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Mel Tormé

Mel Tormé
Born: Sep 13, 1925 in Chicago, IL
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Died: Jun 5, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Other, Pop/Rock, Classical
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 ...Read full biography
Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Dek-tette
Released: 1956
Label: Rhino
Critics' Rating:
The uptempo, swinging album that naturally followed It's a Blue World (Tormé's languorous debut for Bethlehem), Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Dek-tette is a vocal masterpiece, an extremely satisfying ...Read full review
Sings Fred Astaire
Released: 1956
Label: Bethlehem High Fidelity
Critics' Rating:
Though it's sometimes relegated to second or third place among Tormé's best albums of the '50s (behind Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dek-Tette and It's a Blue World), it's difficult to hear how Mel Tormé ...Read full review