|"To the Ends of the Earth"|
|Single by Nat King Cole|
|Released||October 23, 1956|
|Genre||Traditional pop music|
|Songwriter(s)||Joe Sherman, Noel Sherman|
|Nat King Cole singles chronology|
"To the Ends of the Earth" is a 1956 Nat King Cole song, written by Noel Sherman and Joe Sherman.It was released as a single in 1956 and reached number 25 on the pop charts. The song was reissued on the album This Is Nat King Cole (1957), and again on The Nat King Cole Story (1961).
The song was covered by Marvin Gaye on his album A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole (1965), Tony Middleton (1966), and Engelbert Humperdinck on his 1967 album The Last Waltz and by Johnny Mathis on Mathis Magic (1979), again with Cole's daughter Natalie Cole on Mathis' Unforgettable – A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole (1983), and others including Cole's younger brother Freddy Cole.
Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer, jazz pianist, and actor. He recorded over 100 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. He was the father of singer-songwriter Natalie Cole (1950–2015).
Natalie Maria Cole was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was the daughter of American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole. She rose to success in the mid-1970s as an R&B singer with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable" (1975), and "Our Love" (1977). She returned as a pop singer on the 1987 album Everlasting and her cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac". In the 1990s, she sang traditional pop by her father, resulting in her biggest success, Unforgettable... with Love, which sold over seven million copies and won her seven Grammy Awards. She sold over 30 million records worldwide.
John Royce Mathis is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts according to Guinness Music writer and Charts historian Paul Gambaccini Johnny Mathis has sold over 400 Million records worldwide to date.This makes Mathis the 3rd biggest selling artist of the 20th century after Presley and Sinatra. Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three recordings.
Gordon Hill Jenkins was an American arranger, composer, and pianist who was influential in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s. Jenkins worked with The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Cash, The Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Harry Nilsson, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.
"Ramblin' Rose" is a 1962 popular torch song written by brothers Noel Sherman (words) and Joe Sherman (music) and popularized by Nat King Cole.
"That's All" is a 1952 song written by Alan Brandt with music by Bob Haymes. It has been covered by many jazz and blues artists. The first recording, by Nat King Cole in 1953, achieved some popularity but was not among that year's top 20 songs. It was Bobby Darin's version in his 1959 album That's All that introduced the song to a wider audience.
"Unforgettable" is a popular song written by Irving Gordon. The song's original working title was "Undeniable"; however, the music publishing company asked Gordon to change it to "Unforgettable". The song was published in 1951.
"I Had the Craziest Dream" is a popular song which was published in 1942. The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Mack Gordon.
Lionel Frederick Cole was an American jazz singer and pianist whose recording career spanned almost 70 years. He was the brother of musicians Nat King Cole, Eddie Cole, and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole and Carole Cole.
"A Cottage for Sale" is a popular song. The music was composed by Willard Robison, and the lyrics were written by Larry Conley. The song was first published in 1929, and over 100 performers have recorded versions of "A Cottage for Sale." The first versions of the song were released by The Revelers in January 1930 and Bernie Cummins with the New Yorker Orchestra in March 1930.
"Mona Lisa" is a popular song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). The title and lyrics refer to the renaissance portrait Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1950.
Robert William Haymes, also known by the stage names Robert Stanton and Bob Stanton, was an American singer, songwriter, actor and radio and television host. He is best remembered for co-writing the song "That's All", part of the Great American Songbook. He was the younger brother of singer and actor Dick Haymes.
This Is Love is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released by Mercury Records on September 18, 1964, and included three covers of Nat King Cole recordings as well as two more songs from "Fly Me to the Moon" composer Bart Howard.
This Is Nat King Cole is an original compilation album by Nat King Cole. It was released in 1957 by Capitol Records. The LP collection reached #18 on the Billboard Magazine album chart.
Mathis Magic is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on September 17, 1979, by Columbia Records and contained an equal balance of new material and songs associated with other artists.
Unforgettable – A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole is a soundtrack album released in the UK in 1983 by the CBS Records division of Columbia in conjunction with the broadcast of American pop singer Johnny Mathis's BBC television concert special of the same name that featured Cole's daughter Natalie. The front of the original album jacket credits the concert performers as "Johnny Mathis and Natalie Cole", whereas the CD booklet reads, "Johnny Mathis with special guest Natalie Cole".
"Night Lights" is a 1956 song by written by Sammy Gallop and Chester Conn, recorded by Nat King Cole, and released as a single on the Capitol Records label. The song reached number 17 on the Best Sellers in Stores chart in Billboard Magazine. It was ranked as one of the top songs of the year by Billboard in 1956. The B-side, "To the Ends of the Earth", was written by the Sherman Brothers.
Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! is a television concert by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was recorded on October 27, 2006, at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City and aired that December on most PBS stations. In addition to singing some of his biggest hits, he covers tracks from his live albums, songs from Brazil, and two exclusives that have never appeared on a Mathis album. Interview clips with Mathis were inserted at intervals throughout the concert along with live performance excerpts from programs such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Andy Williams Show.
"When Sunny Gets Blue" is a song written by Marvin Fisher (music) and Jack Segal (lyrics), which has become a jazz standard. The song was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis and Ray Conniff and his Orchestra in 1956 as the reverse side of their hit "Wonderful! Wonderful!". The song has subsequently been recorded by many artists.
"Send for Me" is a song written by Ollie Jones and performed by Nat King Cole featuring the McCoy's Boys. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. R&B chart and #6 on the U.S. pop chart in 1957. The song was arranged by Billy May.