Thursday, February 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Mr. Nat King Cole of Montgomery

 

I remember listening to Nat King Cole when I was a young boy. Man could he set a mood. 

Born in Montgomery in 1919, Nat King Cole was one of the most influential musicians in American history. 

With his upbeat jazz and melodic crooning, not to mention a personality that could win any crowd, Cole blazed a trail for African American performers in music and television. He hosted the first African American Variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, not to mention he was just a man of incredible talent. 

 
Not many today can combine so many notable traits into one package. His ability to capture and wow audiences with the essence of his vocal and musical skills is unmatchable by most technologically dependent performers today.   


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