Natalie Cole

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    She will be performing mere meters from my school on Thursday. This will be --unforgettable. Unfortunately, I won't remember what I don't witness. I have to teach each night from 7-9:50.Nevertheless, Natalie -- I will miss you like crazy.
     
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    I'm sorry that you will miss her performance. She is one of those treasures in the modern music field. When she sings, one understand every word and there isn't a big bang going on behind her.....memories of her late father.

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    I agree wholeheartedly Jim. By the way, did you notice that I embedded several song titles in my former post?
     
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    Couldn't miss "unforgetable",,,,,,,,,,cos that's what you are......She made a recording of her and her late father singing that song. I play it often.

    I also read, that after grieving the loss of her father, she came to a saving knowledge of Christ as Saviour..I don't know, of course, just read it somewhere.

    During Civil Rights days, Nat was so humble about where he performed, and yet was quite bold in his actions. He opened doors to rights for Blacks without causing a disturbance..He was just accepted for who he was,,,,a pianist,,,,,and later, a singer. A great person.

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    I love "Unforgettable" also -- with Nat singing solo or in tandem with his daughter thanks to modern technology. By the way, a Las Vegas entertainer who I had never heard of before just died. He was an exceptional impressionist. Apparently Natalie herself couldn't tell the difference between her voice of that song -- or his!

    You missed "Miss you like crazy" from my OP.

    Perhaps she made a profession of faith back then. But in the 70's and part of the 80's she abused drugs. That's why she has kidney problems now.

    Agreed.
     
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    I didn't miss it, just didn't mention it..I have all of Nat and her recordings.

    The entertainment industry is rampant with drugs, I fear, and she wouldn't be the first to fall.

    Johnny Cash was listed to be a twice born believer. He helped many a performer in bad situations. Some of us might question some of his connections from a Christian point of view, but he did profess faith to the end; he did witness to others; he did walk the talk for the most part......I thik I will leave that one up to the Lord.

    Perhaps Natalie is a good example as to how we best live our lives; the walk and the talk, or less talk and more walk.

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    "This will be." is the other song title I had embedded in my OP.
     
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    Rippon, Do you listen to country music, particularly the Grande Ol' Oprey brand? If so, do you remember the late Hank Snow? His son Jim is a Baptist minister and serves the country music performers as a chaplain.

    Snow came from a small town in Nova Scotia.

    Cheers,

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    I've listened to C&W, but not too much of the Grand Ole Opry. I can access that easily enough on Youtube though.

    Yes. But he wasn't a favorite.

    That's an interesting role. I never knew of such a position.
     
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    Natalie just had a successful kidney transplant operation less than a week after performing in South Korea.
     
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    Yes, I just heard that she was taking 6 months off her tours to recover. She is 59, I believe. Some of these singers have a rather vigorous schedule.

    We have a popular singer in Canada, Ian Tyson. He is 75, running his ranch in ALberta and still touring the countryside singing.

    It is interesting to follow some of these folks.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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