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Stepping out of a Dream. Hit That Jive: Elite Crooners. The 20 Most Requested. Send for Me. Ollie Jones. A Blossom Fell. Mona Lisa. On the Street Where You Live. Almost Like Being in Love. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup. Ramblin' Rose. Let There Be Love. You Stepped Out of a Dream. When I Fall in Love. Let's Face the Music and Dance. Irving Berlin. Their next single, "All for You," was recorded for the tiny Excelsior label in October After its initial release, it was purchased by Capitol Records and reissued.
On November 20, , it became the group's second number one hit on the Harlem Hit Parade. It also crossed over to the pop chart. With that, Capitol signed Cole directly. The trio's first Capitol session produced both the Cole composition "Straighten Up and Fly Right," which topped the black chart for the first of ten weeks on April 29, , spent six weeks at the top of the folk i.
The trio placed another four titles in the black chart during , and Capitol released its debut album, The King Cole Trio catalog number BD-8 that fall. The collection of four 78 rpm discs contained eight tracks, only three of them featuring Cole vocals. When Billboard instituted its first album chart on March 24, , The King Cole Trio was ranked at number one, a position it held for 12 weeks.
At the same time, big-band swing music was declining in popularity, and many jazz fans were beginning to turn to the emerging style of bebop, a development that, whatever its artistic significance, spelled the end of jazz as a broadly popular style of music. After numerous guest-star stints on Bing Crosby 's Kraft Music Hall radio series, the trio, along with pianist Eddy Duchin , was hired to host the show's summer replacement program for 13 weeks beginning May 16, Over the next five days, the trio recorded two songs that would add to their pop success.
While these hits were developing, the trio went from its summer replacement berth to its own network radio series, King Cole Trio Time, a minute Saturday afternoon program that debuted on October 19, , and ran until April The group's recording schedule during the first half of was relatively light, but the pace picked up considerably starting in August, in anticipation of the musicians' strike called for January 1, On August 22, , with an orchestral backing, Cole recorded "Nature Boy," an unusual philosophical ballad.
Released March 29, , and credited to " King Cole ," it hit number one for the first of eight weeks on May 8, becoming a gold record. Oscar Moore , the trio's original guitarist, left the group in October after ten years and was replaced by Irving Ashby.
In March , Cole divorced his wife and married singer Marie Ellington. Among the couple's children was Natalie Cole , who became a singer. That September, he traveled to Europe for his first international tour, beginning a pattern that would find him giving concerts almost continually in a combination of top nightclubs in major cities and concert halls around the U.
In these appearances, he stood for most of the show, only occasional sitting down to play a number or two at the piano. Ashby and Comfort left in , and an announcement was made that the trio was officially dissolved, but that simply meant that Cole henceforth would be billed as a solo act. In practice, he continued to carry a guitarist, John Collins , and a bassist, Charles Harris , along with Costanzo until he left in and was replaced by drummer Lee Young , while often augmenting them with an orchestra.
Cole scored his fourth number one pop hit and gold record with "Too Young," which topped the charts on June 23, His recording of "Unforgettable" peaked at only number 12 on February 2, , but it went on to become one of his better remembered recordings; in , a version of the song by Natalie Cole with the Nat King Cole recording dubbed onto it became a gold record and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
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Almost There. The Princess and the Frog. One Perfect Moment.Features The Legacy Of Nat King Cole’s ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right’ The far-reaching song inspired the African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, and it went on to enter.