As a young boy growing up in the country in the early 60s my musical preferences were formed by the few people who played the standards and who owned the even fewer battery-operated turntables
around town. The natural offshot was that we or I really had to memorize the song lyrics if there was one I liked. And yet there were even fewer records than turntables that were really worth playing
again and again. And there were even fewer songs worth remembering.
And then I learned to play guitar. The people who owned those turntables and records and guitar were of course very much older than me, and I was very much aware of our age gaps. Very few boys my
age had the same inclination as I had. I learned to love rock and roll but I was different.
Three decades later I would be sitting in my work place listening to FM radio in the office. There was Nat "King" Cole singing a duet with her daughter. The time came when I have to leave for three
months in order to go to head office and train for a promotion.
I stayed in a hotel. I was far from my wife and daughter now. I bought the compact disc. I played it in my loneliness.
It was this album.
Art direction and album design by Drentel Doyle Partners. Photo by George Hurrell. album produced by Andre Fisher, David Foster, Tommy LiPuma and Natalie Cole. Elektra 1991.
(A) The Very Thought of You - Paper Moon - Route 66 - Mona Lisa - L-O-V-E - This Can't Be Love
(B) Smile - Lush Life - That Sunday That Summer - Orange-Colored Sky - For Sentimental Reasons/Tenderly/Autumn Leaves
(C) Straighten Up and Fly Right - Avalon - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Too Young - Nature Boy - Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
(D) Almost Like Being In Love - Thou Swel - Non Dimenticar - Our Love is Here to Stay - Unforgettable
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