A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole

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A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole
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Studio album by Marvin Gaye
Released November 1, 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Vocal jazz, R&B
Length 35:53
Label Tamla
Producer Hal Davis, Marc Gordon, Harvey Fuqua
Marvin Gaye chronology
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
(1965)
A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole
(1965)
Moods of Marvin Gaye
(1966)

A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole is the sixth studio album by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla (Motown) label on November 1, 1965. It is a tribute album, dedicated to his idol, late jazz/R&B performer Nat "King" Cole.[1]

An Allmusic writer said the album was "a fine album that got lost after its release". Marvin was a vocal admirer of Nat King Cole and told interviewers Cole's vocals and performing style influenced his.

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Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nature Boy"Eden Ahbez2:49
2."Ramblin' Rose"Joe Sherman, Noel Sherman2:50
3."Too Young"Sylvia Dee, Sidney Lippman3:47
4."Pretend"Cliff Parman, Frank Lavere, Lew Douglas2:53
5."Straighten Up and Fly Right"Nat King Cole, Irving Mills2:22
6."Mona Lisa"Ray Evans, Jay Livingston3:01
7."Unforgettable"Irving Gordon3:40
8."To the Ends of the Earth"Joe Sherman, Noel Sherman2:18
9."Sweet Lorraine"Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish2:47
10."It's Only a Paper Moon"Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Billy Rose2:25
11."Send for Me"Ollie Jones2:57
12."Calypso Blues"Don George, Nat King Cole4:04

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