Mel Tormé, Great American Songbook Orchestra

Mel Tormé, Great American Songbook Orchestra

Mel Tormé, Great American Songbook Orchestra

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Top Songs

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A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
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Don't Get Around Much Any More / I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart
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Autumn In New York
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It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing
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All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm

Albums

  • The Great American Songbook: Live At Michael's Pub

    Jan 1993 • 15 songs

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Mel Tormé, Great American Songbook Orchestra

Biography

Mel Tormé was a jazz-oriented pop singer who worked at his craft steadily from the '40s to the '90s, primarily in nightclubs and concert halls. In his 1988 autobiography, It Wasn't All Velvet (its title a reference to his nickname, "The Velvet Fog," bestowed upon him by a disc jockey in the '40s to describe his husky, wide-ranging voice), he mentioned a wish that he had been born ten years earlier, that is, in 1915 rather than 1925. If he had had his wish, Tormé would have been an exact contemporary of Frank Sinatra, and like Sinatra, he might have had a full-fledged career as...
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