The Swinging Side of Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
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INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
By the time "The Swinging Side of Nat “King” Cole" (also issued as "Welcome Nto the Club") was recorded, Nat King Cole was already recognized by the general public as more of a singer and entertainer than a jazz pianist.
"The Swinging Side of Nat “King” Cole" presents the leader backed by a big band, but not any band. For this project, the accompanying musicians are none other than the Count Basie Orchestra (minus Basie, who due to contractual reasons had to be replaced by pianist Gerald Wiggins). This album marks the only collaboration between the Basie band and Nat King Cole, making it a truly interesting work to listen to.
NAT “KING” COLE, vocals
With The Count Basie Orchestra:
John Anderson, Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (tp),
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal, Frank Wess (as),
Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Gerald Wiggins (p),
Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d).
Los Angeles, June 30 (A2-A3 & B2-B4), July 1 (A1, A5, B1 & B5) & July 2 (A4, A6 & B6), 1958.
02 SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY
03 I WANT A LITTLE GIRL
04 WEE BABY BLUES
05 WELCOME TO THE CLUB
06 MADRID (*)
01 THE LATE, LATE SHOW
02 ANYTIME, ANYDAY, ANYWHERE
03 THE BLUES DON’T CARE
04 MOOD INDIGO
05 BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
06 LOOK OUT FOR LOVE
(*) BONUS TRACK: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.