Records from Capitol

Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

With Paul Weston and His Orchestra. This is a FABULOUS version by Johnny Mercer of a great song, which he co-wrote with Harold Arlen. Johnny may not have a perfect voice, but he sings this with such infectious joy! You may also want to check out Artie Shaw’s cover of this song.

After You Get What You Want You Dont Want It

December 10, 2015
By joycejohnston

Ain’t Goin’ No Place

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Personnel: Peggy Lee, vocal; Eddie Miller, tenor; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Pete Johnson, piano; Nappy LaMare, guitar; Shorty Cherock, trumpet; Les Robinson, alto sax; Hank Wayland, bass; Nick Fatool, drums.

Automobile of Life

August 11, 2018
By joycejohnston

Boogie in Bee

December 10, 2015
By joycejohnston

Chicken Reel

January 20, 2020
By joycejohnston

Clambake in B Flat

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Cuban Sugar Mill

November 1, 2015
By joycejohnston

Fine Brown Frame

December 31, 2015
By joycejohnston

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by the King Cole Trio.

Green Grow the Lilacs

March 14, 2016
By joycejohnston

He’s a Real Gone Guy

December 28, 2015
By joycejohnston

How High The Moon

September 12, 2018
By joycejohnston

Hurry On Down

December 28, 2015
By joycejohnston

Unfortunately, this recording is not in great shape. But if you can listen past the hiss, Nellie and her band display a wonderful energy and humor in this version of “Hurry On Down” that perfectly complement the lyrics.

I Can’t Escape From You

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

I Can’t See for Lookin’

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by the King Cole Trio.

I Realize Now

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by the King Cole Trio.

I Surrender Dear

December 28, 2015
By joycejohnston

For another version of this song, on which Benny Carter also plays, see the Chocolate Dandies.

I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

I’m Sorry I Made You Cry

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Personnel: Jack Teagarden, trombone and vocal; Joe Sullivan, piano; Jimmie Noone, clarinet; Zutty Singleton, drums; Dave Barbour, guitar; Dave Matthews, tenor sax; Billy May, trumpet; Art Shapiro, bass.

It’s the Talk of the Town

December 15, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by Coleman Hawkins Orchestra. Personnel: Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Allan Reuss, guitar; John Simmons, bass; “Sir Charles” Thompson, piano; Denzil Best, drums.

Johnny (Is The Boy For Me)

September 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

Leap Here

November 1, 2015
By joycejohnston

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!

Let Me Love You Tonight

December 28, 2015
By joycejohnston

Lost April

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by the King Cole Trio with Orchestra conducted by Carlyle Hall.

Malibu

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

Mama Inez

August 7, 2018
By joycejohnston

Mockin’ Bird Hill

January 20, 2020
By joycejohnston

Nature Boy

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by Kink Cole with orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol.

Pig Latin Song

December 31, 2015
By joycejohnston

Prelude to a Kiss

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

Small Batch of Nod

November 1, 2015
By joycejohnston

South Rampart Street Parade

August 7, 2018
By joycejohnston

Straighten Up and Fly Right

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by the King Cole Trio.

Stuffy

December 15, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by Coleman Hawkins Orchestra. Personnel: Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Howard McGhee, trumpet; Allan Reuss, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; “Sir Charles” Thompson, piano; Denzil Best, drums.

Sugar

December 31, 2015
By joycejohnston

Personnel: Eddie Miller, tenor sax; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Pete Johnson, piano; Nappy LaMare, guitar; Shorty Cherock, trumpet; Les Robinson, alto sax; Hank Wayland, bass; Nick Fatool, drums.

The Frim Fram Sauce

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Vaya Con Dios

September 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

Yingle Bells

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

You Can Be a Millionaire With Me

August 11, 2018
By joycejohnston

You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often

March 14, 2016
By joycejohnston