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Thankful (with bonus tracks)

CD (Item 585904) Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977 — Condition: New Copy
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Great earlier stuff from Natalie Cole – actually her third great album in a row – a tremendous early creative and commerical winning streak for Natalie! Thankful has her sweet, soulful voice out from of prodcution by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy of the Independents, and they give her a nice jazzy sound that made the record one of her best of the 70s. Richard Evans and Gene Barge arranged, which probably had something to do with that, too – but Natalie truly deserves most of the credit of the strength of this set. It includes the standout groovers "La Costa" and"Annie Mae", but the whole record is really sweet – with "Lovers", "Our Love", "Be Thankful", "Just Can't Stay Away" and "Keeping A Light". This Soulmusic.com edition includes a bonus track: "Our Love (US Single Edit).  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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