Friday, May 17, 2024

Tatoe Playlist

Screenshot from a 1960 TV show where Arthur Duncan signs and tap dances in front of a set design mimicking a city skyline.
Mr. Duncan singing and dancing in the big city.

Coffeetime, May 17, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Donald Byrd / Parisian Thoroughfare / Formidable / Brunswick / L’Olympia Theatre, Paris 10.22.58
Gigi Gryce / The Hap’nin’s / Don’t Worry ’Bout Me / New Jazz / 5.3.60
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra / Your Mother and Mine / Columbia / 5.4.29 / vocals = Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Jack Fulton 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Butch / Black & White / LA c. 2.47 / vocal = Arthur Duncan
Dinah Washington / Out in the Cold Again / Mercury / 10.25.51 / with The Ravens

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

set 2
Carmell Jones / Jay Hawk Talk / Willow Weep for Me / Prestige / 5.8.65
Wes Montgomery / Portrait of Wes / Yesterday’s Child / Riverside / 11.27.63
Cal Tjader & Stan Getz / I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Fantasy / San Francisco 2.8.58
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Easy Money / Columbia / 12.12.28 
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra / Without Your Love / Vocalion / 6.15.37
Hildegarde / This Year’s Kisses / Columbia / London 7.20.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends
Georges Guétary / Ma Belle Marguerite / Pathé Marconi / Paris 1947
B.B. King / I Can’t Lose / Kent / 1962

set 3
Blue Mitchell / Boss Horn / I Should Care / Blue Note / 11.17.66 
Jack McVea & his All Stars / Tatoe Pie / Black & White / LA 12.47
Alvino Rey & his Orchestra / I’m in the Mood for Love / radio transcription / 1946 / vocal = Jo Anne Ryan
The Ravens / Sylvia / National / 1.27.49 
Earl Coleman / Earl Coleman Returns / Come Rain or Come Shine / Prestige / 3.2.56

set 4
Buddy Collette / Calm, Cool, & Collette / They Can’t Take That Away from Me / ABC-Paramount / LA 1.24.57
Bill Holman / The Fabulous Bill Holman / Airegin / Coral / Hollywood 4.29.57
King Cole Trio / The Limp / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Fidgety Joe / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Golden Gate Quartet / Shoo Shoo Baby / AFRS Jubilee #53 / 11.43 / Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Willie Johnson, Orlandus Wilson, & Conrad Frederick p
Dean Martin / French Style / Mimi / Reprise / Hollywood 1962
Golden Gate Quartet / The Bridegroom Cometh / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Brenton Wood / Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin' / Double Shot / 1968
The Impressions / Greatest Hits / Grow Closer Together / ABC-Paramount / 1963



Friday, May 10, 2024

Snug as a Bug in a Playlist

Screenshot from the 1948 movie Rachel and the Stranger showing Robert Mitchum in a cowboy hat and fringed jacket gazing down at young Gary Gray, wearing a coonskin cap. They are standing in front of laundry hanging on a wash line.
Bob, can I borrow your groovy jacket?

Coffeetime, May 10, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Elmo Hope / Informal Jazz / Avalon / Prestige / 5.7.56
Richard Williams / New Horn in Town / Raucous Notes / Candid / 9.27.60
Emilio Cáceres Trio / I Got Rhythm / Victor / 11.5.37 
Blue Barron & his Orchestra / Teacher’s Pet / radio transcription / 1938 / vocal = Charlie Fisher
Cee Pee Johnson & his Band / I’m So Lonesome / Apollo / LA 11.2.45
Paula Castle / Lost Love / Yesterday’s Gardenias / Bethlehem / 1955

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

set 2
Red Garland / The Nearness of You / Where or When / Jazzland / 11.30.61
Jimmy Cleveland / Introducing Jimmy Cleveland / You Don’t Know What Love Is / EmArcy / 8.12.55
Barney Kessel / The Man I Love / Rex / LA 6.7.45
Billy Cotton & his Band / Hold Me / Regal Zonophone / London 8.23.33 / vocal = Alan Breeze
Dinah Washington / The Man I Love / Mercury / LA 4.6.46 / with Gerald Wilson’s Orchestra
The Orioles / It’s Too Soon to Know / It’s a Natural / summer 1948
Robert Mitchum / Calypso – Is Like So! / Beauty Is Only Skin Deep / Capitol / Hollywood 1957

set 3
Milt Jackon & Ray Charles / Soul Brothers / How Long Blues / Atlantic / 9.12.57
Frank Foster / My Heart Stood Still / Vogue / Paris 4.4.54
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / A Table in a Corner / Bluebird / 9.28.39 / vocal = Helen Forrest
Four Tunes / I’m the Guy / RCA Victor / 6.49 
Bob Stewart / Let’s Talk About Love / Laura / Dawn / 1956 / with Mat Mathews Quintet

set 4
Vince Guaraldi / Cast Your Fate to the Wind / Moon River / Fantasy / LA 1962
André Persiany / Jive at Five / French Columbia / 7.17.57 / featuring Paul Quinichette 
King Cole Trio / Two Against One / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p & celeste!, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Snug as a Bug in a Rug / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Edna McGriff / It’s Raining / Jubilee / 1952 / with Buddy Lucas & his Orchestra
Dixie Hummingbirds / I’ll Be Satisfied / Gotham / 1949

last soulful song
Johnny Truitt / I’m Thru with You / A-Bet / Nashville / 1968
The Olympics / Good Lovin’ / Loma / LA 1965



Friday, May 03, 2024

Angelynn, I Dream of Playlist Time

Screenshot from the movie showing Fred Astaire in black top hat and tails dancing on an old monument's ledge. The ladder to the top that he will soon climb in the movie is in the background. He's holding out his arms towards the camera while he sings, with a wry smile on his face.
Fred asks that you not come at me for showing an entertainer in top hat and tails.

Coffeetime, May 3, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Are You Real / On the Ginza / Moon / live, London 1965
Horace Silver / Six Pieces of Silver / Enchantment / Blue Note / 11.10.56
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Prelude to a Kiss / V-Disc #823 / c. 8.46
Gene Austin / Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time / Victor / 6.26.28 
[Miss] Rhapsody / Hey Lawdy Mam / Savoy / 7.6.44 / with June Cole’s Orchestra 
Sarah Vaughan / April in Paris / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
McCoy Tyner / Today and Tomorrow / When Sunny Gets Blue / Impulse! / 6.4.63
Eddie Costa / Eddie Costa Quintet / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Mode / 7.57
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra / Body and Soul / Bluebird / 10.11.39
Tom [Tommy] Dorsey / It’s Right Here for You / Okeh / 11.10.28 / Dorsey tp, Arthur Schutt harmonium, Eddie Lang g, Jimmy Williams b, Stan King d 
Butterbeans & Susie / Jelly Roll Queen / Okeh / 9.24.27  
Fred Astaire / Seeing’s Believing / soundtrack to the MGM movie The Belle of New York / MGM / Hollywood 1952
Jimmy Robins aka Robbin Ray / Allergic to a Broken Heart / Combo / LA late-50s

set 3
John Lewis / A Milanese Story, Original Soundtrack / Finale / Atlantic / Turin 1.17.62 / with Quartetto di Milano
Stanley Turrentine / [Mr. Natural] / My Girl Is Just Enough for Me / Blue Note [unissued] / 9.4.64
Leo Parker & his Mad Lads / Woody / Gotham / 12.28.50 
The Four Vagabonds / I Can’t Make Up My Mind / Atlas / 1946
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / How High the Moon / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
Shelly Manne & His Men / Swinging Sounds / Slan / Contemporary / LA 1.19, 26.56
Stu Williamson / Stu Williamson / Pee Jay / Bethlehem / Hollywood 1.13.56
King Cole Trio / That’s the Beginning of the End / Capitol / Hollywood 7.2.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Jumping Jacks / Julocka Jolly / Lloyds [Apollo] / 4.27.53 
Tom Jones / Promise Her Anything / Parrot / London 2.66
Evangelist Singers of Detroit / I’m Tired / Bullet / Nashville 1948

last soulful song
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964
The Escorts / Look Over Your Shoulder / Alithia / 1973



Friday, April 26, 2024

I’m Proud of a Playlist Like You

Screenshot of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown playing on the TV show "The Beat" where he's smiling and playing his guitar. The band is in back of him and part of Freddy King's hand and guitar are visible in the shot. Brown is wearing a red brocade suit.
Happiness is a Gatemouth and a white guitar.

Coffeetime, April 26, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Booker Little / The Defiant Ones / Milestones / United Artists / 10.58
Howard McGhee / Shades of Blue / Arbee [alt take] / Fontana [Black Lion] / 12.8.61
Brick Fleagle’s Orchestra / Pastiche / HRS / 7.45
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / I’m Proud of a Baby Like You / Victor / 1.28.27 / vocal = The Keller Sisters & Al Lynch 
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Guitar in My Hand / Aladdin / LA 8.21.47 / with Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Bev Kelly / Bev Kelly in Person / Body and Soul / 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
Lee Morgan / Candy / Since I Fell for You / Blue Note / 11.18.57
Donald Byrd / Byrd’s Eye View / Everything Happens to Me / Transition / Cambridge, MA 12.2.55
Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain / Fado do Amor / Decca / Paris / 1934 
Mildred Bailey / Is That Religion? / Brunswick / 4.8.33 / with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm / Central Avenue Boogie / AFRS Jubilee #82 / Hollywood spring 1944 / vocal = Anna Mae Winburn (leader), with master of ceremonies Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman
The Robins / There Ain’t No Use Beggin’ / National / LA 2.13.50 / with Johnny Otis Band
Jesse Belvin / Baby Don’t Go / Specialty / Hollywood 5.7.52

set 3
Jerome Richardson / Roamin’ with Richardson / Candied Sweets / New Jazz / 10.21.59
James Moody / Another Bag / The Day After / Cadet [Argo] / Chicago 1.30.62
Melvin “Sax” Gill / Mel’s Jump / Gotham / Philadelphia 2.49
Mills Brothers / ’Long About Midnight / Decca / London 9.10.36 
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / (There’s a New Side to) An Old Love Story / Reina / LA 1948 / vocal = Emma Lou Welch & the Enchanters
Sammy Davis, Jr / Sammy Davis, Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays / Speak Low / Reprise / Las Vegas 6.1.66

set 4
Howard Roberts / Good Pickin’s / Godchild / Verve / LA 1959 
Mundell Lowe / Blues for a Stripper / Coffee, Coffee / Charlie Parker Records[MGM] / LA 1962
King Cole Trio / Laguna Mood / Capitol / Hollywood 8.27.47 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Hattie McDaniel / A Little Bird Told Me / radio broadcast, Philco Radio Time #89 / Hollywood i1.2.49 / with Ernie Whitman & Bing Crosby & Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires 
Bing Crosby / Drifting and Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / Decca / Hollywood 2.13.47 / with Les Paul Trio
Keith Carridine / Nashville, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / I’m Easy / ABC / Hollywood 1975 
Coleman Brothers / Plenty of Room in the Kingdom / Manor / 12.44 

last soulful song
Ruby & the Romantics / Hey There Lonely Boy / Kapp / 1963
The Sapphires / I Found Out Too Late / Swan / Philadelphia 1964

Friday, April 19, 2024

Playlist Is So Peculiar

Close up from 1950 short film of Dave Barbor playing his guitar and Peggy Lee behind him fixing his collar while she sings. Both are smiling.
Peggy gets all the fun.

Coffeetime, April 19, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley (5066) / Love for Sale / Blue Note / 3.27.55
Chet Baker / Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Tan Gaugin / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / My Blue Heaven / Bluebird / 4.28.40
New Cumberland Dance Orchestra / I Idolize My Baby’s Eyes / Filmophone / London c. 1.32 / vocal = Al Bowlly 
Mabel Smith (Big Maybelle) / Bad Dream Blues / King / 1948
Toni Harper / Toni / Love for Sale / Verve / LA 12.29.55

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

set 2
Tommy Flanagan / Moodsville 9 / Born to Be Blue / Prestige / 5.18.60
Sonny Criss / This is Criss! / Black Coffee / Prestige / 10.21.66
Lonnie Simmons / I Can’t Get Started / Parrot / Chicago 1954 / celeste!
Buster Crabbe & Betty Grable / Sweetheart Time / soundtrack, Paramount movie Thrill of a Lifetime / Hollywood 1937 
Liz Tilton / Comin’ Thru the Rye / radio, AFRS Jubilee #200 / Hollywood 9.46 / with Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra and master of ceremonies Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman
T-Bone Walker / I’m Still in Love with You / Rhumboogie / Chicago prob. 5.45 / with Marl & his Orchestra 
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Life Is So Peculiar / Decca / 8.23.50 / with Louis Armstrong

set 3
Herbie Hancock / Takin’ Off / Watermelon Man / Blue Note / 5.28.62
Jimmy Hamilton / Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / Blue Room / Everest / 1960 
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / Let’s Jump / Musicraft / 10.23.45
The Charioteers / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Columbia / 7.20.39
Georgie Auld & his Orchestra / You’re Blasé / Musicraft / 6.14.46 / vocal = Sarah Vaughan
Joe Mooney / Crazy She Calls Me / Carousel / 5.26.51 / Mooney hammond org, Bucky Pizzarelli g, Bob Carter b

set 4
Chico Hamilton / South Pacific in Hi-Fi / Honey Bun / Pacific Jazz / LA 1958
Victor Feldman / The Arrival of Victor Feldman / S’posin / Contemporary / LA 1.21, 22.58
Kay Starr / Stormy Weather / Lamplighter / 1946 / with the Lamplighter All Stars
King Cole Trio / I’m a Little Ashamed / Capitol / Hollywood 8.28.47 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Peggy Lee / In the Name of Love / Talk to Me Baby / Capitol / Hollywood 7.1.64 
The Bailey Gospel Singers / Jesus Is the Searchlight / Okeh / 1.27.51

last soulful song
The Shirelles / His Lips Get in the Way / Scepter / 1964
Maxine Brown / Oh No Not My Baby / Wand / 1964

Friday, April 12, 2024

Playlist of Dreams: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 138

Close up of Ella Fitzgerald singing on a Swedish TV show in 1963. Her eyes are closed as she sings.
Ella wowing the Swedes.

Coffeetime, April 12, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Julian Priester / Spiritsville / Excursion / Jazzland / 7.12.60 
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin’ Blue / Very Frank / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 1.10.61 
Clark Terry / Clark Terry / Kitten / EmArcy / 1.3-4.55 
Kansas City Seven / Harmony Blues / Decca / 11.18.40 
Bennie Krueger & his Orchestra / Same Old Moon / Brunswick / 3.11.31 / vocal = Paul Small
Jesse Price & his Blues Band / Frettin’ for Some Pettin’ / Capitol / LA 10.46 
Ella Fitzgerald / Like Someone in Love / You’re Blasé / Verve / Hollywood 10.15.57 

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

set 2
Doug Watkins / Watkins at Large / Tracey aka Panonica / Transition / 12.8.56 
Dick Twardzik / Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik / ’Round About Midnight / Pacific Jazz / Paris 10.27. 54 
Oscar Peterson / Plays the Irving Berlin Song Book / How Deep Is the Ocean / Verve / Chicago summer 1959 
California Ramblers aka Golden Gate Orchestra / Shake [That Thing] / Edison / 4.16.26 
Woody Herman & his Orchestra / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Decca / LA 9.10.41 / vocal = Herman & ensemble
Melvin Moore / I’m Still in Love with You / National / 1951 / composed by T-Bone Walker; orchestra arranged & conducted by Budd Johnson
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Bran’ New Dolly / RCA Victor / 4.11.49 / vocal = Bobby Troup
Fred MacMurray & Lesley Ann Warren / soundtrack: The Happiest Millionaire / What’s Wrong with That / Buena Vista / Hollywood 1967 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happiest_Millionaire

set 3
Tadd Dameron / Mating Call / On a Misty Night / Prestige / 11.30.56 
Bennie Green / Hornful Of Soul / Catwalk / Bethlehem / 12.60 
Fats Navarro & his Bop Boys / Everything’s Cool, parts 1 & 2 / Savoy / 9.6.46 
Art Pallan & the Satisfiers / Land of Dreams / Abbey / 1951 / with Dick Jacob’s Orchestra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Pallan
The Cats ’n Jammer Three / I Cover the Waterfront / Mercury / Chicago 9.15.45 / Adam Lambert g 
Dick Haymes / Look at Me Now! / This Time the Dream’s on Me / Hollywood Records / Hollywood 1957 / with Cy Coleman p 

set 4
Victor Feldman / Vic Feldman on Vibes [Mallets a Fore Thought] / Evening in Paris / Mode / Hollywood 9.57 
Eddie South / Black Gypsy / Swing / Paris 1938
King Cole Trio / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / Capitol / Hollywood 8.22.46 / NKC p & voc, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Chubby Newsome / I’m Still in Love with You / Regal / New Orleans 12.19.49 / with Howard Bigg’s Orchestra
Bonnie Raitt / Bonnie Raitt / Since I Fell for You / Warner Brothers / Enchanted Island, Lake Minnetonka, MN 8.71 
Selah Jubilee Singers / The Downward Road Is Crowded / Decca / 6.23.49 

last soulful song
The Friends of Distinction / I Really Hope You Do / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1969 



Friday, April 05, 2024

Playlist Fantasie

Ricky Nelson and his band performing on the staircase in the Ozzie & Harriet TV house. The episode aired on January 14, 1959.
That staircase is dreamy….

Coffeetime, April 5, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Freddie Hubbard / Open Sesame /Open Sesame / Blue Note / 6.19.60
Art Farmer / Farmer’s Market / Farmer’s Market / New Jazz / 11.23.56
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Phantom Fantasie / Victor / 3.6.34
Anson Weeks & his Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra / You’re My Everything / radio broadcast / San Francisco 1932 / vocal = Pete Fylling
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / That’s Why We Can’t Agree / Transcription / Hollywood spring 1948
Etta Jones / Don’t Go to Strangers / Something to Remember You By / Prestige / 6.21.60

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

set 2
Elvin Jones / Elvin! / Shadowland / Riverside / 12.27.61
Serge Chaloff / Blue Serge / Thanks for the Memory / Capitol / LA 3.14.56
Red Norvo / Red Plays the Blues / The Night Is Blue / RCA Victor / LA 1.18.57 / with Ben Webster ts
Billy Cotton & his Band / Why Did She Fall for the Leader of the Band? / Regal Zonophone / London 1.17.36 / vocal = Alan Breeze
The Four Clefs / When I’m Low I Get High / Bluebird [unissued] / Chicago 2.26.45
Doris Browne / Why Don’t You Love Me Now / Gotham [alternate take] / Philadelphia 6.53 / with Doc Bagby Band
Ricky Nelson / More Songs by Ricky / Make Believe / Imperial / LA 4.12.60

set 3
Jimmy Forrest / Most Much! / Robbins’ Nest / Prestige / 10.19.61
Budd Johnson / Let’s Swing! / Uptown Manhattan / Prestige Swingville / 12.2.60
Martha Raye / I’m Gonna Dance with a Dolly with a Hole in her Stocking / radio broadcast, AFRS Swingtime / 1944
The Ravens / Get Wise Baby / National / 8.1.49 
Bobby Brookes / This Is the Night / If You Are But a Dream / RCA Victor / 1957

set 4
Jerry Dodgion / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Groove / Fantasy / San Francisco 8.55
Benny Carter / Aspects / I’ll Remember April / United Artists / LA late summer 1958
King Cole Trio / Dark Rapture / Standard Transcription / Hollywood c. 10.38 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b, all three on vocals with Oscar Moore probable lead vocal
Eddie Cantor / In My Arms / radio broadcast, Eddie Cantor show / Hollywood spring 1943 / with Peter Van Steeden’s Orchestra
Etta James / Tell It Like It Is / Chess / Chicago 12.71
Alphabetical Four / The Book of the Seven Seas / Decca / 1.25.40

last soulful song
Syl Johnson / Same Kind of Thing / Twinight / Detroit 1971

Friday, March 29, 2024

Mutiny in the Playlist

Screenshot from the TV show Jazz Scene USA showing Phineas Newborn Jr. at the piano (in profile) while Al McKibbon looks at him from behind the piano, playing his double bass. They are wearing dark suits and ties.
Keep your eye on the hands, Al.

Coffeetime, March 29, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Dexter Gordon / Dexter Blows Hot and Cool / Blowin’ for Dootsie / Dootone / LA 11.11-12.55 
Max Roach / Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker / Tune-up / Mercury [unissued] / 12.20.57
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Rose Room / Bluebird / 1.31.39 
Seven Little Polar Bears aka Jimmy Johnston’s Rebels aka Harry Reser & his Orchestra / I Love Her! / Cameo / 6.5.26 / vocal = Tom Stacks (drummer)
Roy Milton & his Solid Senders / On the Sunny Side of the Street / Specialty / Hollywood 3.8.47
Kitty White / A New Voice in Jazz / If You Were Mine / EmArcy / LA 4.21.55

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

set 2
John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons / Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons / Tenderly / New Jazz / 7.26.57
Phineas Newborn Jr / The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr / Prelude to a Kiss / Contemporary / LA 11.21.61
Ron Crotti Trio / Modern Music from San Francisco / The Night We Called It a Day / Fantasy / 1955 / Vince Guaraldi on celeste!
Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds of Joy / Mess-a-Stomp / Vocalion / 11.7.29
Ted Weems & his Orchestra / Lazy Weather / Decca / Chicago 5.15.36 / vocal = Perry Como 
The Dells / Jo-Jo / Vee-Jay / 5.21.56
Tina Louise / It’s Time for Tina / I Wanna Be Loved / Concert Hall / 1957 / with Buddy Weed & his Orchestra including Coleman Hawkins ts

set 3
James Clay / A Double Dose of Soul / Pavanne / Riverside / LA 10.11.60
Red Garland / Bright and Breezy / Lil’ Darlin’ / Jazzland / 7.19.61
Charlie Parker / The Magnificent Charlie Parker / Si Si / Clef / 8.8.51 
John Kirby & his Orchestra / Red River Valley / Lang-Worth transcription / 1940-41 / vocal = Maxine Sullivan
Cap-Tans / I’m So Crazy for Love / Dot / 1950 
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / When Your Lover Has Gone / Bethlehem / 10.55

set 4
Billy May & his Orchestra / soundtrack to MGM film Johnny Cool / The Coolest Pad / UA / Hollywood 1963
Count Basie & his Orchestra / Basie in London / Corner Pocket / Verve / live in Gothenburg, Sweden 9.7.56
Hildegarde / Ten Pretty Girls / Columbia / London 8.30.37 / with Carroll Gibbons & his Orchestra
King Cole Trio / Mutiny in the Nursery / Standard Transcription / Hollywood c. 10.38 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Yves Montand / Paris / C’est Si Bon / Columbia / 1964
Paramount Singers / Let the Healing Waters Move / Coral / San Francisco 1952

last soulful song
Belita Woods / That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You / Karen / Detroit 7.69




Friday, March 22, 2024

Fool’s Fancy (aka Playlist)

Screenshot from video of Wes Montgomery in 1965, performing in Belgium. He's wearing a dark suit, sitting, looking down, and playing his guitar on a dark set.
Handsome man, handsome guitar.

Coffeetime, March 22, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Jordan / Starting Time / Windmill / Jazzland / 6.14, 15.61
Art Blakey Big Band / Pristine (take 6) / Bethlehem [unissued] / 12.57
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra / You Took Advantage of Me / Bluebird / 8.29.39 
Russ Columbo / Time on My Hands / Victor / 10.9.31 / with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Little Esther / Hold Me / Federal [unissued] / LA 1.4.52 
Tadd Dameron / The Magic Touch / You’re a Joy / Riverside / 4.16.62 / vocal = Barbara Winfield

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

set 2
Ben Webster / Soulville / Where Are You / Verve / LA 10.15.57
George Barnes & Carl Kress / Guitars Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? / Memories of You / Carney / 1963
Charlie Barnet / More Charlie Barnet / Stardust / Everest / 9.3.58
Benny Carter & his Orchestra / Dream Lullaby / Brunswick / 12.13.34
The Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio / Hard to Get Gertie / Okeh / LA 4.6.28 
Mills Brothers / Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home / Decca / 11.19.31 
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers / I Shouldn’t Cry But I Do / King / Cincinnati 5.24.51 / vocal = Kitty Stevenson
Peggy Lee / You Can Depend on Me / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 1.45 / with Dave Barbour 
The Three Stooges / The Nonsense Songbook / Chickery Chick / Coral / 5.59

set 3
Wes Montgomery / Guitar on the Go / Fried Pies / Riverside / 11.27.63
Al Casey / Buck Jumpin’ / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Prestige Swingville / 3.7.60
The Bebop Boys / Fool’s Fancy (aka Wail) / Savoy / 8.23.46
Maxine Sullivan / Cry, Buttercup, Cry / Apollo / 1948 / possibly with Larry Johnson & his Orchestra
Hi-Liters / Hello Dear / Vee-Jay / 11.10.55 
Mel Tormé / It’s a Blue World / I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) / Bethlehem / LA 8.55 

set 4
Frank Rosolino / Frank Rosolino Quintet / Tuffy / Mode / Hollywood 6.57
Lennie Niehaus / Zounds! / Patti-Cake / Contemporary / Hollywood 8.23.54
Sonny Criss / Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter / Anything Goes / Imperial / LA 1956
Anita Boyer’s Tomboyers / I Dream of You / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 4.44 / with the King Cole Trio: NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Frank Sinatra & Van Johnson / Personality / CBS radio broadcast, Songs by Sinatra / AFRS #27 / Hollywood 3.20.46 
Jimmy Ricks / Vibrations / It’s a Good Day / Mainstream / 1965
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet / Mother Gone On / WDIA radio broadcast, Carnation Milk Show / Memphis 12.16.49

last soulful song
Dee Dee Warwick / Do It with All Your Heart / Blue Rock / 1.65

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Three Handed Playlist

Screenshot from the movie Words and Music where young Mickey Rooney is standing behind Tom Drake, who sits at a piano, while Mickey sings. Tom has a wry smile and an raised eyebrow.
Best forehead crinkles in Hollywood!

Coffeetime, March 15, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Lee Morgan / Charisma / Somethin’ Cute / Blue Note / 9.29.66
Chet Baker / Smokin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet / Fine and Dandy / Prestige / 8.23, 25, 29.65
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Will You, Won’t You Be My Baby? / Victor / Chicago 11.23.28
The Rhythmic Eight / She’s a Great Great Girl / Zonophone / 9.20.28 / vocal = Maurice Elwin /
Billy Valentine Trio / Three Handed Woman / Decca / 1950
Irma Curry / Don Elliott with Irma Curry / No Spring This Year / Columbia / 1.62

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

set 2
Dupree Bolton / Midnite Lament / Pacific Jazz [unissued] / LA 6.30.63
Barney Kessel / Workin’ Out / Spanish Scenery / Contemporary / LA 1.9, 10.61
Eddie South / Sentimental Rhapsody / Chess [unissued] / Chicago 1956
Fred Astaire / The Piccolino / Brunswick / Hollywood 7.15.35 / with Leo Reisman & his Orchestra; from the RKO movie Top Hat
Phil Harris & his Orchestra / I Wanna Be a Brat / Varsity / LA 1940
The El Dorados / Oh What a Girl / Vee-Jay / 11.6.57 
José Feliciano / Feliciano! / Nena Na Na / RCA Victor / Hollywood 1968

set 3
Curtis Amy / Katanga! / Amyable / Pacific Jazz / LA 1963
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / Two Songs / Dawn / 6.12.56
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis / Scotty Boo / King / 7.16.56
Gene Ammons / Hot Stuff / Prestige / 8.14.51
The Marshall Brothers / I Didn’t Know / Savoy [unissued] / 12.17.51 / with René Hall Quartet 
Evelyn Knight & The Jesters / Chicory Chick / V-Disc 566B; Decca / 1945 / with Bob Haggart’s Band
Allen Keller / A New Look at the World / Beverly / Charlie Parker Records / early 1960s

set 4
Jimmy Rowles / Let's Get Acquainted with Jazz…For People Who Hate Jazz / Cheeta’s for Two / Tampa / Hollywood 6.20.58
Gerry Mulligan / Jazz Combo from MGM movie I Want to Live! / Night Watch / United Artists / LA 1958
Stéphane Grappelli / ’S Wonderful / Barclay / Paris 2.14.56
Anita O’Day / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / MacGregor Transcription / Hollywood 5.26.45  / with the King Cole Trio
Mickey Rooney, Bill Lee, & Marshall Thompson / Manhattan / soundtrack to Words and Music / MGM / Hollywood 1948 / with Roger Edens on piano; Bill Lee dubs for Tom Drake 
Little Milton / More and More / Checker / Chicago 10.67
The Chosen Gospel Singers / When I Get Home / Specialty / Hollywood 4.28.54

last soulful song
Deon Jackson / Love Makes the World Go Round / Love Makes the World Go Round / Atco [Carla] / 1965



Friday, March 08, 2024

Sweet Potato Playlist

Screenshot of video showing a young Lou Rawls in a light blue suit and black bow tie with the hands, sticks, and drums of the drummer in the close foreground.
Lou Rawls, knockin’ drums, MCM set… love it!

Coffeetime, March 8, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Jazz Messengers / À la Mode / Impulse! / 6.14.61 
Kenny Clarke / Bohemia After Dark / Chasm / Savoy / 6.26.55
Barney Wilen / Jazz sur Seine [soundtrack] / Swingin’ Parisian Rhythm / Fontana / Paris 2.13, 14.58
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra / Just One More Kiss / Victor / 10.15.26 / vocal = Al Lynch
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / Penthouse in the Basement / Decca / 3.13.40
Sarah Vaughan / Jim / EmArcy / 12.18.54

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

set 2
Jack Wilson / Easterly Winds / A Time for Love / Blue Note / 9.22.67 
Cecil Payne / Patterns of Jazz / How Deep is the Ocean / Savoy / 5.19.56
Georgie Auld / Plays the Winner / What’s New / Philips / Hollywood 4.2.63
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra / Cross Patch / Bluebird / 6.3.36 / vocal = Willie Bryant
Dorothy Lamour / Sweet Potato Piper / from soundtrack to the Paramount movie Road to Singapore / Hollywood 1940
Cats & the Fiddle / That’s On, Jack, That’s On / Bluebird / Chicago 12.7.39 
Martha Davis & her Spouse (Calvin Ponder) / Martha Davis and Spouse / I Like the Likes of You / ABC-Paramount / 1957

set 3
Kenny Burrell / Blue Lights / I Never Knew / Blue Note [unissued] / 5.14.58
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis / Lockjaw / Haven / 5.46
Mary Ann McCall / On Time / Columbia / LA 6.19.47
The Four Blues / The Vegetable Song / Apollo / 12.17.47
Frank D’Rone / In Person / Laura / Mercury / live, hungry i, San Francisco 1962

set 4
Ralph Burns / Bijou / Echo of Spring / Bethlehem / 1956
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars / Lighthouse at Laguna / Blind Man’s Bluff / Laguna Beach 6.20.55
King Cole Trio / Those Things Money Can't Buy / radio transcription, King Cole Trio Time, AFRS edition / 12.6.47
Sammy Davis, Jr. / I’ve Gotta Be Me / I’ve Gotta Be Me / Reprise / LA 2.1.68
Jubalaires / Handwriting on the Wall / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
Lou Rawls / Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing & In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) / TV broadcast, The Ed Sullivan Show / live, Ed Sullivan Theater 11.6.66 



Friday, February 23, 2024

Life Is a One-Way Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 175

Black & white close up from TV video of part of Teddy Edward's face and the mouthpiece of his saxophone.
Mr. Edwards and his dreamy eyes… uh… and his saxophone..

Coffeetime, February 23, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Al Grey / Night Song / The Way You Look Tonight / Argo / Chicago 11.62 
Horace Silver / Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers / Stop Time / Blue Note / 11.13.54 
J.J. Johnson / The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 / Coffee Pot / Blue Note / 9.24.54 
Teddy Wilson Quartet / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Brunswick / LA 9.5.37 
Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph / Now That I’ve Found You / HMV / London 1935
Fats Waller & his Rhythm / Imagine My Surprise / Victor / 12.7.38 
Helen Humes / Helen’s Advice / Discovery / Hollywood 11.20.50 / with Dexter Gordon’s Orchestra
Margaret Whiting / Goin’ Places / Sentimental Journey / Dot / 1957

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

set 2
Teddy Edwards / It’s About Time / Willow Weep for Me / Pacific Jazz / LA 8.59 / with Les McCann Ltd
Al Viola / Guitars / Moonlight in Vermont / Liberty / Hollywood 2.59
Alphonso Trent & his Orchestra / Clementine / Gennett / Richmond, Indiana 3.24.33 
Aileen Stanley & Johnny Marvin / Side By Side / Victor / 5.25.27 / Marvin on ukulele; with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra
Irving Aaronson’s Commanders / Pardon My Southern Accent / Columbia / 8.22.34 / vocal = Ernie Mathias 
Dallas Bartley & his Band / I Know What It’s All About / National / 11.25.47 
Bobby Darin / Jealous / Capitol [unissued] / Hollywood 1.3.63 / with Peggy Lee 

set 3
Big John Patton / Let ’Em Roll / The Shadow of Your Smile / Blue Note / 12.11.65 
Don Wilkerson / Elder Don / Scrappy / Blue Note / 5.3.62 
J.J. Johnson / Jay Jay Johnson’s Quintet / Jay Jay / Savoy / 6.26.46 
The Tune Twisters / I’m Against Rhythm / Liberty Music Shop / 1938 
Johnny Long & his Orchestra / My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time / Decca / 2.20.45 / vocal = Dick Robertson & Frances Lane 
Delta Rhythm Boys / I’m Beginning to See the Light / AFRS Jubilee #143 / Hollywood 7.45 / Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, tenor; Kelsey Pharr, baritone; Lee Gaines, bass, acc. by Count Basie & his orchestra
Johnny Holiday / Holiday for Lovers / There’s No You / Mode / Hollywood 9.57 / with Marty Paich Octet: Paich cel, [Herb Geller as & cl, Ronnie Lang bs & cl], Bob Enevoldsen tb, Vince De Rosa fh, Jack Sheldon t, Max Bennett b, Mel Lewis d

set 4
Shorty Rogers / Where the Four Winds Blow / Hurricane Carol / RCA Victor / LA 7.2.56 
Charlie Shavers / Off the Cuff / Sweet and Simple / Sesac / 1961 / Shavers t, Homer Fields aka Ray Bryant p, Tommy Bryant b, Oliver Jackson Jr. d
King Cole Trio / Jivin’ with the Notes / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 5.40 / Nat King Cole p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
King Cole Trio / Jam Man / Standard Transcription / Hollywood 2.41
Bobby Troup Trio / Daddy / Snader Telescription / Hollywood 1951 / with Virginia Maxey; Troup p & voc, Al Viola g, Lloyd Pratt b 
Frank Gorshin / Jimmy [Original Broadway Cast Recording] / Life Is a One-Way Street / RCA Victor / 1969 
Southern Wonder Quartet / Raphael / Elite / 1940

last soulful song
Marva Whitney / Don’t Let Our Love Fade Away / Excello / Kansas City 1973



Friday, February 16, 2024

Let’s Have Another Cup of Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 174

Screenshot from short film of Al Viola playing his hollow-body white guitar in front of living room curtains. He's wearing a suit and tie.
A man, a plan, and a lovely white guitar.

Coffeetime, February 16, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Milt Jackson / Bags’ Opus / Blues for Diahann / United Artists / 12.58 
Cannonball Adderley / Julian “Cannonball” Adderley / Rose Room / EmArcy / 8.5.55 
Lou Raderman & His Pelham Heath Inn Orchestra / Oh Gee! Oh Joy! / Harmony / 3.3.28 / vocal = Irving Kaufman; Bix: no, Bix: yes 
Victor Arden & Phil Ohman / Fine and Dandy / Victor / 10.8.30 / vocal = Frank Luther / I forgot to mention that Frank Luther sang with Arden & Ohman on “I’ve Got Five Dollars” on the Feb 2 Coffeetime 
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders / If You Don’t Know / Specialty [unissued] / Hollywood 12.30.47
Lurlean Hunter / Blue & Sentimental / Fool That I Am / Atlantic / 8.23.60 / with Jimmy Giuffre & his Orchestra 

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

set 2
Paul Desmond / Easy Living / Easy Living / RCA Victor / 9.9.64 
Sam Most / East Coast Jazz/9: I’m Nuts About The Most....Sam / How Deep Is the Ocean / Bethlehem / 1955 / Sam Most fl, Marty Flax bars, Bill Triglia p, Barry Galbraith g, Burgher Jones b, Bobby Donaldson d
Al Viola / Solo Guitar / Nocturne / Mode / Hollywood 1957 / with Eva Diana portrait painting cover
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Looking at You / HMV / London 3.26.29 / vocal = Sam Browne; Cole Porter song
Joe Sullivan & his Café Society Orchestra / I’ve Got a Crush on You / Okeh / 4.29.40 / vocal = Helen Ward
The Swallows / Bicycle Tillie / King / 5.53 / lead = Bunky Mack ​​
Eddie Bo / I Got to Know / Ric / New Orleans 1961

set 3
Lem Winchester / Another Opus / Blues Prayer / New Jazz / 6.4.60 
Benny Golson / Free / Sock Cha Cha / Argo / 12.26.62 / cover painting by Alex Bozickovic aka Alex Boz 
Howard McGhee / Dilated Pupils / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46 
Tex Beneke / Cynthia’s in Love / RCA Victor / 3.28.46 / with Glenn Miller & his Orchestra; vocal = Artie Malvin, Lillian Lane, & the Crew Chiefs 
Page Cavanaugh Trio / The Three Bears / film short / Hollywood 1946 / composed by Bobby Troup 
Bobby Short / Bobby Short 0n the East Side / Looking at You / Atlantic / 1960 

set 4
Dave Pell / A Pell of a Time / Grey Flannel / RCA Victor / LA 1.17.57 / Pell ts, Pepper Adams bs, Jack Sheldon tp, Bobby Burgess & Ray Sims tb, Paul Moer p, Tommy Tedesco g, Tom Kelly b, Mel Lewis d 
Dave Pell / The Dave Pell Octet Plays a Gallery of Seldom Heard Tunes by Irving Berlin / Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee / Trend / Hollywood spring 1953 / Pell ts, Ronny Lang bs, Don Fagerquist tp, Jeff Clarkson p, Tony Rizzi g, Rolly Bundock b, Jack Sperling d, Shorty Rogers arr
Billy May & his Orchestra / As You Remember Them / The Odd Couple (Neal Hefti’s Version) / Time-Life / Hollywood 1972
King Cole Trio / Twisted Stockings / Capitol / Hollywood 2.9.50 / with The Starlighters; NKC p & voc, Irving Ashby g, Joe Comfort b, Jack Costanzo bg, Lee Young d Tony Renis / Quando, Quando, Quando / HMV / Italy 1962
Alphabetical Four / We Will Understand It Better Bye and Bye / Decca / 4.7.41 / with some sweet human orchestra

last soulful song
Ortheia Barnes / Never Ever Leave Me / Mickay’s Records [unissued] / Detroit 1962

Friday, February 09, 2024

Don’t Shake That Playlist at Me

Black and white screenshot of Ginger Rogers in a white, diaphanous gown dancing with Fred Astaire in black tie and tails from the 1936 movie Swing Time.
Fred, I’ll go cheek to cheek with you at any age.

Coffeetime, February 9, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Hank Mobley / Hank Mobley / Touch and Go / Blue Note / 11.25.56
Curtis Fuller / Sliding Easy / Down Home [alt take] / United Artists / 3.12.59 
B.A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra / It Must Be Love / Edison / 9.13.28 / vocal = Theo Alban
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five / You’re on the Right Track / Decca / LA 12.8.47 / duet with Martha Davis; Jordan as, Aaron Izenhall tp, Eddie Johnson ts, Wild Bill Davis p, Carl Hogan g, Dallas Bartley b, Joe Morris d
Beverly Kenney / Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith / Ball and Chain (Sweet Lorraine) / Roost / 1955

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

set 2
Coleman Hawkins / The Hawk Swings / After Midnight / Crown / 1960 
Ike Quebec / For All We Know / Blue Note / 9.25.60 / Quebec ts, Sir Charles Thompson org, Milt Hinton b, J.C. Heard d
Ella Logan / Pardon My Southern Accent / radio transcription, Fleischmann's Yeast Hour / 4.4.35
Slim Gaillard & his Trio / Atomic Cocktail / Atomic / Hollywood 12.15.45
Bobby Smith, His Saxophone & Orchestra / Don’t Shake Those Hips at Me / Ruby / c. 1951
Lord Flea (Norman Thomas) & His Calypsonians / Dance Craze [originally appeared on Swingin’ Calypsos] / Shake Shake Sonora [aka Shake, Señora aka Jump in the line] / Capitol / 1957 

set 3
Gigi Gryce / Saying Somethin’ / Blues in the Jungle / New Jazz / 3.11.60
Wynton Kelly / Wynton Kelly / Strong Man / Riverside / 1.31.58
Charlie Parker / Quasimodo / Dial / 11.17.47
Billy Kyle’s Big Eight / Blues Triste / HRS / 9.11.46
Chuck Foster & his Orchestra / (This Is) A Dream Affair / transcription / Chicago 1940 / vocal = Jimmy Castle
The Crickets / Man from the Moon / Jay-Dee / 1954 
Fred Astaire / Cheek to Cheek / Clef / LA 12.52

set 4
Hampton Hawes / Four! / There Will Never Be Another You / Contemporary / LA 1.27.58
Joseph Mullendore Orchestra / Honey West (soundtrack) / Prelumium to Mayhem / ABC-Paramount / Hollywood 1967 
Delta Rhythm Boys / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me / transcription / 1941
King Cole Trio / I’ve Only Myself to Blame / Capitol / Hollywood 11.5.47 / NKC p & voc, Irving Ashby g, Johnny Miller b
Jerry Colonna / Jerry Colonna Entertains at Your Party / Coffee Break / Bravo! / 1959
Selah Jubilee Singers / I Cried Holy! / Gotham / 7.49

last soulful song
The Impressions / Ridin’ High / Gotta Get Away / ABC-Paramount / Chicago 1966
Billy Butler & The Enchanters / Gotta Get Away / Okeh / Chicago 2.17.64
The Impressions / Ridin’ High / I Need to Belong to Someone / ABC-Paramount / Chicago 1966


Friday, February 02, 2024

Playlist Buffoon: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 173

Black and white screenshot of June Christy singing in front of the Stan Kenton band. A saxophonist is behind her. Her blonde hair is up and she has curls and little flowers in the front. She has a big smile while she sings.
Lovely June makes you feel like it’s June and warm weather is here again.

Coffeetime, February 2, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Walter Benton / Out of This World / Out of This World / Jazzland / 9.60 
Jack Montrose / Jack Montrose Sextet / Fools Rush In / Pacific Jazz / LA summer 1955 
Dixie Stompers [Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra] / Spanish Shawl / Harmony / 11.23.25
Victor Arden & Phil Ohman & Their Orchestra / I’ve Got Five Dollars / Victor / 2.10.31 / vocal = Frank Luther 
Leslie Hutchinson [“at the Piano”] / Looking at You / Parlophone / London 3.1.29
Amos Milburn & his Aladdin Chickenshackers / Let’s Rock A While / Aladdin / LA 1951
Dinah Washington / Mad About the Boy / Mercury / Chicago 3.24.52 / with Walter Rodell Orchestra, including Wynton Kelly p, Keter Betts b, Jimmy Cobb d

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

set 2
Lee Konitz / Very Cool / Stairway to the Stars / Verve / 9.12.57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Cool
Miles Davis / Volume 2 / It Never Entered My Mind / Blue Note / 3.6.54 / Davis tp, Horace Silver p, Percy Heath b, Art Blakey d
Jimmy Hamilton / Accent on Clarinet / Solitude / Jazztone / 1956 
Gil Mellé / New Faces – New Sounds / October / Blue Note / 1.31.53 / Mellé ts, Eddie Bert tb, Tal Farlow g, Clyde Lombardi b, Joe Morello d
Casper Reardon & his Group / Washboard Blues / Liberty Music Shop / 1936 
Martha Copeland / Wylie Avenue / Columbia / 12.6.27 
Jesse Cryor & his Orchestra / Y-O-U Controls Me / G&G / Hollywood 9.1.46 

set 3
Curtis Amy / Tippin’ on Through / Tippin’ on Through / Pacific Jazz / live, The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, Calif 7.29.62 
Junior Mance / The Soulful Piano of Junior Mance / Sweet and Lovely / Jazzland / 10.25.60 
Paul Quinichette / Galoshes and Rubbers / EmArcy / 1.53 / Quinichette ts, Jerome Darr (solo guitar) & Freddie Green (rhythm guitar) g, Marlowe Morris org, Gene Ramey b, Les Erskine d 
Three Sharps & a Flat / Skinny Do / Decca / 1.18.39 
The Starlighters / Weddin’ Day / Capitol / Hollywood 4.49
Noël Coward / At Las Vegas / Matelot / Columbia / live, Wilber Clark’s Desert Inn, Las Vegas 6.7.55 / with Peter Matz p & Carlton Hayes & his Orchestra

set 4
Oscar Peterson / Oscar Peterson Plays George Gerswhin / Love Walked In / Clef / 12.52 
Dave Pell / The Dave Pell Octet Plays Rodgers & Hart / I’ve Got Five Dollars / Kapp / Hollywood 6.54 / Pell ts, Don Fagerquist tp, Ronny Lang bs, Ray Sims tb, Don Trenner p, Tony Rizzi g, Rolly Bundock b, Bill Richmond d
Will Osborne & his Orchestra / Home on the Range / Oriole / 8.29.33 
June Christy & the Kentones / I Got a Guy / Capitol Transcription / Hollywood / 12.13.45 / with John Anderson tp, Bob Cooper ts, Kai Winding tb, Arnold Ross p, Dave Barbour g, Eddie Safranski b, Shelly Manne d
T-Bone Walker & his Guitar / That’s Better for Me / Black & White / LA 11.6.47 
Alfred Drake / Private Buffoon / NBC TV broadcast of The Yeomen of the Guard / 1957 
Jubalaires / Ezekiel / Standard transcription / late 1940s

last soulful song
The Attractions / New Girl in the Neighborhood / Bell / 1967

Friday, January 26, 2024

Playlist in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 172

Close up screenshot of Leslie Uggams smiling while singing on the Dean Martin TV Show.
Lovely Leslie  giving the thumbs up to handsome Jack Sperling.

Coffeetime, January 26, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Golden Boy / Yes I Can / Colpix / 1963 
Blue Mitchell / New Blue Horns / Studio B / Riverside / 1.5.59 / from the session that was released as Out of the Blue 
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra / I’ve Found a New Baby / Brunswick / 6.1.37 
Walter Barnes & his Royal Creolians / My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise) / Brunswick / Chicago 12.14.28
Glen Gray Casa Loma Orchestra / Why Can’t I Find Somebody to Love / Brunswick / 9.19.33 / vocal = Kenny Sargent
Bull Moose Jackson / Keep Your Big Mouth Shut / Super Disc / 1947 
Nancy Wilson / Lush Life / (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young / Capitol / Hollywood 5.67 / featuring John Collins g 

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

set 2
Bill Evans / The Soul of Jazz Piano [Everybody Digs Bill Evans] / Peace Piece / Riverside / 12.15.58 / Evans p, Sam Jones b, Philly Joe Jones d
Lee Konitz / Very Cool / Stairway to the Stars / Verve / 5.12.57 
Eddie Lang / Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) / Okeh / 5.26.27 / with Arthur Schutt p
Tiny Parham & his Musicians / Bombay / Victor / Chicago 10.26.29 
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra / The Kid in the Three-Cornered Pants / World Broadcasting Systems (unissued) / 3.16.37 / written for Ozzie & Harriet by Lewis Harris & John Jacob Loeb for baby David Nelson
Harry James & his Orchestra / Baby Blues / Columbia / Hollywood 4.11.51 / vocal = Toni Harper (not quite 14 years old)
Vikki Carr (Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona) / Intimate Excitement / Mas Que Nada / Pickwick [Liberty] / 1967 / she sings this in Spanish, not Portuguese which we’re more used to hearing from others (like composer Jorge Ben)

set 3
Harold Vick / Steppin’ Out! / Trimmed in Blue / Blue Note / 5.27.63 
Sonny Stitt / Rearin’ Back / Queen / Argo / Chicago 9.24.62 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rearin'_Back
Oscar Pettiford / E-Lag / Vogue / 3.21.54 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pettiford_Sextet
The Cabineers / Lost / Prestige / 7.2.51 / with the Mercer Ellington Quartet 
Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians / In a Little Book Shop / Decca / 11.5.47 / vocal = Don Rodney
Bing Crosby / Say It Isn’t So / soundtrack to Paramount movie Blue Skies, but not used in final movie / Hollywood fall 1945

set 4
Stan Getz / Stan Getz & the Oscar Peterson Trio / Pennies from Heaven / Verve / Hollywood 10.10.57 / Getz ts, Oscar Peterson p, Herb Ellis g, Ray Brown b 
Buddy Collette / Buddy’s Best / Soft Touch / Dooto / Hollywood 2.17.58 / Collette fl [as, ts, cl] fl, Gerald Wilson tr, Al Viola g, Wilfred Middlebrooks b, Earl Palmer d
Timmie Rogers & his All Star Orchestra / Daddy-O / Regis / 2.26.45 / Don Byas ts 
Leslie Uggams / Fascinating Rhythm; Slap That Bass / live, NBC TV: The Dean Martin Show / Burbank 1.12.67 / with Jack Sperling
Nat King Cole / Nat King Cole at The Sands / My Kinda Love / Capitol / live, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas 1.14.60 / NKC voc, John Collins g, Charlie Harris b, Lee Young d, and orchestra conducted by Antonio Morelli 
Golden Gate Quartet / Lord I Am Tired and I Want to Go Home / Mercury / 4.49

last soulful song
Roddie Joy / He’s So Easy to Love / Red Bird / 1965

Friday, January 12, 2024

You’re the Only Playlist in the Next World for Me

Screenshot from the 1938 movie Thanks for the Memory showing a close up of Shirley Ross and Bob Hope sitting on a couch, with Ross looking forward dreamily and Hope looking at her.
Shirley think how dreamy Bob (YES! Bob Hope!) was in the way back!

Coffeetime, January 12, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Johnny Griffin / The Little Giant / The Message / Riverside / 8.4-5.59 
Joe Gordon / Lookin’ Good! / You’re the Only Girl in the Next World for Me / Contemporary / LA 7.11, 12 & 18.61 
Napoleon's Emperors / My Kinda Love / X [Victor] / 5.14.29 
Whispering Jack Smith / Me and My Shadow / Victor / 4.28.27 / with Dave Dreyer on piano
Shirley Ross & Bob Hope / Two Sleepy People / soundtrack of the Paramount movie Thanks for the Memory / Hollywood 1938 / in memory of Bruce Hambro
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers / Fire, Fire, Fire / RCA Victor [unissued] / LA 2.49 / vocal = Lee Barnes
Carmen McRae / Book of Ballads / Please Be Kind / Kapp / 1958

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

set 2
Sonny Criss / Portrait of Sonny Criss / God Bless the Child / Prestige / 3.23.67
Lester Young / The Man I Love / Clef / Hollywood spring 1946
Bernie Leighton / Piano Contrasts / I See Your Face Before Me / EmArcy / 8.9.46 
Golden Gate Quartet / Carolina in the Morning / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.24.38
Mae West / Slow Down / Mezzotone / 1947 / with Joseph Chernivasky Orchestra
Les McCann / Sings / I Cried for You / Pacific Jazz / Hollywood 8.61 / with orchestra arranged & directed by Gerald Wilson / RIP McCann

set 3
Les Spann / Gemini / Smile / Jazzland / 12.16.60
Jimmy Smith / Softly as a Summer Breeze / It Could Happen to You / Blue Note / 10.14.58
Harry James & his Orchestra / I’ll Buy That Dream / Columbia / 1945 / vocal = Kitty Kallen
Delta Rhythm Boys / St. Louis Blues; Ev’y Time We Say Goodbye (flip side, with celeste!) / RCA Victor / 4.24.47
Johnny Hartman / Songs from the Heart / I See Your Face Before Me / Bethlehem / 10.55 

set 4
Gerry Mulligan / Carson City Stage / Pacific Jazz / LA 2.24.53 
Russ Garcia / Four Horns and a Lush Life / Lover Come Back to Me / Bethlehem / Hollywood 11.14.55
King Cole Trio / Two Against One / Standard Transcription / 2.39 / NKC p & celeste, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Margaret Whiting / A Tree in the Meadow / Capitol / Hollywood 5.25.48 / with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra / for Jim in Dedham
King Cole Trio / Undecided / Standard Transcription / 4.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Esther Phillips / Burnin’ / Don’t Let Me Lose this Dream / Atlantic / live at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper, LA 1970
Golden Gate Quartet / Lead Me On and On / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 1.24.38

last soulful song
Major Lance / You’ll Want Me Back / Okeh / Chicago 1966

Friday, January 05, 2024

Playlist Petit Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 171

Black and white screenshot of Eartha Kitt singing on a TV set with fake tree limbs with little lights as background set decoration.

Coffeetime, January 5, 2024, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Grant Green / Nigeria / The Song Is You / Blue Note [unissued] / 1.13.62 
Gil Mellé / Gil’s Guests / Sixpence / Prestige / 8.24.56 / Kenny Dorham tp, Don Butterfield tuba, Hal McKusick as, Mellé bs, Joe Cinderella g, Vinnie Burke b, Ed Thigpen d
Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / Falling Leaves / Bluebird / 9.3.40 
Leo Reisman & his Orchestra / At a Carnival in Venice / Brunswick / 1937 / vocal = Lee Sullivan
Little Esther / I'm a Bad, Bad Girl / Federal / 3.21.51 / duet with Mel Walker; with Johnny Otis’s Orchestra (listed on label as Earle Warren Orchestra)
Ella Fitzgerald / A Sunday Kind of Love / Decca / 3.19.47 / with vocals by the Andy Love Quintet 

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

set 2
Bobby Timmons / Workin’ Out / This Is All I Ask / Prestige / 10.21.64 
Urbie Green / East Coast Jazz/6 / On Green Dolphin Street / Bethlehem / 1.19.55 / celeste! 
Bill Evans / Interplay / When You Wish Upon a Star / Riverside / 7.16,17.62 
Ken “Goof” Moyer’s Novelty Trio / Mellophone Stomp / Domino / 11.19.26
Rudy Vallée / When Winter Comes / Decca / 6.12.39
Myra Taylor / Take It Easy Greasy / Mercury / 1946 / with Jimmy Keith’s Orchestra
B.B. King / Why Do Everything Happen to Me / Kent / LA 1958

set 3
Tina Brooks / Back to the Tracks / The Blues and I / Blue Note [unissued] / 10.20.60 
Les Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes / Town and Country / Dawn / 6.12.56 / Charlie Rouse ts, Julius Watkins fr h, Gildo Mahones p, Paul Chambers b, Ron Jefferson d
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Annie Laurie / Victor / 2.3.38 / vocal = “Quartet”
Bob Crosby & his Orchestra / Fools Rush In / Decca / 3.18.40 / vocal = Marion Mann 
Sam Cooke / Sam Cooke at the Copa / When I Fall in Love / RCA Victor / 7.7 & 8. 64 

set 4
Shelly Manne / Son of a Gunn!! / Goofin’ at the Coffee House / Contemporary / LA 1.19 & 20.59 
Marty Paich / I Get a Boot Out of You / Love for Sale / Warner Brothers / LA 6.30.59 
King Cole Trio / Russian Lullaby / Davis & Schwegler Transcription / Hollywood 2.39 / NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b (played it a few weeks ago!)
Maxene Johnson / I’m a Perfect Fool Over You / Excelsior / Hollywood 7.22.40 / with King Cole & his Swing Trio (aka King Cole Swingsters): NKC p, Oscar Moore g, Wesley Prince b
Robert Clary & Eartha Kitt / New Faces of 1952 / Bal Petit Bal / RCA Victor / 1952 
Brook Benton / Songs I Love to Sing / Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) / Mercury / 1960 
Soul Stirrers / Jesus Gave Me Water / Specialty / LA 3.1.51

last soulful song
Four Tops / Keeper of the Castle / Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got) / ABC Dunhill / LA 1972