Mel Tormé -The Velvet Prince

This day ( June 5, 1999), in Los Angeles, California, died Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, American jazz singer.

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Wikipedia : This day ( June 5, 1999), in Los Angeles, California, died Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, American jazz singer.

@ Salon.com : The Great American Songbook was his bible, and no one ever brought the songs to life with a greater combination of dizzying musicianship and dramatic flair.

@ allmusic : That 1925 birth date, despite his precocity, meant that, like such contemporaries as Tony Bennett, he grew up with a love for swing music and jazz in general, only to find that, as he became an adult, that music was pushed to the margins commercially

@ last.fm : In 1943, Torme made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra’s first film, the musical “Higher and Higher.” He went on to sing and act in a number of films and television episodes throughout his career, even hosting his own television show in 1951-52.

@ Discogs :

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Photo : Alan Light
Video : Comin Home Baby . Stardust . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Lady Be Good . Judy Garland & The Trolley Song . Fascinating Rhythm . w/ Buddy Rich – Lady Be Good . w/ George Shearing – In Berlin 89 (1/2) . w/ George Shearing – In Berlin 89 (2/2) .

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