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Gip Interviews King Cole in Columbus, O., and California

J.T. Gipson, California Eagle, The, 22 July 1948

I FIRST MET Nat Cole, leader of the world famous King Cole trio, at 2 ayem in the morning standing bareheaded in front of the club Alabam, on Central Avenue. He was standing around gabbing with sidewalk conversationalists. It was raining like hell, and I was on my way inside to mooch a drink from a bartender pal of mine.

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