Nat King Cole

Jacki talks with Daniel Mark Epstein about his new biography of singer Nat King Cole (1919-1965). Epstein explores Cole's transition from jazz pianist to a singer of American Popular Songs, and his racial struggles along the way. ("Nat King Cole" by Daniel Mark Epstein/published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux).



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