Monday, September 26, 2005

Cozy Cole !

Cozy Cole had a long and successful career as a sideman, working with many of the greats in jazz: Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. In 1943, he joined Raymond Scott's CBS radio orchestra. Scott later called him, "The most professional musician I've ever worked with."
In 1953, he formed a profession school for drummers with Gene Krupa in New York City. During the 1950s, he also led The Cozy Cole Combo, appearing regularly at the Metropole in New York. The combo recorded an instrumental featuring Cole on drums called, "Topsy" that sold over a million copies--one of the most popular instrumentals of the rock era.
He continued to tour with Jonah Jones, Cab Calloway, and others until he retired in the mid-1970s.
(btw, « Blog Up » is my official morning theme)

Cozy Cole - Blop Up

Cozy Cole - Topsy Part 1 & Part 2

Cozy Cole - Blop Down


Blogger Niandi said...

Hi Rev
Bonjour again from Nouvelle Zealande !

there are a couple of albums in the Texas Flashbacks series over at that might be of interest....enjoy !

9:56 AM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

Nice stuff, thanks for the link

3:46 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Hello encore Niandi !

8:21 AM  
Anonymous The Hi de Ho Man said...


If ever you read French, you'd be interested in my blog who talks about Cab CALLOWAY and his pals. There's already one note about the way Cozy COLE got employed in Cab's orchestra. + many many things and great pictures

9:40 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Merci ! Hop, en lien.

7:19 PM  

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