Cole in 2003
|Birth name||Lionel Frederick Cole|
|Born||October 15, 1931|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Labels||Decca, Fantasy, Telarc, HighNote|
Lionel Frederick "Freddy" Cole (born October 15, 1931) is an American jazz singer and pianist. His recording career has spanned over sixty years. He is the brother of musicians Nat King Cole and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole, Timolin Cole, and Casey Cole. He was known for his moderate success of Whispering Grass in 1953.
During the 1970s, Cole recorded several albums for European and English based labels. He was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Cole Nobody Knows. In June of that year, Cole was added to the Steinway Artist roster.
References[change | change source]
- "Popular Artist Biographies. All Media Guide, 2009". Answers.com. Retrieved 3 Jan 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Freddy Cole: Heir To The Throne by Alex Henderson, The New York City Jazz Record
- filmmaker Clay Walker's webpage on Freddy Cole
- PBS video of performance at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony