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Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

1950's

Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

Calypso Blues: Nat King Cole

Tremendous performance of Calypso Blues by one of the true originators of modern popular music, Nat King Cole. In this clip he is accompanied by Jack Costanzo, who became a popular accompanist with Cole, Desi Arnaz, Xavier Cugat, Eddie Fisher, and Frank Sinatra.  

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Skeets McDonald & Joe Maphis: Mona Lisa

1950's

Skeets McDonald & Joe Maphis: Mona Lisa

Skeets McDonald & Joe Maphis: Mona Lisa - 1959

From a live broadcast in 1959 on KTTV in Los Angeles, Skeets McDonald and Joe Maphis perform a countrified version of Nat King Cole’s Mona Lisa. Performing on Town Hall Party, a show broadcast over radio and television during the 1950s, became something of a hometown Grand Ol’ Opry for the large community of Okies […]

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