Carlos Gastel (1914–1970) Producer. Carlos Gastel was born on March 21, 1914 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He was a producer, known for The Nat King Cole Show (1954) and This Is Your Life (1952). He was married to Joan Gastel. He died on November 13, 1970 in …
Sep 01, 2000 · Mort Ruby, 97, who managed such musicians as Nat King Cole. Ruby did advance work for Charlie Barnet and Spike Jones, and then became the first road manager for Cole when the young pianist was beginning his career. Ruby remembered Cole playing solo piano at Los Angeles’ Swannee Inn in the early 1940s, shortly before the King Cole Trio was formed.
Nat “King” Cole made four recordings of “The Christmas Song.” The first two were made in New York City in 1946. The first, on June 14, by Cole and guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller, the regular King Cole Trio.
In 1939, he formed the “King Cole Trio”, after a publicist put a tinfoil crown on his head and proclaimed him “King.” He later toured Europe and made a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II. He had a television show during the 1960s.
Songs such as Nature Boy, Its a Good Day and Unforgettable underscore this innovative look at one of Americas greatest talents. Starring Emmy Award-nominee Dul Hill (West Wing, Stick Fly, Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk) as Nat King Cole and Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, Memphis) as Sammy Davis Jr.
Nat King Cole. Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed.
‘Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song’ includes: 1. Nat’s Christmas Wishes 2. The Christmas Song 3. Deck The Hall 4. O Come All Ye Faithful 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 6. O Tannenbaum 7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 8. I Saw Three Ships 9. O Holy Night 10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 11. A Cradle In Bethlehem 12. Away In A Manager 13. Joy To The