PLAYLIST FOR “HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, NAT COLE!” (9.21.19)

21 Sep

Nat Cole would be 100 years old this year if he hadn’t died when he was 45. I suppose I should say something about how his music has lived on or how his legacy has lived on or how he has influenced so many singers and pianists. But, really, I just wanted to play some music I wanted to hear. In other words, it was business as usual at Turntable For One. But I was surprised to find so many tribute albums and pleased to include some from singers in Sweden, Belgium, and Mexico. Also gave a 100th birthday shout-out to George Shearing. But I don’t think he was listening.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • LET THERE BE LOVE  /  Nat Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • ERRAND GIRL FOR RHYTHM  /  Diana Krall  /  “All For you”
  • I’M NOT MY BROTHER, I’M ME  /  Freddy Cole  /  “I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me”
  • THE SUNDAY THAT SUMMER  /  Nicolas Bearde  /  “I Remember You”
  • THE MAN ON THE LITTLE WHITE KEYS  /  Nat Cole Trio  /  “The Trouble With Me Is You”
  • IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON  /  Claes Janson  /  “Nat Cole Forever”
  • I NEVER HAD A CHANCE  /  Hugh Coltman  /  “Shadows – Songs Of Nat King Cole”
  • LET’S MAKE MORE LOVE  /  Nat Cole  /  “Extraordinary”
  • AVALON  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • AVALON  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “With Respect To Nat”
  • ROUTE 66  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Nat Cole Songbook”
  • LATE LATE SHOW  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “For Centennial Reasons”
  • L-O-V-E (In German)  /  Nat King Cole  /  “International Nat King Cole”
  • THE SOUL OF NAT KING COLE  /  Yannick Bovy  /  “Celebrates Nat King Cole”
  • STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT  /  Ori Dagan & Sheila Jordan  /  “Nathaniel” A Tribute To Nat King Cole”
  • THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH  /  Natalie Cole  /  “Take A Look”
  • LITTLE GIRL  /  Maurice Hines  /  “To Nat King Cole With Love”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ike Cole  /  “Tribute To His Brother”
  • SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY  /  Nat Cole  /  “Big Band Cole”
  • I CAN’T SEE FOR LOOKIN’  /  Heather Bambrick  /  “You’ll Never Know”
  • BALLERINA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat “King” Cole & Me”
  • I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD  /  Nat King Cole & George Shearing  /  “Nat King Cole Sings & George Shearing Plays”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Allan Harris  /  “Long Live The King”
  • SMILE  /  Dannah Garay  /  “From You…to You: Remembering Nat King Cole”
  • THE SONG IS ENDED  /  Nat Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • UNFORGETTABLE  /  Nat Cole & Natalie Cole  /  “Unforgettable”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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