Friday, December 23, 2022

Hello, Mister Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 137

Album cover of Christmas Songs and Carols on Golden Records label, illustrated by Lowell Hess, showing Victorian carolers on a snowy evening near a gas street lamp with a wooden sign with Santa Claus's face on it.


Coffeetime, December 23, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58 
Dick Robertson / Don’t Wait ’Til the Night Before Christmas / Decca / 9.19.39 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra / “no sign of snow around”
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 11.2.50 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera Ellen [dubbed by Trudy Stevens] / Snow / soundtrack, Paramount movie White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
Nancy Wilson / That’s What I Want for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 11.18.63 / with celeste!

bed
Dexter Gordon / The Panther! / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 7.7.70 

set 2
Charles Schultz /[A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack] / dialogue snippet / [Buena Vista] / LA 1965 [1977] / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal) / Fantasy / LA 1965 / with the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael 
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / NBC TV broadcast, The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show / Hollywood 12.5.52
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller; cover by Lowell Hess
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

bed
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64 

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / Chicago 10.66 / with Charles Stepney, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Morris Jennings, drums
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / Chiaroscuro / Pittson PA, WVIA 1973
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Winter Wonderland / Victor / 10.23.34 / vocal =Joey Nash 
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 11.29.36 / vocal = The Three Sisters 
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / Hollywood fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Happy Holiday; Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955 / a sort of concept album
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / LA 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70 

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / Hollywood 6.14.46 / written by Robert Wells & Mel Tormé 
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town; Jingle Bells (Capitol Promos) / Capitol / Hollywood 9.17.47; 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67

Friday, December 16, 2022

The Best Playlists Happen While You’re Dancing: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 136

Scan of the cover for the 78 rpm Golden Record, Winter Wonderland and Mr. Snow, showing a cartoon illustration of children smiling on a sled and building a snowman.
Merry Xmas, Kiddie Records Weekly!

Coffeetime, December 16, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Pepper Adams / Pepper Adams Quintet / Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / Mode / Hollywood 7.10.57 
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / So Far / Dawn / 6.12.56 
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
Jimmy Witherspoon / How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around / Swing Time / LA 1951
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
Bill Evans & Jim Hall / Intermodulation / Turn Out the Stars / Verve / 4.7.66 
John Graas / Sweet Saxophones [aka My Buddy] / Decca / LA 1.23.57 / Jack Montrose ts, Bill Perkins, ts, Paul Moer p, Paul Chambers b, Philly Joe Jones d
Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra / When Winter Comes / Brunswick / 5.16.39 / vocal = Johnny MacAfee
Bing Crosby / That Christmas Feeling; I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time [Decca] / Hollywood 11.25.50 / duets with Gary and Lindsay Crosby; with John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires [Jeff Alexander Chorus] 
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 & Rosemary Clooney, dialogue with Vera-Ellen & Rosemary Clooney (“I don’t weigh very much.”) 
Janet Orenstein / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / There’s Always Tomorrow / Decca / 1964 / with the Videocraft Chorus
Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles / soundtrack to TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / We’re a Couple of Misfits / Decca / 1964

set 3
Big John Patton / The Way I Feel / Jerry / Blue Note / 6.19.64 
Illinois Jacquet / Jazz by Jacquet / Heads / Clef / 1954 
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  
Dean Martin / Christmas Blues / Capitol / Hollywood 10.5.53
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Christmas Road / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards

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
Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Pzazz / 1968 / written, arranged, with Teddy Edwards
Alphabetical Four / Go Where I Send Thee / Decca / 8.16.38

last soulful song
Patti Hamilton & the Lovelites / My Baby Loves Me / Lovelite / Chicago 1971



Friday, December 09, 2022

Long Skirt Playlist Blues: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 135

Animated characters – pickpockets, old crone, and junk store owner -- screenshot from singing Plunderer's March from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
WMBR members finally returning to the basement of Walker Memorial.

Coffeetime, December 10, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Max Roach / Max Roach + Four / Ezz-Thetic / EmArcy / 9.19.56 
Tommy Potter / Tommy Potter’s Hard Funk / The Imp / East-West / Stockholm 9.10.56 
Mickey Alpert [aka Ben Selvin] & his Orchestra / Rain on the Roof / Columbia / 2.4.32 / vocal = Paul Small 
Floyd Dixon / Empty Stocking Blues / Aladdin / LA 9.50 / with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
Barbara Lea / A Woman in Love / Love Is Here to Stay / Riverside / 3.15.55 

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

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / Wrapped Tight / Beautiful Girl / Impulse! / 3.1.65 
Horace Parlan / Us Three / I Want to Be Loved / Blue Note / 4.20.60 
Ernie Royal / Accent on Trumpet / Stardust / Urania / 11.26.55 
Andy Iona & his Orchestra / When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop / Princess Aloha Soundie / Hollywood 1941
T-Bone Walker / Long Skirt Baby Blues / Black & White / LA 11.6.47
Delta Rhythm Boys / Domaredansen / Metronome / Stockholm 9.8.50 / with the Metronome All-Stars
Paul Frees, Royal Dano, Joan Gardner, and Laura Olsher / Plunderer’s March (We’re Despicable) / soundtrack to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol / 1961 / music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill 

set 3
Richard “Groove” Holmes & Gene Ammons / Groovin’ With Jug / Morris the Minor / Pacific Jazz / live at the LA club The Black Orchid, afternoon 8.15.61 
Jack Montrose / Blues and Vanilla / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / RCA Victor / 1956 
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now / Columbia / 3.47 / vocal = Snooky Lanson & the Sportsmen 
The Ink Spots / I Wish You the Best of Everything / Decca / 5.19.38 
Matt Dennis / Welcome Matt / By the Fireside / Jubilee / 1958 / with band arranged & conducted by Sy Oliver

set 4
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Sextet (10”)/ Dot’s Groovy / Pacific Jazz / LA 9.9.54 / Baker t, Bob Brookmeyer tb, Bud Shank bs, Russ Freeman p, Carson Smith b, Shelly Mann d, arranged by Jack Montrose
Bob Brookmeyer / The Street Swingers / Arrowhead / Pacific Jazz / 12.57 
Eddie Cantor / The Only Thing I Want For Christmas (Is Just to Keep the Things That I’ve Got) / Columbia / 11.26.39 / with Jerry Joyce and his Orchestra and The Robert Mitchell “Boychoir” 
The Charioteers / The General Jumped at Dawn / radio broadcast, Kraft Music Hall #339 / Hollywood 6.29.44 
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46
Nancy Wilson / Easy / Make Me a Present of You / Capitol / Hollywood 1968
The Chosen Gospel Singers / No Room in the Hotel / Specialty / Hollywood 2.10.54

last soulful song
The Vel-Vetts / You Really Never Know Till It’s Over / Doré / LA 1966



Friday, December 02, 2022

It’s a Most Unusual Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 134

screenshot closeup of Jerry Butler and Vivian Reed singing into a microphone
Let it be gorgeous Vivian Reed with Mr. Butler.

Coffeetime, December 3, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Jack Wilson / Easterly Winds / On Children / Blue Note / 9.22.67 
Philly Joe Jones / Philly Joe’s Best / That’s Earl, Brother / Atlantic 5.20.60 
Stan Levey / This Time the Drum’s on Me / Tune Up / Bethlehem / LA 9.27 & 28.55
Ben Bernie & his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra / I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling / Brunswick / 3.29 / vocal = Scrappy Lambert; a Fats Waller tune 
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Juke Box Lil / Exclusive / LA 1947 / Charles Brown p & voc, Johnny Moore g, Eddie Williams b
Beverly Kelly / Sings with the Pat Moran Trio / I’m Glad There Is You / Audio Fidelity / Chicago 12.57 

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

set 2
Jimmy Smith / A Date with Jimmy Smith, Volume Two / I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You / Blue Note / 2.12.57 
Lee Konitz & Jimmy Giuffre / Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre / Moonlight in Vermont / Verve / 5.12,13.59 
Joe Newman / I Feel Like a Newman / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You / Storyville / 4.56 
Oscar Alemán y su Quinteto de Swing / Stardust / Odeon / Buenos Aires 8.30.44 f
Noël Coward / The Party’s Over / HMV / London c. 9.19.32
Cleo Brown / Slow Poke / Decca / LA 4.4.36 
Mindy Carson / I Want a Television Christmas / RCA Victor / 1950 / with Charles Hale & his Orchestra, side B with bells & celeste! 
Robert Clary / Seventh Heaven (Original Cast Album) / Happy Little Crook / Decca / 1955 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Clary https://www.alhirschfeldfoundation.org/piece/seventh-heaven

set 3
Jackie McLean / Destination… Out! / Riff Raff / Blue Note / 9.20.63 
Blue Mitchell / Boss Horn / Tones for Joan’s Bones / Blue Note / 11.17.66 
George Wallington / Leonard Feather Presents Bop / Crazeology [Little Benny] / Mode / 8.57 
Sonny Kendis & his Orchestra / My Blue Heaven / Columbia / 4.21.41 / vocal = Jimmy Saunders
The James Quintet / I’m Just a Fool / Derby / early 11.49 
Jackie Paris / Skylark / I’m Through with Love / Brunswick / 1954

set 4
Bill Perkins & Richie Kamuca / Zenobia / Pacific Jazz (unissued) / LA 12.11.56 
Shorty Rogers / Shorty Rogers & his Giants / Diablo’s Dance / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1.15.53 
Ray Noble & his Orchestra / It’s a Most Unusual Day / Columbia / 12.47 / vocal = Anita Gordon & the Noblemen
King Cole Trio / Bring Another Drink / Capitol / Hollywood 11.28.44
Vivian Reed / Vivian Reed / I’ve Gotta Be Me / Epic / 1968 
The Four Blue Jackets / Rock-A My Soul / Mercury / Chicago 1946 

last soulful song
The Emotions / Untouched / Nothing Seems Impossible / Volt / Muscle Shoals 1971 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Let a Playlist Be Your Umbrella on a Rainy Day: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 133

Screenshot from a 1967 French TV show showing Lucky Thompson on tenor sax and Kenny Clarke on drums
Why don’t we have TV shows with Lucky Thompson and Kenny Clarke anymore?

Coffeetime, November 18, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Al Cohn / Al Cohn’s Tones / That’s What You Think / Savoy / 6.23.53 
Lucky Thompson / Accent on Tenor Sax / Tune for Tex / Urania / 1954 / arranged by Jimmy Hamilton; Lucky Thompson ts, Jimmy Hamilton cl, Billy Taylor p, Sidney Gross g, Oscar Pettiford b, Osie Johnson d
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / The Count / Decca / 11.7.40  
Paul Specht & his Orchestra / Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella on a Rainy Day / Columbia / 1.4.28 / vocal trio = Johnny Morris, Charlie Spivak t, & Frank Leitner p 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / What’s the Use of Gettin’ Sober / Decca / 7.21.42
Carmen McRae / Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics / My Man / Columbia / summer 1961 

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

set 2
Hal Singer & Charlie Shavers / Blue Stompin’ / With a Song in My Heart / Prestige / 2.20.59 
Bill Evans / Portrait in Jazz / When I Fall in Love / Riverside / 12.28.59 
Billy Butterfield / The Mellow Moods of Jazz / Pastel Blue / RCA Victor / 1956 / Billy Butterfield t, Urbie Green, Lou McGarity tb, Hal McKusick as, Moe Weschler p, Barry Galbraith g, Milt Hilton b, Osie Johnson d
Scott Wood & his Orchestra / Who Walks in When I Walk Out? / Regal Zonophone / London 1.4.34 / vocal = Sam Browne
Mildred Bailey & her Orchestra / I Go for That / Vocalion / 1939 
Doris Day / Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think) / Columbia / LA 1950
Cy Coleman / If My Friends Could See Me Now / You Wanna Bet / Columbia / 1967

set 3
Billy Bean, Hal Gaylor, Walter Norris / The Trio / The End of a Love Affair / Riverside / 6.60 / Bean g, Gaylor b, Norris p / thanks to longtime listener David for this suggestion
Oscar Peterson / Oscar Peterson Plays the Jerome Kern Songbook / Long Ago (And Far Away) / Verve / Chicago summer 1959 
Joe Roland / Joltin’ Joe Roland / I’ve Got the World on a String / Savoy / 5.10.54 
The Be Bop Boys / Moody Speaks / Savoy / 1948 
Chico Marx & his Orchestra / Here You Are / Hit / 6.42 / vocal = Skip Nelson https://www.marx-brothers.org/marxology/chicorch.htm
The Jones Boys Sing Band / Swing As You Work / MGM short film Streamlined Swing directed by Buster Keaton / Hollywood 1938  
Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones / At Basin Street East / I’m Falling for You; Fool That I Am; Everything I Have Is Yours / EmArcy / live 10.1.61 

set 4
Oscar Pettiford / Burt’s Pad / Vogue / Paris 3.21.54 
Pearl Bailey / Pearl Bailey Entertains / I Need Ya Like a Hole in the Head / Columbia [10”] / 1947
King Cole Trio / It’s Only a Paper Moon / AFRS Jubilee Show #207 / Hollywood 3.45 / with Benny Carter & his Orchestra and MC Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
Kay Starr / Who Hit Me? / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 1947
C.B.S. Trumpeteers / Lord Ease My Weary Mind / Nashboro / Nashville 1966

last soulful song
Jerry & Billy Butler / I Stand Accused / The Soul! Show / live 1970 https://youtu.be/xgetdF_7Ijw


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Friday, November 11, 2022

Playlist Why Pick on Me: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 132

screenshot of Josephine Pearson Edwards performing with The Four Toppers (Steve Gibson & the 5 Red Caps) in the 1940 movie, Mystery in Swing
Josephine agrees: Steve Gibson & the 5 Red Caps are toppers.

Coffeetime, November 11, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Tommy Flanagan / The Cats / Minor Mishap / New Jazz / 4.18.57 
Clark Terry / Clark Terry / The Countess / EmArcy / 1.3-4.55 
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / Falling Leaves / Bluebird / 9.3.40  
Don Redman & his Orchestra / Trouble Why Pick on Me / Brunswick / 9.24.31 / vocal = Louis Deppe 
Lil Hardin Armstrong / Born to Swing / Decca / 4.15.37 
Helen Carr / … Why Do I Love You / My Kind of Trouble Is You / Bethlehem / 11.11.55 / Cappy Lewis t, Howard Roberts g, Red Mitchell b

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

set 2
Yusef Lateef / The Centaur and the Phoenix / Ev’ry Day (I Fall in Love) / Riverside / 10.4, 6.60 
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin’ Blue / Beautiful You / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 12.10.60 
Morris Lane / Ghost Town / Robin / 11.51
Aileen Stanley / Who Walks in When I Walk Out? / Brunswick / London 2.12.34
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Where or When? / Columbia / 12.24.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee
Matt Dennis / Matt Dennis Plays & Sings Matt Dennis / When You Love a Fella / Trend / live, Tally-Ho Club, Hollywood 1953 / with Virginia (Ginny) Maxey
The Du Droppers / Can’t Do Sixty No More / Robin / 1952 / with Ben Smith’s Quintet

set 3
Curtis Fuller / Blues-ette / Twelve-Inch / Savoy / 5.21.59 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues-ette
Stan Getz / And the Cool Sounds / Serenade in Blue / Verve / Hollywood 8.19.55 
Teddy Wilson / I Got Rhythm / Stars Fell on Alabama / Verve / Chicago 3.5.56 
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra / It’s the Talk of the Town / Decca / 1.15.42 / vocal = Kenny Sargent & ensemble 
The 5 Red Caps / I’m Crazy ’Bout You / Beacon / LA 3.44 
The Modernaires with Paula Kelly / Autumn Serenade / Columbia / 8.22.45
Johnny Hartman / And I Thought About You / And I Thought About You / Roost / early 1959

set 4
[Mel Lewis] / [Gettin’ Together] / There Will Never Be Another You / Vee Jay / LA 1.22-23.57 / Jack Montrose ts, Bill Perkins, ts, Paul Moer p, Paul Chambers b, Philly Joe Jones d
Jim Hall / Jazz Guitar / Look for the Silver Lining / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.57 / Hall g, Carl Perkins p, Red Mitchell b
King Cole Trio / I’m a Shy Guy / Capitol / Hollywood 4.13.45
Sammy Davis Jr. / As Long as She Needs Me / Step Out of That Dream / Reprise / LA late 1962 
The Pilgrim Travelers / The Life You Save May Be Your Own (The Safety Song) / Specialty [unissued take 3] / Hollywood 1.13.55

bed for thank yous
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / You Go to My Head / Prestige / 5.18.60 

last soulful song
James Lately / Love, Friends and Money / Temple / Detroit 1964

Friday, November 04, 2022

Money Burns a Hole in My Playlist… Again: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 131

photo Little Milton performing on The Beat tv show in 1966 wearing a blue suit, holding a microphone in one hand, holding up his index finger with the other hand, and with three back up singers in the background.
Mr. Milton says WMBR’s listeners are number one!

Coffeetime, November 4, 2022, Angelynn Grant – Fundraising Show

set 1
Hank Mobley / No Room for Squares / No Room for Squares [alternate take] / Blue Note / 10.2.63
Lee Morgan / Here’s Lee Morgan / Terrible T / Vee Jay / 2.2, 3, 8.60
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Blakey / Mayreh / EmArcy / 5.20.54
Whispering Jack Smith / It All Depends on You / Bluebird / Hayes, Middlesex, England 6.17.27
Dinah Washington / Rich Man’s Blues / Apollo / LA 12.10, 12, 13.45
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (including Oscar Moore) / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Exclusive / Hollywood 11.47 / vocal = Charles Brown
Ella Fitzgerald / [Twelve Nights in Hollywood] / I’m Glad There Is You / Verve / live at the Crescendo, Hollywood 6.29-30.62

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

set 2
Lucky Thompson / Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son quartette / Tenderly / Dawn / Paris 3.12, 14.56
Gene Ammons / Once in a While / Chess/Aristocrat / Chicago 2.28.49
Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Columbia / 7.3.28
Mills Brothers / Swing for Sale / Decca / 2.3.37
The Charioteers / Swing for Sale / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43 
Etta Jones / I Sold My Heart to the Junkman / Victor / 3.11.47 / with J.C. Heard & his Orchestra
Dean Martin / Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket / Capitol / Hollywood 12.23.53
Doris Day / Hooray for Hollywood / Pennies from Heaven / Columbia / LA 1958 / with celeste!

set 3
Art Blakey’s Messengers / Bop Alley [alternate take] / Blue Note / 12.22.47
Dizzy Gillespie & his All-Star Quintet / Shaw ’Nuff / 5.11.45 
King Cole Trio / With Plenty of Money and You / Standard transcription / 10.38
Hal Kemp & his Orchestra / With Plenty of Money and You (Oh Baby, What I Couldn’t Do) / Brunswick / 10.26.36 / vocal = Skinnay Ennis
The Toppers / If Money Grew on Trees / Savoy / 1944 / with celeste!
Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio / You Can’t Make Money Dreamin’ / Capitol / Hollywood 8.20.47
Basin Street Boys / I Sold My Heart to the Junkman / Exclusive / LA c. 6.46 / with Eddie Beal Fourtet
Jimmy Witherspoon / Evenin’ Blues / Money’s Getting Cheaper / Prestige / LA 8.15.64 

set 4
Ken Nordine / Colors / Green / Philips / Chicago 1966 / with musical director Dick Campbell
Art Pepper / Art Pepper + 11 / Shaw Nuff / Contemporary / LA 3.28.59
Boswell Sisters / If I Had a Million Dollars [alternate take B] / Brunswick / LA 10.4.34 / with Jimmy Grier & his Orchestra
Bing Crosby / Pennies from Heaven / Decca / Hollywood 7.24.36 / with George Stoll & his Orchestra, with celeste!
Peggy Lee / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood 6.11.46 / with Buddy Cole’s Four of a Kind 
Ernestine “Annisteen” Allen & her Home Town Boys / Give It Up (’Cause You Can’t Take It With You) / Queen / 12.20.45
Bobby “Blue” Bland / Turn On Your Love Light / Duke / Chicago 1961
Bobby Darin / That’s All / That’s All / Atco / LA 12.19.58
Swan Silvertones / End of My Journey / My Rock / Vee-Jay / 1957

last (thankful) soul song
Little Milton / We’re Gonna Make It / Checker / Checker 2.16.65

Friday, October 28, 2022

Message from the Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 130

a screenshot of Dusty Springfield performing Spooky on Dutch TV on April 2, 1971, smiling and in a black and yellow dress with a red butterfly choker necklace.
Neither spooky nor dusty, just pretty.

Coffeetime, October 28, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
John Coltrane / Dakar / Witches Pit / Prestige / 4.20.57 
Hank Mobley / Mobley’s 2nd Message / Message from the Border / Prestige / 7.27.56 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Farewell Blues / Swing / Paris 3.7.38 
George Olsen & his Music / The Girl Friend / Victor / 4.22.26 / vocal = trio from members of the orchestra 
Jack McVea / Lonesome Blues / Black & White / LA 1946 / vocal = Rabon Tarrant
Sarah Vaughan / Trouble Is a Man / Musicraft / 10.10.47 / with Ted Dale Orchestra 

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

set 2
Donald Byrd / Royal Flush / I’m a Fool to Want You / Blue Note / 9.21.61 
Dizzy Gillespie / Sittin’ In / Medley: I'm Thru with Love; Without a Word of Warning; Sweet Lorraine; Love Walked In; September Song / Verve / 6.26.57 
Louise Brooks & Rina Ketty / J’Attendrai / Pathé / 1938
Bing Crosby & Mary Martin / Lily of Laguna / Decca / Hollywood 3.13.42 / with John Scott Trotter Orchestra 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Hurry, Hurry / Capitol / San Francisco 10.25.43 / vocal = Savannah Churchill
Dean Martin / This Time I’m Swingin’ / Heaven Can Wait / Capitol / Hollywood 5.17.60 

set 3
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Soul Finger / Buh’s Bossa / Limelight / 5.12.65 
Donald Byrd / The Cat Walk / The Cat Walk / Blue Note / 5.2.61 
Morris Lane / Ghost Town [partial] / Robin / 11.51
Fats Navarro & Eddie Davis / Stealing Trash / Savoy (Petit Savoy) / Paris 12.18.46 
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / That Old Black Magic / Victor / 7.15.42 / vocal = Skip Nelson & the Modernaires 
The Charioteers / I Miss You So / Columbia / LA 5.14.47
Chet Baker / Chet Baker Sings / It’s Always You / World Pacific / LA 7.23.56

set 4
Joe Puma / East Coast Jazz 3 / How About You? / Bethlehem / 11.30.54 / Puma & Barry Galbraith g, Don Elliot vib, Vinnie Burke b, Ted Sommer d 
Lennie Niehaus / The Octet #2 / Blue Room / Contemporary / Hollywood 1.26..55 
Conte Candoli / Cool Gabriels / Love Is Just Around the Corner / Groove [RCA Victor subsidiary] / 6.56 / cover design by Andy Warhol 
King Cole Trio / I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) [alt take] / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 3.15.46
Esther Phillips / And I Love Him / If You Really Love Me, Really Love Me / Atlantic / 1966
Frank Sinatra & The Charioteers / Jesus Is a Rock in the Weary Land / Columbia / Hollywood 5.16.45 

last soulful song
Dusty Springfield / Spooky / Philips / London 1970 

Friday, October 21, 2022

How Big Can You Get, Little Playlist?: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 129

screenshot of Paul Williams performing on the Brady Bunch Variety Hour, May 25, 1977
I’m just trying to look like Paul Williams.

Coffeetime, October 21, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley [1540] / Mobleymania / Blue Note / 11.25.56 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / With Apologies to Oscar / Savoy / 7.14.55 
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Moten Swing / Columbia / 3.2.36 
Ambrose & his Orchestra / Louise / Decca / 7.9.29 / vocal = Eddie Gross-Bart
Seger Ellis / It’s a Lonesome Old Town / Brunswick / 12.22.30 
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / Them There Eyes / Specialty / Hollywood 7.47 / slightly slower version released earlier, 10.46, on Miltone 
Dinah Washington / Accent on Youth / EmArcy / 11.12.55 

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

set 2
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Cookbook, volume 2 / Stardust / Prestige / 12.5.58 
Max Albright / Mood for Max / That’s All / Motif / Hollywood 11.23.56 
Lester Young / Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio / Stardust / Norgran / 11.28.52 
Hoagy Carmichael & his Pals / Stardust / Gennett / 10.31.27 
Six Jumping Jacks / She’s Got “It” / Brunswick / 7.7.27 / vocal = Tom Stack 
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra / How Big Can You Get, Little Man? / Decca / 2.26.46 / vocal = Annisteen Allen 
Pee Wee Crayton / I Got News for You / Imperial / New Orleans 1.28.55

set 3
Howard Roberts / Goodies / Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) / Capitol / Hollywood 6.65 / Howard Roberts g, Henry Cain org, Charles Berghofer b, Shelly Manne d 
Elmo Hope / Sounds from Rikers Island / Three Silver Quarters / Audio Fidelity / Rikers Island, NY (?) 8.19.63 / Hope p, Ronnie Boykins b, Philly Joe Jones d 
Red Garland / [Red Garland Revisited!] / Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool / Prestige / 5.24.57 
The Four Vagabonds / Choo-Choo / Apollo / 7.47 
Alice Babs / Kiss Me Sweet / Cupol / Södra flickläroverket [Southern Girls’ Education Agency], Stockholm 1.27.50 / with Putte Wickman & his Orchestra
Bobby Short / Sing Me a Swing Song / Some Fine Day / Atlantic / 1957

set 4
Art Pepper / Two Altos / Deep Purple / Regent / LA 8.25.54 
Hampton Hawes / Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes, vol. 3 / Somebody Loves Me / Contemporary / LA 1.25.56 / Cover drawing and design by Robert Guidi/Tri-Arts 
King Cole Trio / Look What You've Done to Me / Capitol / Hollywood 3.6.44
Paul Williams / Life Goes On / I Won’t Last a Day Without You / A&M / Hollywood 1972 / Danny Kortchmar g 
Ink Spots / Somebody Bigger than You and I / Decca / 2.15.51 

last soulful song
The Pretenders / Broken Heart / Carnival [unissued] / 1971

Friday, October 14, 2022

Playlist in the Hay: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 128

Jane Russell singing Five Miles from San Berdoo in the movie His Kind of Woman
Jane sings one of my favorite songs in one of my favorite movies.

Coffeetime, October 14, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Frank Strazzeri / Yvette / Pacific Jazz [unissued] / LA 1.63 / Carmell Jones t, Hadley Callman ts, Frank Strazzeri p, Red Mitchell b, Nick Martinis d
Cannonball Adderley / Plus / Lisa / Riverside / 5.11.61 
Chick Webb & his Orchestra / That Naughty Waltz / Decca / 3.24.37 
Roy Fox & his Orchestra / You Have Taken My Heart / Decca / London 3.9.34 / vocal = Denny Dennis 
Six Jumping Jacks / Piccolo Pete / Brunswick / 7.22.29 / vocal = Tom Stacks 
Camille Howard / My Heart Goes Out to You / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 9.24.51
Jane Russell / How Long Has This Been Going On? / MGM / Hollywood 1958

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

set 2
Thad Jones / Sonny Rollins Plays / Ballad Medley: Flamingo; If You Were Mine; I’m Through with Love; Love Walked In / Period / 12.24.56 / Thad Jones t, Frank Foster ts, Jimmy Jones p, Doug Watkins b, Jo Jones d
Leo Wright / Blues Shout / Autumn Leaves / Atlantic / summer 1960 
Sonny Criss / Go Man! / (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along / Imperial / 11.28.56
Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers / Doin’ Things / Okeh / 10.4.28 
Alice Faye / Slumming on Park Avenue / Brunswick / Hollywood 1.27.37 / for the 20th Century Fox movie On the Avenue 
T-Bone Walker / First Love Blues / Capitol / LA 11.12.47
Tab Smith / Baby, Please Don’t Go / United [unissued] / Chicago 1954 / vocal = Ray King; Tab Smith ts, Sam Malone org, Lefty Bates g, Vernon King b, Walter Johnson d 

set 3
Stéphane Grappelli & Bucky Pizzarelli / Duet / Tangerine [alt take] / Disque Black and Blue / Nice, France 7.15.79
Freddie Hubbard / High Blues Pressure / High Blues Pressure / Atlantic / 11.13.67 
John Lewis & Sacha Distel / Afternoon in Paris / I Cover the Waterfront / Atlantic / Paris 12.56 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afternoon_in_Paris_(album)
Bob Crosby & his Orchestra / Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street / Decca / 12.6.39 / vocal = Eddie Miller & Nappy Lamar 
The Dixiaires / Joe Louis Is a Fightin’ Man / Sittin’ in With / 12.47 
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Beverly / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Gerald Wiggins / The Loveliness of You / That Old Gang of Mine / Tampa / LA 1958 / Wiggins p, Eugene Wright b, Bill Douglass d
Gus Viseur / Ménilmontant / Barclay / Paris 5.3.55 / Gus Viseur accord; Boulou Ferré g, Roger Paraboschi d
[Turner] Layton & [Clarence] Johnstone / Lying in the Hay / Columbia / London 1933 
King Cole Trio / I Want to Thank Your Folks / NYC 12.18.46
Pat Moran / The Pat Moran Quartet / Two Sleepy People / Bethlehem / Hollywood 5.56 / Moran p & voc, John Doling b & voc, Johnny Whited d & voc, Bev Kelly voc, cover design = Leichman & Seide 
Bobby Rydell / Rydell at the Copa / Homesick That’s All / Cameo / live, Copacabana Club 7.4.61
Dixiaires / The Greatest Spirituals / Jesus Gave Me Water / Time / 1959

last soulful song
Betty Wright / Girls Can’t Do What the Guys Do / Alston / 1968

Friday, October 07, 2022

My Playlist Back Home: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 127

Screenshot of Diahann Carroll in a 1960 episode of Peter Gunn playing a jazz singer; she's standing in front of a combo with trumpeter and drummer.
Diahann with the stunning side-eye.

Coffeetime, October 7, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Duke Pearson / Hush! / Child’s Play / Jazzline / 1.12.62 
Kenny Dorham / Afro-Cuban / Basheer’s Dream / Blue Note / 1.29.55 
Tadd Dameron / The Magic Touch / Our Delight / Riverside / 3.9.62 
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra / I Cried for You / Decca / 3.29.38
Henry Biagini / Accent on Youth / Melotone / 8.20.35 / vocal = Clyde Rogers
Martha Davis / What Good Am I Without You? / Coral / LA 12.10.51 
Diahann Carroll / I’m Through with Love / Peter Gunn, episode S02E03 (“Sing a Song of Murder”) / Hollywood 3.7.60 (air date)

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

set 2
Ben Webster / The Warm Moods / Accent on Youth / Reprise / LA 1.18 
Les McCann / Pretty Lady / Doreen Don’t Cry / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 3.13 & 15.61 
Dave Pell / Love Story / Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / Atlantic / Hollywood 2.21.56 
Mary Osborne / A Girl & Her Guitar / These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) / Warwick / 1959 
Cliff Edwards / I’ll See You in My Dreams / Columbia / 2.5.30 
Trixie Smith / Jack, I’m Mellow / Decca / 5.26.38 
Matt Dennis / Matt Dennis Plays & Sings Matt Dennis / We Belong Together / Trend / live, Tally-Ho Club, Hollywood 1953 / with Virginia (Ginny) Maxey
Lola Albright / Lola Wants You / Do What You Gotta Do / Kern / Hollywood 5.16.57 

set 3
Sonny Stitt / Rearin’ Back / Bunny Rabbit / Argo / Chicago 9.24.62 
Larry Young / Young Blues / Something New, Something Blue / New Jazz / 9.30.60 
The Mills Brothers / I’ve Found a New Baby / Decca / 9.14.34 
Ella Fitzgerald & her V-Disc Boys / I'll See You in My Dreams / V-Disc 730A / 10.12.45 
Jimmy Witherspoon / ’Spoon / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / Reprise / Hollywood 12.8-9.59 

set 4
Joe Puma / East Coast Jazz, Vol. 3 / Liza / Bethlehem / 1955
Dave Pell / Love Story / I’ve Found a New Baby / Atlantic / Hollywood 2.21.56
Gerry Mulligan / Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Vol. 1 / Disc Jockey Jump / Pacific Jazz / 12.4 & 5.57 
King Cole Trio / Can You Look Me in the Eyes (And Say We’re Through) / Capitol / Hollywood 12.30.46
Bill Lee (dubbed in for John Kerr) & Mitzi Gaynor / My Girl Back Home / soundtrack to the 20th Century Fox movie South Pacific / Hollywood 1958  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lee_(singer)
The Kings / I’m a Little Liar / Gotham [unissued] / Baltimore 2.4.55 
The Trumpeteers / Babylon’s Fallen / Score [subsidiary of Aladdin] / Hollywood 1949

last soulful song
Thee Midniters / Making Ends Meet / Whittier / LA 1967



Friday, September 30, 2022

Put It There, Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 126

Screenshot of Miriam Makeba performing Pata Pata on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 21, 1969
Finding joy in dance with beautiful Miriam Makeba.

Coffeetime, September 30, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Louis Hayes / Louis Hayes / Rip De Boom / Vee-Jay / 4.26.60 
Tina Brooks / [Minor Move] / Star Eyes / Blue Note / 3.16.58 
Alix Combelle / Onze Heures Vingt / Swing / Paris 12.18.40
Ben Selvin & his Orchestra / Am I Wasting My Time on You / Columbia / 7.19.26 / vocal = Franklyn Baur
Private Cecil Gant / Watch That Stuff / Gilt-Edge / LA 1945
Billie Holiday / All or Nothing / Sophisticated Lady / Verve / LA 8.18.56 

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

set 2
Cannonball Adderley / Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley / I Can’t Get Started / Capitol / 8.23 & 24.61 
Erroll Garner / Erroll Garner Gems / I Cover the Waterfront / Columbia / 1.11.51
Charlie Parker / Loverman / Dial / Hollywood 7.29.46 
Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers) / Up and at ’Em / Edison / 8.10.26 
Bob Hope & Bing Crosby / Put It There, Pal / Decca / Hollywood 1945 / with Vic Schoen & his Orchestra; from the Paramount movie Road to Utopia
The Robins / I Found Out My Troubles / Savoy [unissued] / LA 1.11.50 / with Johnny Otis Band 
Miriam Makeba / Pata Pata / Reprise / 1967 

set 3
Hank Mobley / Third Season / An Aperitif / Blue Note / 2.24.67 
Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves / Salt and Pepper / S’posin / Impulse! / 9.5.63 
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra / Disc Jockey Jump / Columbia / 1.22.47 
The Ink Spots / A Lovely Way to Spend the Evening / AFRS Jubilee Show #78 / Hollywood 5.2.44
The Modernaires / I’m Late / Coral / 1951
Perry Como / We Get Letters / S’posin / RCA Victor / 1957 / with Como’s Little Combo aka subset of Mitchell Ayres & his Orchestra

set 4
André Previn & his Pals / Gigi / À Toujours / Contemporary / LA 4.7-8.58 
Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio / Django / Fantasy / San Francisco 4.56 
King Cole Trio / Let’s Pretend / Premier / LA 11.2.43 / Nat King Cole p & vocals, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Tom Jones & Sammy Davis Jr. / What the World Needs Now / from the ABC TV show This Is Tom Jones / Hollywood 1969
Southernaires / Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho / Decca / 6.13.39 

last soulful song
The Stoppers / Come Back / Jubilee / 1966



Friday, September 23, 2022

Why Is a Good Playlist So Hard to Find?: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 125

B&W screenshot of a smiling Julie London appearing on What's My Line in 1961
Julie’s happy shoulders.

Coffeetime, September 23, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Undercurrent / Blue Note / 12.11.60 
Kenny Burrell / [Midnight Blue] / Kenny’s Sound [take 10] / Blue Note / 1.8.63 
Jacques Renard & his Orchestra / Come to Me / Brunswick / 4.19.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
Luis Russell & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 10.24.30 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Betty Hall Jones / Frustration, Frustration / Combo / Hollywood 1951 
Dinah Washington / Dinah! / More Than You Know / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55

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

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60 
Blossom Dearie / Autumn in New York / Barclay / Paris 1.16.56 
Art Blakey / A Night in Birdland / Once in A While / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54 
Lee Morse & Her Bluegrass Boys / Don’t Keep Me in the Dark Bright Eyes / Columbia / 6.25.28 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Why Is a Good Man So Hard to Find? / Decca / 3.18.40 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Blue Afterglow / Columbia / 2.7.39 / vocal = Dan Grissom 
Julie London / Swing Me an Old Song / Cuddle Up a Little Closer / Liberty / LA spring 1959 

set 3
Yusef Lateef / Psychicemotus / First Gymnopedie / Impulse! / 7.21-22.65 
Lee Morgan / The Gigolo / The Gigolo / Blue Note / 7.1.65 
Howard McGhee Sextet / Midnight at Minton’s / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46 
Bobby Hackett & his Orchestra / That Old Gang of Mine / Vocalion / 1940 / vocal = The Tempo Twisters
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Stardust / Victor / 11.11.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / My Romance / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
The Trombones, Inc. / They Met At The Continental Divide / Impossible / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 12.5.58  
Stan Getz / Stan Getz Plays / ’Tis Autumn / Clef / 12.12.52 
King Cole Trio / ’Tis Autumn / Capitol / Hollywood 3.29.49 / NKC p, Irving Ashby g, Joe Comfort b, with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
T-Bone Walker / Don’t Give Me the Runaround / Black & White / 12.46 / with Al Killian Quintet
Kaye Ballard, Jack Cassidy, & Joan Roberts / Cast Recording of Broadway show “Jerome Kern’s Roberta” / I Won’t Dance / Columbia / 1956
Golden Gate Quartet / Born Ten Thousand Years Ago / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Willie Hutch / Foxy Brown / Ain’t That (Mellow, Mellow) / Motown / Hollywood 1974

Friday, September 16, 2022

You’re Not the Only Playlist on the Apple Tree: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 124

Ruth Chatterton hugging Walter Huston with a worried look in the 1936 movie Dodsworth
Walter’s telling Ruth about September.

Coffeetime, September 16, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bennie Green / Soul Stirrin’ / Black Pearl / Blue Note / 4.28.58 
Joe Newman / Counting Five in Sweden / The Sleeper / Metronome / live, Konserthuset Stockholm (Concert Hall) 10.13.58 
Carl Perkins / Introducing Carl Perkins / Way Cross Town / Dootone / LA 1955 
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans / A Faded Summer Love / Columbia / London 12.4.31 / vocal = Jack Plant
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’ve Had the Blues All Day / United / Chicago 4.23.53 / vocal = Johnny Harper & Tab Smith 
Morgana King / Sings the Blues / Something to Remember You By / Mercury / 1958 / with celeste!

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

set 2
Café Pierre Trio / My Ship / Monmouth Evergreen / 8.25 & 26.82 / Bucky Pizzarelli g, Russ Kassoff p, Jerry Bruno b
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Easy Living / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Barney Wilen / Jazz Sur Seine / Vamp / Philips / Paris 2.13 & 14.58 
Django Reinhardt / The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt / September Song / Clef / Paris 3.10.53 / Reinhardt’s last recording session
Harry Bidgood’s Broadcasters / Should I? / Broadcast [Vocalion for the UK] / London c. 1928 / vocalist (probable) = Webster Booth
Walter Huston / September Song / Brunswick / 1938 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Matt Dennis / Dennis Anyone? / Relax / RCA Victor / 1955 / Dennis p, Bill Pitman g, Ray Leatherwood b, Alvin Stoller d

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Preach Brother! / Jeanie-Weenie / Blue Note / 6.18.62 / Wilkerson ts, Sonny Clark p, Grant Green g, Butch Warren b, Billy Higgins d
Clark Terry / The Happy Horns of Clark Terry / In a Mist / Impulse! / 3.13.64 
Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess / In a Minor Groove / Autumn in Rome / New Jazz / 9.19.58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Minor_Groove
Charlie Parker / Star Eyes / Clef / 1.17.51 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones / Columbia / 10.6.41 / vocal = Ginny Simms & Harry Babbitt, from the RKO movie Playmates 
The Master Keys / You’re Not the Only Apple on the Apple Tree / Top / 7.45 
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine’s Imagination / A Faded Summer Love / EmArcy / 1958 / with Pete Rugolo & His All Stars

set 4
Max Bennett / Max Bennett, vol. 2 / Johnny Jaguar / Bethlehem / 12.14.55 / Nick Travis t, Charlie Mariano as, Jack Nimitz bs, Carl Fontana tb, Dave McKenna p, Bennett b, Mel Lewis d; composed by Lennie Niehaus
Jim Hall / Jazz Guitar / Look for the Silver Lining / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.57 / Hall g, Carl Perkins p, Red Mitchell b 
Red Nichols Five Pennies / The Peanut Vendor / Brunswick / 1.23.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
King Cole Trio / All for You / Excelsior / Hollywood 10.11.42 / NKC p, voc, Oscar Moore g, Red Callender b
Eartha Kitt / Sentimental Eartha / Once We Loved (Se Acabo) / Spark / 1970
Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, VA / Call Him Anytime [unedited take] / Gotham / Norfolk 8.53 / Eastern Virginia Gospel by the Virginia Folklife Project 

last soulful song
5 Stairsteps & Cubie / Love’s Happening / I’m the One Who Loves You / Curtom / Chicago 1968

Saturday, September 10, 2022

When Playlist Gets Blue: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 123

What's it all about?

Coffeetime, September 9, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Warne Marsh / Warne Marsh / It’s All Right with Me / Atlantic / 12.12.57 
Sonny Clark / Cool Struttin’ / Deep Night / Blue Note / 1.5.58 
The Rhythmic Eight aka Bert Firman Orchestra / Is She My Girl Friend? / Zonophone / Hayes, Middlesex 11.29.27 / vocal = Eddie Kollis d 
Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson / Just in Case You Change Your Mind / Queen / 12.20.45
Dakota Staton / Dynamic! / When Sunny Gets Blue / Capitol / 1958

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

set 2
Hank Mobley / Hi Voltage / No More Goodbys / Blue Note / 10.9.67 
Bill Evans / [Time Remembered] / Like Someone in Love / Milestone / live, Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood 4.10.62 
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Apple Blossoms / Okeh / 10.18.29 
Bing Crosby / Lazy Day / Brunswick / Chicago 4.24.32 / with Isham Jones’ Orchestra
Joe Williams / ‘Round the Clock Blues, parts 1 & 2 / Cincinnati / Cincinnati fall 1944 / with the Three Chocolates
The Spaniels / I Like It Like That / Vee-Jay / 1959

set 3
Marty Paich / Jazz for Relaxation / Lullaby of the Leaves / Tampa / Hollywood 1956 
Herb Geller / While the Cigarette Was Burning / RTF Studio, for the “Jazz aux Champs Elysées” Radio show / Paris spring 1962 / Geller as, Jack Dieval p, Jacques Hess b, Franco Manzecchi d
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / P.S. — Tony Pastor Plays And Sings Shaw / Frenesi / Everest / 1959
Johnny Ingram & his Rhythm Czars / Ridin’ Hi / Trilon / Oakland 1946 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not Mine / Columbia / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee 
The Basin Street Boys / Near to You / Exclusive / Hollywood late 1946 / with Lucky Thompson’s Orchestra 
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
Jazz Modes / The Jazz Modes Play Excerpts from the Frank Loesser Musical The Most Happy Fella / Happy to Make Your Acquaintance / Atlantic / 11.11.57 
Stan Getz / More West Coast / Tangerine / Norgan / 8.22.53
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Jerry Orbach & Company / Cast Recording of “The Fantasticks” / Try to Remember / MGM / 6.13.60
Cilla Black / Alfie / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 2.22.66  The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha / Over the Rainbow / Columbia / 8.1.60 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Play, Playlist, Play: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 122

Little Milton performing on Conan in 1997
Milton, you’re TOO good!

Coffeetime, September 2, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Study in Brown / Swingin’ / EmArcy / 2.23-25.55 
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57 
Barry Harris / Preminado / Play, Carol, Play / Riverside / 1.19.61 
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Frenesi / Victor / Hollywood 3.3.40 
Al Katz & his Kittens / I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful) / Columbia / 8.30.29 / vocal = Bill Brookins 
Elmore Nixon / A Hepcat’s Advice / Peacock / Houston 1951 
Sylvia Syms / Songs by Sylvia Syms / Lonely Woman / Atlantic / 1952 / with the Barbara Carroll Trio

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

set 2
David “Fathead” Newman / Straight Ahead / Summertime / Atlantic / 12.21.60 
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Old Folks / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.59
Paul Quinichette / The Vice ‘Pres’ / I’ll Always Be in Love with You / EmArcy / 1.30.52 
Lonnie Johnson / Mr. Johnson Blues / Okeh / St. Louis, MO 11.4.25 
Peg La Centra / Big Mouth Minnie / Bluebird / 10.20.38 / with Jerry Sears p
Al Bowlly / It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow / HMV / London 2.15.40 
The Four Flames aka The Hollywood Flames / Wheel of Fortune / Specialty / Hollywood 1.52 

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Happy Johnny / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Benny Carter / New Jazz Sounds / Frenesi / Verve / 11.12.54 / Carter as, Oscar Peterson p, Herb Ellis g, Ray Brown b, Bobby White d 
Kenny Clarke & his Fifty-Second Street Boys / Confirmation / Swing / 9.5.46 / Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, as; Ray Abrams ts; Eddie DeVerteuil bs; Bud Powell p; John Collins g; Al Hall b; Clarke d
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Deep Purple / HMV / London 5.26.39 / vocal = Bruce Trent
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’m Singing (So Help Me) / Bluebird / 1.20.41 
The Charioteers / The Gaucho Serenade / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43 
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Ev’ry Time / Bethlehem / 2.22.55 

set 4
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra / The Return of the Pink Panther [soundtrack album] / The Wet Look / RCA Victor / 1975
Lou Levy / A Most Musical Fella / Angel Eyes / RCA Victor / LA 1.57 / Levy p, Max Bennett b, Stan Levey d, produced by Shorty Rogers
Oscar Pettiford / Oscar Pettiford / Golden Touch / Bethlehem / 1.54 
King Cole Trio / Please Consider Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / Nat King Cole p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Julie London / Latin in a Satin Mood / Frenesi / Liberty / LA 1962
Little Milton / Blues ’n’ Soul / You’re No Good / Stax / Memphis 1974 / “Milton, you’re no good.”
Southern Sons / Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air / Bluebird / 7.25.41

last soulful song
Diane Ray / My Summer Love (Is Heading for an Early Fall) / Mercury / 1963