Nat “King” Cole

The Recordings

The Frim Fram Sauce

Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (224)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: October 11, 1945
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Nature Boy

 record label Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (15054)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 1947
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Performed by Kink Cole with orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol.

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Lost April

 record label Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (15054)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: December 1, 1947
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Performed by the King Cole Trio with Orchestra conducted by Carlyle Hall.

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Straighten Up and Fly Right

 record label Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (154)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: November 30, 1943
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Performed by the King Cole Trio.

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I Can't See for Lookin'

 record label Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (154)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: December 15, 1943
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Performed by the King Cole Trio.

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I Realize Now

 record label Group: Nat "King" Cole
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (169)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: November 30, 1943
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Performed by the King Cole Trio.

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Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You

 record label Group: The King Cole Trio
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (169)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: November 30, 1943
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Performed by the King Cole Trio.

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Leap Here

Group: Metronome All Stars
Label: Capitol Matrix Number: Capitol (15039)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 1947
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This disk is the result of a recording session with the 1947 readers poll winners. They were brought together in the Capitol Records studio to lay down two sides. The lineup includes Dizzy Gillespie, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Bill Harris, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, Billy Bauer, Eddie Safranski, & Buddy Rich. It’s a fantastic, energetic, lively, and fun recording. “Leap Here” was written by Cole. He is known primarily as a singer but his piano playing is masterful and he manages to show it all off here. Dizzy, of course, blasts his was through this piece joyfully. It’s unfair to single out any one player in this piece, they are all monsters on their instruments, but noteworthy is Bill Harris’ trombone. His is no staid scale exercise. Listen to how he plays with the instrument as he delves into his solo. Fun stuff!

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