Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings

by Nat King Cole


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Great Beginnings

This English reissue CD has ten of the Nat King Cole Trio's 16 Decca recordings, plus 16 selections taken from their early days with Capitol. A single-disc sampler that can be most enjoyed by casual listeners rather than completists, the Avid set contains quite a few classic moments, including two of Cole's first hits ("Straighten Up and Fly Right" and the remake of "Sweet Lorraine"), many fine solos (the versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love," "Body and Soul" and "Easy Listenin' Blues" are particularly memorable), and strong interplay between pianist Cole, guitarist Oscar Moore and either Wesley Prince or Johnny Miller on bass. Although Nat does a bit of singing, there are almost as many group vocals and a healthy dose of instrumentals. All of the material is available elsewhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Avid Records Uk
UPC: 5022810156925
catalogNumber: 569

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nat King Cole   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Oscar Moore   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Anne Caldwell   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Sid Miller   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Pat Hawes   Liner Notes
Skeets Tolbert   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Cliff Lee   Composer
John Alston   Composer
Joe Ricardel   Composer
Nadine Robinson   Composer
Inez James   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
David Wright   Pitch Adjustment
Richard Broadie   Engineer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
W. Jack Riley   Composer

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