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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Unforgettable
3:13
2 Mona Lisa
3:13
3 Too Young
3:12
4 Smile
2:52
5 Orange-Colored Day
2:32
6 Lush Life
3:16
7 Pretend
2:44
8 ’Deed I Do
2:15
9 My Baby Just Cares for Me
2:46
10 For All We Know
3:00
11 Angel Eyes
3:15
12 Almost Like Being in Love
1:52
13 This Can’t Be Love
2:29
14 Love Is Here to Stay
2:48
15 Dinner for One Please James
2:56
16 Don’t Let Your Eyes Go Shopping for Your Heart
2:29
17 Exactly Like You
2:40
18 ’Tis Autumn
3:07
19 What’ll I Do?
3:03
20 Save the Bones for Henry Jones
2:40
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Nature Boy
2:38
2 Faith Can Move Mountains
3:11
3 Too Young to Go Steady
2:52
4 You’ll Never Know
2:41
5 Love Letters
2:43
6 Jet
2:48
7 Tenderly
2:56
8 Blue Gardenia
2:57
9 Too Marvellous for Words
2:32
10 Makin’ Whoopee
2:30
11 When I Take My Sugar to Tea
2:22
12 Don’t Blame Me
3:24
13 Route 66
3:01
14 The Frim Fram Sauce
3:17
15 Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
2:55
16 Paint Yourself a Rainbow
2:20
17 You Stepped Out of a Dream
2:34
18 Funny (Not Much)
2:57
19 Autumn Leaves
2:39
20 There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
2:35
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 When I Fall in Love
3:09
2 Because You’re Mine
3:11
3 Can’t I?
3:13
4 Somewhere Along the Way
2:53
5 Return to Paradise
2:57
6 Where Were You?
2:17
7 It’s Crazy
2:21
8 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
2:53
9 There I’ve Said It Again
3:11
10 Harmony
2:56
11 I’ll String Along With You
3:12
12 Dream a Little Dream of Me
2:50
13 You Don’t Learn That in School
3:06
14 Those Things Money Can’t Buy
2:49
15 If Love Is Good to Me
2:46
16 A Handful of Stars
3:25
17 Make Her Mine
2:57
18 A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
3:18
19 There Goes My Heart
2:52
20 Destination Moon
2:41
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 A Blossom Fell
2:32
2 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
2:50
3 Red Sails in the Sunset
3:16
4 Mother Nature and Father Time
3:09
5 Dreams Can Tell a Lie
2:58
6 To the Ends of the Earth
2:18
7 Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow
2:35
8 The Very Thought of You
3:47
9 That’s My Girl
2:21
10 After My Laughter Came Tears
2:45
11 Who’s Who?
3:00
12 Calypso Blues
2:58
13 Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
2:30
14 For You My Love
2:25
15 Portrait of Jennie
3:07
16 Lost April
2:57
17 I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
3:11
18 You’re the Cream in My Coffee
2:28
19 You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
3:04
20 I Wish I Were Somebody Else
2:43
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 It’s Only a Paper Moon
2:55
2 Sweet Lorraine
2:54
3 Honeysuckle Rose (instrumental)
2:31
4 Straighten Up and Fly Right
2:25
5 Hit That Jive Jack
2:57
6 This Will Make You Laugh
3:15
7 Little Joe From Chicago
2:19
8 If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes
3:05
9 All for You
3:23
10 I’m an Errand Boy for Rhythm
2:19
11 Embraceable You
3:22
12 I’ve Got the World on a String
3:15
13 Ke mo ki mo (The Magic Song)
2:20
14 Summer Is a Comin’ In
3:07
15 Get to Gettin’
2:20
16 Jam-Bo (instrumental)
2:53
17 Time Out for Tears
3:11
18 Stardust
3:13
19 It’s All in the Game
3:06
20 Answer Me
2:54

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Dan Belloc (track 7)
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker) (track 4)
Milton DeLugg (track 5)
Walter Donaldson (track 9)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 14)
Irving Gordon (track 1)
Frank Lavere (track 7)
Sidney Lippman (track 3)
Jay Livingston (track 2)
Frederick Loewe (track 12)
Henry Nemo (track 18)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 8)
William Stein (track 5)
Irving Berlin (track 19)
Lew Douglas (track 7)
Cliff Parman (track 7)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (1930) (track 17)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 6)
J. Fred Coots (1934) (track 10)
Richard Rodgers (1938) (track 13)
Matt Dennis (American singer, pianist, band leader) (1946) (track 11)
instruments:
The Trio (1947) (tracks 19–20)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1949) (tracks 8–10, 17–18)
lyricist:
Irving Gordon (track 1)
Frank Lavere (track 7)
Henry Nemo (track 18)
Irving Berlin (track 19)
Sylvia Dee (track 3)
Lew Douglas (track 7)
Ray Evans (track 2)
Ira Gershwin (track 14)
Walter Hirsch (track 8)
Gus Kahn (track 9)
Alan Jay Lerner (track 12)
Cliff Parman (track 7)
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) (track 4)
John Turner (lyricist) (track 4)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1930) (track 17)
Billy Strayhorn (1933 – 1938) (track 6)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (1934) (track 10)
Lorenz Hart (1938) (track 13)
Earl Brent (1946) (track 11)
performer:
Johnny Mercer (1947) (track 20)
Woody Herman (1949) (track 9)
Les Baxter and His Orchestra (1950) (track 2)
Les Baxter and His Orchestra (1951) (track 3)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1952) (tracks 7, 16)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1953) (tracks 11–15)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1947) (tracks 19–20)
Nat King Cole (1949) (tracks 6, 8–10, 17–18)
Nat King Cole (1950) (tracks 2, 5)
Nat King Cole (1951) (tracks 1, 3)
Nat King Cole (1952) (tracks 7, 16)
Nat King Cole (1953) (tracks 11–15)
Nat King Cole (1954) (track 4)
writer:
Billy Austin (jazz composer and lyricist) (track 16)
Danny Barker (track 20)
Michael Carr (songwriter) (track 15)
Vernon Lee (track 20)
Sheldon Smith (jazz songwriter) (track 16)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (tracks 1, 4)
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 4)
Chappell Music (track 14)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 14)
Dorsey Bros Music Ltd. (Angel Eyes - Dennis/Brent) (track 11)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 9)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 10)
Tobago Music Co. (track 9)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (track 14)
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version) (track 4)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Hymy (track 4)
Moi sans toi (track 8)
Mona Lisa (track 2)
Sonríe (track 4)
Sorridi (track 4)
part of:
Brigadoon (complete musical) (track 12)
The Goldwyn Follies (track 14)
Chaplin (track 4)
parts:
Lush Life (Intro) (track 6)
recording of:
Almost Like Being in Love (from "Brigadoon") (track 12)
Angel Eyes (1946 jazz standard) (track 11)
Exactly Like You (track 17)
For All We Know (1934 song) (track 10)
Lush Life (track 6)
Mona Lisa (track 2)
Pretend (track 7)
Smile (track 4)
Too Young (track 3)
Unforgettable (track 1)
What’ll I Do? (track 19)
’Deed I Do (track 8)
’Tis Autumn (track 18)
Orange Colored Sky (1950) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 17)

CD 2

composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 17)
Walter Donaldson (track 10)
Sammy Fain (track 11)
Irving Kahal (track 11)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (tracks 3, 12)
Don Redman (track 15)
Harry Revel (track 6)
Bobby Troup (track 13)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 4)
Guy B. Wood (track 2)
Edward Heyman (track 5)
Victor Young (track 5)
Richard A. Whiting (1937) (track 9)
Joseph Kosma (1945) (track 19)
Joe Ricardel (1945) (track 14)
Walter Gross (American composer) (1946) (track 7)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 1)
instruments:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1943) (track 15)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1945) (tracks 12, 14)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946) (track 13)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947) (tracks 9–11)
lyricist:
Bobby Troup (track 13)
Harold Adamson (track 3)
Bennie Benjamin (track 6)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 12)
Mack Gordon (track 4)
Edward Heyman (track 5)
Gus Kahn (tracks 10, 17)
Ben Raleigh (track 2)
Andy Razaf (track 15)
George David Weiss (track 6)
Victor Young (track 5)
Johnny Mercer (1937) (track 9)
Redd Evans (1945) (track 14)
Jacques Prévert (1945) (track 19)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (1946) (track 7)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 1)
performer:
Frank Devol and His Orchestra (1947) (tracks 1, 20)
Joe Lipman and His Orchestra (1950) (tracks 6, 16)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1952) (tracks 2, 19)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (1952) (tracks 17–18)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1953) (tracks 7–8)
translator:
Johnny Mercer (1947) (track 19)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1943) (track 15)
Nat King Cole (1945) (tracks 12, 14)
Nat King Cole (1946) (track 13)
Nat King Cole (1947) (tracks 1, 9–11, 20)
Nat King Cole (1950) (tracks 6, 16)
Nat King Cole (1952) (tracks 2, 17–19)
Nat King Cole (1953) (tracks 7–8)
Nat King Cole (1954) (track 4)
Nat King Cole (1955) (track 3)
Nat King Cole (1956) (track 5)
writer:
Philip Broughton (track 18)
Frederich H. Heider (track 20)
Carl Kress (track 20)
Lester Lee (track 8)
Marcia Neil (track 18)
Hughie Prince (track 18)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 8)
Carl Sigman (track 16)
Peter de Rose (track 16)
publisher:
Beth Dryer Music (track 10)
Chappell & Co. (track 7)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 7, 13)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 4)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 5)
Morley Music Corp. (track 19)
Razaf Music (track 15)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 5)
Tobago Music Co. (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 4, 8, 10)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 4)
later parody versions:
Hör auf zu regnen (track 10)
later translated versions:
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Spanish version) (track 13)
Las hojas muertas (Autumn Leaves) (track 19)
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 1)
Makin' Whoopee (track 10)
Rudens zelts (track 19)
Ruta 66 (track 13)
Valtatie 66 (track 13)
ラブ・レター (track 5)
later versions:
The Fall (track 19)
recording of:
Autumn Leaves (jazz standard) (track 19)
Blue Gardenia (track 8)
Don’t Blame Me (track 12)
Funny (Not Much) (track 18)
Jet (track 6)
Love Letters (track 5)
Makin’ Whoopee! (track 10)
Nature Boy (track 1)
Tenderly (track 7)
The Frim-Fram Sauce (track 14)
You Stepped Out of a Dream (Ziegfeld Girl, 1941 film) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Septemberly (jazz instrumental medley of "Tenderly" and "September in the Rain") (track 7)
translated version of:
Les Feuilles mortes (track 19)

CD 3

composer:
Nicholas Brodzsky (track 2)
Leroy Lovett Jr (track 3)
Richard Rodgers (track 7)
Fred Spielman (track 15)
Dimitri Tiomkin (track 5)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 4)
Harry M. Woods (track 18)
Victor Young (track 1)
Fabian André (1931) (track 12)
Wilbur Schwandt (1931) (track 12)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1934) (track 11)
instruments:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946) (track 8)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947) (tracks 9–14)
lyricist:
Sammy Gallop (track 4)
Leroy Lovett Jr (track 3)
Sammy Cahn (track 2)
Redd Evans (track 15)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 7)
Edward Heyman (track 1)
Gus Kahn (track 18)
Ned Washington (track 5)
Gus Kahn (1931) (track 12)
Al Dubin (1934) (track 11)
performer:
Johnny Mercer (1947) (track 10)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1952) (tracks 2, 4)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1953) (tracks 3, 5, 15–19)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1946) (track 8)
Nat King Cole (1947) (tracks 9–14)
Nat King Cole (1950) (track 20)
Nat King Cole (1951) (track 7)
Nat King Cole (1952) (tracks 2, 4, 6)
Nat King Cole (1953) (tracks 3, 5, 15–19)
Nat King Cole (1956) (track 1)
writer:
Roy Alfred (tracks 13, 20)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 10)
Chester Conn (track 17)
Benny Davis (vaudeville performer) (track 19)
Jane Feather (track 6)
Leonard Feather (track 6)
Mark Fisher (Songwriter) (track 20)
Marvin Fisher (track 13)
Sammy Gallop (track 17)
Al Goodhart (track 14)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 16)
David Mann (American songwriter) (track 9)
Ruth Poll (track 14)
Ted Shapiro (track 16)
Abner Silver (track 19)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 10)
Redd Evans (track 9)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 1)
Essex Music, Inc. (track 12)
United Music Corp. (track 4)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Les Yeux ouverts (French version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 12)
Nostalgia (Italian version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 12)
Sag es mir in deinem Traum (German version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 12)
recording of:
A Handful of Stars (track 16)
Can’t I? (track 3)
Destination Moon (track 20)
Harmony (track 10)
It's Crazy (track 7)
Make Her Mine (track 17)
Return to Paradise (track 5)
There Goes My Heart (track 19)
Where Were You? (track 6)
referred to in medleys:

CD 4

composer:
Fred E. Ahlert (track 17)
Howard Barnes (track 1)
Gordon Burdge (track 15)
Nat King Cole (track 12)
Harold Cornelius (track 1)
Walter Donaldson (track 13)
Ray Henderson (track 18)
Dominic John (track 1)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 7)
J. Russel Robinson (track 15)
Hugh Williams (pseudonym for Wilhelm Grosz) (track 3)
Paul Gayten (track 14)
Ray Noble (track 8)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (track 2)
conductor:
Carlyle Hall (1949) (track 15)
instruments:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1948) (track 16)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1949) (tracks 10, 12–13)
The Trio (1950) (tracks 11, 14)
lyricist:
Harold Adamson (track 7)
Lew Brown (track 18)
Buddy DeSylva (track 18)
Paul Gayten (track 14)
Don George (track 12)
Gus Kahn (track 13)
Jimmy Kennedy (track 3)
Ray Noble (track 8)
Roy Turk (track 17)
Anna Sosenko (1935) (track 2)
performer:
Nellie Lutcher (1950) (track 14)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (1951) (tracks 3, 20)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1955) (tracks 5, 7)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1946) (tracks 17–19)
Nat King Cole (1948) (track 16)
Nat King Cole (1949) (tracks 10, 12–13, 15)
Nat King Cole (1950) (tracks 11, 14)
Nat King Cole (1951) (tracks 3, 20)
Nat King Cole (1952) (tracks 4, 9)
Nat King Cole (1953) (track 2)
Nat King Cole (1954) (track 1)
Nat King Cole (1955) (tracks 5, 7)
Nat King Cole (1956) (track 6)
Nat King Cole (1958) (track 8)
writer:
Howard Barnes (tracks 1, 5)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 20)
Russ Columbo (American singer, songwriter, violinist and actor) (track 19)
Con Conrad (track 19)
Harold Cornelius (tracks 1, 5)
Eddie DeLange (track 16)
Gladys DuBois (track 19)
William Dunham (track 11)
Ray Ellington (track 9)
Marvin Fisher (track 11)
Paul Gregory (Songwriter) (track 19)
Dominic John (tracks 1, 5)
Emil Newman (track 16)
Joe Sherman (track 6)
Noel Sherman (track 6)
Herbert Winfield Spencer (composer and orchestrator) (track 16)
Barbara Tobias (track 9)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (track 10)
Kathleen Twomey (track 4)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 20)
Benjamin Weisman (track 4)
Fred Wise (track 4)
Roy Turk (track 10)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 13)
Imagem CV (track 13)
Imagem Music (subsidiary of Dutch music publishers Imagem) (track 13)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (tracks 3, 8)
later translated versions:
Chacun son truc (track 13)
Darling je vous aime beau (French version) (track 2)
Obsession (track 8)
later versions:
recording of:
A Blossom Fell (track 1)
Calypso Blues (track 12)
Dreams Can Tell a Lie (1956 song) (track 5)
For You My Love (track 14)
Lost April (track 16)
Portrait of Jenny (track 15)
That's My Girl (track 9)
Who’s Who (track 11)
referred to in medleys:

CD 5

piano:
Nat King Cole (1950) (track 16)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 11)
composer:
Nat King Cole (track 10)
Shorty Rogers (track 16)
Robert Scherman (track 9)
Mary Lou Williams (track 7)
Irene Higginbotham (track 6)
Fred Rauch (track 20)
Gerhard Winkler (track 20)
Charles Dawes (1911) (track 19)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 18)
Cliff Burwell (1928) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 11)
Fats Waller (1928) (track 3)
Harold Arlen (1932) (track 12)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 1)
instruments:
The Nat King Cole Trio (1940) (track 3)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1941) (tracks 5–7)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1943) (tracks 1–2, 4, 9, 11)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1944) (track 8)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1945) (track 10)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1946) (track 12)
The Nat King Cole Trio (1947) (track 13)
lyricist:
Nat King Cole (track 10)
Robert Scherman (track 9)
Irene Higginbotham (track 6)
Fred Rauch (track 20)
Henry James Wells (track 7)
Gerhard Winkler (track 20)
Carl Sigman (track 20)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 11)
Mitchell Parish (1928) (track 2)
Andy Razaf (1928) (track 3)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 18)
Ted Koehler (1932) (track 12)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 1)
Billy Rose (1933) (track 1)
Carl Sigman (1951) (track 19)
performer:
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (1950) (track 16)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (1950) (tracks 15, 17)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra (1952) (track 14)
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (1956) (tracks 18–19)
translator:
Carl Sigman (track 20)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1941) (tracks 5–7)
Nat King Cole (1943) (tracks 1–2, 4, 9, 11)
Nat King Cole (1944) (track 8)
Nat King Cole (1945) (track 10)
Nat King Cole (1946) (track 12)
Nat King Cole (1947) (track 13)
Nat King Cole (1950) (tracks 15, 17)
Nat King Cole (1952) (track 14)
Nat King Cole (1953) (track 20)
Nat King Cole (1956) (tracks 18–19)
writer:
Roy Alfred (track 13)
John Alston (track 5)
Marshall Barer (track 14)
Irving Berman (track 17)
Nat King Cole (track 4)
Bob Hilliard (track 13)
Louis Jordan (American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter) (track 8)
James L. MacDonald (songwriter) (track 15)
Irving Mills (track 4)
Timmie Rogers (track 8)
Abe Schiff (track 17)
Skeets Tolbert (track 5)
Wilhelmine Weber (track 15)
Alec Wilder (track 14)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 4)
Larry Spier Inc. (track 19)
Majorsongs Ltd. (track 19)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 18)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 11)
instrumental recording of:
Honeysuckle Rose (track 3)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 1)
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 11)
Polvere di stelle (track 18)
later versions:
C'est le jeu (It’s All in the Game) (track 19)
Har ni cykellås (track 3)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 11)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 11)
recording of:
All for You (track 9)
Answer Me, My Love (track 20)
Embraceable You (track 11)
Get to Gettin’ (track 15)
Hit That Jive Jack (track 5)
Jam-Bo (track 16)
Stardust (the jazz standard) (track 18)
Sweet Lorraine (track 2)
Time Out for Tears (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
Mütterlein (track 20)

Release

liner notes: Tony Watts
copyrighted by: Demon Music Group Ltd. (a BBC Worldwide Ltd. subsidiary; for release labels, use "Demon Music Group") (2009)
phonographic copyright by: Demon Music Group Ltd. (a BBC Worldwide Ltd. subsidiary; for release labels, use "Demon Music Group") (2009)
ASIN: UK: B002LZUKVQ [info]

Release Group

part of: 100 Hits Legends (number: 3)