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Natalie Cole to pay tribute to her father

Published: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 15:22 [IST]

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London (ANI): Soul singer Natalie Cole is set to pay tribute to her late father Nat King Cole with a new version of some of his popular songs in her new album.

The 58-year-old star has recorded a reworked version of her dad's song ''Straighten Up'' and ''Fly Right'' along with producer will.i.am for a new album celebrating the life and legacy of the jazz icon. And Cole's sure that her beloved father and legendary singer would approve of the recordings.

"I just love, love, love the mix that will.i.am put on ''Straighten Up and Fly Right.'' It's so very cool and Dad would get quite the kick from this," the Daily Express quoted her as saying. "What a great feeling it was to have worked with both Will and Dad at the same time! It doesn't get much better and this entire album is so amazing," she added.

Nat King Cole died in 1965, at the age of 45, after a battle with lung cancer.

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