Sunday, March 31, 2013

Record #0312: The Song of Raintree County / With You On My Mind – NAT KING COLE

Capitol F3782 (original) USA, 1957
Words & Music by:  Side APaul Francis Webster,  Johnny Green; Side B – Nat Cole, Charlotte Hawkins
Musicians: Nat Cole (vocals), Side A – The MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Johnny Green; Side B – John Collins (guitar), Alton Hendrickson (guitar), Charles Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums), Paul T. Smith (piano), Plas Johnson (tenor sax), The Herman McCoy Boys (background vocals)
Recording sessions: Side A – MGM Studios, Culver City, CA, Jul. 20, 1957; Side B – Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, May 14, 1957
Highest chart positions:  Side B – US #30

The title song is from a 1957 film “Raintree County” starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. Despite that, the song didn’t hit the charts.

List price:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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