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 https://jpcavanaugh.com/2022/06/10/the-page-cavanaugh-trio-famously-obscure-or-obscurely-famous/
Bobby Short / Bobby Short 0n the East Side / Looking at You / Atlantic / 1960 https://www.discogs.com/release/14318115-Bobby-Short-On-The-East-Side

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 https://www.discogs.com/release/4518743-Dave-Pells-Jazz-Octet-A-Pell-Of-A-Time
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