- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Warner Bros. Reprise 6162 (1965)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Here one of the greatest American composers of all time does renditions with his orchestra of songs by one of the greatest vocalists of all time, Nat King Cole. Originally released by Warner Bros. in 1965, this album contains 12 Cole renditions, including "Straighten Up And Fly Right" and "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)."
- 1.Straighten Up And Fly Right
- 2.Too Young
- 3.It's Only A Paper Moon
- 4.Nature Boy
- 5.Walkin' My Baby Back Home
- 6.Mona Lisa
- 7.Night Lights
- 10.Sweet Lorraine
- 11.Ramblin' Rose
- 12.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Personnel: Jimmy Rowles (piano).
Liner Note Author: Nelson Riddle.
On this 1965 album, renowned arranger Nelson Riddle pays tribute to Nat "King" Cole with faithful orchestral renderings of songs associated with the beloved singer, who died earlier in that year. These are beautiful, nuanced instrumental versions of pop classics that highlight Riddle's masterful arrangements. And if it seems like the unmistakable voice of Cole is missed here--well, that's exactly the point.