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Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American vocalist and jazz pianist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first African-American man to host an American television series. He was the father of singer/songwriter Natalie Cole.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 17th, 1919 (Montgomery), Died Santa Monica

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-049674 10-in. 5/10/1940 House of Morgan Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor PBS-049675 10-in. 5/10/1940 I'd be lost without you Helen Forrest ; Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049676 10-in. 5/10/1940 Central Avenue breakdown Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049677 10-in. 5/10/1940 Jack the bellboy Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049932 10-in. 7/17/1940 Dough-ra-me Hampton Rhythm Boys ; Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049933 10-in. 7/17/1940 Jivin' with Jarvis King Cole Trio ; Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet, with vocal instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049934 10-in. 7/17/1940 Blue because of you Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-049935 10-in. 7/17/1940 I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you Helen Forrest ; Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor MBS-093065 10-in. before 5/29/1951 Because of rain Luis Arcaraz Orquesta Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Philo P1000A 12-in. July 1942 Body and Soul Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Philo P1000B 12-in. July 1942 Indiana Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Philo P1001A 12-in. July 1942 Tea for two Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Philo P1001B 12-in. July 1942 I can't get started Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 69504 10-in. 7/16/1941 This will make you laugh-2 King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69505 10-in. 7/16/1941 Stop, the red light's on-1 King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69506 10-in. 7/16/1941 Hit the ramp (Instrumental) King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69507 10-in. 7/16/1941 I like to riff-1 King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69850 10-in. 10/22/1941 Call the police-1 King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69851 10-in. 10/22/1941 Are you fer it? King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69852 10-in. 10/22/1941 That ain't right King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 69853 10-in. 10/22/1941 Hit that jive, Jack-1 King Cole Trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 90806 10-in. 7/28/1936 Honey hush Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90807 10-in. 7/28/1936 Stompin' at the Panama Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90808 10-in. 7/28/1936 Bedtime (Sleep baby sleep) Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90809 10-in. 7/28/1936 Thunder Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cole, Nat King," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104560.

Cole, Nat King. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104560.

"Cole, Nat King." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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