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Freddy Cole


Younger brother of Nat Ruler Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole, singer/pianist Freddy Cole sounds a good deal like his celebrated sibling, yet includes a personality of his own. Cole, whose vocals have a tendency to be a little bit darker and somewhat rougher, started playing piano at five or six. He was thinking about playing football expertly, but made a decision to pursue a profession in music following a hands injury finished his profession as an athlete. He debuted on vinyl fabric in 1952 when he documented the solitary “The Joke’s on Me” for the obscure Chicago-based Topper Information. His following single, “Whispering Lawn,” on Columbia’s OKeh label, was a moderate strike in 1953. Within the ’60s and ’70s, he created a small pursuing documenting for various little brands. Cole founded his Initial Shot label within the ’80s and continued to record for Sunnyside and LaserLight in the first ’90s. A couple of years later on, he authorized with Dream and enjoyed higher presence with Grand Freddy. By 2000, Cole experienced authorized with Telarc and released his first disk for the label, Merry-Go-Round, accompanied by Rio de Janeiro Blue in 2001. In the Name of Like appeared 2 yrs later on and presented Cole’s method of soft pop strikes made popular by Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, and Vehicle Morrison, amongst others. In 2004, GRP reissued Cole’s 1964 documenting Waiter, Ask the person to try out the Blues. Within the middle-2000s, Cole came back around the Highnote label for a number of well-received albums including 2005’s This Like of Mine, 2006’s Due to You, and 2010’s Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, that he gained a Grammy nomination. On the following decade, Cole continuing his productive romantic relationship with Highnote, liberating 2011’s Speak to Me offering guitarist Randy Napoleon, saxophonist Harry Allen, trumpeter Terell Stafford, among others. Two years later on, he came back with This which, followed by Performing the Blues in 2014. In 2016, Cole paid tribute to his past due brother, Nat Ruler Cole, with He Was the Ruler.

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Full Name Freddy Cole
Date Of Birth October 15, 1931
Profession Singer, Pianist
Education Juilliard School, New England Conservatory of Music
Nationality American
Children Lionel Cole
Siblings Nat King Cole, Ike Cole, Eddie Cole, Evelyn Cole
Music Songs This Time I'm Gone For Good, I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me, Brother, Where Are You?, Speak to Me of You, Singing the Blues, Nothin's Wrong with Nothin', Isn't She Lovely, Rio de Janeiro Blue, Like a Quiet Storm, Waiter, Ask The Man To Play The Blues, Don't Change Your Mind About Me, I Just Found Out About Love, Mister, You've Gone and Got the Blues, To the Ends of the Earth, Cottage For Sale, Ma, She's Makin' Eyes at Me, Love Makes the Changes, All We Need Is a Place, I'm Not Alone, Lady Love, Jack Frost Snow, When Love Is Looking Your Way, Tender Is the Night, I Loved You for a Minute, Christmas Dreams, Jingles, the Christmas Cat, To Be Or Not To Be In Love, Save a Little Time for Me, Where Are You? / It Was So Good While It Lasted, This Is the Life, I Want a Smile for Christmas, Somewhere Down the Line
Albums Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, The Cole Nobody Knows, I'm Not My Brother I'm Me, Le Grand Freddy, Live at Birdland West, Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues, Singing the Blues, The Dreamer In Me: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Love Makes the Changes, To the Ends of the Earth, I Want a Smile for Christmas, This Is the Life, Merry-Go-Round, Rio de Janeiro Blue, In the Name of Love, Talk To Me, Cole Season, He Was the King, Freddy Cole's Christmas Dreams, The Cole Everybody Knows / The Best Year of My Life
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album
Movies The Cole Nobody Knows

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1 Uncle of Carol Cole, Nat Kelly Cole, Timolin Cole, Natalie Cole and Casey Cole.
2 Brother-in-law of Maria Cole.
3 Younger brother of Nat 'King' Cole, Evelyn Cole, Eddie Cole and Ike Cole.



Chico & Rita 2010 performer: "Lily - A Mayra"



When I Fall in Love: The One & Only Nat King Cole 2003 TV Movie documentary special thanks



Tavis Smiley 2016 TV Series Himself
The Cole Nobody Knows 2006 Documentary short
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
When I Fall in Love: The One & Only Nat King Cole 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The Shirley Bassey Show 1979 TV Series Himself
Roberto Carlos Especial 1978 TV Series Himself
International Cabaret 1978 TV Series Himself
Die Sendung mit Paul 1977 TV Series Himself

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