Kent’s 45 pick: Nat King Cole’s ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter)’

Nat King Cole: “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter)”

Kent Barnes says:

“Heard this 45 in Bolinas One summer when I was maybe 10?

I have always had trouble with spelling, grammar and even penmanship. The idea of sitting down and writing to anyone was really a cool yet unattainable thing to do. Having a pen pal or even writing a thank you card was impossible for me.

Though I still fight the panic urge still whenever I write, I sit right down and write myself many notes now days. And spell check the rest.

Wondering what this is all about?

In September 2015, I asked readers of my inbox zine, Rusty’s Electric Dreams, to share their all-time favorite single from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s and tell me why they like it.

Years ago, a friend of mine had a “33 1/3” birthday party where she spun vinyl LPs. I thought that was a cool idea and imagined doing that for my 45th, but with everyone sharing their favorite 45 RPM singles.

So, here we are. It’s September 2015 and my birthday quickly approaches.

Instead of having a big bash, I have a SPECIAL REQUEST to ask of all of you. I want to take a musical trip down memory lane, because –seriously– where would we be without music??

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