Nat King Cole. Ramblin’ Rose. Capitol ST 1793, 1962. (on vinyl, from a thrift store)
The basic theme here is that Nat King Cole is singing country songs (although they don’t always stick to it). It sounds like a bad idea to begin with, and they really go all out to make sure the album is a piece of crap. There’s Cole’s usual corny backdrop of sappy sting orchestra, which is completely at odds with the material. And added on top of that is a horrible, shrill choir. A few songs are tolerable. Most aren’t.