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The VERY BEST of Nat King Cole ...And that's No Lie!

Updated on September 12, 2014
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Looking Back Over the Years with Nat King Cole

When we were children growing up, my Dad had a small but prized set of LP records. His collection included music by 4 of his all-time favourite singers - Nat King Cole, Brook Benton, Mario Lanza and Frank Sinatra.

I have had a really wonderful childhood, thanks to both of my parents, and whenever I reminisce on my childhood the timeless and sensual voices of these men - Nat King Cole, Brook Benton, Mario Lanza & Frank Sinatra - are always beautifully intertwined in those memories.

I share my love for really good music and dancing with my Dad. When you have a taste for good music, I have realized that it never dies with time because even with contemporary music, my Dad would always surprise me when he’d like some of the very songs that I liked.

There are some voices that are timeless, ageless and caressingly soothing. Nat King Cole’s voice is one of those for me! Have you heard Nat King Cole sing ‘Looking Back’? My goodness!!! I swoon each and every time! It’s one of those songs that is just too short. It’s one of those songs that you must play over and over a few times before moving on to listen to the other songs on the album.

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Timeless Classics from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s

This album is a collection of 28 jazzy, masterful and timeless classics in Nat King Cole’s caressing voice which makes you want to fall in love over and over again. I have heard many and varied versions of these same songs by different singers and none of them satisfy me as completely as when I hear them sung by Nat King Cole. He just reaches into my soul and touches it in the tenderest of places.

Included in this collection, which you can buy as a complete CD or download in MP3 as individual songs, you’ll find some of my favourites such as, ‘Looking Back, ‘When I Fall in Love’, ‘Sentimental Reasons’, ‘Route 66’, ‘Unforgettable’. ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Nature Boy’… Should I go on?

I have included some of them below for your listening pleasure.

Who Will Love This Album As a Gift?

This album makes a great gift for jazz lovers, people who love Nat King Cole music, for couples who got married in the late 1940s, 1950s or 1960s and are today celebrating wedding anniversaries, for old timers or modern folks love music from the 1940s, 1950s and/or 1960s.

You can give this Nat King Cole album as a birthday, thank you or anniversary gift or simply to let someone know that you thought of them or are thankful that he or she is a part of your life.

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The Essential Mario Lanza

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What's YOUR favourite Nat King Cole song? Or who's your favourite 1950s/1960s singer?

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    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      I have to agree with you there, RonElFran! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Ronald E Franklin 

      3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I've always said that Nat's was the nearest thing to a perfect voice I've ever heard.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      I see you are a true Nat King Cole Fan, OhMe! That's a nice song also. Thanks for visiting and sharing your FAVOURITE and proof of it in your worn out album :))) Have a blessed week.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My favorite song by Nat King Cole is Rambling Rose. We played that record until it was worn completely out.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks for visiting and sharing your favourite of this man with the 'timless, classic, silken even' voice, poetvix :) Have a very blessed week!

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      Rhonda Lytle 

      3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I like Mona LIsa. His voice is just as you described, timeless, classic, silken even.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Brite-Ideas: Nice Nat King Cole favourite, Brite-Ideas! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      @asereht1970: Thanks for sharing your favourite Nat King Cole song with us asereht1970! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I'll always love Unforgettable - lovely review too

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      3 years ago

      Unforgettable, of course is the best.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      3 years ago from GRENADA

      @DeborahDian: You're sure right about that, Deborah-Diane! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Deborah Carr 

      3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Nat King Cole had an amazing voice!


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