Nat King Cole Remixed

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...

[Published on: 2/19/09]

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fnghhhh starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/19/2009 06:22AM
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why would they do this?

Benjamin Human Thu 2/19/2009 06:31AM
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Benjamin Human

because you cant

CrazyGWebber star Thu 2/19/2009 07:54AM
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laxd1314 Thu 2/19/2009 08:17AM
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mmmm acid jazz. i love it

tribehead Thu 2/19/2009 09:43AM
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yeah, openmindedness is overrated

helpslipfire star Thu 2/19/2009 09:55AM
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DAMONCORY starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/19/2009 10:03AM
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DAMONCORY

Yep. Once upon a time when the earth was young, there was music before Phish, and some of it is pretty good, you should check it out.

jacoyle1 Thu 2/19/2009 10:20AM
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damn look at all these haters

people just wanna hate on everyone elses music and shit what the hell is that about

nat king cole did a lot for music and half the people you fuckers listen to were influenced by him

JammyJammerson Thu 2/19/2009 10:35AM
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Nat is the shit, very cool tunes. Why people would want to remix aka fuck up his music is beyond me. Why don't these people write their own music?

mr2bits Thu 2/19/2009 10:35AM
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While I don't like the idea of a remix album, anyone hating on Nat King Cole does not deserve to have their music opinions taken seriously.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/19/2009 10:44AM
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pornofunk

god damn....why dont we just cut the bullshit and make a phishbase...

ao1 Thu 2/19/2009 11:15AM
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ao1

Nat King Cole is amazingg....Straighten up and fly right is such a staple in classic jazz...i am surprised that he is on jambase though.....very refreshing non the less......and yes i'm sick of this phish bullshit....grow up

Agobi Project Thu 2/19/2009 11:18AM
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Fellers... Remix albums like this are about paying homage to great artists like Nat, not stealing or fucking up his music. These artists do definately write their own music, but from an artist's perspective, projects like this are a fun diversion, pure and simple. More importantly, I believe that projects like this introduce great classic music to kids who never would have listened seriously to "some dude who made christmas records," but because they are re-formatted in a contemporary style, it makes sense to younger music heads. Perhaps some of them may even take the step to go dig out some original Nat recordings and see whats up. Thats what this is about... paying respect to an influence, and by recycling classic tunes it breathes new life into them, allowing them to affect people that never would have had the chance/desire to listen seriously to those tunes. Same deal with pretty lights pulling out Etta James samples on "Taking Up Your Precious Time."

Peace

mikemac9317 Thu 2/19/2009 12:18PM
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mikemac9317

fuck all of you who continue to talk about phish. GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!

DrFunkinstein Thu 2/19/2009 12:29PM
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DrFunkinstein

Why mess up good music? Lets put some break beats behind the Count or jellyroll morton. Ella Fitzgerald and Satchmo would sound great with a phatty new bassline. Sorry guys, this is lame

helpslipfire star Thu 2/19/2009 01:57PM
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ao1 Thu 2/19/2009 02:05PM
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ao1

Stupid^

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/19/2009 02:25PM
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pornofunk

^^helpslip...maybe theres more to music than "raving all night" open your mind (not just psychedelically)

tribehead Thu 2/19/2009 03:07PM
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no helpslip, you're right. it's not music unless you can get totally spun to it, right?

c'mon dude, atleast don't cloud the board with all your nonsense. Phish is great, but Nat King Cole's the man. and i'm sure trey, mike, fishman, and page will agree. jazz musicians were the original jam bands. improvisation, long sets, progression, rhythmic grooves.. that shit was born long before Phish.

CrazyGWebber star Thu 2/19/2009 03:49PM
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happydestiny Fri 2/20/2009 05:13AM
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happydestiny

you people suck! nat was great. phish was great (and hopefully is now). jazz vs. jam.???? how about some jazz and jam?

mikemac9317 Fri 2/20/2009 09:24AM
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mikemac9317

helpslipfire, good comeback. You and CrazyGWebber are fucking losers that listen to music for drugs. IDIOTS!

jacoyle1 Fri 2/20/2009 02:05PM
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I hope all the phish fans realize that trey and page are trained jazz musicians and they tend to play many jazz standards remade (contrafacts for anyone who knows)

Im sure all you phans love manteca

try looking who wrote that one

CrazyGWebber star Fri 2/20/2009 06:53PM
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CrazyGWebber

there so many Experts on jambase ,I wonder how many of you fakers know what good music is ,and for big Mac I would say fuck you ,but I will not was my breath on a nicklebag like you.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 12:49AM
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pornofunk

^ hahah crazy your a fuckin joke....

helpslipfire star Sat 2/21/2009 04:12AM
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helpslipfire

hey porno Fuckhead,I guess your the cooliest dick on jambase(lamebase),yo u better hope you never meet Crazy G webber,you little pussy.Cause he will show you who is a joke .

mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 02:29PM
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mikemac9317

watch out pornofunk, crazyg is gunnin for ya. haha, helpslipfire is a dumbass, just likecrazygjunkie.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 04:08PM
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pornofunk

are these guys threatening me over the internet..... am i high or somthin? or is these kid's retarded?..... too many K-holes guys you need to relax

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 04:09PM
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pornofunk

"hey porno fuckhead" - yeah def no older than 9