King Cole And The King Cole Trio
Golden Years 1943-1946
hard to go wrong buying a Nat King Cole recordingnearly
every one of his songs is a gem. The only problem is that many
of his early recordings are muffled and scratchy. Stardust/Cleopatra
records set out to correct this dilemma by hiring Roy Holmes to
compile Nat King Cole and the King Cole Trio: Golden Years
had to gather material to be remastered and restored from no less
than 11 different recording sessions, which showcase the early
part of Cole's career. The completed product is a masterful collection
of treasures that Nat King Cole recorded primarily in 1943. Golden
Years features Cole's first recording for Excelsior Records,
"I'm Lost," and the rushed 1943 Premier Records version
of "Got a Penny, Penny," which reappears later on the
CD as the same song re-recorded in 1946 from the RCM Studios sessions.
Other favorites include "F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)"the
"PHaT" of its day"Miss Thing," "Beautiful
Moons Ago," "Pitchin' Up a Boogie," "Bugle
Call Rag," "Rosetta" and eight other classics.
In this age of technology, it's nice to see that time is being
spent on saving classic musical art. Every Nat King Cole and The
King Cole Trio fan will enjoy this collection.
Smilin' Buddha Joe