This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Java Jive: Jazz About Coffee" including Nat King Cole, Ray Noble, Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers, Henry Mancini, The Ink Spots, and J.J. Johnson.
1. You're the Cream in My Coffee
Nat King Cole (1946)
December 18, 1946
Pathe Studios, New York
Nat Cole (vocal, piano), Oscar Moore (guitar), Johnny Miller (bass)
2. You're The Cream In My Coffee
The Ambassadors Orchestra, Frank Sylvano vocal (1928)
The music was written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown for the Broadway musical Hold Everything! and was featured in the Warner Brothers film version of the musical in 1930. The song was later recorded by Les Brown, the Ray Conniff Singers, and many others.
3. You're The Cream In My Coffee
The Ray Noble Orchestra, Al Bowlly, vocal (1929)
Ray Noble was an English bandleader, composer, arranger, radio comedian, and actor. Noble wrote both lyrics and music for many popular songs during the British dance band era known as the "Golden Age of British music", notably for his longtime friend and associate Al Bowlly, including Love Is The Sweetest Thing, Cherokee, The Touch of Your Lips, I Hadn't Anyone Till You and his signature tune, The Very Thought of You. Noble also played a radio comedian opposite American ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's stage act of Mortimer Snerd and Charlie McCarthy, and American comedy duo Burns and Allen, later transferring these roles from radio to TV and popular films.
4. Coffee in the Morning (Kisses at Night) - Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers (1933)
Recorded on November 14, 1933. The song was used in the movie "Moulin Rouge" (1934). The Boswell Sisters appeared in the film, after Constance Bennett and Russ Columbo introduced it.
5. Goofin' at the Coffeehouse
Henry Mancini (1959)
From the LP More Peter Gunn, featuring the Sound Stage All Stars.
6. Java Jive
The Ink Spots (1940)
Hoppy Jones, Deek Watson, Bill Kenny, and Charlie Fuqua sing Milton Drake's words join Ben Oakland's music.
7. Coffee in the Morning
The Lew Stone Duriam Dance Band, Al Bowlly, vocal (1934)
8. Coffee Pot
J.J. Johnson (1954)
J.J. Johnson - trombone
Wynton Kelly - piano
Charles Mingus - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums
Sabu Martinez - conga
From the LP: Eminent J.J. Johnson Volume 2
9. Coffee and Cakes
Una Mae Carlisle (1941)
A talent discovery of the great Fats Waller, Una Mae Carlisle achieved much success as both a performer and songwriter. She developed a long-term relationship with publisher, producer, and frequent record-label manager Joe Davis, who sold upwards of 20,000 copies of some of her releases. Carlisle's original songs, such as "I See a Million People" and "Walkin' by the River," were smashes, covered by many popular artists such as Cab Calloway and Peggy Lee.
10. Black Coffee
Sarah Vaughan (1949)
Written in 1948 by Sonny Burke and the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Sarah Vaughan charted with this song in 1949 on Columbia.
Recorded in January, 1949 and released on this Columbia label record. This was the first hit for Sarah Vaughn after signing with Columbia in 1948.
11. Black Coffee
Sonny Criss (1966)
Sonny Criss - This is Criss, Prestige
Sonny Criss, alto sax
Walter Davis, Jr., piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Alan Dawson, drums
Recorded on October 21, 1966; Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
12. Black Satin
The Brazilian Jazz Quartet (1958)
Brazilian Jazz Quartet - Coffee and Jazz
Casé (José Ferreira Godinho Filho) - sax
Moacyr Peixoto - piano
Rubens Barsotti (Rubinho) - drums
Luiz Chaves - bass
The Brazilian Jazz Quartet, an obscure jazz quartet from the late 50's featuring Moacyr Peixoto (piano), José Ferreira Godinho Filho "Casé" (sax), Rubens Barsotti "Rubinho" (drums) and Luiz Chaves Oliveira da Paz "Luiz Chaves" (bass). As a matter of fact, this group should be considered as a sort of embryo of the legendary "Zimbo Trio". The Zimbo Trio is a Brazilian instrumental ensemble, established in 1964 in São Paulo, and originally comprising Amilton Godoy (piano), Luís Chaves (bass) and Rubinho Barsotti (drums). The Trio was one of the most influential groups of Brazilian music in the second half of the 20th century. Over 45 year career and 51 albums recorded, the Zimbo Trio has won worldwide recognition, touring the world, and spreading Brazilian instrumental music.
13. A Cup of Coffee, A Sandwich & You
Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra (1926)
A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You
(Rose / Dubin / Meyer) 12-15-
A song written by Joseph Meyer, with lyrics by Al Dubin and Billy Rose for Charlot's Revue. It was often used as backing music in Warner Brothers' cartoons during scenes depicting hunger, cooking, or eating.
14. Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee (1942)
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with refrain by Marion Hutton, Ernie Caceres and The Modernaires recorded their version in New York City on January 5, 1942. It was released by Bluebird Records as catalog number B 11450A (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number BD 5784.
Written by Irving Berlin for the musical comedy Face the Music, which opened in 1932.
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