A much-loved singer-songwriter, Natalie Cole was the daughter of the acclaimed American singer, Nat King Cole. She rose to success as an R&B artist and one of her most enduring successes was a duet with her father, Nat King Cole, singing “Unforgettable” which was an instant sensation.
Andrea Bocelli is an Italian singer-songwriter and record producer with a passion for music that was ignited in his childhood. His loss of sight in his teens has never held him back.
He has released 15 solo albums, crossing both the classical genre and pop culture, resulting in more than 90 million records sold globally and earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.
Before she sadly passed away at barely 65 years old, Natalie Cole was able to bless us with a timeless, heart-lifting classic, “The Christmas Song”, sung magnificently as a duet with the world’s greatest living tenor, Andrea Bocelli.
In this video we can experience the magic that was woven when Cole and Bocelli collaborated to bring us some Christmas cheer with “The Christmas Song.” This song was written in 1945 by Robert (Bob) Wells and Mel Torme and it has since been covered by many of our greatest vocalists.
One of the most famous recordings of the song was by Natalie’s father, Nat King Cole, an American jazz pianist, vocalist and actor from Alabama. Nat King Cole was a hugely accomplished musician, popular for his rich, smooth voice and mild-mannered warmth. He performed a very successful version of the song with his small jazz ensemble in 1946 and it was a sensational hit. This version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.
Nat King Cole’s 1961 version, with a full orchestra, is generally regarded as the quintessential rendition. It was the first version recorded in stereo and has become the most popular and most familiar version of the tune.
I am sure you will agree, this wonderful duet of “The Christmas Song,” sung by Natalie Cole with Andrea Bocelli, cannot fail to lift the Christmas spirits of all who hear it.
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