Who Sang Nature Boy? Henri René & His Orchestra

Henri René & His Orchestra Compulsion to Swing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz
Style: Space-Age/Swing
producer: Herman Diaz, Jr.
recording engineer: Bob Simpson
clarinet: Walt Levinsky
guitar: Al Caiola
orchestra: Henri René & His Orchestra
saxophone: Hymie Shertzer
trombone: Urbie Green
trumpet: Doc Severinsen
Some other versions of "Nature Boy"

Lyrics
There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return

The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Blue Room
  • 2 Cry Me a River
  • 3 Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  • 4 Compulsion to Swing
  • 5 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  • 6 Just a Gigolo
  • 7 's Wonderful
  • 8 Nature Boy
  • 9 The Hot Canary
  • 10 Blue Chartreuse
  • 11 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 12 Don't Cry Joe

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin