Label: Capitol Records - E-ST 23165 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation Orange Labels • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Vocal, Easy Listening
This generous anthology, with 28 tracks and close to 80 minutes of music, is one of the best single-disc sets on the market of Nat King Cole 's pop side. Spanning over 20 years, from toThe Very Best of Nat King Cole includes most of his biggest hits for Capitol Records, like 's " Get Your Kicks On Route 66," s "Mona Lisa," 's "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "Unforgettable," and 's "When I See Where We Led The Underground Resistance - Screaming Fatrat* - Idiomatic Breakdown in Love" with its wonderful orchestration arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkinsalthough there are some intriguing omissions 's "Ramblin' Rose," for instance, (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - Nat King Cole - The Very Best Of Nat King Cole included herebut it's hard to quibble; after all, Cole charted over pop singles during his career and nothing short of a massive box set could feature them all.
What's most striking is how uniform everything is, as if it was all drawn from one long recording session, and Cole 's rich, warm voice and perfect enunciation Crimson And Clover - Various - Il Beat In Discoteca falters.
He was criticized for leaving his jazz roots for pop stardom, but it is worth noting how jazz-based and stripped-down most of these sides actually are, and even when orchestration is present, it is never intrusive or overwhelming, and the focus is always on Cole 's steady, calm and measured vocals.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Vocal Jazz. Recording Date November 30, - August 18, Track Listing. Nat King Cole. Sweet Lorraine. Clifford R. Get Your Kicks On Route Bobby Troup.
Straighten Up and Fly Right. What'll I Do? Morning Star. Penthouse Serenade. Walkin' My Baby Back Home. Mona Lisa. Nature Boy. Somewhere Along the Way.
A Blossom Fell. Barnes' Blue Ridge Ramblers. Can't I? Let There Be Love. Almost Like Being in Love. Uncle J. Let's Face the Music and Dance. Autumn Leaves. When I Fall in Love. That Sunday, That Summer.
Looking Back. I Wish You Love. Sweet Lorraine Clifford R. Morning Star W. A Blossom Fell H. Ballerina B. Looking Back B.
Cheryl - The Kevin Hays Trio - Live At Smalls, Nothing Means Nothing - Immaculate Fools - Hearts Of Fortune, I Told Her - The Losers (13) - I Told Her / Open Up Your Eyes, Thatll Be The Day - Donnie And The Del Chords*, The Neons - Sing Along With Donnie & The Del Chord