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Nat ‘King’ Cole

In Duo With Ella

Besides her collaborations with Louis Armstrong and a “youth” album conveniently called “Ella & Friends,” Ella Fitzgerald‘s recorded repertoire is quite poor on the “duo” front. On television, this is another story. Track Listing : 1.Medley – 07:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 07:36 . 3.Can’T We Be Friends (Paul […]

Nat King Cole begins the recording of ‘Cole Español,’ an album…

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 […]

Nat King Cole records ‘St. Louis Blues’ with Nelson Riddle as…

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) […]

Nat King Cole records ‘Love Is the Thing,’ his first collaboration…

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 […]

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.

Impulse! publish Diana Krall’s third album: ‘All for You’…

Diana Krall’s ‘All for You’ is her third album subtitled ‘A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio’ produced By Tommy Lipuma and released on December 3, 1996 by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.I’M An Errand Girl For Rhythm (Nat King Cole) – 02:55 . 2.Gee Baby, Ain’T I Good To You (Andy Razaf, Don […]

Robbie Williams releases his fourth album : ‘Swing When You’re…

Robbie Williams’ ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ is his fourth studio album produced by Guy Chambers and released on November 19, 2001 by Capitol Track Listing : 1.I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen (Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams) – 03:17 . 2.Mack The Knife (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 03:18 . 3.Somethin’ Stupid (Carson […]

Oscar Peterson begins the recording of ‘With Respect to Nat’ in…

Oscar Peterson’s ‘With Respect to Nat’ is a studio ( in tribute to Nat King Cole who had died earlier that year) album where Peterson sings on all tracks but one and recorded between October 28 and November 13, 1965 and released the same year by Limelight. Track Listing : 1.When My Sugar Walks Down […]