Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

 

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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft baritone voice, performing in big band and jazz genres, and was a major force in popular music for three decades. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a national television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show. His recordings remained popular worldwide after his death from lung cancer in February 1965.

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The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 4
Album
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 4 is an album by musical artist Nat King Cole, released on May 20, 2017.
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 5
Album
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 5 is an album by musical artist Nat King Cole, released on May 20, 2017.
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 1
Album
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 1 is an album by musical artist Nat King Cole, released on May 12, 2017.
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 2
Album
The Essential Nat King Cole, Vol. 2 is an album by musical artist Nat King Cole, released on May 12, 2017.

Photos - Nat King Cole464

People Recently Photographed with Nat King Cole1

Popular Albums134

Album Appearances & References41

Popular Songs11

Song Appearances & References5

Musical Groups2

Films5

Minor Film Appearances & References8

TV Shows13

Collaborators & Influencers33

Other Music-Related Relationships23

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations4

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Spotify - Albums & Singles411

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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News Articles9

The magic of Nat King Cole at the Thameside
  –  May 16, 2017
Wayne said: “Although gospel was my foundation at home and in church, I was exposed to various musical genres including classical, RnB, pop, world music and jazz, which is how I discovered Nat King Cole. He has always been one of my key musical ...
Nat King Cole
  –  May 18, 2017
"Nathaniel Adams Coles", known professionally as "Nat King Cole" (March 17, 1919 – February 15 ... He learned not only jazz and gospel music, but European classical music as well, performing, as he said, "from Johann Sebastian Bach to Rachmaninoff."
Nat King Cole
  –  May 12, 2017
"Nathaniel Adams Coles", known professionally as "Nat King Cole" (March 17, 1919 – February 15 ... He learned not only jazz and gospel music, but European classical music as well, performing, as he said, "from Johann Sebastian Bach to Rachmaninoff."
Nat King Cole
  –  March 17, 2017
Born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama, he received music lessons from his mother. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was 5, where his father was a Baptist minister. He learned to play the church organ at age 12, and when 14 ...
The magic of Nat King Cole at the Thameside
  –  May 16, 2017
Wayne said: “Although gospel was my foundation at home and in church, I was exposed to various musical genres including classical, RnB, pop, world music and jazz, which is how I discovered Nat King Cole. He has always been one of my key musical ...
Nicki Parrott - Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook (2017)
  –  May 19, 2017
01. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (2:56) 02. Let's Fall In Love (4:46) 03. The Very Thought Of You (5:16) 04. Hit That Jive Jack (3:18) 05. Mona Lisa (3:30) 06. Meet Me At No Special Place (4:10) 07. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (4:24) 08 ...
A landmark Charlotte club where Nat King Cole once played will get restored, reopen
  –  May 19, 2017
Charlotte’s historic Excelsior Club, an African-American community landmark that’s been closed for nearly a year, could reopen by the end of the year. Owner Carla Cunningham said she plans to restore the club as an event venue. “I would like to ...
The magic of Nat King Cole at the Thameside
  –  May 16, 2017
ONE of the United Kingdom’s most highly acclaimed gospel singers and tutors will be performing at Thameside Theatre, Grays, as part of a tribute tour to classic jazz and swing musician Nat King Cole. Wayne Ellington, an internationally recognised gospel ...
Nat King Cole Trio With Anita O’Day – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat
  –  May 7, 2017
Nat King Cole this week, with vocals by Anita O’Day in a session done for C.P. MacGregor on May 26, 1945. From the Radio series syndicated by CP MacGregor; King Cole Court. This was program Number 4. When Cole made the switch to a decidedly Pop direction ...

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