Just One Of Those Things – 1956

Nat King Cole


Cole at the piano reminding us how great he was

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Nat King Cole became world famous in the 1950s as a very likable ballad and swing singer.

Many of his newer fans at the time probably did not realize that in the previous decade he had been one of jazz’s top pianists.

Cole never lost his ability to play swinging jazz as he showed during his June 10, 1956 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

This is one of Nat King Cole’s longest piano solos on film and he really digs into the uptempo version of “Just One Of Those Things.”

This is where Oscar Peterson came from.

-Scott Yanow


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