Nat "King" Cole Nat King Cole - Soundies and Telescriptions

Nat King Cole - Soundies and Telescriptions
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Swing Era
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Before achieving international pop stardom in the 50s, Nat King Cole enjoyed considerable success fronting his own trio in Hollywood. This video is a fascinating collection of early film shorts produced for theaters and television. Backed by such sidemen as Oscar Moore and Irving Ashby, bassists Johnny Miller and Joe Comfort or Latin percussionist Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo, Cole was in peak artistic form in these true musical gems from his early West Coast period. Recommended to old-time fans and jazz enthusiasts alike, the music in this anthology sounds as enjoyable as ever.

Includes almost 30 songs including "Route 66," "Sweet Lorraine," "Mona Lisa," "Is You or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Solid Potato Salad" and "Always You."

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This fascinating look at the early career of Nat King Cole features the legendary singer taking his first steps into the business as a jazz singer. These clips were originally produced for television and theater productions, and see Cole working as an integral part of a trio. Fascinating and historically important, the music here sounds as vital today as it did all those years ago.


  • 1.Route 66
  • 2.Sweet Lorraine
  • 3.Little Girl
  • 4.Home
  • 5.The Trouble with Me Is You
  • 6.Calypso Blues
  • 7.For Sentimental Reasons
  • 8.Thats My Girl
  • 9.Mona Lisa
  • 10.Because of Rain
  • 11.Too Young
  • 12.This Is My Night to Dream
  • 13.Nature Boy
  • 14.You Call It Madness
  • 15.Got a Penny Benny
  • 16.Come to Baby Do
  • 17.Errand Boy for Rhythm
  • 18.Is You Is or Is You Aint My Baby
  • 19.I'm a Shy Guy
  • 20.Who's Been Eating My Porridge
  • 21.Frim Fram Sauce
  • 22.Oh Kickeroony
  • 23.Now He Tells Me
  • 24.Breezy and the Bass
  • 25.Solid Potato Salad
  • 26.It's Better to Be by Yourself
  • 27.Always You

Plot Keywords:

Jazz | Jazz Musicians | Music (General) | Music Video

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  • UPC: 022891901792
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