Unforgettable (Nat King Cole album)

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Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released 1952 (10" LP), 1954 (12" LP)
Recorded 1946 - 1954
Genre Jazz
Length 36:31
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love
(1953)Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love1953
10th Anniversary Album
(1955)10th Anniversary Album1955
1954 release
12 inch LP with 4 additional tracks
12 inch LP with 4 additional tracks
Later re-issue(s)
LP and CD re-issue cover
LP and CD re-issue cover

Unforgettable is an original jazz compilation by Nat King Cole. It was initially released on a 10 inch LP in 1952, and it was reissued on a 12 inch LP in 1954.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Unforgettable" (Irving Gordon) - 3:13
  2. "A Portrait Of Jennie" (Gordon Burdge, J. Russell Robinson) - 3:09
  3. "What'll I Do?" (Irving Berlin) - 3:05
  4. "Lost April" (Eddie DeLange, Emil Newman, Hubert Spencer) - 2:58
  5. "Answer Me, My Love" (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) - 2:38
  6. "Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) - 3:07
  7. "Too Young" (Sylvia Dee, Sidney Lippman) - 3:13
  8. "Mona Lisa" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 3:16
  9. "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" (William Best, Deek Watson) - 2:54
  10. "Red Sails in the Sunset" (Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams) - 3:17
  11. "Pretend" (Dan Belloc, Lew Douglass, Frank LaVere, Cliff Parman) - 2:44
  12. "Make Her Mine" (Chester Conn, Sammy Gallop) - 2:57

tracks 5, 6, 11 and 12 were not part of the original 10 inch LP release but were added to the 1954 (and later) releases.


  • Nat King Colevocals
  • The Nat King Cole Trio – on "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons," "What'll I Do?" and "Lost April"
  • The Carlyle Hall Strings – on "Lost April" and "Portrait of Jennie"
  • Les Baxter's Orchestra – on "Mona Lisa" and "Too Young"
  • Pete Rugolo's Orchestra – on "Red Sails in the Sunset"
  • Nelson Riddle's Orchestra – on "Unforgettable," "Pretend," "Answer Me My Love," "Make Her Mine" and "Hajji Baba"
  • Lee Gillette – Producer