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The Real King - Nat Cole

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on the life and work of the great American singer and jazz musician, Nat "King " Cole.

Question 1:


American singer and jazz musician Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles, in which city?
New Orleans, Louisiana
Los Angeles, California
Oakland, California
Montgomery, Alabama

Question 2:


Nat King Cole lived his early life in what section of Chicago, famous for its jazz clubs?
Bronzeville
Washington Heights
Germantown
Fairfax

Question 3:


In the mid 1930s, while still a teenager, Nat King Cole began his performing career, inspired and influenced by which prominent jazz pianist?
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Art Tatum
Jack Johnson
Willie Dixon

Question 4:


In Los Angeles, Nat King Cole, along with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince, formed which group?
The Nat King Cole Trio
The Nat Cole Swingers
Nat "King" Cole and His Court
The Nat Cole Group

Question 5:


This music company, founded in 1942, was sometimes referred to as "The House that Nat Built".
A&M Records
Virgin Records
Capitol Records
Decca Records

Question 6:


This song, based on folk material, was Nat King Cole's first mainstream vocal hit.
Nature Boy
Cat Ballou
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Question 7:


This song, written by Mel Torme, was recorded by Nat King Cole in 1946.
Beyond the Sea
The Christmas Song
Unforgettable
Nature Boy

Question 8:


What happened to Nat King Cole in 1956, in Birmingham, Alabama?
None of these
He got his first stage role
He got his first starring role in a movie
He was the victim of an attempted kidnapping

Question 9:


What disease caused Nat King Cole's death in 1965 ?
Leukemia
Heart attack
Bone cancer
Lung cancer

Question 10:


This song, written by Eden Ahbez and performed by Nat King Cole, opens with the following lines:

"There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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