When I Fall In Love; Chicago; Just You, Just Me; Sweet Lorraine; Somewhere Along the Way; Caravan; I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face; I'm In The Mood For Love; Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart; Crazy Rhythm; Opus One; It's Only A Paper Moon; Too Close For Comfort; Tenderly; Mona Lisa; Almost Like Being In Love; Blueberry Hill; Save The Bones For Henry Jones; The Christmas Song; I'm Sitting On Top Of The World (60.00)
Nat King Cole, vocal, piano; with rhythm section and guests including - The Oscar Peterson Trio; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Ella Fitzgerald; Johnny Mercer; The Mills Brothers plus interviews with Nat's brother Freddie Cole, wife Maria and daughters Natalie, Casey and Timolin.
This is a treat for us oldsters who can recall the entertainment business when the stars were far more capable than some of their current counterparts.
The American songbook is sung and played impeccably by Nat with the friendly assistance of Oscar, Sammy, Ella, Johnny and many other musicians. Jazz followers will spot Papa Jo Jones and Lee Young on drums, Jack Costanza on bongos as well as saxists Coleman Hawkins and Flip Phillips. Even though this is not strictly a Jazz based program, nevertheless it swings, particularly Nat's tasty piano playing.
Undoubtedly TV photography has advanced considerably since then but it is still a great pleasure to see these hallowed musicians from the past.
by Al Merritt