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Nat King Cole
Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943

Nat King Cole - Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943

This definitive 7-CD and limited-edition 180gram 10-LP set is the first large-scale collection of pivotal early recordings of Nat’s 29-year recording career. Most tracks have their official release and are meticulously restored from original live-to-disk recordings drawing upon a wide range of sources. Many discovered tracks make their debut from international archives and are remastered from original source disks transferred from a number of personal collections. Over 8-1/2 hours of music with a multipage book with rare photos; essays, interviews and testimonials from Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein and many others. Celebrate Nat King Cole's centennial in 2019 with this historical multi-disc box set.

TRACK LISTING

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  2. CD ONE:
  3. 1. Honey Hush
  4. 2. Stompin’ At The Panama (Skoller’s Shuffle)
  5. 3. Bedtime (Sleepy Moan)
  6. 4. Thunder
  7. 5. Mutiny In The Nursery
  8. 6. F.D.R. Jones
  9. 7. The Sheik Of Araby
  10. 8. The Blue Danube
  11. 9. Button, Button
  12. 10. Jingle Bells
  13. 11. Swanee River
  14. 12. With Plenty Of Money And You
  15. 13. Don’t Blame Me
  16. 14. Lullaby In Rhythm
  17. 15. Dark Rapture
  18. 16. The Wiggly Walk
  19. 17. Flea Hop
  20. 18. Chopsticks
  21. 19. Patty Cake, Patty Cake
  22. 20. Blue Skies
  23. 21. Liza
  24. 22. Three Blind Mice
  25. 23. Caravan
  26. 24. There’s No Anesthetic For Love
  27. 25. Dixie Jamboree
  28. 26. Ta-De-Ah
  29. 27. Riffin’ At The Bar-B-Q
  30. 28. Harlem Swing
  31. 29. I Lost Control Of Myself
  32. CD TWO:
  33. 1. The Land Of Make Believe
  34. 2. That Please-Be-Mine-Able Feeling
  35. 3. Dancing In The Street
  36. 4. You’re So Different
  37. 5. I Wouldn’t Have Known It
  38. 6. Let’s Get Happy
  39. 7. Undecided
  40. 8. ’Taint What You Do
  41. 9. Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
  42. 10. Riffin’ In F Minor
  43. 11. Ol’ Man Mose Ain’t Dead
  44. 12. Blue Lou
  45. 13. Honey
  46. 14. Russian Lullaby
  47. 15. Georgie Porgy
  48. 16. The Limp
  49. 17. Snug As A Bug In A Rug
  50. 18. Liebestraum
  51. 19. Fidgety Joe
  52. 20. Two Against One
  53. 21. Some Like It Hot
  54. 22. Crazy Rhythm
  55. 23. Moonglow
  56. 24. Don’t Let That Moon Get Away
  57. 25. My Blue Heaven
  58. 26. I Was Doing Alright
  59. 27. I Can’t Get Started
  60. 28. Old Man Moon
  61. 29. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
  62. CD THREE:
  63. 1. Moon Song
  64. 2. Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
  65. 3. Rosetta
  66. 4. Trompin
  67. 5. You’re My Life
  68. 6. Hoy Soy
  69. 7. Take ’Em
  70. 8. Scategoria
  71. 9. Rhythm Serenade
  72. 10. Rib Town Shuffle
  73. 11. Music’ll Chase Your Blues Away
  74. 12. I’ll Gather Up My Memories
  75. 13. A Fool’s Affair
  76. 14. Jump, Jack, Jump
  77. 15. I Knew A Time
  78. 16. Mine You’ll Always Be
  79. 17. Doin’ The Bow Wow
  80. 18. Lilla Mae
  81. 19. I Like To Riff
  82. 20. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  83. 21. Black Spider Stomp
  84. 22. By The River St. Marie
  85. 23. Slew Foot Joe
  86. 24. 1-2-3-4
  87. 25. Crazy ’Bout Rhythm
  88. 26. Off The Beam
  89. 27. King Cole Blues
  90. 28. Jivin’ With The Notes
  91. 29. Never Mind, Baby
  92. CD FOUR:
  93. 1. I’m A Perfect Fool Over You
  94. 2. Lovely Little Person
  95. 3. Love Me Sooner
  96. 4. Sentimental Blue
  97. 5. Goin’ To Town With Honey
  98. 6. Syncopated Lullaby
  99. 7. Falling In And Out Of Love
  100. 8. Let’s Do Things
  101. 9. Jumpy Jitters
  102. 10. Nothing Ever Happens
  103. 11. What’cha Doin’ To My Heart
  104. 12. Bedtime
  105. 13. Honey Hush
  106. 14. French Toast
  107. 15. Vine Street Jump
  108. 16. B Flat
  109. 17. You Send Me
  110. 18. Love Is My Alibi
  111. 19. Pogo Stick Bounce
  112. 20. Whatcha’ Know, Joe?
  113. 21. Sweet Lorraine
  114. 22. Honeysuckle Rose
  115. 23. Gone With The Draft
  116. 24. This Side Up
  117. 25. Jumpin’ With The Mop
  118. 26. Jam Man
  119. 27. Let’s Try Again
  120. 28. Fudge Wudge
  121. 29. Smokey Joe
  122. 30. Windy City Boogie Woogie
  123. 31. Ode To A Wild Clam
  124. CD FIVE:
  125. 1. Let’s Try Again
  126. 2. Whatcha’ Know, Joe?
  127. 3. Lazy River
  128. 4. Georgia On My Mind
  129. 5. Rockin’ Chair
  130. 6. A Little Jive Is Good For You
  131. 7. You’ve Changed
  132. 8. Babs
  133. 9. Scotchin’ With The Soda
  134. 10. Slow Down
  135. 11. Early Morning Blues
  136. 12. The Romany Room Is Jumpin’
  137. 13. This Will Make You Laugh
  138. 14. Stop! The Red Light’s On
  139. 15. Hit The Ramp
  140. 16. I Like To Riff
  141. 17. Call The Police
  142. 18. Are You Fer It?
  143. 19. That Ain’t Right
  144. 20. Hit That Jive, Jack
  145. 21. Indiana
  146. 22. I Can’t Get Started
  147. CD SIX:
  148. 1. Tea For Two
  149. 2. Body And Soul
  150. 3. Vom, Vim, Veedle
  151. 4. All For You
  152. 5. Hip Hip Hooray
  153. 6. I Know That You Know
  154. 7. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  155. 8. Pitchin’ Up A Boogie
  156. 9. I’m Lost
  157. 10. Beautiful Moons Ago
  158. 11. Let’s Spring One
  159. 12. Slender, Tender, And Tall
  160. 13. I’ve Found A New Baby
  161. 14. Rosetta
  162. 15. Sweet Lorraine
  163. 16. I Blowed And Gone
  164. 17. Solid Potato Salad
  165. 18. F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)
  166. 19. Got A Penny
  167. 20. Let’s Pretend
  168. 21. My Lips Remember Your Kisses
  169. 22. I’m An Errand Boy For Rhythm
  170. 23. Straighten Up And Fly Right
  171. CD SEVEN:
  172. 1. Honey Hush
  173. 2. By The River St. Marie
  174. 3. I Like To Riff
  175. 4. Black Spider Stomp
  176. 5. Sweet Lorraine
  177. 6. Early Morning Blues
  178. 7. Gone With The Draft
  179. 8. Trompin'
  180. 9. Sweet Lorraine
  181. 10. Gone With The Draft
  182. 11. Scotchin’ With The Soda
  183. 12. Gone With The Draft
  184. 13. The Romany Room Is Jumpin’
  185. 14. Hit That Jive, Jack
  186. 15. Beautiful Moons Ago
  187. 16. Honeysuckle Rose
  188. 17. I Know That You Know
  189. 18. Solid Potato Salad
  190. 19. My Lips Remember Your Kisses
  191. 20. Straighten Up And Fly Right