NAT KING COLE: 14 currently unavailable tracks released digitally

Following the widely celebrated release of From The Capitol Vaults (Vol. 1), the second volume of NAT KING COLE‘s rarest tracks is joining the digital age today, June 17th, to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day (both on June 19th). Cole’s smooth and engaging voice, inhabiting some of the greatest love songs, typified its era and proves everlasting in 2022 on From The Capitol Vaults (Vol.2). Listen HERE.

This second collection of 14 tracks explores more of the hidden gems in his illustrious catalog. Comprised of songs from his most prolific period between 1953 to 1959, a span that saw the legendary jazz/pop performer release hits that sold millions and, in 1956, he became the first Black entertainer to host a national network variety television show, NBC’s “Nat King Cole Show.”  

Cole’s effervescent swing and moonlit balladry propelled him to the forefront of the most iconic performers ever to emerge from the jazz/pop sphere. Even the most casual music listeners probably know one or two hits by memory — such is his ageless appeal — but From The Capitol Vaults (Vol. 2) is for those interested in the deeper reaches of his vast and immersive catalog. With such memorable and classic tracks as “For A Moment Of Your Love,” “Something Happens To Me,” and “You Are My First Love,” which was the B-side to his hit single “Ballerina,” the collection contains collaborations with some of the best in the business, including composers Irving Berlin, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Jack Segal and arrangers Nelson Riddle and Gordon Jenkins. All but one of the tracks is currently unavailable digitally.

From The Capitol Vaults (Vol. 2) (2022)
1.            Why Can’t We Try Again? (1953)
2.            For A Moment Of Your Love (1953)
3.            I’m Shooting High (1956)
4.            Maybe It’s Because I Love You Too Much (1956)
5.            One Sun (1956)
6.            You Are My First Love (1956)
7.            It’s None Of My Affair (1957)
8.            How Did I Change? (1957)
9.            When Rock And Roll Come to Trinidad (1957)
10.          Laughable (1958)
11.          Something Happens To Me (1958)
12.          Do I Like It? (1958)
13.          When You Belong To Me (1958)
14.          Give Me Your Love (1959)

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