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.

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? (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder) – 03:00 . 4.Once In A While (Michael Edwards, Bud Green) – 02:50 . 5.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 03:49 . 6.Just For The Fun Of It (Lorenz Hart, A. Jackson) – 02:37 . 7.Don’T Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 03:13 . 8.I Understand (Kim Gannon, Mabel Wayne) – 02:27 . 9.Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) – 02:17 . 10.The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (Irving Berlin) – 02:49 . 11.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 02:49 . 12.The Party’S Over (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 02:45

Musicians : Nat King Cole – Vocal . Billy May – Conductor

Production : Produced By Lee Gillette

Package : Jordan Taylor – Liner Notes

Recorded On July 10Th, 19Th, 31St, August 7Th, 1957.

Released In November, 1957 By Capitol.


Nat King Cole is a bit less effective than Sinatra at uptempo material; he tends to undersing these sprightly standardsand May saves his dramatic horn charts and percussion shots for moments when Cole is away from the microphone. […]

Steve Hoffman
Don’t overlook this gem. The trouble alone we went through to keep Nat’s cigarette in his hand on the album cover art could fill three chapters in a book. […]

Audiophile Audition
Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” appears customized for the subtle patterns of Cole’s vocals. His tone and articulation are unsurpassed. […]


Nat King Cole’s ‘Just One of Those Things’


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