The King Cole Trio (album)

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The King Cole Trio
Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released 1944-49
Recorded Volume 1: December 15th 1943, January 17th 1944, March 6th 1944, Volume 2: 1943-1946, Volume 3: July 2nd, August 6th-8th 1947, November 6th, 24th 1947, Volume 4: 1949
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Nat King Cole chronology
The King Cole Trio
Nat King Cole At The Piano
The King Cole Trio, Vol. 2
The King Cole Trio, Vol. 3
The King Cole Trio, Vol. 4
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The King Cole Trio is a series of albums by jazz pianist Nat King Cole's King Cole Trio released by the Capitol Records label. These were Cole's debut recordings.

Originally recorded and released in sets of 78 r.p.m. records between 1943–49, they were reissued in 1950 on 10-inch LPs.

Track listing[edit]

The King Cole Trio
  1. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose)
  2. "Easy Listening Blues" (Nadine Robinson)
  3. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  4. "Sweet Lorraine" (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
  5. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour)
  6. "The Man I Love" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  7. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter)
  8. Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Sergey Rachmaninov)
The King Cole Trio, Volume 2
  1. "This Way Out"
  2. "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry"
  3. "I Know That You Know"
  4. "I Don't Know Why"
  5. "To a Wild Rose"
  6. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
  7. "Look What You've Done to Me"
  8. "I'm Thru' with Love" (Gus Kahn, Fud Livingston, Matty Malneck)
The King Cole Trio, Volume 3
  1. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
  2. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Richard A. Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
  3. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
  4. "I'll String Along with You" (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
  5. "Rhumba Azul"
  6. "This Is My Night to Dream"
  7. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
  8. "I've Got a Way with Women"
The King Cole Trio, Volume 4
  1. "Bop Kick"
  2. "I Used to Love You (But It's All Over Now)"
  3. "'Tis Autumn" (Henry Nemo)
  4. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" (Donaldson, Kahn)
  5. "For All We Know" (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
  6. "Laugh! Cool Clown"
  7. "Little Girl" (Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry)
  8. "If I Had You"


Volumes 1, 2, 3
Volume 4


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Irving Ashby replaces Oscar Moore on guitar on Vol. 3 tracks 7 and 8