Tracklist

CD 1: Straighten Up and Fly Right
# Title Rating Length
1 Sweet Lorraine
2:57
2 Honeysuckle Rose
2:33
3 Scotchin’ With the Soda
2:31
4 Slow Down
3:09
5 Early Morning Blues
2:43
6 This Will Make You Laugh
3:17
7 That Ain’t Right
3:17
8 Hit That Jive, Jack
2:59
9 Little Joe From Chicago
2:21
10 All for You
3:25
11 I’m Lost
3:10
12 F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet and Tasty)
3:05
13 Got a Penny, Benny
2:35
14 Straighten Up and Fly Right
2:27
15 Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
2:57
16 Jumpin’ at Capitol
2:28
17 If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes
3:07
18 Embraceable You
3:24
19 It’s Only a Paper Moon
2:57
20 I Can’t See for Lookin’
3:09
21 The Man I Love
3:21
22 Body and Soul
3:21
23 Prelude in C Sharp Minor
2:58
24 What Is This Thing Called Love
2:59
25 Easy Listening Blues
3:09
26 I’m a Shy Guy
2:50
CD 2: I’m an Errand Boy for Rhythm
# Title Rating Length
1 Sweet Georgia Brown
2:20
2 (I Call My Papa) Fla-Ga-La-Pa
3:11
3 It’s Better to Be by Yourself
2:56
4 Come on Baby, Do
3:06
5 The Frim Fram Sauce
3:19
6 I’m an Errand Boy for Rhythm
2:21
7 This Way Out
3:04
8 How Does It Feel
2:57
9 I’m in the Mood for Love
3:13
10 I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
3:13
11 Route 66
3:02
12 Everyone Is Sayin’ Hello Again
2:41
13 I’ve Got the World on a String
3:17
14 Could Ja’
3:03
15 Baby, Baby All the Time
3:02
16 How High the Moon
4:00
17 But She’s My Buddy’s Chick
3:08
18 You Call It Madness
3:05
19 The Christmas Song
3:13
20 The Best Man
3:08
21 I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
2:55
22 In the Cool of the Evening
2:56
23 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
2:57
24 You’re the Cream in My Coffee
2:29
25 You Don’t Learn That in School
3:06
CD 3: Nature Boy
# Title Rating Length
1 Meet Me at No Special Place (And I’ll Be There at No Particular Time)
3:14
2 Naughty Angeline
2:43
3 That’s What
2:25
4 When I Take My Sugar to Tea
2:24
5 What’ll I Do
3:05
6 This Is My Night to Dream
2:24
7 Makin’ Whoopee
2:32
8 There I’ve Said It Again
3:12
9 I’ll String Along With You
3:14
10 (It’s Easy to See) The Trouble With Me Is You
2:25
11 Too Marvelous for Words
2:34
12 Cole Capers
1:56
13 Blues in My Shower
2:54
14 Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (The Magic Song)
2:23
15 Save the Bones for Henry Jones
2:42
16 Harmony
2:58
17 Nature Boy
2:40
18 Lament in Chords
2:59
19 Those Things Money Can’t Buy
2:50
20 Love Nest
2:37
21 Dream a Little Dream of Me
2:52
22 Then I’ll Be Tired of You
3:12
23 Little Girl
2:26
24 No Moon at All
2:59
25 I Feel So Smoochie
2:41
26 You’ve Changed
3:06
27 Confess
2:59
CD 4: Orange Colored Sky
# Title Rating Length
1 Flo and Joe
2:44
2 Blue and Sentimental
2:35
3 Lost April
2:59
4 Lillette
3:02
5 Lulubelle
2:15
6 Portrait of Jennie
3:09
7 Laugh! Cool Clown
3:22
8 Bop-Kick
2:38
9 For All We Know
3:03
10 Lush Life
3:18
11 Lillian
2:45
12 ’Tis Autumn
3:09
13 Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
2:32
14 Etymology (The Language of Love)
2:43
15 My Mother Told Me
2:58
16 Exactly Like You
2:42
17 Top Hat Bop
3:16
18 Calypso Blues
3:02
19 My Baby Just Cares for Me
2:48
20 For You My Love
2:27
21 I Almost Lost My Mind
3:03
22 I’ll Never Say Never Again
2:50
23 Ooh Kickerboonie
2:15
24 ’Deed I Do
2:17
25 Mona Lisa
3:18
26 Orange Colored Sky
2:33

Credits

CD 1: Straighten Up and Fly Right

arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 18)
composer:
Don Redman (track 15)
Nadine Robinson (track 16)
Robert Scherman (track 10)
Nat King Cole (track 26)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 18)
Fats Waller (1928) (track 2)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 22)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 19)
Nadine Robinson (1944) (track 25)
lyricist:
Robert Scherman (track 10)
Nat King Cole (track 26)
Andy Razaf (track 15)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 18)
Andy Razaf (1928) (track 2)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 22)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 22)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 22)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 19)
Billy Rose (1933) (track 19)
writer:
John Alston (track 8)
Louis Jordan (American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter) (track 17)
Otis René (track 11)
Nadine Robinson (track 20)
Timmie Rogers (track 17)
Dok Stanford (track 20)
Skeets Tolbert (track 8)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 19)
Druropetal Music (track 22)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 22)
Razaf Music (track 15)
WB Music Corp. (tracks 18, 22)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 19)
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 18)
Cuerpo y Alma (track 22)
later versions:
Har ni cykellås (track 2)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 18)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 18)
recording of:
All for You (track 10)
Body and Soul (track 22)
Embraceable You (track 18)
Hit That Jive Jack (track 8)
Honeysuckle Rose (track 2)
I'm Lost (track 11)
I’m a Shy Guy (track 26)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: I’m an Errand Boy for Rhythm

guitar:
Oscar Moore (1946-03-15) (track 9)
double bass:
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1946-03-15) (track 9)
piano:
Nat King Cole (1946-03-15) (track 9)
composer:
Nat King Cole (tracks 3, 6, 22)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 9)
Bobby Troup (track 15)
Harold Arlen (1932) (track 13)
Morgan Lewis (1940) (track 16)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 19)
lyricist:
Nat King Cole (tracks 3, 6)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 9)
Bobby Troup (track 15)
Ivory "Deek" Watson (track 21)
Ted Koehler (1932) (track 13)
Nancy Hamilton (1940) (track 16)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 19)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 19)
writer:
Roy Alfred (tracks 2, 8)
Charles Atkinson (track 17)
Marvin Fisher (tracks 2, 8)
Inez James (track 4)
Sidney Miller (songwriter, director and actor) (track 4)
Sy Oliver (track 17)
C.L. Roberts (track 2)
publisher:
Chappell (track 16)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 19)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 19)
recorded at:
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 19)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 19)
later versions:
recording of:
Come to Baby, Do (track 4)
How Does It Feel (track 8)
How High the Moon (track 16)
I’m in the Mood for Love (1946-03-15) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 19)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 19)

CD 3: Nature Boy

guitar:
Oscar Moore (1947-06-13) (track 2)
Oscar Moore (1947-08-06) (track 4)
double bass:
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-06-13) (track 2)
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio) (1947-08-06) (track 4)
piano:
Nat King Cole (1947-06-13) (track 2)
Nat King Cole (1947-08-06) (track 4)
composer:
Nat King Cole (tracks 12–13)
Walter Donaldson (track 7)
Sammy Fain (track 4)
Louis A. Hirsch (Musician. Co-founder of ASCAP) (track 20)
Irving Kahal (track 4)
David Mann (American songwriter) (track 24)
Oscar Moore (track 18)
Phil Moore (composer, jazz pianist and orchestra leader) (track 25)
Fabian André (1931) (track 21)
Wilbur Schwandt (1931) (track 21)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1934) (track 9)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 17)
lyricist:
Phil Moore (composer, jazz pianist and orchestra leader) (track 25)
Redd Evans (track 24)
Otto Harbach (track 20)
Gus Kahn (track 7)
Gus Kahn (1931) (track 21)
Al Dubin (1934) (track 9)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 17)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1947-06-13) (track 2)
Nat King Cole (1947-08-06) (track 4)
writer:
Roy Alfred (track 10)
Bennie Benjamin (track 27)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 16)
Marvin Fisher (track 10)
Lester Lee (track 2)
Allan Roberts (track 2)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 16)
George David Weiss (track 27)
Francis Henry (1931) (track 23)
Madeline Hyde (1931) (track 23)
publisher:
Beth Dryer Music (track 7)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 7, 21)
Essex Music, Inc. (track 21)
Rytvoc, Inc. (track 24)
Tobago Music Co. (track 7)
WB Music Corp. (track 7)
recorded at:
RKO-Pathe Studio in New York, New York, United States (1947-06-13) (track 2)
RKO-Pathe Studio in New York, New York, United States (1947-08-06) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Makin’ Whoopee! (track 7)
later parody versions:
Hör auf zu regnen (track 7)
later translated versions:
Les Yeux ouverts (French version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 21)
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 17)
Makin' Whoopee (track 7)
Nostalgia (Italian version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 21)
Sag es mir in deinem Traum (German version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 21)
recording of:
Blues in My Shower (track 13)
Cole Capers (track 12)
Confess (1947 song) (track 27)
Harmony (track 16)
I Feel So Smoochie (track 25)
Lament in Chords (track 18)
Little Girl (1931 song) (track 23)
Love Nest (track 20)
Nature Boy (track 17)
No Moon at All (track 24)
Naughty Angeline (1947-06-13) (track 2)
When I Take My Sugar to Tea (1947-08-06) (track 4)

CD 4: Orange Colored Sky

composer:
Count Basie (track 2)
Gordon Burdge (track 6)
Nat King Cole (track 18)
Mack David (track 2)
Milton DeLugg (track 26)
Walter Donaldson (track 19)
Jerry Livingston (songwriter) (track 2)
Henry Nemo (track 12)
J. Russel Robinson (track 6)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 24)
William Stein (track 26)
Paul Gayten (track 20)
Jack Gold (track 4)
Ivory Joe Hunter (track 21)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (1930) (track 16)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 10)
J. Fred Coots (1934) (track 9)
Nat King Cole (1949) (track 8)
lyricist:
Henry Nemo (track 12)
Paul Gayten (track 20)
Don George (track 18)
Jack Gold (track 4)
Walter Hirsch (track 24)
Ivory Joe Hunter (track 21)
Gus Kahn (track 19)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1930) (track 16)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 10)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (1934) (track 9)
writer:
Nat King Cole (tracks 15, 23)
Eddie DeLange (track 3)
Milton Leeds (track 1)
Billy May (track 23)
Emil Newman (track 3)
Herbert Winfield Spencer (composer and orchestrator) (track 3)
Ted Varnick (songwriter) (track 1)
Don George (track 15)
publisher:
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 19)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 9)
Tobago Music Co. (track 19)
later translated versions:
Moi sans toi (track 24)
parts:
Lush Life (Intro) (track 10)
recording of:
Blue & Sentimental (track 2)
Bop-Kick (track 8)
Calypso Blues (track 18)
Exactly Like You (track 16)
Flo and Joe (track 1)
For All We Know (1934 song) (track 9)
For You My Love (track 20)
Laugh! Cool Clown (track 7)
Lillette (track 4)
Lost April (track 3)
Lush Life (track 10)
My Mother Told Me (track 15)
Ooh, Kickeroonie (track 23)
Orange Colored Sky (track 26)
Portrait of Jenny (track 6)
’Deed I Do (track 24)
’Tis Autumn (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 16)

Release

ASIN: UK: B00005RT8F [info]