Funk, Soul & Jazz From The Capitol Vaults

Natalie Cole
This cloudcast contains funk, soul and jazz from the legendary Capitol label (founded in 1942) and affiliated labels, like Blue Note, Stateside, TK, Liberty and United Artists. But this mix is most of all a tribute to Natalie Cole, who passed away last Thursday. She made her most impressive records on Capitol in the mid-seventies. I selected three of her songs from that period. After years of failing sales and performances due to a heavy drug addiction, Cole re-emerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album ‘Everlasting’ and her cover of Bruce Springsteen's ‘Pink Cadillac’. In the 1990s, she re-recorded standards by her father Nat King Cole, resulting in her biggest success, ‘Unforgettable... with Love’, which sold over seven million copies and also won Cole numerous Grammy Awards. She sold over 30 million records worldwide. The cause of her death was reportedly congestive heart failure. A physically weakened Cole was forced to cancel a string of concert performances over the last three months after a recurrence of hepatitis C linked to her earlier drug abuse. She underwent kidney transplant surgery in 2009.


Natalie Cole – La Costa (1977)
Les McCann – McCanna (1962)
Jack Costanzo – Harlem Nocturne (1959)
Lou Rawls – You've Made Me So Very Happy (1970)
Wilton Felder – Theme From ‘Bullitt’ (1969)
Mark Capanni ‎– I Believe In Miracles (1974)
Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (1975)
Paulette Reaves ‎– Do It Again (1981)
Mosaic Tweed ‎– Comin' Home (1969)
Ronnie Foster – Backstabbers (1973)
George McCrae – Look At You (1974)
Latimore – Qualified Man (1976)
Timmy Thomas – Touch To Touch (1977)
Eli's Second Coming – Love's Chant (1976)
Gwen McCrae – At Bedtime (1978)
Natalie Cole – Annie Mae (1977)
Tavares – I'm Back For More (1979)

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