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On November 30, 2018
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
Nat King Cole
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Nathaniel Adams Cole was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 17, 1919. Cole learned to play the organ from his mother, Perlina Coles, the church organist. He began formal lessons at 12, learning jazz, gospel, and classical music on piano "from Johann Sebastian Bach to Sergei Rachmaninoff.
In 1939 he formed the King Cole Trio after his publicist put a silver tin-foiled crown on his head and proclaimed him King. He later toured Europe and made a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II.As a singer and recording artist, his contributions to American popular music are incalculable. Any list of his representative hits, all on Capitol records, has to include: "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66," "Sweet Lorraine," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," "The Christmas Song," "Mona Lisa "(a signature song during his career), "Nature Boy," "Too Young," "Answer Me" , "Walkin' My Baby back Home", "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Lush Life, " "Ramblin' Rose," "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, "People" , "That Sunday Yhat Summer" " "Dear Lonely Hearts," "L-O-V-E," and "Unforgettable.".
He was heavy smoker throughout his life and was rarely seen in public or private without a cigarette in his hand. He died on February 15, 1965, at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
Nat always said, all I want to do is sing and make people happy. And I'm adding make the world dance, so "Let's Face The Music and Dance"
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Great write up about Nat King Cole. I learned a lot. Your songs are always so melodic to listen to, but this one is really upbeat ... I think I should have made mine upbeat .. also ... LOL Thanks, Chuck!
WOW! Chuck this really suits you AWESOME sing and song choice m/f love it! Great write up too. Hit the button! God bless n stay safe Have a brill weekend!
Love this song. Super sing on this from you.
Great sing of a great singers song, you have made this one your own. I think Nat Cole was one of our greatest singers and a great musician x
Awesome choice...loved the history...and know and love all his songs. My daughter is named Lisa...used to sing Mona Lisa to her as a lullaby....just the first few lines...what a repertoire he had.! This was an awesome sing. WTG, Team Shirley!
Hi Chuck....New song to me....Sounding great here mf!!Love my listen!!sol~
Watched Green Book this past weekend and there was a reference to Nat King Cole making a tour in Alabama. He was definitely legendary and a ground breaker with his TV show! Great jazzy middle there Chuck!
Way to bring this one Charles, yeah! right back at you, enjoyed my stay.
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Great Stuffffffffffffffffffffffffff WTG Chuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk a great performance
hi Chuck, playing catch up on my listens as I have been quite sick...very glad I heard this gem, a fine performance!! ******** you really sing this fantastic!! great job!!!prez
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