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Nat – An Orchestral Portrait Of Nat King Cole

LP (Item 598871) Reprise, Early 60s — Condition: Near Mint-
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Nelson Riddle — Nat – An Orchestral Portrait Of Nat King Cole ... CD 9.99

A great tribute to Nat King Cole by Nelson Riddle – the arranger whose 50s work with the singer helped break Cole out of the trio format and into pop charts! As with all of Riddle's work, the music here is never straight pop – nor is it sleepy easy listening – because there's a lot of jazz going on, both from the overall arrangements, and Riddle's way of letting certain instrumentalists step out with an individual voice! Most songs follow the arrangements that Nelson did for Nat – but also fill in with a lot more instrumental activity – and on a number of tracks, Jimmy Rowles presents some great solo piano work. Titles include "Straighten Up & Fly Right", "Too Young", "Nature Boy", "Night Lights", "Ballerina", "Pretend", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Walkin My Baby Back Home". (Mono pressing.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

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