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The King Cole Trio
The Nat Cole Trio
Released 1943
Recorded 12/15/1943
Label Capitol
Produced by Nat King Cole
For the Nat King Cole Trio, see Nat King Cole.

The King Cole Trio is Nat King Cole's first studio album.

He recorded the album along with the other members of the Nat King Cole Trio, Oscar Moore and Wesley Prince. Like all of Cole's studio albums, the album was released under Capitol Records and were in a 78 r.p.m. format. There were three other volumes of this series of albums released by Capitol. The album was released in 1950 along with the three volumes of the series.

Track Listing[]

  1. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose)
  2. "Easy Listening Blues" (Nadine Robinson)
  3. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  4. "Sweet Lorraine" (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
  5. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour)
  6. "The Man I Love" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  7. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter)
  8. Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Sergey Rachmaninov)


Nat King Cole piano, vocals, arranger
Johnny Miller double bass
Oscar Moore guitar