Skip to comments.Nat King Cole: My Father by Natalie Cole
Posted on 06/20/2014 5:35:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
As a new documentary, Afraid of the Dark, and album, The Extraordinary, about Nat King Cole are released, Natalie Cole remembers her father and what it is like to sing his songs
It may be decades since his death, but Nat King Cole remains one of the world's most beloved and influential voices, as well as an iconic pop culture presence whose smooth, confident persona continues to endear him to new generations of fans.
As a new documentary, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, and an album, Nat King Cole: The Extraordinary, are released, his daughter, Grammy Award winner Natalie, remembers him and what it was like to sing his songs.
Nat King Cole conquered the pop charts in the Fifties and early Sixties as the warm-voiced singer of ballads such as Mona Lisa and Unforgettable.
But he was also went on to become the only black television star in Hollywood at a time when America groaned under the weight of racial segregation and prejudice.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
SNL, 1975: “Unforgettable: Natalie Cole Sings With All Her Dad’s Dead Old Friends”
Good to see this. So much information on influential musicians is never preserved.
I wish someone would write a biography of Julie London too.
“I wish someone would write a biography of Julie London. too.”
Julie London? I would listen to her if she was reading recipes! ;-)
Nat King Cole’s voice, which I remember from the time I was a littlekid, reminds me of a black version of Perry Como.
Nat King Cole was an amazing talent...absolutely amazing.His daughter did at least one or two excellent things as well.I didn’t know that he had ever appeared in films,however.
That would’ve been awfully difficult. “Hee Haw” didn’t premiere until 1969. Nat King Cole died in 1965.
She was in the chorus of his stage show. That was even before her Petticoat Junction gig and long before Hee Haw.
Julie London bloopers (warning offcolor language)
“Julie London? I would listen to her if she was reading recipes! ;-)”
Or talking to doctors.
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