Passport Video celebrates the career of Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 - February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist --- "NAT KING COLE - ENCORE" (2004) (40 mins/B&W) ... One of the most beloved vocalists of all time, Nat King Cole paved the way for all African-American entertainers that came after him --- More of the best of the velvet smooth master of intimate songs as only the legendary Nat "King" Cole could deliver ... No one before or since has ever sounded quite like Nat "King" Cole and this fabulous collection shows you why ... you see and hear Nat singing some of his most-memorable and most-requested hits --- His grand musical legacy is celebrated with this 20-song visual tribute that includes "Pretend", "Errand Boy For Rhythm", "Ballerina", "There Will Never Be Another You" and "Nat's Song" performed by Patt Britt.
Encore features the legendary Nat King Cole various television shows singing his classic hits ... just good old fashioned harmonizing with Nat singing in front of an audience in glorious black and white ... enjoy "It's All In The Game" (a fine ode to the wondrous game of love), "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (originally made famous by The Platters), and Cole's own signature song, the teary "Unforgettable." --- As a bonus, there's even a duet with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald ... If you're a fan of the American Standards, Nat King Cole: Encore is a winning pick.
Nat King Cole was on the Ed Sullivan show six times before his own show ran regularly in 1957. He appeared twice after his show ended, once in 1958 and once in 1961.
Nat 'King' Cole (aka: Nathaniel Adams Coles)
Date of birth: 17 March 1919 - Montgomery, Alabama
Date of death: 15 February 1965 - Santa Monica, California
Listen as Nat sings a compilation of tunes in his special smooth signature style, many performances capture the true voice and man himself as he defines the music of American Jazz..
2. IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON
3. BUT NOT FOR ME
4. JUST YOU JUST ME
5. ERRAND BOY FOR RHYTHM
6. WHERE OR WHEN
7. THESE FOOLISH THINGS
8. RED SAILS N THE SUNSET
9. I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
12.DANCING ON THE CEILING
14.SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
15.THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU
16.IT'S ALL IN THE GAME
17.ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEARTS
18.COME TO BABY, DO
20.NAT'S THEME (performed by Patt Britt)
The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show aired December 17, 1957 --- Cole had survived for over a year, and it was he, not NBC, who ultimately decided to pull the plug on the show --- NBC and Nat had been operating at an extreme financial loss due to the lack of sponsorship his show received --- Cole quipped shortly after its demise, "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark." --- once again enjoy those vintage performances just as they appeared decades ago in the small tube...meanwhile pick up your copy of "Nat "King" Cole - Encore" from Amazon or Passport Video and relive those shows from Nat Cole the "King" of Jazz ... no fan of jazz or pop music should miss out!
Total Time: 40 mins on DVD ~ Passport Video 1564 ~ (5/11/2004)