We remember 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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Digest Tracklist :

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) .

TOP 10

Mel Torme Top 10 :

Comin’ Home Baby . Happy Together . Blue Moon . Lullaby Of Birdland . Too Close For Comfort . I Can’t Give You Anything But Love . Lulu’s Back in Town . You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me . Putting On The Ritz . It Had To Be You .

MORE VIDEOS

[1963] CBS airs the Judy Garland Show – Special Christmas where Judy has invited her three children including her 17 years eldest, Liza Minnelli plus Mel Torme, Jack Jones and more. >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] Mel Torme and George Shearing join forces at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 90 MINUTES on RVM

[1963] you do not want to miss the Mel Torme Quartet – that is Mel Torme (voc); Gary Long (p); Perry Lind (b) and Benny Barth (d) – at Jazz Casual on NET >> 29 MINUTES on RVM >>

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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 :

Photo : Alan Light

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