Although my favorite King recordings are from the 50s, this is very dispensible material. It's the throw-away jukebox recordings all black recording stars seem to have been obliged to do at some stage.
Although the big band is punchy, the songs are uniformly poor, with King sounding foolish singing about teenage themes and school girls. The arrangements are often tastless, and worst of all, King's guitar sound is bad. He sounds like someone just starting out, not the veteran he already was by that time.
The nadir is a pop song based on the "Kumbyah" theme, which is not only bad in its own right, but incompetently arranged as well.