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Nat ‘King’ Cole

Nat King Cole begins the recording of ‘Cole Español,’ an album…

Nat King Cole’s ‘Cole Español’ is a studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on February 17, 18, 20, June 11, 30, 1958 and released in August 1958 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Cachito (Consuelo Velázquez) – 02:50 . 2.María Elena (Lorenzo Barcelata, Bob Russell) – 02:42 . 3.Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) (Osvaldo […]

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer. Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What’S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once […]

Nat King Cole records ‘St. Louis Blues’ with Nelson Riddle as…

Nat King Cole’s ‘St. Louis Blues’ is an album (OST to the film of the same name staring Cole) recorded on January 29–31, 1958 with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor and released in May, 1963 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Overture (Introducing Love Theme)/Hesitating Blues (Nelson Riddle) – 3:08 . 2.Harlem Blues (W.C. Handy) […]

We remember Mahalia Jackson. ‘The Gospel Of MJ’

This day (January 27, 1972), in Evergreen Park, Illinois, died Mahalia Jackson,an African-American gospel contre-alto singer referred to as ‘The Queen of Gospel’. Tracklist : Silent Night . Trouble Of The World . Jesus And The Woman At The Well (1961) . Amazing Grace . Down By The Riverside . Mahalia Jackson & Nat King […]

This week In Soul Artists 43

James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Betty Wright, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, The Jackson 5, El DeBarge, Carla Thomas, Sam Moore, Mary J. Blige, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Syreeta, Alicia Keys. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 197 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

On TV today, Nat King Cole’s last show (1957)

December 17, 1957 – NBC airs the last episode of “The Nat King Cole Show” with Billy Eckstine guesting. Nat himself has decided to stop the show for lack of sponsors. “Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark” he said.

This week In Jazz Legends 29

Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 257 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. […]

Robbie Williams releases his fourth album : ‘Swing When You’re…

Robbie Williams’ ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ is his fourth studio album produced by Guy Chambers and released on November 19, 2001 by Capitol Track Listing : 1.I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen (Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams) – 03:17 . 2.Mack The Knife (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 03:18 . 3.Somethin’ Stupid (Carson […]

This week In Jazz Legends 24

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington , Gene Krupa, Anita O’Day, Miles […]

Singing Broadway

Eighty six famous artists sing seventy songs lifted from sixty-one Broadway Shows. This is our special “Singing Broadway” in video

This week In Jazz Legends 22

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O’Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 311 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

In Duo With Ella

Besides her collaborations with Louis Armstrong and a “youth” album conveniently called “Ella & Friends,” Ella Fitzgerald‘s recorded repertoire is quite poor on the “duo” front. On television, this is another story. Track Listing : 1.Medley – 07:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 07:36 . 3.Can’T We Be Friends (Paul […]