THE NATALIE COLE COLLECTION

Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was an American singer, songwriter and actress, the daughter of American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole. He died in 1965 when she was a teenager.

In 1972 she began singing at small clubs with her band, Black Magic. Clubs initially welcomed her because she was Nat King Cole’s daughter, only to be disappointed when she performed cover versions of R&B and rock songs.

She became an instant star in 1975 with the release of her first album (with original material), Inseparable. Two of its songs reached number-one on the R&B chart and won her a Grammy Award for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.” At the same Grammy Awards Cole also won “Best New Artist” for her accomplishments, making her the first African-American artist to attain that feat.

She changed musical styles several times over the course of her career. Rising to success in the mid 1970s as an R&B singer, in the 1980s she became a pop singer doing both original songs and covers of other singer’s songs.

Nearly 20 years after she initially refused to cover her father’s songs during live concerts, in 1991 Cole released the career-defining album for which she is best known, Unforgettable… with Love. The songs on this album pay tribute to her father, featuring many beautiful renditions of standards previously recorded by him. The album’s breakout single, “Unforgettable,” features a track dubbed over his previous recording, as to create the sound of a father-daughter duet. Unforgettable… with Love sold over seven million copies and garnered several honors, chief among them were seven Grammy Awards including the coveted “Album of the Year.”

During the course of her 30-year career she sold over 30 million records worldwide and was the first female artist to have two albums reach platinum status in one year. In early 1979, the singer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000 she released an autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder.

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HIT SONGS

♫ Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Music by Duke Ellington, Lyrics by Bob Russell

ARRANGER(S):

KEY(S):

INSTRUMENTATION:Reed1: AltoSax,Flute; Reed2: Piccolo,AltoSax,Flute; Reed3: Flute,TenorSax,Clarinet; Reed4: TenorSax,Clarinet; Reed5: BariSax,BassClarinet / 0,4,4,0 / Drums, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / no strings / Score & PC

♫ For Sentimental Reasons/Tenderly/Autumn Leaves MEDLEY

“For Sentimental Reasons” Music by William “Pat” Best, Lyrics by Ivory “Deek” Watson; “Tenderly” Music by Walter Gross, Lyrics by Jack Lawrence; “Autumn Leaves” Music by Joseph Kosma, Original French lyrics by Jacques Prévert, English Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Orchestrated by Marty Paich

KEY: Starts in D-flat, ends in D-minor

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III.=Picc),1,2,0, One Saxophone solo, either Alto or Tenor / 4,0,0,0 / Piano, Harp / 9,9,8,6,4 / Score, PC, Background Vocals

♫ Lush Life

Music and Lyrics by Billy Strayhorn

Orchestrated by Johnny Mandel

KEY: B

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Flutes, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Contrabass Clarinet / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Vibes, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / Piano, Harp / 0,0,8,6,3

♫ Mona Lisa

Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

Orchestrated by Johnny Mandel:

KEY: A

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Flutes, 1 Clarinet-Alto Flute; 1 Clarinet; 1 Clarinet-Bass Clarinet; 1 Contrabass Clarinet / 4,0,0,0 / Vibes, Acoustic Guitar / Harp / Strings/p>

♫ Our Love

Music and Lyrics by Marvin Yancy & Chuck Jackson

Arranged by Charles Floyd, Adapted by Gail Deadrick

KEY(S):

INSTRUMENTATION: Reed1: Flute,AltoSax; Reed2: Flute,TenorSax; Reed3: BariSax / 0,4,3(III.=BsTbn),0 / Drums, Vibes, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / Piano, Harp / Violins, Viola, Cello / Score, PC, Background Vocals

♫ Paper Moon

Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg & Billy Rose

Orchestrated by Ralph Burns

KEY: Starts in E-flat, ends in G-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1 SopranoSax, 1 AltoSax, 1 TenorSax, 1 BariSax / 0,4,4,0 / Drums, Piano, Rhythm Bass / no strings

♫ Smile

Music by Charlie Chaplin, Lyrics by John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons

Arranged & Orchestrated by Michel Legrand

KEY: E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,0,0,0 / 5,0,0,0 / Celesta, Harp / 6-6, 6-6, 6, 5, 3

♫ This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

Music by Marvin Yancy, Lyrics by Chuck Jackson

Arranged by Joe Guercio, Orchestrated by Don Hannah

KEY: B-flat going to D-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1 AltoSax, 2 TenorSaxes, 1 BariSax / 0,0,0(III.=BsTbn).0 / Timp, Drums, Perc:[Congas, Tambourine] / Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / Violins, Viola, Cello / Score, PC, Background Vocals

♫ Unforgettable

Music and Lyrics by Irving Gordon

Arranged by Johnny Mandel & John Clayton, Jr.

KEY: F

INSTRUMENTATION: Reed1: Alto Flute; Reed2: Clarinet; Reed3: Clarinet, Alto Flute; Reed4: Clarinet, Alto Flute; Reed5: Bass Clarinet; Reed6: Tenor Sax (solo) / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Electric Bass, Perc:[Vibes, Bells] / Piano, Harp / Violins, Viola, Cello / Score & PC

♫ Why Don't You Do Right?

Music and Lyrics by “Kansas Joe” McCoy & Herb Morand

Arranged by: Jim Hughart

KEY: F

INSTRUMENTATION: Tenor Sax / Flugel, Trombone / Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Perc:[Triangle] / Drums / no strings / Score

CHRISTMAS SONGS (SOLOS)—More songs on the Christmas Music page

♫ A Song For Christmas

Music and Lyrics by Carroll Coates

Arranged & Orchestrated by John Clayton, Jr.

KEY: Starts in B-flat, ends in B-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,1,4(III.=BsCl; IV.=Contrabass Clarinet),0 / 4,0,0,0 / Perc: [Tri, Bells, WindChimes] / Piano, 2 Synths, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass, Harp / Strings / Score & PC

♫ Deck the Halls

Traditional Christmas Carol with Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant

Arranged & Orchestrated by John Clayton, Jr.

KEY: C

INSTRUMENTATION: Reed1: Flute,AltoSax; Reed2: Flute,AltoSax; Reed3: TenorSax, Clarinet,Oboe; Reed4: TenorSax, Clarinet; Reed5: Bass Clarinet, BariSax / 4,4,3,0 / Timpani, Drums, Perc:[Chimes, Triangle, Vibes] / Piano, Synth (sounds=Glock, Elec.Pno, Bells, Strings) / Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / Violins, Viola, Cello

♫ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Music and Lyrics by Eddie Pola & George Wyle

Arranged & Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

KEY: Starts in A, ends in B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 4,0,0,0 / 2,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc:[Triangle, Sleigh Bells] / Piano, Celesta, Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / Strings

♫ Mary, Did You Know?

Music and Lyrics by Buddy Greene & Mark Lowry

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: C

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,1,0,0 / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc:[SusCym, BellTree, Glock, Vibes] / Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / 10,8,6,6,4

♫ Merry Christmas, Baby

Music and Lyrics by Lou Baxter, Charles Brown & Johnny Moore

Arranged & Orchestrated by: John Clayton, Jr.

KEY: C

INSTRUMENTATION: 1 AltoSax, 1 TenorSax, 1 BariSax / 0,1,1,0 / Drums / Piano, Keyboard2: (sounds: Horn, Organ) / Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / no strings / Score & PC

♫ No More Blue Christmases

Music by Michael Masser, Lyrics by Gerry Goffin

Arranged by Robert Buchanan, Orchestrated by Lee Holdridge

KEY: G

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,1,0,0 / 0,0,0,0 / Drums, Piano-Synth(sounds: Bells, Voices, Timp] / Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / 10,8,6,6,3

♫ O Tannenbaum

Traditional

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III. dbl Picc),0,2(II.=BsCl),1 / 4,4,3,1 / Timpani, Perc:[SusCym, Bell Tree, Chime, Glock, Vibes, Bells] / Harp / 12,10,8,8,4

♫ Sleigh Ride

Music by Leroy Anderson, Lyrics by Mitchell Parish

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: Starts & ends in E-flat (modulates to F & D)

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,1,1(BsClar),0; 2 AltoSaxes, 2TenorSaxes / 4,4,4,0 / Timpani, Drums, Perc:[2 Sets of Sleigh Bells, Whip, WB, Piatti, SusCym, Chime, Glock, Xylo] / Piano, Harp, Electric Bass / 10,8,6,6,4

♫ The Christmas Song

Music and Lyrics by Mel Tormé & Robert Wells

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: B-flat to A to D-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,1,1 / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc:[SusCym, Sleigh Bells, Piatti, Whip, Bell Tree, Vibes, Glock] / Piano, Harp, Electric Guitar / 10,8,6,6,4 / Score & PC

♫ The First Noel

Music and Lyrics by William Sandys

Arranged & Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

KEY: B-flat modulating to B-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,0,0,0 / 4,0,0,0 / Timpani, Drums, Perc:[Crotales, Song Bells, Chimes] / Piano, Harp, Electric Bass / 10,8,6,4,2 / Score & PC

♫ The Holly and the Ivy

Traditional

Arranged & Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

KEY: Starts in D, ends in C

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,2,1 / 4,0,0,0 / Perc:[Triangle, Mark Tree, Crotales, Glock] / Harp / Strings

♫ The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot

Music and Lyrics by Michael Carr, Tommie Connor & Jimmy Leach

Arranged & Orchestrated by Johnny Mandel

KEY: C

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,0,0,0 / 0,0,1,0 / Drums / Celesta, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / Violins, Viola, Cello

♫ Winter Wonderland

Music by Felix Bernard, Lyrics by Richard Bernhard Smith

Arranged and Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

KEY: C-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,0,0,0, 2 AltoSaxes, 2 TenorSaxes, 1 BariSax / 4,4,3,0 / Drums, Perc:[SusCym, Bells] / Piano, Harp, Keyboard 2, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / 7,7,4,4,1 / Score & PC

CHRISTMAS SONGS (WITH CHORUS OR BACKGROUND VOCALS)

♫ Carol of the Bells

Music and Lyrics by Mykola Leontovych & Peter J. Wilhousky

Arranged and Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: F

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,1,1,0; 2 AltoSaxes, 2 TenorSaxes / 4,4,4,0 / Timpani, Perc:[Gong, SusCym, Piatti, Crotales, Chimes] / Piano, Harp, Electric Bass / 10,8,6,6,4

♫ Caroling, Caroling

Music by Alfred Burt, Lyrics by Wihla Hutsont

Arranged and Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

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KEY: Starts in A-flat, ends in A-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,0,0,0 / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc:[Chimes, Glock, Triangle, Sleigh Bells] / Piano-Celesta, Harp, 12-string Guitar, Rhythm Bass / 10,8,6,6,2

♫ Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Music by Alfred Burt, Lyrics by Wihla Hutsont

Arranged and Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: Starts in D, ends in E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III.=Flute-Picc),1,2,1 / 4,4,3,1 / Drums, Timpani, Perc:[SusCym, Triangle, Tabor, Piatti, Crotales, Chime, BsDrum, Glock] / 12,10,8,8,4

♫ Jingle Bells

Music and Lyrics by James Lord Pierpont

Arranged and Orchestrated by John Clayton, Jr.

KEY: Starts in F mod to G and G-flat, ends in F

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 AltoSaxes, 2 TenorSaxes, 1 BariSax / 0,4,4,0 / Drums, Perc:[Sleigh Bells, Chimes, Tamb, Marimba] / Piano, Acoutstic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / Score & PC

♫ Joy to the World

Traditional Hymn, Music adapted by Lowell Mason, Lyrics by Isaac Watts

Arranged & Orchestrated by Alan Broadbent

KEY: Starts in A-flat, ends in B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,0,0,0 / 0,3,2,0 / Drums, Tambourine / Hammond B3, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass / 8,8,6,4,0 / Score & PC

♫ My Grown-Up Christmas List

Music by David Foster, Lyrics by Linda Thompson-Jenner

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEYS: D and also D-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,1,0,0 / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc:[Bell Tree, SusCym, Glock, Vibes] / Piano, Harp, Rhythm Bass / 10,8,6,6,4 / Score & PC

♫ Silent Night

Music by Franz Xaver Gruber, Lyrics by Joseph Mohr

Arranged & Orchestrated by Clare Fischer

KEY: Starts in A, ends in B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 0,0,4(III.=BsCl, IV.=ContrabassClarinet),0 / 2,2,2,0 / Timpani, Perc:[Bells, SusCym] / Piano-Celesta / Strings / Score & PC

♫ Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Music and Lyrics by Robert MacGimsey

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,1,1 / 4,0,0,0 / Drums, Perc=[SusCym, Bell Tree, Vibes, Glock] / Drums, Rhythm Bass / Piano, Harp / 10,8,6,6,4

♫ The Christmas Waltz

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Arranged & Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: Starts in C, ends in D-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,1,2(II.=BsClar),1 / 4,4,4,0 / Timpani, Drums, Perc:[Bell Tree, SusCym, Piatti, 2 Sets of Sleigh Bells, Vibes, Glock, Chime] / Piano, Celesta, Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Bass / 10,10,6,6,4

♫ The Twelve Days of Christmas

Traditional

Arranged and Orchestrated by Bob Krogstad

KEY: Starts in D-flat, Ends in E-flat, and changes keys all the way through

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III.=Flute-Picc),0,2,1; 2 AltoSaxes, 2 TenorSaxes, 1 BariSax / 4,4,4,0 / Timpani, Drums, Perc:[Piatti, WB, Concert Snare, SusCym, 2 Sets of Sleigh Bells, Whip, Triangle, Xylo, Vibes, Glock, Chimes, Crotales, Bass Drum] / Piano, Celesta, Harp, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass / 10,10,6,6,4 / Score & PC / Chorus (opt?)