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Nat King Cole in the U.K. (1963)


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Make yourself a nice cup of tea, grab a few cookies and get comfortable. You're about to be transported back 50 years to a different era, when only talented, optimistic entertainers had access to television and their charm was a welcome guest in your home.

The following clip runs about 40 minutes and features An Evening With Nat King Cole, a BBC-TV show that aired in the U.K. in 1963. Cole was backed by the superb Ted Heath Orchestra and guest musicians that included trumpeter Renaud Jones. This link comes courtesy of the legendary Dick LaPalm, who was Nat King Cole's record promoter and is a dear friend of JazzWax...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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