Sunday, August 26, 2012

Record #0096: Send For Me / My Personal Possession – NAT KING COLE

Capitol F3737 (original) USA, 1957
Words & Music by:  Side A – Ollie Jones; Side B – Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy
Musicians: Side A – Nat King Cole (vocals), John Collins (guitar), Al Hendrickson (guitar), Charles Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums), Paul Smith (piano), Plas Johnson (tenor sax), the Herman McCoy Boys (background vocals); Side B – Nat King Cole (vocals), Herman Mitchell (guitar), Joe Comfort (bass), Lee Young (drums), Bill Miller (piano) + others in an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle.
Recording sessions:  Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, Side A – May 14, 1957; Side B – Dec. 29, 1955
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #6, US R&B #1; Side B – US #21, UK #21 

By this time rock and roll was becoming so big that even the likes of King Cole tried it out.

List price:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15

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