From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Story, Nathaniel Edward "Nat"

(born: 1904  -  died: 1968) 

Nathaniel E. "Nate" Story, born August 8, 1904, in Oak Station, KY, the son of Ephriam Story. He was a trombonist and performed on riverboats with Floyd Campbell and Kentucky native Fate Marable. He moved to New York in the 1930s and played with a number of bands, recording with Luis Russell's band and Chick Webb's band. In the 1940s, Story played with the bands of Lucky Millinder and Kentucky native Andy Kirk. He can be heard playing on the recordings Stompin' at the Savoy, A-tisket A-tasket, and Strictly Jive. Nate Story was a veteran of WWII. He was living in Evansville, IN when died on November 22, 1968 [source: Indiana Medical Certificate of Death #68 043479]. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville. Nate Story was the husband of Allouise Story. For more see "Nat Story" in the Oxford Music Online Database.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Marable, Fate C.
NKAA Entry: Kirk, Andrew D. "Andy"
NKAA Source: Stompin' at the Savoy (album)
NKAA Source: A-tisket a-tasket (album)
NKAA Source: Strictly jive (album)
NKAA Source: Oxford Music Online (database)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Story, Nathaniel Edward "Nat",” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 14, 2020,

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