Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer

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Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
Studio album by
ReleasedMay, 1963
RecordedApril 11, May 15, 16, 1963
Genre Jazz, Pop
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
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Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
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Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer is a 1963 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Ralph Carmichael. [2] The album reached #14 on Billboard's LP chart.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Nat King Cole American singer and jazz pianist

Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first African American man to host an American television series.

Ralph Carmichael is an American composer and arranger of both secular pop music and contemporary Christian music, being regarded as one of the pioneers of the latter genre as well as the father of Christian rock. He is married to Marvella and is the father of composer and artist Carol Parks.


Track listing

  1. "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" [3] (Hans Carste, Charles Tobias) – 2:25
  2. "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" (William Jerome, Larry Shay, Tobias) – 2:09
  3. "There is a Tavern in the Town" (Nat King Cole, Traditional) – 1:36
  4. "On a Bicycle Built for Two" (Cole, Steve Gillette) – 1:46
  5. "That Sunday, That Summer" (Joe Sherman, George David Weiss) – 3:10
  6. "On the Sidewalks of New York" (Edith Bergdahl, Cole) – 2:17
  7. "Our Old Home Town" (Haven Gillespie, Shay) – 1:40
  8. "After the Ball" (Charles K. Harris) – 2:02
  9. "You Tell Me Your Dream" (Cole) – 2:18
  10. "That's What They Meant (By the Good Old Summertime)" (Al Frisch, Tobias) – 2:35
  11. "Don't Forget" (Sherman, Weiss) – 2:00
  12. "In the Good Old Summer Time" (Cole, George "Honey Boy" Evans, Ren Shields) – 1:30
  13. "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer (Reprise)" – 1:22



Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Arrangement musical composition in altered form

In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or development of the formal structure. Arranging differs from orchestration in that the latter process is limited to the assignment of notes to instruments for performance by an orchestra, concert band, or other musical ensemble. Arranging "involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings.. .. Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety".

Conducting directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures

Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture." The primary duties of the conductor are to interpret the score in a way which reflects the specific indications in that score, set the tempo, ensure correct entries by ensemble members, and "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. Conductors communicate with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, usually with the aid of a baton, and may use other gestures or signals such as eye contact. A conductor usually supplements their direction with verbal instructions to their musicians in rehearsal.

SESSION 1: APRIL 11, 1963

SESSION 2: MAY 15, 1963

SESSION 3: MAY 16, 1963

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  1. Allmusic review
  2. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer at AllMusic
  3. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles . University of North Texas Libraries. Track 5.