Hittin’ The Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) [Vinyl Box Set]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 11/1/2019
Style(s): Vocal
$199.98
Availability: In Stock
Overview

Also available on CD

 

Released in partnership with the Nat King Cole estate, Resonance Records’ Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) is the first large-scale collection of the pivotal early recordings (1936-1943) of Nat’s 29-year recording career. Most tracks are receiving their first official release in this meticulously restored set of original live-to-disk recordings.  This definitive 7CD and limited-edition draws upon a wide range of sources, including many newly-discovered tracks unearthed for the first time from archives located all over the world. Boasting an extensive 60+ page booklet with rare photographs; essays by acclaimed author Will Friedwald and guitarist Nick Rossi (with a special focus on Oscar Moore); plus interviews and testimonials from Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, John Pizzarelli, Freddy Cole, Michael Feinstein and many others. Celebrate Nat King Cole's centennial in 2019 with this definitive early years multi-disc box set. This is the origin story of a great artist just as he was just “hittin’ the ramp,” launching a distinctive style that would quickly become famous the world over.

 

Check out the new episode of The ArkivJazz Podcast where we discuss this exciting new compilation with Resonance Records

Tracks
1. Honey Hush
Length: 02:52
2. Stompin' at the Panama (Skoller's Shuffle)
Length: 02:59
3. Bedtime (Sleepy Moan)
Length: 02:54
4. Thunder
Length: 02:50
5. Mutiny in the Nursery
Length: 02:52
6. F.D.R. Jones
Length: 03:10
7. The Sheik of Araby
Length: 02:17
8. The Blue Danube
Length: 02:50
9. Button, Button
Length: 02:52
10. Jingle Bells
Length: 02:35
11. Swanee River
Length: 02:28
12. With Plenty of Money and You
Length: 02:15
13. Don't Blame Me
Length: 02:26
14. Lullaby in Rhythm
Length: 02:48
15. Dark Rapture
Length: 03:13
16. The Wiggly Walk
Length: 02:52
17. Flea Hop
Length: 02:43
18. Chopsticks
Length: 02:44
19. Patty Cake, Patty Cake
Length: 02:43
20. Blue Skies
Length: 02:09
21. Liza
Length: 02:58
22. Three Blind Mice
Length: 02:08
23. Caravan
Length: 02:17
24. There's No Anesthetic for Love
Length: 03:15
25. Dixie Jamboree
Length: 03:04
26. Ta-De-Ah
Length: 02:39
27. Riffin' at the Bar-B-Q
Length: 02:05
28. Harlem Swing
Length: 02:30
29. I Lost Control of Myself
Length: 03:16
30. The Land of Make Believe
Length: 02:52
31. That Please-Be-Mine-Able Feeling
Length: 02:15
32. Dancing in the Street
Length: 03:09
33. You’re so Different
Length: 03:02
34. I Wouldn't Have Known It
Length: 02:33
35. Let's Get Happy
Length: 02:18
36. Undecided
Length: 02:26
37. ’Taint What You Do
Length: 02:53
38. Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
Length: 02:46
39. Riffin' in F Minor
Length: 02:06
40. Ol' Man Mose Ain't Dead
Length: 03:30
41. Blue Lou
Length: 03:01
42. Honey
Length: 02:11
43. Russian Lullaby
Length: 02:07
44. Georgie Porgie
Length: 02:23
45. The Limp
Length: 02:52
46. Snug as a Bug in a Rug
Length: 02:35
47. Liebestraum
Length: 03:23
48. Fibgety Joe
Length: 02:57
49. Two Against One
Length: 03:00
50. Some Like It Hot
Length: 03:09
51. Crazy Rhythm
Length: 02:00
52. Moonglow
Length: 02:57
53. Don't Let That Moon Get Away
Length: 02:45
54. My Blue Heaven
Length: 01:36
55. I Was Doing Alright
Length: 02:17
56. I Can't Get Started
Length: 02:41
57. Old Man Moon
Length: 02:16
58. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Length: 02:14
59. Moon Song
Length: 03:09
60. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Length: 02:20
61. Rosetta
Length: 02:11
62. Trompin'
Length: 02:46
63. You're My Life
Length: 02:46
64. Hoy Soy
Length: 02:33
65. Take 'Em
Length: 02:24
66. Scategoria
Length: 02:32
67. Rhythm Serenade
Length: 02:35
68. Rib Town Shuffle
Length: 02:46
69. Music'll Chase Your Blues Away
Length: 02:01
70. I'll Gather Up My Memories
Length: 03:34
71. A Fool's Affair
Length: 03:34
72. Jump, Jack, Jump
Length: 02:47
73. I Knew a Time
Length: 03:05
74. Mine You'll Always Be
Length: 03:19
75. Doin' the Bow Wow
Length: 02:44
76. Lilla Mae
Length: 02:18
77. I Like to Riff
Length: 02:49
78. On the Sunny Side of the Street
Length: 02:55
79. Black Spider Stomp
Length: 02:40
80. By the River St. Marie
Length: 02:25
81. Slew Foot Joe
Length: 02:14
82. 1-2-3-4
Length: 02:09
83. Crazy 'Bout Rhythm
Length: 02:04
84. Off the Beam
Length: 02:18
85. King Cole Blues
Length: 02:07
86. Jivin' with the Notes
Length: 02:01
87. Never Mind, Baby
Length: 01:45
88. I'm a Perfect Fool Over You
Length: 02:38
89. Lovely Little Person
Length: 02:23
90. Love Me Sooner
Length: 02:32
91. Sentimental Blue
Length: 02:44
92. Goin' to Town with Honey
Length: 02:21
93. Syncopated Lullaby
Length: 01:51
94. Falling In and Out of Love
Length: 01:50
95. Let's Do Things
Length: 02:01
96. Jumpy Jitters
Length: 01:51
97. Nothing Ever Happens
Length: 02:35
98. What'cha Doin' to My Heart
Length: 01:37
99. Bedtime
Length: 02:45
100. Honey Hush
Length: 02:18
101. French Toast
Length: 02:15
102. Vine Street Jump
Length: 02:43
103. B Flat
Length: 02:32
104. You Send Me
Length: 02:11
105. Love Is My Alibi
Length: 03:13
106. Pogo Stick Bounce
Length: 02:19
107. Whatcha' Know Joe?
Length: 02:36
108. Sweet Lorraine
Length: 02:57
109. Honeysuckle Rose
Length: 02:34
110. Gone with the Draft
Length: 02:44
111. This Side Up
Length: 02:49
112. Jumpin' with the Mop
Length: 02:26
113. Jam Man
Length: 02:05
114. Let's Try Again
Length: 03:05
115. Fudge Wudge
Length: 03:51
116. Smokey Joe
Length: 01:58
117. Windy City Boogie Woogie
Length: 02:26
118. Ode to a Wild Clam
Length: 02:26
119. Let's Try Again
Length: 03:10
120. Whatcha' Know, Joe?
Length: 02:12
121. Lazy River
Length: 01:46
122. Georgia on My Mind
Length: 02:45
123. Rockin' Chair
Length: 03:13
124. A Little Jive Is Good for You
Length: 03:41
125. You've Changed
Length: 03:05
126. Babs
Length: 02:27
127. Scotchin' with the Soda
Length: 02:35
128. Slow Down
Length: 03:09
129. Early Morning Blues
Length: 02:46
130. The Romany Room Is Jumpin'
Length: 02:30
131. This Will Make You Laugh
Length: 03:14
132. Stop! The Red Light's On
Length: 02:39
133. Hit the Ramp
Length: 03:21
134. I Like to Riff
Length: 02:48
135. Call the Police
Length: 03:05
136. Are You Fer It?
Length: 03:08
137. That Ain't Right
Length: 03:14
138. Hit That Jive, Jack
Length: 02:59
139. Indiana
Length: 04:53
140. I Can't Get Started
Length: 04:55
141. Tea for Two
Length: 04:47
142. Body and Soul
Length: 05:13
143. Vom, Vim, Veedle
Length: 03:02
144. All for You
Length: 03:28
145. Hip Hip Hooray
Length: 02:24
146. I Know That You Know
Length: 02:10
147. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Length: 03:44
148. Pitchin' Up a Boogie
Length: 03:14
149. I'm Lost
Length: 03:19
150. Beautiful Moons Ago
Length: 02:27
151. Let's Spring One
Length: 02:43
152. Slender, Tender, and Tall
Length: 02:06
153. I've Found a New Baby
Length: 04:44
154. Rosetta
Length: 05:10
155. Sweet Lorraine
Length: 04:56
156. I Blowed and Gone
Length: 04:47
157. Solid Potato Salad
Length: 02:07
158. F.S.T. (Fine, Sweet & Tasty)
Length: 03:07
159. Got a Penny
Length: 02:37
160. Let's Pretend
Length: 02:37
161. My Lips Remember Your Kisses
Length: 03:11
162. I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm
Length: 01:51
163. Straighten Up and Fly Right
Length: 02:45
164. Honey Hush
Length: 02:47
165. By the River St. Marie
Length: 02:12
166. I Like to Riff
Length: 02:33
167. Black Spider Stomp
Length: 02:54
168. Sweet Lorraine
Length: 03:23
169. Early Morning Blues
Length: 02:53
170. Gone with the Draft
Length: 02:22
171. Scotchin' with the Soda
Length: 02:25
172. Gone with the Draft
Length: 02:28
173. The Romany Room Is Jumpin'
Length: 02:33
174. Hit That Jive, Jack
Length: 02:16
175. Beautiful Moons Ago
Length: 03:36
176. Honeysuckle Rose
Length: 03:20
177. I Know That You Know
Length: 02:53
178. Solid Potato Salad
Length: 02:14
179. My Lips Remember Your Kisses
Length: 03:07
180. Straighten Up and Fly Right
Length: 02:52
Album Details
Disc Count: 10
Total Length: 497:17
UPC: 712758040398