by: Jeremy Rendina
Around this time,
In these caves
With his six-movement "Nature Boy Suite" complete,
Cole began to work
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings,
This he said to me
"The greatest thing you will ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return."
The song sat atop the Billboard charts for eight weeks in 1948. Colorful articles about
Royalties began to roll in. The impact of his song was enormous. Artists as wide ranging as Sinatra and Coltrane would record versions of "Nature Boy." He was camping out in
Years later, Del-Fi records published ahbez's own LP,
The image and values of
... and once again, the YouTube video of Nat King Cole singing Ahbez's hit, "Nature Boy."