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Nelson’s phenomenal output of recorded material with numerous artists is listed in part below. Over time we hope to compile the complete list with additional links and media. Please note that there is a separate page for singles.

1953
It Can’t Be Wrong
Love Songs By Rodgers & Hammerstein

1954
Swing Easy
Unforgettable
Songs For Young Lovers
Sings For Two In Love

1955
In The Wee Small Hours
Piano Style of Nat King Cole

1956
Songs For Swingin’ Lovers
Ballads of the Day
Judy
Lisbon Antigua
The Tender Touch
This is Sinatra
Close To You
A Swingin’ Affair
Phil Silver’s Swinging Brass

1957
Hey… Let Yourself Go!
The Man I Love
This is Nat King Cole

1958
C’mon… Get Happy!
I Wish You Love
Sea of Dreams
Cross Country Suite
When Your Lover Has Gone
Jump For Joy
This is Sinatra (Volume 2)
St. Louis Blues
Only The Lonely
Witchcraft!
Judy In Love

1959
New In Town
Swingin’ Pretty
The Joy of Living
To Whom It May Concern
Take A Number
Look to Your Heart
Glad To Be Here
When I’m Thinking of You
Dinah, Yes, Indeed
Sing a Song With Riddle
Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook – Volume 1
Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook – Volume 2
Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook – Volume 3
Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook – Volume 4
Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook – Volume 5

1960
Warm & Willing
Wild Is Love
Nice ‘N’ Easy
Dream With Me
This Time I’m Swingin’
Sinatra Swingin’ Session

1961
Love Tide
All the Way
Rosie Solves The Swingin’ Riddle

1962
Cha Cha De Amor
Sinatra Sings Of Love & Things
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
Love Is a Game of Poker
I’ll Buy You A Star
The Best of Nelson Riddle
Let’s Face The Music
Swinging For You
Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New
Guard Session Album with Keely Smith
Love

1963
Jerome Kern Songbook
Shirley Bassey Sings the Hit Song from Oliver!
Live It Up
The Concert Sinatra
Sinatra’s Sinatra
Country Boy

1964
Return To Paradise Islands
Nat Cole Sings The Great Songs
Days Of Wine & Roses
Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook
Hits of 1964
All Time Favorites

1965
There’s Love
The Brazilian Mood

1966
Games That Lovers Play
Strangers In The Night
Moonlight Sinatra
Nat: An Orchestral Portrait

1967
Music for Wives and Lovers
The Bright and the Beautiful
Here, There and Everywhere

1968
The Riddle of Today
Wish You A Merry Christmas
The Contemporary Sound of Nelson Riddle

1969
British Columbia Suite

1970
The Look of Love
Nelson Riddle Conducts The 101 Strings
The Sound of Magnificence / With 101 Strings

1971
Spice

1972
His Way
Dream Dancing
Changing Colors
Communication
Portrait of Steve

1973
Vive Legrand!

1975
That’s Entertainment

1978
The Rare Sinatra

1981
Top Hat

1982
The Best Is Yet To Come

1983
Romance Fire and Fancy
What’s New

1984
Lush Life

1985
Blue Skies

1986
‘Round Midnight
For Sentimental Reasons

1987
The Unreleased

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