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Nat King Cole - Penthouse Serenade flac album

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Performer: Nat King Cole
Title: Penthouse Serenade
Country: US
Released: 1955
Category: Jazz
Rating: 4.3 ✦
Other format: AC3 AU VOC MP2 ASF TTA MOD

Penthouse Serenade is an instrumental jazz quartet album by Nat King Cole. An expanded (12 track) version was reissued in 1955 and a 19 track version (13-19 being vocal tracks) was reissued in 1998. original 1952 10 inch LP album release: "Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)" (Val Burton, Will Jason) – 3:06. Somebody Loves Me" (Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald) – 3:03.

The King Cole Trio, Vol. 2 is Nat King Cole's seventh studio album. The album was entirely made of instrumental songs, featuring no vocals. However, this album was released twice as well, and both of these releases of the album feature songs that Cole used vocals in. The album was worked with by King Cole Trio as well as Lee Young, Jack Costanzo, and Benny Shawker. This album was Cole's first album with songs recorded after the "King Cole Trio" series of albums.

Nat "King" Cole, both with his trio and as a solo artist, could never be forgotten. You just can't keep great talent down. I highly recommend this for Nat's fans; and people who enjoy classic pop vocals and lounge music will cherish this album for many years to come. 8 people found this helpful.

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Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone), 03:08. Once In a Blue Moon (Based On Rubenstein's Melody In F), 02:57. Polka Dots and Moonbeams, 03:05. Down By the Old Mill Stream, 02:21. If I Should Lose You, 03:13.

Two songs each were added to the ends of the two sides of the album. Thus, Tracks one-four and seven-ten here comprise the original version, with Tracks five, six, eleven, and twelve being the later additions. At the time Cole did that 1955 session, he was also in the middle of sessions for another instrumental LP, The Piano Style of Nat King Cole, this one featuring a big band and strings (on alternating tracks) arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. The Penthouse Serenade tracks naturally allow more space for the piano work, but even here Cole is not straining for invention. Nevertheless, the music is enjoyable, if in more of an easy listening sense than the pianist's '40s classics.

In its original form as a 10," eight-song LP, Penthouse Serenade, recorded on July 18, 1952, found Cole returning to the small-band format of his jazz playing days in an ensemble that featured him on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, and Bunny Shawker on drums (with Jack Costanzo joining in on bongos and conga on "Rose Room," "Once in a Blue Moon," and "Down by the Old Mill Stream").

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Penthouse Serenade
Written-By – Val Burton, Will Jason
A2 Somebody Loves Me
Written-By – MacDonald*, DeSylva*, G. Gershwin*
A3 Laura
Written-By – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
A4 Once In A Blue Moon (Based On Rubinstein's Melody In F)
Written-By – Burt Bacharach
A5 Don't Blame Me
Written-By – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
A6 Little Girl
Written-By – Francis Henry, Madeline Hyde
B1 Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Written-By – James Van Heusen*, Johnny Burke
B2 Down By The Old Mill Stream
Written-By – Tell Taylor
B3 If I Should Lose You
Written-By – Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
B4 Rose Room
Written-By – Art Hickman, Harry Williams
B5 I Surrender Dear
Written-By – Gordon Clifford, Harry Barris
B6 It Could Happen To You
Written-By – James Van Heusen*, Johnny Burke

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton


  • Piano – Nat King Cole


T-332: Label
T332: Cover and Spine

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): T1-332
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): T2-332
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): T1-332-D9 [Scranton 'Anvil/Lathe' symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): T2-332-D5 2 [Scranton 'Anvil/Lathe' symbol]

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
H-332 Nat King Cole Penthouse Serenade ‎(10", Album, Mono, Scr) Capitol Records H-332 US 1952
H 332 Nat King Cole Penthouse Serenade ‎(10") Capitol Records H 332 New Zealand Unknown
CLP 017 Nat King Cole Penthouse Serenade ‎(10") Capitol Records CLP 017 Australia Unknown
CDP 7243 4 94504 2 4 Nat 'King' Cole* Penthouse Serenade ‎(CD, Album, RM) Capitol Jazz CDP 7243 4 94504 2 4 US 1998
LCA 332 Nat "King" Cole* Penthouse Serenade ‎(10") Telefunken Capitol LCA 332 Germany Unknown