ⓘ Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole

ⓘ Freddy Cole

Lionel Frederick Freddy Cole was an American jazz singer and pianist. His recording career has spanned over sixty years. He was 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.

Cole died from heart disease-related problems in Atlanta, Georgia on June 27, 2020 at the age of 88.


1. Other websites

  • Official website
  • PBS video of performance at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony Archived 2012-12-29 at
  • filmmaker Clay Walkers webpage on Freddy Cole Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  • Freddy Cole: Heir To The Throne by Alex Henderson, The New York City Jazz Record