Nat "King" Cole Discography



Generated on Sat, Feb 26, 2005



Date: July 28, 1936
Location: Chicago

Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers (ldr), Tommy Thompson (as, ts), Bill Wright (ts), Kenneth Roane (t), Eddie Cole (b, v), Nat "King" Cole (p), Jimmy Adams (d)

a.90806-BHoney Hush  (Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby)
     Decca 78: 7210
b.90807-AStomping At The Panama (Skoller's Shuffle)
     Decca 78: 7215
c.90808-ABedtime (Sleepy Moan)  (unknown)
     Decca 78: 7215
d.90809-AThunder  (unknown)
     Decca 78: 7210
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 757

Eddie Cole (v) on a only.


Date: January 14, 1939
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole's Swingsters (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Juanelda Carter, King Cole's Swingsters, Bonnie Lake (v)

a.DS-108There's No Anaesthetic For Love  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 108
b.DS-109Dixie Jamboree  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 109
c.DS-110Ta-De-Ah  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 110
d.DS-111Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 111
e.DS-112Harlem Swing  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 112
f.DS-113I Lost Control of Myself  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 113
g.DS-114The Land of Make Believe  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 108
h.DS-115That "Please Be Minable" Feeling  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 115
i.DS-116Dancing In the Street  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 116
j.DS-117You're So Different  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 117
k.DS-118I Wouldn't Have Known It  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 118
l.DS-119Let's Get Happy  (unknown)
     Davis & Schwegler 78: 119
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 757

Juanelda Carter (v) on i, j, k only. Nat "King" Cole (v) on h, i only. Omit King Cole's Swingsters (v) on g, h, i, j, k. Bonnie Lake (v) on e, f, g only.


Date: February 1940
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Quartet (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d)

a.AM-521-AI Like To Riff  (Nat Cole)
     Ammor 78: 108
b.AM-522-AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Ammor 78: 108
c.AM-523-2Black Spider Stomp  (unknown)
     Ammor 78: 109
d.AM-524-2By The River Ste. Marie  (Harry Warren, Edgar Leslie)
     Ammor 78: 109
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 757

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c, d.


Date: July 22, 1940
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole's Swingsters (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Maxine Johnson (v)

a.DST-283AI'm a Perfect Fool Over You  (unknown)
b.DST-283BNever Mind Baby  (unknown)
c.DST-283CLovely Little Person  (unknown)
d.DST-283DGoin' To Town With Honey  (unknown)
e.DST-283ESyncopated Lullaby  (unknown)
f.DST-283FFallin' In and Out of Love  (unknown)
g.DST-284ALet's Do Things  (unknown)
h.DST-284BLove Me Sooner  (unknown)
i.DST-284CJumpy Jitters  (unknown)
j.DST-284DNothing Ever Happens  (unknown)
k.DST-284ESentimental Blue  (unknown)
l.DST-284FWhat 'Cha Doin' To My Heart  (unknown)
All titles on: -     Savoy LP 12": 1205
-     Classics CD: 773

Nat "King" Cole (v) on g, i, j, l only. Maxine Johnson (v) on a, c, h, k only.


Date: December 6, 1940
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.DLA-2255-ASweet Lorraine  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
     Decca 78: 8520
b.DLA-2256-AHoneysuckle Rose  (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
     Decca 78: 8535
c.DLA-2257-AGone With The Draft  (Dramin, Wesley Prince, Nat Cole)
     Decca 78: 8535
d.DLA-2258-AThis Side Up  (unknown)
     Decca 78: 8520
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 773

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, d.


Date: March 14, 1941
Location: Chicago

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), King Cole Trio (v)

a.93596-ABabs  (Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young)
     Decca 78: 8541
b.93597-AScotchin' With the Soda  (unknown)
     Decca 78: 8556
c.93598-ASlow Down  (unknown)
     Decca 78: 8556
d.93599-AEarly Morning Blues  (Nat Cole)
     Decca 78: 8541
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 773

Omit Nat "King" Cole (p) on c. Nat "King" Cole (v) on c only. Omit King Cole Trio (v) on c, d.


Date: July 16, 1941
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), King Cole Trio (v)

a.69504-AThis Will Make You Laugh - 03:14  (Irene Higginbotham)
     Decca 78: 8571
b.69505-AStop! The Red Light's On - 02:36  (T. Miller)
     Decca 78: 8592
c.69506-AHit the Ramp - 03:20  (Nat Cole, Oscar Moore)
     Decca 78: 8571
d.69507-AI Like To Riff - 02:45  (Nat Cole)
     Decca 78: 8592
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 786

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, c. King Cole Trio (v) on b only.


Date: October 22, 1941
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), King Cole Trio (v)

a.69580-ACall the Police - 03:07  (Nat Cole)
     Decca 78: 8604
b.69581-AAre You Fer It? - 03:07  (Nat Cole, Lee)
     Decca 78: 8604
c.69582-AThat Ain't Right - 03:13  (Nat Cole)
     Decca 78: 8630
d.69583-AHit That Jive, Jack! - 02:55  (Cambell "Skeets" Talbert, John Alston)
     Decca 78: 8630
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 786

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a, d. Omit King Cole Trio (v) on b, c.


Date: July 15, 1942
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Lester Young Red Callendar Trio (ldr), Lester Young (ts), Red Callender (b), Nat "King" Cole (p)

a.1000Back Home Again In Indiana - 04:52  (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
b.1001I Can't Get Started - 04:52  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
c.1002Tea For Two - 04:46  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
d.1003Body And Soul - 05:09  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
All titles on: -     Philo 78 12" Album: 1000/1/2/3
-     Classics CD: 786

On the original release, the two 12" 78rpm album, the cover billed King Cole Lester Young Red Callender Trio and the labels said Lester Young Trio.


Date: October 11, 1942
Location: CPM, LA

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Red Callender (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.RR8113-CVom, Vim, Veedle - 02:57  (Scherman, Jaxon)
     Excelsior 78: 00102
b.RR8114-CAll For You - 03:22  (R. Scherman)
     Excelsior 78: 00103
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 786
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: March 1, 1943
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.MA0-2961Let's Spring One - 02:39  (Otis Rene)
     Excelsior 78: SC-107
b.Beautiful Moons Ago - 02:22  (Oscar Moore, Nat Cole)
     Excelsior 78: SC-106
c.MA0-2963Pitchin' Up A Boogie - 03:07  (Cab Calloway, Buster Harding, Nat Cole)
     Excelsior 78: SC-104
d.MA0-2966I'm Lost - 03:06  (Otis Rene)
     Excelsior 78: SC-105
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 786
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 2, 1943
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.IA-2078F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 03:02  (Nat Cole)
     Premier 78: KC100
b.IA-2079My Lips Remember Your Kisses - 03:03  (Scherman, Siegel, May)
     Premier 78: KC100
c.IA-2080Got A Penny - 02:32  (Scherman, May)
     Premier 78: KC103
d.IA-2081Let's Pretend - 02:12  (R. Scherman)
     Premier 78: KC103
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 786
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a.


Date: November 30, 1943
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.123-4Straighten Up And Fly Right - 02:23  (Irving Mills, Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 154
b.124-4Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 02:54  (Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
     Capitol 78: 169
c.125-2Jumpin' At Capitol - 02:25  (N. Robinson)
     Capitol 78: 10038
d.126-1If You Can't Smile And Say Yes - 03:04  (Rogers)
     Capitol 78: 192
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 804
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c.


Date: December 15, 1943
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.139-1Sweet Lorraine - 03:07  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
     Capitol 78: 20009
     Classics CD: 804
b.140-1Embraceable You - 03:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Capitol 78: 20009
     Classics CD: 804
c.140-2Embraceable You - 03:17  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.141-4It's Only A Paper Moon - 02:53  (Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
     Capitol 78: 20012
     Classics CD: 804
e.142-1I Just Can't See For Lookin' - 03:05  (Robinson, Stamford)
     Capitol 78: 154
     Classics CD: 804
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: January 17, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p)

a.182-1The Man I Love - 03:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Capitol 78: 20010
b.183-1Body And Soul - 03:18  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
     Capitol 78: 20010
c.184-1Prelude In C Sharp Minor - 02:54  (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
     Capitol 78: 20011
d.185-1What Is This Thing Called Love - 02:55  (Cole Porter)
     Capitol 78: 20011
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 804
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: February 1944
Location: New York

King Cole Quintette (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Shad Collins (t), Gene Englund (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), J. C. Heard (d)

a.1010Heads  (Illinois Jacquet)
     Disc 78: 2010
b.1011Pro-Sky  (unknown)
     Disc 78: 2011
c.1012It Had To Be You  (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
     Disc 78: 2010
d.1013I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 804


Date: March 6, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.211-2After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It - 02:45  (Irving Berlin)
b.212-2Look What You've Done To Me - 03:01  (Conrad, Gottler, Mitchell)
     Capitol 78: 20064
c.213-2Easy Listening Blues - 03:09  (N. Robinson)
     Capitol 78: 20012
d.214-2I Realize Now - 03:07  (Miller, Cowan)
     Capitol 78: 169
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 804
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c.


Date: November 28, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.335-5Please Consider Me - 03:12  (unknown)
b.336-6Bring Another Drink - 02:18  (Branker, Bell)
     Capitol 78: 192
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 861
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: February 27, 1945
Location: New York

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.VP-1209If You Can't Smile And Say Yes  (Rogers)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 437
b.VP-1209A Pile O' Cole  (Nat Cole)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 437
c.VP-1213Any Old Time  (Artie Shaw)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 455
d.VP-1213Bring Another Drink  (Branker, Bell)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 455
e.VP-1214Candy  (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, Mack David)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 499
f.VP-1214A Trio Grooves In Brooklyn  (Nat Cole)
     V-Disc V-Disc: 499
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 861

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, f.


Date: March 30, 1945
Location: Los Angeles

The Capitol International Jazzmen (ldr), Buster Bailey (cl), Benny Carter (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bill Coleman (t), Oscar Moore (g), John Kirby (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Max Roach (d), Kay Starr (v)

a.599-3You Can Depend On Me  (Earl "Fatha" Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap)
     Capitol 78: 283
b.600-3If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight  (Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson)
     Capitol 78: 10031
c.601-2Stormy Weather  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Capitol 78: 283
d.602-5Riffamarole  (unknown)
     Capitol 78: 10031
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 861

Omit Kay Starr (v) on a, d.


Date: April 13, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.612-5I'd Love To Make Love To You - 03:08  (Robert Emmerich, Ruth Pohl)
b.613-1I'm A Shy Guy - 02:52  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 208
c.614-1Katusha - 02:29  (Blanter, Singer, Hy Zaret)
d.615-5It Only Happens Once - 02:51  (Frankie Laine)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 861
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Nat Cole Trio (ldr) on a only. Oscar Moore (g) on a only. Johnny Miller (b) on a only. Nat "King" Cole (p) on a only. Nat "King" Cole (v) on a only.


Date: May 19, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.643-3You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 02:49  (Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
     Capitol LP 12": T2529
b.644-1Don't Blame Me - 03:22  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
     Capitol 78: 15110
c.645-2I'm In the Mood For Love - 02:55  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
d.646-1What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 02:32  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
     Capitol LP 12": T591
e.647-1I'm Through With Love - 02:54  (Matt Malneck, Joe Livingston, Gus Kahn)
     Capitol 78: 20064
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 861
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: May 23, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.651-4Barcarolle - 03:04  (Jacques Offenbach)
     Classics CD: 861
b.652-1To A Wild Rose - 03:11  (E. McDowell)
     Classics CD: 861
c.653-1Sweet Georgia Brown - 02:16  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
     Capitol 78: 239
     Classics CD: 861
d.654-5I Thought You Ought To Know - 02:51  (Tommy Dilbeck, Cecil Carter)
     Capitol 78: 208
     Classics CD: 893
e.655-3It Only Happens Once - 02:54  (Frankie Laine)
     Capitol 78: 15358
     Classics CD: 893
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on d, e only.


Date: June 9, 1945
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Quintette, Herbie Haymer Quintet (ldr), Herbert Haymer (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), John Simmons (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Buddy Rich (d)

a.SRC-110-1Black Market Stuff  (unknown)
     Sunset 78: 7561
b.SRC-111-3Laguna Leap  (unknown)
     Sunset 78: 7561
c.SRC-112-2I'll Never Be The Same  (Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
     Sunset 78: 10055
d.SRC-113-1Swingin' On Central  (unknown)
     Sunset 78: 10055
e.142Nat's Kick - Part 1  (unknown)
     Swing (F) 78: 370
f.143Nat's Kick - Part 2  (unknown)
     Swing (F) 78: 370
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 893

King Cole Quintette (ldr) on e, f only. Omit Herbie Haymer Quintet (ldr) on e, f.


Date: August 2, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.750-5I Call My Papa (Fla-Ga-La-Pa) - 03:07  (Fisher, Roberts, Alfred)
b.751-3It Is Better To Be By Yourself - 02:56  (Nat Cole)
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 893
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: October 11, 1945
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.765-9It Is Better To Be By Yourself - 02:53  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 239
b.766-7Come To Baby, Do - 03:03  (S. Miller, Inez James)
     Capitol 78: 224
c.767-3The Frim Fram Sauce - 03:15  (Joe Richardel, Redd Evans)
     Capitol 78: 224
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 893
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: October 18, 1945
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.773-16Homeward Bound - 03:09  (Leonard Feather)
b.774-9I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm - 02:18  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol EP: 2-514
c.775-2This Way Out - 03:00  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 20061
d.776-2I Know That You Know - 02:28  (Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
     Capitol 78: 20062
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 893
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c, d.


Date: December 4, 1945
Location: MCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.840-2But She's My Buddy's Chick - 02:51  (Oliver, Atkinson)
b.840-3But She's My Buddy's Chick - 02:53  (Oliver, Atkinson)
     Classics CD: 893
c.841-3Oh, But I Do - 02:47  (Fitzgerald, Mayme Watts)
     Capitol (Au) LP 12": SCA-076
     Classics CD: 893
d.842-3How Does It Feel - 02:53  (Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
     Capitol LP 12": ST310
     Classics CD: 893
e.843-1You Must Be Blind - 02:47  (Nat Cole)
     Classics CD: 893
f.844-2Loan Me Two Till Tuesday - 02:35  (T. Miller)
     Classics CD: 893
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

842-3 was issued on Capitol ST310 with a new rhythm and string section.


Date: February 16, 1946
Location: Los Angeles

The Keynoters (ldr), Red Callender (b), Nat "King" Cole, Willie Smith (p), Jackie Mills (d)

a.HL-121-2I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me  (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Emarcy LP 12": MG26000
b.HL-122-4The Way You Look Tonight  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
     Keynote 78: 629
c.HL-123-2Airiness A La Nat  (unknown)
     Keynote 78: 629
d.HL-124-3My Old Flame  (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
     Emarcy LP 12": MG26000
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 938

Cole plays under the name of Lord Calvert for this session.


Date: March 15, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1027-2I'm In the Mood For Love - 03:10  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
     Capitol 78: 20063
     Classics CD: 938
b.1028-5I Don't Know Why - 03:06  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
c.1028-6I Don't Know Why - 03:09  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
     Capitol 78: 20062
     Classics CD: 938
d.1029-1(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 03:00  (Bobby Troup)
     Capitol 78: 256
     Classics CD: 938
e.1030-1Everyone Is Saying Hello Again - 02:36  (Malone, Segal)
     Capitol 78: 256
     Classics CD: 938
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: probably March, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p)

a.F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 00:51  (Nat Cole)
b.F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 02:02  (Nat Cole)
Both titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: March 20, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.ET795-2Just You, Just Me - 03:19  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
b.ET796-1Just You, Just Me - 03:19  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
c.ET796-2I've Got The World On A String - 03:17  (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
d.ET797-2Rex Rhumba - 03:30  (Nat Cole)
e.ET798-1But She's My Buddy's Chick - 02:29  (Oliver, Atkinson)
f.ET798-2Chant Of The Blues - 03:47  (Nat Cole)
g.ET799-1Rock-A-Bye Basie - 03:20  (Collins, Lester Young, Count Basie)
h.ET799-3Lester Leaps In - 02:28  (Lester Young)
i.ET800-1I Don't Know Why - 02:46  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
j.ET800-2I Want To Be Happy - 02:14  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
k.ET800-3I Know That You Know - 02:21  (Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on c, e, f, i only.


Date: early April, 1946
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.JDB-178(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66  (Bobby Troup)
     Classics CD: 938
         
 


Date: April 5, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1069-4What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 02:58  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
b.1069-5What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 03:00  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
     Capitol 78: 20061
     Classics CD: 938
c.1070-1To A Wild Rose - 03:08  (E. McDowell)
d.1070-2To A Wild Rose - 03:13  (E. McDowell)
     Capitol 78: 20063
     Classics CD: 938
e.1071-2Baby, Baby All The Time - 03:11  (Bobby Troup)
     Classics CD: 938
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c, d.


Date: April 11, 1946
Location: Los Angelse

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.ET1015-1I Don't Know Why - 02:45  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
b.ET1015-2This Way Out - 02:30  (Nat Cole)
c.ET1016-1Baby, Baby All The Time - 03:13  (Bobby Troup)
d.ET1016-2Somebody Loves Me - 03:18  (George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
e.ET1017-1Too Marvelous For Words - 02:48  (Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
f.ET1018-1Honeysuckle Rose - 02:17  (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
g.ET1018-2How Does It Feel - 03:10  (Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
h.ET1019-2Loan Me Two Till Tuesday - 02:21  (T. Miller)
i.ET1020-1What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 02:00  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
j.ET1020-2You Name It - 01:54  (Nat Cole)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, d, f, j.


Date: April 17, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1080-2Could 'Ja - 03:03  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
b.1080-4Could 'Ja - 03:00  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
     Capitol 78: 20128
     Classics CD: 938
c.1081-3Baby, Baby All The Time - 02:58  (Bobby Troup)
d.1081-4Baby, Baby All The Time - 02:59  (Bobby Troup)
     Capitol 78: 15165
     Classics CD: 938
e.1082-1Oh, But I Do - 02:37  (Fitzgerald, Mayme Watts)
     Capitol 78: 274
     Classics CD: 938
f.1083-4Rex Rhumba - 03:15  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 15240
     Classics CD: 938
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on f.


Date: April 18, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.ET1040-1How High The Moon - 03:57  (Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
b.ET1040-2You Call It Madness But I Call It Love - 03:25  (Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad)
c.ET1041-1Tiny's Exercise - 02:49  (T. Grimes)
d.ET1042-2After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It - 02:33  (Irving Berlin)
e.ET1043-1Body And Soul - 03:45  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
f.ET1043-2On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 02:58  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
g.ET1044-1I'd Love To Make Love To You - 02:49  (Robert Emmerich, Ruth Pohl)
h.ET1044-2Homeward Bound - 02:59  (Leonard Feather)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a, c, e, h.


Date: April 24, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.ET1058-1What Is This Thing Called Love - 02:39  (Cole Porter)
b.ET1059-1Mabel, Mabel - 03:15  (Ervin Drake, J. Shirl, Manners)
c.ET1059-3Swinging The Blues - 02:08  (Ed Durham, Count Basie)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b only.


Date: April 25, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.ET1060-1Beautiful Moons Ago - 02:46  (Oscar Moore, Nat Cole)
b.ET1060-2I Got Rhythm - 02:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.ET1061-1Could 'Ja - 03:00  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
d.ET1061-2One O'Clock Jump - 02:51  (Ed Durham, Smith, Oran "Hot Lips" Page)
e.ET1062-2How Deep Is The Ocean - 02:53  (Irving Berlin)
f.ET1063-1(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 03:22  (Bobby Troup)
g.ET1063-2Cole Slaw - 01:45  (Nat Cole)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, d, g.


Date: May 1, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1095-3But She's My Buddy's Chick - 03:05  (Oliver, Atkinson)
     Capitol 78: 328
b.1096-3You Call It Madness But I Call It Love - 03:02  (Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad)
     Capitol 78: 274
c.1097-1Homeward Bound - 02:57  (Leonard Feather)
d.1098-3Chant Of The Blues - 03:10  (Nat Cole)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 938
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on c.


Date: June 14, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.956-5The Christmas Song - 03:11  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
     Capitol (Ger) LP 12": 1CO56-85613
b.957-3You Should Have Told Me - 02:51  (Evans, Bellin, Harold Barnes)
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 938
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 19, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Charlie Grean (a), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), unknown (str, hrp), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Parker (d)

a.980-4The Best Man - 03:06  (Roy Alfred, Fred Wise)
     Capitol 78: 304
b.981-2The Christmas Song - 03:10  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
     Capitol 78: 311
c.982-3You Should Have Told Me - 02:56  (Evans, Bellin, Harold Barnes)
     Capitol 78: 356
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Charlie Grean (a) on b only. unknown (str) on b only. unknown (hrp) on b only.


Date: August 22, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.983-5I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - 02:51  (Deek Watson, William Best)
     Capitol 78: 304
     Classics CD: 1005
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 


Date: September 6, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.987-9In The Cool Of The Evening - 02:53  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 311
b.988-3That's The Beginning Of the End - 03:02  (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
     Capitol 78: 328
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a.


Date: September 17, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.995-4If You Don't Like My Apples - 02:58  (Nat Cole, Werner, Werner (a), Moreno)
     Classics CD: 1005
     Classics CD: 1005
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 


Date: October 30, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p)

a.1263-4Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 02:53  (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
     Capitol 78: 10074
     Classics CD: 1005
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 


Date: December 17, 1946
Location: NYC

The Metronome All Stars (ldr), Johnny Hodges (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Charlie Shavers (t), Lawrence Brown (tb), Bob Aherny (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Buddy Rich (d), June Christy, Frank Sinatra (v)

a.CO-37177-1Sweet Lorraine - 03:08  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
     Columbia 78: 37293
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65240 - Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits
     Columbia CD: C4K 40343 - The Voice - The Columbia Years 1943-1952
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 48673 - The Columbia Years 1943 - 1952 The Complete Recordings (1993)
b.CO-37178-1Nat Meets June  (unknown)
     Columbia LP 12": CL 2528
     Harmony LP 12": HL 7044
c.CO-37178-2Nat Meets June  (unknown)
         
 

Omit Bob Aherny (g) on a. Omit June Christy (v) on a. Frank Sinatra (v) on a only.


Date: December 18, 1946
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1268-5I Want To Thank Your Folks - 03:10  (Bernie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
     Capitol 78: 356
b.1269-5You're The Cream In My Coffee - 02:27  (Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Lew Brown)
     Capitol 78: 10086
c.1270-2Come In Out Of The Rain - 02:53  (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman)
     Capitol 78: 418
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: December 30, 1946
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1273-2You Don't Learn That In School - 03:04  (Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher)
     Capitol 78: 393
b.1274-3You Be You (But Let Me Be Me) - 03:06  (Ellis)
     Capitol ET: B-566
c.1275-2Can You Look Me In The Eyes ( And Say We're Through) - 02:45  (Herrick, McMichael)
     Capitol 78: 418
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: January 21, 1947
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1287-3Give Me Twenty Nickels - 03:06  (Wolf, Brandt)
     Classics CD: 1005
b.1288-3Meet Me At No Special Place - 03:10  (Robinson, Pyle, Terker)
     Capitol 78: 393
     Classics CD: 1005
c.1289-2If You Don't Like My Apples - 02:38  (Nat Cole, Werner, Werner (a), Moreno)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: June 13, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2050-4Naughty Angeline - 02:40  (Allan Roberts, Lester Lee)
     Capitol 78: 437
b.2051-2I Miss You So - 03:02  (Jimmy Henderson, Bertha Scott, Sid Robin)
     Capitol 78: 444
c.2052-3That's What - 02:22  (Nat Cole, Oscar Moore)
     Capitol 78: 437
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: July 2, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2085-5Honeysuckle Rose - 02:37  (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
     Capitol 78: 10102
b.2086-4Thanks For You - 03:05  (Bernie D. Hanighen, Wright)
c.2093-2It's Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight - 03:12  (Duke Ellington, Don George)
     Capitol ET: B-566
d.2097-1For Once In Your Life - 02:55  (Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher)
     Capitol ET: B-566
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1005
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a.


Date: July 3, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2102-2I Think You Get What I Mean - 02:38  (B. Black)
     Capitol 78: 444
b.2102-1(Everyone Has Someone) But All I've Got Is Me - 02:50  (Nat Cole, Don George)
     Capitol LP 12": W514
c.2103-1Now He Tells Me - 03:05  (Wolf, Brandt)
d.2104-2I Can't Be Bothered - 02:43  (Billy Austin)
     Capitol LP 12": W514
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1031
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 6, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2134-3When I Take My Sugar To Tea - 02:21  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman)
     Capitol 78: 813
b.2135-1Rhumba Azul - 02:32  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 10103
c.2136-2What'll I Do - 03:02  (Irving Berlin)
     Capitol 78: 15019
d.2137-3I Never Had A Chance - 02:49  (Irving Berlin)
     Capitol ET: B-392
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1031
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b.


Date: August 7, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2138-4This Is My Night To Dream - 02:22  (James Monaco, Johnny Burke)
     Capitol 78: 10103
b.2139-3Makin' Whoopee - 02:29  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
     Capitol 78: 10101
c.2141-1There I've Said It Again - 03:10  (Dave Mann, Redd Evans)
     Capitol LP 12": W514
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1031
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 8, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2142-3I'll String Along With You - 03:11  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
     Capitol 78: 10102
b.2143-5Ooh, Kickeroonie - 02:22  (Nat Cole, Dickinson, May)
c.2144-3The Trouble With Me Is You - 02:22  (Roy Alfred, Fisher)
     Capitol 78: 680
d.2145-1Too Marvelous For Words - 02:31  (Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
     Capitol 78: 10101
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1031
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 13, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p)

a.2147-1Three Little Words - 02:37  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
     Capitol 78: 10190
b.2153-3Moonlight In Vermont - 03:10  (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
     Capitol LP 12": H156
c.2154-1Poor Butterfly - 02:32  (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
     Capitol LP 12": H156
d.2155-2How High The Moon - 02:39  (Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
     Capitol 78: 10191
e.2156-1I'll Never Be The Same - 02:48  (Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
     Capitol 78: 10190
f.2157-1These Foolish Things - 03:12  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
     Capitol 78: 10189
g.2158-3Cole Capers - 01:54  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 10189
h.2159-1Blues In My Shower - 02:50  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 10191
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1031
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 15, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, cel, v)

a.2163-3I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours - 02:10  (Traditional)
     Capitol LP 12": H3070
b.2164-3Ke Mo Ki Mo (The Magic Song) - 02:19  (Roy Alfred, Bob Hilliard)
     Capitol 78: 7-25009
c.2165-4Three Blind Mice - 02:33  (Traditional)
     Capitol LP 12": H3070
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (p) on c only. Omit Nat "King" Cole (cel) on c.

Possibly, the celeste on this session is played by Buddy Cole.


Date: August 20, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Mercer (v)

a.2184-3Save The Bones For Henry Jones - 02:38  (Danny Barker, Lee)
     Capitol 78: 15000
b.2185-3My Baby Likes To Be-Bop - 02:25  (W. Bishop)
     Capitol 78: 15026
c.2186-2Harmony - 02:55  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Capitol 78: 15000
d.2187-5You Can't Make Money Dreamin' - 02:28  (Shand, Dunham)
     Capitol 78: 15026
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 22, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Frank DeVol (con, a), orchestra (acc), Jules Kinsler (r), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Buddy Cole (cel), Harry Bluestone (vn)

a.2172-3There's A Train Out For Dreamland - 02:35  (Carl Kress, Heider)
     Capitol 78: 7-25011
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
b.2191-2My Sleepy Head - 02:43  (Coleman, Secon)
     Capitol 78: 7-25010
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
c.2192Brahm's Lullaby  (Johann Brahms)
     Capitol CD: 7946852
d.2193-1Nature Boy - 02:37  (Eden Ahbez)
     Capitol 78: 15054
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
e.2197-2Wildroot Charlie - 02:39  (Nat Cole)
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062

Buddy Cole (cel) on a only.


Date: August 27, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2210-2Nursery Rhymes Medley - 02:45  (Traditional)
     Capitol 78: 7-25010
b.2211-3Old MacDonald Had A Farm - 02:40  (T. D'Urfey)
     Capitol 78: 7-25009
c.2212-2The Three Trees - 02:40  (McNaughton)
     Capitol 78: 7-25011
d.2213-2Laguna Mood - 02:55  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 15201
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on d.

Nursery Rhyme Medley consists of Mary Had A Little Lamb, London Bridge, Go In And Out The Window and Pop Goes The Weasel.

Sound effects by Pinto Colvig.


Date: August 28, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2220-3I'm A Little Ashamed - 02:39  (Rifkin, Miles)
b.2221-3Now He Tells Me - 02:33  (Wolf, Brandt)
     Capitol 78: 15011
c.2222-2That's A Natural Fact - 02:34  (Nat Cole, Dexter)
     Capitol 78: 15320
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: August 29, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2226-4Lament In Chords - 02:57  (Oscar Moore)
     Capitol ET: B-392
b.2227-3You've Got Another Heart On Your Hands - 02:19  (unknown)
c.2228-2Baby I Need You - 02:45  (Farrar, Connaway)
d.2229-3Those Things Money Can't Buy - 02:47  (Ruth Poll, Al Goodheart)
     Capitol 78: 15011
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1062
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: October 28, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1749-5Love Nest - 02:33  (Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach)
     Capitol EP: EAP3-514
b.1950-3Dream A Little Dream Of Me - 02:49  (Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)
     Capitol EP: EAP3-514
c.1951-3Then I'll Be Tired Of You - 03:09  (Arthur Schwartz, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
     Capitol ET: B-392
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 3, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1952-6Money Is Honey - 02:51  (Hopkins, Leo Robin)
b.1953-1Little Girl - 02:23  (Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
     Capitol 78: 15165
c.1954-2Who's Telling You Lies - 03:01  (unknown)
d.1955-3No Moon At All - 02:56  (Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
     Capitol 78: 15358
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 4, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1956-5I Feel So Smoochie - 02:38  (Phil Moore)
     Capitol 78: 15019
b.1957-1A Boy From Texas - A Girl From Tennessee - 02:39  (Segal, McCarthy, Brooks)
     Capitol 78: 15085
c.1958-2When You Walked Out With Shoes On - 02:35  (unknown)
d.1959-2That's The Kind Of Girl I Dream Of - 02:22  (Segal, Fisher)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 5, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1960-3It's The Sentimental Thing To Do - 03:05  (Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher)
     Capitol 78: 15080
b.1961-2I've Only Myself To Blame - 02:59  (Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
     Capitol 78: 15036
c.1962-2It's Like Taking Candy From A Baby - 02:45  (Bob Russell, Russell, Cowan)
d.1963-2You've Changed - 03:03  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 6, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1964-4The Geek - 03:11  (Nat Cole, Fisher)
     Capitol 78: 15036
b.1965-3Confess - 02:56  (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
     Capitol ET: B-391
c.1966-1If I Had You - 03:00  (Ted Shapiro, Reg Connelly, Jimmy Campbell)
     Capitol 78: F813
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on a.


Date: November 7, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.1967-7Flo And Joe - 02:40  (Leeds, Varnick)
     Capitol 78: 15320
b.1968-2If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon - 03:19  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Capitol 78: 15418
c.1969-2I'm Gonna Spank My Heart - 02:52  (Pack, Jones)
d.1970-2I See By The Papers - 02:45  (Johnson, Reif, George)
e.1971-1Return Trip - 02:59  (Irving Ashby)
     Capitol 78: F15843
f.1995-3A Woman Always Understands - 03:00  (Roy Alfred, Fisher)
     Capitol 78: 15224
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1135
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on e.


Date: November 24, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2529-6Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon - 02:39  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Capitol 78: 15080
b.2530-2Blue And Sentimental - 02:33  (Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
c.2531-4I've Got A Way With Women - 02:43  (Roy Alfred, Wise, Silver)
     Capitol 78: 15110
d.2532-2My Fair Lady - 03:07  (Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman)
     Capitol 78: 15085
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1155
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: November 29, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2544-3I Wish I Had The Blues Again - 03:05  (Alec Wilder, E. Finckel)
b.2545-4Didn't I Tell You So? - 02:35  (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
c.2546-5Lost April - 03:00  (Leslie, Newman)
     Capitol ET: B-392
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1155
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: December 20, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Carlyle Hall (a), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), unknown (str), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.2928-3Lost April - 02:55  (Leslie, Newman)
     Capitol 78: 15054
b.2929-5Lillette - 02:59  (J. Gold)
     Capitol 78: 15224
c.2930-2Monday Again - 03:11  (B. Belle, S. Rhodes, Klein)
d.2931-3Lulubelle - 02:12  (Nat Cole, Liebman, Romero)
     Capitol EP: EAP2
e.2932-1It's So Hard To Laugh (It's So Easy To Cry) - 03:03  (Segal, Fisher)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1155
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Carlyle Hall (a) on a only. unknown (str) on a only.


Date: December 21, 1947
Location: New York

Pete Rugolo (a), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Art Pepper, George Weidler (as), Bob Cooper, Joe "Flip" Phillips, Warren Weidler (ts), Bob Gioga (bar), Buddy Childers, Dizzy Gillespie, Ken Hanna, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bill Harris (tb), Bart Varselona (bt), Billy Bauer (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich (d)

a.2933-4Leap Here  (unknown)
b.2934-4Metronome Riff  (Pete Rugolo)
Both titles on: -     Capitol 78: 15039
-     Classics CD: 1155

Omit Art Pepper (as) on a. Omit George Weidler (as) on a. Omit Bob Cooper (ts) on a. Omit Warren Weidler (ts) on a. Omit Bob Gioga (bar) on a. Omit Buddy Childers (t) on a. Omit Ken Hanna (t) on a. Omit Al Porcino (t) on a. Omit Ray Wetzel (t) on a. Omit Milt Bernhart (tb) on a. Omit Harry Betts (tb) on a. Omit Harry Forbes (tb) on a. Omit Bart Varselona (bt) on a. Omit Shelly Manne (d) on a.


Date: December 21, 1948
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Carlyle Hall (a), unknown (r, frh, str), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.3808-2Portrait Of Jennie - 02:58
b.3809-4It Only Happens Once - 03:03  (Frankie Laine)
c.3810-1My Mother Told Me - 02:41  (Nat Cole, George)
d.3811-4Bang Bang Boogie - 02:42  (Levy, Gannaway, Kuller)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1155
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Carlyle Hall (a) on a only. unknown (r) on a only. unknown (frh) on a only. unknown (str) on a only.


Date: January 14, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Carlyle Hall (a), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), unknown (str), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.3381-3Portrait Of Jennie - 03:05
     Capitol 78: 15387
b.3382-1Don't Cry, Cry Baby - 03:05  (Maher, Martini, Sid Tepper)
     Capitol 78: 15418
c.3384-2An Old Piano Plays The Blues - 03:20  (Allen, George)
     Capitol 78: 15387
d.3384-2How Lonely Can You Get - 02:59  (G. Kilham)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1155
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Carlyle Hall (a) on a only. unknown (str) on a only.


Date: March 22, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.3741-2Laugh! Cool Clown - 03:18  (Ruggero Leoncavallo)
     Capitol 78: 57-643
b.3742-2Bop-Kick - 02:35  (Nat Cole)
     Capitol 78: 57-641
c.3743-1For All We Know - 03:00  (Sam M. Lewis, John Fred Coots)
     Capitol 78: 57-643
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1196
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on b only. Jack Costanzo (cng) on b only. Nat "King" Cole (v) on c only.


Date: March 29, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (a), Sid Cooper (f, cl), Al Richman (frh), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Mel Zelnick (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), George Koch, Zelly Smirnoff, Lou Stone, Frank York, George Zorning (vn), Dick Freitag, Rudy Sims (vl), Pete Makas, Ray Sabinsky (vc), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a.3750-3Land Of Love (Come My Love And Live With Me) - 03:14  (Eden Ahbez)
     Capitol 78: 57-716
b.3751-3Lush Life - 03:15  (Billy Strayhorn)
     Capitol 78: 57-606
c.3752-3Lillian - 02:42  (George, Werner, Weidler)
     Capitol 78: 57-606
d.3753-2'Tis Autumn - 03:06  (Henry Nemo)
     Capitol 78: 57-642
e.3754-3Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 02:38  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
     Capitol 78: 57-642
f.3755-1I Used To Love You - 02:58  (Albert von Tilzer, Brown)
     Capitol 78: 57-641
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1196
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Sid Cooper (f) on a, b only. Sid Cooper (cl) on a, b only. Al Richman (frh) on a, b only. Mel Zelnick (d) on a, b only. Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on c, d. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on c, d. George Koch (vn) on a, b only. Zelly Smirnoff (vn) on a, b only. Lou Stone (vn) on a, b only. Frank York (vn) on a, b only. George Zorning (vn) on a, b only. Dick Freitag (vl) on a, b only. Rudy Sims (vl) on a, b only. Pete Makas (vc) on a, b only. Ray Sabinsky (vc) on a, b only. Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on c only.


Date: March 30, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.3756-5Etymology (The Language Of Love) - 02:39  (Roy Alfred)
b.3757-2Peaches - 02:37  (T. Gibbs)
c.3758-3Last But Not Least - 02:33  (T. Gibbs)
d.3759-3I Wake Up Screaming Dreaming Of You - 02:37  (Nat Cole, George)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1196
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b, c.


Date: May 7, 1949
Location: Bop City, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Milt Jackson (vib), Jack Costanzo (bo), June Christy (v)

a.Nat Meets June  (unknown)
         
 

There are other Nat Cole Trio performances on this date without June Christy


Date: May 20, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con, a), orchestra (acc), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Maria Cole (v), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a.3788-5It Was So Good While It Lasted - 02:47  (Ackers, Poll)
     Capitol 78: 818
b.3790-5I Get Sentimental Over Nothing - 03:06  (Nat Cole, Allton)
     Capitol 78: 57-705
c.3791-3Who Do You Know In Heaven - 02:38  (Peter DeRose, Al Stillman)
     Capitol 78: 57-680
d.3792-1Your Voice - 02:17  (Sidney Lippman)
     Capitol 78: 57-705
e.3793-2A Little Yellow Ribbon (In Her Hair) - 02:24  (Davis, Silver)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1196
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Pete Rugolo (con) on a only. orchestra (acc) on a only. Jack Costanzo (bo) on d, e only. Jack Costanzo (cng) on d, e only. Maria Cole (v) on d only. Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on b, c only.


Date: July 26, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.4980/51679-1My Mother Told Me - 02:55  (Nat Cole, George)
     Capitol 78: 57-70050
     Classics CD: 1196
b.4981/51678-1Exactly Like You - 02:39  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Capitol 78: 57-70050
     Classics CD: 1196
c.Part Of Me - 03:21  (Nat Cole)
d.What Have You Got In Those Eyes - 02:31  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
e.Top Hat Bop - 03:12  (Irving Ashby)
f.Go Bongo - 03:05  (Nat Cole, Jack Costanzo)
g.Rhumba Blues - 02:34  (Nat Cole)
h.The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - 02:28  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on a, c, d. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on a, c, d. Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on e, f, g.


Date: August 2, 1949
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), The Starlighters (bkv)

a.4754-4All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - 02:29  (D. Gardner)
     Capitol 78: 57-90036
b.4755-2You Can't Lose A Broken Heart - 02:57  (James P. Johnson, Flournoy Miller)
     Capitol 78: 57-749
c.4756-1Bang Bang Boogie - 02:56  (Levy, Gannaway, Kuller)
     Capitol 78: 818
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1196
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on b. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on b. Omit The Starlighters (bkv) on c.


Date: September 9, 1949
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g, per), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng, per), unknown (bkv)

a.4976-1(Here Is My Heart) Nalani - 02:56  (Gerda, Issacs)
     Capitol 78: 57-749
b.4977-1The Horse Told Me - 02:59  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Capitol 78: 852
c.4978-1Don't Shove, I'm Leaving - 02:43  (Parman, Murdock)
     Capitol 78: 852
d.4979-1Calypso Blues - 02:59  (Nat Cole, Don George)
     Capitol 78: 915
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1305
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Irving Ashby (g) on b, d. Omit Joe Comfort (b) on d. Omit Nat "King" Cole (p) on d. Jack Costanzo (bo) on d only. Jack Costanzo (cng) on d only. Irving Ashby (per) on b only. Jack Costanzo (per) on b only. unknown (bkv) on a only.


Date: November 7, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Gene Orloff (vn), Woody Herman (v)

a.4314-4Mule Train - 02:54  (Lange, Heath, Glickman)
b.4315-4My Baby Just Cares For Me - 02:45  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Both titles on: -     Capitol 78: 57-787
-     Classics CD: 1305
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Gene Orloff (vn) on b.


Date: January 5, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Charlie Barnet (ts), Ernie Royal (t), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Earl Hyde (d), Nellie Lutcher (v)

a.5366-3For You My Love - 02:24  (P. Gayten)
b.5371-4Can I Come In For A Second? - 02:48  (Sammy Cahn)
Both titles on: -     Capitol 78: 847
-     Classics CD: 1305
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)


Date: February 9, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (cng), The Girl Trio, The Starlighters (bkv)

a.5159-2Baby Won't You Say You Love Me - 02:57  (Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon)
     Capitol 78: 889
b.5160-2I Almost Lost My Mind - 03:00  (Ivory Joe Hunter)
     Capitol 78: 889
c.5161-2A Little Bit Independent - 03:07  (Johnny Burke, Leslie)
     Capitol 78: 1068
d.5162-2I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again - 02:46  (Harry Woods)
     Capitol 78: 1068
e.5526-1Twisted Stockings - 02:48  (Joe Greene)
     Capitol 78: 915
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1305
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Jack Costanzo (cng) on d, e only. The Girl Trio (bkv) on b, c only. Omit The Starlighters (bkv) on b, c.

The Girl Trio is probably three of The King Sisters known as the Alyce King Vokettes or the female from The Starlighters, who may by this time have not been Pauline Byrnes, and two of the King Sisters.


Date: March 9, 1950
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Constanzo (bo, cng)

a.52213-1If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me - 03:06  (T. Rodgers)
b.52213-1Third Finger, Left Hand - 03:05  (K. Nelson)
c.52213-1After My Laughter Came Tears - 02:45  (Roy Turk, Charles Tobias)
d.52214-1Calico Sal - 02:27  (Roberts, Gordon)
e.52219-1Peaches - 02:33  (T. Gibbs)
f.52218-1Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) - 02:21  (Gene Austin, Smith)
g.52218-1All Aboard - 02:13  (Nat Cole)
h.52216-1Ooh, Kickeroonie - 02:12  (Nat Cole, Dickinson, May)
i.52216-1'Deed I Do - 02:13  (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Jack Constanzo (bo) on a, b, c, f. Omit Jack Constanzo (cng) on a, b, c, f. Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on e, g.


Date: March 11, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Les Baxter Chorus (bkv)

a.5665-4The Greatest Inventor Of Them All - 02:15  (Raksin, Stanford)
     Capitol 78: 1010
b.5666-1Who's Who - 02:58  (Fisher, Dunham)
     Capitol (UK) LP 12": EMS1279
Both titles on: -     Classics CD: 1305
-     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Les Baxter Chorus (bkv) on b.


Date: May 12, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), unknown (acc), Maria Cole, Nat "King" Cole (v), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a.5750-6Get Out And Get Under The Moon  (Charles Tobias, William Jerome, Larry Shay)
     Capitol 78: 1176
b.5751-2Hey, Not Now  (unknown)
     Capitol 78: 1176
c.5752-2Tunnel Of Love  (P. Fisher, B. Roberts)
     Capitol 78: 1133
d.5754-2It's a Man Everytime  (unknown)
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1305

Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on c only.


Date: May 19, 1950
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con, a), Sid Cooper (f, cl), Al Richman (frh), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Mel Zelnick (d), Stan Karpenia, George Koch, Zelly Smirnoff, Lou Stone, Frank York, George Zorning (vn), Dick Freitag, Rudy Sims (vl), Pete Makas, Ray Sabinsky (vc), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a.5755-5Time Out For Tears - 03:10  (Schiff, Berman)
     Capitol 78: 1270
     Classics CD: 1305
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 


Date: August 16, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Shorty Rogers (a, t), Pete Rugolo (a), The Stan Kenton Orchestra (acc), Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as), Bart Caldarell, Bob Cooper (ts), Bob Gioga (bar), Chico Alvarez, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, James Salko (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, John Halliburton, Herbie Harper (tb), Laurindo Almeida, Irving Ashby (g), Don Bagley, Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.6513-6Orange Colored Sky - 02:30  (Milton DeLugg, Willie Stein)
b.6514-6Jam-Bo - 02:52  (Shorty Rogers)
Both titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Shorty Rogers (a) on a. Omit Laurindo Almeida (g) on a. Omit Don Bagley (b) on a. Omit Nat "King" Cole (v) on b.


Date: August 25, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Jud Conlon, Mack McLean, Loulie Jean Norman, Charles Parlato, Gloria Wood (bkv)

a.6543-2Get To Gettin' - 02:19  (MacDonald, Weber)
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: September 11, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Les Baxter (con), unknown (acc), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.5641-1Always You  (unknown)
     Capitol 78: 1401
b.5642-2The Magic Tree  (unknown)
     Capitol 78: 1365
c.5664-2Mona Lisa  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
     Capitol 78: 1010
All titles on: -     Classics CD: 1305


Date: probably Dec. 11, 1950
Location: New York

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Neal Hefti (con, a), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.6240-4Paint Yourself A Rainbow - 02:18  (Peter DeRose, Carl Sigman)
b.6241-3Destination Moon - 02:40  (Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
Both titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Omit Nat "King" Cole (p) on a.

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: February 1, 1951
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.7050-9That's My Girl - 02:19  (Duke Ellington, Charles Tobias)
     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)
         
 

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: February 12, 1951
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (a), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.7110-8Wish I Were Somebody Else - 02:42  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
b.7119-10You Can't Make Me Love You - 02:25  (unknown)
c.7136-9Poor Jenny Is A Weepin' - 02:43  (Lucraft, Jacobson)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on c only. Jack Costanzo (cng) on c only.

Unknown orchestra personnel. Unknown vocal group personnel on a and b.


Date: March 9, 1951
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Joe Lippman (a), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), unknown (str, d), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), The Ray Charles Singers (bkv)

a.6275-3A Robin And A Rainbow And A Red, Red Rose - 02:31  (Lowe, Sachs)
b.6276-3The Lighthouse In The Sky - 02:37  (Nevins, David)
c.6277-4Pigtails And Freckles - 02:30  (Wolf, Barlow)
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD18-138 - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio (1991)

Joe Lippman (a) on a only. unknown (str) on a only. Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on c. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on c. The Ray Charles Singers (bkv) on b only.

Strings only arranged by Lippman.


Date: January 11, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con, a), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.9224-7It's Crazy - 02:20  (A. Fields, T. Rogers)
b.9249-6You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 02:34  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
c.9572-7Where Were You - 02:15  (Leonard Feather)
d.9579-5Summer Is A Comin' In - 03:05  (Vernon Duke, John Latouche)
e.9580-3Funny (Not Much) - 02:56  (M. Neil, P. Broughton, Hughie Prince, B. Merrill)
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Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on d, e. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on d, e.

Unknow orchestra personnel.


Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Norris "Bunny" Shawker (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.9472-23Penthouse Serenade - 03:05  (Will Jason, Val Burton)
b.9473-22Rose Room - 02:45  (Art Hickman, Harry Williams)
c.9478-23Down By The Old Mill Stream - 02:18  (Traditional)
d.9479-35Laura - 02:42  (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
e.9474-21Polka Dots and Moonbeams - 03:03  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
f.9475-23Somebody Loves Me - 03:02  (George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
g.9476-25Once In A Blue Moon - 02:54  (Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
h.9477-21If I Should Lose You - 03:10  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
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Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on a, d, e, h. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on a, d, e, h.

All titles were first recorded by same personnel on March 31 or April 3, 1952. The tapes from that first date were rejected and no longer exist.


Date: July 24, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angelos

Nelson Riddle (con, a), The Ray Anthony Orchestra (acc), Leo Anthony, Earl Bergman, Jim Schneider, Billy Usselton, Buddy Wise (r), Bruce Bruckert, Chris Griffin, Dean Henckle, Jack Laibach, Martin White (t), Keith Butterfield, Dick Reynolds, Walter Shields, Kenneth Trimble (tb), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Archie Freeman (d)

a.10436-3Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) - 02:28  (Gene Austin, Smith)
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Date: January 28, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Nelson Riddle (con, a), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.10850-6Almost Like Being In Love - 01:50  (Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
b.11082-2This Can't Be Love - 02:28  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.11083-7Don't Hurt The Girl - 03:18  (C. Robbins)
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Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on c. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on c.

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: August 24, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Nelson Riddle (con), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), unknown (str), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.11726-11The Christmas Song - 03:13  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
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Only strings conducted by Riddle.


Date: March 25, 1955
Location: Capitol Recording Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Nat "King" Cole (v)

a.13651I'd Rather Have The Blues  (unknown)
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Date: July 14, 1955
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Lee Young (d)

a.14180-3Don't Blame Me - 03:02  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
b.14192-9It Could Happen To You - 02:45  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c.14206-1I Surrender Dear - 03:00  (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
d.14206-2I Surrender Dear - 02:57  (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
e.14207-3Little Girl - 01:48  (Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
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Date: ca. 1956
Location: Los Angeles

John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Mel Torme (d), June Christy (v)

a.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
         
 

From a "Nat King Cole Show" TV program.


Date: August 15, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Harry "Sweets" Edison (t), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d)

a.15788-10You Can Depend On Me - 03:51  (Earl "Fatha" Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap)
b.15789-8Candy - 03:52  (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, Mack David)
c.15790-4Sweet Lorraine - 04:33  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
d.15791-5It's Only A Paper Moon - 03:05  (Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
e.15792-3(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 03:40  (Bobby Troup)
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Date: September 14, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Willie Smith (as), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d)

a.15895-10Don't Let It Go To Your Head - 03:09  (LaVere, LaPalm, Hadmik)
b.15896-11You're Lookin' At Me - 04:11  (Bobby Troup)
c.15897-7Just You, Just Me - 03:00  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
d.15898-8I Was A Little Too Lonely and You Were A Little To Late - 02:58  (Livingston, Evans)
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Date: September 21, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Juan Tizol (vtb), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a.15920-5Caravan - 02:42  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
b.15921-11The Lonely One - 03:45  (Heller, Hambro)
c.15922-1Blame It On My Youth - 04:08  (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
d.15923-14What Is There To Say - 03:33  (Vernon Duke, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
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Omit Jack Costanzo (bo) on c, d. Omit Jack Costanzo (cng) on c, d.


Date: September 24, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Lee Young (d), Stuff Smith (vn)

a.15936-5Sometimes I'm Happy - 04:08  (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, King Pleasure)
b.15937-3I Know That You Know - 02:26  (Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
c.15938-11When I Grow Too Old To Dream - 03:30  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d.15939-14Two Loves Have I - 02:45  (Vincent Scotto, Georges Konyn, Henri Eugene Vantard)
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Date: September 2, 1959
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (con, a), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Lee Young (d), unknown (tam, bkv)

a.32320-5Whatcha' Gonna Do - 02:45  (Nat Cole)
b.32321-4In A Mellotone - 01:55  (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler)
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Cavanaugh arranges and conducts chorus only.


Date: June 14, 1960
Location: The Sands, Las Vegas

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Antonio Morelli (con), Dave Cavanaugh (a), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p), Lee Young (d)

a.55355Where Or When - 03:15  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
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Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: March 22, 1961
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.AA-25349-21It's Only A Paper Moon - 02:56  (Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin "Yip" Harburg)
b.AA-25350-14Sweet Lorraine - 03:21  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
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Date: March 23, 1961
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Charles Harris (b), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a.AA-23551-21(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 02:54  (Bobby Troup)
b.AA-23564-9Straighten Up And Fly Right - 02:35  (Irving Mills, Nat Cole)
c.AA-23565-12I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - 03:04  (Deek Watson, William Best)
d.AA-23566-10Embraceable You - 03:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
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