Nat King Cole

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  1. Nat 'King' Cole
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    Nat 'King' Cole

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    Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres and which he used to become a major force in popular music for three decades producing many hit songs.


  2. Unforgettable
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    Unforgettable (1954)

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    "Unforgettable" is a popular song written by Irving Gordon. The song's original working title was "Uncomparable". The music publishing company asked Gordon to change it to "Unforgettable". The song was published in 1951.


  3. Mona Lisa
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    Mona Lisa (1950)

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    "Mona Lisa" is a popular song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). The title and lyrics refer to the renaissance portrait Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950.


  4. Eddie Dean
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    Eddie Dean

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    Eddie Dean ((1907-07-09)July 9, 1907 – March 4, 1999(1999-03-04)) was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961.


  5. Too Young
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    Too Young (1972)

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    "Too Young" is a popular song. The music was written by Sidney Lippman, the lyrics by Sylvia Dee. The song was published in 1951.


  6. All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio
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    All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996)

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    All for You (A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio) is the third album by Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) by GRP Records, Inc.


  7. A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole
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    A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole (1965)

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    A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole is the sixth studio album by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla (Motown) label on November 1, 1965. It is a tribute album, dedicated to his idol, late jazz/R&B performer Nat "King" Cole.


  8. Love Is The Thing
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    Love Is The Thing (1957)

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    Love Is the Thing is a 1957 album released by American jazz vocalist Nat King Cole. It is the first of four collaborations between Cole and influential arranger Gordon Jenkins. Launching the charting single "Stardust", which peaked at #79, the album reached #1 on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart and tied at #1 on the UK Charts with the soundtrack for the 1956 film The King and I. According to the records of the RIAA, the album achieved gold status in 1960 and broke platinum in 1992. The LP was Nat's first gold album.


  9. Ballads Of The Day
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    Ballads Of The Day (1956)

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    Ballads of the Day is an original jazz compilation by Nat King Cole. It released in 1956. The album reached a peak position of number 16 on the Billboard 200.


  10. L-O-V-E
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    L-O-V-E (2004)

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    L-O-V-E is a 1965 studio album by the American singer Nat King Cole. It was arranged by Ralph Carmichael. L-O-V-E was Cole's last album, and was released shortly before his death in February 1965. The songs "The Girl from Ipanema", "My Kind of Girl" and "More (Theme From Mondo Cane)" were recorded December 1–3, 1964, shortly after Cole's diagnosis with lung cancer, and were the last recordings he made. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Albums chart in the spring of 1965.


  11. Ramblin' Rose
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    Ramblin' Rose (2014)

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    Ramblin' Rose is a Nat King Cole album. It was released by Capitol Records in 1962, and features the popular title track. The LP peaked at #3 on Billboards album chart where it remained for more than a year. It was Nat's second gold album.


  12. This Is Nat "King" Cole
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    This Is Nat "King" Cole (1953)

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    This Is Nat King Cole is an original compilation album by Nat King Cole. It was released in 1957 by Capitol Records. The LP collection reached #18 on the Billboard Magazine album chart.


  13. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
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    Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer (1963)

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    Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer is a 1963 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Ralph Carmichael. The album reached #14 on Billboards LP chart.


  14. The Beautiful Ballads
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    The Beautiful Ballads (1967)

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    The Beautiful Ballads is a 1967 posthumous album of recordings by Nat King Cole. The album was issued after the singer's death by Capitol Records collecting recordings which had not previously been available in LP form. Most of the tracks were previously released as single A-sides or B-sides.


  15. To Whom It May Concern
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    To Whom It May Concern (1959)

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    To Whom It May Concern is a 1959 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle.


  16. Nat King Cole At The Piano
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    Nat King Cole At The Piano (1954)

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    Nat King Cole at the Piano is the first studio album by jazz pianist Nat King Cole, released by Capitol in 1950.


  17. Tell Me All About Yourself
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    Tell Me All About Yourself (1960)

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    Tell Me All About Yourself is an album by Nat King Cole, recorded in 1958 but not released until 1960. It was arranged by Dave Cavanaugh. The album reached #33 on the Billboard LP chart.


  18. The Touch of Your Lips
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    The Touch of Your Lips (1961)

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    The Touch of Your Lips is a 1961 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Ralph Carmichael.


  19. The Very Thought Of You
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    The Very Thought Of You (1958)

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    The Very Thought of You is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. The album peaked at #17 on Billboard Magazine's Top LP chart.


  20. I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore
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    I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore (1964)

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    I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore is a 1964 studio album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Ralph Carmichael. The album reached #18 on Billboards Top LP chart.


  21. A Mis Amigos
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    A Mis Amigos (2011)

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    A Mis Amigos is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Dave Cavanaugh and recorded in Rio de Janeiro.


  22. Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
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    Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2013)

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    Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole is a studio album by George Benson. The album was released by Concord Jazz on June 4, 2013. It peaked at #89 on the Billboard album chart.


  23. The King Cole Trio
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    The King Cole Trio

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    The King Cole Trio is a series of albums by jazz pianist Nat King Cole's King Cole Trio released by the Capitol Records label. These were Cole's debut recordings.


  24. Harvest of Hits
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    Harvest of Hits

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    Harvest Of Hits is an original jazz compilation by Nat King Cole released by Capitol Records in 1952. Both a 10 inch (33-1/3rpm) LP version containing 8 tracks, and a 6 track boxed set of three 7 inch (45rpm) discs was released.


  25. After Midnight
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    After Midnight (1956)

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    After Midnight is a 1957 jazz album by "Nat King Cole and his trio" on Capitol Records. It peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Albums chart.


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