Friday, December 17, 2021

The Best Playlists Happen While You’re Dancing: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 87

Merry Xmas, Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 17, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dizzy Reece / Asia Minor / Spiritus Parkus / New Jazz / 3.13.62 
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / Blue Jazz / Brunswick / 7.25.32 
Bernie Cummins & his Orchestra / I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You [written by Truman Virgil “Pinky” Tomlin] / Vocalion / 12.12.37 / vocal = Walter Cummins
Frankie Laine / Christmas Favorites / You’re All I Want For Christmas / Mercury / 1950
Cecil Gant / Hello Santa Claus / Decca / Nashville 10.13.50 
Sparky / I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 1952 / with music by Billy May  
Connee Boswell / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Decca / Hollywood 1946 / with Russ Morgan & his Orchestra
Jo Stafford / Ski Trails / By the Fireside / Columbia / 1955 / with The Starlighters 

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

set 2
Ike Quebec / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.20.62 
Jimmy Hamilton / Can’t Help Swinging / Dancing on the Ceiling / Prestige Swingville / 4.4.61
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Brunswick / 5.16.39 / vocal = Johnny MacAfee
Bing Crosby / I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 11.25.50 / duet with Lindsey Crosby; with John Scott
Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires 
Bob Keeshan / Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas from Captain Kangaroo / Crackerjack Christmas / Golden Records / 1958 / with Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra and Mr. Green Jeans aka Lumpy Brannum
Danny Kaye / The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing / soundtrack to White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 / with the Starlighters & Peggy Lee, dialogue with Vera-Ellen & Peggy Lee
Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964
Janet Orenstein / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / with the Videocraft Chorus 

set 3
Hank Mobley / Workout / The Best Things in Life Are Free / Blue Note / 3.26.61 
Jimmy Forrest / Out of the Forrest / That’s All / Prestige / 4.18.61 
Sammy Kaye / Santa Claus Is on His Way / Victor / 1941 / vocal = The Three Kaydets
Mills Brothers / On This Christmas Eve / Decca / 9.8.49 
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Little Jack Frost Get Lost / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time / Hollywood 1.11.50 / with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires  
The Dinning Sisters & Bob Atcher / Christmas Island / Capitol / Hollywood 1950
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Bill Harris / The Harris Touch / Yesterdays / EmArcy / 5.2.57 
Herb Geller / Sleigh Ride / EmArcy / 1954 ​​  
Oscar Moore / The Christmas Song / Horizon / Burbank 4.65
King Cole Trio / Jingle Bells / Standard transcription / LA 10.38
The Starlighters / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Capitol / Hollywood 1948
June Hutton / Song of the Sleigh Bells / Capitol / Hollywood 11.26.52 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra
Dean Martin / Silver Bells / NBC TV broadcast, The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show / Hollywood 12.9.52
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
The Monkees / What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round / Colgems / 1967 / RIP Mike Nesmith