Natalie Cole – Jump Start (1987)

Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and performer. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits “This Will Be”, “Inseparable” and “Our Love”. After a period of failing sales and performances due to a heavy drug addiction, Cole reemerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting, and her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”.

“Jump Start”, written by Reggie and Vincent Calloway, was the first single to be released from the Everlasting album and in the wake of the success of “Pink Cadillac”, the single was re-released in the UK in 1988. “Jump Start” was produced by Reggie Calloway and would perform best in the US, going to #2 on the R&B charts #13 on the Pop charts.

Jump Start (Deluxe Dub Mix)                                   7:42

Jump Start (Extended Vocal Version)                       6:27

Jump Start (Car Mix)                                              5:37

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Natalie Cole ‎– Pink Cadillac (1988)

Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and performer. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, “Inseparable” and “Our Love”. After a period of failing sales and performances due to a heavy drug addiction, Cole reemerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting, and her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”.

In the mid-1980s Natalie Cole recorded “Pink Cadillac” at the suggestion of producer Dennis Lambert; Cole recalls: “I thought to myself, ‘I’m too old to be doing this kind of stuff'” “but then I’d never worked with anyone quite like Dennis before. He was very passionate about his work [and] his enthusiasm gave me the confidence that I could pull [the song] off.” The track was intended for an album release on the Modern label; that project was canceled and Cole’s “Pink Cadillac” and another Lambert production: “I Live For Your Love”, were picked up by EMI-Manhattan Records to appear on Cole’s 1987 album Everlasting. “Pink Cadillac” was released as that album’s third single in March 1988, returning Cole to the Top Ten for the first time since 1978 in April 1988 to ascend to a #5 peak – matching Cole’s previous Pop chart best with “I’ve Got Love on My Mind” – that May.

Cole’s “Pink Cadillac” also reached #9 R&B, #16 A/C and – via a remix by David Cole and Robert Clivilles – #1 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. According to Cole, “word got back” to her that Bruce Springsteen “thought it was very cool that a woman could [sing “Pink Cadillac”] and it would come out so great”. (Springsteen had vetoed a 1983 release of Bette Midler’s version of the song as gender-inappropriate).

Pink Cadillac (Club Vocal)                       7:29

Pink Cadillac (Bass It Dub)                      6:42

Pink Cadillac (FX Dub)                            3:25

Pink Cadillac (Club Radio Edit)                4:41

Pink Cadillac (Pink Dub)                         4:25

Pink Cadillac (Pop Radio Edit)                4:14

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