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Ramblin' Rose


Recorded 3/6,7,8&9/62

Nat Cole, Vocals
Belford Hendricks, Arranger

  1. Ramblin' Rose
  2. Wolverton Mountain
  3. Twilight On The Trail
  4. I Don't Want It That Way
  5. He'll Have To Go
  6. When You're Smiling
  7. Goodnight Irene, Goodnight
  8. Your Cheatin' Heart
  9. One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart
  10. Skip To My Lou
  11. The Good Times
  12. Sing Another Song (And We'll All Go Home)

Astoundingly popular, the vaguely Country / Mitch Miller sing along styled title song and its album are not my pick for Nat's artistic best, but some of the hoaky critique is a bit oversimplified. Some work great as classic pop, not just the title cut but 'I Don't Want It That Way' and 'One Has My Name' as well. The chorus is a bit heavy in places, which is a bit like saying it sometimes rains in Florida, but overall it's an enjoyable record. Sometimes.