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Nat 'King' Cole 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD)

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Nat 'King' Cole: 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD)

Nat King Cole war der populärste Sänger seiner Zeit und ' gemeinsam mit Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra und Elvis Presley ' einer der vier bekanntesten Sänger der Geschichte. Was Nat King Coles Erfolgs-Story noch bemerkenswerter macht: Er begann seine Karriere nicht im Pop-Bereich, sondern als einer der versiertesten Jazz-Pianisten, die es je gab. Bereits als er den Übergang vom Jazz zum Pop vollzog, hatte er mehr Platten verkauft und mehr Hits gelandet als jeder andere Künstler der Nachkriegszeit ' und übertraf dabei sogar Frank Sinatra. Außerdem war Nat King Cole der erste afro-amerikanische Pop-Superstar, und auch hier ist er bis heute die Nr. 1.

Die vorliegende Bear-Family-Box enthält sämtliche Cole-Einspielungen für Capitol Records aus den Jahren 1955 bis 1959. Die 11 CDs mit 293 Aufnahmen präsentieren Nats berühmteste, aber auch obskurste Arbeiten. Die Box deckt das komplette Song-Material von nicht weniger als 16 Originalalben von Nat King Cole ab: Die beiden Klavier-orientierten LPs von 1955/56: 'The Piano Style' (mit Nelson Riddle) und 'After Midnight' (mit Sweets Edison, Juan Tizol, Willie und Stuff Smith). Dazu die Bonus-Session zu 'Penthouse Serenade'. Die 1955er-Alben mit Nelson Riddle, 'Nite Lights' und die Extra-Session zu 'Two In Love'. Die beiden Album-Klassiker mit Gordon Jenkins, 'Love Is The Thing' (1956) und 'The Very Thought Of You' (1958); außerdem die Spirituals-LP 'Everytime I Feel The Spirit' (1958; ebenfalls mit
Gordon Jenkins). Nats phantastische LP mit Jazz-Balladen, 'Just One Of Those Things', entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit Billy May. Der 'King' trifft den 'Count'! Coles überragende Kooperation mit dem
Count Basie Orchestra, 'Welcome To The Club' (1958) sowie ein weiteres Top-Album mit Swing-Standards aus demselben Jahr: 'Tell Me All About Yourself', arrangiert von Dave Cavanaugh. Die beiden Bestseller-Alben für den lateinamerikanischen Markt mit Latin-Songs in spanischer Sprache: 'Cole Espanol' (1958) und 'A Mis Amigos' (1959). Zwei Meisterwerke mit Nelson Riddle: 'To Whom It May Concern' und 'St. Louis Blues', das wunderbare Album mit Klassikern von W. C. Handy, beide aus dem Jahr 1958. Das Rock-inspirierte Material, das später als Compilation 'Looking Back' auf den Markt kam ' hier jedoch erstmals ohne die grauenhafte, nach Nat King Coles Tod 1965 hinzugemischte Rhythmusgruppe.

Zusätzlich zu all diesen überragenden Alben enthält die Box annähernd 100 Singles: Darunter sind Top-Hits wie Ballerina, Looking Back und Non Dimenticar, aber auch einige der seltensten Aufnahmen aus
Nat King Coles Karriere ' etliche davon sind bislang nur auf Vinyl-Singles und -EPs erhältlich gewesen. Alle Titel sind von den lästigen Overdubs befreit, die sehr häufig zur künstlichen Verstärkung auf die Originale draufgepappt wurden.

Das 208-seitige Hardcover-Buch glänzt mit der bis heute umfangreichsten Discographie über Nat King Coles Capitol-Jahre, sie wurde von Russ Wapensky, Jordan Taylor, Michel Ruppli und Richard Weize zusammengestellt. Außerdem gibt es Hunderte seltenster Fotos aus dem Capitol-Archiv mit Motiven von den Aufnahme-Sessions. Darüberhinaus zeigt das Buch ebenfalls Hunderte von LP- und EP-Covers, seltene Label-Abbildungen sowie weitere persönliche Erinnerungsstücke zu Leben und Werk Nat King Coles. Der umfassende Buchtext stammt von Will Friedwald.

Dies ist die erste von zwei Bear-Family-Boxen über den großen Nat King Cole; die beschäftigt sich mit den letzten fünf Aufnahmejahren. Beide zusammen ergeben die umfassendste Ausgabe der letzten (und aufregendsten) Schaffens-Periode eines der größten Stars der Musikgeschichte.

 

Songs

Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 1
1: I'd Rather Have The Blues (The Blues From...)
2: I Hear My Music
3: My Heart Stood Still (1)
4: My Heart Stood Still (2)
5: I Never Knew
6: Tea For Two
7: Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
8: Breezin' Along With The Breeze
9: Someone You Love
10: What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
11: Takin' A Chance On Love
12: Don't Blame Me
13: It Could Happen To You
14: I Surrender Dear (1)
15: I Surrender Dear (2)
16: Little Girl
17: Imagination
18: April In Paris
19: Love Walked In
20: I See Your Face Before Me
21: Stella By Starlight
22: I Didn't Know What Time It Was
23: If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
24: Autumn Leaves (english version)
25: I Get A Kick Out Of You
26: Intro to: We Are Americans Too
27: We Are Americans Too
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 2
1: There Will Never Be Another You
2: My Dream Sonata
3: Let's Fall In Love
4: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
5: Ask Me
6: Just One Of Those Things
7: I Want To Be Happy
8: You Are My Sunshine
9: Up Pops Love
10: Take Me Back To Toyland
11: Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow
12: Too Young To Go Steady
13: Dreams Can Tell A Lie
14: Back In My Arms
15: Mr. Juke Box
16: Dame Crazy
17: I Just Found Out About Love
18: I Got Love
19: My Personal Possession
20: Stay
21: Believe
22: That's All There Is To That
23: Night Lights
24: The Shadows
25: To The Ends Of The Earth
26: I Promise You
27: The Way I Love You
28: Never Let Me Go (from film 'Scarlet Hour')
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 3
1: Unfair
2: Make Me
3: Sometimes I Wonder
4: Once Before
5: I'm Willing To Share This With You
6: I Need A Plan
7: The Story's Old
8: You Can Depend On Me
9: Candy
10: Sweet Lorraine
11: It's Only A Paper Moon
12: (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
13: Don't Let It Go To Your Head
14: You're Looking At Me
15: You're Looking At Me (alt.)
16: Just You, Just Me
17: I Was A Little Too Lonely (And You Were A...)
18: How Little We Know
19: Should I?
20: Ballerina
21: Caravan
22: Lonely One
23: Blame It On My Youth
24: What Is There To Say
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 4
1: Sometimes I'm Happy
2: I Know That You Know
3: When I Grow Too Old To Dream
4: Two Loves Have I
5: True Blue Lou
6: Like Someone In Love
7: I'm Shooting High
8: Tangerine
9: One Sun
10: You Are My First Love
11: Maybe It's Because I Love You Much Too Much
12: Love Letters
13: I Thought About Marie
14: Where Can I Go Without You?
15: Stardust
16: Love Is The Thing
17: It's All In The Game
18: When I Fall In Love
19: Ain't Misbehavin'
20: When Sunny Gets Blue
21: At Last
22: Stay As Sweet As You Are
23: When Rock And Roll Came To Trinidad
24: China Gate
25: Blue Moon
26: With You On My Mind
27: Don't Try
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 5
1: Send For Me
2: Let's Make More Love (I Want Your Love)
3: Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4: The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)
5: You'll Never Know
6: Just For The Fun Of It (alt.)
7: The Song Of Raintree County
8: Who's Sorry Now? (mono)
9: Who's Sorry Now? (stereo)
10: These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
11: Once In A While
12: Just For The Fun Of It
13: Just One Of Those Things
14: I Should Care
15: The Party's Over
16: A Cottage For Sale
17: I Understand
18: When Your Lover Has Gone (mono)
19: When Your Lover Has Gone (stereo)
20: There's A Gold Mine In The Sky
21: Around The World
22: An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)
23: Fascination
24: How Did I Change?
25: It's None Of My Affair
26: Angel Smile
27: Nothin' In The World
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 6
1: Overture: Love Theme/Hesitating Blues
2: Harlem Blues
3: Chantez Les Bas
4: Friendless Blues
5: Stay
6: Joe Turner's Blues
7: Beale Street Blues
8: Careless Love
9: Morning Star
10: Memphis Blues
11: Yellow Dog Blues
12: St. Louis Blues
13: Make It Last
14: Thank You, Pretty Baby
15: Looking Back
16: Just As Much As Ever
17: Do I Like It?
18: I Wish I Knew Way To Your Heart
19: This Is All I Ask
20: The More I See You
21: I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five...)
22: Making Believe You're Here
23: My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My...)
24: Don't Blame Me
25: Cherchez La Femme
26: The Very Thought Of You
27: Paradise
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 7
1: Cachito
2: Noche De Ronda
3: Maria Elena
4: Lisbon Antigua (english)
5: Acercate Mas (Come Closer To Me) (english)
6: Tu Mi Delirio (You Are My Obsession)
7: El Bodeguero (Grocer's Cha Cha)
8: Come To The Mardi Gras (1)
9: Come To The Mardi Gras (2)
10: Te Quiero Dijiste (Magic Is The Moonlight)
11: Arrivederci Roma (Goodbye To Rome)
12: Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps,...)
13: Las Mananitas
14: Adelita
15: Acercate Mas-1 (Come Closer To Me) (spanish)
16: There Is No Greater Love
17: Magnificent Obsession
18: Cherie I Love You
19: Impossible
20: But Beautiful
21: For All We Know
22: Too Much
23: Lovesville
24: Can't Help It
25: I Got Love
26: She's Funny That Way
27: Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere
28: I Want A Little Girl
29: Mood Indigo
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 8
1: The Blues Don't Care
2: Avalon
3: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
4: The Late, Late Show
5: Welcome To The Club
6: Look Out For Love
7: Wee Baby Blues
8: Madrid
9: To Whom It May Concern
10: Love-Wise
11: In The Heart Of Jane Doe
12: My Heart's Treasure
13: You're Bringing Out The Dreamer In Me
14: Give Me Your Love
15: Coo Coo Roo Coo Coo Paloma
16: Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
17: Bend A Little My Way
18: This Morning It Was Summer
19: A Thousand Thoughts Of You
20: For You
21: Crazy She Calls Me
22: Until The Real Thing Comes Along
23: You Are My Love
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 9
1: Ain't Gonna Study War No More
2: Everytime I Feel The Spirit
3: Standin' In The Need Of Prayer
4: Go Down, Moses
5: Steal Away
6: I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
7: I Want To Be Ready
8: Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
9: In The Sweet By And By
10: Sweet Hour Of Prayer
11: Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
12: I Found The Answer
13: The Best Thing For You Would Be Me
14: Dedicated To You
15: (I Would Do) Anything For You
16: This Is Always
17: I Had The Craziest Dream
18: I Wish I Knew
19: Be Still My Heart
20: As Far As I'm Concerned
21: Lorelei
22: This Holy Love
23: Peace Of Mind
24: You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)
25: Tell Me All About Yourself
26: When You Walked By
27: You've Got The Indian Sign On Me
28: My Life
29: If You Said No
30: That's You
31: Something Happens To Me
32: Sweethearts On Parade
33: When You Belong To Me
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 10
1: Unfair
2: You're My Thrill
3: Laughable
4: For The Want Of A Kiss
5: Again (mono)
6: Again
7: I Must Be Dreaming
8: The Night Of The Quarter Moon
9: Midnight Flyer
10: Sweet Bird Of Youth
11: The World In My Arms
12: Time And The River
13: Whatcha' Gonna Do
14: In A Mellow Tone
15: Perfidia
16: Nadie Me Ama
17: Aquellos Ojos Verdes
18: Fantastico
19: El Choclo
20: Suas Maos
21: Capullito De Aleli
22: Nao Tenho Lagrimas (Come To The Mardi Gras)
23: Caboclo Do Rio
24: Ay Cosita Linda
25: Ansiedad
26: Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros
27: Brazilian Love Song
28: Ninguem Ma Ama (portugese)
Cole, Nat 'King' - 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD) Box set 11
1: Back In My Arms
2: Unfair
3: One Sun
4: There's A Gold Mine In The Sky
5: Around The World
6: An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)
7: Fascination
8: Nothin' In The World
9: Thank You, Pretty Baby
10: Just As Much As Ever
11: Bend A Little My Way
12: I Had The Craziest Dream
13: I Wish I Knew
14: Be Still My Heart
15: You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)
16: Sweethearts On Parade
17: You're My Thrill
18: For The Want Of A Kiss
19: Again
20: I Must Be Dreaming
21: Midnight Flyer
22: Sweet Bird Of Youth
23: The World In My Arms
24: Time And The River
25: Brazilian Love Song

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Nat 'King' Cole: 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD)

  • Interpret: Nat 'King' Cole

  • Albumtitel: 1955-1959 Vol.1 (11-CD)

  • Artikelart Box set

  • Genre Pop

  • Music Genre Pop
  • Music Style Pop Vocal
  • Music Sub-Genre 281 Pop Vocal
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode KL
  • SubGenre Pop - Vocal Pop

  • EAN: 4000127163424

  • Gewicht in Kg: 3.100
 
 

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Cole, Nat 'King'"

Nat King Cole

Geboren am 17. 3. 1917 als Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama- gestorben am 15.2.1965 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien. Ab 1934 leitete der Sänger und Pianist seine eigene Band The Royal Dukes. Fünf Jahre später formierte er das legendäre King Cole Trio mit dem Gitarristen Oscar Moore und Bassist Wesley Prince, der später von Johnny Miller abgelöst wurde.

Hits bis zum Beginn seiner Solo-Karriere: 15, darunter die Nr.-1-Erfolge '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' (1946) und “Nature Boy' (1948). 1946 spielte er - einen Tag vor der Aufnahme durch Autor Bobby Troup - die Originalversion des Klassikers '(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66' für Capitol ein. Bis zu Nat King Coles Tod kamen genau 80 weitere Titel in die US-Hitlisten, zu den bekanntesten gehören 'Mona Lisa' (1950), 'Unforgettable' (1951), 'Pretend' (1953), 'Looking Back' (1958) und 'Ramblin' Rose' (1962). In den amerikanischen R&B-Charts konnte sich Nat King Cole zwischen 1942 und 1991 mit 46 Titeln platzieren.

Der Entertainer und Komponist wirkte auch in Kinofilmen wie 'St. Louis Blues' und “Cat Ballou' mit. 1991 kam 'Unforgettable' ein zweites Mal in die Charts: Nat King Coles Stimme wurde einer Version beigemischt, die seine Tochter Natalie (Jahrgang 1950) gesungen hatte. Einen 'Grammy' für sein Lebenswerk erhielt der angesehene Interpret posthum 1990, in die Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame wurde er in der Sparte “Early Influences' im Jahr 2000 aufgenommen. 'Answer Me, My Love' (Capitol F 2687) war im Februar 1954 unter diesem Titel ein Nr.-6-Single-Hit in den USA, die deutsche Original- fassung von 1952 hieß 'Mütterlein' (bei der GEMA angemeldet als 'Mütterlein, Mütterlein') und ist als Nat King Cole-Aufnahme nicht veröffentlicht worden. Er hat die deutsche Version in Los Angeles eingespielt. Die populärste Veröffentlichung im deutschsprachigen Raum stammt von Schlagerstar Leila Negra (Austroton 45 229), es existieren auch Fassungen in mehreren skandinavischen Sprachen.

Von Schweden aus gelangte das Lied dann in die USA- die Übersetzung besorgte Carl Sigman, ein renommierter Texter aus Brooklyn. Auch 'L-O-V-E' (in deutscher Sprache) wurde erst im Jahr 2002 auf einem Cole-Band des Capitol-Labels entdeckt, offiziell erschienen ist diese Version nie. Als englische Fassung gab es die Nat King Cole-Veröffentlichung 'L.O.V.E' auf der Single Capitol K 22818 (Deutschland) bzw. Capitol 5261 (USA). Ein weiterer Song war zumindest für eine Nat King Cole-Interpretation vorgesehen: Die amerikanische Sängerin Vangie Carmichael hatte 1963 bereits die sogenannten - 'guide vocals' (Führstimme) von “Schön ist die Welt' = “All Over The World' besorgt- ein entsprechendes Capitol-Tape mit der Kartonaufschrift 'German vocals for Nat- hold for Gillette' (= Cole-Produzent Lee Gillette) liegt vor.

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Nat King Cole

"Some performers - like myself - have to be loud and rambunctious. But Nat was just Nat."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.


On December 20, 1954, a little more than a week before the start of the period covered by this box set, Nat King Cole and his musical director Nelson Riddle recorded A Blossom Fell. The song would be one of Cole's big hits of 1955; in 1956 it would become the lead track of his album 'Ballads Of The Day,' a popular compilation of successful singles. Empirical evidence suggests that Cole and his producer, Lee Gillette, regarded A Blossom Fell as one of the singer's all-time greatest hits. Cole would land more than a hundred songs on various hit charts over a 25-year period in his lifetime alone yet A Blossom Fell was one of the 36 songs they chose to re-record in stereo in 1961, for the retrospective album, 'The Nat King Cole Story.'

A Blossom Fell was in many ways, a typical Nat King Cole song. Like many of his hits in the '50s and '60s, it was a European import. Cole must surely hold the record, you should forgive the expression, for doing more foreign-born songs than any other American entertainer – with the possible exception of Louis Armstrong. In this particular case, the song came from England, where it had been written by three rather obscure authors named Harold Cornelius, Dominic John and Howard Barnes. (The only other fact I have been able to find out about them is that they also wrote one other song that Cole put on the charts: the 1955 Dreams Can Tell A Lie. This tune was neither anywhere near as good a song nor, correspondingly, nearly as big a hit as A Blossom Fell.)

For most of his career, not only did a significant portion of Cole's material come from outside the United States, a large percentage of his market resided there as well. Around the same time A Blossom Fell was released in America, Cole's disc also charted in the song's native country, where Cole's version climbed considerably higher than rival recordings by home-grown crooners, Dickie Valentine and Ronnie Hilton.

The song is also an archetypical Nat King Cole hit in that, with no disrespect intended to Mr. Valentine and Mr. Hilton, I doubt that anyone would remember this particular song – and many others - were it not for Cole. In a sense, this was the opposite of the traditional path into The Great American Songbook. In many cases, the original source of the great songs is irrelevant; only scholars and music nerds would care that All The Things You Are was introduced by a singer no one has ever heard of (even in 1939) in a show called 'Very Warm For May' that quickly flopped. A Blossom Fell is precisely the reverse scenario: we care about the song only because Nat Cole had a hit with it. We would have no reason to remember the song were it not for Cole; he not only put it on the map, he was the whole map.

Even though it has been recorded by a handful of other singers, the song's only cred comes from the Cole-Riddle hit recording. The Austrian jazz singer Simone Kopemajer recently included it on an album because, as she told me, she loved the Cole performance of it. To Frau Kopemajer, Blossom represents a slice of the Great American Songbook and of the Cole canon – I don't think she was aware that the song had actually originated in Europe.

But in contrast to All The Things You Are - which is, admittedly, an unfair standard of excellence to compare it to - A Blossom Fell is by no means a classic example of songwriting. The lyric pivots on two points, the first being the use of plants as a metaphor. Cole would sing other songs that used variations on this idea, most notably the famous Blue Gardenia (1953), the obscure Sweet William (1952), and the classic Autumn Leaves (which he would perform for the first of many times later in 1955).

The lyric also employs another time-honored conceit of songwriters: the idea that gypsies, being fortune-tellers, are a race of mystics who have the inside dope on fate. While many of the ethnic stereotypes of Tin Pan Alley had disappeared by the postwar era, the preconceived idea regarding gypsies was apparently alive and well. In songs like Golden Earrings and The Gypsy (and even Cole's own, earlier That Ain't Right), lovers evaluate their affairs based on tell-tale signs read by gypsies in tea leaves and crystal balls.

I have no idea if the tradition presented in A Blossom Fell is a genuine gypsy custom, or if it was invented wholly for the song. In fact, it's kind of an awkward idea, one of those concepts that's so goofy, I would almost like to think it really was part of the folklore of real-life Romany. According to the lyric, if two lovers are sitting beneath a tree, exchanging vows of affection, and a blossom happens to fall off a branch and touch the lips of one of the two lovers, it means he or she isn't telling the truth when he or she says he loves him or her.

It's an awkward idea to express in song, and make no mistake, it is very awkwardly expressed. The song opens, "A blossom fell / From off a tree / It settled softly / On the lips you turned to me." That's the A section, and the last two lines are very cumbersome. They make little sense when you read them in print, especially considering that even if this is a genuine gypsy tradition, it's certainly one that not many people would be familiar with. As the late Sammy Cahn once observed, it's a mortal sin for a lyricist to put something in a line that has to be explained: a songwriter's job is to make his point immediately understandable, and if it's deep and profound, like Cole Porter or Alan Jay Lerner, so much the better.

The most obvious point was that only a really top drawer vocal artist - a Cole, a Sinatra, a Clooney, a Holiday - could take a lyric like this and not only make it crystal clear, but sing it so compellingly that millions of listeners would want to rush out and buy the single. As he so often did, Cole compensates for any inadequacies a text might have - he puts over exactly what the lyricist wanted to say even on those frequent occasions where the lyric is lacking. The lyric needs help, and it gets it.

Arranger-conductor Nelson Riddle does the same for the melody: he opens with a glorious string flourish that actually suggests the wind blowing threw leaves and branches in a cherry orchard with blossoms falling all over the place. The secondary voice on Blossom is valve trombonist Juan Tizol, who appears frequently on Cole's sessions in the mid-'50s, most prominently on the 1956 album 'After Midnight.' (When Cole remade the arrangement in 1961, he took the chart slightly slower and replaced the valve trombone with the customary slide instrument.) Yet Riddle doesn't deserve all the credit; Cole, more than nearly all other pop singers, had a unique capacity for improving any melody, for emphasizing the parts of the tune that worked and minimizing its shortcomings. It's no insult to Sinatra to say that, for all his musical strengths (including a remarkable sense of timing), that he had to take a backseat to Cole in the realm of pure melody. The only major singers who compete with Cole in this respect were Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. But neither of those grand divas was the interpreter that Cole was.

Bing Crosby or Carmen McRae could have sung A Blossom Fell and put the meaning across, but Cole does something I don't feel any other singer could have possibly done with it, and that is to make us believe it. Cole sings it as if he was imparting wisdom gained from actual experience, and he makes the words and music sound unique to his idiom. As much as I love Sinatra, I somehow don't think he could convince me that he exists in this particular world - a stylistic universe where liars can be readily identified by the blossoms sticking to their prevaricatin' lips. I don't mean that at all disingenuously: Cole makes you believe it in the most literal and direct way. There never would have been any Watergate or Monica-gate in this world, because Nixon and Clinton would have had blossoms all over their faces.

Nat Cole is the kind of talent that's hard to fully fathom in the world of 21st century popular culture - where almost nothing means what it's supposed to mean. Everything in the millennial era would appear to be ironic or sarcastic, a series of codes where meaning is hidden and nothing is obvious. Yet Cole is precisely the opposite: when he sings about blossoms falling on the lips of liars, he doesn't mean it metaphorically, he isn't singing symbolically, he means exactly what he sings.

In fact, the song is precisely suited to Cole, not Sinatra or anyone else, great as they may be, simply because in this world that he creates, Cole himself would never have a blossom stuck to his own lips. If the song has any kind of symbolism at all, it's that which describes the singer himself.

That, in fact, is the central tenet of Cole's music. Sinatra, contrastingly, was about singing great songs with multiple levels of meaning - songs with deep gray areas between black and white, like Glad To Be Unhappy. Even when Sinatra sings something simple, he makes it deeper and more complicated, and adds in gradations of feeling - Johnny Hodges-like microtones and emotional glissandos in between points A and B. Cole, on the other hand is more direct. Sinatra can take a simple song and make it profound; Cole takes a complex song and makes it simple...

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19,95 € * Statt: 49,95 € *

Various: Doctors -...

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59,90 € *

O'Day, Anita: First Lady...

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14,95 € *

Various: Blues Across...

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5,00 € * Statt: 16,95 € *

Simpson, Red: Hello, I'm...

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109,95 € *

Butler, Carl &...: I Wouldn't...

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14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Nelson, Willie: It's Been...

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69,95 € * Statt: 77,95 € *

Atkins, Chet: Mr. Guitar...

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139,95 € *

Orbison, Roy: Orbison...

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157,95 € *

Feathers, Charlie: Rock-A-Billy...

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14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Vincent, Gene: The Road Is...

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169,95 € *

Gordon, Curtis: Play The...

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14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Mitchum, Robert: Tall Dark...

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19,95 € *

Koeppel, Matthias: Starckdeutsch

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11,96 € * Statt: 14,95 € *

Lenya, Lotte: Lenya (11-CD)

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175,96 € * Statt: 219,95 € *

Martin, Dean: Return To Me...

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157,95 € *

Bruner, Cliff: & His Texas...

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94,95 € *

Mitchum, Robert: That Man

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14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Stewart, Wynn: Wishful...

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169,95 € *

Nelson, Willie: Nashville...

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157,95 € *

Martin, Dean: Memories Are...

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157,95 € *

Lee, Julia: Kansas City...

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94,95 € *

Haggard, Merle: Untamed Hawk...

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94,95 € *

Robbins, Marty: Country...

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79,95 € *

Robbins, Marty: Under...

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79,95 € *

Jackson, Wanda: Right Or...

Inhalt: 1.0000

79,95 € *

Stewart, John: Cannons In...

Inhalt: 1.0000

14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Froboess, Conny: Die Singles...

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11,96 € * Statt: 14,95 € *

Froboess, Conny: Die Singles...

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11,96 € * Statt: 14,95 € *

Froboess, Conny: Vol.2, Die...

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11,96 € * Statt: 14,95 € *

Froboess, Conny: Vol.1, Die...

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11,96 € * Statt: 14,95 € *

Cole, Nat 'King': 1960-1964...

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219,95 € *

Cooke, Sam: Portrait Of...

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9,75 € * Statt: 12,75 € *

Benton, Brook: Rainy Night...

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26,95 € *

Little Richard: The...

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14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Lanza, Mario: Legends (3-CD)

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18,95 € *

Lewis, Jerry Lee: Jerry Lee...

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329,95 € *

Shangri-Las, The: Remembered...

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12,95 € *

Platters: Encore Of...

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15,00 € *

Cooke, Sam: Keep Movin'...

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29,95 € *

Bell, Mike & The...: Payback

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15,95 € *

Cole, Nat 'King': Riffin'...

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59,95 € *

Fardon, Don: Indian...

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14,50 € *

Lewis, Jerry Lee: Colin...

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2,50 € *

Adam & Eve: Die frühen...

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23,96 € * Statt: 29,95 € *

Wills, Bob: Faded Love...

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259,95 € *

Burnette, Johnny: Train Kept...

Inhalt: 1.0000

188,95 € *

McKuen, Rod: If You Go...

Inhalt: 1.0000

157,95 € *

Various - History: Black Europe...

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750,00 € *

Wills, Bob: San Antonio...

Inhalt: 1.0000

229,95 € *

Thompson, Hank: And His...

Inhalt: 1.0000

219,95 € *

Carter Family: In The...

Inhalt: 1.0000

219,95 € *

Clay, Joe: Ducktail

Inhalt: 1.0000

14,95 € * Statt: 15,95 € *

Presley, Elvis: America The...

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39,95 € * Statt: 59,95 € *

 
 
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