Album of the Day
Unforgettable: With Love
With more than a decade of R&B hits for Capitol and Epic to her credit, Natalie Cole must've surprised longtime fans with her Elektra Records debut, UNFORGETTABLE … WITH LOVE. From its evocative George Hurrell B&W cover photo to its final notes, the album is a tribute to the sophisticated pop of an earlier era – specifically that of her father, legendary performer Nat King Cole. The collection recreates 22 of his signature songs including “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up And Fly Right” and “Unforgettable,” arranged as a duet between Natalie and her dad. On this day in 1991, the set began a five-week run at No.1 on the U.S. chart; it would go on to win three Grammys, including Album Of The Year. While several artists have mined the Great American Songbook for hits in the years since, Cole's UNFORGETTABLE … WITH LOVE remains among the most heartfelt and beautiful.