Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962)
[MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 804 MB (Hi-Res) + 207 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-081 | Genre: Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

Although it would have been interesting to hear Nat King Cole play some piano and perhaps accompany a vocal by George Shearing instead of exclusively the other way around, this session was a big success. Cole is in prime form on such tunes as “September Song,” “Pick Yourself Up,” and “Serenata.” Shearing’s accompaniment is tasteful and lightly swinging, and the string arrangements help to accentuate the romantic moods. Continue reading “Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Nat King Cole – The King of Sound (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The King of Sound (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The King of Sound (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 835 MB (ISO) + 965 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Top Music International Ltd. | EU | Cat#: TM-SACD9006.2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

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Nat King Cole – Supreme Jazz (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - Supreme Jazz (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – Supreme Jazz (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 4.05 GB (ISO) + 3.51 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.23 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Membran Music | Germany | Cat#: 223274 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

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Nat King Cole – Love Is the Thing (1957) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - Love Is the Thing (1957) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – Love Is the Thing (1957) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 367 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.87 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.12 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo/Mono/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 824 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole’s collaborations with Gordon Jenkins rank among the finest from either artist or arranger. Cole’s first stereophonic long player, 1957’s Love Is the Thing remains the epitome of the pair’s undeniable compatibility, and it topped the album charts for eight weeks. The opener “When I Fall in Love” is considered by many to be nothing short of definitive; the restrained orchestration perfectly adapts to the singer’s verdant vocals. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Love Is the Thing (1957) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 269 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.96 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.26 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 1859 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This is the third and final collection to feature the team of Nat King Cole and Gordon Jenkins (arranger). Their earlier collaborations yielded the uniformly superior chart-topper Love Is the Thing (1957) and follow-up The Very Thought of You (1958). As the moniker suggests, there is a perceptible poignancy and longing weaved throughout Jenkins’ arrangements. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat king Cole - Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.18 GB (ISO) + 2.54 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono & Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 903 SA | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Just One of Those Things is a theme album comparable to one of Frank Sinatra’s uptempo swing albums of the same period (Come Fly with Me, etc.), and employs the same arranger/conductor, Billy May. Nat King Cole is a bit less effective than Sinatra at uptempo material; he tends to undersing these sprightly standards, and May saves his dramatic horn charts and percussion shots for moments when Cole is away from the microphone. Continue reading “Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1956) {2010, Remastered, Mono, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - After Midnight (1956) {2010, Remastered, Mono, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1956) {2010, Remastered, Mono, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.61 GB (ISO) + 1.03 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 782 SA | Genre: Swing, Jazz

Once Nat King Cole gave up playing piano on a regular basis and instead focused on a series of easy listening vocal albums, jazz fans longed for him to return to his first love. These 1956 studio sessions made up Cole’s last jazz-oriented disc, where he played piano and sang on every number, joined by several guest soloists. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1956) {2010, Remastered, Mono, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.97 GB (ISO) + 1.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.26 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 993 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. St. Louis Blues was the soundtrack to the film of the same name that starred Cole. The Billboard album chart placed the disc at a peak position of #18. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 1.57 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions ‎| USA | Cat#: CAPP 1084 SA | 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. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 660 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.29 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.87 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 2.09 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 1613 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

One of Nat King Cole’s crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. The set’s 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection of amazing music spanning Cole’s career. These are some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, 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}

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. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) {2013, 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}

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