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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?
Oakland, California
New Orleans, Louisiana
Montgomery, Alabama
Los Angeles, California

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?
Jack Johnson
Art Tatum
Willie Dixon
Earl "Fatha" Hines

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
The Nat Cole Group
Nat "King" Cole and His Court

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


This song, based on folk material, was Nat King Cole's first mainstream vocal hit.
Cat Ballou
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Nature Boy
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?
He got his first starring role in a movie
He was the victim of an attempted kidnapping
He got his first stage role
None of these

Question 9:


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

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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