Edited by Azizi Powell
This post features four sound files and one video of Nat King Cole singing love songs. Information about Nat King Cole and links to the lyrics of these featured songs are also included in this post.
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INFORMATION ABOUT NAT KING COLE
"Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death."
Information about some of the love songs that are featured in this post are given with this link referenced as "Wikipedia: Nat King Cole".
(These songs are presented in chronological order based on their recording by Nat King Cole.)
Example #1: "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons" Nat King Cole
catman916, Uploaded on Jul 22, 2009
"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," written in 1945 by William Best, with lyrics by Deek Watson was recorded by Nat King Cole on Capitol Records in 1946 and reached #1 on the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart. It was first included on the 10 inch Capitol LP,Unforgetable, released in 1953 and is currently available on the Unforgetable CD.
This song's lyrics are include in the uploader's summary of another sound file of this song that is found at
Example #2 : Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"
Canal de rolddogojazz, Uploaded on Feb 15, 2011
According to his wikipedia page,"Unforgettable" (recorded in 1951) was Nat King Cole’s signature tune.
Click http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/ for lyrics to this song.
Here's a link to technologically created 1991 duet of Nat King Cole & and his daughter Natalie Cole singing "Unforgettable"
Example #3 - When I Fall In Love
Frank Cole, Uploaded on Sep 27, 2008
(an excerpt from "Istanbul" with Errol Flynn and Cornell Borchers, 1957). I could talk about the smooth and calm voice, about the piano and other instruments... about how I like to listen to Nat King
From Wikipedia: Nat King Cole -“His 1957 recording of "When I Fall In Love" reached #4 in the UK charts in 1987.”
Click http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/when+i+fall+in+love_20098122.html for the lyrics to this song.
Example #4: "The Very Thought of You" Nat King Cole
catman916, Uploaded on Jul 20, 2009
"The Very Thought of You" is from Nat "King" Cole's 1958 Capitol LP of the same name arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins. The album is available on CD on the Capitol and Collectors Choice labels.
Click http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/the+very+thought+of+you_20098108.html for lyrics to this song.
Example #5: Nat King Cole-L-O-V-E
fonrims32, Uploaded on Jun 19, 2007
This song's lyrics are include in the uploader's summary at
From Wikipedia: Nat King Cole: “His last album, L-O-V-E, was recorded in early December 1964—just a few days before he entered the hospital for cancer treatment—and was released just prior to his death. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Albums chart in the spring of 1965.”
"L-O-V-E" is the title of a children's foot stomping cheer. Yhe only similarity that this foot stomping cheer has to the ballad sung by Nat King Cole is that title. However, I wonder if that Nat King Cole song was the inspiration for that foot stomping cheer. Click http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for two versions of "L-O-V-E" that are included on the foot stomping cheer page of my Cocojams cultural website.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to Nat King Cole for his legacy of music. Thanks also to the composers of these featured songs, and to the uploaders of these sound files and video.
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