Happy Birthdays

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 17, 2007

Happy birthdays to….

Nat “King” Cole – Born 17 March 1916 in Montgomery, AL

Michael Mann (Hollywood Fats) – Born 17 March 1954 in Los Angeles, CA.

Here’s Nat with some pretty unsympathetic backing. Just listen to how the piano accompanies the sax solo but ignores the vocals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ayQq5AQxF0

and here are two killer Hollywood Fats YouTubes both from the 80s with the classic James Harman band line up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAiflh4LWK4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5XVdxjAcw

If there are any bluesinthenorthwest.com readers who have not seen or heard the legendary Hollywood Fats play the guitar then settle down, open a beer, roll a jazz cigarette and click those links. They also show why Harman is one of my favourite singers. Fabulous!


Flickr photo Nat King Cole!, originally uploaded by Very Distorted.

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