Cole Español
Nat King Cole
Released August 1958
Recorded February 17, 18, 20, 1958
June 11, 30, 1958
Length 75:03
Label Capitol
Produced by Lee Gillette

Love Is the Thing, is Nat King Cole's fifteenth studio album. It was released in August of 1958.

This album was arranged by Nelson Riddle, and was the first installment of three albums Cole released throughout his career, the other two being A Mis Amigos and More Cole Español. Nelson Riddle and his orchestra recorded the songs featured in this album in Havana, Cuba, but Cole added the vocals to them from Laas Angeles, California 5 months later.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cachito" (Consuelo Velázquez) – 2:50
  2. "María Elena" (Lorenzo Barcelata, Bob Russell) – 2:42
  3. "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)" (Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis) – 2:46
  4. "Las Mañanitas" (John Gilmore, Jeanette Vanessa Harris, Patrick Harris) – 2:57
  5. "Acércate Más (Come Closer to Me)" (Farres, Al Stewart) – 2:49
  6. "El Bodeguero (Grocer's Cha-Cha)" (Richard Egües) – 2:25
  7. "Arrivederci Roma" (Renato Rascel, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini, Carl Sigman) – 2:46
  8. "Noche de Ronda" (Agustín Lara) – 2:34
  9. "Tú, Me Delirio" (Cesar Portillo de la Luz) – 2:36
  10. "Te Quiero, Dijiste (Magic Is the Moonlight)" (María Grever, Charles Pasquale) – 2:41
  11. "Adelita" (John Gilmore, Jeanette Vanessa Harris, Patrick Harris) – 2:10

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Nat King Cole piano, vocals
Nelson Riddle Conductor, arranger

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