Related Information for Ann Cole Ann Cole (born Cynthia Coleman on January 24, 1934 in Newark, NJ) was an R&B/former gospel singer who was the first artist signed to the popular 1950s label Baton Records. From 1956-1962 she scored 3 top 40 hits before she stopped recording. Cole was considered to be too far ahead of her time. In 1956 she was voted the Most Promising Female R&B Artist... read more