Monday, December 30, 2013

Record #0529: Because You're Mine / I'm Never Satisfied – NAT KING COLE

Capitol F2212 (original) USA, Sep. 1952
Words & Music bySide ASammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodsky; Side B – Herb Perry
Musicians: Nat Cole (vocals), Robert Lawson (sax), Pete Candoli & Carlton McBeath (trumpets), Francis Howard, Paul Tanner, Ed Kusby & Si Zentner (trombones), Ann Mason Stockton (harp), Buddy Cole (piano), John Collins (guitar), Charlie Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums), Jack Costanzo (bongos) and a string section. Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle.
Recording sessions: Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, Jul. 31, 1952
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #16, UK #6; Side B - US #22

The title song was taken from a 1952 musical film "Because You're Mine". Two versions of the song were recorded and released that year; one by Mario Lanza and one by Cole. Lanza's version did a bit better in the charts (US #7, UK #3). Lanza had an advantage as he starred in the movie.

Sammy Cahn wrote and co-wrote many hit songs. One of the best known of those is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!".

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

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