 1.16.41
Freddie Rich & his Orchestra / Dinah / CBS radio transcription, Fred’s Friendly Five / fall 1931 / announcer = David Ross
Jesse Belvin / Confusin’ Blues aka Jesse’s Blues / Specialty [demo] / LA 1952
Beverly Kenney / Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith / This Little Town in Paris / Roost / 1955

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

set 2
Bobby Jaspar / Bobby Jaspar / My Old Flame / Riverside / 5.57
Lyle Murphy / Gone with the Woodwinds! / Sophisticated Lady / Contemporary / LA 10.11.55
Bobby Smith & his Orchestra / Blue Keys / Apollo / 11.7.50
George Reneau / The Sinking of the Titanic / Vocalion / 1925
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Dulce Mujer / Decca / Paris c. late 1934
Oran Hot Lips Page & His Band / Good Old Bosom Bread / Decca / 3.10.38 /
Jones-Smith, Incorporated [aka Count Basie’s Blue Five] / Evenin’ / Vocalion [Columbia] / Chicago 10.9.36 / vocal = Jimmy Rushing

set 3
Paul Horn / Something Blue / Tall Polynesian / Hifi Jazz / 3.60
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / When the Sun Comes Out / Verve / LA 1959
Harry James & his Orchestra / Melancholy Mood / Brunswick / 7.13.39 / vocal = Frank Sinatra
The Four Vagabonds / Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer / Bluebird / 5.26.43
Fred Astaire / Now / I’ll Walk Alone / Kapp / Hollywood 1959

set 4
Frank Rosolino / Frank Rosolino Quintet / Cherry / Mode / Hollywood 7.57
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Come Rain or Come Shine / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57
David Kaonohi & his Honoluans / In a Canoe / Victor / c. 1938
Red Norvo & his Orchestra / Something for the Boys / V-Disc / Hollywood 1943-1944 / vocal = Carol Bruce
Rosemary Clooney / Swing Around Rosie / Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me / Coral / 1958 / with Buddy Cole Trio
The Dixie Nightingales / I Don’t Know / Chalice / 1966

last soulful song
The Friends of Distinction / Real Friends / It Don't Matter to Me / RCA / Hollywood 1970

Friday, February 28, 2020

I Got a Playlist for Every Day of the Week

Kenny! Barney! Green!
Coffeetime, February 28, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Live at The Jazz Corner of the World, vol 2 / Art’s Revelation / Blue Note / 4.15.59
Bill Evans / Everybody Digs Bill Evans / Oleo / Riverside / 12.15.58
Benny Goodman Sextet / A Smooth One / Columbia / 3.13.41
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Here Comes the Sun / Victor / 9.25.30 / vocal = The Biltmore Trio
Amos Milburn / My Baby’s Boogying / Aladdin / LA 9.12.46
Chris Connor / Chris / A Good Man Is a Seldom Thing [alt take] / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Kenny Burrell / My Heart Stood Still / Blue Note / 3.12.56
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / You Are Too Beautiful / Dawn / 6.12.56
Shorty Rogers / Shorty Rogers and his Giants / Bunny / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1.12.53
Oscar Alemán y su Quinteto de Swing / Diga Diga Doo / Odeon / Buenos Aires 11.7.47
Boswell Sisters / Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On / Brunswick / 4.23.31 / with the Dorsey Brothers
Big Joe Turner / I Got a Gal for Every Day of the Week / Decca / Chicago 10.30.44 / with the Pete Johnson Trio
Beatrice Lillie / Souvenir Album / Wind ’Round My Heart / Decca [5453] / 12.30.47

set 3
Max Roach / Jazz in 3/4 Time / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World / EmArcy / Hollywood 9.19.56
Red Norvo Sextet / Easy on the Eye / X / LA 1.16.57
Connee Boswell & Bing Crosby / Bob White / Decca / Hollywood 9.25.37
The Ravens / Mamselle [take 2] / Columbia / 3.29.51
Bobby Troup / The Distinctive Style of Bobby Troup / Little Girl Blue / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz / Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi / A Ballad / Verve / LA 12.12.57
Coleman Hawkins / And Confrères / Maria / Verve / LA 10.16.57
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Getting Some Fun Out of Life / Vocalion / 9.13.37
Astrud Gilberto / The Shadow of Your Smile / Manhã de Carnaval / Verve / LA 6.3-4.65 / with Kai Winding on trombone
Alphabetical Four / What a Friend We Have in Jesus / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Little Johnny Truitt / Just the Other Day / A-Bet / Nashville 1968

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Playlist of Scromph

I stand accused of loving the Butler brothers.

Coffeetime, February 21, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Benny Golson / Benny Golson and the Philadelphians / Calgary / United Artists / 11.17.58
Joe Wilder / Wilder ‘n’ Wilder / My Heart Stood Still / Savoy / 1.19.56
Gigi Gryce / Oh Yeah! / Savoy / 3.7.55
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Take My Word / Columbia / 8.16.34
Helen Morgan / Bill / Victor / 2.14.28
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Spring Cleaning (Getting Ready for Love) / Victor / 3.18.37
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Just Friends / Riverside / live, The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco 10.14.60

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

set 2
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Body and Soul / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
Hank Jones / Bluebird / How High the Moon / Savoy / 11.1.55
Sedric & his Honey Bears / The Wall of Scromph / Vocalion / 11.23.38
Cleo Brown / When / Decca / LA 11.20.35
Charles Brown / A Long Time / Aladdin / LA 1.21.49
Tom Jones / This Is Tom Jones / I’m a Fool to Want You / London / 1969

set 3
Stanley Turrentine / In Memory Of / Fried Pies / Blue Note / 6.3.64
Al Caiola / Deep in a Dream: The Guitar of Al Caiola / You Are Too Beautiful / Savoy / 10.6.55
Eddy Howard & his Orchestra / Singing in the Rain / radio broadcast transcription / live, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago 12.5.45
The Robins / I Made a Vow / Crown / LA 12.53
Billy Eckstine / Broadway, Bongos, and Mr. “B” / Something I Dreamed Last Night / Mercury / 1960

set 4
Chet Baker & Art Pepper / Playboys / Picture of Heath / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.31.56
Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Lands End / EmArcy / 2.24.55
Martha Raye / I Can’t Get Started with You / radio broadcast, AFRS Showtime / 1944
Hoagy Carmichael / Eventide / private recordings / Hoagy’s home, Long Island 1939-1951 (unknown date)
Pat Carroll & Barbara Ruick / Stepsisters Lament / from soundtrack CBS broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella / Hollywood 11.2, 5, 6.64/ premiered on CBS TV on 2.22.65
Esther Phillips / From a Whisper to a Scream / Home Is Where the Hatred Is / Kudu / 1972
Zion Travelers / I Want to Go to Heaven and Rest / Dooto / LA 1962

last soulful song
Billy Butler / Careless Heart / Brunswick / 1967



Friday, February 14, 2020

Give a Little Playlist

Lee, ponying up the grooviest moves.
Coffeetime, February 14, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / [Infinity] / Growing Pains / Blue Note / 11.16.65
Harold Land / [Take Aim] / As You Like It / Blue Note / LA 7.25.60
Jackie Souders & his Orchestra / Gonna Get a Girl / LA 2.17.27 / vocal = Walton McKinney
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town / AFRS Jubilee #9 / radio transcription / LA 1.43
Betty Roché / Singin’ & Swingin’ / Day By Day / Prestige / 6.3.60

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

set 2
John Coltrane / Traneing In / Slow Dance / Prestige / 8.23.57
Chet Baker / Chet / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Riverside / 12.30.58
Gene Ammons / You Go to My Head / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 5.2.50
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys / Little Buttercup (I’ll Never Be the Same) / Okeh / 6.10.31
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Lovable / Victor / 3.15.28 / vocal = Bing Crosby
Kay Starr / Baby Won’t You Please Come Home / Lamplighter / Hollywood 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Touch of the Blues / Road of Broken Hearted Men / Duke / 1967

set 3
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Okay Blues / Jazzland / 7.5.60
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / I Guess I’ll Have to Dream the Rest / radio transcription / 1941 / vocal = Jimmy Brown
Modernaires / One Sunday Afternoon / Columbia / 10.16.46 / with Buddy Clark & the Skylarks
The Ink Spots / To Each his Own / Decca / 7.8.46

set 4
Stan Getz / The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, Volume 3 / Bronx Blues / Verve / Hollywood 10.10.57
Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette / Flute Fraternity / Give a Little Whistle / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Mildred Bailey / Don’t Take Your Love from Me / Columbia / 1.25.40
Frankie Lymon / At the London Palladium / Fools Rush In / Roulette / London 1957
Alice Ghostley & Kay Ballard / Stepsisters Lament / live on CBS / 3.31.57
Spiritualaires / Heaven How Do You Do / United [unreleased] / Chicago 10.14.54

last soulful song
Lee Dorsey / Cynthia / Amy / New Orleans 1968



Friday, February 07, 2020

You Took the Playlist Right Out of My Heart

The original hot priest!

Coffeetime, February 7, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Dedication! / Lex / Prestige / 8.2.61
Donald Byrd / [At the Half Note Café] / Child’s Play / Blue Note [unissued] / live at the Blue Note, 11.11.60
Paul Baron & his Orchestra / Hallelujah / radio broadcast, CBS Music in the Air / 9.4.44
B.A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra / Hello Sweetie / Edison / 3.19.29
Floyd Dixon / Rockin’ at Home / Aladdin [originally Peacock] / Houston late 1949
Peggy Lee / Latin ala Lee! / The Party’s Over / Capitol / Hollywood 1960

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

set 2
John Lewis & Svend Asmussen / European Encounter / Lonely Woman / Stockholm 7.2 & 3.62
Count Basie & his Orchestra / E=MC2 / Lil’ Darlin’ / Roulette / 1957
Hubert Rostaing – Aimé Barelli et leur Orchestre / Indécision / Swing / Paris 10.22.40
The Piccadilly Revels / Deep River Blues / Columbia / London 10.28.27 / vocal = Ray Starita
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Rose of the Rockies / Decca / 1.28.41 / vocal = Perry Como
Shelly Lee Alley & his Alley Cats / Low Down Blues / Globe / Houston late 1945
The Orioles / Gettin’ Tired Tired Tired / Jubilee / 1.17.52

set 3
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Alma-Ville / Fantasy / LA 1962
Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean / Inta Somethin’ / It Could Happen to You / Pacific Jazz / live, The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco 11.61
Roy Fox & his Orchestra / You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart / radio transcription / London 1938 / vocal = Denny Dennis
The Charioteers / The Cowboy Serenade / Okeh / 6.6.41
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
The Trio / The Trio / Groove Yard / Riverside / 6.61
Gerry Mulligan / Bread and Wine / soundtrack to MGM movie The Subterraneans / LA 1960
Cliff [Ukelele Ike] Edwards / Just Like a Melody Out of the Sky / Columbia / 6.5.28
The Chordettes / Basin Street Blues / Columbia / 1955
Dinah Washington / Wishing Well / Mercury / 11.17.54
Laura Lee / Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary / Chess / 1967
Rugged Cross Gospel Singers / The Bible Tells Me So / Gotham [unissued] / 1955

last soulful song
The Carlettes / Lost Without Your Love / BR / 1970

Friday, January 31, 2020

Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Playlist)

Listen to Ethel’s big pink dress, Donald!

Coffeetime, January 31, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Ping Pong / Blue Note [unissued] / live, Renaissance Club, Hollywood 3.62
Benny Golson / Benny Golson’s New York Scene / Capri / Contemporary / 10.14.57
Bert Lown & his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Crying Myself to Sleep / Victor / 11.24.30 / vocal = The Biltmore Trio
Joe Swift / Lovin’ Baby Blues / Exclusive / 1948 / with Johnny Otis & his Orchestra
Sarah Vaughan / Sarah Sings Soulfully / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Roulette / 1963

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

set 2
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Lonely Star / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
The Montgomery Brothers / Brothers in Canada / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Fantasy / The Cellar, Vancouver 9.16.61
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / Rose Room / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1.40
Bill Robinson / Just a Crazy Song (Hi-Hi-Hi) / Brunswick / 5.27.31
The Andrews Sisters / Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka) / Decca / Hollywood 12.12.47 / with Vic Schoen & his Orchestra
Dave “Dizzy” Dixon / Soup Line [alt take] / Vee-Jay [unissued] / Chicago 11.55

set 3
Hank Mobley / The Feelin’s Good / Blue Note [unissued] / 3.7.63
Harold Land / Eastward Ho! / Slowly / Jazzland / 7.5.60
Ella Mae Morse / The Thrill Is Gone / Capitol / Hollywood 7.20.42
The Ravens / I’m Afraid of You / National / 12.22.47
Nelson Gonçalves / O Melhor de Nelson Gonçalves / Renúncia / RCA Victor / c. 1956

set 4
Oscar Peterson / The George Gershwin Songbook / Oh Lady Be Good / Clef / LA late fall 1952
The Creed Taylor Orchestra / Lonelyville: The Nervous Beat / Lonelyville / ABC-Paramount / 1959
Shorty Rogers / The Fourth Dimension in Sound / You’re Just in Love / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 11.10.61
The Comedian Harmonists [Comedy Harmonists] / Wenn Die Sonja Russisch Tanzt (When Sonja Does a Russian Dance) / HMV / Berlin 1934
Ethel Merman & Donald O’Connor / You’re Just in Love / soundtrack to 20th Century Fox movie “Call Me Madam” / Hollywood 1953
Earl Gaines / Tell Me Tonight / Hollywood / Nashville 7.20.67
Jubalaires / Ezekiel / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Patti Labelle / I’m in Love Again / If Only You Knew / Philadelphia International / Philadelphia 7.28.82

Friday, January 24, 2020

Listen to My Playlist

Gertrude: dress, pearls, eyeshadow… song
Coffeetime, January 24, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / A Sure Thing / Blue on Blue / Riverside / 3.28.62
Sam Jones / The Soul Society / Home / Riverside / 3.10.60
Jimmy Heath / The Quota / The Quota / Riverside / 4.14, 20.61
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Dream Lullaby / Vocalion / 12.13.34
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra / How Am I to Know? / Okeh / 9.18.29 / vocal = Smith Ballew, from movie “Dynamite”
Gay Crosse & his Good Humor Six / Light Up and Relax / Capitol / Hollywood 1.18.49
Billie Holiday / Deep Song / Decca / 2. 13.47

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

set 2
Jimmy Heath / The Quota / When Sunny Gets Blue / Riverside / 4.14, 20.61
Sonny Clark / Dial “S” for Sonny / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 11.10.57
Mildred Bailey / Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) / Columbia / 1.5.40 / duet with Roy Eldridge
Etta Jones / Salty Papa Blues / Black & White / 12.29.44 / with Barney Bigard & his Orchestra
Memphis Slim & his Orchestra / Live Like a King / Peacock / Houston 1952

set 3
Hampton Hawes / All Night Session, Volume 1 / Hampton’s Pulpit / Contemporary / LA 11.12.56
Camille Howard / Old Baldy Boogie / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / Listen to My Heart / transcription / Hollywood 1940 / vocal = Dorothy Brandon
Delta Rhythm Boys  / 9:20 Special / Mercury / Stockholm 8.24.51 / with Andrew Burman’s Band
Frank Sinatra / No One Ever Tells You / Capitol / Hollywood 4.9.56 / with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra

set 4
Barney Kessel / To Swing or Not to Swing (Vol. 3) / Midnight Sun / Contemporary / LA 7.26.55
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Big Band / Dinah / Pacific Jazz / LA 10.18.56
King Cole Trio / It Could Happen to You / Capitol / Hollywood 7.14.55
Gertrude Lawrence / Do Do Do / Decca / 10.29.26
Les McCann / Sings / Next Spring / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.61 / with orchestra arranged & directed by Gerald Wilson
Alphabetical Four / He Sees All We Do and Hears All We Say / Decca / 4.19.40

last soulful song
Freddie Hughes / We Got to Keep On / Wand [unissued] / San Francisco

Friday, January 10, 2020

I Want a Little Playlist

Love your poms, Dolly!!!
Coffeetime, January 10, 2020, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Blue Mitchell / Big 6 / Big Six / Riverside / 7.2-3.58
Cecil Payne / Patterns / Groovin’ High / Savoy / 5.22.56
Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra / Sugar / Decca / 10.23.34
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / In a Blue and Pensive Mood / Bluebird / 12.5.34 / vocal = Joey Nash
Johnny Otis Band / Alimony Boogie / Excelsior / LA 1947 / vocal = Cathy Cooper
Joni James / Let There Be Love / You’re Mine You / M-G-M / LA 1953

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

set 2
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Portrait of Cannonball / Nardis / Riverside / 7.1.58
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / In a Sentimental Mood / Prestige / 5.18.60
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Dardanella / Victor / 2.9.28
Dolly Dawn & her Dawn Patrol / The Mood that I’m In / Bluebird / 3.4.37
Venuti-Lang & their All-Star Orchestra / Beale Street Blues / Brunswick / 10.22.31 / vocal = Jack Teagarden
Delta Rhythm Boys / Dry Bones / East of the Sun and West of the Moon / RCA Victor / 1946
Big Maybelle / I Understand / Savoy / 8.13.59

set 3
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Groovin’ the Blues / Blue Note / 12.11.60
Jack McDuff / The Honeydripper / I Want a Little Girl / Prestige / 2.3.61
Mills Brothers / Mills Brothers Souvenir Album / Paper Doll / Decca [9-172] / 1944
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not Mine / Okeh / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Sy Oliver / Sentimental Sy / Stardust / Dot / 5.12,13,15.58 / vocal = Dave Vogel

set 4
Howard McGhee / Dusty Blue / Groovin’ High / Bethlehem / 6.13.60
[Åke] Stan Hasselgard / Who Sleeps / Capitol / Hollywood 12.18.47
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Groovin’ Boogie / Black & White / LA fall 1946
Noel Coward / It’s Only You / HMV / 7.28.41
Pee Wee Crayton / Runnin’ Wild / Imperial / New Orleans 10.21.54
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans / Energy & Motion / Motion, Motion Everywhere / Motivation Records / 1961
The Harmonaires / Spirituals / Deep River / Varsity / 12.47

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha in Paris / Groovin’ / Atlantic / Olympia Theatre, Paris 5.7.68