Saturday Evening Post. 7/17/1954, Vol. 227 Issue 3, p30-106. 4p.
MUSICIANS, JAZZ, ACHIEVED status, and ENTERTAINERS
The article focuses on the career of former Baptist organist Nat King Cole as a professional jazz musician in the U.S. Cole started his singing career performing in night clubs. At eighteen, he was a band leader for the African American group, Shuffle Along. The trio shares their weekly wages that ran to $26.50. He successfully went solo and earns nearly $400,000 a year from recordings personal appearances, night club stands and motion picture.
American Theatre. May/Jun2011, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p24-24. 1/6p.
A preview of the play "The Nat King Cole Show," to be staged at Penumbra Theatre Company on April 21 to May 22, 2011 and on June 11 to 19, 2011 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. is presented.
Electronic Media. 11/12/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 46, p16. 1/4p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Television personalities -- United States
Focuses on the television career of Nat King Cole in the United States. Debut of Cole's TV show on NBC TV network; Reaction of Cole to the dislike of Black Americans in Madison Avenue, the center of the advertising industry; Termination of airing 'The Nat 'King' Cole Show' due to lack of national sponsors.
The article offers practical steps towards improvising jazz's most frequently performed progressions. It mentions that jazz musicians use the form and harmony of rhythm changes such as Gershwin's classic as basis for jazz melodies and improvisations. It cites that songs like "Cotton Tail," by Duke Ellington, "Lester Leaps In," by Lester Young, and "Straighten Up and Fly Right," by Nat King Cole are all classic songs based on rhythm changes.
Wilson Quarterly. Autumn92, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p131. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
MUSICIANS and CONDUCT of life
Comments on the article `Nat King Cole,' by Terry Teachout published in the summer 1992 issue of `The American Scholar.' Popularity of Cole's 1951 hit `Unforgettable'; Background as a jazz pianist; Cole's success that did not come at the expense of his artistic integrity.
The article is about musician Natalie Cole's struggle with the disease hepatitis C. Her father was Nat King Cole, a world famous singer, who died when she was only 15 years old. After struggling with drug addictions in the 1980s, she was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Her doctor gave her the drug Ribavirin, but the side effects were too strong and she had to stop taking it. The hepatitis virus is almost completely removed from her body, and she has released the album "Still Unforgettable."
Essence. May2003, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p180. 9p. 4 Color Photographs, 2 Black and White Photographs.
FATHERS & daughters
Interviews Natalie Cole, daughter of singer Nat King Cole and Nona Gaye, daughter of singer Marvin Gaye about their famous fathers, their troubled pasts and their dreams for the future. Difference between Nat King Cole and Marvin Gaye; Their relationships with their fathers; Information on their problems.