NAT KING COLE

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Nat "King" Cole (March 17th 1919–February 15th 1965) was a popular American singer and jazz musician.

As a piano player, he formed a jazz trio in 1938 that played Los Angeles nightclubs, one of the first jazz trios featuring guitar and piano. Prior to this he had played music since he was a child and had worked with bands since he was sixteen. He was raised in Chicago and exposed to the abundant jazz scene there. He was heavily influenced by pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines.

Later he became more popularly known as a singer and crooner and his work became more orchestrated.

His first mainstream vocal hit was in 1944 with Straighten Up and Fly Right, based on a black folk tale that his father had used as a theme for a sermon. Although hardly a rocker, the song's success proved that an audience for folk-based material existed.
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The Christmas SongThe Christmas Song
Capitol Records 2014
$16.73
$9.99 (used)
The Christmas SongThe Christmas Song
Capitol 2009
$8.17
$5.84 (used)
Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 [7 CD Deluxe]Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943 [7 CD Deluxe]
Box set
Resonance Records 2019
$72.09
$114.52 (used)
The Nat King Cole Christmas AlbumThe Nat King Cole Christmas Album
Import
$16.99
The Very Best Of Nat King ColeThe Very Best Of Nat King Cole
Capitol 2006
$9.69
$2.97 (used)
The Nat King Cole Christmas AlbumThe Nat King Cole Christmas Album
Emd Int'l 2002
$3.93
$8.02 (used)
Nat King Cole: The Ultimate CollectionNat King Cole: The Ultimate Collection
EMI Europe Generic 2004
$5.54
$3.76 (used)
Unforgettable [LP]Unforgettable [LP]
Double LP
Capitol 2017
$13.47
$7.00 (used)
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NAT KING COLE Discography

NAT KING COLE albums / top albums

NAT KING COLE Smile! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smile!
Vocal Jazz 1950
NAT KING COLE Nat King Cole At The Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nat King Cole At The Piano
Vocal Jazz 1950
NAT KING COLE Unforgettable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unforgettable
Vocal Jazz 1952
NAT KING COLE Penthouse Serenade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Penthouse Serenade
Vocal Jazz 1952
NAT KING COLE This Is Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Nat "King" Cole
Vocal Jazz 1953
NAT KING COLE Nat 'King' Cole's 8 Top Pops album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nat 'King' Cole's 8 Top Pops
Vocal Jazz 1954
NAT KING COLE Sings For Two In Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings For Two In Love
Vocal Jazz 1955
NAT KING COLE The Piano Style Of Nat 'King' Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Piano Style Of Nat 'King' Cole
Vocal Jazz 1956
NAT KING COLE Ballads of the Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads of the Day
Vocal Jazz 1956
NAT KING COLE Just One of Those Things (And More) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just One of Those Things (And More)
Vocal Jazz 1957
NAT KING COLE Love Is the Thing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Is the Thing
Vocal Jazz 1957
NAT KING COLE The Very Thought of You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Thought of You
Vocal Jazz 1958
NAT KING COLE Cole Español album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cole Español
Vocal Jazz 1958
NAT KING COLE St. Louis Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
St. Louis Blues
Vocal Jazz 1958
NAT KING COLE Welcome to the Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Welcome to the Club
Vocal Jazz 1959
NAT KING COLE To Whom It May Concern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Whom It May Concern
Vocal Jazz 1959
NAT KING COLE A Mis Amigos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Mis Amigos
Vocal Jazz 1959
NAT KING COLE Everytime I Feel The Spirit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everytime I Feel The Spirit
Vocal Jazz 1960
NAT KING COLE The Magic of Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Magic of Christmas
Vocal Jazz 1960
NAT KING COLE Wild Is Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Is Love
Vocal Jazz 1960
NAT KING COLE Ramblin' Rose album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ramblin' Rose
Vocal Jazz 1962
NAT KING COLE More Cole Espanol album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Cole Espanol
Vocal Jazz 1962
NAT KING COLE Nat King Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nat King Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays
Vocal Jazz 1962
NAT KING COLE Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
Vocal Jazz 1963
NAT KING COLE Nat King Cole Sings My Fair Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nat King Cole Sings My Fair Lady
Vocal Jazz 1964
NAT KING COLE Let's Face the Music! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Face the Music!
Vocal Jazz 1964
NAT KING COLE L-O-V-E album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L-O-V-E
Vocal Jazz 1965
NAT KING COLE Sing His Songs From Cat Ballou album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing His Songs From Cat Ballou
Vocal Jazz 1965
NAT KING COLE The Christmas Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Christmas Song
Vocal Jazz 1986

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NAT KING COLE live albums

NAT KING COLE At the Sands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Sands
Vocal Jazz 1966
NAT KING COLE Nat King Cole & The Quincy Jones Big Band : Live in Paris 19 Avril 1960 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nat King Cole & The Quincy Jones Big Band : Live in Paris 19 Avril 1960
Vocal Jazz 2015
NAT KING COLE Stardust: The Rare Television Performances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stardust: The Rare Television Performances
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2015
NAT KING COLE Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 43 - Zurich 1950 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 43 - Zurich 1950
Cool Jazz 2017

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NAT KING COLE Sings for Two in Love (And More) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings for Two in Love (And More)
Vocal Jazz 1954
NAT KING COLE After Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Midnight
Vocal Jazz 1956
NAT KING COLE Twin Best Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twin Best Now
Vocal Jazz 1988
NAT KING COLE Spotlight on Nat King Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spotlight on Nat King Cole
Vocal Jazz 1989
NAT KING COLE Unforgettable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unforgettable
Vocal Jazz 1990
NAT KING COLE Let's Fall in Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Fall in Love
Vocal Jazz 1990
NAT KING COLE Greatest Country Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Country Hits
Vocal Jazz 1990
NAT KING COLE The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1942-1961) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio (1942-1961)
Vocal Jazz 1991
NAT KING COLE The Complete Early Transcriptions Of The King Cole Trio: 1938-1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Early Transcriptions Of The King Cole Trio: 1938-1941
Vocal Jazz 1991
NAT KING COLE The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio
Vocal Jazz 1992
NAT KING COLE The Billy May Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Billy May Sessions
Vocal Jazz 1993
NAT KING COLE Piano Stylings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Stylings
Vocal Jazz 1993
NAT KING COLE The Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greatest Hits
Vocal Jazz 1994
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1941-1943
Vocal Jazz 1994
NAT KING COLE Little by Little album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little by Little
Vocal Jazz 1994
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1936-1940
Vocal Jazz 1994
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1940-1941
Vocal Jazz 1994
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1943-1944
Vocal Jazz 1995
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1944-1945
Vocal Jazz 1996
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1945
Vocal Jazz 1996
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1946
Vocal Jazz 1997
NAT KING COLE Tell Me All About Yourself / The Touch of Your Lips album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tell Me All About Yourself / The Touch of Your Lips
Vocal Jazz 1997
NAT KING COLE Sincerely / The Beautiful Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sincerely / The Beautiful Ballads
Vocal Jazz 1998
NAT KING COLE Penthouse Serenade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Penthouse Serenade
Vocal Jazz 1998
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1946-1947
Vocal Jazz 1998
NAT KING COLE The Christmas Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Christmas Song
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE The Ultimate Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ultimate Collection
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1947, Volume 2
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE Embraceable You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Embraceable You
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE Where Did Everyone Go / Looking Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where Did Everyone Go / Looking Back
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE Dear Lonely Hearts / I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dear Lonely Hearts / I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1947
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1947, Volume 3
Vocal Jazz 1999
NAT KING COLE Songs From the Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs From the Heart
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE Songs From Stage & Screen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs From Stage & Screen
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE Try Not to Cry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Try Not to Cry
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE Rockin' Boppin' & Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin' Boppin' & Blues
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE The King Swings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The King Swings
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE Midnite Jazz & Blues: Beautiful Moons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnite Jazz & Blues: Beautiful Moons
Vocal Jazz 2000
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1947-1949
Vocal Jazz 2001
NAT KING COLE Route 66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Route 66
Vocal Jazz 2002
NAT KING COLE For Sentimental Reasons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Sentimental Reasons
Vocal Jazz 2002
NAT KING COLE The Definitive Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Nat "King" Cole
Vocal Jazz 2002
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1949
Vocal Jazz 2002
NAT KING COLE The Chronological Classics: Nat 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Nat "King" Cole 1949-1950
Vocal Jazz 2003
NAT KING COLE Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Songs
Vocal Jazz 2003
NAT KING COLE Stepping Out of a Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stepping Out of a Dream
Vocal Jazz 2003
NAT KING COLE 20 Golden Greats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20 Golden Greats
Vocal Jazz 2004
NAT KING COLE The Essential Nat King Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Nat King Cole
Vocal Jazz 2004
NAT KING COLE Just Jazz: The Magic of Nat King Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Jazz: The Magic of Nat King Cole
Vocal Jazz 2005
NAT KING COLE Too Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Too Young
Vocal Jazz 2005
NAT KING COLE 10 CD-Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
10 CD-Set
Vocal Jazz 2005
NAT KING COLE Jukebox Hits (1942-1953) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jukebox Hits (1942-1953)
Vocal Jazz 2005
NAT KING COLE Nature Boy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nature Boy
Vocal Jazz 2005
NAT KING COLE The Very Best of Nat King Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Nat King Cole
Vocal Jazz 2006
NAT KING COLE BD Jazz, Volume 1: Nat King Cole / Alexis Dormal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
BD Jazz, Volume 1: Nat King Cole / Alexis Dormal
Vocal Jazz 2006
NAT KING COLE The Nat King Cole Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Nat King Cole Story
Vocal Jazz 2011

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