Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RE: Generations Nat Cole

Well, its Black History Month and here's my pick in the Entertainment Category:

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known by his fans as Nat "King" Cole. Nat was the first African American Male to host a televison variety show.

For my friends who enjoy "big dogs on the porch", there has not been one better than Nat "King" Cole. We just lost our smooth jazz station (again) in Atlanta last week, so I discovered a better alternative in WCLK 91.9 FM. The station, a service of Clark Atlanta University, offers a mix of old and new, including a healthy dose of smooth jazz for die-hards like me.

This morning, my ears were pleasantly stimulated to the island sounds of "Day In - Day Out", a remix production by Cut Chemist. It was not pure Nat for the "purest", but WOW! The new arrangement captivated me and kidnapped my imagination to 1963 on a Brazilian excursion.

This is a must for my download buddies, along with "Straighten Up and Fly Right", featuring Will i. am and Natalie Cole, "Brazilian Love Song", produced by Michaelangelo L'Acqua, "Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere, produced by Amp Fiddler and "Lush Life", produced by Cee-Lo Green.

I voted: Nat Cole is still the big dog in the world of entertainment!