The Unforgettable: Nat King Cole | Retrospective RTS4114

The Unforgettable: Nat King Cole

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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTS4114

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 1st December 2008

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Nat King Cole

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Contents:
Disc 1 : 1943 - 1953
1. Straighten Up And Fly Right (Nat King Cole - m, Irving Mills - w)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 30th November 1943

2. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You? (Don Redman – m, Andy Razaf – w (1929))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 30th November 1943

3. Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell – m, Mitchell Parish – w (1928)) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 15th December 1943

4. Embraceable You (George Gershwin – m, Ira Gershwin – w)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 15th December 1943

5. It’s Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen – m, Yip Harburg & Billy Rose – w)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 15th December 1943

6. Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh – m, Dorothy Fields – w)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 19th May 1945

7. I’m Thru’ With Love (Matty Malneck & Fud Livingston – m, Gus Kahn – w (1931))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 19th May 1945

8. It Only Happens Once (Frankie Laine)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 23rd May 1945

9. Get Your Kicks On Route 66! (Bobby Troup (1946)) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 15th March 1946

10. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Mel Tormι & Robert Wells (1946) arr. Charlie Green) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db) with Jack Parker (d) 4 strings & harp
 New York, 19th August 1946

11. For Sentimental Reasons (William Best – m, Deek Watson – w (1945))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db) with Jack Parker (d) 4 strings & harp
 New York, 22nd August 1946

12. You’re The Cream In My Coffee (Ray Henderson – m, Buddy De Sylva & Lew Brown – w)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 New York, 18th December 1946

13. When I Take My Sugar To Tea (Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman Connor & Irving Kahal (1931))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 6th August 1947

14. What’ll I Do? (Irving Berlin)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 Los Angeles, 6th August 1947

15. Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez (1946))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Oscar Moore (gtr) Johnny Miller (db) with Frank DeVol & his Orchestra, including Harry Bluestone (vln) Jules Kinsler (reeds)
 Los Angeles, 22nd August 1947

16. No Moon At All (Dave Mann – m, Redd Evans – w (1947))
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Irving Ashby (gtr) Johnny Miller (db)
 New York, 3rd November 1947

17. For All We Know (J. Fred Coots – m, Sam Lewis – w (1934)) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Irving Ashby (gtr) Joe Comfort (db)
 New York, 22nd March 1949

18. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn (1938) arr. Pete Rugolo) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Irving Ashby (gtr) Joe Comfort (db) with Jack Costanzo (bongos & congas) Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
 New York, 29th March 1949

19. Mona Lisa (Jay Livingston – m, Ray Evans – w)
 Les Baxter & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 11th March 1950

20. Orange Coloured Sky (Milton De Lugg – m, Willie Stein – w (1950) arr. Pete Rugolo)
 Nat King Cole (p) & his Trio: Irving Ashby (gtr) Joe Comfort (db) with Jack Costanzo (bongos) Stan Kenton & his Orchestra (including Maynard Ferguson & Short Rogers (tp) Art Pepper (as)) + band vocal
 Los Angeles, 16th August 1950

21. Too Young (Sid Lippman – m, Sylvia Dee – w (1951)) 
 Les Baxter & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 6th February 1951

22. Unforgettable (Irving Gordon (1951)) 
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 17th August 1951

23. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert – m, Harry Richman & Roy Turk – w (1931)) 
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 4th September 1951

24. Somewhere Along The Way (Kurt Adams – m, Sammy Gallop – w (1952)) 
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 10th January 1952

25. Pretend (Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank Lavere (1952))
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 30th December 1952

26. Lover, Come Back To Me (Sigmund Romberg – m, Lawrence Schwab, Frank Mandel & Oscar Hammerstein II – w) 
 Billy May & his Orchestra with The Encores (vcl)
 Los Angeles, 14th January 1953

27. Tenderly (Walter Gross – m, Jack Lawrence – w (1946))
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 27th January 1953

Disc 2: 1953 - 1957
1. Can’t I? (Leroy Lovett (1953))
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 14th January 1953

2. Almost Like Being In Love (Frederick Loewe – m, Alan Jay Lerner – w) 
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 28th January 1953

3. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (Anna Sosenko (1935)) 
 With chorus
 Los Angeles, 24th August 1953

4. Answer Me, My Love (Mόtterlein) (Gerhard Winkler & Fred Rauch – m, Carl Sigman – Eng w (1953))
 With chorus
 Los Angeles, 3rd December 1953

5. Smile (Charlie Chaplin – m, John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons – w) 
 Los Angeles, 27th July 1954

6. A Blossom Fell (Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius & Dominic John (1955))
 Los Angeles, 20th December 1954

7. Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes) (Joseph Kosma – m, Jacques Prιvert – Fr w, Johnny Mercer – Eng w (1947)) 
 Los Angeles, 23rd August 1953

8. Let’s Fall In Love (Harold Arlen – m, Ted Koehler – w) 
 Los Angeles, 25th August 1955

9. Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing (Sammy Fain – m, Paul Francis Webster – m) 
 Los Angeles, 25th August 1955

10. Too Young To Go Steady (Jimmy McHugh – m, Harold Adamson – w)
 Los Angeles, 20th December 1955

11. To The Ends Of The Earth (Joe Sherman – m, Noel Sherman – w (1956))
 With male chorus
 Los Angeles, 4th January 1956

12. Caravan (Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol – m, Irving Mills – w (1936)) 
 Nat King Cole (p) & sextet: Juan Tizol (v-tbn) John Collins (gtr) Charlie Harris (db) Lee Young (d) Jack Costanzo (bongos & congas)
 Los Angeles, 21st September 1956

13. Love Letters (Victor Young – m, Edward Heyman – w)
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 19th December 1956

14. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael – m, Mitchell Parish – w (1928) originally Barnyard Shuffle (1927)) 
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 19th December 1956

15. It’s All In The Game (Melodie in A) (Charles Dawes – m (1912) arr. Carl Sigman (1951))
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 19th December 1956

16. When I Fall In Love (Victor Young – m, Edward Heyman – w) 
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 28th December 1956

17. When Sunny Gets Blue (Marvin Fisher – m, Jack Segal – w (1956))
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 28th December 1956

18. At Last (Harry Warren – m, Mack Gordon – w)
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 28th December 1956

19. Stay As Sweet As You Are (Harry Revel – m, Mack Gordon – w) 
 Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 28th December 1956

20. Send For Me (Ollie Jones (1957))
 Billy May & sextet: Plas Johnson (ts) Paul Smith (p) John Collins & Al Hendrickson (gtr) Charles Harris (db) Lee Young (d) The Herman McCoy Boys (vcl)
 Los Angeles, 14th May 1957

21. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) (Duke Ellington – m, Bob Russell – w (1942)) 
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 10th July 1957

22. The Song Is Ended, But The Melody Lingers On (Irving Berlin)
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 10th July 1957

23. These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You (Jack Strachey – m, Eric Maschwitz as "Holt Marvell" – w) 
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 19th July 1957
 
24. Once In A While (Michael Edwards – m, Bud Green – w (1937))
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 19th July 1957

25. Around The World (Victor Young – m, Harold Adamson – w) 
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra with chorus
 Los Angeles, 8th August 1957

26. When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar A. Swan)
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 7th August 1957

27. Fascination (F.D. Marchetti – m, Maurice de Feraudy – Fr w, Dick Manning – Eng w) 
 Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 8th August 1957

28. The Party’s Over (Jule Styne – m, Betty Comden & Adolph Green – w) 
 Billy May & his Orchestra
 Los Angeles, 31st July 1957

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