One of my favorite Jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald.

Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black designer and costumer to open up her own shop in Her shop was the first black owned business on Broadway in NYC. She dressed Ella Fitzgerald in photo.

Nat King Cole  He was our only Christmas music...Loved him.

Nat King Cole was born in 1919 in Montgomery, AL USA and died in 1965 in Santa Monica, CA he was an American singer will some hits songs such as Ramblin' Rose and A Blossom Fell.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole - Born in Montgomery. Sold over 50 million records. Recieved Lifework Award and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Had a TV variety show called The Nat King Cole show. He played in the movies, St. Louis Blues, The Blue Gardeni

Nat King Cole appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1956. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.

Nat King Cole appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in February Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis .Did we have Nat King Cole albums on the record player growing up. and a Dad who loved to bellow out a few notes?

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nat King Cole's 'Christmas Song' Is a Top 40 Hit at Last Gary Trust Gary Trust The iconic recording, first a Hot