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Gregory Porter

Nat King Cole & Me

decca / bluenote


Released: 27th Oct 2017


deluxe cd

Released: 27th Oct 2017


out of stock


Released: 27th Oct 2017


a deeply personal tribute to the legendary crooner who ignited his love of music, his beautiful renditions of some of cole’s most beloved songs are the perfect introduction for newcomers to porter.

backed by the breath-taking swells of the 70-piece london studio orchestra and exceptional jazz band talents, this . “It’s only natural that I go to the root of my inspiration and where I come from. And that root would be my mother and gospel music and Nat King Cole,” he says. Recorded at London’s AIR Studios, the 12-track album features some of Gregory’s favourite Nat King Cole tunes including ‘Smile’, ‘L-O-V-E’ and ‘Nature Boy’. There is also a Nat-inspired arrangement of Gregory’s own song ‘When Love Was King’, originally released on his million-selling hit album, ‘Liquid Spirit’.

Nat King Cole & Me

  1. Mona Lisa
  2. Smile
  3. Nature Boy
  4. L-O-V-E
  5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
  6. Miss Otis Regrets
  7. Pick Yourself Up
  8. When Love Was King (arrangement of an original Gregory Porter composition from Liquid Spirit)
  9. The Lonely One
  10. Ballerina
  11. I Wonder Who My Daddy Is
  12. But Beautiful (deluxe cd only)
  13. Sweet Lorraine (deluxe cd only)
  14. For All We Know (deluxe cd only)
  15. The Christmas Song