Nat "King" Cole

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by Nat "King" Cole

Biography

Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the church of which his father, Edward James Coles, was pastor. By then, the family was living in Chicago where they had moved... Read more

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jazz
swing
blues
oldies
jazz vocal
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