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Nat King Cole

Live At The Blue Note Chicago


Release Date: 4/20/2024
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Iconic Artists Group
Quantity: 4000
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release


Incredibly rare, never-before-heard live performances from Nat’s 1953 Blue Note Chicago residency. This release includes spectactular version of “Unforgettable,” “Paper Moon” and “Route 66.”

Restoresd audio from the original tapes, with lacquers by Kevin Gray, pressed by RTI on 180g vinyl. The double-gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton houses extensive liner notes by Grammy-nominated writer and Nat King Cole biographer Will Friedwald, who does an amazing job of placing the listener in Chicago circa 1953, a six page booklet with photos of Nat in Chicago and a copy of the original Blue Note Chicago newsletter about Nat’s visit.

Side A -1.Intro 2. Little Girl 3. Unforgettable 4. It's Only A Paper Moon 5.Love Is here To Stay 6. Too Marvelous For Words 7. What Does It Take?

Side B - 1.You Stepped Out Of A Dream 2. Exactly Like You 3. Sweet Lorraine 4. Can't I? 5. Band Intro 6. Calypso Blues Side

C - 1.Intro #2 2.Walkin' My Baby Back Home 3. Mona Lisa / Too Young 4. Blue Gardenia 5. Straighten Up And Fly Right 6. Funny (Not Much) 7. Somewhere Along The Way 8. Nature Boy

Side D - 1.Pretend 2. A Fool Was I 3. If Love Is Good To Me 4. I Am In Love 5. This Can't Be Love 6. Route 66.