Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Marvin Gaye - A Tribute To The Great Nat 'King' Cole

What discerning fan of great music could look at a title like that and not stop to listen to the music? Two of the shining lights of modern song, and bright stars in DaddyRich's firmament, I just had to give it a whirl. It's Nat's songs covered by Marvin, and although I usually feel like the classics should almost never be messed with... it IS Marvin, after all. Somehow this one got buried in the mid 1960's without much notice, but we know all about music critics, don't we? This exampe of early Marvin isn't what fans of his later output might rally dig but let's not be too concerned about them. This was well before 'What's Going On' and 'Sexual Healing', Marvin was much more fo a crooner in these times. Either way, I love Nat and believe no one but Marvin should attempt something like this and he succeeded beatifully.

1. Nature Boy
2. Ramblin' Rose
3. Too Young
4. Pretend
5. Straighten Up And Fly Right
6. Mona Lisa
7. Unforgettable
8. To The Ends Of The Earth
9. Sweet Lorraine
10. It's Only A Paper Moon
11. Send For Me
12. Calypso Rose

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DaddyRich said...

Kato said...

Thanks Daddy!

Tritoncin said...

Hi friend, could you please re post the link for this tribute??
Thanx so much beforehand.
Thanx for sharing and best regards.