Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Natalie / Nat King Cole

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

I have always been a huge Nat King Cole fan. For my money no one makes singing look so effortless. I was only a child when Nat King Cole was a popular singer with his own television show. I remember my parents watching the show that I didn’t really appreciate at the time. Today's song is an old one. In fact, you must go back to 1951 to find the original recording of Nat King Cole's song, Unforgettable, a classic even today.

Unfortunately, Nat who was a heavy smoker died in 1965 of lung cancer, well before many of the readers of this blog were born. Nat King Cole was such a well-loved performer that his body was held in state in Los Angeles so thousands of adoring fans could file past his casket to bid him farewell. But Nat King Cole’s music lived on.

His daughter Natalie became a star in her own right singing for jazz audiences. At first, she was reluctant to sing her father’s songs because she wanted her own identity. But in 1991 she released an album with her joining her father’s voice to re-create them as duets. The record was a huge success winning Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Engineered – Non-Classical.

Today’s song Unforgettable won an additional four Grammy awards in 1992.

Sadly, Natalie suffered from a series of health problems attributed to her drug use at a younger age. She died in January of 2016.

So in honor of a father daughter combination today’s song is a two for one. We get to listen to Natalie and her father Nat King Cole perform one of their most beautiful songs Unforgettable. Enjoy.

 

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Joseph Domino

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Comments (8)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Joseph... Natalie Cole has a wonderful voice... it really is easy listening.

Jun 27, 2021 06:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joseph. What a terrific song performed by two people with gifted talent. What memories. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jun 27, 2021 06:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - definitely a classic.  And truly unforgettable.  A favorite.  

Jun 27, 2021 06:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Joseph,

We bought the album the moment it came out, and we love that song!  Happy Sunday,  A

Jun 27, 2021 08:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Joseph and a great one to share with us today, I will probably put her on tomorrow when I am in the office more.

 

Jun 27, 2021 09:35 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ah, the special tunes uttered from the lips of Nat King Cole.  Wonderful stuff. . . Not that gawd awful rap of today!

Jun 27, 2021 04:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I loved to hear Nat King Cole sing and his daughter had a beautiful voice as well. There was an entertainer in Delray who would sing both Nat King Cole's part and his daughter's. When we first heard him sing this, we had to look around because we thought there was a female singer too. 

Jun 27, 2021 06:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joseph what a great post and history lesson on a side note have the CD and still love it after all these years...Endre

Jun 27, 2021 08:31 PM