The Nat King Cole Songbook

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The Nat King Cole Songbook
Studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Released 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 39:48
Label Reprise
Producer Gordon Anderson
Sammy Davis, Jr. chronology
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The Nat King Cole Songbook
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Nat King Cole Songbook is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis, Jr., recorded in tribute to singer and pianist Nat King Cole, who had recently died.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rambling Rose" (Jimmy Sherman) – 2:27
  2. "Unforgettable" (Irving Gordon) – 2:32
  3. "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole, Irving Mills) – 2:45
  4. "Pretend" (Lew Douglas, Frank LaVere, Cliff Parman) – 3:10
  5. "Ballerina" (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 2:21
  6. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose) – 2:19
  7. "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin, Geoff Parsons, John Turner) – 2:40
  8. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:37
  9. "Route 66" (Bobby Troup) – 2:43
  10. "For Sentimental Reasons" (William Best, Deek Watson) – 2:12
  11. "Send for Me" (Ollie Jones) – 2:25
  12. "Sweet Lorraine" (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) – 2:57
  13. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 3:25
  14. "Mona Lisa"/"Too Young"/"Nature Boy" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)/(Sylvia Dee, Sid Lippman)/(eden ahbez) – 5:02