At the Sands + Welcome to the Club
Nat King Cole
Essential Jazz Classics
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2 LPs ON 1 CD
This release contains two complete original albums by Nat “King” Cole, which exemplify the swinging spirit of his live performances with orchestral accompaniment from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Nat King Cole at the Sands (Capitol SMAS 2434) was recorded live in Las Vegas in 1960. Although Welcome to the Club (Capitol W1120) was actually a studio recording, it captures the magic of Cole’s voice as it sounded on the road. On this second LP, Nat is accompanied by the Count Basie orchestra (minus Basie, who couldn’t sit in due to contractual reasons and was replaced by pianist Gerald Wiggins).
NAT “KING” COLE, vocals (piano on 9 only) 0n all tracks, plus:
[1-12] NAT KING COLE AT THE SANDS (4 Stars All Music Guide)
JOHN COLLINS, guitar
CHARLIE HARRIS, bas
LEE YOUNG, drums
and orchestra conducted by Antonio Morelli . Arrangements by Dave Cavanaugh (except track 10,by Nelson Riddle).
Live at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 14, 1960.
BONUS ALBUM [13-24]: WELCOME TO THE CLUB
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) Arrangements by Dave Cavanaugh.
Los Angeles, June 30 & July 1-2, 1958.
02. Funny (Not Much)
03. The Continental
04. I Wish You Love
05. You Leave Me Breathless
06. Thou Swell
07. My Kinda Love
08. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
09. Where Or When
10. Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable To Lunch Today)
11. Joe Turner Blues
12. Mr. Cole Won’t Rock & Roll
13. Welcome To The Club;
14. Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere;
15. The Blues Don’t Care;
16. Mood Indigo
17. Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
18. The Late, Late Show; 19. Avalon;
20. She’s Funny That Way
21. I Want A LIttle Girl;
22. Wee Baby Blues
23. Look Out For Love