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Live Concerts

by Jordan Taylor & G.E. Hewitt

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Nat King Cole
Introduction

This page contains all of the known live concert recordings of Nat Cole; the body of work represented here spans nearly 22 years of his career. (Photo: on stage in Paris, April 1960. Photograph by Susanne Schapowalow.)


Date: Late 1942 / Early 1943
Location: 331 Club, 3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles

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

a. live I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - 3:41(William Weldon, Andy Razaf)
Vintage Jazz Classics CDVJC-1044 — Straighten Up And Fly Right! Live Radio Rarities, 1942-1948   (1993)
Resonance LP/CD BoxHLP 9042/HCD 2042 — Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)   (2019)

Dates

The date for this live broadcast (Mutual Broadcasting System) from the 331 club is approximate. The KC3 played two lengthy engagements at the club during 1942-43. First, from June 1942 to early 1943, around the beginning of March; then again from May 1943 to April 1944. Teubig lists this as being from ca. 1942 - 1943, while Holmes says it’s from January 1943. As there is no hard evidence for any sort of specific date, this discography will use the very broad date of Late 1942 / Early 1943.


Date: July 2, 1944
Location: Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles
Jazz At The Philharmonic

Nat Cole (v, p), Carolyn Richards (v), Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea (ts), Shorty Sherock (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Les Paul (g), Red Callender, Johnny Miller (b), Lee Young (d)

a. live Lester Leaps In - 9:09(Lester Young)
AFRS Transcription DiscDownbeat 341 — Downbeat 341   
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 319 — One Night Stand 319   
Disc 78 Album504 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4   (1946)
b. live Tea For Two - 12:37(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Mercury 78 Album11006-11008 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume Seven   (1947)
Clef LP 10"104-106 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume Seven   (1947)
Mercury LP 10"MG-35008 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume 7   (1950)
c. live Blues - 10:34(Etaoin)
AFRS Transcription DiscDownbeat 341 — Downbeat 341   
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 319 — One Night Stand 319   
Disc 78 Album504 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4   (1946)
d. live Body And Soul - 10:35(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 319 — One Night Stand 319   
Disc 78 Album507 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.5   (1947)
Mercury LP 10"MG-35006 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5   (1950)
e. live Sweet Lorraine - 3:14(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 315 — One Night Stand 315   
f. live The Man I Love - 2:52(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 315 — One Night Stand 315   
g. live I've Found A New Baby - 9:32(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
Mercury 78 Album11006-11008 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume Seven   (1947)
Clef LP 10"104-106 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume Seven   (1947)
Mercury LP 10"MG-35008 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Volume 7   (1950)
h. live Rosetta - 6:40(Earl Hines, Henri Woode)
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 315 — One Night Stand 315   
Disc 78 Album507 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.5   (1947)
Mercury LP 10"MG-35006 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5   (1950)
i. live Bugle Call Rag - 4:42(Jack Pettis, Elmer Schoebel, Billy Meyers)
AFRS Transcription DiscOne Night Stand 315 — One Night Stand 315   
Mercury LP 10"MG-35006 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5   (1950)
Mercury LP 10"MG VOL. 5 — Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5   (1951)
All titles on:
Verve CD Box314 523 893-2 — The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944–1949   (1998)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)

Nat Cole (v) on e; Carolyn Richards (v) on f; Illinois Jacquet (ts) on a-d, f-i; Jack McVea (ts) on a-d, f-i; Shorty Sherock (t) on f-i; J. J. Johnson (tb) on a-d; Red Callender (b) on g, i; Johnny Miller (b) on a-e, g-i.


Date: July 30, 1944
Location: Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles
Jazz At The Philharmonic

Illinois Jacquet (ts), Nat Cole (p), Red Callender (b), Lee Young (d)

a. live/inc One O'Clock Jump - 2:44(Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page)
b. live/inc Oh, Lady Be Good - 3:04(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles on:
Verve CD Box314 523 893-2 — The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944–1949   (1998)
Universal CD/DVD Box 0600753597767 (EU) — Nat King Cole: His Musical Autobiography   (2015)

Date: April 26, 1945
Location: King Cole Room, Trocadero, 8610 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

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

a. live If You Can't Smile And Say Yes - 2:45(Timmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12"GOJ 1013 — The Forgotten Years   (1979)
b. live The Trouble With Me Is You - 4:15(George Handy, Jack Segal)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12"GOJ 1013 — The Forgotten Years   (1979)
c. live Sweet Georgia Brown - 2:32(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12"GOJ 1013 — The Forgotten Years   (1979)
d. live Satchel Mouth Baby - 3:27(Mary Lou Williams)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12"GOJ 1013 — The Forgotten Years   (1979)
e. live I'm Through With Love - 3:00(Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Fud Livingston)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
f. live Nice Work If You Can Get It - 2:58(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Vintage Jazz Classics CDVJC-1044 — Straighten Up And Fly Right! Live Radio Rarities, 1942-1948   (1993)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d-e; Johnny Miller (v) on d; Oscar Moore (v) on d.

Songs

Teubig places “The Man On The Little White Keys” from this date. But according to the liners of the 1979 LP The Forgotten Years, that performance comes from an earlier AFRS broadcast.

Neither “I’m Through With Love” nor “Nice Work If You Can Get It” can be dated definitively. The former is almost certainly from this run at the Trocadero, while the latter may or may not be from the Trocadero, but is generally believed to be from this time period.

Composers

Most discographies credit Pinky Tomlin and Charles Tobias with composing this “The Trouble With Me Is You”. That is a different tune, however, than what was performed here.


Date: Late July / Early August, 1945
Location: Casa Mañana, Los Angeles

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

a. live Hit That Jive, Jack! - 0:41(Cambell 'Skeets' Tolbert, John Alston)
b. live I've Found A New Baby - 2:45(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
c. live I Tho't You Ought To Know - 3:02(Tommy Dilbeck, Cecil Carter)
d. live 'Tain't Me - 3:28(Lem Davis, Jack Palmer)
e. live After You've Gone - 3:05(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
f. live Perdido - 2:12(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
All titles on:
AFRS Transcription Disc37 — Magic Carpet   (1945)
Vintage Jazz Classics CDVJC-1044 — Straighten Up And Fly Right! Live Radio Rarities, 1942-1948   (1993)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c-d; Johnny Miller (v) on a, d; Oscar Moore (v) on a, d.

Date

The trio played Casa Mañana for two weeks beginning July 20th.


Date: January 16, 1946
Location: Ritz Theatre, 219 West 48th Street, New York
Esquire's 1946 All-American Jazz Band Concert

Nat Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Orson Welles (mc)

a. live After You've Gone - 2:48(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
b. live Sweet Lorraine - 3:25(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Both titles on:
Session Disc LP 12" — Hooray For Esquire Jazz Concert   (1976)

Date: April 15, 1946
Location: King Cole Room, Trocadero, Hollywood

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

a. live A Kiss Goodnight - 2:44(Freddie Slack, Floyd Victor, R. N. Herman)
b. live Rex Rhumba (Rhumba a la King) - 2:00(Nat Cole)
c. live Come To Baby, Do - 2:45(Inez James, Sidney Miller)
d. live Honeysuckle Rose - 3:44(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
e. live Honeysuckle Rose - 4:02(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
f. live I'm Just A Lucky So And So - 3:03(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
g. live Rex Rhumba (Rhumba a la King) - 3:20(Nat Cole)
h. live Baby, Baby All The Time - 2:48(Bobby Troup)
i. live Baby, Baby All The Time - 2:51(Bobby Troup)
j. live But She's My Buddy's Chick - 2:50(Sy Oliver, Cholly Atkinson)
k. live Somebody Loves Me - 3:02(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
All titles unissued.

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


Date: May 5, 1946
Location: King Cole Room, Trocadero, Hollywood

Nat Cole (v, p), Oscar Moore (g), Charlie Harris (b)

a. live Could 'Ja - 2:54(Carl Fischer, Bill Carey)
b. live This Way Out - 3:26(Nat Cole)
c. live How Deep Is The Ocean - 3:05(Irving Berlin)
d. live How High The Moon - 3:03(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
e. live F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 1:01(Nat Cole)
All titles on:
Vintage Jazz Classics CDVJC-1044 — Straighten Up And Fly Right! Live Radio Rarities, 1942-1948   (1993)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c.


Date: September 21, 1946
Location: Circle Room, Hotel La Salle, Milwaukee

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

a. live F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 0:42(Nat Cole)
b. live Oh, But I Do - 2:53(Kenneth Watts, Ella Fitzgerald)
c. live I'm Through With Love - 3:06(Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Fud Livingston)
d. live C Jam Blues - 3:45(Duke Ellington)
e. live My Sugar Is So Refined - 3:09(Sylvia Dee, Sid Lippman)
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CD7243 5 21859 2 4 — Live At The Circle Room   (1999)

Nat Cole (v) on b-c, e; Johnny Miller (v) on b; Oscar Moore (v) on b.


Date: September 22, 1946
Location: Circle Room, Hotel La Salle, Milwaukee

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

a. live I'm In The Mood For Love - 4:06(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
b. live I've Found A New Baby - 2:31(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
c. live I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) - 3:10(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
d. live If You Can't Smile And Say Yes - 2:26(Timmie Rodgers, Louis Jordan)
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CD7243 5 21859 2 4 — Live At The Circle Room   (1999)

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


Date: September 23, 1946
Location: Circle Room, Hotel La Salle, Milwaukee

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

a. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 3:18(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
b. live One O'Clock Jump - 3:50(Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page)
c. live Everyone Is Saying Hello Again - 2:18(Jack Segal)
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CD7243 5 21859 2 4 — Live At The Circle Room   (1999)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c.


Date: September 25, 1946
Location: Circle Room, Hotel La Salle, Milwaukee

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

a. live Sweet Georgia Brown - 2:31(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
b. live Sweet Lorraine - 3:22(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
c. live Oh, But I Do - 2:40(Kenneth Watts, Ella Fitzgerald)
d. live My Sugar Is So Refined - 3:17(Sylvia Dee, Sid Lippman)
e. live F. S. T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty) - 1:42(Nat Cole)
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CD7243 5 21859 2 4 — Live At The Circle Room   (1999)

Date: October 9, 1946
Location: Washington DC.

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

a. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 2:32(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
b. live The Best Man - 1:41(Fred Wise, Roy Alfred)
c. live/inc It Is Better To Be By Yourself - 0:16(Nat Cole, Howard Leeds, Robert Wells [as Bob Levinson])
All titles unissued.

These recordings may originate from the Brown Derby where the trio was playing at the time. Part of the Willis Conover Collection at The University of North Texas, these performances can be heard here.


Date: June 23, 1947
Location: Civic Audiotorium, Pasaadena

Nat Cole (v, p), Willie Smith (as), Stan Getz (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), Red Norvo (vib), Barney Kessel, Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Louie Bellson (d)

a. live Sweet Lorraine - (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 1 — Just Jazz 1   (1947)
b. live I Know That You Know - (Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 1 — Just Jazz 1   (1947)
c. live Don't Blame Me - (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 7 — Just Jazz 7   (1947)
d. live My Fair Lady - (Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 7 — Just Jazz 7   (1947)
e. live Loan Me Two Till Tuesday - 1:52(Joseph 'Taps' Miller)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 17 — Just Jazz 17   (1947)
f. live Petootie Pie - 1:58(Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leveen)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 17 — Just Jazz 17   (1947)
g. live Mabel, Mabel - (Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl, Henry Manners)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 17 — Just Jazz 17   (1947)
h. live How High The Moon - 12:59(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 17 — Just Jazz 17   (1947)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 2 — Just Jazz 2   (1947)
Modern 78 Album20-681/682 — Gene Norman Present's Just Jazz Volume 4   (1949)
i. live Body And Soul - 5:25(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 2 — Just Jazz 2   (1947)
Modern 7820-695 — Body And Soul, Part 1 & 2   (1949)
Modern LP 10"MOD 2013 — Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13   (1951)
j. live The Blues - 9:49(unknown)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 7 — Just Jazz 7   (1947)
k. live I Got Rhythm - 8:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 7 — Just Jazz 7   (1947)
Modern 7820-820 — I Got Rhythm Pt.1 & Pt. 2   (1951)
Modern LP 10"MOD 2013 — Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13   (1951)

Nat Cole (v) on a, c-g; Willie Smith (as) on h-k; Stan Getz (ts) on h-k; Charlie Shavers (t) on h-k; Red Norvo (vib) on h-k; Barney Kessel (g) on h-k; Louie Bellson (d) on h-k.


Date: May 7, 1949
Location: Bop City, 1619 Broadway, New York

June Christy (v), Nat Cole (v, p), Milt Jackson (vib), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga), Machito And His Orchestra (acc)

a. live An Old Piano Plays The Blues - 3:46(Don George, Steve Allen)
b. live Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 1:52(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
c. live Last But Not Least - 2:32(Terry Gibbs)
d. live Don't Cry, Cry Baby - 3:25(Clarence Maher, Bennie Martini, Saul Tepper)
e. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 1:59(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
f. live Body And Soul - 4:10(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
g. live Cole's Bop Blues - 4:00(Nat Cole)
h. live Nat Meets June - 4:00(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid])
All titles on:
Alto LP 12"AL 709 — 20 Dynamic Fingers   (1972)
Musidisc (Fr.) LP 12"JA 5175 — Rare Live Performances In Los Angeles 1944   (1976)
Fortune LP 12"F-4001 — Piano Playing Man – The Early Nat King Cole Trio   (1983)

June Christy (v) on h; Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d-e, h; Milt Jackson (vib) on h; Machito And His Orchestra (acc) on h.

Dates

The Fortune LP dates “Nat Meets June” as being from May 15. All other sources, however, place it here.


Date: July 23, 1949
Location: Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach CA.

Nat Cole (v, p), Woody Herman (v, cl), Sam Marowitz (as), Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt (ts), Serge Chaloff (bar), Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (t), Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb), Bart Varsalona (btb), Terry Gibbs (vib), Lou Levy (p), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort, Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga), Woody Herman Orchestra (acc)

a. live Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 2:44(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Encore CD78377470022 — The California Concerts 1949   (2002)
b. live I've Got News For You - 4:06(Roy Alfred)
Encore CD78377470022 — The California Concerts 1949   (2002)
c. live How High The Moon - 4:35(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
All titles on:
Jazz Band CDEBCD 2134-2 (UK) — Heard With Friends   (1998)

Nat Cole (v) on b; Woody Herman (v) on b, (cl) on c; Sam Marowitz (as) on c; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on c; Buddy Savitt (ts) on c; Serge Chaloff (bar) on c; Stan Fishelson (t) on c; Al Porcino (t) on c; Shorty Rogers (t) on c; Ernie Royal (t) on c; Charlie Walp (t) on c; Bill Harris (tb) on c; Earl Swope (tb) on c; Ollie Wilson (tb) on c; Bart Varsalona (btb) on c; Terry Gibbs (vib) on a, c; Lou Levy (p) on c; Joe Mondragon (b) on c; Shelly Manne (d) on c; Woody Herman Orchestra (acc) on c.

This was broadcast on the Mutual Network.


Date: July 29, 1949
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles

Nat Cole (v, p), Woody Herman (cl), Sam Marowitz (as), Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt (ts), Serge Chaloff (bar), Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (t), Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb), Bart Varsalona (btb), Terry Gibbs (vib), Lou Levy (p), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort, Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga), Woody Herman Orchestra (acc)

a. live Top Hat Bop - 3:22(Irving Ashby)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 75 — Just Jazz 75   (1949)
b. live Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 1:51(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 75 — Just Jazz 75   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
c. live Tiny's Exercise - 3:18(Tiny Grimes)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 75 — Just Jazz 75   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
d. live Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 2:15(Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 75 — Just Jazz 75   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
Encore CD78377470022 — The California Concerts 1949   (2002)
e. live Body And Soul - 4:17(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 76 — Just Jazz 76   (1949)
f. live Flo And Joe - 2:25(Ted Varnick, Milton Leeds)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 76 — Just Jazz 76   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
g. live Go Bongo - 4:45(Nat Cole, Jack Costanzo)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
h. live That's What - 1:57(Nat Cole, Oscar Moore)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)
i. live Blabber - 2:53(Nat Cole)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)
j. live Lush Life - 4:04(Billy Strayhorn)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)
Encore CD78377470022 — The California Concerts 1949   (2002)
k. live Baby I Need You - 3:04(Walton Farrar, Al Gannaway)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
Encore CD78377470022 — The California Concerts 1949   (2002)
l. live Bop Kick - 2:40(Nat Cole)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)
Swing House (UK) LP 12"SWH-12 — Pieces Of Cole   (1979)
Prism Leisure Corporation (DE) CDDBCD 15 — It's Almost Like Being In Love   (1989)
m. live/inc How High The Moon - 2:20(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
AFRS Transcription DiscJust Jazz 79 — Just Jazz 79   (1949)

Nat Cole (v) on b, d, f, h-k; Woody Herman (cl) on m; Sam Marowitz (as) on m; Gene Ammons (ts) on m; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on m; Buddy Savitt (ts) on m; Serge Chaloff (bar) on m; Stan Fishelson (t) on m; Al Porcino (t) on m; Shorty Rogers (t) on m; Ernie Royal (t) on m; Charlie Walp (t) on m; Bill Harris (tb) on m; Earl Swope (tb) on m; Ollie Wilson (tb) on m; Bart Varsalona (btb) on m; Terry Gibbs (vib) on m; Lou Levy (p) on m; Joe Mondragon (b) on m; Shelly Manne (d) on m; Jack Costanzo (cga) on a-f, h-m; Woody Herman Orchestra (acc) on m.

Songs

Cole and company play a chorus of “How High The Moon” and are then joined by the entire Herman ensemble for a bit of “More Moon.” Unfortunately, this performance is incomplete on the surviving AFRS transcription.


Date: November 4, 1949
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York

Nat Cole (v, p), Woody Herman (cl), Sam Marowitz (as), Jimmy Giuffre, Don Lanphere, Buddy Savitt (ts), Serge Chaloff (bar), Ed Badgley, Buddy Childers, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Charlie Walp (t), Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb), Milt Jackson (vib), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga), Woody Herman Orchestra (acc)

a. live Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 2:02(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
b. live Sweet Lorraine - 3:05(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
c. live Tiny's Exercise - 3:19(Tiny Grimes)
d. live I Used To Love You - 2:19(Albert Von Tilzer, Lew Brown)
e. live Laugh! Cool Clown (Vesti la Giubba) - 3:35(Ruggero Leoncavallo)
f. live Lush Life - 3:53(Billy Strayhorn)
g. live For All We Know - (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
h. live Embraceable You - (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i. live Tea For Two - 4:52(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
j. live Body And Soul - 4:10(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
k. live Cuba Libre - 5:01(Nat Cole)
l. live Baby I Need You - 2:45(Walton Farrar, Al Gannaway)
m. live Bop Kick - 2:32(Nat Cole)
n. live How High The Moon - 1:33(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
o. live More Moon - 3:18(Shorty Rogers)
All titles on:
Hep (UK) CDHEP CD 91 — The Forgotten 1949 Carnegie Hall Concert   (2010)

g, h performed as medley.

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, d, f-h, l; Woody Herman (cl) on o; Sam Marowitz (as) on o; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on o; Don Lanphere (ts) on o; Buddy Savitt (ts) on o; Serge Chaloff (bar) on o; Ed Badgley (t) on o; Buddy Childers (t) on o; Stan Fishelson (t) on o; Shorty Rogers (t) on o; Charlie Walp (t) on o; Bill Harris (tb) on o; Earl Swope (tb) on o; Ollie Wilson (tb) on o; Milt Jackson (vib) on o; Shelly Manne (d) on o; Woody Herman Orchestra (acc) on o.

AFRS Pressings

This concert was originally pressed by the AFRS, but the series/number for those discs is unknown at this time.


Date: October 19, 1950
Location: Kongresshaus, Zurich

Walter Alfred Wettler (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Irving Ashby (g), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bgo)

a. live Nothing To Fret About - 2:13(Irving Ashby)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
b. live Tea For Two - 3:50(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
c. live Body And Soul - 4:35(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
d. live Too Marvelous For Words - 2:57(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
e. live Bop Kick - 3:38(Nat Cole)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
f. live St. Louis Blues - 6:21(W. C. Handy)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
g. live Bluesology - (Milt Jackson)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
h. live In The Cool Of The Evening - 3:58(Nat Cole)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
i. live Go Bongo - 4:24(Nat Cole, Jack Costanzo)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
j. live How High The Moon - 5:02(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
k. live Summertime - 2:44(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
l. live Embraceable You - 2:43(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
m. live Poor Butterfly - 3:41(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
n. live Little Girl - 2:08(Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
o. live Sweet Lorraine - 2:56(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
p. live (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 2:36(Bobby Troup)
Duke Records (IT) LP 12"D-1014 — Live In Europe   (1969)
All titles on:
TCB Records (Swi.) CDTCB 02432 — Zurich 1950   (2017)

f, g;   k, l performed as medleys.

Nat Cole (v) on b-d, l, n-p.

Song Order

The listed track order is how it appears on the 2017 CD issue, one that differs, and has additional material, from the original LP. It is unlikely, though, that the show started with “Fret.”

Songs

Teubig calls “Bluesology” a “St. Louis Blues” riff repeat.

1950 European Tour

This concert was recorded for Radio Switzerland and is the only extant recording from the group’s 1950 tour of Europe. Both Holmes and Teubig list an earlier concert–October 16, 1950–recorded in Stockholm by Radio Sweden, but no releases are indicated. The songs listed are:

“Nothing To Fret About” / “Too Marvelous For Words / “Poor Butterfly” / “My Foolish Heart / “Tiny’s Exercise” / “Lillette” / “Home”

Further, Holmes list a radio show by the BBC of September 22, 1950, but none of these performances have yet to surface either. These include:

“Sweet Lorraine” / “Little Girl” / “Portrait of Jennie” / “Old King Cole” / “Frosty The Snowman” / “Mona Lisa” / “C’est Si Bon” / “Home” / “It’s Only A Paper Moon” / “The Christmas Song”


Date: November 15, 1951
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Biggest Show Of 1951

Nat Cole, Sarah Vaughan (v), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (cl, as), Willie Smith (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Harold 'Shorty' Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (t), Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Britt Woodman (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Duke Ellington (p, spk), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris, Wendell Marshall (b), Louie Bellson (d), Jack Costanzo (bgo, cga)

a. live Love You Madly - 2:10(Duke Ellington)
Vintage Jazz Classics CDVJC-1015-2 — The Sarah Vaughan Memorial Album — I'll Be Seeing You   (1990)

Date: May 10, 1957
Location: Civic Auditorium, Seattle

Wally Heider (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), others unknown (acc), Nelson Riddle (con)

a. live That's My Girl - 1:29(Ray Ellington, Barbara Tobias)
b. live Autumn Leaves - 2:53(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. live To The Ends Of The Earth - 1:55(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
d. live Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - 2:49(Anna Sosenko)
e. live Night Lights - 2:33(Chester Conn, Sammy Gallop)
f. live Makin' Whoopee - 4:20(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
g. live Little Girl - 1:03(Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
h. live Stardust - 3:37(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
i. live/inc Ballerina - 0:39(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell)
All titles unissued.

Nat Cole (p) on a, e.


Date: October 2, 1959
Location: Comiskey Park, Chicago
1959 World Series

Nat Cole (v), unknown (acc)

a. rt The Star-Spangled Banner - 1:30(John Stafford Smith, Francis Scott Key)
unissued

Date: April 19, 1960 #1
Location: Olympia Theatre, Paris
First Show

Nat Cole (v, p), Les Spann (f), Jerome Richardson (ww, ts), Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar), Benny Bailey, Irv Bush, Roger Guérin, Lennie Johnson, Floyd Standifer (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Melba Liston, Åke Persson (tb), Patti Brown (p), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. live Ballerina - 2:11(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
b. live Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - 3:03(Anna Sosenko) / arr: Nelson Riddle
c. live The Continental - 3:08(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
d. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 4:22(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
e. live Sweet Lorraine - 5:47(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
f. live (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 4:00(Bobby Troup)
g. live Welcome To The Club - 2:32(Noel Sherman, Dick Wolf) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
h. live Joe Turner's Blues - 4:22(W. C. Handy, Walter Hirsch) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
All titles on:
Frémeaux & Associés (FR) CDFA 5494 — Live In Paris   (2015)

Les Spann (f) on b; Jerome Richardson (ww) on a-c, g-h, (ts) on a-c, g-h; Porter Kilbert (as) on a-c, g-h; Phil Woods (as) on a-c, g-h; Budd Johnson (ts) on a-c, g-h; Sahib Shihab (bar) on a-c, g-h; Benny Bailey (t) on a-c, g-h; Irv Bush (t) on a-c, g-h; Roger Guérin (t) on a-c, g-h; Lennie Johnson (t) on a-c, g-h; Floyd Standifer (t) on a-c, g-h; Julius Watkins (frh) on a-c, g-h; Jimmy Cleveland (tb) on a-c, g-h; Quentin 'Butter' Jackson (tb) on a-c, g-h; Melba Liston (tb) on a-c, g-h; Åke Persson (tb) on a-c, g-h; Patti Brown (p) on a-c, g-h; Nat Cole (p) on a, d-f; Quincy Jones (con) on a-c, g-h.

Personnel

Quincy Jones’ rhythm section of Les Spann (g), Buddy Catlett (b), Joe Harris (d), and Patti Brown (b), were all substituted out during Cole’s portion of the concert. Brown was the only exception, remaining on to play piano on those numbers where Cole did not accompany himself.

While it is reasonable to assume that Jerome Richardson doubled and Les Spann played flute on a few numbers, it isn’t known if other members of the sax section also doubled.

The “others unknown” accompaniment on “Je Vous Aime” and “The Continental” refers to a small string section, probably five pieces, that augmented the Jones band.


Date: April 19, 1960 #2
Location: Olympia Theatre, Paris
Second Show

Nat Cole (v, p), Les Spann (f), Jerome Richardson (ww, ts), Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar), Benny Bailey, Irv Bush, Roger Guérin, Lennie Johnson, Floyd Standifer (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Melba Liston, Åke Persson (tb), Patti Brown (p), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), others unknown (acc), Quincy Jones (con)

a. live Ballerina - 2:10(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
b. live Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - 3:07(Anna Sosenko) / arr: Nelson Riddle
c. live The Continental - 3:35(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad) / arr: Nelson Riddle
d. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 5:42(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
e. live Sweet Lorraine - 5:36(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
f. live (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 4:26(Bobby Troup)
g. live Welcome To The Club - 2:39(Noel Sherman, Dick Wolf) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
h. live Joe Turner's Blues - 4:37(W. C. Handy, Walter Hirsch) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
i. live Thou Swell - 1:56(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Nelson Riddle
All titles on:
Frémeaux & Associés (FR) CDFA 5494 — Live In Paris   (2015)

Les Spann (f) on b; Jerome Richardson (ww) on a-c, g-i, (ts) on a-c, g-i; Porter Kilbert (as) on a-c, g-i; Phil Woods (as) on a-c, g-i; Budd Johnson (ts) on a-c, g-i; Sahib Shihab (bar) on a-c, g-i; Benny Bailey (t) on a-c, g-i; Irv Bush (t) on a-c, g-i; Roger Guérin (t) on a-c, g-i; Lennie Johnson (t) on a-c, g-i; Floyd Standifer (t) on a-c, g-i; Julius Watkins (frh) on a-c, g-i; Jimmy Cleveland (tb) on a-c, g-i; Quentin 'Butter' Jackson (tb) on a-c, g-i; Melba Liston (tb) on a-c, g-i; Åke Persson (tb) on a-c, g-i; Patti Brown (p) on a-c, g-i; Nat Cole (p) on a-f; others unknown (acc) on b-c; Quincy Jones (con) on a-c, g-i.

Personnel

See note from previous session.

Song Order

It is highly unlikely that Cole would have closed the concert with “Thou Swell,” unless it was performed as an encore.


Date: May 1, 1960
Location: Kongresshaus, Zurich

Eddie Brunner (eng), Nat Cole (v, p), Les Spann (f), Jerome Richardson (ww, ts), Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar), Benny Bailey, Irv Bush, Roger Guérin, Lennie Johnson, Floyd Standifer (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin 'Butter' Jackson, Melba Liston, Åke Persson (tb), Patti Brown (p), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), others unknown (acc), Quincy Jones (con)

a. live Unforgettable - 2:14(Irving Gordon)
b. live Madrid - 2:35(Nat Cole, Johnny Lange) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
c. live Tea For Two - 2:00(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
d. live Laura - 3:05(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
e. live On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 3:43(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f. live Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - 3:16(Anna Sosenko) / arr: Nelson Riddle
g. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 3:10(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
h. live Sweet Lorraine - 5:51(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
i. live (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - 4:20(Bobby Troup)
j. live Joe Turner's Blues - 5:22(W. C. Handy, Walter Hirsch) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
All titles on:
TCB Records (Swi.) CDTCB 02332 — Nat 'King' Cole - Quincy Jones and his BIG BAND   (2013)

Nat Cole (v) on a-b, f-g, i-j, (p) on c-e, g-i; Les Spann (f) on a, f; Jerome Richardson (ww) on a-b, f, j, (ts) on a-b, f, i; Porter Kilbert (as) on a-b, f, j; Phil Woods (as) on a-b, f, j; Budd Johnson (ts) on a-b, f, j; Sahib Shihab (bar) on a-b, f, j; Benny Bailey (t) on a-b, f, j; Irv Bush (t) on a-b, f, j; Roger Guérin (t) on a-b, f, j; Lennie Johnson (t) on a-b, f, j; Floyd Standifer (t) on a-b, f, j; Julius Watkins (frh) on a-b, f, j; Jimmy Cleveland (tb) on a-b, f, j; Quentin 'Butter' Jackson (tb) on a-b, f, j; Melba Liston (tb) on a-b, f, j; Åke Persson (tb) on a-b, f, j; Patti Brown (p) on a-b, f, j; John Collins (g) on a-c, e-j; Charlie Harris (b) on a-c, e-j; Lee Young (d) on a-c, e-j; others unknown (acc) on a.

Personnel

Quincy Jones’ rhythm section of Les Spann (g), Buddy Catlett (b), Joe Harris (d), and Patti Brown (b), were all substituted out during Cole’s portion of the concert. Brown was the only exception, remaining on to play piano on those numbers where Cole did not accompany himself.

While it is reasonable to assume that Jerome Richardson doubled and Les Spann played flute on a few numbers, it isn’t known if other members of the sax section also doubled.

The “others unknown” accompaniment on “Unforgettable” refers to a small string section, probably five pieces, that augmented the Jones band.


Date: January 19, 1961
Location: D.C. Armory, Washington, DC
JFK Pre-Inaugural Gala

Nat Cole (v), others unknown (acc), Nelson Riddle (con)

a. live The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top - 2:37(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
b. live Stardust - (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
Both titles on:
PBS DVD703856949454 — JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala   (2017)

Date: Late May, 1961
Location: Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines

Nat Cole (v), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), others unknown (acc)

a. live Dahil Sa 'Yo - 2:10(Mike Velarde, Jr.)
unissued

Date

Cole performed in Manila from May 24-27, 1961. This performance comes from one of those four nights. In his introduction to the song, which he sings in Tagalog, Cole says “… that I found when I came to your country just a few days ago. I didn’t have time to learn the words completely, so I hope you don’t mind if I sorta read the words off the music.” The performance has surfaced in recent years on YouTube, but no other issues of this or any other performances from Manila are known to be circulating.


Date: October 22, 1961
Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills
Mervyn LeRoy Testimonial Dinner

Nat Cole (v)

a. live I've Grown Accustomed To His Pace - (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Sammy Cahn)
Friars Club LP 12" — The Friars Club Presents The Mervyn LeRoy Testimonial Dinner   (1961)

Cole sang a parody of Lerner & Loewe’s “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face,” with special lyrics by Sammy Cahn.


Date: January 16, 1962
Location: Copa Room, The Sands Hotel, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas

Nat Cole (v, cla, p), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), others unknown (acc), Antonio Morelli, Lee Young (con)

a. live Aren't You Glad You're You - 1:25(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Joe Zito
b. live A Lot Of Livin' To Do - 1:37(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
c. live Why Don't You Do Right - 2:30(Joe McCoy) / arr: Joe Zito
d. live Wild Is Love - 1:48(Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne) / arr: Nelson Riddle
e. live Unforgettable - 2:11(Irving Gordon)
f. live Cappuccina - 2:51(Noel Sherman, Nisa Pallavicini, Pino Massara) / arr: Richard Wess
g. live Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - 3:02(Bart Howard) / arr: Ralph Carmichael
h. live Avalon - 1:39(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
All titles on:
Very Special Records (UK) CDVSR 002 — Live In Vegas 1962   (2013)

Nat Cole (cla) on f, (p) on b, h.

While a noteworthy addition to the Cole catalogue, especially as it features songs never captured elsewhere, this live set is nonetheless far from complete. Noticeably absent, at minimum, are two Jimmy Van Heusen songs Cole is known to have performed during his January 1962 run at the Sands: “Where Did Everyone Go?” and “I Wont’ Twist.”


Date: January 1963
Location: The Hacienda, Fresno CA.

Nat Cole (v, cla, p), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Leon Petties (d), others unknown (acc), Joe Zito (con)

a. live Ballerina - 2:04(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
b. live Unforgettable - 2:13(Irving Gordon)
c. live The Way You Look Tonight - 3:48(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Charlie Albertine
d. live Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 3:48(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch) / arr: Charlie Albertine
e. live There's A Lull In My Life - 3:48(Harry Revel, Mack Gordon) / arr: Charlie Albertine
f. live The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) - 3:48(Irving Berlin) / arr: Charlie Albertine
g. live Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 3:48(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch) / arr: Charlie Albertine
h. live Where Or When - 2:47(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
i. live Tea For Two - 1:55(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
j. live I Love A Piano - 2:39(Irving Berlin, Noel Sherman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
k. live To The Ends Of The Earth - 1:04(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
l. live Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - 2:10(Anna Sosenko) / arr: Charlie Albertine
m. live Non Dimenticar - 2:18(Shelley Dobbins, Michele Galdieri, P. G. Redi) / arr: Charlie Albertine
n. live Acércate Más (Come Closer To Me) - 1:16(Osvaldo Farres, Al Stewart) / arr: Charlie Albertine
o. live To The Ends Of The Earth - 0:52(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
p. live Mona Lisa - 1:55(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Nelson Riddle
q. live Ramblin' Rose - 4:10(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
All titles on:
Ovation CD3204 — Coast To Coast - Live   (2000)

d, e, f, g;   k, l, m, n, o performed as medleys.

Nat Cole (v) on a-g, j-q, (cla) on c-d, (p) on h-i, m.

Dates

Cole played the Hacienda from January 4–13, 1963.

Venue

The 2000 Ovation CD release erroneously listed the venue as the Riverside Inn.


Date: February 22, 1963
Location: New Latin Quarter, Tokyo

Nat Cole (v, cla, p), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Leon Petties (d), Nobua Hara And His Sharps And Flats, others unknown (acc), Joe Zito (con)

a. live A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - 1:11(Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
b. live And The Angels Sing - 1:37(Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
c. live Stardust - 4:25(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Gordon Jenkins
d. live Ballerina - 2:03(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
e. live Unforgettable - 2:15(Irving Gordon)
f. live The Way You Look Tonight - 3:32(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Charlie Albertine
g. live Acércate Más (Come Closer To Me) - 2:30(Osvaldo Farres, Al Stewart) / arr: Nelson Riddle
h. live El Bodeguero - 2:34(Richard Egues) / arr: Nelson Riddle
i. live Too Young - 2:32(Sylvia Dee, Sid Lippman)
j. live Cachito - 2:06(Consuelo Velázquez) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
k. live Quizás, Quizás, Quizás - 3:15(Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis)
l. live Autumn Leaves/Kareha - 3:07(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer, Hose Shibazaki)
m. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 5:35(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
n. live Honeysuckle Rose - 2:31(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
o. live Ramblin' Rose - 2:57(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
p. live Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - 4:54(Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain)
q. live A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - 0:42(Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
All titles on:
NLQ Entertainments (Japan) CDMMV-1002 — Live At New Latin Quarter   (2013)

Nat Cole (v) on a-m, o-q, (cla) on f, (p) on m-n.


Date: Early March, 1963
Location: Seoul Municipal Auditorium (Citizens Hall), Seoul

Nat Cole (v), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Leon Petties (d), others unknown (acc), Joe Zito (con)

a. live Arirang - 1:27(Traditional)
b. live Mona Lisa - (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
c. live Ramblin' Rose - (Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
d. live Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - (Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain)
e. live Too Young - (Sylvia Dee, Sid Lippman)
f. live Autumn Leaves - (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
g. live Quizás, Quizás, Quizás - (Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis)
All titles on:
HIT Record (KR) LP 12"HL - 1002 — Welcome Nat King Cole   (1963)

Dates

Cole played Seoul from March 1–3, so these recordings stem from one (or multiple) of these shows.


Date: November 9, 1963
Location: Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
Sights & Sounds '63

Nat Cole (v, cla, p), The Merry Young Souls (bkv), Reunald Jones (t), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Leon Petties (d), others unknown (acc), Joe Zito (con)

a. live When I Fall In Love - 2:51(Victor Young, Edward Heyman) / arr: Gordon Jenkins
b. live Ballerina - 1:59(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
c. live Unforgettable - 2:20(Irving Gordon)
d. live The Way You Look Tonight - 3:50(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Charlie Albertine
e. live Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 2:34(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch) / arr: Charlie Albertine
f. live There's A Lull In My Life - 2:22(Harry Revel, Mack Gordon) / arr: Charlie Albertine
g. live The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) - 2:10(Irving Berlin) / arr: Charlie Albertine
h. live Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 1:52(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch) / arr: Charlie Albertine
i. live It's Only A Paper Moon - 5:05(Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg)
j. live Laura - 3:32(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
k. live Tea For Two - 2:03(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
l. live I Love A Piano - 2:08(Irving Berlin, Noel Sherman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
m. live Day In - Day Out - 1:34(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Billy May
n. live That Sunday, That Summer - 3:48(George David Weiss, Joe Sherman)
o. live Mona Lisa - 2:12(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Nelson Riddle
p. live Mr. Cole Won't Rock & Roll - 8:05(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman) / arr: Dave Cavanaugh
q. live Ramblin' Rose - 3:31(Noel Sherman, Joe Sherman)
All titles unissued.

e, f, g, h performed as medley.

Nat Cole (v) on a-i, l-q, (cla) on d-e, (p) on i-k; The Merry Young Souls (bkv) on n, q.

This recording, which has circulated privately for years, captures one half of a concert Cole gave as part of his Sights & Sounds’ 63 tour. Unfortunately, the first Act was not captured nor the second song of the second Act, “And the Angels Sing.”


Date: October 4, 1964
Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles
Anti-Prop 14 Rally

Nat Cole (v, cla), Jack Sperling (d), others unknown (acc), Henry Mancini (con)

a. live Ballerina - 2:10(Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) / arr: Nelson Riddle
b. live When I Fall In Love - 3:05(Victor Young, Edward Heyman) / arr: Gordon Jenkins
c. live Get Me To The Church On Time - 2:14(Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Ralph Carmichael
d. live Hello, Dolly! - 5:04(Jerry Herman) / arr: Charlie Albertine
All titles unissued.

Nat Cole (cla) on d.

Personnel

The arrangement of “Get Me To The Church On Time” is a slightly scaled down “club arrangement” of Ralph Carmichael’s score from the My Fair Lady album. The arrangement exists at the Schomburg Library in New York, but the collection’s finding aid does not list who did the “club arrangement,” although it may have been Carmichael himself.

Similarly, Cole’s live arrangement of “When I Fall In Love” is heavily indebted to Gordon Jenkins’ 1956 chart, though it isn’t known with any certainty who is responsible for adapting the earlier arrangement.


Sessions Reported: 34

Performances Reported: 240

Unique Songs Reported: 138

Unique Issues Reported: 65