℗ 2022 Estate of Bobby Cole, under exclusive license to Omnivore Recordings.
Released April 15, 2022
Duration 1h 18m 46s
Catalogue No. ODC493
Genre Jazz (Cabaret)
 

A Point of View

Bobby Cole

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1.1
Status Quo
Bobby Cole
2:08
1.2
The Name Of The Game Is Trouble
Bobby Cole
2:09
1.3
Lover Boy
Bobby Cole
4:28
1.4
You Can’t Build A Life On A Look
Bobby Cole
2:05
1.5
But It’s Spring
Bobby Cole
2:58
1.6
Heat
Bobby Cole
2:17
1.7
You Could Hear A Pin Drop
Bobby Cole
2:38
1.8
A Change Of Scene
Bobby Cole
2:42
1.9
A Perfect Day
Bobby Cole
3:32
1.10
Elegy For Eve
Bobby Cole
7:13
1.11
No Difference At All
Bobby Cole
3:08
1.12
I’m Growing Old
Bobby Cole
3:16
1.13
Checkerboard Life (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:30
1.14
Drink This Cup (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
2:21
1.15
How The Lonely Spend Their Time (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
2:42
1.16
I Never Saw The Shadows (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
4:32
1.17
Tear For Tear (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:01
1.18
When She Was In Love With Me (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
2:58
1.19
Get Off Looking Good (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
2:56
1.20
At The Darkest Hour (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:07
1.21
A Toast (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:29
1.22
The Midnight Flower (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
2:19
1.23
Never Ask The Hour (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:24
1.24
A Change Of Scene (Bonus Track / Alternate Take)
Bobby Cole
2:44
1.25
Life Rolls on (Bonus Track)
Bobby Cole
3:09
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 one of her favorites, Cy Coleman’s “You Fascinate Me So,” Garland invited the New York jazz singer 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), Nancy Sinatra, and Tom Jones all 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 12 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.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Omnivore Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 13-25 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm
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Status Quo
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The Name Of The Game Is Trouble
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3
Lover Boy
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You Can’t Build A Life On A Look
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But It’s Spring
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Heat
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You Could Hear A Pin Drop
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A Change Of Scene
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A Perfect Day
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Elegy For Eve
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11
No Difference At All
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I’m Growing Old
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Checkerboard Life (Bonus Track)
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14
Drink This Cup (Bonus Track)
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How The Lonely Spend Their Time (Bonus Track)
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16
I Never Saw The Shadows (Bonus Track)
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17
Tear For Tear (Bonus Track)
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18
When She Was In Love With Me (Bonus Track)
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19
Get Off Looking Good (Bonus Track)
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20
At The Darkest Hour (Bonus Track)
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21
A Toast (Bonus Track)
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22
The Midnight Flower (Bonus Track)
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23
Never Ask The Hour (Bonus Track)
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24
A Change Of Scene (Bonus Track / Alternate Take)
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25
Life Rolls on (Bonus Track)
-0.58-15.67-13.411

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