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Black Coffee

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It's real good, only one of them singing - I'll never be able to tell them apart - one of the purest jazz tracks on all of their albums. To me this version is right up there with Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee. 

 

Did Billie Holiday ever sing that song? I couldn't find it among the recordings I have.

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22 hours ago, page said:


Cootie Chesterfield is registered as trumpet player for Peggy's rendition. I didn't know his real name was Pete Candoli. Thanks, Larry, those are nice facts to learn. :)

Pete appeared on the record sleeve as Cootie Chesterfield. He was under contract to Capitol Records, and they wouldn't let him use his name.

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Some more "Black Coffee" sung by:

Christi Black With The Bobby Lyle Trio: With Standard. Paddle Wheel KICP 54

- rec. February 1990

- see http://jitenshatoryokou.com/cristi-black-12233.html 

Ruth Brown With The Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra: Fine Brown Frame. Capitol CDP 781200-2

- rec. July 2, 1968

Ray Charles Trio. The Great Ray Charles. Atlantic SD 1259

- rec. April 4, 1956

Alice Day With The Andy Scherrer Quartet: CoJazz Plus. TCB 96052

- rec. September 8, 1995

Martha Hayes And Her Quartet: A Hayes Named Martha. Fresh Sound Records FSR 582 (Jubilee 1023)

- rec. ?

Sandy Lomax With The Thomas Fink Trio: Big Brown Eyes. Clearaudio WOR 161 CD

- rec. December 1992

Ann Malcolm With The Kenny Barron Quartet: Incident´ly. Sound Hills SSCD 80531

- rec April 9/10, 1993

Carmen McRae With The Shirley Horn Trio. Sarah - Dedicated For You. Novus PD 90546

- rec. October 12-14, 1990

Diane Schuur Trio. In Tribute. GRP/BMG Ariola 20062

- rec. ?

Lilian Terry With The Tommy Flanagan Trio: A Dream Comes True. Soul Note SN 1047

- rec. April 17/18 or May 12, 1982

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2016 at 2:53 PM, Larry Kart said:

There is no trombone on Lee's "Black Coffee." The only horn is trumpeter Pete Candoli, originally billed for contractual reasons as "Cootie Chesterfield."
 

I doubt that, respectfully. Too low to be a trumpet. I'll listen again, though...

29 minutes ago, fasstrack said:

I doubt that, respectfully. Too low to be a trumpet. I'll listen again, though...

Wow, he's really in low tessatora (sp.). Right in the Buck Clayton range. Fooled me twice... Love that half step above the chord he plays at the very end...

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