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Nat King Cole: Hittin The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943

Artist: Nat King Cole
Title: Hittin The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943

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Artist: Nat King Cole
Title: Hittin The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943

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Limited 10 vinyl LP box set. Released in partnership with the Nat King Cole estate Resonance Records Hittin The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 is the first large-scale collection of the pivotal early recordings of Nats 29-year recording career. Most tracks are receiving their first official release in this meticulously restored set of original live-to-disk recordings. This collection draws upon a wide range of sources including many newly-discovered tracks unearthed for the first time from archives located all over the world such as Trompin jukebox-only release for Cinematone 1939 Whatcha Know Joe undocumented radio performance 1940 - now the earliest known recording of Nat on the air The Romany Room is Jumpin private recording 1941 and Beautiful Moons Ago longer alternate take 1943. Sessions include Nat at age 17 playing piano in his brothers band in Chicago 1936 the first King Cole Trio recordings from 1938 made for radio broadcast only for Standard Transcriptions further radio transcription sessions for Standard Davis & Schwegler Keystone plus his first uncredited session for MacGregor with vocalist Anita Boyer the Ammor Records Session Spring 1940 - the first commercial-release sessions for the trio the Decca Recordings 1940-41 the small-label sessions for Excelsior and Premier labels 1943 many previously-uncirculated Armed Forces Radio performances and with producer Norman Granz at the helm early jazz sessions with Lester Young Granz historic first session as a producer and Dexter Gordon originally released on Philo and Mercury respectively. Boasting an extensive 60+ page booklet with rare photographs essays by acclaimed author Will Friedwald and guitarist Nick Rossi with a special focus on Oscar Moore plus interviews and testimonials from Johnny Mathis Tony Bennett Quincy Jones Harry Belafonte John Pizzarelli Freddy Cole Michael Feinstein and many others.

1.1 Honey Hush
1.2 Stompin at the Panama Skollers Shuffle
1.3 Bedtime Sleepy Moan
1.4 Thunder
1.5 Mutiny in the Nursery
1.6 F.D.R Jones
1.7 The Sheik of Araby
1.8 The Blue Danube
1.9 Button Button
1.10 Jingle Bells
1.11 Swannee River
1.12 With Plenty of Money and You
1.13 Dont Blame Me
1.14 Lullaby in Rhythm
1.15 Dark Rapture
1.16 The Wiggly Walk
1.17 Flea Hop
1.18 Chopsticks
1.19 Patty Cake Patty Cake
2.1 Blue Skies
2.2 Liza
2.3 Three Blind Mice
2.4 Caravan
2.5 Theres No Anesthetic for Love
2.6 Dixie Jamboree
2.7 Ta-De-Ah
2.8 Riffin at the Bar-B-Q
2.9 Harlem Swing
2.10 I Lost Control of Myself
2.11 The Land of Make Believe
2.12 That Please-Be-Mine-Able Feeling
2.13 Dancing in the Street
2.14 Youre So Different
2.15 I Wouldnt Have Known It
2.16 Lets Get Happy
2.17 Undecided
2.18 Taint What You Do
2.19 Do You Wanna Jump Children
2.20 Riffin in F Minor
3.1 Ol Man Mose Aint Dead
3.2 Blue Lou
3.3 Honey
3.4 Russian Lullaby
3.5 Georgie Porgie
3.6 The Limp
3.7 Snug As a Bug in a Rug
3.8 Liebestraum
3.9 Fidgety Joe
3.10 Two Against One
3.11 Some Like It Hot
3.12 Crazy Rhythm
3.13 Moonglow
3.14 Dont Let That Moon Get Away
3.15 My Blue Heaven
3.16 I Was Doing Alright
3.17 I Cant Get Started
3.18 Old Man Moon
3.19 Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
4.1 Moon Song
4.2 Baby Wont You Please Come Home
4.3 Rosetta
4.4 Trompin
4.5 Youre My Life
4.6 Hoy Soy
4.7 Take Em
4.8 Scategoria
4.9 Rhythm Serenade
4.10 Rib Town Shuffle
4.11 Musicll Chase Your Blues Away
4.12 Ill Gather Up My Memories
4.13 A Fools Affair
4.14 Jump Jack Jump
4.15 I Knew a Time
4.16 Mine Youll Always Be
4.17 Doin the Bow Wow
4.18 Lilla Mae
5.1 I Like to Riff
5.2 On the Sunny Side of the Street
5.3 Black Spider Stomp
5.4 By the River St. Marie
5.5 Slew Foot Joe
5.6 1-2-3-4
5.7 Crazy Bout Rhythm
5.8 Off the Beam
5.9 King Cole Blues
5.10 Jivin with the Notes
5.11 Never Mind Baby
5.12 Im a Perfect Fool Over You
5.13 Lovely Little Person
5.14 Love Me Sooner
5.15 Sentimental Blue
5.16 Goin to Town with Honey
5.17 Syncopated Lullaby
5.18 Falling in and Out of Love
5.19 Lets Do Things
5.20 Jumpy Jitters
5.21 Nothing Ever Happens
5.22 Whatcha Doin to My Heart
6.1 Bedtime
6.2 Honey Hush
6.3 French Toast
6.4 Vine Street Jump
6.5 B Flat
6.6 You Send Me
6.7 Love Is My Alibi
6.8 Pogo Stick Bounce
6.9 Whatcha Know Joe
6.10 Sweet Lorraine
6.11 Honeysuckle Rose
6.12 Gone with the Draft
6.13 This Side Up
6.14 Jumpin with the Mop
6.15 Jam Man
6.16 Lets Try Again
6.17 Fudge Wudge
6.18 Smokey Joe
6.19 Windy City Boogie Woogie
6.20 Ode to a Wild Clam
7.1 Lets Try Again
7.2 Whatcha Know Joe
7.3 Lazy River
7.4 Georgia on My Mind
7.5 Rockin Chair
7.6 A Little Jive Is Good for You
7.7 Youve Changed
7.8 Babs
7.9 Scotchin with the Soda
7.10 Slow Down
7.11 Early Morning Blues
7.12 The Romany Room Is Jumpin
7.13 This Will Make You Laugh
7.14 Stop the Red Lights on
7.15 Hit the Ramp
7.16 I Like to Riff
8.1 Call the Police
8.2 Are You Fer It
8.3 That Aint Right
8.4 Hit That Jive Jack
8.5 Indiana
8.6 I Cant Get Started
8.7 Tea for Two
8.8 Body and Soul
8.9 Vom Vim Veedle
8.10 All for You
8.11 Hip Hip Hooray
8.12 I Know That You Know
8.13 Im Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
9.1 Pitchin Up a Boogie
9.2 Im Lost
9.3 Beautiful Moons Ago
9.4 Lets Spring One
9.5 Slender Tender and Tall
9.6 Ive Found a New Baby
9.7 Rosetta
9.8 Sweet Lorraine
9.9 I Blowed and Gone
9.10 Solid Potato Salad
9.11 F.S.T. Fine Sweet Tasty
9.12 Got a Penny
9.13 Lets Pretend
9.14 My Lips Remember Your Kisses
9.15 Im An Errand Boy for Rhythm
9.16 Straighten Up and Fly Right
10.1 Honey Hush
10.2 By the River St. Marie
10.3 I Like to Riff
10.4 Black Spider Stomp
10.5 Sweet Lorraine
10.6 Early Morning Blues
10.7 Gone with the Draft
10.8 Trompin
10.9 Sweet Lorraine
10.10 Gone with the Draft
10.11 Scotchin with the Soda
10.12 Gone with the Draft
10.13 The Romany Room Is Jumpin
10.14 Hit That Jive Jack
10.15 Beautiful Moons Ago
10.16 Honeysuckle Rose
10.17 I Know That You Know
10.18 Solid Potato Salad
10.19 My Lips Remember Your Kisses
10.20 Straighten Up and Fly Right

H 2.16
W 12.40
L 12.56

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