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Nat King Cole

The Complete Billy May Sessions (2 CD)

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Code:
EJC-150489
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
EAN:
8436559462891
Reference:
EJC 55720
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents, for the first time on a single set, all 43 studio recordings made by the great Nat King Cole backed by Billy May’s orchestra, including two rare duets with Dean Martin, and a track that had escaped previous compilations, a 1961 reprise of “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home”.

Three live versions of Billy May arrangements taken from rare Nat King Cole TV broadcasts, as well as his only other version of “These Foolish Things” (recorded as an instrumental with his trio in 1947), and a trio version of “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” have been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

NAT “KING” COLE, vocals
Orchestra arranged & conducted by BILLY MAY

FEATURING:
Harry “Sweets” Edison, Pete Candoli (trumpet),
Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson, Ted Nash, Willie Smith (reeds), Jimmy Rowles (piano),
Johnny Collins (guitar), Charlie Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums), among others.

Recorded in Hollywood, between 1951 and 1961.

BONUS TRACKS (CD2 , 23-27):

CD 2 [23-25]: NAT KING COLE (vocals) with studio orchestra.
TV show versions of Billy May’s arrangements.
(23) September 3, 1947; (24) December 3, 1957; (25): late 1962.

CD 2 [26-27]: NAT COLE TRIO:
(26) Los Angeles, August 13, 1947
(27) New York, January 2, 1952.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 64:55 Min

01 WALKIN’ MY BABY BACK HOME
02 WHAT DOES IT TAKE
03 WALKIN’
04 I’M HURTIN’
05 ANGEL EYES
06 LOVER COME BACK TO ME
07 CAN’T I?
08 LONG, LONG AGO [duet with Dean Martin]
09 OPEN UP THE DOGHOUSE [duet with Dean Martin]
10 PAPA LOVES MAMBO
11 TEACH ME TONIGHT
12 BLUE MOON
13 WITH YOU ON MY MIND
14 DON’T TRY
15 SEND FOR ME
16 LET’S MAKE MORE LOVE (I WANT YOUR LOVE)
17 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
18 THE SONG IS ENDED
19 YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
20 JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT [alternate version]
21 WHO’S SORRY NOW?
22 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
23 ONCE IN A WHILE

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 72:09 Min.

01 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
02 I SHOULD CARE
03 THE PARTY’S OVER
04 JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT
05 A COTTAGE FOR SALE
06 I UNDERSTAND
07 WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE
08 WALKIN’ MY BABY BACK HOME [1961 reprise]
09 EBONY RHAPSODY
10 DAY IN, DAY OUT
11 TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
12 WHEN MY SUGAR WALKS DOWN THE STREET
13 COLD, COLD HEART
14 LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
15 SOMETHING MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU
16 I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
17 THE RULES OF THE ROAD
18 WARM AND WILLING
19 BIDIN’ MY TIME
20 MOON LOVE
21 WHO’S SORRY NOW? [Mono version]
22 WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE [Mono version]
23 WITH YOU ON MY MIND [broadcast version] (*)
24 ONCE IN A WHILE [broadcast version] (*)
25 I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER [broadcast version] (*)
26 THESE FOOLISH THINGS [trio version] (*)
27 WALKIN’ MY BABY BACK HOME [trio version] (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS