Nat King Cole

The Billy May Sessions

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Nat King Cole recorded with arranger/bandleader Billy May on several occasions and all of their collaborations are on this excellent double-CD The Billy May Sessions. Dating from 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957 and 1961, some of the more memorable numbers include "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "Angel Eyes," "Papa Loves Mambo," "Send for Me," "Who's Sorry Now," "The Party's Over" and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street." Cole also takes organ solos on three of the selections from 1961 (the only time he ever recorded on that instrument), though he plays no piano on this set. It's recommended for his superior middle of the road singing.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
2 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
3 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
4 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
5 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
6 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
7 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
11 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
12 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
13 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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02:53 SpotifyAmazon
15 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
16 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
17 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
18 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
19 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
20 03:45
21 02:46 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
2 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
3 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
4 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
6 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
7 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
8 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
9 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
11 02:07 SpotifyAmazon
12 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
13 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
15 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
16 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
17 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
18 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
19 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
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