Penthouse Serenade

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Penthouse Serenade
PenthouseSerenade NatKingCole.jpg
Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released September, 1952
Recorded 1951 - 1952
Genre Jazz
Length

23:05 33:38 (12" LP Release)

50:13 (CD Release)
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
King Cole for Kids
(1951)King Cole for Kids1951
Penthouse Serenade
(1952)
Top Pops
(1952)Top Pops1952
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 4.5/5 stars

Penthouse Serenade is an instrumental jazz quartet album by Nat King Cole. It was released initially as a 10-inch LP in September, 1952, on Capitol Records. An expanded (12 track) version was reissued in 1955 and a 19 track version (13-19 being vocal tracks) was reissued in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

original 1952 10 inch LP album release:

  1. "Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)" (Val Burton, Will Jason) – 3:06
  2. "Somebody Loves Me" (Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald) – 3:03
  3. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 2:43
  4. "Once in a Blue Moon" (Anne Caldwell, Jerome Kern based on Rubenstein's Melody In F) – 2:55
  5. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:03
  6. "Down by the Old Mill Stream" (Tell Taylor) – 2:18
  7. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 3:11
  8. "Rose Room" (Art Hickman, Harry Williams) – 2:46

4 tracks added for the 1955 12 inch LP re-issue:

  1. "I Surrender Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 2:57
  2. "It Could Happen to You" (Burke, Van Heusen) – 2:46
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:02
  4. "Little Girl" (Francis Henry, Harry Hyde) – 1:48

additional bonus tracks added to later CD release:

  1. "I Surrender Dear" (Barris, Clifford) (alt. take) – 3:00
  2. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:11
  3. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting) – 1:53
  4. "Too Young" (Sylvia Dee, Sidney Lippman) – 2:32
  5. "That's My Girl" (Duke Ellington, Barbara Tobias) – 1:45
  6. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose) – 2:09
  7. "Unforgettable" (Irving Gordon) – 3:05

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penthouse Serenade". Retrieved 14 July 2013.