RE:GENERATIONS FEATURES REVAMPS FROM
TV ON THE RADIO, BEBEL GILBERTO, STEPHEN MARLEY, THE ROOTS
During the past several months, Nat King Cole has virtually been in the studio and on the mic with some of today's hip-hop, Latin, reggae and rock artists and producers. On March 10, 2009 a new recording entitled RE:GENERATIONS arrives with modern reinterpretations of Cole's work. RE:GENERATIONS aims to construct a tuneful bridge between generations, cultures and races.
Executive Produced by Michaelangelo L’Acqua and Co-Executive Produced by Carole Cole, the album contains the talents of Cee-Lo, The Roots, will.i.am with Natalie Cole, Cut Chemist, Just Blaze, Nas with Salaam Remi, Souldiggaz with Izza Kizza, Michaelangelo L’Acqua with Bebel Gilberto, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley, Bitter:Sweet, Brazilian Girls, Amp Fiddler and TV On The Radio. RE:GENERATIONS is a 21st Century journey in the lexicon of Nat King Cole's catalog.
Several respected Los Angeles visual artists have drawn inspiration from Cole's music, style and cultural influence to create custom artwork for the release. To launch RE:GENERATIONS, Capitol/EMI has commissioned an original Cole-inspired mural by the gifted international muralist/graffiti artist, Man One for Capitol's historic Hollywood lot. Assisted by two students from The HeArt Project, a local mentoring program, Man One completed the impressive mural, which powerfully depicts Nat King Cole as a ubiquitous force who transcends the ages.
The track "Lush Life," Produced By Cee-Lo, is available for a free audio stream. Listen to it in quicktime HERE, or in windows media player HERE.
NAT KING COLE: RE:GENERATIONS Track Listing:
1. LUSH LIFE produced by CEE-LO GREEN
2. STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT produced by will.i.am, featuring NATALIE COLE
3. DAY IN DAY OUT produced by CUT CHEMIST
4. BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG produced by MICHAELANGELO L'ACQUA, featuring BEBEL GILBERTO
5. THE GAME OF LOVE produced by SALAAM REMI, featuring NAS
6. WALKIN' MY BABY BACK HOME produced by THE ROOTS
7. HIT THAT JIVE, JACK! produced by SOULDIGGAZ featuring IZZA KIZZA
8. CALYPSO BLUES produced by and featuring DAMIAN "Jr. Gong" MARLEY & STEPHEN MARLEY
9. MORE & MORE OF YOUR AMOR produced by BITTER:SWEET
10. EL CHOCLO produced by BRAZILIAN GIRLS
11. PICK-UP produced by JUST BLAZE
12. ANYTIME, ANYDAY, ANYWHERE produced by AMP FIDDLER
13. NATURE BOY produced by TV ON THE RADIO
A spot of the real deal while we're on the subject...