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Employment History

Assistant Minister
Beulah Baptist Church

Pastor
True Light Baptist Church

Driver
Hobbie Grocery Company

Education

BA

Web References (9 Total References)


His parents were Edward James ...

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His parents were Edward James Coles, a minister at Beulah Baptist church, and Perlina Adams Coles, who sang in the choir.


Nat King Cole 99 Article

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His father, Edward Coles, was a driver for the Hobbie Grocery Company, which once was on Commerce Street.Coles was also an assistant minister at Beulah Baptist Church, which used to be on Union Street where the Interstate 85 access road now intersects Union.


Virginia COGIC Churches

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Pastor Edward Coles


Sentimental Reasons:The Story of Nat "King" Cole with John Pizzarelli

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There, his father Edward James Coles became Reverend Coles and head of the True Light Baptist Church.

The Coles children learned to play piano from their mother, and were recruited to sing or play at their father's church.But, just around the corner, they could hear the tantalizing sound of jazz bands wailing away in clubs along 35th and State Street on Chicago's Southside.It wasn't long before Nat and his older brother Eddie were sneaking out of their bedroom window at night.


Sentimental Reasons:The Story of Nat "King" Cole with John Pizzarelli

wwwold.riverwalk.org, $reference.date [cached]

There, his father Edward James Coles became Reverend Coles and head of the True Light Baptist Church.

The Coles children learned to play piano from their mother, and were recruited to sing or play at their father's church. But, just around the corner, they could hear the tantalizing sound of jazz bands wailing away in clubs along 35th and State Street on Chicago's Southside. It wasn't long before Nat and his older brother Eddie were sneaking out of their bedroom window at night.

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