Bobby Cole – A Point of View (2022) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bobby Cole – A Point of View (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:19:00 minutes | 732 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Omnivore Recordings

. Reissue of the classic 1967 release . Contains 13 previously unissued bonus tracks . Fully authorized by the Estate of Bobby Cole . Produced for release by Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski and remastered by Grammy-winner Michael Graves, with a new essay from Grammy-nominated writer Randy Poe Frank Sinatra walks into a bar . . . Well, Frank called it a “bistro”-and Jilly’s on 52nd Street even had matchbooks that when opened read, “My favorite bistro-Frank Sinatra.” It also featured Frank’s “favorite saloon singer,” Bobby Cole, who held court there for many years. His other gigs around New York landed him a recording contract with Columbia, but the 1960 release from The Bobby Cole Trio, while well reviewed, failed to gain traction. It featured no original material from Cole, and was essentially a recorded version of his Jilly’s act-one hard to capture on LP. Judy Garland walks into a bar . . . In 1964, and after hearing Cole’s performance of “You Fascinate Me So” (a staple from Judy At Carnegie Hall) at Jilly’s, Garland invited him to become the new musical arranger for CBS’s The Judy Garland Show in Los Angeles. When that show ended, Cole returned to New York and Jilly’s. Jack Lonshein, whose day job was creating covers for artists including Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, (and eventually Big Brother & The Holding Company and The Amboy Dukes!), was a friend of Cole’s. He knew Bobby’s magic, and original songs, were what the jazz world needed. Taking things into his own hands, A Point of View was released on Lonshein’s own Concentric Records, and as can happen, no matter how well received and reviewed a record is, finding a copy was half the battle for fans. A Point of View made waves in the boroughs, was raved about in Billboard and Cash Box, and then disappeared-but became a coveted prize by those who experienced it. Artists including Freddy Cole (Nat’s brother) and Tom Jones covered material from it. A Point of View now returns 55 years later, fully authorized by the Estate of Bobby Cole. Produced for release by Grammy?-winner Cheryl Pawelski and lovingly remastered by Grammy?-winner Michael Graves, this new version presents the original release, plus thirteen previously unissued bonus tracks drawn from sessions likely intended for a follow up release to A Point of View that didn’t happen. A fascinating and thorough essay from Grammy-nominated writer Randy Poe tells the story of Cole, the scene, and the music. Available on CD and Digital April 15, 2022 (with a double-LP version slated for Fall of 2022), A Point of View will be finally seen and heard, appreciated, and revered, as originally intended.

1-1. Bobby Cole – Status Quo (02:08)
1-2. Bobby Cole – The Name Of The Game Is Trouble (02:09)
1-3. Bobby Cole – Lover Boy (04:28)
1-4. Bobby Cole – You Can’t Build A Life On A Look (02:05)
1-5. Bobby Cole – But It’s Spring (02:58)
1-6. Bobby Cole – Heat (02:17)
1-7. Bobby Cole – You Could Hear A Pin Drop (02:38)
1-8. Bobby Cole – A Change Of Scene (02:42)
1-9. Bobby Cole – A Perfect Day (03:32)
1-10. Bobby Cole – Elegy For Eve (07:13)
1-11. Bobby Cole – No Difference At All (03:08)
1-12. Bobby Cole – I’m Growing Old (03:16)
1-13. Bobby Cole – Checkerboard Life (Bonus Track) (03:30)
1-14. Bobby Cole – Drink This Cup (Bonus Track) (02:21)
1-15. Bobby Cole – How The Lonely Spend Their Time (Bonus Track) (02:42)
1-16. Bobby Cole – I Never Saw The Shadows (Bonus Track) (04:32)
1-17. Bobby Cole – Tear For Tear (Bonus Track) (03:01)
1-18. Bobby Cole – When She Was In Love With Me (Bonus Track) (02:58)
1-19. Bobby Cole – Get Off Looking Good (Bonus Track) (02:56)
1-20. Bobby Cole – At The Darkest Hour (Bonus Track) (03:07)
1-21. Bobby Cole – A Toast (Bonus Track) (03:29)
1-22. Bobby Cole – The Midnight Flower (Bonus Track) (02:19)
1-23. Bobby Cole – Never Ask The Hour (Bonus Track) (03:24)
1-24. Bobby Cole – A Change Of Scene (Bonus Track) (Alternate Take) (02:44)
1-25. Bobby Cole – Life Rolls on (Bonus Track) (03:09)