Nat King Cole

Welcome to the Club W/ Count Basie Orchestra (JWR 4591 LP)

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Welcome to the Club W/ Count Basie Orchestra

Nat King Cole

Jazz Wax Records

8436559465557

LPS 156128

JWR 4591 LP

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

For this project, the accompanying band is 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, and as such it’s a truly interesting work to listen to.

PERSONNEL:

NAT “KING” COLE, vocals on all tracks, plus:

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-A4 & B2-B3), July 1 (A1 & A5-A6 & B1)
& July 2 (B4-B6), 1958.

SIDE A
01 WELCOME TO THE CLUB
02 ANYTIME, ANYDAY, ANYWHERE
03 THE BLUES DON’T CARE
04 MOOD INDIGO
05 BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
06 THE LATE, LATE SHOW

SIDE B
01 AVALON
02 SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY
03 I WANT A LITTLE GIRL
04 WEE BABY BLUES
05 LOOK OUT FOR LOVE
06 MADRID *

*BONUS TRACK: From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.