The King Cole Centennial Radio Special

Series produced by Jim Raposa

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A two part career retrospective, celebrating the life and music of Nat King Cole on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Early in life, Nat Cole had a passion for music and performing. From his very first public performance at age four to his passing at age 45, Nat Cole was the epitome of showmanship and impeccable musicianship.

This two hour special traces Nat's roots from his earliest recordings to his last. The music is intertwined with Nat's own words, culled from a vast archive of Cole interviews. Host Jim Raposa lends his expertise on the life and career of this heralded music icon with additional comments from Freddy Cole (Nat's younger brother), daughter Natalie Cole, business associate and friend Dick LaPalm and others.

2019 is the year of Nat King Cole. March 17th marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and we're celebrating with an all-encompassing celebration of this musical standard bearer who left his fans wanting more.

The two hours can be aired back-to-back or as individual broadcasts stripped over two different days. Each hour runs a total of 56:30.

This is the story of a legend.

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Early in life, Nat Cole had a passion for music and performing. From his very first public performance at age four to his passing at age 45, Nat Cole was the epitome of showmanship and impeccable musicianship.This two hour special traces Nat's roots from his earliest recordings to his last. The music is intertwined with Nat's own words, culled from a vast archive of Cole interviews. Host Jim Raposa lends his expertise on the life and career of this heralded music icon with additional comments from Freddy Cole (Nat's younger brother), daughter Natalie Cole, business associate and friend Dick LaPalm and others.2019 is the year of Nat King Cole. March 17th marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and we're celebrating with an all-encompassing celebration of this musical standard bearer who... Show full description


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Nat King Cole hosts a segment of this celebration of his life and music as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 56:39
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A celebration of the life and music of Nat King Cole on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 56:43