[Dixielandjazz] Vocalists

Charlie Hooks charliehooks at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 4 15:41:33 PST 2003

on 2/4/03 11:48 AM, John Petters at jpettjazz at btinternet.com wrote:

> there is more depth in Nat King Cole as well as a great
> natural jazz time.

Absolutely.  And I've found to my everlasting amazement that many people
don't realize what a fantastic piano player Nat was.  I heard him in person
back in 1945 when he wasn't allowed to play in white clubs (in Texas); I had
to sneak into a black club that was packed solid, and they weren't overjoyed
to see a 16 year old white face.  But Nat was worth any risk!


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