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Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Vocal Jazz. Recording Date April 23, - August 10, Had the great pleasure of meeting Mel Torme when he appeared at the Glasgow Empire and what a charming, unassuming gentleman he was. Rest in peace, Mel Torme.
You will never be forgotten. Mel broke the mold. I had the great pleasure of seeing him perform live eight times. Bluesette will always be my favorite. Uploaded by jakej on June 14, This banner text can have markup. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Into The Fog Podcasts. He played drums in the drum-and-bugle corps at Shakespeare Elementary School.
He wrote his first song at Three years later his first published song, "Lament to Love," became a hit for bandleader Harry James. From to , he was a member of a band led by Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers. He was the singer, drummer, and also did some arrangements. Army in , and soon returned to a life of radio, television, movies, and music.
His appearances at New York's Copacabana led local disc jockey Fred Robbins to give him the nickname "The Velvet Fog" in honor of his high tenor and smooth vocal style. He self-deprecatingly referred to it as "this Velvet Frog voice". In , he moved to Capitol , where his first record, "Careless Hands," became his only number-one hit. His versions of " Again " and " Blue Moon " became signature songs. Around this time, he helped pioneer cool jazz. He had a radio program, Mel Torme Time , which appeared on the short-lived Progressive Broadcasting System in the s.
He became known for his arranging skills, earning the respect of musicians. She stood in the middle of her sisters, planted her feet apart, and belted out solos as well as singing the lead parts with zest and confidence.
The kind of singing she did cannot be taught, it can't be studied in books, it can't be written down. Long experience as a singer and wide-open ears were her only teachers, and she learned her lessons well.Mar 09, · I already owned "Sings Shubert Alley" but purchased this for "Back in Town," which is a rare find on CD. The entertainment value more than compensates for the cost, which is reasonable. Tormé, Paich, Pepper, and the Mel-Tones (on "Back in Town") are all at the top of their game, and the game swings. These titles go in and out of print.5/5(5).