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Capitol Records, Part I (1943-1947)

by Jordan Taylor & G.E. Hewitt

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Nat King Cole
Introduction

Included here is Cole's entire recorded output for Capitol—including transcription recordings—in his first five years with the label, featuring the last sessions with Oscar Moore as a member of the King Cole Trio and the very first by his replacement, Irving Ashby. A total of 53 sessions. (Photo: a mid-1940s recording session at Radio Recorders.)


Date: November 30, 1943 [14:00-17:00]
Location: C.P. MacGregor Studios, 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #11

Johnny Mercer (pro), Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Miller (v, b), Oscar Moore (v, g)

a. 123-?alt Straighten Up And Fly Right(Irving Mills, Nat Cole) - 2:26
EMI CD7243 522817 2 5 — Legends Of The 20th Century   (1999)
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
b. 123-4 Straighten Up And Fly Right(Irving Mills, Nat Cole) - 2:23
Capitol 78154 — Straighten Up And Fly Right / I Can't See For Lookin'   (1944)
Capitol 7815284 — Straighten Up And Fly Right / Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
c. 124-4 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You(Don Redman, Andy Razaf) - 2:54
Capitol 78169 — Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You / I Realize Now   (1944)
Capitol 7815284 — Straighten Up And Fly Right / Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
d. 125-2 Jumpin' At Capitol(Nat Cole [as Nadine Robinson]) - 2:25
Capitol 78 AlbumCE 19 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 4: This Modern Age   (1945)
Capitol 45 BoxCDF-242 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 4: This Modern Age   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 242 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 4: This Modern Age   (1950)
e. 126-1 If You Can't Smile And Say Yes(Timmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan) - 3:04
Capitol 78192 — If You Can't Smile And Say Yes / Bring Another Drink   (1945)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)

Johnny Miller (v) on a-b; Oscar Moore (v) on a-b.

Master Numbers

Teubig reports take 3 for "Straighten Up and Fly Right", but this is probably a typo. All other sources say take 4. It is not known what the alternate is; maybe take 3.

Composers

Publisher Irving Mills typically receives credit for "Fly Right", but he had nothing to do with composing the song. Cole sold the song to him outright prior to it becoming a hit.

Nadine Robinson, Cole's first wife, is credited for composing "Jumpin' At Capitol", although Nat likely composed this song himself.


Date: December 15, 1943 [14:00-17:00]
Location: C.P. MacGregor Studios, 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #15

Johnny Mercer (pro), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 139-1 Sweet Lorraine(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) - 3:07
Capitol 78 AlbumA-8 — The King Cole Trio   (1944)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
b. 140-1 Embraceable You(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:22
Capitol 78 AlbumA-8 — The King Cole Trio   (1944)
Capitol 78/45(F)883 — Embraceable Moon / It's Only A Paper Moon   (1950)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
c. 140-2alt Embraceable You(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:17
V-Disc 78 12"365 — Embraceable You / What Is This Thing Called Love   (1945)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
d. 141-4 It's Only A Paper Moon(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg) - 2:53
Capitol 78 AlbumA-8 — The King Cole Trio   (1944)
Capitol 78/45(F)883 — Embraceable Moon / It's Only A Paper Moon   (1950)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
e. 142-1 I Can't See For Lookin'(Nat Cole [as Nadine Robinson], Dok Stanford) - 3:05
Capitol 78154 — Straighten Up And Fly Right / I Can't See For Lookin'   (1944)
Capitol 7815311 — I Can't See For Lookin' / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1948)
Capitol 78/45(F)1033 — I Can't See For Lookin' / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1950)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: January 17, 1944 [16:30-19:30]
Location: C.P. MacGregor Studios, 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #27

Johnny Mercer (pro), Nat Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 182-1 The Man I Love(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:19
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
b. 183-1 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) - 3:18
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
EMI CD7243 522817 2 5 — Legends Of The 20th Century   (1999)
c. 184-1 Prelude In C Sharp Minor(Sergei Rachmaninoff) - 2:54
d. 185-1 What Is This Thing Called Love(Cole Porter) - 2:55
V-Disc 78 12"365 — Embraceable You / What Is This Thing Called Love   (1945)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
All titles on:
Capitol 78 AlbumA-8 — The King Cole Trio   (1944)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"H 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)

Date: March 6, 1944
Location: C.P. MacGregor Studios, 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #33

Johnny Mercer (pro), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 211-2 After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It(Irving Berlin) - 2:45
b. 212-2 Look What You've Done To Me(Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler, Con Conrad) - 3:01
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
c. 213-2 Easy Listening Blues(Nat Cole [as Nadine Robinson]) - 3:09
Capitol 78 AlbumA-8 — The King Cole Trio   (1944)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"H 220 — King Cole Trio Vol. 1   (1950)
d. 214-4 I Realize Now(Sidney Miller, Stanley Cowan) - 3:07
Capitol 78169 — Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You / I Realize Now   (1944)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d.

Composers

As with "Jumpin' At Capitol", Nadine Robinson is credited as composing "Easy Listening Blues". This is almost certainly the work of Nat himself.

Songs

Some sources suggest an alternate take of "Easy Listening Blues" was issued on a French 78 (#306). At the time the Mosaic set was being assembled, no alternate take could be found in the Capitol vault for inclusion in that set. Until the alternate can be confirmed, only the master will be reported here.


Date: November 28, 1944
Location: C.P. MacGregor Studios, 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #96

Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Miller (v, b), Oscar Moore (v, g)

a. 334lost There, I've Said It Again(Dave Mann, Redd Evans)
unissued
b. 335-5 Please Consider Me(Timmie Rogers) - 3:12
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
c. 336-6 Bring Another Drink(Roy Branker, Bob Bell) - 2:18
Capitol 78192 — If You Can't Smile And Say Yes / Bring Another Drink   (1945)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)

Johnny Miller (v) on c; Oscar Moore (v) on c.


Date: April 13, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #141

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 612-5 I'd Love To Make Love To You(Robert Emmerich, Ruth Poll) - 3:08
b. 613-1 I'm A Shy Guy(Nat Cole) - 2:52
Capitol 78208 — I'm A Shy Guy / I Tho't You Ought To Know   (1945)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
c. 614-1 Katusha(Matvej Blanter, Hy Zaret, Lou Singer) - 2:29
d. 615-5 It Only Happens Once(Frankie Laine) - 2:51
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: May 19, 1945 [13:00-17:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #151

Paul Weston (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 643-3 You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James C. Cavanaugh) - 2:48
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 644-1 Don't Blame Me(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 3:22
Capitol 7815110 — I've Got A Way With Women / Don't Blame Me   (1948)
Capitol 78/45(F)1032 — Don't Blame Me / I'm In The Mood For Love   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6594 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume II   (1953)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
c. 645-2 I'm In The Mood For Love(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 2:55
d. 646-1 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 2:34
Capitol LP 12"T 591 — Vocal Classics   (1955)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
e. 647-1 I'm Through With Love(Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Fud Livingston) - 2:56
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol LP 12"T 591 — Vocal Classics   (1955)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: May 23, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #154

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 651-4 Barcarolle(Jacques Offenbach) - 3:04
b. 652-1 To A Wild Rose(Edward MacDowell) - 3:11
c. 653-1 Sweet Georgia Brown(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie) - 2:16
Capitol 78239 — It Is Better To Be By Yourself / Sweet Georgia Brown   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1037 — I Know That You Know / Sweet Georgia Brown   (1950)
Capitol LP 12"T 592 — Instrumental Classics   (1955)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
d. 654-5 I Tho't You Ought To Know(Tommy Dilbeck, Cecil Carter) - 2:51
Capitol 78208 — I'm A Shy Guy / I Tho't You Ought To Know   (1945)
e. 655-3 It Only Happens Once(Frankie Laine) - 2:54
Capitol 7815358 — It Only Happens Once / No Moon At All   (1949)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on d-e.

Take Numbers

Ruppli lists take 3 for "Barcarolle" (651-3); all others say take 4.


Date: August 2, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #185

Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Miller (v, b), Oscar Moore (v, g)

a. 750-5 (I Call My Papa) Fla-Ga-La-Pa(Roy Alfred, Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 3:07
b. 751-3 It Is Better To Be By Yourself(Nat Cole, Howard Leeds, Robert Wells [as Bob Levinson]) - 2:56
Both titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Song Titles

Master 750 appears in the 1945 Catalog of Copyright entries as both "I Call My Papa, Fla-Ga-La-Pa" and "Fla-Ga-La-Pa". It appears here as in the Mosaic set, which was the first commercial release.

Master 751 appears alternately as "It Is Better…" and "It's Better…". The former is how the title appears on the 78 of a later recording, and also in the Mosaic set.

Composers

The Mosaic set lists only Nat Cole as the composer of master #751, although early issues of this song (remade at a later session) credit 'Cole-Leeds-Levinson'. Levinson was the birth name and a pseudonym of Robert Wells, who would write "The Christmas Song" with Mel Tormé.


Date: October 11, 1945 [14:00-18:00]
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #194

Carl Kress (pro), Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Miller (v, b), Oscar Moore (v, g)

a. 765-9 It Is Better To Be By Yourself(Nat Cole, Howard Leeds, Robert Wells [as Bob Levinson]) - 2:53
Capitol 78239 — It Is Better To Be By Yourself / Sweet Georgia Brown   (1946)
b. 766-7 Come To Baby, Do(Inez James, Sidney Miller) - 3:03
Capitol 78224 — The Frim Fram Sauce / Come To Baby, Do   (1945)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
c. 767-3 The Frim Fram Sauce(Joe Richardel, Redd Evans) - 3:15
Capitol 78224 — The Frim Fram Sauce / Come To Baby, Do   (1945)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)

Johnny Miller (v) on a; Oscar Moore (v) on a.

Songs

According the Mosaic discography, all issues of these three songs, prior to the Mosaic set, had been sped up.


Date: October 18, 1945
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #201

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 773-16rejected Homeward Bound(Leonard Feather) - 3:09
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 774-9 I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm(Nat Cole) - 2:18
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Music For Pleasure CD72438 36553 2 8 — This Is Nat King Cole   (1995)
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)
c. 774alt I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm(Nat Cole) - 2:18
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
d. 775-2 This Way Out(Nat Cole) - 3:00
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1038 — Rex Rhumba / This Way Out   (1950)
Capitol LP 12"T 592 — Instrumental Classics   (1955)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
e. 776-2 I Know That You Know(Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell) - 2:28
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1037 — I Know That You Know / Sweet Georgia Brown   (1950)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on b-c.


Date: December 4, 1945
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #216

Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Miller (v, b), Oscar Moore (v, g)

a. 840-2alt But She's My Buddy's Chick(Sy Oliver, Cholly Atkinson) - 2:51
Capitol CD72435 30302 2 3 — The King Swings   (2001)
b. 840-3 But She's My Buddy's Chick(Sy Oliver, Cholly Atkinson) - 2:53
Capitol 78328 — That's The Beginning Of The End / But She's My Buddy's Chick   (1946)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
c. 841-3 Oh, But I Do(Kenneth Watts, Ella Fitzgerald) - 2:47
d. 842-3 How Does It Feel(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) - 2:53
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
e. 843-1 You Must Be Blind(Nat Cole) - 2:47
f. 844-2 Loan Me Two Till Tuesday(Joseph 'Taps' Miller) - 2:35
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Johnny Miller (v) on c; Oscar Moore (v) on c.


Date: March 15, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #249

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1027-2 I'm In The Mood For Love(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 3:10
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1032 — Don't Blame Me / I'm In The Mood For Love   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6594 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume II   (1953)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 1028-5alt I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) - 3:06
c. 1028-6 I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) - 3:09
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1030 — I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) / You're The Cream In My Coffee   (1950)
d. 1029-1 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66(Bobby Troup) - 3:00
Capitol 78256 — (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Everyone Is Sayin' Hello Again (Why Must We Say Goodbye)   (1946)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
e. 1030-1 Everyone Is Saying Hello Again(Jack Segal) - 2:36
Capitol 78256 — (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Everyone Is Sayin' Hello Again (Why Must We Say Goodbye)   (1946)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6594 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume II   (1953)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Take Numbers

Ruppli says take 3 for "I'm In The Mood For Love"; Mosaic and Teubig report #2.


Date: March 20, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #T-138

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. rt F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)(Nat Cole) - 0:51
Capitol Transcription DiscX-16 — X-16   (1946)
b. rt F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)(Nat Cole) - 2:02
Capitol Transcription DiscX-16 — X-16   (1946)
c. ET795-2alt Just You, Just Me(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 3:19
d. ET796-1rt Just You, Just Me(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 3:19
Capitol Transcription DiscB-157 — B-157   (1946)
e. ET796-2rt I've Got The World On A String(Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen) - 3:17
Capitol Transcription DiscB-157 — B-157   (1946)
f. ET797-2rt Rex Rhumba (Rhumba a la King)(Nat Cole) - 3:30
Capitol Transcription DiscB-157 — B-157   (1946)
g. ET798-1rt But She's My Buddy's Chick(Sy Oliver, Cholly Atkinson) - 2:29
Capitol Transcription DiscB-160 — B-160   (1946)
h. ET798-2rt Chant Of The Blues (Dog-Gone Unlucky Blues)(Nat Cole) - 3:47
Capitol Transcription DiscB-158 — B-158   (1946)
i. ET799-1rt Rock-A-Bye Basie(Lester Young, Shad Collins, Count Basie) - 3:20
j. ET799-3rt Lester Leaps In(Lester Young) - 2:28
Capitol Transcription DiscB-158 — B-158   (1946)
k. ET800-1rt I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) - 2:46
l. ET800-2rt I Want To Be Happy(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach) - 2:14
m. ET800-3rt I Know That You Know(Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell) - 2:21
Capitol Transcription DiscB-158 — B-158   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)

Nat Cole (v) on e, g-h, j-k.

Songs

"F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)" was used as the opening and closing theme music (a-b., respectively) for the Trio's transcription discs. It is not known exactly when these sides were recorded, but it is assumed they were recorded on or near this first transcription date.

Personnel

The inclusion of Lee Gillette and John Palladino is merely speculative, though it is highly likely that both men were involved on this and many of the Trio's subsequent transcription sessions.


Date: April 5, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #286

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1069-4alt What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 2:58
b. 1069-5 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 3:00
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)1034 — What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry / Little Girl   (1950)
Capitol LP Box(D) NFR 7620 — Forever Yours   (1968)
c. 1070-1alt To A Wild Rose(Edward MacDowell) - 3:08
d. 1070-2 To A Wild Rose(Edward MacDowell) - 3:13
Capitol 78 AlbumBD-29 — King Cole Trio Vol. 2   (1946)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
e. 1071-2rejected Baby, Baby All The Time(Bobby Troup) - 3:11
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, e.


Date: April 11, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #T-178

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1015-1rt I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) - 2:45
Capitol Transcription DiscB-158 — B-158   (1946)
b. ET1015-2rt This Way Out(Nat Cole) - 2:30
Capitol Transcription DiscB-162 — B-162   (1946)
c. ET1016-1rt Baby, Baby All The Time(Bobby Troup) - 3:13
Capitol Transcription DiscB-160 — B-160   (1946)
d. ET1016-2rt Somebody Loves Me(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald) - 3:27
Capitol Transcription DiscB-161 — B-161   (1946)
e. ET1017-1rt Too Marvelous For Words(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) - 2:48
Capitol Transcription DiscB-162 — B-162   (1946)
f. ET1018-1rt Honeysuckle Rose(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) - 2:17
Capitol Transcription DiscB-162 — B-162   (1946)
g. ET1018-2rt How Does It Feel(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) - 3:10
Capitol Transcription DiscB-161 — B-161   (1946)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
h. ET1019-2rt Loan Me Two Till Tuesday(Joseph 'Taps' Miller) - 2:21
Capitol Transcription DiscB-226 — B-226   (1946)
i. ET1020-1rt What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 2:00
Capitol Transcription DiscB-162 — B-162   (1946)
j. ET1020-2rt You Name It(Nat Cole) - 1:54
Capitol Transcription DiscB-162 — B-162   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c, e, g-i.


Date: April 17, 1946 [14:00-17:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #291

Jim Conkling (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1080-2alt Could 'Ja(Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) - 3:03
b. 1080-4 Could 'Ja(Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) - 3:00
c. 1081-3alt Baby, Baby All The Time(Bobby Troup) - 2:58
d. 1081-4 Baby, Baby All The Time(Bobby Troup) - 2:59
Capitol 7815165 — Little Girl / Baby, Baby All The Time   (1948)
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
EMI CD7243 522817 2 5 — Legends Of The 20th Century   (1999)
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
e. 1082-1 Oh, But I Do(Kenneth Watts, Ella Fitzgerald) - 2:37
Capitol 78274 — You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) / Oh, But I Do   (1946)
f. 1083-4 Rex Rhumba (Rhumba a la King)(Nat Cole) - 3:15
Capitol 7815240 — Ke Mo Ki Mo / Rex Rhumba   (1948)
Capitol 78/45(F)1038 — Rex Rhumba / This Way Out   (1950)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-e.


Date: April 18, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #T-182

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1040-1rt How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) - 3:57
Capitol Transcription DiscB-226 — B-226   (1946)
b. ET1040-2rt You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)(Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad) - 3:25
Capitol Transcription DiscB-225 — B-225   (1946)
c. ET1041-1rt Tiny's Exercise(Tiny Grimes) - 2:49
d. ET1042-2rt After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It(Irving Berlin) - 2:33
Capitol Transcription DiscB-161 — B-161   (1946)
e. ET1043-1rt Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) - 3:45
Capitol Transcription DiscB-225 — B-225   (1946)
f. ET1043-2rt On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 2:58
Capitol Transcription DiscB-157 — B-157   (1946)
g. ET1044-1rt I'd Love To Make Love To You(Robert Emmerich, Ruth Poll) - 2:49
Capitol Transcription DiscB-226 — B-226   (1946)
h. ET1044-2rt Homeward Bound(Leonard Feather) - 2:59
Capitol Transcription DiscB-160 — B-160   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)

Nat Cole (v) on b, d, f-g.


Date: April 24, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #T-182

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1058-1rt What Is This Thing Called Love(Cole Porter) - 3:39
Capitol Transcription DiscB-225 — B-225   (1946)
b. ET1059-1rt Mabel, Mabel(Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl, Henry Manners) - 3:15
Capitol Transcription DiscB-160 — B-160   (1946)
c. ET1059-3rt Swingin' The Blues(Eddie Durham, Count Basie) - 2:08
Capitol Transcription DiscB-159 — B-159   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)

Nat Cole (v) on b.


Date: April 25, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #T-185

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1060-1rt Beautiful Moons Ago(Oscar Moore, Nat Cole) - 2:46
Capitol Transcription DiscB-161 — B-161   (1946)
b. ET1060-2rt I Got Rhythm(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:19
Capitol Transcription DiscB-159 — B-159   (1946)
c. ET1061-1rt Could 'Ja(Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) - 3:00
d. ET1061-2rt One O'Clock Jump(Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page) - 2:51
Capitol Transcription DiscB-159 — B-159   (1946)
e. ET1062-2rt How Deep Is The Ocean(Irving Berlin) - 2:53
Capitol Transcription DiscB-159 — B-159   (1946)
f. ET1063-1rt (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66(Bobby Troup) - 3:22
Capitol Transcription DiscB-226 — B-226   (1946)
Capitol CDCDP 7 93590 2 — Capitol Collectors Series   (1990)
g. ET1063-2rt Cole Slaw(Nat Cole) - 1:45
Capitol Transcription DiscB-159 — B-159   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c, e-f.

False Starts

Though not listed here as separate takes, the Mosaic and Capitol Collectors Series include two false starts of this performance of "Route 66".


Date: May 1, 1946 [14:00-17:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #296

Jim Conkling (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1095-3 But She's My Buddy's Chick(Sy Oliver, Cholly Atkinson) - 3:05
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 1096-3 You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)(Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad) - 3:02
Capitol 78274 — You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) / Oh, But I Do   (1946)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
c. 1097-1 Homeward Bound(Leonard Feather) - 2:57
d. 1098-3 Chant Of The Blues (Dog-Gone Unlucky Blues)(Nat Cole) - 3:10
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d.


Date: June 14, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #269

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 956-5 The Christmas Song(Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) - 3:11
EMI LP 12"1C 056-85 613 M (DE) — Top Twenty Hits USA 1945-1947   (1978)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 957-3 You Should Have Told Me(Harold Barnes, Redd Evans, Lewis Bellin) - 2:51
Both titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 19, 1946 [13:00-17:15]
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #352

Carl Kress, Walter Rivers (pro), Clair Krepps (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Jack 'The Bear' Parker (d), unknown (str)

a. 980-4 The Best Man(Fred Wise, Roy Alfred) - 3:06
Capitol 78304 — The Best Man / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1946)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6594 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume II   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 981-2 The Christmas Song(Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) / arr: Charles Grean - 3:10
Capitol 78311 — The Christmas Song / In The Cool Of The Evening   (1946)
Capitol 7815201 — The Christmas Song / Laguna Mood   (1948)
Capitol CDCDP 7 93590 2 — Capitol Collectors Series   (1990)
c. 982-3 You Should Have Told Me(Harold Barnes, Redd Evans, Lewis Bellin) - 2:56
Capitol 78356 — You Should Have Told Me / I Want To Thank Your Folks   (1946)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

unknown (str) on b.


Date: August 22, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #353

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 983-5 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons(Deek Watson, William Best) - 2:51
Capitol 78304 — The Best Man / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1946)
Capitol 7815311 — I Can't See For Lookin' / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1948)
Capitol 78/45(F)1033 — I Can't See For Lookin' / (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   (1950)

Date: September 6, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #355

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 987-9 In The Cool Of The Evening(Nat Cole) - 2:53
Capitol 78311 — The Christmas Song / In The Cool Of The Evening   (1946)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 988-3 That's The Beginning Of The End(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer) - 3:02
Capitol 78328 — That's The Beginning Of The End / But She's My Buddy's Chick   (1946)
Both titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on b.


Date: September 17, 1946
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #358

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 995-4 If You Don't Like My Apples(Nat Cole, Kay Werner, Larry Moreno, Sue Werner) - 2:58
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
b. 996lost (It's Easy To See) The Trouble With Me Is You(Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher)
unissued

Take Numbers

Though rejected and destroyed, Teubig and Ruppli list differing take numbers for #996. The latter says take 1; the former reports take 4.


Date: October 30, 1946 [15:00-17:00]
Location: WMCA Studios, 1657 Broadway, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #371

Walter Rivers (pro), Nat Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1263-4 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 2:53
Capitol 78 AlbumCD-41 — Jerome Kern's Music   (1947)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 210 — Music Of Jerome Kern   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 210 — Music Of Jerome Kern   (1950)

Date: December 18, 1946 [16:30-21:30]
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #450

Jim Conkling, Walter Rivers (pro), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1268-5 I Want To Thank Your Folks(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin) - 3:10
Capitol 78356 — You Should Have Told Me / I Want To Thank Your Folks   (1946)
b. 1269-5 You're The Cream In My Coffee(Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Lew Brown) - 2:27
Capitol 78 AlbumCD-49 — Somebody Loves Me: The Beloved Songs Of Buddy De Sylva   (1947)
Capitol 78/45(F)1030 — I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) / You're The Cream In My Coffee   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6587 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume I   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33571 2 3 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-46)   (1995)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
c. 1270-2 Come In Out Of The Rain(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) - 2:53
Capitol 78418 — Come In Out Of The Rain / Can You Look Me In The Eyes (And Say We're Through)   (1947)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: December 30, 1946
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #453

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1273-2 You Don't Learn That In School(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) - 3:04
Capitol 78393 — You Don't Learn That In School / Meet Me At No Special Place   (1947)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
b. 1274-3 You Be You (But Let Me Be Me)(Seger Ellis) - 3:06
Capitol Transcription DiscA-71 — A-71   (1947)
Capitol Transcription DiscB-566 — B-566   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
c. 1275-2 Can You Look Me In The Eyes (And Say We're Through)(Paul Young Herrick, Judd McMichael) - 2:45
Capitol 78418 — Come In Out Of The Rain / Can You Look Me In The Eyes (And Say We're Through)   (1947)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: January 21, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #458

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1287-3 Give Me Twenty Nickels(Alan Brandt, Donald Wolf) - 3:06
b. 1288-3 Meet Me At No Special Place(J. Russell Robinson, Arthur Terker, Harry C. Pyle) - 3:10
Capitol 78393 — You Don't Learn That In School / Meet Me At No Special Place   (1947)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
c. 1289-2 If You Don't Like My Apples(Nat Cole, Kay Werner, Larry Moreno, Sue Werner) - 2:38
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: June 13, 1947 [14:00-17:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #633

Alan Livingston (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2050-4 Naughty Angeline(Allan Roberts, Lester Lee) - 2:40
Capitol 78437 — That's What / Naughty Angeline   (1947)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6594 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume II   (1953)
b. 2051-2 I Miss You So(Jimmy Henderson, Bertha Scott, Sydney Robin) - 3:02
Capitol 78444 — I Think You Get What I Mean / I Miss You So   (1947)
Capitol 78/45(F)1672 — I Miss You So / Lush Life   (1951)
c. 2052-3 That's What(Nat Cole, Oscar Moore) - 2:22
Capitol 78437 — That's What / Naughty Angeline   (1947)
Capitol 78/45(F)1036 — Exactly Like You / That's What   (1950)
All titles on:
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)

Date: July 2, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #648

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2085-5 Honeysuckle Rose(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) - 2:37
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
b. 2086-4 Thanks For You(Bernie Hanighen, Marvin Wright) - 3:05
c. 2093-2 It's Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight(Duke Ellington, Don George) - 3:12
Capitol Transcription DiscA-71 — A-71   (1947)
Capitol Transcription DiscB-566 — B-566   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
d. 2097-1 For Once In Your Life(Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) - 2:55
Capitol Transcription DiscA-71 — A-71   (1947)
Capitol Transcription DiscB-566 — B-566   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on b-d.


Date: July 3, 1947 [13:30-16:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #650

Jim Conkling (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2101-2 I Think You Get What I Mean(Bobby Black, Nat Cole) - 2:38
Capitol 78444 — I Think You Get What I Mean / I Miss You So   (1947)
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
b. 2102-1 (Everyone Has Someone) But All I've Got Is Me(Nat Cole, Don George) - 2:50
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)
c. 2103-1 Now He Tells Me(Donald Wolf, Alan Brandt) - 3:05
d. 2104-2 I Can't Be Bothered(Billy Austin) - 2:43
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 6, 1947 [14:00-17:00]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #662

Jim Conkling (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2134-3 When I Take My Sugar To Tea(Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman) - 2:21
Capitol 78/45(F)813 — If I Had You / When I Take My Sugar To Tea   (1949)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6587 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, Volume I   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2529 — The Vintage Years   (1966)
b. 2135-1 Rhumba Azul(Nat Cole) - 2:32
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol LP 10"H 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol LP 12"T 592 — Instrumental Classics   (1955)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
c. 2136-2 What'll I Do(Irving Berlin) - 3:02
Capitol 7815019 — I Feel So Smoochie / What'll I Do   (1947)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 357 — Unforgettable   (1952)
Capitol LP 10"H 357 — Unforgettable   (1952)
d. 2137-3 I Never Had A Chance(Irving Berlin) - 2:49
Capitol Transcription DiscB-392 — B-392   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c-d.


Date: August 7, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #663

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2138-4 This Is My Night To Dream(James Monaco, Johnny Burke) - 2:22
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
b. 2139-3 Makin' Whoopee(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 2:29
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
c. 2140lost Laguna Mood(Nat Cole)
unissued
d. 2141-1 There, I've Said It Again(Dave Mann, Redd Evans) - 3:10
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d.

Take Numbers

Mosaic and Ruppli differ on the take number for "There, I've Said It Again". The former reports take 1, while Ruppli says take 4. Mosaic's offering is repeated here.

Ruppli has also assigned "Laguna Mood" as take 1, though no other source does this.


Date: August 8, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #664

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2142-3 I'll String Along With You(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) - 3:11
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol LP 10"H 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol LP 12"T 591 — Vocal Classics   (1955)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)
b. 2143-5 Ooh, Kickeroonie(Nat Cole, Billy May, Harold Dickinson) - 2:22
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
c. 2144-3 (It's Easy To See) The Trouble With Me Is You(Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher) - 2:22
Capitol 78/45(F)680 — Who Do You Know In Heaven / The Trouble With Me Is You   (1949)
d. 2145-1 Too Marvelous For Words(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) - 2:31
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 13, 1947 [14:00-16:45]
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #668

Lee Gillette (pro), John Palladino (eng), Nat Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2147-2 Three Little Words(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) - 2:37
Capitol Transcription DiscB-393 — B-393   (1947)
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
b. 2153-3 Moonlight In Vermont(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) - 3:10
Capitol Transcription DiscB-393 — B-393   (1947)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6593 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
c. 2154-1 Poor Butterfly(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) - 2:32
Capitol Transcription DiscB-393 — B-393   (1947)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6593 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1953)
d. 2155-2 How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) - 2:39
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
e. 2156-1 I'll Never Be The Same(Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn) - 2:48
Capitol Transcription DiscB-394 — B-394   (1947)
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6593 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
f. 2157-1 These Foolish Things(Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Eric Maschwitz) - 3:12
Capitol Transcription DiscB-394 — B-394   (1947)
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol LP 10"LC 6593 (UK) — Capitol Presents Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 2311 — The Nat King Cole Trio   (1965)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 98288 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics   (1992)
g. 2158-3 Cole Capers(Nat Cole) - 1:54
Capitol Transcription DiscB-394 — B-394   (1947)
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
h. 2159-1 Blues In My Shower(Nat Cole) - 2:50
Capitol Transcription DiscB-393 — B-393   (1947)
Capitol 78 AlbumCC 135 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1949)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
Capitol CD72435-27316-2-6 — Rockin' Boppin' & Blues   (2000)
All titles on:
Capitol LP 10"H/L 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 156 — Nat "King" Cole At The Piano   (1954)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Songs

Ruppli lists "Three Little Words" out of master number order, between 2158 & 2159.


Date: August 15, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #671

Nat Cole (v, p, spk), Oscar Moore (g), Buddy Cole (cel), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2163-3 I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours(Traditional) - 2:10
Capitol Transcription DiscA-71 — A-71   (1947)
Capitol Transcription DiscB-566 — B-566   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
b. 2164-3 Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (The Magic Song)(Roy Alfred, Bob Hilliard) - 2:19
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 7815240 — Ke Mo Ki Mo / Rex Rhumba   (1948)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
c. 2165-4 Three Blind Mice(Traditional) - 2:33
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Buddy Cole (cel) on a-b; Nat Cole (spk) on b.

Edit

The spoken intro of "Kee-Mo Ky-Mo" was removed by Capitol on September 26, 1948 (session #671-A; new master #3493-1). The edited version appears on the following releases in lieu of the full-length master recording:

Capitol 78: 15240 — Ke Mo Ki Mo / Rex Rhumba (1948)
Capitol EP Album: EBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits (1950)
Capitol LP 10": H/L 213 — Harvest Of Hits (1950)
Capitol 78/45: (F)1613 — Sweet Lorraine / Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (1951)


Date: August 20, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #676

Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Mercer (v), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2184-3 Save The Bones For Henry Jones(Danny Barker, Mickey Goldsen, Henry Jones) - 2:38
Capitol 7815000 — Save The Bones For Henry Jones / Harmony   (1947)
Official (DK) CD812003 — Havin' Fun With Nat "King" Cole   (1989)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 2185-3 My Baby Likes To Be-Bop(Walter Bishop) - 2:25
Capitol 7815026 — You Can't Make Money Dreamin' / My Baby Likes To Be-Bop   (1947)
c. 2186-2 Harmony(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 2:55
Capitol 7815000 — Save The Bones For Henry Jones / Harmony   (1947)
Official (DK) CD812003 — Havin' Fun With Nat "King" Cole   (1989)
d. 2187-5 You Can't Make Money Dreamin'(William D. Dunham, Terry Shand) - 2:28
Capitol 7815026 — You Can't Make Money Dreamin' / My Baby Likes To Be-Bop   (1947)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 96693 2 — Jazz Encounters   (1992)

Songs

Though not reported here, there is a brief false start on "Henry Jones" in which Mercer has a frog in his throat during the first line of the song.


Date: August 22, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #678

Nat Cole (v, p), Floyd Dornbach, Jules Kinsler (ww), Arthur Frantz (frh), Buddy Cole (p, cel), Oscar Moore, George Smith (g), Johnny Miller (b), Tom Romersa (d), Sam Albert, Harry Bluestone, Dave Frisina, Erno Neufeld, Joseph Quadri, Mischa Russell (vn), Paul Lowenkron, Cyril Towbin (vl), Frank De Vol (con)

a. 2172-3 There's A Train Out For Dreamland(Carl Kress, Frederick Heider) / arr: Frank De Vol - 2:35
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 3070 — King Cole For Kids   (1950)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
Capitol CD72435 27317 2 5 — Christmas For Kids   (2000)
b. 2191-2 My Sleepy Head(Paul David Secon) / arr: Frank De Vol - 2:43
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 3070 — King Cole For Kids   (1950)
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
c. 2192-2 Brahm's Lullaby(Johannes Brahms) / arr: Frank De Vol - 1:50
Capitol CDCDP 7 94685 2 — Cole, Christmas, & Kids   (1990)
Capitol CD72435 27317 2 5 — Christmas For Kids   (2000)
d. 2193-5 Nature Boy(Eden Ahbez) / arr: Frank De Vol - 2:37
Capitol 7815054 — Nature Boy / Lost April   (1947)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 213 — Harvest Of Hits   (1950)
e. 2197-2 Wildroot Charlie(Nat Cole) / arr: Frank De Vol - 2:38
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Buddy Cole (p) on d, (cel) on a, e.

Overdubs

According to Michel Ruppli's Capitol Discography—based on Capitol files—all or some of the orchestral parts were overdubbed on December 20, 1947 at Radio Recorders (Session #678-A). Although questionable, it is possible, however contrary to Capitol and union practices at the time, particularly in the pre-tape era.

Take Numbers

Mosaic lists take 1 for "Nature Boy"; all others say take 5. It is not known if this discrepancy is related to the issue of orchestral overdubs mentioned above.


Date: August 27, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #684

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Pinto Colvig (sfx)

a. 2210-2 Nursery Rhymes Medley(Traditional) - 2:45
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 3070 — King Cole For Kids   (1950)
b. 2211-3 Old MacDonald Had A Farm(T. D'Urfey) - 2:40
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 3070 — King Cole For Kids   (1950)
c. 2212-2 The Three Trees(Tom McNaughton) - 2:40
Capitol 78 AlbumDC-89 — King Cole For Kids   (1948)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 3070 — King Cole For Kids   (1950)
d. 2213-2 Laguna Mood(Nat Cole) - 2:55
Capitol Transcription DiscB-394 — B-394   (1947)
Capitol 7815201 — The Christmas Song / Laguna Mood   (1948)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-c; Pinto Colvig (sfx) on b-c.


Date: August 28, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #687

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2220-3 I'm A Little Ashamed(Rifkin-Miles) - 2:39
b. 2221-3 Now He Tells Me(Donald Wolf, Alan Brandt) - 2:33
Capitol 7815011 — Now He Tells Me / Those Things Money Can't Buy   (1947)
c. 2222-2 That's A Natural Fact(Nat Cole, Dave Dexter) - 2:34
Capitol 7815320 — That's A Natural Fact / Flo And Joe   (1948)
Pickwick/33 LP 12"SPC-3046 — Love Is A Many Splendored Thing   (1966)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 29, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #689

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2226-4 Lament In Chords(Oscar Moore) - 2:56
Capitol Transcription DiscB-392 — B-392   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
b. 2227-3 You've Got Another Heart On Your Hands(unknown) - 2:19
c. 2228-2 Baby I Need You(Walton Farrar, Al Gannaway) - 2:45
d. 2229-3 Those Things Money Can't Buy(Al Goodhart, Ruth Poll) - 2:47
Capitol 7815011 — Now He Tells Me / Those Things Money Can't Buy   (1947)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on b-d.


Date: October 28, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #477

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1749-5 The Love Nest(Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach) - 2:33
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 2-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)
b. 1950-3 Dream A Little Dream Of Me(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree) - 2:49
Capitol Transcription DiscB-391 — B-391   (1947)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
c. 1951-3 Then I'll Be Tired Of You(Arthur Schwartz, E. Y. Harburg) - 3:09
Capitol Transcription DiscB-392 — B-392   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Songs

Ruppli lists an alternate take of "Love Nest" on the French LP Great Capitol Masters. However, there are no audible differences between that and other releases of the performance.


Date: November 3, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #478

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1952-6 Money Is Honey(Sydney Robin) - 2:51
b. 1953-1 Little Girl(Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry) - 2:23
Capitol Transcription DiscB-391 — B-391   (1947)
Capitol 7815165 — Little Girl / Baby, Baby All The Time   (1948)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 177 — King Cole Trio Volume 4   (1949)
c. 1954-2 Who's Telling You Lies?(unknown) - 3:01
d. 1955-3 No Moon At All(Redd Evans, Dave Mann) - 2:56
Capitol 7815358 — It Only Happens Once / No Moon At All   (1949)
Capitol 78/45(F)1673 — Mona Lisa / No Moon At All   (1951)
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7243 8 33572 2 2 — The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1947-50)   (1996)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 4, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #479

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1956-5 I Feel So Smoochie(Phil Moore) - 2:38
Capitol 7815019 — I Feel So Smoochie / What'll I Do   (1947)
b. 1957-1 A Boy From Texas - A Girl From Tennessee(John Benson Brooks, Joseph McCarthy, Jack Segal) - 2:39
Capitol CD Box72435-92055-2-6 — The Classic Singles   (2003)
c. 1958-2 When You Walked Out With Shoes On(Doyle Williams, Johnny Tucker) - 2:35
d. 1959-2 That's The Kind Of Girl I Dream Of(Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) - 2:22
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 5, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #480

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1960-3 It's The Sentimental Thing To Do(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) - 3:05
Capitol 7815080 — Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon / It's The Sentimental Thing To Do   (1948)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 1961-2 I've Only Myself To Blame(Dave Mann, Redd Evans) - 2:59
Capitol 7815036 — I've Only Myself To Blame / The Geek   (1947)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
c. 1962-2 It's Like Taking Candy From A Baby(Bob Russell, Joel Cowan, Al Russell) - 2:45
d. 1963-2 You've Changed(Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) - 3:03
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 6, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #481

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1964-4 The Geek(Nat Cole, Marvin Fisher) - 3:11
Capitol 7815036 — I've Only Myself To Blame / The Geek   (1947)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 1965-3 Confess(Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss) - 2:56
Capitol Transcription DiscB-391 — B-391   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
c. 1966-1 If I Had You(Ted Shapiro, Reg Connelly, Jimmy Campbell) - 3:00
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 177 — King Cole Trio Volume 4   (1949)
Capitol LP 10"H 177 — King Cole Trio Volume 4   (1949)
Capitol 78/45(F)813 — If I Had You / When I Take My Sugar To Tea   (1949)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on b-c.


Date: November 7, 1947 #1
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #482

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1967-7 Flo And Joe(Ted Varnick, Milton Leeds) - 2:40
Capitol Transcription DiscB-392 — B-392   (1947)
Capitol 7815320 — That's A Natural Fact / Flo And Joe   (1948)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
b. 1968-2 If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 3:19
Capitol 78/4515418/54-584 — If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon / Don't Cry, Cry Baby   (1949)
Both titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 7, 1947 #2
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #483

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1969-2 I'm Gonna Spank My Heart(Pack, Jones) - 2:52
b. 1970-2 I See By The Papers(Don George, Paul Reif, Virgil Johnson) - 2:45
c. 1971-1 Return Trip(Irving Ashby) - 2:59
d. 1995-3 A Woman Always Understands(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) - 3:00
Capitol 7815224 — A Woman Always Understands / Lillette   (1948)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d.


Date: November 24, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #499

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2529-6 Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 2:39
Capitol 7815080 — Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon / It's The Sentimental Thing To Do   (1948)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
b. 2530-2 Blue And Sentimental(Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) - 2:33
Capitol CD72435 30302 2 3 — The King Swings   (2001)
c. 2531-4 I've Got A Way With Women(Roy Alfred, Abner Silver, Fred Wise) - 2:43
Capitol 7815110 — I've Got A Way With Women / Don't Blame Me   (1948)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
Capitol LP 10"H 59 — King Cole Trio, Volume 3   (1951)
d. 2532-2 My Fair Lady(Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman) - 3:07
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 29, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #758

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2544-3 I Wish I Had The Blues Again(Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel) - 3:05
b. 2545-4 Didn't I Tell You So?(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer) - 2:35
c. 2546-5 Lost April(Emil Newman, Herbert Spencer, Edgar DeLange) - 3:00
Capitol Transcription DiscB-391 — B-391   (1947)
Blue Note CD Box72435 60184 2 6 — The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions   (2005)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Songs

All discographies (Mosaic, Ruppli, Teubig) erroneously list "Lost April" as being issued on B-392.


Date: December 20, 1947
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #831

Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Johnny Miller (b), others unknown (acc), Carlyle Hall (con)

a. 2928-3 Lost April(Emil Newman, Herbert Spencer, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Carlyle Hall - 2:55
Capitol 7815054 — Nature Boy / Lost April   (1947)
Capitol 78/45(F)1035 — Lost April / Portrait Of Jennie   (1950)
Capitol 78/45(F)1627 — Lost April / Calypso Blues   (1951)
b. 2929-5 Lillette(Jacob Gold) - 2:59
Capitol 7815224 — A Woman Always Understands / Lillette   (1948)
Pickwick/33 LP 12"SPC-3046 — Love Is A Many Splendored Thing   (1966)
c. 2930-2 Monday Again(Stanley Rhodes, John M. Klein, Barbara Belle) - 3:11
d. 2931-3 Lulubelle(Nat Cole, Jack S. Liebmann, Nicholas A. Catsos) - 2:12
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H 1-514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"W 514 — 10th Anniversary Album   (1954)
Collectors' Choice CDCCM 870 — 10th Anniversary Album   (2007)
e. 2932-1 It's So Hard To Laugh (It's So Easy To Cry)(Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher) - 3:03
All titles on:
Mosaic LP/CD Box138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

others unknown (acc) on a; Carlyle Hall (con) on a.

Take Numbers

Mosaic and Teubig say take 3 for "Lulubelle". Ruppli says take 4.

Personnel

As with the later "Portrait of Jennie", it's possible that Carlye Hall only conducted but did not arrange.

Composers

"Lulubelle" is credited to Gary Romero, a pseudonym of Nicholas Catsos.


Sessions Reported: 53

Performances Reported: 222

Unique Songs Reported: 172

Unique Issues Reported: 143