Nat King Cole’s Greatest Songs (My Music)
Airs Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + June 16 at 6 p.m. on KPBS 2
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of TJL Productions
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—A Centennial Celebration Featuring Full-Length Performances of His Greatest Hits and Most Cherished Songs—
The My Music series proudly presents a centennial celebration of the immortal Nat King Cole — born March 17, 1919 — with the first-ever special to present full performances of his greatest hits and cherished standards.
The elegance, warmth and beauty of Cole’s voice is unmatched in the history of popular music.
Classic ballads such as “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall In Love” are among the most passionate love songs ever recorded.
Rarely seen footage from his groundbreaking 1950s variety show paint a nostalgic portrait of an impeccable and timeless artist.
Hosted by Martin Sheen.
The program features these performances:
- “Mona Lisa”
- “Too Young”
- “Nature Boy”
- “When I Fall In Love”
- “Ramblin’ Rose”
- “Send For Me”
- “A Blossom Fell”
- “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer”
- “I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons)”
- “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66”
- “Sweet Lorraine”
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