St. Louis Blues (album)

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St. Louis Blues
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1963 (1963-05)
RecordedJanuary 29–31, 1958
GenreJazz
Length32:47
LabelCapitol
ProducerLee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
Cole Español
(1958)
St. Louis Blues
(1963)
The Very Thought of You
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. St. Louis Blues was the soundtrack to the film of the same name that starred Cole. The Billboard album chart placed the disc at a peak position of #18.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Overture (Introducing Love Theme)/"Hesitating Blues" – 3:08
  2. "Harlem Blues" – 1:51
  3. "Chantez Les Bas" – 2:35
  4. "Friendless Blues" (Mercedes Gilbert) – 3:15
  5. "Stay" (Andy Razaf) – 2:37
  6. "Joe Turner's Blues" (Walter Hirsch) – 2:40
  7. "Beale Street Blues" – 2:56
  8. "Careless Love" (Martha E. Koenig, Spencer Williams) – 2:44
  9. "Morning Star" (Mack David, W.C. Handy[2]) – 2:12
  10. "Memphis Blues" (George A. Norton) – 3:06
  11. "Yellow Dog Blues" – 3:16
  12. "St. Louis Blues" – 2:27

All music and lyrics by W.C. Handy, other lyricists indicated. Overture written by Nelson Riddle.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Louis Blues at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Songwriters Hall of Fame – W.C. Handy Detailed Song List". songwritershalloffame.org.