Nat "King" Cole Discography

by Steve Albin

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Date: July 28, 1936
Location: Chicago

Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers (ldr), Tommy Thompson (as, ts), Bill Wright (ts), Kenneth Roane (t), Nat "King" Cole (p), Eddie Cole (b, v), Jimmy Adams (d)

a. 90806-B Honey Hush(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Ed Kirkeby)
Decca 787210   
b. 90807-A Stomping At The Panama (Skoller's Shuffle)
Decca 787215   
c. 90808-A Bedtime (Sleepy Moan)(unknown)
Decca 787215   
d. 90809-A Thunder(unknown)
Decca 787210   
All titles on: Classics CD757   

Eddie Cole (v) on a.


Date: January 14, 1939
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole's Swingsters (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), Juanelda Carter, King Cole's Swingsters, Bonnie Lake (v)

a. DS-108 There's No Anaesthetic For Love(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78108   
b. DS-109 Dixie Jamboree(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78109   
c. DS-110 Ta-De-Ah(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78110   
d. DS-111 Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78111   
e. DS-112 Harlem Swing(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78112   
f. DS-113 I Lost Control of Myself(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78113   
g. DS-114 The Land of Make Believe(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78108   
h. DS-115 That "Please Be Minable" Feeling(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78115   
i. DS-116 Dancing In the Street(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78116   
j. DS-117 You're So Different(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78117   
k. DS-118 I Wouldn't Have Known It(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78118   
l. DS-119 Let's Get Happy(unknown)
Davis & Schwegler 78119   
All titles on: Classics CD757   

Juanelda Carter (v) on i-k; Nat "King" Cole (v) on h-i; King Cole's Swingsters (v) on a-f, l; Bonnie Lake (v) on e-g.


Date: February 1940
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Quartet (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), Lee Young (d)

a. AM-521-A I Like To Riff(Nat Cole)
Ammor 78108   
b. AM-522-A On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
Ammor 78108   
c. AM-523-2 Black Spider Stomp(unknown)
Ammor 78109   
d. AM-524-2 By The River Ste. Marie(Harry Warren, Edgar Leslie)
Ammor 78109   
All titles on: Classics CD757   

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-b.


Date: July 22, 1940
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole's Swingsters (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), Maxine Johnson (v)

a. DST-283A I'm a Perfect Fool Over You(unknown)
b. DST-283B Never Mind Baby(unknown)
c. DST-283C Lovely Little Person(unknown)
d. DST-283D Goin' To Town With Honey(unknown)
e. DST-283E Syncopated Lullaby(unknown)
f. DST-283F Fallin' In and Out of Love(unknown)
g. DST-284A Let's Do Things(unknown)
h. DST-284B Love Me Sooner(unknown)
i. DST-284C Jumpy Jitters(unknown)
j. DST-284D Nothing Ever Happens(unknown)
k. DST-284E Sentimental Blue(unknown)
l. DST-284F What 'Cha Doin' To My Heart(unknown)
All titles on: Savoy LP 12"1205   
Classics CD773   

Nat "King" Cole (v) on g, i-j, l; Maxine Johnson (v) on a, c, h, k.


Date: December 6, 1940
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b)

a. DLA-2255-A Sweet Lorraine(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Decca 788520   
b. DLA-2256-A Honeysuckle Rose(Andy Razaf, Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
Decca 788535   
c. DLA-2257-A Gone With The Draft(Dramin, Wesley Prince, Nat Cole)
Decca 788535   
d. DLA-2258-A This Side Up(unknown)
Decca 788520   
All titles on: Classics CD773   

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a, c.


Date: March 14, 1941
Location: Chicago

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), King Cole Trio (v)

a. 93596-A Babs(Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young)
Decca 788541   
b. 93597-A Scotchin' With the Soda(unknown)
Decca 788556   
c. 93598-A Slow Down(unknown)
Decca 788556   
d. 93599-A Early Morning Blues(Nat Cole)
Decca 788541   
All titles on: Classics CD773   

Nat "King" Cole (p) on a-b, d, (v) on c; King Cole Trio (v) on a-b.


Date: July 16, 1941
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), King Cole Trio (v)

a. 69504-A This Will Make You Laugh - 3:14(Irene Higginbotham)
Decca 788571   
b. 69505-A Stop! The Red Light's On - 2:36(T. Miller)
Decca 788592   
c. 69506-A Hit the Ramp - 3:20(Nat Cole, Oscar Moore)
Decca 788571   
d. 69507-A I Like To Riff - 2:45(Nat Cole)
Decca 788592   
All titles on: Classics CD786   

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a, d; King Cole Trio (v) on b.


Date: October 22, 1941
Location: Hollywood, CA

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Wesley Prince (b), King Cole Trio (v)

a. 69580-A Call the Police - 3:07(Nat Cole)
Decca 788604   
b. 69581-A Are You Fer It? - 3:07(Nat Cole, Lee)
Decca 788604   
c. 69582-A That Ain't Right - 3:13(Nat Cole)
Decca 788630   
d. 69583-A Hit That Jive, Jack! - 2:55(Cambell "Skeets" Talbert, John Alston)
Decca 788630   
All titles on: Classics CD786   

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b-c; King Cole Trio (v) on a, d.


Date: July 15, 1942
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Lester Young Red Callendar Trio (ldr), Lester Young (ts), Nat "King" Cole (p), Red Callender (b)

a. 1000 Back Home Again In Indiana - 4:52(James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
b. 1001 I Can't Get Started - 4:52(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
c. 1002 Tea For Two - 4:46(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
d. 1003 Body And Soul - 5:09(Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
All titles on: Philo 78 12" Album1000/1/2/3   
Classics CD786   

On the original release, the two 12" 78rpm album, the cover billed King Cole Lester Young Red Callender Trio and the labels said Lester Young Trio.


Date: October 11, 1942
Location: CPM, LA

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Red Callender (b)

a. RR8113-C Vom, Vim, Veedle - 2:57(Scherman, Jaxon)
Excelsior 7800102   
b. RR8114-C All For You - 3:22(R. Scherman)
Excelsior 7800103   
Both titles on: Classics CD786   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: March 1, 1943
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. MA0-2961 Let's Spring One - 2:39(Otis Rene)
Excelsior 78SC-107   
b. Beautiful Moons Ago - 2:22(Oscar Moore, Nat Cole)
Excelsior 78SC-106   
c. MA0-2963 Pitchin' Up A Boogie - 3:07(Cab Calloway, Buster Harding, Nat Cole)
Excelsior 78SC-104   
d. MA0-2966 I'm Lost - 3:06(Otis Rene)
Excelsior 78SC-105   
All titles on: Classics CD786   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 2, 1943
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. IA-2078 F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 3:02(Nat Cole)
Premier 78KC100   
b. IA-2079 My Lips Remember Your Kisses - 3:03(Scherman, Siegel, May)
Premier 78KC100   
c. IA-2080 Got A Penny - 2:32(Scherman, May)
Premier 78KC103   
d. IA-2081 Let's Pretend - 2:12(R. Scherman)
Premier 78KC103   
All titles on: Classics CD786   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b-d.


Date: November 30, 1943
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 123-4 Straighten Up And Fly Right - 2:23(Irving Mills, Nat Cole)
Capitol 78154   
b. 124-4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 2:54(Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
Capitol 78169   
c. 125-2 Jumpin' At Capitol - 2:25(N. Robinson)
Capitol 7810038   
d. 126-1 If You Can't Smile And Say Yes - 3:04(Rogers)
Capitol 78192   
All titles on: Classics CD804   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: December 15, 1943
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 139-1 Sweet Lorraine - 3:07(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Capitol 7820009   
Classics CD804   
b. 140-1 Embraceable You - 3:22(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Capitol 7820009   
Classics CD804   
c. 140-2alt Embraceable You - 3:17(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. 141-4 It's Only A Paper Moon - 2:53(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
Capitol 7820012   
Classics CD804   
e. 142-1 I Just Can't See For Lookin' - 3:05(Robinson, Stamford)
Capitol 78154   
Classics CD804   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: January 17, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 182-1 The Man I Love - 3:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Capitol 7820010   
b. 183-1 Body And Soul - 3:18(Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
Capitol 7820010   
c. 184-1 Prelude In C Sharp Minor - 2:54(Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Capitol 7820011   
d. 185-1 What Is This Thing Called Love - 2:55(Cole Porter)
Capitol 7820011   
All titles on: Classics CD804   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: February 1944
Location: New York

King Cole Quintette (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Shad Collins (t), Nat "King" Cole (p), Gene Englund (b), J. C. Heard (d)

a. 1010 Heads(Illinois Jacquet)
Disc 782010   
b. 1011 Pro-Sky(unknown)
Disc 782011   
c. 1012 It Had To Be You(Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
Disc 782010   
d. 1013 I Can't Give You Anything But Love(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
All titles on: Classics CD804   

Date: March 6, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 211-2alt After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It - 2:45(Irving Berlin)
b. 212-2alt Look What You've Done To Me - 3:01(Conrad, Gottler, Mitchell)
Capitol 7820064   
c. 213-2alt Easy Listening Blues - 3:09(N. Robinson)
Capitol 7820012   
d. 214-2alt I Realize Now - 3:07(Miller, Cowan)
Capitol 78169   
All titles on: Classics CD804   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: November 28, 1944
Location: CPM, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 335-5alt Please Consider Me - 3:12(unknown)
b. 336-6alt Bring Another Drink - 2:18(Branker, Bell)
Capitol 78192   
Both titles on: Classics CD861   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: February 27, 1945
Location: New York

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. VP-1209 If You Can't Smile And Say Yes(Rogers)
V-Disc V-Disc437   
b. VP-1209 A Pile O' Cole(Nat Cole)
V-Disc V-Disc437   
c. VP-1213 Any Old Time(Artie Shaw)
V-Disc V-Disc455   
d. VP-1213 Bring Another Drink(Branker, Bell)
V-Disc V-Disc455   
e. VP-1214 Candy(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, Mack David)
V-Disc V-Disc499   
f. VP-1214 A Trio Grooves In Brooklyn(Nat Cole)
V-Disc V-Disc499   
All titles on: Classics CD861   

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


Date: March 30, 1945
Location: Los Angeles

The Capitol International Jazzmen (ldr), Buster Bailey (cl), Benny Carter (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bill Coleman (t), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), John Kirby (b), Max Roach (d), Kay Starr (v)

a. 599-3 You Can Depend On Me(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap)
Capitol 78283   
b. 600-3 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight(Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson)
Capitol 7810031   
c. 601-2 Stormy Weather(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
Capitol 78283   
d. 602-5 Riffamarole(unknown)
Capitol 7810031   
All titles on: Classics CD861   

Kay Starr (v) on b-c.


Date: April 13, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 612-5alt I'd Love To Make Love To You - 3:08(Robert Emmerich, Ruth Pohl)
b. 613-1alt I'm A Shy Guy - 2:52(Nat Cole)
Capitol 78208   
c. 614-1alt Katusha - 2:29(Blanter, Singer, Hy Zaret)
d. 615-5alt It Only Happens Once - 2:51(Frankie Laine)
All titles on: Classics CD861   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat Cole Trio (ldr) on a; Oscar Moore (g) on a; Nat "King" Cole (p) on a, (v) on a; Johnny Miller (b) on a.


Date: May 19, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 643-3alt You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 2:49(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
Capitol LP 12"T2529   
b. 644-1alt Don't Blame Me - 3:22(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
Capitol 7815110   
c. 645-2alt I'm In the Mood For Love - 2:55(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
d. 646-1alt What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 2:32(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
Capitol LP 12"T591   
e. 647-1alt I'm Through With Love - 2:54(Matt Malneck, Joe Livingston, Gus Kahn)
Capitol 7820064   
All titles on: Classics CD861   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: May 23, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 651-4alt Barcarolle - 3:04(Jacques Offenbach)
Classics CD861   
b. 652-1alt To A Wild Rose - 3:11(E. McDowell)
Classics CD861   
c. 653-1alt Sweet Georgia Brown - 2:16(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
Capitol 78239   
Classics CD861   
d. 654-5alt I Thought You Ought To Know - 2:51(Tommy Dilbeck, Cecil Carter)
Capitol 78208   
Classics CD893   
e. 655-3alt It Only Happens Once - 2:54(Frankie Laine)
Capitol 7815358   
Classics CD893   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on d-e.


Date: June 9, 1945
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Quintette, Herbie Haymer Quintet (ldr), Herbert Haymer (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), Nat "King" Cole (p), John Simmons (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a. SRC-110-1 Black Market Stuff(unknown)
Sunset 787561   
b. SRC-111-3 Laguna Leap(unknown)
Sunset 787561   
c. SRC-112-2 I'll Never Be The Same(Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
Sunset 7810055   
d. SRC-113-1 Swingin' On Central(unknown)
Sunset 7810055   
e. 142 Nat's Kick - Part 1(unknown)
Swing (F) 78370   
f. 143 Nat's Kick - Part 2(unknown)
Swing (F) 78370   
All titles on: Classics CD893   

King Cole Quintette (ldr) on e-f; Herbie Haymer Quintet (ldr) on a-d.


Date: August 2, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 750-5alt I Call My Papa (Fla-Ga-La-Pa) - 3:07(Fisher, Roberts, Alfred)
b. 751-3alt It Is Better To Be By Yourself - 2:56(Nat Cole)
Both titles on: Classics CD893   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: October 11, 1945
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 765-9alt It Is Better To Be By Yourself - 2:53(Nat Cole)
Capitol 78239   
b. 766-7alt Come To Baby, Do - 3:03(Inez James, Sidney Miller)
Capitol 78224   
c. 767-3alt The Frim Fram Sauce - 3:15(Joe Richardel, Redd Evans)
Capitol 78224   
All titles on: Classics CD893   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: October 18, 1945
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 773-16alt Homeward Bound - 3:09(Leonard Feather)
b. 774-9alt I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm - 2:18(Nat Cole)
Capitol EP2-514   
c. 775-2alt This Way Out - 3:00(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7820061   
d. 776-2alt I Know That You Know - 2:28(Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
Capitol 7820062   
All titles on: Classics CD893   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-b.


Date: December 4, 1945
Location: MCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 840-2alt But She's My Buddy's Chick - 2:51(Oliver, Atkinson)
b. 840-3 But She's My Buddy's Chick - 2:53(Oliver, Atkinson)
Classics CD893   
c. 841-3 Oh, But I Do - 2:47(Fitzgerald, Mayme Watts)
Capitol (Au) LP 12"SCA-076   
Classics CD893   
d. 842-3 How Does It Feel - 2:53(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
Capitol LP 12"ST310   
Classics CD893   
e. 843-1 You Must Be Blind - 2:47(Nat Cole)
Classics CD893   
f. 844-2 Loan Me Two Till Tuesday - 2:35(T. Miller)
Classics CD893   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

842-3 was issued on Capitol ST310 with a new rhythm and string section.


Date: February 16, 1946
Location: Los Angeles

The Keynoters (ldr), Nat "King" Cole, Willie Smith (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d)

a. HL-121-2alt I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
Emarcy LP 12"MG26000   
b. HL-122-4alt The Way You Look Tonight(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
Keynote 78629   
c. HL-123-2alt Airiness A La Nat(unknown)
Keynote 78629   
d. HL-124-3alt My Old Flame(Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
Emarcy LP 12"MG26000   
All titles on: Classics CD938   

Cole plays under the name of Lord Calvert for this session.


Date: March 15, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1027-2 I'm In the Mood For Love - 3:10(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
Capitol 7820063   
Classics CD938   
b. 1028-5alt I Don't Know Why - 3:06(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
c. 1028-6 I Don't Know Why - 3:09(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
Capitol 7820062   
Classics CD938   
d. 1029-1 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 3:00(Bobby Troup)
Capitol 78256   
Classics CD938   
e. 1030-1 Everyone Is Saying Hello Again - 2:36(Malone, Segal)
Capitol 78256   
Classics CD938   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: probably March, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Johnny Miller (b)

a. F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 0:51(Nat Cole)
b. F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 2:02(Nat Cole)
Both titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: March 20, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET795-2alt Just You, Just Me - 3:19(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
b. ET796-1 Just You, Just Me - 3:19(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
c. ET796-2 I've Got The World On A String - 3:17(Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
d. ET797-2 Rex Rhumba - 3:30(Nat Cole)
e. ET798-1 But She's My Buddy's Chick - 2:29(Oliver, Atkinson)
f. ET798-2 Chant Of The Blues - 3:47(Nat Cole)
g. ET799-1 Rock-A-Bye Basie - 3:20(Collins, Lester Young, Count Basie)
h. ET799-3 Lester Leaps In - 2:28(Lester Young)
i. ET800-1 I Don't Know Why - 2:46(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
j. ET800-2 I Want To Be Happy - 2:14(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
k. ET800-3 I Know That You Know - 2:21(Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on c, e-f, i.


Date: early April, 1946
Location: Los Angeles

King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. JDB-178alt (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66(Bobby Troup)
Classics CD938   

Date: April 5, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1069-4alt What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 2:58(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
b. 1069-5 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 3:00(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
Capitol 7820061   
Classics CD938   
c. 1070-1alt To A Wild Rose - 3:08(E. McDowell)
d. 1070-2 To A Wild Rose - 3:13(E. McDowell)
Capitol 7820063   
Classics CD938   
e. 1071-2 Baby, Baby All The Time - 3:11(Bobby Troup)
Classics CD938   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: April 11, 1946
Location: Los Angelse

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1015-1 I Don't Know Why - 2:45(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
b. ET1015-2 This Way Out - 2:30(Nat Cole)
c. ET1016-1 Baby, Baby All The Time - 3:13(Bobby Troup)
d. ET1016-2 Somebody Loves Me - 3:18(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
e. ET1017-1 Too Marvelous For Words - 2:48(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
f. ET1018-1 Honeysuckle Rose - 2:17(Andy Razaf, Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
g. ET1018-2 How Does It Feel - 3:10(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
h. ET1019-2 Loan Me Two Till Tuesday - 2:21(T. Miller)
i. ET1020-1 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 2:00(Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
j. ET1020-2 You Name It - 1:54(Nat Cole)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: April 17, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1080-2alt Could 'Ja - 3:03(Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
b. 1080-4 Could 'Ja - 3:00(Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
Capitol 7820128   
Classics CD938   
c. 1081-3alt Baby, Baby All The Time - 2:58(Bobby Troup)
d. 1081-4 Baby, Baby All The Time - 2:59(Bobby Troup)
Capitol 7815165   
Classics CD938   
e. 1082-1 Oh, But I Do - 2:37(Fitzgerald, Mayme Watts)
Capitol 78274   
Classics CD938   
f. 1083-4 Rex Rhumba - 3:15(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7815240   
Classics CD938   
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-e.


Date: April 18, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1040-1 How High The Moon - 3:57(Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
b. ET1040-2 You Call It Madness But I Call It Love - 3:25(Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad)
c. ET1041-1 Tiny's Exercise - 2:49(T. Grimes)
d. ET1042-2 After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It - 2:33(Irving Berlin)
e. ET1043-1 Body And Soul - 3:45(Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
f. ET1043-2 On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 2:58(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
g. ET1044-1 I'd Love To Make Love To You - 2:49(Robert Emmerich, Ruth Pohl)
h. ET1044-2 Homeward Bound - 2:59(Leonard Feather)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: April 24, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1058-1 What Is This Thing Called Love - 2:39(Cole Porter)
b. ET1059-1 Mabel, Mabel - 3:15(Ervin Drake, J. Shirl, Manners)
c. ET1059-3 Swinging The Blues - 2:08(Eddie Durham, Count Basie)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b.


Date: April 25, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. ET1060-1 Beautiful Moons Ago - 2:46(Oscar Moore, Nat Cole)
b. ET1060-2 I Got Rhythm - 2:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. ET1061-1 Could 'Ja - 3:00(Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
d. ET1061-2 One O'Clock Jump - 2:51(Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith)
e. ET1062-2 How Deep Is The Ocean - 2:53(Irving Berlin)
f. ET1063-1 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 3:22(Bobby Troup)
g. ET1063-2 Cole Slaw - 1:45(Nat Cole)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: May 1, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1095-3 But She's My Buddy's Chick - 3:05(Oliver, Atkinson)
Capitol 78328   
b. 1096-3 You Call It Madness But I Call It Love - 3:02(Gladys Dubois, Russ Columbo, Paul Gregory, Con Conrad)
Capitol 78274   
c. 1097-1 Homeward Bound - 2:57(Leonard Feather)
d. 1098-3 Chant Of The Blues - 3:10(Nat Cole)
All titles on: Classics CD938   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: June 14, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 956-5 The Christmas Song - 3:11(Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
Capitol (Ger) LP 12"1CO56-85613   
b. 957-3 You Should Have Told Me - 2:51(Evans, Bellin, Harold Barnes)
Both titles on: Classics CD938   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 19, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), unknown (hrp, str), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b), Jack Parker (d)

a. 980-4 The Best Man - 3:06(Roy Alfred, Fred Wise)
Capitol 78304   
b. 981-2 The Christmas Song - 3:10(Mel Torme, Robert Wells) / arr: Charlie Grean
Capitol 78311   
c. 982-3 You Should Have Told Me - 2:56(Evans, Bellin, Harold Barnes)
Capitol 78356   
All titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

unknown (hrp) on b, (str) on b.


Date: August 22, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 983-5 I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - 2:51(Deek Watson, William Best)
Capitol 78304   
Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: September 6, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 987-9 In The Cool Of The Evening - 2:53(Nat Cole)
Capitol 78311   
b. 988-3 That's The Beginning Of the End - 3:02(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
Capitol 78328   
Both titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b.


Date: September 17, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 995-4 If You Don't Like My Apples - 2:58(Nat Cole, Werner, Werner (a), Moreno)
Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: October 30, 1946
Location: WMCA, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1263-4 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 2:53(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
Capitol 7810074   
Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: December 17, 1946
Location: NYC

The Metronome All Stars (ldr), Johnny Hodges (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Charlie Shavers (t), Lawrence Brown (tb), Bob Aherny (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Buddy Rich (d), June Christy, Frank Sinatra (v)

a. CO-37177-1 Sweet Lorraine - 3:08(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Columbia 7837293   
Columbia Legacy CDCK 65240 — Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits   
Columbia CDC4K 40343 — The Voice - The Columbia Years 1943-1952   
Columbia Legacy CDCXK 48673 — The Columbia Years 1943 - 1952 The Complete Recordings   (1993)
b. CO-37178-1 Nat Meets June(unknown)
Columbia LP 12"CL 2528   
Harmony LP 12"HL 7044   
c. CO-37178-2 Nat Meets June(unknown)

Bob Aherny (g) on b-c; June Christy (v) on b-c; Frank Sinatra (v) on a.


Date: December 18, 1946
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1268-5 I Want To Thank Your Folks - 3:10(Bernie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
Capitol 78356   
b. 1269-5 You're The Cream In My Coffee - 2:27(Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Lew Brown)
Capitol 7810086   
c. 1270-2 Come In Out Of The Rain - 2:53(Bob Russell, Carl Sigman)
Capitol 78418   
All titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: December 30, 1946
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1273-2 You Don't Learn That In School - 3:04(Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher)
Capitol 78393   
b. 1274-3 You Be You (But Let Me Be Me) - 3:06(Ellis)
Capitol ETB-566   
c. 1275-2 Can You Look Me In The Eyes ( And Say We're Through) - 2:45(Herrick, McMichael)
Capitol 78418   
All titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: January 21, 1947
Location: Pathe, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1287-3 Give Me Twenty Nickels - 3:06(Wolf, Brandt)
Classics CD1005   
b. 1288-3 Meet Me At No Special Place - 3:10(Robinson, Pyle, Terker)
Capitol 78393   
Classics CD1005   
c. 1289-2 If You Don't Like My Apples - 2:38(Nat Cole, Werner, Werner (a), Moreno)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: June 13, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2050-4 Naughty Angeline - 2:40(Allan Roberts, Lester Lee)
Capitol 78437   
b. 2051-2 I Miss You So - 3:02(Jimmy Henderson, Bertha Scott, Sid Robin)
Capitol 78444   
c. 2052-3 That's What - 2:22(Nat Cole, Oscar Moore)
Capitol 78437   
All titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: July 2, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2085-5 Honeysuckle Rose - 2:37(Andy Razaf, Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
Capitol 7810102   
b. 2086-4 Thanks For You - 3:05(Bernie D. Hanighen, Wright)
c. 2093-2 It's Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight - 3:12(Duke Ellington, Don George)
Capitol ETB-566   
d. 2097-1 For Once In Your Life - 2:55(Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher)
Capitol ETB-566   
All titles on: Classics CD1005   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b-d.


Date: July 3, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2102-2 I Think You Get What I Mean - 2:38(B. Black)
Capitol 78444   
b. 2102-1 (Everyone Has Someone) But All I've Got Is Me - 2:50(Nat Cole, Don George)
Capitol LP 12"W514   
c. 2103-1 Now He Tells Me - 3:05(Wolf, Brandt)
d. 2104-2 I Can't Be Bothered - 2:43(Billy Austin)
Capitol LP 12"W514   
All titles on: Classics CD1031   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 6, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2134-3 When I Take My Sugar To Tea - 2:21(Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman)
Capitol 78813   
b. 2135-1 Rhumba Azul - 2:32(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7810103   
c. 2136-2 What'll I Do - 3:02(Irving Berlin)
Capitol 7815019   
d. 2137-3 I Never Had A Chance - 2:49(Irving Berlin)
Capitol ETB-392   
All titles on: Classics CD1031   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

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


Date: August 7, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2138-4 This Is My Night To Dream - 2:22(James Monaco, Johnny Burke)
Capitol 7810103   
b. 2139-3 Makin' Whoopee - 2:29(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Capitol 7810101   
c. 2141-1 There I've Said It Again - 3:10(Dave Mann, Redd Evans)
Capitol LP 12"W514   
All titles on: Classics CD1031   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 8, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2142-3 I'll String Along With You - 3:11(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
Capitol 7810102   
b. 2143-5 Ooh, Kickeroonie - 2:22(Nat Cole, Dickinson, May)
c. 2144-3 The Trouble With Me Is You - 2:22(Roy Alfred, Fisher)
Capitol 78680   
d. 2145-1 Too Marvelous For Words - 2:31(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
Capitol 7810101   
All titles on: Classics CD1031   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 13, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2147-1 Three Little Words - 2:37(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
Capitol 7810190   
b. 2153-3 Moonlight In Vermont - 3:10(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Capitol LP 12"H156   
c. 2154-1 Poor Butterfly - 2:32(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
Capitol LP 12"H156   
d. 2155-2 How High The Moon - 2:39(Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
Capitol 7810191   
e. 2156-1 I'll Never Be The Same - 2:48(Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
Capitol 7810190   
f. 2157-1 These Foolish Things - 3:12(Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
Capitol 7810189   
g. 2158-3 Cole Capers - 1:54(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7810189   
h. 2159-1 Blues In My Shower - 2:50(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7810191   
All titles on: Classics CD1031   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 15, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, cel, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2163-3 I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours - 2:10(traditional)
Capitol LP 12"H3070   
b. 2164-3 Ke Mo Ki Mo (The Magic Song) - 2:19(Roy Alfred, Bob Hilliard)
Capitol 787-25009   
c. 2165-4 Three Blind Mice - 2:33(traditional)
Capitol LP 12"H3070   
All titles on: Classics CD1062   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (p) on c, (cel) on a-b.

Possibly, the celeste on this session is played by Buddy Cole.


Date: August 20, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Johnny Mercer and The King Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b), Johnny Mercer (v)

a. 2184-3 Save The Bones For Henry Jones - 2:38(Danny Barker, Lee)
Capitol 7815000   
b. 2185-3 My Baby Likes To Be-Bop - 2:25(W. Bishop)
Capitol 7815026   
c. 2186-2 Harmony - 2:55(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Capitol 7815000   
d. 2187-5 You Can't Make Money Dreamin' - 2:28(Shand, Dunham)
Capitol 7815026   
All titles on: Classics CD1062   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 22, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Frank DeVol (con), orchestra (acc), Jules Kinsler (r), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Buddy Cole (cel), Johnny Miller (b), Harry Bluestone (vn)

a. 2172-3 There's A Train Out For Dreamland - 2:35(Carl Kress, Heider) / arr: Frank DeVol
Capitol 787-25011   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
b. 2191-2 My Sleepy Head - 2:43(Coleman, Secon) / arr: Frank DeVol
Capitol 787-25010   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
c. 2192 Brahm's Lullaby(Johann Brahms) / arr: Frank DeVol
Capitol CD7946852   
d. 2193-1 Nature Boy - 2:37(Eden Ahbez) / arr: Frank DeVol
Capitol 7815054   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
e. 2197-2 Wildroot Charlie - 2:39(Nat Cole) / arr: Frank DeVol
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)
All titles on: Classics CD1062   

Buddy Cole (cel) on a.


Date: August 27, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2210-2 Nursery Rhymes Medley - 2:45(traditional)
Capitol 787-25010   
b. 2211-3 Old MacDonald Had A Farm - 2:40(T. D'Urfey)
Capitol 787-25009   
c. 2212-2 The Three Trees - 2:40(McNaughton)
Capitol 787-25011   
d. 2213-2 Laguna Mood - 2:55(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7815201   
All titles on: Classics CD1062   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-c.

Nursery Rhyme Medley consists of Mary Had A Little Lamb, London Bridge, Go In And Out The Window and Pop Goes The Weasel.

Sound effects by Pinto Colvig.


Date: August 28, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2220-3 I'm A Little Ashamed - 2:39(Rifkin, Miles)
b. 2221-3 Now He Tells Me - 2:33(Wolf, Brandt)
Capitol 7815011   
c. 2222-2 That's A Natural Fact - 2:34(Nat Cole, Dexter)
Capitol 7815320   
All titles on: Classics CD1062   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 29, 1947
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Oscar Moore (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2226-4 Lament In Chords - 2:57(Oscar Moore)
Capitol ETB-392   
b. 2227-3 You've Got Another Heart On Your Hands - 2:19(unknown)
c. 2228-2 Baby I Need You - 2:45(Farrar, Connaway)
d. 2229-3 Those Things Money Can't Buy - 2:47(Ruth Poll, Al Goodheart)
Capitol 7815011   
All titles on: Classics CD1062   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: October 28, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1749-5 Love Nest - 2:33(Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach)
Capitol EPEAP3-514   
b. 1950-3 Dream A Little Dream Of Me - 2:49(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)
Capitol EPEAP3-514   
c. 1951-3 Then I'll Be Tired Of You - 3:09(Arthur Schwartz, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
Capitol ETB-392   
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 3, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1952-6 Money Is Honey - 2:51(Hopkins, Leo Robin)
b. 1953-1 Little Girl - 2:23(Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
Capitol 7815165   
c. 1954-2 Who's Telling You Lies - 3:01(unknown)
d. 1955-3 No Moon At All - 2:56(Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
Capitol 7815358   
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 4, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1956-5 I Feel So Smoochie - 2:38(Phil Moore)
Capitol 7815019   
b. 1957-1 A Boy From Texas - A Girl From Tennessee - 2:39(Segal, McCarthy, Brooks)
Capitol 7815085   
c. 1958-2 When You Walked Out With Shoes On - 2:35(unknown)
d. 1959-2 That's The Kind Of Girl I Dream Of - 2:22(Segal, Fisher)
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 5, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1960-3 It's The Sentimental Thing To Do - 3:05(Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher)
Capitol 7815080   
b. 1961-2 I've Only Myself To Blame - 2:59(Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
Capitol 7815036   
c. 1962-2 It's Like Taking Candy From A Baby - 2:45(Bob Russell, Russell, Cowan)
d. 1963-2 You've Changed - 3:03(Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 6, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1964-4 The Geek - 3:11(Nat Cole, Fisher)
Capitol 7815036   
b. 1965-3 Confess - 2:56(Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss)
Capitol ETB-391   
c. 1966-1 If I Had You - 3:00(Ted Shapiro, Reg Connelly, Jimmy Campbell)
Capitol 78F813   
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on b-c.


Date: November 7, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 1967-7 Flo And Joe - 2:40(Leeds, Varnick)
Capitol 7815320   
b. 1968-2 If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon - 3:19(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Capitol 7815418   
c. 1969-2 I'm Gonna Spank My Heart - 2:52(Pack, Jones)
d. 1970-2 I See By The Papers - 2:45(Johnson, Reif, George)
e. 1971-1 Return Trip - 2:59(Irving Ashby)
Capitol 78F15843   
f. 1995-3 A Woman Always Understands - 3:00(Roy Alfred, Fisher)
Capitol 7815224   
All titles on: Classics CD1135   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-d, f.


Date: November 24, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2529-6 Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon - 2:39(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Capitol 7815080   
b. 2530-2 Blue And Sentimental - 2:33(Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
c. 2531-4 I've Got A Way With Women - 2:43(Roy Alfred, Wise, Silver)
Capitol 7815110   
d. 2532-2 My Fair Lady - 3:07(Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman)
Capitol 7815085   
All titles on: Classics CD1155   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: November 29, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b)

a. 2544-3 I Wish I Had The Blues Again - 3:05(Alec Wilder, E. Finckel)
b. 2545-4 Didn't I Tell You So? - 2:35(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
c. 2546-5 Lost April - 3:00(Leslie, Newman)
Capitol ETB-392   
All titles on: Classics CD1155   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: December 20, 1947
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Johnny Miller (b), unknown (str)

a. 2928-3 Lost April - 2:55(Leslie, Newman) / arr: Carlyle Hall
Capitol 7815054   
b. 2929-5 Lillette - 2:59(J. Gold)
Capitol 7815224   
c. 2930-2 Monday Again - 3:11(B. Belle, S. Rhodes, Klein)
d. 2931-3 Lulubelle - 2:12(Nat Cole, Liebman, Romero)
Capitol EPEAP2   
e. 2932-1 It's So Hard To Laugh (It's So Easy To Cry) - 3:03(Segal, Fisher)
All titles on: Classics CD1155   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

unknown (str) on a.


Date: December 21, 1947
Location: New York

Buddy DeFranco (cl), Art Pepper, George Weidler (as), Bob Cooper, Joe "Flip" Phillips, Warren Weidler (ts), Bob Gioga (bar), Buddy Childers, Dizzy Gillespie, Ken Hanna, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bill Harris (tb), Bart Varselona (bt), Billy Bauer (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich (d)

a. 2933-4 Leap Here(unknown) / arr: Pete Rugolo
b. 2934-4 Metronome Riff(Pete Rugolo) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Both titles on: Capitol 7815039   
Classics CD1155   

Art Pepper (as) on b; George Weidler (as) on b; Bob Cooper (ts) on b; Warren Weidler (ts) on b; Bob Gioga (bar) on b; Buddy Childers (t) on b; Ken Hanna (t) on b; Al Porcino (t) on b; Ray Wetzel (t) on b; Milt Bernhart (tb) on b; Harry Betts (tb) on b; Harry Forbes (tb) on b; Bart Varselona (bt) on b; Shelly Manne (d) on b.


Date: December 21, 1948
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), unknown (r, frh, str), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b)

a. 3808-2 Portrait Of Jennie - 2:58 arr: Carlyle Hall
b. 3809-4 It Only Happens Once - 3:03(Frankie Laine)
c. 3810-1 My Mother Told Me - 2:41(Nat Cole, George)
d. 3811-4 Bang Bang Boogie - 2:42(Levy, Gannaway, Kuller)
All titles on: Classics CD1155   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

unknown (r) on a, (frh) on a, (str) on a.


Date: January 14, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), unknown (str)

a. 3381-3 Portrait Of Jennie - 3:05 arr: Carlyle Hall
Capitol 7815387   
b. 3382-1 Don't Cry, Cry Baby - 3:05(Maher, Martini, Sid Tepper)
Capitol 7815418   
c. 3384-2 An Old Piano Plays The Blues - 3:20(Allen, George)
Capitol 7815387   
d. 3384-2 How Lonely Can You Get - 2:59(G. Kilham)
All titles on: Classics CD1155   
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unknown (str) on a.


Date: March 22, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 3741-2 Laugh! Cool Clown - 3:18(Ruggero Leoncavallo)
Capitol 7857-643   
b. 3742-2 Bop-Kick - 2:35(Nat Cole)
Capitol 7857-641   
c. 3743-1 For All We Know - 3:00(Sam M. Lewis, John Fred Coots)
Capitol 7857-643   
All titles on: Classics CD1196   
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Jack Costanzo (bo) on b, (cng) on b; Nat "King" Cole (v) on c.


Date: March 29, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Sid Cooper (f, cl), Al Richman (frh), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Mel Zelnick (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), George Koch, Zelly Smirnoff, Lou Stone, Frank York, George Zorning (vn), Dick Freitag, Rudy Sims (vl), Pete Makas, Ray Sabinsky (vc), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a. 3750-3 Land Of Love (Come My Love And Live With Me) - 3:14(Eden Ahbez) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-716   
b. 3751-3 Lush Life - 3:15(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-606   
c. 3752-3 Lillian - 2:42(George, Werner, Weidler) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-606   
d. 3753-2 'Tis Autumn - 3:06(Henry Nemo) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-642   
e. 3754-3 Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 2:38(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-642   
f. 3755-1 I Used To Love You - 2:58(Albert von Tilzer, Brown) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-641   
All titles on: Classics CD1196   
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Sid Cooper (f) on a-b, (cl) on a-b; Al Richman (frh) on a-b; Mel Zelnick (d) on a-b; Jack Costanzo (bo) on a-b, e-f, (cng) on a-b, e-f; George Koch (vn) on a-b; Zelly Smirnoff (vn) on a-b; Lou Stone (vn) on a-b; Frank York (vn) on a-b; George Zorning (vn) on a-b; Dick Freitag (vl) on a-b; Rudy Sims (vl) on a-b; Pete Makas (vc) on a-b; Ray Sabinsky (vc) on a-b; Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on c.


Date: March 30, 1949
Location: WMGM, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 3756-5 Etymology (The Language Of Love) - 2:39(Roy Alfred)
b. 3757-2 Peaches - 2:37(T. Gibbs)
c. 3758-3 Last But Not Least - 2:33(T. Gibbs)
d. 3759-3 I Wake Up Screaming Dreaming Of You - 2:37(Nat Cole, George)
All titles on: Classics CD1196   
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Nat "King" Cole (v) on a, d.


Date: May 7, 1949
Location: Bop City, New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Milt Jackson (vib), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo), June Christy (v)

a. Nat Meets June(unknown)

There are other Nat Cole Trio performances on this date without June Christy


Date: May 20, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), orchestra (acc), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Maria Cole (v), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a. 3788-5 It Was So Good While It Lasted - 2:47(Ackers, Poll) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 78818   
b. 3790-5 I Get Sentimental Over Nothing - 3:06(Nat Cole, Allton) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-705   
c. 3791-3 Who Do You Know In Heaven - 2:38(Peter DeRose, Al Stillman) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-680   
d. 3792-1 Your Voice - 2:17(Sidney Lippman) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 7857-705   
e. 3793-2 A Little Yellow Ribbon (In Her Hair) - 2:24(Davis, Silver) / arr: Pete Rugolo
All titles on: Classics CD1196   
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Pete Rugolo (con) on a; orchestra (acc) on a; Jack Costanzo (bo) on d-e, (cng) on d-e; Maria Cole (v) on d; Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on b-c.


Date: July 26, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 4980/51679-1 My Mother Told Me - 2:55(Nat Cole, George)
Capitol 7857-70050   
Classics CD1196   
b. 4981/51678-1 Exactly Like You - 2:39(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
Capitol 7857-70050   
Classics CD1196   
c. Part Of Me - 3:21(Nat Cole)
d. What Have You Got In Those Eyes - 2:31(Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
e. Top Hat Bop - 3:12(Irving Ashby)
f. Go Bongo - 3:05(Nat Cole, Jack Costanzo)
g. Rhumba Blues - 2:34(Nat Cole)
h. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - 2:28(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on b, e-h, (cng) on b, e-h; Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-d, h.


Date: August 2, 1949
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), The Starlighters (bkv)

a. 4754-4 All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - 2:29(D. Gardner)
Capitol 7857-90036   
b. 4755-2 You Can't Lose A Broken Heart - 2:57(James P. Johnson, Flournoy Miller)
Capitol 7857-749   
c. 4756-1 Bang Bang Boogie - 2:56(Levy, Gannaway, Kuller)
Capitol 78818   
All titles on: Classics CD1196   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on a, c, (cng) on a, c; The Starlighters (bkv) on a-b.


Date: September 9, 1949
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g, per), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng, per), unknown (bkv)

a. 4976-1 (Here Is My Heart) Nalani - 2:56(Gerda, Issacs)
Capitol 7857-749   
b. 4977-1 The Horse Told Me - 2:59(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
Capitol 78852   
c. 4978-1 Don't Shove, I'm Leaving - 2:43(Cliff Parman, Murdock)
Capitol 78852   
d. 4979-1 Calypso Blues - 2:59(Nat Cole, Don George)
Capitol 78915   
All titles on: Classics CD1305   
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Irving Ashby (g) on a, c, (per) on b; Nat "King" Cole (p) on a-c; Joe Comfort (b) on a-c; Jack Costanzo (bo) on d, (cng) on d, (per) on b; unknown (bkv) on a.


Date: November 7, 1949
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Gene Orloff (vn), Woody Herman (v)

a. 4314-4 Mule Train - 2:54(Lange, Heath, Glickman)
b. 4315-4 My Baby Just Cares For Me - 2:45(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Both titles on: Capitol 7857-787   
Classics CD1305   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Gene Orloff (vn) on a.


Date: January 5, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Charlie Barnet (ts), Ernie Royal (t), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Earl Hyde (d), Nellie Lutcher (v)

a. 5366-3 For You My Love - 2:24(P. Gayten)
b. 5371-4 Can I Come In For A Second? - 2:48(Sammy Cahn)
Both titles on: Capitol 78847   
Classics CD1305   
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Date: February 9, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (cng), The Girl Trio, The Starlighters (bkv)

a. 5159-2 Baby Won't You Say You Love Me - 2:57(Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon)
Capitol 78889   
b. 5160-2 I Almost Lost My Mind - 3:00(Ivory Joe Hunter)
Capitol 78889   
c. 5161-2 A Little Bit Independent - 3:07(Johnny Burke, Leslie)
Capitol 781068   
d. 5162-2 I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again - 2:46(Harry Woods)
Capitol 781068   
e. 5526-1 Twisted Stockings - 2:48(Joe Greene)
Capitol 78915   
All titles on: Classics CD1305   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (cng) on d-e; The Girl Trio (bkv) on b-c; The Starlighters (bkv) on a, d-e.

The Girl Trio is probably three of The King Sisters known as the Alyce King Vokettes or the female from The Starlighters, who may by this time have not been Pauline Byrnes, and two of the King Sisters.


Date: March 9, 1950
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Constanzo (bo, cng)

a. 52213-1 If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me - 3:06(T. Rodgers)
b. 52213-1 Third Finger, Left Hand - 3:05(K. Nelson)
c. 52213-1 After My Laughter Came Tears - 2:45(Roy Turk, Charles Tobias)
d. 52214-1 Calico Sal - 2:27(Roberts, Gordon)
e. 52219-1 Peaches - 2:33(T. Gibbs)
f. 52218-1 Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) - 2:21(Gene Austin, Smith)
g. 52218-1 All Aboard - 2:13(Nat Cole)
h. 52216-1 Ooh, Kickeroonie - 2:12(Nat Cole, Dickinson, May)
i. 52216-1 'Deed I Do - 2:13(Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Constanzo (bo) on d-e, g-i, (cng) on d-e, g-i; Nat "King" Cole (v) on a-d, f, h-i.


Date: March 11, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Les Baxter Chorus (bkv)

a. 5665-4 The Greatest Inventor Of Them All - 2:15(Raksin, Stanford)
Capitol 781010   
b. 5666-1 Who's Who - 2:58(Fisher, Dunham)
Capitol (UK) LP 12"EMS1279   
Both titles on: Classics CD1305   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Les Baxter Chorus (bkv) on a.


Date: May 12, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), unknown (acc), Maria Cole, Nat "King" Cole (v), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a. 5750-6 Get Out And Get Under The Moon(Charles Tobias, William Jerome, Larry Shay)
Capitol 781176   
b. 5751-2 Hey, Not Now(unknown)
Capitol 781176   
c. 5752-2 Tunnel Of Love(P. Fisher, B. Roberts)
Capitol 781133   
d. 5754-2 It's a Man Everytime(unknown)
All titles on: Classics CD1305   

Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv) on c.


Date: May 19, 1950
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), Sid Cooper (f, cl), Al Richman (frh), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Mel Zelnick (d), Stan Karpenia, George Koch, Zelly Smirnoff, Lou Stone, Frank York, George Zorning (vn), Dick Freitag, Rudy Sims (vl), Pete Makas, Ray Sabinsky (vc), Alyce King's Vokettes (bkv)

a. 5755-5 Time Out For Tears - 3:10(Abe Schiff, Irving Berman) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Capitol 781270   
Classics CD1305   
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: August 16, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

The Stan Kenton Orchestra (acc), Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as), Bart Caldarell, Bob Cooper (ts), Bob Gioga (bar), Chico Alvarez, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, James Salko (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, John Halliburton, Herbie Harper (tb), Laurindo Almeida, Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Don Bagley, Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 6513-6 Orange Colored Sky - 2:30(Milton DeLugg, Willie Stein) / arr: Pete Rugolo
b. 6514-6 Jam-Bo - 2:52(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo
Both titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Laurindo Almeida (g) on b; Don Bagley (b) on b; Nat "King" Cole (v) on a.


Date: August 25, 1950
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), Jud Conlon, Mack McLean, Loulie Jean Norman, Charles Parlato, Gloria Wood (bkv)

a. 6543-2 Get To Gettin' - 2:19(MacDonald, Weber)
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: September 11, 1950
Location: Los Angeles

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Les Baxter (con), unknown (acc), Nat "King" Cole (p, v)

a. 5641-1 Always You(unknown)
Capitol 781401   
b. 5642-2 The Magic Tree(unknown)
Capitol 781365   
c. 5664-2 Mona Lisa(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
Capitol 781010   
All titles on: Classics CD1305   

Date: probably Dec. 11, 1950
Location: New York

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Neal Hefti (con), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 6240-4 Paint Yourself A Rainbow - 2:18(Peter DeRose, Carl Sigman) / arr: Neal Hefti
b. 6241-3 Destination Moon - 2:40(Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred) / arr: Neal Hefti
Both titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Nat "King" Cole (p) on b.

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: February 1, 1951
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b)

a. 7050-9 That's My Girl - 2:19(Duke Ellington, Charles Tobias)
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: February 12, 1951
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 7110-8 Wish I Were Somebody Else - 2:42(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) / arr: Pete Rugolo
b. 7119-10 You Can't Make Me Love You - 2:25(unknown) / arr: Pete Rugolo
c. 7136-9 Poor Jenny Is A Weepin' - 2:43(Lucraft, Jacobson) / arr: Pete Rugolo
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on c, (cng) on c.

Unknown orchestra personnel. Unknown vocal group personnel on a and b.


Date: March 9, 1951
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Irving Ashby (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Joe Comfort (b), unknown (d, str), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng), The Ray Charles Singers (bkv)

a. 6275-3 A Robin And A Rainbow And A Red, Red Rose - 2:31(Lowe, Sachs) / arr: Joe Lippman
b. 6276-3 The Lighthouse In The Sky - 2:37(Nevins, David)
c. 6277-4 Pigtails And Freckles - 2:30(Wolf, Barlow)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on a-b, (cng) on a-b; unknown (str) on a; The Ray Charles Singers (bkv) on b.

Strings only arranged by Lippman.


Date: January 11, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Pete Rugolo (con), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 9224-7 It's Crazy - 2:20(A. Fields, T. Rogers) / arr: Pete Rugolo
b. 9249-6 You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 2:34(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown) / arr: Pete Rugolo
c. 9572-7 Where Were You - 2:15(Leonard Feather) / arr: Pete Rugolo
d. 9579-5 Summer Is A Comin' In - 3:05(Vernon Duke, John Latouche) / arr: Pete Rugolo
e. 9580-3 Funny (Not Much) - 2:56(Marcia Neil, Phillip Folsom Broughton, Hughie Prince, Bob Merrill) / arr: Pete Rugolo
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on a-c, (cng) on a-c.

Unknow orchestra personnel.


Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Charles Harris (b), Norris "Bunny" Shawker (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 9472-23 Penthouse Serenade - 3:05(Will Jason, Val Burton)
b. 9473-22 Rose Room - 2:45(Art Hickman, Harry Williams)
c. 9478-23 Down By The Old Mill Stream - 2:18(traditional)
d. 9479-35 Laura - 2:42(Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
e. 9474-21 Polka Dots and Moonbeams - 3:03(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
f. 9475-23 Somebody Loves Me - 3:02(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
g. 9476-25 Once In A Blue Moon - 2:54(Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
h. 9477-21 If I Should Lose You - 3:10(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on b-c, f-g, (cng) on b-c, f-g.

All titles were first recorded by same personnel on March 31 or April 3, 1952. The tapes from that first date were rejected and no longer exist.


Date: July 24, 1952
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angelos

Nelson Riddle (con), The Ray Anthony Orchestra (acc), Leo Anthony, Earl Bergman, Jim Schneider, Billy Usselton, Buddy Wise (r), Bruce Bruckert, Chris Griffin, Dean Henckle, Jack Laibach, Martin White (t), Keith Butterfield, Dick Reynolds, Walter Shields, Kenneth Trimble (tb), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Archie Freeman (d)

a. 10436-3 Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping (For Your Heart) - 2:28(Gene Austin, Smith) / arr: Nelson Riddle
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: January 28, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Nelson Riddle (con), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 10850-6 Almost Like Being In Love - 1:50(Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Nelson Riddle
b. 11082-2 This Can't Be Love - 2:28(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Nelson Riddle
c. 11083-7 Don't Hurt The Girl - 3:18(C. Robbins) / arr: Nelson Riddle
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on a-b, (cng) on a-b.

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: August 24, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Nelson Riddle (con), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), unknown (str)

a. 11726-11 The Christmas Song - 3:13(Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Only strings conducted by Riddle.


Date: March 25, 1955
Location: Capitol Recording Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA

Nat "King" Cole (ldr), Nat "King" Cole (v)

a. 13651 I'd Rather Have The Blues(unknown)
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: July 14, 1955
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d)

a. 14180-3 Don't Blame Me - 3:02(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
b. 14192-9 It Could Happen To You - 2:45(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 14206-1alt I Surrender Dear - 3:00(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
d. 14206-2 I Surrender Dear - 2:57(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
e. 14207-3 Little Girl - 1:48(Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: ca. 1956
Location: Los Angeles

John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Charles Harris (b), Mel Torme (d), June Christy (v)

a. How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)

From a "Nat King Cole Show" TV program.


Date: August 15, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Harry "Sweets" Edison (t), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d)

a. 15788-10 You Can Depend On Me - 3:51(Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap)
b. 15789-8 Candy - 3:52(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, Mack David)
c. 15790-4 Sweet Lorraine - 4:33(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
d. 15791-5 It's Only A Paper Moon - 3:05(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
e. 15792-3 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 3:40(Bobby Troup)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: September 14, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Willie Smith (as), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d)

a. 15895-10 Don't Let It Go To Your Head - 3:09(LaVere, LaPalm, Hadmik)
b. 15896-11 You're Lookin' At Me - 4:11(Bobby Troup)
c. 15897-7 Just You, Just Me - 3:00(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
d. 15898-8 I Was A Little Too Lonely and You Were A Little To Late - 2:58(Livingston, Evans)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: September 21, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Juan Tizol (vtb), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d), Jack Costanzo (bo, cng)

a. 15920-5 Caravan - 2:42(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
b. 15921-11 The Lonely One - 3:45(Heller, Hambro)
c. 15922-1 Blame It On My Youth - 4:08(Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
d. 15923-14 What Is There To Say - 3:33(Vernon Duke, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Jack Costanzo (bo) on a-b, (cng) on a-b.


Date: September 24, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d), Stuff Smith (vn)

a. 15936-5 Sometimes I'm Happy - 4:08(Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey)
b. 15937-3 I Know That You Know - 2:26(Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
c. 15938-11 When I Grow Too Old To Dream - 3:30(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. 15939-14 Two Loves Have I - 2:45(Vincent Scotto, Georges Konyn, Henri Eugene Vantard)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: September 2, 1959
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Dave Cavanaugh (con), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d), unknown (tam, bkv)

a. 32320-5 Whatcha' Gonna Do - 2:45(Nat Cole) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
b. 32321-4 In A Mellotone - 1:55(Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
Both titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Cavanaugh arranges and conducts chorus only.


Date: June 14, 1960
Location: The Sands, Las Vegas

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), Antonio Morelli (con), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p), Charles Harris (b), Lee Young (d)

a. 55355 Where Or When - 3:15(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Unknown orchestra personnel.


Date: March 22, 1961
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b)

a. AA-25349-21 It's Only A Paper Moon - 2:56(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, Erwin 'Yip' Harburg)
b. AA-25350-14 Sweet Lorraine - 3:21(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Both titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Date: March 23, 1961
Location: New York

Nat Cole Trio (ldr), John Collins (g), Nat "King" Cole (p, v), Charles Harris (b)

a. AA-23551-21 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 2:54(Bobby Troup)
b. AA-23564-9 Straighten Up And Fly Right - 2:35(Irving Mills, Nat Cole)
c. AA-23565-12 I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - 3:04(Deek Watson, William Best)
d. AA-23566-10 Embraceable You - 3:45(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD18-138 — The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio   (1991)

Sessions Reported: 113

Performances Reported: 442

Unique Songs Reported: 357

Unique Issues Reported: 164