Nat King Cole

Complete Early Transcriptions

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This four-CD set contains 112 performances by the Trio from 1938-1941, radio transcriptions made especially to be played on the air. The early trio is instantly recognizable and, although there is a greater reliance on group vocals and guest singers (including Bonnie Lake, Juanelda Carter, Pauline and Her Perils, and the Dreamers) rather than on Cole's solo vocals, the music is not all that different from what the King Cole Trio would be playing a few years later when they became much better known.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:47
2 3:03
3 2:12
4 2:46
5
2:43
6 2:28
7 2:23
8 2:10
9 2:19
10 2:44
11
feat: Oscar Moore
3:10
12 2:11
13
2:49
14
2:39
15 2:40
16 2:39
17 2:07
18 2:54
19 2:05
20 2:15
21 3:11
22 3:00
23 2:35
24 2:00
25
feat: Bonnie Lake
2:26
26
feat: Bonnie Lake
3:11

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Bonnie Lake
2:46
2 2:12
3 3:01
4 2:55
5 2:28
6 2:12
7 2:20
8 2:49
9 2:40
10
2:02
11 3:25
12 2:56
13 2:06
14 2:01
15 2:19
16
2:49
17
2:29
18 3:17
19
2:52
20
2:57
21 3:04
22 2:27
23 1:56
24 2:52
25 2:41
26 1:32
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