Nat "King" Cole
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 2000
Inducted by: Ray Charles
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2005 (ranked #38 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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Wow, no posts for the legend himself? Unforgettable isn't just a beautifully-composed song, it's also part of the shared American cultural heritage and an apt adjective to describe Mr. Cole's talents and legacy. But he's not just a one trick pony. Nat King Cole's musical repertoire includes Route 66, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Nature Boy, Orange Colored Sky, Walking My Baby Back Home, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons, The Very Thought of You, Too Young, Ramblin' Rose, and countless others. That's more than I can say for some RRHOF inductees who only have a small number of hits or memorable songs under their belts.
Posted by Zach on Sunday, 04.1.12 @ 20:00pm
I know there's some controversy over whether Nat King Cole truly deserves to be an Early Influence in the RRHOF. As evidence, I offer the songs Send For Me and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Listen to them and tell me that they don't sound like forerunners of the rhythm and blues numbers of the 1950s.
Posted by Zach on Monday, 04.9.12 @ 18:30pm
While Cole is perhaps most renowned for his singing, his piano playing skills are equally laudable.
Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 05:03am
Will say that The King is one of the finest singers I have ever heard. Taken from us way too early.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 21:50pm
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