Nat King Cole; an intimate biography by Maria Cole

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Published by W. Morrow in New York .

Written in English

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  • Cole, Nat King, -- 1917-1965

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Statementby Maria Cole, with Louie Robinson.
ContributionsRobinson, Louie.
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p.
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23253430M

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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, – February 15, ), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American vocalist and jazz recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts.

His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Sep 02,  · American Legends: The Life of Nat King Cole is a good book that I found pretty comprehensive for only being 47 pages. The included pictures and even Nat King Cole's own quotes about his life and career.

Nat King Cole; an intimate biography book book did a good job at showing how important Nat King Cole was to American culture, but the book also showed you what he was like as a person/5(9). Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography.

by COLE, Maria. with, Louie Robinson. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Feb 11,  · Nat King Cole, byname of Nathaniel Adams Cole, family name originally Coles, (born March 17,Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.—died February 15,Santa Monica, California), American musician hailed as one of the best and most influential pianists and small-group leaders of the swing era.

Cole attained his greatest commercial success, however, as a vocalist specializing in warm. Get this from a library. Nat King Cole; an intimate biography. [Maria Cole; Louie Robinson] -- "The story of Nat King Cole begins with a skinny, four-year-old boy being pushed onto the stage of a Chicago theater to play Yes, We Have No Bananas on the piano.

It ends in a hospital room in Santa. To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today.

The average donation is $ If everyone chips in $5, we can keep our website independent, strong and ad-free. Right now, a generous supporter will match your donation 2 Pages: Maria Cole: American Experience. Maria Cole was born on August 1, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Marie Frances Hawkins.

She was married to Gary DeVore, Nat 'King' Cole and Spurgeon Neal Ellington. She died on July 10, in Boca Raton, Florida, hamptonsbeachouse.comtion: Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew.

Jul 10,  · After her husband's death inCole created the Cole Cancer Foundation and was active in charity work. She also produced James Baldwin's play Amen Corner on Broadway ina project that her husband had encouraged before his death.

In she published a book about her husband, Nat King Cole: An Intimate Forest Lawn Memorial Nat King Cole; an intimate biography book (Glendale), Glendale. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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Inshe published a book about her husband, "Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography", which was co-authored by Louie Robinson. Inshe and singer Johnny Mathis starred in a PBS tribute to. Nonetheless, her book really is an "intimate" biography and contains a lot of insight into Nat Cole's career choices and accomplishments.

Twenty years later, inLeslie Gourse published Unforgettable: The Life and Mystique of Nat King Cole. This book contains much more detail about Cole's early career and a more thorough analysis of his music. Dec 09,  · During that time (the mid s), Cole’s entertainment career began to take shape and he adopted the name, “Nat Cole;” later on, he added “King” reportedly from the nursery rhyme about.

Nat “King” Cole’s enormous success as a vocalist overshadows the fact that he was a highly respected jazz pianist who inspired musicians such as pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Michael grew up in Chicago amidst many opportunities to hear live jazz, and the budding pianist stood outside the clubs and listened, especially to Earl “Fatha” Hines who was revolutionizing jazz.

A version was recorded by Nat King Cole on December 28, It was issued by Capitol Records on an LP album titled Love Is the Thing, catalog number SWThe song was also used in the film played in the movie and sang the song.

The single was released in the UK inand reached number 2 on the UK singles Traditional pop.

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Nat King Cole was a black man, who became a very famous jazz pianist and singer. His music is still enjoyed today especially because his daughter Natalie has re-released his wonderful music.

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Aug 15,  · Robert Yancy, son of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of Nat King Cole, passes away aged 39 - just less than two years after the death of his mother. In Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography, the singer's wife, Maria Cole, wrote, "The South reared up in self-indignation.

Many Southern stations either never carried the show or else soon dropped it. Nat King Cole was an American jazz singer who became famous during the s.

since Nat was unable to book many well-paying gigs. After finally putting Cole, Maria; Robinson, Louie: Nat King Cole – An Intimate Biography © William Morrow & Company Epstein, Daniel Mark: Nat King Cole © Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

There are also clippings about Cole's revue at the Greek Theater in entitled The Merry World of Nat King Cole (which developed into the Sights and Sounds revue the following year.) "Nat 'King' Cole and the King Cole Trio" contains material from to and includes clippings about concerts and tours, Maria's first return to show.

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Natalie Cole, Soundtrack: Taxi. Growing up and living under the huge, daunting shadow of a singing icon can intimidate a son or daughter enough to want to look anywhere else to find their station in life.

Those who dared to try to follow in their footsteps, such as Frank Sinatra Jr., found success branching out in other areas of music; others like the Crosby brothers, suffered Occupation: Soundtrack, Actress, Music Department.

Daniel Mark Epstein's biography ''Nat King Cole'' gives us the most complete accounting yet of all the Coles who added up to a musical king. He is not angry about what so many have seen as a turn from jazz purity to pop promiscuity in the 's.

June Christy (born Shirley Luster; November 20, – June 21, ) was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals. Her success as a singer began with The Stan Kenton pursued a solo career from and is best known for her debut album Something her death, she was hailed as "one of the finest and most neglected.

On his fifth studio album, 's lovingly produced Nat King Cole & Me, singer Gregory Porter takes a purposefully traditional approach, paying tribute to one of his biggest influences, legendary vocal icon Nat King help craft his tribute, Porter recorded the album with Grammy Award-winning arranger Vince Mendoza and the illustrious London Studio Orchestra, as well as several tracks Brand: Blue Note Records.

Jul 18,  · Inshe published a book about her husband, "Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography," which was co-authored by Louie Robinson.

Inshe and singer Johnny Mathis starred in a PBS tribute to Nat King Cole. Maria and Natalie Cole accepted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for their husband and father in Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for L-O-V-E: The Complete Capitol Recordings - Nat King Cole on AllMusic - - Covering the last five years of his illustrious.

Apr 11,  · Narrator Wink Martindale takes listeners on a captivating journey with producers, songwriters and other colleagues sharing stories of Cole's exceptional career. His wife Maria Cole provides an intimate look at the legendary musician and the story is rounded out by colorful conversations with Nat King Cole himself.

© Happyland (P) HappylandAuthor: Wink Martindale. Oct 15,  · In this intimate, haunting literary But her book, In Pieces, is an intensely personal, vulnerable accounting of her life and career.

Field's meditations on memory, fear and love will leave you shattered. Born to legendary Nat King Cole in the halcyon days of the s, Natalie Cole grew up to become a versatile singer with Grammy Award /5(68).

"James Gavin has captured the essence of the rich musical era that people like my dad, Nat King Cole, and Peggy defined. In his keenly observed, scrupulously researched biography he has also illuminated something very true and touching about the woman behind the glamour. I highly recommend this book.".

Nat King Cole by Daniel Mark Epstein Pianist/vocalist Nat King Cole made everything look easy. His warm and haunting tenor voice, suave demeanor, and elegant piano style influenced dozen of singers and instrumentalists, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Oscar Peterson, and Diana Krall.

found: LA Times, July 16, article dated July 13, (Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mids, has died.

Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in Boca Raton, Fla.; she was 89). Born to legendary Nat King Cole in the halcyon days of the s, Natalie Cole grew up to become a versatile singer with Grammy Award status. But that success came with a price, where she was dragged down by depression.

Charles James Shavers (August 3, – July 8, ) was an American swing era jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, and Billie Holiday.

He was an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard. Natalie Cole, the second of five children said her parents rais Natalie Cole - Read book online Read online: Before the daughter of Nat “King” Cole ever sang for an audience, she was lip-syncing in front of her bedroom mirror to the Supremes.Chicago’s own Ron Hawking returns this fall to the Apollo with the year anniversary celebration of The Men and Their Music.

Originally debuting in at Chicago’s Mercury Theater, The Men and Their Music returns with a refreshed repertoire of iconic numbers from some of the world’s most legendary male vocalists and songwriters, including Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles.Aug 04,  · The legendary M.C.

at the club, Miguel Angel Blanco, announced, “Con ustedes, Nat King Cole!,” and out he came into the spotlight singing “Autumn Leaves” a cappella as he crossed the stage.

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