Nat King Cole: The Frim Fram Sauce

Track

The Frim Fram Sauce

Group

The King Cole Trio

CD

The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics (1942-4) (Capitol Jazz CDP 7243 8 33571 2 3)

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Musicians:

Nat 'King' Cole (piano, vocals), Oscar Moore (guitar), Johnny Miller (bass).

Composed by Joe Ricardel & Redd Evans

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Recorded: Los Angeles, October 11, 1945

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Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

The King Cole Trio offered a mid-1940s alternative to the shrillness of bop and the bombast of big bands; their subdued dynamics heralded a kinder, gentler jazz. Vocally and instrumentally, Nat King Cole was Minister of Protocool. As for the squirrelly lyrics of this saucy hit, suffice to say the song's about attitude, as this hepcat (played by Nat) goes into a restaurant, orders fare not on the menu, then gallantly requests a check for the water. Nat King Cool. A jive classic.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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