Nat King Cole - Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 [7 CD] | RECORD STORE DAY

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DISC: 1

1. Honey Hush
2. Stompin' at the Panama (Skoller's Shuffle)
3. Bedtime (Sleepy Moan)
4. Thunder
5. Mutiny in the Nursery
6. F.D.R. Jones
7. The Sheik of Araby
8. The Blue Danube
9. Button, Button 1
10. Jingle Bells 1
11. Swanee River 1
12. With Plenty of Money and You 1
13. Don't 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
20. Blue Skies 2
21. Liza 2
22. Three Blind Mice 2
23. Caravan 2
24. There's No Anesthetic for Love 2
25. Dixie Jamboree 2
26. Ta-De-Ah 2
27. Riffin' at the Bar-B-Q 2
28. Harlem Swing 2
29. I Lost Control of Myself 3
30. The Land of Make Believe 3
31. That Please-Be-Mine-Able Feeling 3
32. Dancing in the Street 3
33. You're So Different 3
34. I Wouldn't Have Known It 3
35. Let's Get Happy 3
36. Undecided 3
37. 'Taint What You Do 3
38. Do You Wanna Jump, Children? 3
39. Riffin' in F Minor 4
40. Ol' Man Mose Ain't Dead 4
41. Blue Lou 4
42. Honey 4
43. Russian Lullaby 4
44. Georgie Porgy 4
45. The Limp 4
46. Snug As a Bug in a Rug 4
47. Liebestraum 4
48. Fidgety Joe 4
49. Two Against One 5
50. Some Like It Hot 5
51. Crazy Rhythm 5
52. Moonglow 5
53. Don't Let That Moon Get Away 5
54. My Blue Heaven 5
55. I Was Doing Alright 5
56. I Can't Get Started 5
57. Old Man Moon 5
58. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny 5
59. Moon Song 6
60. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 6
61. Rosetta 6
62. Trompin' 6
63. You're My Life 6
64. Hoy Soy 6
65. Take 'Em 6
66. Scategoria 6
67. Rhythm Serenade 6
68. Rib Town Shuffle 6
69. Music'll Chase Your Blues Away 7
70. I'll Gather Up My Memories 7
71. A Fool's Affair 7
72. Jump, Jack, Jump 7
73. I Knew a Time 7
74. Mine You'll Always Be 7
75. Doin' the Bow Wow 7
76. Lilla Mae 7
77. I Like to Riff 7
78. On the Sunny Side of the Street 7
79. Black Spider Stomp 8
80. By the River St. Marie 8
81. Slew Foot Joe 8
82. 1-2-3-4 8
83. Crazy 'Bout Rhythm 8
84. Off the Beam 8
85. King Cole Blues 8
86. Jivin' with the Notes 8
87. Never Mind, Baby 8
88. I'm a Perfect Fool Over You 8
89. Lovely Little Person 9
90. Love Me Sooner 9
91. Sentimental Blue 9
92. Goin' to Town with Honey 9
93. Syncopated Lullaby 9
94. Falling in and Out of Love 9
95. Let's Do Things 9
96. Jumpy Jitters 9
97. Nothing Ever Happens 9
98. What'cha Doin' to My Heart 9
99. Bedtime 10
100. Honey Hush 10
101. French Toast 10
102. Vine Street Jump 10
103. B Flat 10
104. You Send Me 10
105. Love Is My Alibi 10
106. Pogo Stick Bounce 10
107. Whatcha' Know, Joe? 10
108. Sweet Lorraine 10
109. Honeysuckle Rose 11
110. Gone with the Draft 11
111. This Side Up 11
112. Jumpin' with the Mop 11
113. Jam Man 11
114. Let's Try Again 11
115. Fudge Wudge 11
116. Smokey Joe 11
117. Windy City Boogie Woogie 11
118. Ode to a Wild Clam 11
119. Let's Try Again 12
120. Whatcha' Know, Joe? 12
121. Lazy River 12
122. Georgia on My Mind 12
123. Rockin' Chair 12
124. A Little Jive Is Good for You 12
125. You've Changed 12
126. Babs 12
127. Scotchin' with the Soda 12
128. Slow Down 12
129. Early Morning Blues 13
130. The Romany Room Is Jumpin' 13
131. This Will Make You Laugh 13
132. Stop! the Red Light's on 13
133. Hit the Ramp 13
134. I Like to Riff 13
135. Call the Police 13
136. Are You Fer It? 13
137. That Ain't Right 13
138. Hit That Jive, Jack 13
139. Indiana 14
140. I Can't Get Started 14
141. Tea for Two 14
142. Body and Soul 14
143. Vom, Vim, Veedle 14
144. All for You 14
145. Hip Hip Hooray 14
146. I Know That You Know 14
147. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 14
148. Pitchin' Up a Boogie 14
149. I'm Lost 15
150. Beautiful Moons Ago 15
151. Let's Spring One 15
152. Slender, Tender, and Tall 15
153. I've Found a New Baby 15
154. Rosetta 15
155. Sweet Lorraine 15
156. I Blowed and Gone 15
157. Solid Potato Salad 15
158. F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet ; Tasty) 15
159. Got a Penny 16
160. Let's Pretend 16
161. My Lips Remember Your Kisses 16
162. I'm An Errand Boy for Rhythm 16
163. Straighten Up and Fly Right 16
164. Honey Hush 16
165. By the River St. Marie 16
166. I Like to Riff 16
167. Black Spider Stomp 16
168. Sweet Lorraine 16
169. Early Morning Blues 17
170. Gone with the Draft 17
171. Trompin' 17
172. Sweet Lorraine 17
173. Gone with the Draft 17
174. Scotchin' with the Soda 17
175. Gone with the Draft 17
176. The Romany Room Is Jumpin' 17
177. Hit That Jive, Jack 17
178. Beautiful Moons Ago 17
179. Honeysuckle Rose 18
180. I Know That You Know 18
181. Solid Potato Salad 18
182. My Lips Remember Your Kisses 18
183. Straighten Up and Fly Right

More Info:

Seven CD 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 Nat's 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), "What'cha 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 brother's 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.