The Jazz King: Nat King Cole

The Jazz King: Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole was an American actor, singer, and Jazz pianist whose original name was Nathaniel Adams Coles. He was a legendary Jazz musician who was born on 17th March 1919. He has recorded more than 100 songs which have hit the charts in pop many times. For the small Jazz ensembles, his trio was a model. Cole, who was also an actor, has acted in many television films. He also performed on Broadway and became the first person from Africa-America to host a television series in America. The singer and songwriter Natalie Cole was the son of Nat King Cole.

Personal life

Cole entered Freemasonry by launching his career in singing. In 1944, he was raised in the Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49 in California. That lodge was fond of Jazz and music, so they kept the name after two famous musicians Prince Hall Mason and Fats Waller, a Jazz musician. He joined a band in Scotland named Scottish Rite Freemasonry and became Master Mason. Cole was very fond of baseball and was an avid fan of baseball, especially Hank Aaron’s fan.

Politics in Cole’s life

For president Dwight D. Eisenhower, Cole performed in a televised birthday celebration in 1956. In the year 1956, there was Republican National Convention held where Cole sang, “ That’s all there is to that.” Even in the democratic national convention in 1960, he was present to support Senator John F. Kennedy. In 1961, Cole was one of the 12 performers chosen by Frank Sinatra at the Kennedy Inaugural Gala. On civil rights, Cole consulted with Kennedy and so with his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Nat King Awards

Nat King Cole was allowed into the Alabama Jazz Hall of fame and Alabama Music Hall of Fame. In 1990, the Grammy lifetime achievement award was in his hands and in 1997, he was allowed into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was also in the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. The most significant achievement is that the United States post stamps were issued in 1994 with Cole’s likeness. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and 2013 Latin songwriters Hall of Fame some of the Hall Of Fame in which Nat King was inducted.

The success in the life of Cole

Cole also had found success in Capitol Records, where he had recorded over 150 singles that reached R&B, Country charts, and Billboard Pop. It is quite a record that is yet to be matched by other Capitol artists. During his career, his recordings sold over 50 million copies. His recording “The Christmas Song” is still a hit song receiving airplay every holiday season, and also in December 2017, it hit the Billboard Top 40. He is genuinely one of the singers who has made a great name in Jazz music.

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