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The other day I received a fabulous YouTube link from Dick LaPalm, Nat King Cole's record promoter. [Photo above: Nat King Cole with wife Maria]
Before you watch, here are Dick's notes ...
The song Non Dimenticar [Do Not Forget] was written in 1950 by Italy's Michele Gladieri and Paulo Redi. Originally titled T'ho Voluto Bene, the song first appeared in the 1951 classic Italian film Anna, starring Silvana Mangano. The new title and English lyric is the work of Shelly Dobbins. Nat Cole, with Nelson Riddle's arrangement and orchestra, recorded the song on August 18, 1958.
Here, beautifully accompanied by just his trio, is a very rare video of Nathaniel performing this marvelous song on an Italian TV show in Rome in the spring of 1960, during a tour there. The musicians are John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass and Lee Young [Lester's brother] on drums..."
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com