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We celebrated Nat “King” Cole’s 100th birthday in style!

WRFG’s Jumpin’ With Route 66!  
We hope you can join us at Blind Willie’s Blues Club on Sunday, April 7 from 2:00 to 9:30 p.m. for a jazzy blues fundraiser to support WRFG 89.3 FM / WRFG.ORG, Atlanta’s only independent community radio station.

Admission is a donation of $10.00 or more at the door. This is a 21 and older event.

Here’s your WRFG Route 66 Playlist for Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hosts: John & Frankie Lee
Birthday: Nat “King” Cole was born Nathanial Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 1909

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Song Artist Album or First Release Date

  • Thunder Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers w/ Nat King Cole Decca Records 1936 (Nat King Cole’s first recording session)
  • Sweet Lorraine King Cole Trio Brunswick Records 1944 (His first big hit)
  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You? Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Everybody’s Talkin’ Bout Miss Thing! 2009
  • Straighten Up & Fly Right Eddie Tigner Route 66 2001
  • Got A Penny, Benny Nat King Cole Capitol Records IA-2080 1943
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) Duke Ellington w/ Al Hibler Victor Records 26610 1943
  • Crazy He Calls Me Billie Holiday Decca Records 24796 1949
  • Errand Girl for Rhythm Catherine Russell Alone Together 2019
  • Oh, Lady Be Good! Jazz At The Philharmonic (see notes) JATP – Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, July 30, 1944 1944
  • Ain’t Necessarily So Nat King Cole & Cab Calloway The Nat “King” Cole TV Show (NBC) 1956
  • Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall Steppin Out 1993
  • Let’s Face The Music & Dance Ruth Brown A Late Date With 1959
  • Mona Lisa Kid Ramos Old School 2018
  • Route 66 King Cole Trio Capitol Records ET1063-1 1946
  • Baby, Baby All The Time King Cole Trio Capitol Records ET1016-1 1946
  • Nature Boy Dee Alexander Songs My Mother Loves, 2014
  • Blues (First B Flat Blues) (Parts 1, 2, & 3 Jazz At The Philharmonic (see notes) Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 4 1944
  • Careless Love (with dialogue) Nat King Cole & Eartha Kitt St. Louis Blues (sountrack) 1958
  • Calypso Blues Marvin Gaye A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole 1965
  • Save The Bones For Henry Jones Ray Charles & Lou Rawls Just Between Us 1988
  • Orange Colored Sky Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love 1991
  • Smile Nat King Cole Capitol Records CL-45 14149 1954
  • Hit That Jive Jack Four Charms Flatland Boogie 2000

Sign off: Tag (You’re It) Little Charlie & The Nightcats Nine Lives 2005


Jazz at the Philharmonic:

“Lady Be Good”: Illinois Jacquet (ts); Nat “King” Cole (p); Red Callender (b); Lee Young (d)

“Blues (Frist B Flat Blues)”: Guitar – Les Paul, Piano – Nat King Cole,Tenor Saxophone – Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, & Jack McVea, Trombone – J.J. Johnson

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