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Old School: Nat King Cole

The Very Thought of You – Nat King Cole (1958)

Nat King Cole

Genre: Vocal jazz / Traditional pop / Jump blues
Origin: Montgomery > Alabama > US
Career: 1935–1965
Tidbit: Born Nathaniel Coles, Cole was the first African-American to host a television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, in 1956. He was awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Jazz and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame.