Nat king cole and his trio after midnight - Nat King Cole Discography at Discogs

Later on, there's "I Wonder Who My Daddy Is," a Gladys Shelley tearjerker memorably recorded by Nat's younger brother, Freddie Cole. Too on the nose? Maybe, but Porter gives the song an impeccable treatment, if you can buy in all the way. Buying in may be the crucial factor here, for Porter no less than for his listeners.

Awarding three of five stars, Andy Gill of The Independent echoed other thoughts that the big band tracks were more powerful, suggesting that "Though obviously sincere and heartfelt, Gregory Porter’s tribute to his greatest influence falls a touch short in some cases. His voice, while smooth and warm, lacks the silky, creamy timbre of Cole’s". [16] Nate Chinen of National Public Radio wrote that Porter "gives us precise, persuasive and courtly renditions of the songs you'd most expect to see on an essential Cole playlist", and had mixed views about the choice of tracks. [7] Martin Townsend of the Sunday Express also rated the album three out of five, feeling that the quality of Porter's voice depended on the pace of the songs: "though Porter turns in breezy and rather beautiful versions of the faster, jazzier, parts of his repertoire, such as and Pick Yourself Up, he struggles a bit on the slow vocal elongations of Mona Lisa and Smile." [17]

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Background. Porter became aware of the music of Nat King Cole while growing up in Bakersfield, California, during the 1970s, where his mother was a Baptist minister ...

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