Tell Me All About Yourself/Touch Of Lips
Released: Mar 2003
Label: Parlophone Catalogue
If you need additional proof that Nat Cole excelled at swinging big-band jazz and romantic balladry, then head directly to this two-for-one album. The first 12 cuts come from Cole's second swing outing with arranger Dave Cavanaugh. Cole even slows things down and gets romantic in a jazz context on "Dedicated to You" and "Crazy She Calls Me." The Touch of Your Lips starts at track 13 and has arranger Ralph Carmichael crafting a string-laden set for Cole that is very much in the style of Nat's best-selling ballad work with Gordon Jenkins.