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Album Notes. Beth Fitchet Wood is a singer, guitarist, composer and producer. In the early seventies, she was a member of the Southern California band "Honk" who developed a cult following, released three albums and toured nationally. After Honk, Beth played in just about every conceivable musical format, in most venues. No casinos. She also toured the world as a background singer and co-producer of projects with her husband Steve.
This project was conceived in Slovenia, inspired by Slafrock stringrock , a wonderful group of musicians assembled by Andrej Sifrer. The instrumentation is unique.
Violin, viola, cello and accordion provide the underpinnings for sparse, intimate arrangements of pop songs. Beth includes many of her old favorites, some staples of her repertoire and some songs she felt had been unjustly ignored. Other than this effort, Beth has recorded and co-produced two children's cassettes, with her co-Honk members Will Brady and her husband, Steve Wood. Log in to write a review. I'm a little less moved by the El de Barge and Michael Mcdonald songs, but fans of them will probably like them more than me.
And it's daunting to try "Over the Rainbow" I think. Fine singer. Quiet greatness I think. Log in. Ed Goodstein.
More excellent stuff from excellent singer Another very nice album by the lovely BF-W. Read more More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Angel on My Shoulder , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. Aug 28, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Trapped in the Las Vegas Hilton fire that killed eight in , she reaches for her cocaine and freebasing tools, determined not to die straight. As the daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie was raised in a restricted community and treated by the press as a member of "the Black Kennedys. Raised by a distant mother, she tried to get attention through shoplifting, sex and narcotics. Musically, she was able to function beautifully, winning two Grammy awards for her debut album in But by , with a six-year-old son to support and her career in jeopardy, she finally checked herself into Hazelden, where she stayed for six months, kicking drugs for good.
With her career back on track, albeit with a bad marriage , she finally embraced what she had been running from all her life--the musical shadow of her father--by recording a tribute album of his songs. Her description of producing and recording this labor-of-love album is hypnotic as it this juicy no-holds-barred biography. Jan 05, Joyia added it. She seems down to earth. Jul 07, Alexander St.
Cole has been on my mind. I am an aficionado of the memoir style, especially of music figures, and I have simply lucked out choosing a duet of 2 of the best books in this field. Natalie kept the tone very conversational here, and was never afraid to let loose about everything from drug usage and rehab stays to sexual escapades, but throughout it all her faith i My second choice along with Lamonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension's memoir at early Summer '19 retro-music reading, the late great Ms.
Natalie kept the tone very conversational here, and was never afraid to let loose about everything from drug usage and rehab stays to sexual escapades, but throughout it all her faith in Jesus and sense of humor shines through. Musically, all the stuff in the studio and onstage about the "Unforgettable, with Love" album is truly a love letter to her dad Nat King Cole, and her own artistic muse. Although her styles are certainly eclectic, Ms. Cole took this chapter of her life very seriously, even sharing with us her vocal lessons with the renowned Seth Riggs.
I loved hearing about her take on other musicians from Michael Franks to Whitney Houston, but for Natalie, it is always entwined inter-personally. For instance, listening to Franks got her through rehab. Whitney seems to have sensed Natalie's explosive marriage to record producer Andre Fisher.
I was struck by her coming down on her mother, Maria, toward the end of the book but as a fan, gratefully know those issues were resolved after the memoir was written. With the greatest resolution of all, the complete autobiography is all the more poignant since Natalie Cole is gone and that angel in the title just may be herself.
Like my reading this literary work today, I'd like to think that all she's learned is now helping someone else, while perched upon their shoulder. May 21, Katrina Taylor rated it it was amazing. I have finally completed reading this book and it was worth it. I am glad she was able to put her life into words.
She chose to keep going even though her desire for something kept trying to pull her back. It was wonderful. Jan 28, Ruby rated it it was amazing. She over came many struggles by keeping faith in God.
Her angel protected her during very hard times. Dec 13, Mark Henninger rated it it was amazing. The last paragraph: "Oh, and another thing. As you walk your own journey, keep your eyes open, listen well, and if you look real hard, you might find an angel on your shoulder, too. I sure hope so. Natalie shares of her huge success which supported her drug habit plus. Following in Nat "King" Cole's shadow, her father, she tells of being rehabilitated from drugs as well as going through other problems The last paragraph: "Oh, and another thing. Following in Nat "King" Cole's shadow, her father, she tells of being rehabilitated from drugs as well as going through other problems including men.
As imperfect as her life was, she realized that there was an "Angel on her Shoulder", and credits God, quite a bit, for sending them. Seeming like this book might be sleazy, Digby Diehl does an outstanding job of helping Natalie put her story in words. Jan 04, Deborah J. It was better than I thought it would be, though Natalie Cole's autobiography turned out to be a lot more complex than I imagined.
I can see how Shewas compelled to write this book, not only so that her fans would get to know her better, but because there were so many things going on throughout her life that it actually made for a very good book. Angel on My Shoulder covers Natalie's journey of coming into her own, out from the shadow of her father, Nat King Cole, takes the reader through her f It was better than I thought it would be, though Natalie Cole's autobiography turned out to be a lot more complex than I imagined. Angel on My Shoulder covers Natalie's journey of coming into her own, out from the shadow of her father, Nat King Cole, takes the reader through her from abusive relationships to drug abuse to dysfunctional family affairs.
In spite of all the 'hard knocks', there was a unique warmth permeating throughout her storytelling. I took this book out of my bookshelf and started reading it the day after I read in the news that she had passed away. Natalie Cole played a very important role in my life and I was glad to have had the opportunity to go even deeper and find out more about her Jan 28, Dawn rated it liked it. This autobiography was pretty good. She had a very interesting life. A lot of the details were a little it of a surpise, drug use, divorce, and abuse, etc. Overall, the book was very fun to read.
Feb 12, Roro rated it it was amazing.
Loved this book!