Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer

April 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 26:50
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  • ASIN: B0021I51LW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,862 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Great late album by Nat King Cole.
bob
Nat even manages to make the old standard "On a Bicycle Built for Two" sound fresh, although I wish that the arrangement used the backup choir much less.
Matthew G. Sherwin
He remembered all of them and he was very happy.
Patricia V. Whitman

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 2003
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These two albums are not Nat King Cole's best original albums. In fact, creatively, they're probably the least of them all. However, that's a relative statement! Enjoying Nat's albums are hardly difficult, and these are no exceptions. This is probably the most "cheerful" set.
The first is a collection of very old 'Americana' (in the form of turn-of-the-20th century "chestnuts") and newer material of a compatible spirit. Some of the authentics here - 'On a Bicycle Built for Two' or 'After the Ball' for example - would have their last mainstream outing here, I suspect. Most should enjoy the affable way these long-cherished but now largely forsaken ditties are done.
The newer cuts are enjoyable, particularly the showpiece ballad 'That Sunday, That Summer'. The title track 'Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer' was a very popular hit in '63, but I would single out 'That Sunday, That Summer' and the almost barbershop-quartet real oldie 'You Tell Me Your Dream' as the best of the lot.
By this time (1963), the "Mitch Miller sing-along" approach (bouncy tempos, a chorus singing along much of it, large orchestra with occasional novelty adaptations like a bicycle horn to fit 'On a Bicycle Built for Two') was popular, and this album does reflect that. It does so in an engaging way, however, and of course the main attraction is clearly Nat's game performances.
The second album (also 1963) is Nat "covering" select songs from the Broadway show 'My Fair Lady'. It is admittedly uneven. Nat is not an ideal Henry Higgins in those numbers, excepting of course, 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face'. He obviously enjoyed himself, and it's hard not to let quibbles go and enjoy the somewhat ironic readings.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Riis VINE VOICE on November 6, 2003
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Two long out-of-print LPs -- "Those Lazy ..." from 1963 and "My Fair Lady" from 1964 -- make a welcome return on CD. The remastered sound is excellent and the program is relaxed and upbeat on two albums that fit together quite nicely.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 9, 2005
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Ordered this from Amazon and received it within that same week...and the shipping was FREE, great service and outstanding album of "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer" and "My Fair Lady", featuring early songs from the early 1900's and one of the most popular musicals every to hit Broadway...both albums were in my LP collection for years, almost forty of them during the early years while my children were growing up...and now that they are adults, they appreciate the one and only master of interpretation NAT "KING" COLE...no other singer in the business had the warmth that this man gave during a performance...along with Frank Sinatra, Cole built the Capitol Towers and brought them fame and fortune. Cole in my estimation did more for Capitol Records than any other recording artist of that time (and that my friend is saying something), but is the gospel.

Nat had a major hit with "THOSE LAZY HAZY CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER", remember hearing this on all the major radio stations and everyone during that time was sitting around the local swimming pool enjoying it...other highlights are "GET OUT & GET UNDER THE MOON", "THAT SUNDAY, THAT SUMMER", "THAT'S WHAT THEY MEANT BY THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME"...and then "I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT", "ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE", "I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE", each song has been remastered to perfection...now on digital compact disc we can continue being delighted by Nat's God given talent.

Nat had a tenderness in his voice, completely flawless...he could never deliver a bad tune...his style and signature of making a song his own has never been duplicated...within this twofer album are happy upbeat and Broadway musical tunes...some are timeless and remain classics, while others are songs that have never seen the light of day...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Garrett Meadows on October 30, 2010
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"Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" CD would have been a delightfully charming and fun CD had the producers NOT tacked on three very obscure and forgettable songs by Nat. Evidently, the producers felt the 12 songs from the original album did not make for a substantial CD or "listening experience." Perhaps they wanted to give potential buyers their money's worth by adding three more tracks. Who knows the rationale. But the end result is a mess. The three songs are not remotely in the same vein and/or style of the previous 12.

Save your money and buy the "two-for" Nat CD of "Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" and "My Fair Lady." You are spared the three songs tacked on this CD.
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It's certainly no secret that Nat "King" Cole was a polished performer who charmed his adoring audiences; and this CD showcases just a tiny few of Nat "King" Cole's many terrific songs! There's a distinct summertime theme to this album; the tracks flow into one another to make this quite a cohesive album at that! The quality of the sound is superb and that artwork is some of the best I've seen in a while.

The track set starts with the energetic, upbeat and infectiously catchy title song; Nat sings this with panache; and although he gets fine vocal backup he certainly never actually needed it--but they do sound good. "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" is both fun and romantic in a very positive way; this is Nat singing at his very best and he never lets go of a single superfluous note. I love it. Nat even manages to make the old standard "On a Bicycle Built for Two" sound fresh, although I wish that the arrangement used the backup choir much less. "That Sunday, That Summer" was reportedly one of President Kenney's favorites when Nat "King" Cole sang it; it's most romantic and the somewhat faster than normal tempo still works well for this classic ballad.

"On The Sidewalks of New York" is another old standard that Nat breathes new life into; he delivers this with enthusiasm and that's grand. "After The Ball Is Over" is easy on the ear; and I really like "That's What They Meant (By the Good Old Summertime)." What a fine, nostalgic tune to have on this CD!

"Don't Forget" is another rather catchy tune although I still wish Nat "King" Cole had more of the spotlight to himself; once again the chorus is used a bit too much.
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