NAT "KING" COLE - Year by Year - Part 3

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  1. coleman

    coleman Well-Known Member

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    Found the answer. Now to find one.

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=4095372&postcount=209

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=4096018&postcount=212
     
  2. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I agree - not good sound. The violins especially sound wobbly like it is a bad tape copy. Are they both from the same questionable album? This is what Amazon says about the source with a Russian name, I guess.
    # Original Release Date: August 16, 2010
    # Label: Svetlana Novojilova Shulguina
    # Copyright: Svetlana Novojilova Shulguina

    The 45 rpm single doesn't sound like those samples, even though it has a bit of groove noise, for 1951 it has OK sound.

    Single F1893 has 1-52 (issue date?) stamped in the dead wax. I looked in Billboard and there was an ad that included the single.

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  3. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Matt mentioned awhile back that he had seen the 3-D short feature with Nat King Cole from 1953.

    Here is a poster:

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    And I found a trailer for Windows Media Player that is perhaps just the visuals since the band may have been dubbed onto it, I am not sure. Unfortunately Nat does not sing in this version.
    Hollywood's First Musical Featurette in 3-DIMENSION!

    Released May 25, 1953.
    18 minutes.
     
  4. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I would like to hear the songs Nat sang in another Universal musical short with the orchestra conducted by this man
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    who later became Ray Charles' personal manager: Joe Adams.

    Nat King Cole and Joe Adams Orchestra.
    Released January 9, 1952.
    "This Universal musical short (Universal number 7303) features Nat King Cole singing three songs --- "Too Young" - "Destination Moon" - "That's My Girl" --- while backed up by Joe Adams and his Orchestra. The orchestra plays a number sung by Mauri Lynn and one dance by Clarence Metcalfe."
     
  5. coleman

    coleman Well-Known Member

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    What year did Capitol transition from 78 to 45 for their singles?
     
  6. Bob F

    Bob F Forum Resident

    Capitol was still releasing Sinatra 78 singles simultaneously with 45's through at least March 1958. The duets with Keely Smith (Capitol 3952: "Nothing in Common" b/w "How Are Ya Fixed for Love?") were issued in both formats, as were all of Frank's previous singles from 1953 through 1957.
     
  7. Ere

    Ere Forum Resident

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    What I find odd is that Nat's 78 singles are plentiful on eBay and the various brick & mortar stores that sell used music, but I almost never see Sinatra singles on 78 anywhere. Plenty of his Columbia 78s but where are the Capitol ones?
     
  8. jtaylor

    jtaylor Forum Resident

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    "Non Dimenticar," from later in 1958, may have been Cole's last 78.
     
  9. Ere

    Ere Forum Resident

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    According to a seller on eBay, in Brazil 78s from Capitol were made up to 1963, and he has about a half dozen or so of Nat's sides up there right now.
     
  10. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    oh, crispy-crunchy

    I have uploaded this previously unknown to me tour performance by Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, and Duke Ellington.

    You Tube: Nat, Sarah, Duke
     
  11. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Carnegie Hall, September 28, 1951


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    Magazine cover November 16, 1951.
     
  12. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    NKCDukeCarnegie1951.jpg

    Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington, Carnegie Hall



    NKCDukeSarahEddieSaundersDJ.jpg

    Nat, Duke, Sarah, & Eddie Saunders, a DJ in Columbus, Ohio. So the date of this photo is probably the same day as their concert appearances in Columbus on November 28, 1951.
     
  13. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    from the wiki
    ColeEllingtonVaughan1951 (2).jpg
     
  14. coleman

    coleman Well-Known Member

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    Dale, thanks for posting this! Not sure how you find all this stuff, sure I sure do appreciate all the hard work.
     
  15. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Why, thanks. I enjoy locating Nat's music and factoids that haven't had much attention in the forum thread here, but of course the Capitol recordings are still my favorite sources.:love:
     
  16. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    BIGGEST SHOW OF 1951


    To give you an idea of the grueling pace of Nat King Cole’s touring, here is one tour from 1951 that is partially documented.

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    The schedule is from Ken Vail’s 2002 book, Duke’s Diary Part Two: The Life Of Duke Ellington 1950-1974.

    The Duke Ellington orchestra at the time in Ann Arbor was:
    Duke Ellington (piano), Harold Baker, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson (trumpets), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (trombones), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet/tenor sax), Willie Smith (alto sax), Russell Procope (alto sax), Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax), Harry Carney (baritone sax), Wendell Marshall (bass), Louis Bellson (drums). Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole (vocal).






    *The only pieces recorded during the Ann Arbor concert were 3 songs by Sarah, and The Duet with Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

    I Ran All The Way Home (Sarah Vaughan)
    Mean To Me (Sarah Vaughan)
    Perdido (Sarah Vaughan)

    LOVE YOU MADLY (Nat King Cole & Sarah Vaughan)
     
  17. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I found one other concert date for this tour:

    Biggest Show of 1951 11/25/1951 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI


    There may be other gaps in the list. There may have been other Southern dates, although some dates could have been canceled since Duke Ellington was incensed at their treatment there, according to Dick LaPalm in Gourse's biography of Cole.
     
  18. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    The Ann Arbor recordings appear on a memorial album of live material of Sarah Vaughan.

    Sarah Vaughan. [Memorial Album] I'll Be Seeing You.
    Vintage Jazz Classics VJC-1015-2, 1990.

    SarahVaughanI'llBeSeeingYou.jpg
     
  19. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Additional TV Appearances
    for 1951

    Thursday, March 1, 1951
    Ford Star Revue
    Jack Haley, emcee

    [Destination Moon
    Mona Lisa ]



    09 Mar 1951 CBS Fri
    Star of the Family
    Host Morton Downey
    Guests:
    Gary Morton
    Nat 'King' Cole
    Peggy Ryan
    Ray MacDonald


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    18 Mar 1951 ABC Sun (East Coast)[Syracuse Herald]
    23 Mar 1951 ABC Fri (West Coast)[Long Beach Independent]
    Showtime U.S.A.:
    Hosted by Vinton Freedley
    starring
    comedian Joe E. Brown
    The King Cole Trio
    Eddie Dowling and Joan McCracken do a dramatic scene from the Broadway hit, "Angel in the Pawnshop".



    10 Apr 1951 NBC Tue
    The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:

    Guests
    Hank Ladd and Bert Wheeler are the guest hosts.
    Yvonne DeCarlo
    Nat King Cole
    Singer Mary McCarty
    Hal LeRoy
    The Christianias



    17 May 1951, Thur
    The James Melton Show [earlier called Ford Festival presents: The James Melton Show]
    NBC Television

    Guests
    Nat 'King' Cole Trio
    Jan Murray
    with
    Dorothy Warenskjold
    The Wiere Brothers





    11 Dec 1951, Tue
    The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
    NBC
    Host Milton Berle
    Guests
    Nat King Cole
    Anne Jeffreys
    Milton Frome
    Danny Dayton
    Hal LeRoy
    The Magid Triplets
    The Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals.
    Highlights:
    Nat King Cole performs "Mona Lisa", "Paper Moon", "Route 66" and "Too Young".



    16 Dec 1951 CBS Sun
    Star of the Family
    Hosts Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
    Guests:
    Nat King Cole
    Polly Bergen
    Jane Scott
     
  20. Clark Kauffman

    Clark Kauffman Active Member

    Just picked up a reasonably clean copy of "King Cole For Kids," the great 3-disc set of 10" 78 rpm platters. Very cool collection. The discs are about a quarter-inch thick and look fairly brittle, yet they claim to be "Superflex" discs that are unbreakable in normal use (as opposed to all those records that DO break during normal use??!!)

    Now I'm hankering for some of the other King Cole Trio albums. Anyone else collect Nat Cole 78s?
     

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  21. Clark Kauffman

    Clark Kauffman Active Member

    Some cool Nat Cole photos I've grabbed off ebay and elsewhere...
    They include Nat with Gene Barry and Angie Dickinson, plus Nat with Henny Youngman.
     

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  22. Clark Kauffman

    Clark Kauffman Active Member

    One more Nat Cole photo. This is a strange one. Don't know what it was for...
     

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  23. coleman

    coleman Well-Known Member

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    One of the strangest photos I've seen in quite some time, and not just on the Nat front. A quasi-Santa outfit, bag of athletic gear, and a sleigh-bicycle that goes nowhere. I guess I'd be pretty sad, too.
     
  24. coleman

    coleman Well-Known Member

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    Awhile back ago, Dale posted a reply about Cole at the Lord Calvert in the following thread:

    Pictures of musicians in completely NON-musical contexts...
    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=4610453&postcount=579

    A point of interest to note here is that Sammy Davis, Jr. is the one who actually took that photo of Cole in front of the hotel. It seems Davis was quite the shutter bug. I was in B&N last year (possibly two years ago) and I saw a book of his photography. That photo was in the book. Kind of cool.

    A link to the book can be found here if anyone is interested.
     
  25. benjaminhuf

    benjaminhuf Forum Resident

    Clark: Yes, they are fun. I've got close to a complete set of the 78 albums. They are real time capsules. I even put a few of them on the record player sometimes....

    A few years ago there was a special signed edition of the first album on ebay. I didn't get it, but it only went for about $100 iirc...!
     
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