TIME Magazine; 7/30/1951, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p65, 1p
SINGERS, POPULARITY, and PIANO
The article focuses on singer Nat "King" Cole, who refers to his being flexible with the public's taste as the reason for his popularity. He considers himself as an interpreter of stories who sits down at his piano and tell fairy stories when he performs. At 15, Cole organized his own band called the Prince of the Ivories. It notes that his composition titled "Straighten Up and Fly Right" played a major role in securing a contract with Capitol Records.
Jet; 3/14/2005, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p16-18, 2p, 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph
MUSICIANS, SINGERS, and MUSIC
Reports on the release of the musical album "The World of Nat King Cole," which features the greatest hits of singer Nat King Cole. Description of the album and its contents; Songs that are included; History of Cole's life and death in 1965.
Jackson Advocate; 12/23/2010, Vol. 73 Issue 10, p15A-15A, 1p
SINGERS, MUSICAL performance, and MUSICAL groups
The article focuses on the life and works of singers Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, and Marie Dionne Warwick. Cole's prominence as an American musician is attributed to his being a leading jazz pianist. Torme is also recognized as a composer, arranger, and drummer. Warwick started singing gospel as a child at the New Hope Baptist Church and formed The Gospelaires group.