Natalie Cole #4 "Nature Boy"

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    "Unforgettable" Concert (1992) Pasadena Civic Auditorium CA.
    "Nature Boy" is a song first recorded by American jazz singer Nat King Cole. It was released on March 29, 1948, as a single by Capitol Records, and later appeared on the album, The Nat King Cole Story. The song was written in 1947 by eden ahbez and is partly autobiographical. It is a tribute to ahbez's mentor Bill Pester, who had originally introduced him to Naturmensch and Lebensreform philosophies, which ahbez practised. When Cole was performing in 1947 at the Lincoln Theater, ahbez wanted to present the song to him, but was ignored. He left the copy with Cole's valet, and from him the singer came to know of "Nature Boy". After receiving appreciation for his performance of the song, Cole wanted to record it.
    The recording took place on August 22, 1947, and featured an orchestra conducted by Frank De Vol-the in-house arranger of Capitol Records. He used strings and flute as instrumentation in the song, to capture the "enchanting" vibe of the track. The lyrics are a self-portrait of ahbez and his life. The final line-"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, Is just to love and be loved in return"-is considered a poignant moment in the song, with multiple interpretations of it. "Nature Boy" was released amidst the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) ban of 1948, but became commercially successful, reaching the top of the Billboard music charts and selling over a million copies. Receiving critical acclaim also, "Nature Boy" helped to introduce Cole to a wider audience, especially the white music market, and generated royalties for ahbez. In 1999, the song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. However, "Nature Boy" was also the subject of lawsuits, with Yiddish composer Herman Yablokoff claiming that it was plagiarized from his song "Shvayg mayn harts" ("Hush My Heart"), which he wrote for his play Papirosn (1935). In the end, ahbez and Yablokoff settled out of court.
    Following Cole's success with the song, rival record companies released cover versions of "Nature Boy" by other artists like Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, which were also successful. It ultimately became a pop and jazz standard, with many artists interpreting the song, including Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, who recorded it for their jazz collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek (2014). It was also used in numerous films like The Boy with Green Hair, The Talented Mr. Ripley and the 2001 musical, Moulin Rouge!, for which singer David Bowie recorded a techno version.

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    1. R Delapaz

      I miss you Natalie 💔

    2. Kanti Makan

      Like father, like daughter. Such beautiful heartfelt and heart warming interpretations. I love the Coles...

    3. Harold Jones

      simply beautiful your version and your Dad's version .

    4. Marcus Ward

      This song is me. And it ain’t easy.

    5. Kell Dubs

      How is there even one thumbs down, let alone 37?? Her voice is like velvet. She has so much control and expertise and her singing is gorgeous.

    6. mikorara

      Beautiful, touching n heartfelt performance.... Loved Natalie's demeanor, she seemed like such a great and classy person... RIP...

    7. Enikő Pilákné

      Nat King Cole lánya énekel! U.a./Natalie Cole / azért írtam az N.C/

    8. Bill Kates

      Wow... what an amazing orchestration. And interpretation.

      1. CeeLeeWal 125


    9. Simone Bordelon

      Miss you Princess ♡♡

    10. Domenica Paviglianiti


    11. yes carthon

      The music ran through her blood. Soft an as good as her old man. Miss you and him.

    12. Sonia Beltrán

      impressive performance and orchestra !!!!1

    13. GothikGem

      Oh, sang this wonderful haunting song with so much feeling and emotion, that it now has a special place in my heart. Thank you, beautiful lady ♡

    14. Che Che Van Waterschoot

      Such truth.......................

    15. john jay

      Ah... she is ok but her dad Nat sings best among all performers, as to my own feelings. And indeed there are so many interpretation of this song by so many good singers. It's my choice based on my own unique personality, experience and taste. I find his velvety voice indeed very rare and has a unique style to transport me into the right mood. Arguing who interprets best is a waste of time. What one enjoys best is what matters as each of us is also unique in so many ways. "Di gustibus e coloribus non disputandem. Tastes and colors should not be disputed... as they depend on what any person enjoys most. Just like falling in love. Each one sees it differently no matter what we think. Whatever one finds as most satisfying and beautiful is what is right for them. We should respect other's choices when it comes to tastes and colors.

    16. Kay Johnson

      If only people would learn that concept.

    17. Nug OfGold


    18. hektorlinko

      Such a Beautiful song! One of my favorites! Very classy and just good! A+++

    19. Alejandra Novello

      I remeber my beautiful father in this song. He used to sing it to me. Forever in my heart in this song he loved.

    20. Марина Неврова

      Волшебная музыка

    21. juliet lindberg

      So was my husband birth, and he was an enchanted and shy boy

    22. TSquared2001


    23. Alessio Roma


    24. Steve Radanovich

      There is no greater love than this, that a man would lay down his life for another.

      1. DariaRock

        Steve Radanovich amen

    25. craig perkins

      incredible orchestration........

      1. kadejito

        Incredible INCREDIBLE instrumentation. This song; The Very Thought of You; Lush Life; Orange Colored Sky; the medley of Sentimental Reasons, Tenderly, and Autumn Leaves are some of the most breathtaking orchestrations I've ever heard. So beautiful, so haunting, so memorable. That's not to detract from the rest of the album, but I'm more partial to the lush, romantic moods this album invokes. I won't go as far as to say that Natalie Cole was the best vocalist I've ever heard, but the way the instruments were commanded to dance and speak and susurrate and sparkle and SHINE in the background....the people who orchestrated this album were MASTERS...that's all I can say.

    26. Ron Service

      So good and gone to soon like her father so sad.

    27. Nancy at Little Homestead in Boise

      She was such a class act.

    28. Taco Veldstra


    29. J.C. L.

      ALIEN fucking COVENANT.

      1. ardvarq

        I want some of what u havin

      2. J.C. L.

        @Ashley Jones Ohhh a Hillary supported that does not like horror movies. How cute...

      3. Ashley Jones

        J.C. L. get out

    30. tis'n tat

      This song was written by Eden Ahbez (not Cole) Read the strange & enchanting story: See Eden in a TV show Listen to his only Exotica album 'Eden Island'

    31. Aliko Alkin

      ohhhhhhhhhhhh amazing amazing singer.......amazing song. I love you. My best regards

    32. ShyGuy4ever

      There was a boy A very strange, enchanted boy They say he wandered very far Very far, over land and sea A little shy and sad of eye But very wise was he And then one day, One magic day he passed my way While we spoke of many things Fools and Kings This he said to me: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return". "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return". "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return

      1. zacch Caliwagan

        I really really love the song.