Nat King Cole - 1943 - 1955 : The Essential Works

Tracklist

1
Side A
1.
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Nat King Cole
02:42
2.
What Does It Take
Nat King Cole
02:49
3.
Walkin'
Nat King Cole
02:52
4.
I'm Hurtin'
Nat King Cole
02:51
5.
Where Were You
Nat King Cole
02:20
6.
Angel Eyes
Nat King Cole
03:14
7.
Nature Boy
Nat King Cole
02:43
Side B
1.
I'd Rather Have The Blues
Nat King Cole
02:53
2.
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
03:12
3.
Autumn Leaves
Nat King Cole
02:41
4.
Pretend
Nat King Cole
02:45
5.
Mona Lisa
Nat King Cole
03:17
6.
Too Young
Nat King Cole
03:13
7.
Smile
Nat King Cole
02:55
2
Side C
1.
Hit That Jive Jack
Nat King Cole
02:58
2.
(I Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Nat King Cole
03:03
3.
Sweet Georgia Brown
Nat King Cole
02:22
4.
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Nat King Cole
02:27
5.
Laura
Nat King Cole
02:45
6.
Embraceable You
Nat King Cole
03:26
7.
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Nat King Cole
02:54
Side D
1.
Besame Mucho
Nat King Cole
02:53
2.
Rex Rumba
Nat King Cole
03:33
3.
Rhumba Azul
Nat King Cole
02:35
4.
Calypso Blues
Nat King Cole
03:04
5.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Nat King Cole
02:31
6.
Rhumba Blues
Nat King Cole
02:38
7.
Papa Loves Mambo
Nat King Cole
02:42

Information


  • Artist : Nat King Cole
  • Format : 2 x 12" (140g)
  • CountryUnited States
  • GenresJazz

Description

With the sole exception of Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole was one of the rare black artists to enjoy such celebrity in the Forties and Fifties. He began his career as a pianist, forming a trio in 1937 with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince, but he was so successful as a singer that he went on to make many recordings as a vocalist. Capitol, his record label, was quick to capitalize on Nat Cole's velvet tones. The hits came one after another: Straighten Up and Fly Right (1943) sold a million copies, and Nature Boy (1948) and Mona Lisa (1950) sold over three 3 million each. Some of his other (numerous) popular hits can be found on Side B. Nat Cole's popular songs, however — some were so sentimental they were even slushy — should never conceal his talents as a pianist and musician, which he displayed with the best jazz orchestras around (Side A), his own trio (Side C) or in outings with Latin rhythms (Side D). His fame earned him his own NBC television show in 1956, while Presidents Truman and Kennedy would consult Nat on complex racial issues. He also appeared in some fifty films, and continued to record profusely (at least a hundred of his titles entered the sales charts.) Nat "King" Cole deserved his title: not only did he sell over fifty million albums, but he also belongs to those artists who wrote jazz history.

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