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Hit That Jive, Jack: The Earliest Recordings


Download links and information about Hit That Jive, Jack: The Earliest Recordings by Nat King Cole Trio. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:02:17 minutes.

Artist: Nat King Cole Trio
Release date: 1996
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:02:17
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No. Title Length
1. Sweet Lorraine (featuring Nat *) 2:54
2. Honeysuckle Rose (featuring Nat *) 2:31
3. Gone With the Draft (featuring Nat *) 2:41
4. Gone With the Draft (Alternate Version) (featuring Nat *) 2:41
5. This Side Up (featuring Nat *) 2:44
6. Babs (featuring Nat *) 2:23
7. Scotchin' With the Soda (featuring Nat *) 2:29
8. Slow Down (featuring Nat *) 3:06
9. Early Morning Blues (featuring Nat *) 2:42
10. This Will Make You Laugh (featuring Nat *) 3:12
11. Stop! The Red Light's On  (featuring Nat *) 2:34
12. Hit the Ramp (featuring Nat *) 3:17
13. I Like to Riff (featuring Nat *) 2:43
14. Call the Police (featuring Nat *) 3:06
15. Are You Fer It? (featuring Nat *) 3:06
16. That Ain't Right (featuring Nat *) 3:12
17. Hit That Jive, Jack!  (featuring Nat *) 2:54
18. Honey Hush (featuring Nat *) 2:49
19. Honey Hush (Alternate Version) (featuring Nat *) 2:47
20. Stompin' At the Panama (featuring Nat *) 2:56
21. (Bedtime) Sleep, Baby Sleep (featuring Nat *) 2:49
22. Thunder (featuring Nat *) 2:41



Nat "King" Cole's 16 trio recordings for Decca have been reissued many times (including on this CD), and rightfully so. Cole was already one of the top swing pianists by 1940, his vocal style (best displayed on his first hit "Sweet Lorraine") was quite recognizable, and his trio with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince had a memorable sound. Cole's Decca records (his first for a major label) were a breakthrough for Nat, although his Capitol recordings (which started in 1943) really paved the way toward major success. In addition to "Sweet Lorraine," highlights of this fine CD include "Honeysuckle Rose," "I Like to Riff," and "Hit That Jive, Jack" (which has the Trio's most famous group vocal).