(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Label: Capitol Records
Delightful 1956 return to small-group jazz for the crooning Nat King Cole, featuring guest soloists such as "Sweets" Edison and Juan Tizol. Every collection needs "Route 66" and "You're Looking at Me" (both by penned by Bobby Troup, whom Cole championed), not to mention the definitive recording of "Sweet Lorraine." This remains one of Cole's greatest platters.