On TV today, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz et al sit in with Nat King Cole (1957)

October 15, 1957 - for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic - that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) - .<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King…

On TV today, An Evening With Nat King Cole (1963)

September 21, 1963 - you do not want to miss "An Evening with Nat King Cole," a live recording aired on the English BBC<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King Cole - Cole Español ' width='190' height='161'/>

Nat King Cole is recording his fifteenth album to be released next year by Capitol as ‘After Midnight’ (1956)

Nat King Cole's 'After Midnight' is his fifteenth album recorded in August–September 1956, produced by Lee Gillette and released in 1957 by Capitol1 . Sweet Lorraine 2 . Sometimes I'm Happy (1957, "Nat King Cole Show") 3 . Caravan 4 . The Lonely One 5 . Route 66 Track Listing : 1.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 03:00 . 2.Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) - 04:33 .…

On TV today, Nat King Cole “à la French” (1957)

August 13, 1957 - you do not miss Nat King Cole singing in French on the "Nat King Cole Show" specially dedicated to Paris<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King Cole - Cole Español ' width='190' height='161'/>

Nat King Cole starts the recording of ‘Just One of Those Things,’ an album arranged by Billy May (1957)

Nat King Cole's 'Just One of Those Things' is an album arranged by Billy May and recorded on July 10th, 19th, 31st, August 7th, 1957 and released in November, 1957 By Capitol.1 . The Party's Over (Live, December 17, 1957) 2 . The Party's Over Track Listing : 1.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) - 02:33 . 2.A Cottage For Sale (Larry Conley, Willard Robison) - 03:00 . 3.Who'S Sorry Now?…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Unforgettable… with Love,’ an album of standards performed by her father, Nat King Cole (1991)

Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable… with Love' is an album featuring covers of standards performed by Natalie's father, Nat King Cole and released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra..1 . Route 66 (w/ Diana Krall) 2 . Mona Lisa, Smile (The Natalie Cole Special 1978) 3 . L.O.V.E. 4 . This can't be Love, Paper Moon 5 . That Sunday That Summer 6 . STRAIGHTEN UP 7 . Unforgettable Track Listing : 1.The Very…

Concord Jazz publish George Benson’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’ (2013)

George Benson's 'Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' is a studio album (featuring covers of Cole’s greatest songs) released on June 4, 2013 by Concord Jazz.1 . Route 66 2 . When I fall In Love (w/ Janey Clewer, Java Jazz Festival 2011) 3 . Unforgettable (Kongresshaus in Zurich 11.7.13) 4 . Medley (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 5 . Smile (North Sea Jazz, 2009) 6 . Straighten up and fly right 7 . I'm…

Nat King Cole guests at The Garry Moore Show (1961)

April 4, 1961 - you do not want to miss Nat 'King' Cole, Carol Lawrence and Carol Burnett at "The Garry Moore Show" on CBS<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King Cole - Cole Español ' width='190' height='161'/>

Nat King Cole begins the recording of ‘Cole Español,’ an album arranged by Nelson Riddle (1958)

Nat King Cole's 'Cole Español' is a studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on February 17, 18, 20, June 11, 30, 1958 and released in August 1958 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Cachito (Consuelo Velázquez) - 02:50 . 2.María Elena (Lorenzo Barcelata, Bob Russell) - 02:42 . 3.Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) (Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis) - 02:46 . 4.Las Mañanitas (John…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

Nat King Cole records ‘St. Louis Blues’ with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor (1963)

Nat King Cole's 'St. Louis Blues' is an album (OST to the film of the same name staring Cole) recorded on January 29–31, 1958 with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor and released in May, 1963 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Overture (Introducing Love Theme)/Hesitating Blues (Nelson Riddle) – 3:08 . 2.Harlem Blues (W.C. Handy) - 01:51 . 3.Chantez Les Bas (W.C. Handy) - 02:35 . 4.Friendless Blues…

Nat King Cole records an album arranged by Nelson Riddle : ‘Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love’ (1953)

'Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love' is an album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on January 27, 28, 1953 and August 23, 25, 1955 and released by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:49 . 2.A Handful Of Stars (Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro) - 03:26 . 3.This Can'T Be Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 02:30 . 4.A Little Street Where Old Friends…

Nat King Cole records ‘Love Is the Thing,’ his first collaboration with Gordon Jenkins (1956)

Nat King Cole's 'Love Is the Thing' is an album recorded on December 19 & 28, 1956, his first of four collaborations with arranger Gordon Jenkins and released in April 1957 By Capitol.Track Listing : 1.When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 03:10 . 2.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 03:15 . 3.Stay As Sweet As You Are (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) - 02:59 . 4.Where Can…

On TV today, Nat King Cole’s last show (1957)

December 17, 1957 - NBC airs the last episode of "The Nat King Cole Show" with Billy Eckstine guesting. Nat himself has decided to stop the show for lack of sponsors. "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark" he said.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Nat-King-Cole-Cole-Español-RVJ.jpg' alt='Nat King Cole - Cole Español ' width='190' height='161'/>

Gregory Porter’ s ‘Nat King Cole & Me’

Gregory Porter' s 'Nat King Cole & Me' is his fifth studio album, arranged by Vince Mendoza, recorded with the London Studio Orchestra, featuring Terence Blanchard as guest on one song and released on October 27, 2017 by Blue NoteGregory Porter,Nat King Cole & Me,Vince Mendoza,London Studio Orchestra,Blue Note,Terence Blanchard(Source Gregory Porter' s 'Nat King Cole & Me' | Official…

Robbie Williams releases his fourth album : ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ featuring ‘Somethin’ Stupid,’ a duet with Nicole Kidman (2001)

Robbie Williams' 'Swing When You're Winning' is his fourth studio album produced by Guy Chambers and released on November 19, 2001 by Capitol1 . I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen 2 . I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen (The Albert, 2001) 3 . Mack The Knife (The Albert, 2001) 4 . Somethin' Stupid (w/ Nicole Kidman ) 5 . Somethin' Stupid (w/ Nicole Kidman, Totp2) 6 . Do Nothin' Till You…

Oscar Peterson records ‘Walking the Line’ for Mps (1970)

Oscar Peterson's 'Walking the Line' is an album recorded on November 10-13, 1970 1970 and released the same year by Mps.1 . Teach Me Tonight 2 . Just Friends (w/ Joe Pass) 3 . Just Friends (w/ Oliver Jones) Track Listing : 1.I Love You (Cole Porter) - 05:14 . 2.Rock Of Ages (Jack Fascinato, Tennessee Ernie Ford) - 05:32 . 3.Once Upon A Summertime (Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay,…

Frank Sinatra records his seventh album : ‘Songs for Young Lovers’ with Nelson Riddle (1953)

Frank Sinatra's 'Songs for Young Lovers' is his seventh studio album recorded on November 5 and 6, 1953 in Hollywood with Nelson Riddle as a conductor and released in 1954 By Capitol Records.1 . I Get A Kick Out Of You 2 . I Get A Kick Out Of You Track Listing : 1.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 02:31 . 2.The Girl Next Door (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 02:38 . 3.A Foggy Day…

Frank Sinatra records his tenth studio album : ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!’ arranged by Nelson Riddle (1956)

Frank Sinatra's 'Songs for Swingin' Lovers!' is his tenth studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on October 17, 1955, January 9 – 12, 16, 1956 and released in March 1956 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) - 02:57 . 2.It Happened In Monterey (Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne) - 02:36 . 3.You'Re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Al Dubin, Harry…

Dean Martin records ‘Sleep Warm’ with an orchestra conducted by Frank Sinatra (1958)

Dean Martin's 'Sleep Warm' is an album recorded with an orchestra conducted by Frank Sinatra on October 13–15, 1958 and March 2, 1959 and released by Capitol Records .1 . Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 2 . Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On Track Listing : 1.Sleep Warm(Lew Spence, Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman) – 03:51 . 2.Hit The Road To Dreamland(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 02:51 .…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Ask a Woman Who Knows,’ an album featuring Diana Krall (2002)

Natalie Cole's 'Ask a Woman Who Knows' is an album featuring Diana Krall and released on September 17, 2002 by Verve.1 . I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (Live) 2 . Tell Me All About It (Live) 3 . Ask A Woman Who Knows (Live) 4 . So Many Stars (Live) 5 . I'm Glad There Is You (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Haven'T Got Anything Better To Do (Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) - 04:07 . 2.Tell Me All About…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Still Unforgettable,’ an album of standards (2008)

Natalie Cole's 'Still Unforgettable' is a studio album released on September 9, 2008 by DMI/Atco.1 . Come Rain Or Come Shine (w/ Kym Purling, National US Television) 2 . Still Unforgettable 3 . Somewhere Along the Way 4 . Something's Gotta Give Track listing : 1.Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 02:59 . 2.Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 03:08 .…

Pat Benatar releases ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ her debut album featuring ‘Heartbreaker’ (1979)

Pat Benatar's 'In the Heat of the Night' feat. 'Heartbreaker' is her debut studio album released on August 27, 1979 by Chrysalis Records.1 . Heartbreaker (Live 2 . I Need A Lover (Live) 3 . I Need A Lover (1980, "TopPop" 4 . You Think You Know How To Love Me (2010, Live 5 . In The Heat Of The Night 6 . In The Heat Of The Night (Live 7 . My Clone Sleeps Alone 8 . Rated X 9 . No You Don't ("Star…

Miles Davis records ‘In Europe’ with Ron Carter, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams at Festival du Jazz in Antibes (1963)

Miles Davis' 'In Europe' is an album with Ron Carter, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, recorded on July 27, 1963 at Festival Mondial du Jazz in Antibes and released in 1964 by Columbia.1 . Joshua( 1964) 2 . All Of You( 1964) 3 . Live '64 (w/ Wayne Shorter) Track listing : . 1.Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer / Jacques Prévert) - 13:52 . 2.Milestones (Miles Davis) - 09:16 . 3.I…

George Benson starts the recording of ‘Good King Bad’ for CTI (1975)

George Benson's 'Good King Bad' is an album recorded on July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975 and released in 1976 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Theme From Good King Bad (David Matthews) - 06:03 . 2.One Rock Don'T Make No Boulder (David Matthews) - 06:50 . 3.Em (Philip Manamworth) - 04:56 . 4.Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) - 07:00 . 5.Siberian Workout (David Matthews) -…

Ornette Coleman records ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come,’ his third album featuring ‘Lonely Woman’ (1959)

Ornette Coleman's 'The Shape of Jazz to Come' is his third album recorded on May 22, 1959 and released in October 1959 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 04:59 . 2.Eventually (Ornette Coleman) - 04:20 . 3.Peace (Ornette Coleman) - 09:04 . 4.Focus On Sanity (Ornette Coleman) - 06:50 . 5.Congeniality (Ornette Coleman) - 06:41 . 6.Chronology (Ornette Coleman) - 06:05…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Inseparable,’ her debut album (1975)

Natalie Cole's 'Inseparable' is her debut (and first gold-certified) studio album released on May 11, 1975 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Needing You (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) - 02:45 . 2.Joey (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) - 02:57 . 3.Inseparable (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) - 02:26 . 4.I Can'T Say No (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) - 03:30 . 5.This Will Be (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) - 02:50…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Natalie,’ her second album featuring ‘Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady)’ (1976)

Natalie Cole's 'Natalie' is her second studio album released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 04:35 . 2.Billie'S Blues (Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 3.Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) - 06:19 . 4.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:08 . 5.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 04:06 . 6.The Way You…

Frank Sinatra records ‘No One Cares’ with Gordon Jenkins as arranger (1959)

Frank Sinatra's 'No One Cares' is an album recorded on March 24, 25, 26, May 14, 1959 and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.When No One Cares (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 02:42 . 2.A Cottage For Sale (Larry Conley, Willard Robison) - 03:16 . 3.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 03:20 . 4.Where Do You Go? (Arnold Sundgaard, Alec Wilder) - 02:34 . 5.I Don'T Stand A…