Thursday, November 12, 2009


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Natalie Cole the daughter of the late great Nat King Cole, is one of my Favorite singers her songs were a part of my teenage years growing up.
Natalie started her career as an R&B star “This Will Be”, won her a
Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Artist in 1975. In the same
year she also won a Grammy for “This Will Be” Best New Artist for the Inseparable album. Natalie was awarded a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Sophisticated Lady” in 1976 and then again in 1977 Best
Female Vocalist American Music Award for gold certified “I’ve Got Love on
My Mind”. Natalie had two more platinum albums “Unpredictable” and “Thankful” another gold single for “Our Love” in 1977 one of my favorites.Natalie stared in her first television special on CBS in 1978, which gave
her another gold album for “Natalie Live”. Natalie had hits that followed
her television show like, “I Can’t Say No”, “Party Lights”, “I’m Catching
Hell”, “Be Thankful”, “Annie May”, “Sorry”, and “Stand By”. In 1979 “I Love You So“ earned her another gold album, then again in 1980, another
gold album for “Were The Best OF Friends” with Peabo Bryson. In the early
1980s Natalie dealt with a severe heroin and crack cocaine habit, she
dealt with it and over came her drug addition. By 1985 Natalie was back with a album titled Dangerous, on this album two singles called “Jump Start” a remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac” and a remake of her
father’s signature song. “When I Fall In Love”. “Good to Be Back” albums
came out in 1989 this album gave her more hits “Miss You Like Crazy”,“Wild Women Do”, and “I Do” with Freddie Jackson and “Starting Over
Again”. The album “Unforgettable…with Love” will be the best remembered
album of her career. This album featured her vocal arrangements of her
fathers greatest hits. Technology helped Natalie preformed a duet with her
father the song was Unforgettable. The Unforgettable album sold over 7
million copies, Natalie won several Grammy awards in 1991 for
Unforgettable. Natalie Cole had several hit jazz cd’s “Take A Look” went
gold and “Stardust” went platinum both these cd’s won Grammies. Natalie
Maria Cole is considered one of the core artist of the smooth jazz genre.
Her music is timeless and classic as well as her new material. In July
2008 Natalie was diagnosed with Hepatitis C due to drug use and in May 2009 Natalie received a kidney transplant. Natalie started touring the
fall of 2009, if she comes to the Bay Area you can best believe I’ll be


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