Tag Archive: Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - Welcome To The Club (1959) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 301 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.26 GB (SACD ISO) + 586 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 153 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

As the 1950s came to a close, Nat King Cole (vocals/piano) continued creating stylish renditions of pop and jazz flavored standards. On Welcome to the Club (1959) the artist teams up with Dave Cavanaugh and the Count Basie combo — minus the maestro himself due to contractual restraints — for one of Cole’s most powerful collections supported by a big band. In fact, it is Cole’s unmistakable ultra-cool intonations that flawlessly reign in the fiery — and at times overbearing — ensemble arrangements.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 279 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.26 GB (SACD ISO) + 609 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 225 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

First issued in the early ’60s, this collection of musical Christmas cheer is packed full of the smoothly sung, sentimental favorites associated as much with Nat King Cole himself as with the season. The singer’s performance of “The Christmas Song” is an unforgettable classic reprised here twice, once in an updated version that includes a contemporary vocal from his daughter, Natalie, and also in Cole’s original 1946 recording.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}

Nat King Cole – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1991) {18CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.74 GB (CDs) + 177 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mosaic Records | Canada | Cat#: MD18-138 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing

Music fans born after 1960 are less likely to be aware that Nat King Cole began his career as an influential jazz pianist, so much so that the great Art Tatum and the up-and-coming Oscar Peterson formed trios similar to Cole’s. What this comprehensive limited-edition boxed set does is put all of Cole’s jazz trio recordings, including later groups that added a conga player, selected tracks from sessions that sometimes border on easy listening, and nearly the complete contentsRead More

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1119 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole possessed one of the most accessible and appealing voices of any singer in the 1950s. This ballad-oriented set puts the emphasis completely on his voice (there is no piano playing or any hint of his jazz-oriented past) and features Cole accompanied by Gordon Jenkins’ sweet arrangements for a string orchestra.Read More