#76/100 – Nat “King” Cole – Where Did Everyone Go?

I must admit to owning this one for years, but as it happens with many of these cheap/free records, I’ve never listened to it. I’m sure this was another album from a media sale at a library, and it’s in pretty good condition, but there was a second record inside also, a collaboration between Nat and another artist.

The title track of the album, Side A, track 1, really tells an interesting tale. The point of view is of one patron overhearing another, older, long-time visitor of the drinking establishment telling tales of nights gone by, how times used to be so grand, but in the closing moments of the track he asks simply “Where did everyone go?”. Quite the tale.


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