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Ballads of the Day


Download links and information about Ballads of the Day by Nat King Cole. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:06 minutes.

Artist: Nat King Cole
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:06
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No. Title Length
1. A Blossom Fell (featuring Nat *) 2:35
2. Unbelievable (featuring Nat *) 3:05
3. Blue Gardenia (featuring Nat *) 2:58
4. Angel Eyes (featuring Nat *) 3:15
5. It Happens to Be Me (featuring Nat *) 3:09
6. Smile (featuring Nat *) 2:59
7. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (featuring Nat *) 2:49
8. Alone Too Long (featuring Nat *) 2:56
9. My One Sin (In Life) (featuring Nat *) 2:59
10. Return to Paradise (featuring Nat *) 2:57
11. If Love Is Good to Me (featuring Nat *) 2:49
12. The Sand and the Sea (featuring Nat *) 2:35



Since all but one of the tracks on Nat King Cole's 1956 LP Ballads of the Day were arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, the album might be thought of as a Cole/Riddle ballad album on the order of Sings for Two in Love. But it really should have been called something like "Nat King Cole's Greatest Hits, 1953-1955," since it is actually a compilation assembled from recent single releases. It boasts two Top 40 hits ("The Sand and the Sea" and "My One Sin [In Life]"), two Top 20s ("Return to Paradise" and "It Happens to Be Me"), and three Top Tens ("A Blossom Fell," "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," and "Smile"), plus five B-sides. There are some minor efforts, but also some gems, notably a version of the saloon song "Angel Eyes" (the B-side of "Return to Paradise," arranged and conducted by Billy May). This is not, perhaps, one of the great Cole/Riddle album collaborations, but the tracks remain pleasant examples of the lengthy musical partnership between the singer and his most frequent musical facilitator.