Concord tape ‘An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé’ (1982)

'An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé' is a live (and the first of six albums they did together) album recorded on April 15, 1982 and released the same year by Concord.Track Listing : 1.All God'S Chillun Got Rhythm (Walter Jermann, Gus Kahn, Bronislaw Kaper) - 03:37 . 2.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 05:15 . 3.Give Me The Simple Life (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) - 03:39 . 4.Good…

Mel Torme & George Shearing meet in Newport (1989)

August 18, 1989 - Mel Torme and George Shearing join forces at "Newport Jazz Festival" in Newport, RI<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/An-Evening-with-George-Shearing-Mel-Tormé-RVJ-SMALL.jpg' alt='An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé' width='190' height='161'/>

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.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) . Tracklist :…

Singing With Ella Fitzgerald

Mel Torme, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Flip Wilson, Danny Kaye, Buddy Greco, Karen Carpenter, Ginger Rogers, Nancy Dussault, Tom Jones, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., Treorchy Male Choir

Jane Monheit’s ‘The Heart of the Matter’

Jane Monheit's 'The Heart of the Matter' is her eighth studio album released on April 16, 2013 by Emarcy / Universal.Track Listing : 1.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie) - 06:00 . 2.Depende De Nós (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins) - 04:32 . 3.Little Man You’Ve Had A Busy Day (Al Hoffman / Maurice Sigler / Mabel Wayne) - 05:16 . 4.Two Lonely People (Carol Hall) - 04:53 . 5.A Gente Merece…

Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli. ‘Lady Liza’

This day ( March 12, 1946), in Hollywood, California, is born Liza May Minnelli, an American actress and singer, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.Tracklist : New York, New York (2011) . You’ve Let Yourself Go (2008) . @ Susana Giménez (2007) . @ David Letterman (2006) . w/ Ann Hampton Callaway – Stormy Weather . On Creating The Look Of Cabaret . For The World Goes Round (1995)…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

Ella Fitzgerald records the album ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ with a quartet led by Lou Levy (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!' is a studio album recorded on January 23, 1961 &June 22-23, 1961 with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy and released the same year By Verve. Track Listing : 1.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 04:06 . 2.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:35 . 3.My Reverie (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) - 03:16 . 4.Stella By…

Diana Krall’s ‘Christmas Songs’ is her ninth album published by Verve (2005)

Diana Krall's 'Christmas Songs' is her ninth album performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and released on November 1, 2005 by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) - 03:26 . 2.Let It Snow (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 04:02 . 3.The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) - 04:24 . 4.Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) - 03:15 . 5.I'Ll Be Home For…

Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 04:17 . 3.What'S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 04:56 . 4.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:52 .…

On TV today, ‘Judy Garland Christmas Special’ (1963)

December 22, 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 Tormé, Jack Jones and more.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/carnegie_lp_big.jpg' alt='Judy Garland – Judy at Carnegie Hall' width='190' height='161'/>

This week In One-Off Collaborations 51/52

Judy Garland . Mel Tormé, Keith Richards . Jerry Lee Lewis, Christina Aguilera . Andrea Bocelli, Boz Scaggs, Naughty By Nature, Joan Osborne, Marcus Miller . David Sanborn, Michael McDonald . Carla Thomas, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia . Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder . Ben Harper, Rod Stewart . Tina Turner, Eros Ramazzotti . Joe Cocker, Billy Preston . Syreeta, Joe Strummer . The Pogues, Frank Sinatra . Bing…

This week In Singing Ladies 51/52

Kylie Minogue, Judy Garland, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, Samantha Fish, Christina Aguilera, Cesaria Evora, Rihanna, Gianna Nannini, Heather Nova, Tarja Turunen, Maria Callas They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 267 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Kylie Minogue . Santa Baby Lifted from : Kylie Minogue closes her…

We remember Jon Hendricks. ‘Jon, He ‘s Only Singing

This day (November 22, 2017), in Manhattan, New York, died Jon Hendricks, an American jazz singer, one of the originators of vocaleseDigest Tracklist : w/ Mel Torme - Down For Double . w/ André Minvielle – Live In Paris (2009) . In Walked Bud (1983) . Soul For Sale (1997) . Lambert Hendricks And Ross - Airegin . Chega De Saudade (1993) . w/ The Manhattan Transfer – Airegin (1991) . Jon Hendricks…

This week In Jazz Legends 47/52

Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones . Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, Gary BurtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 350 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Wes Montgomery records his twelfth album ‘Movin’ Wes’ for Verve (1964)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Wes' is his twelfth (and his second to reach the charts) album recorded on November 11, 16, 1964 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 02:39 . 2.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 04:23 . 3.Movin' Wes, Pt. 1 (Wes Montgomery) - 03:31 . 4.Moça Flor (Durval Ferreira, Lula Freire) - 03:12 . 5.Matchmaker,…

Singing Broadway

Eighty six famous artists sing seventy songs lifted from sixty-one Broadway Shows. This is our special "Singing Broadway" in video<Enjoy!Track Listing : 1.Barbra Streisand / People (From "Funny Girl") - 05:01 . 2.Judy Garland / Get Happy (From "Summer Stock") - 02:41 . 3.Tony Bennett & Buddy Rich / Manhattan (From "The Garrick Gaieties") - 03:47 . 4.Sarah Brightman / Somewhere (From "West…

Jack Bruce records ‘Things We Like’ with John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman (1968)

Jack Bruce's 'Things We Like' is an album recorded in August 1968 with John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman and released In 1970 by Polydor / Atco.Track Listing : 1.Over The Cliff (Jack Bruce) - 02:56 . 2.Statues (Jack Bruce) - 07:35 . 3.Sam Enchanted Dick (Jack Bruce) - 07:28 .A.Sam Sack (Milt Jackson) .B.Rill'S Thrills (Dick Heckstall-Smith) . 4.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé,…

This week In Jazz Legends 33/52 (special collaborations)

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros . Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder . Chick Corea, Charlie Haden . Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson . Clark Terry, Mel Torme . George Shearing, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland . Brian Blade, Dave Liebman . Antonio Faraò, Christian McBride, John Scofield . Antonio Sanchez, Bucky Pizzarelli . Ruby Braff, Bill Frisell . Thomas Morgan, Lee Ritenour . Dave Grusin,…

Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker Sings’ for Pacific Jazz (1954)

'Chet Baker Sings' is an album recorded on February 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956 and released in 1956 by Pacific Jazz.Track listing : . 1.That Old Feeling (Sammy Fain, Lew Brown) – 03:03 . 2.It's Always You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 03:35 . 3.Like Someone in Love (Van Heusen, Burke) – 02:26 . 4.My Ideal (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase) – 04:22 . 5.I've Never Been in Love…

George Shearing records ‘The Swingin’s Mutual!’ with Nancy Wilson (1961)

George Shearing's 'The Swingin's Mutual!' is an album recorded with Nancy Wilson on June 29 & July 5–6, 1960 and January 7, 1961 and released in 1961 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.The Things We Did Last Summer (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 02:41 . 2.All Night Long (Curtis Reginald Lewis) - 03:06 . 3.Gentleman Friend (Arnold B. Horwitt, Richard Lewine) - 02:03 . 4.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Robert…

Wes Montgomery records his seventh (and first live) album : ‘Full House’ with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1962)

Wes Montgomery's 'Full House' is his seventh (and first live) album recorded on June 25, 1962 by Riverside/Ojc.Track Listing : 1.Full House (Wes Montgomery) - 09:14 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:18 . 3.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 09:31 . 4.Cariba (Wes Montgomery) - 09:35 . 5.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Johnny Mercer, Harold…

We remember Judy Garland. ‘Judy, Born A Star’

This day (June 22, 1969), in Chelsea, London, England, died Judy Garland, an American actress and singerDigest Tracklist : Smile (1963) . By Myself (1966) . Ol' Man River . w/ Liza Minnelli - Medley (1963) . Too Late Now . Get Happy (1950) . The Wizard of Oz (1939) . Over The Rainbow (1943) . Tracklist : Over the Rainbow . Puttin' on the Ritz . Get Happy . The Man That Got Away . The Trolley…

This week In Male Balladeers 23/52

Father John Misty, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak, Glen Hansard, Elvis Presley, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Bugg, Mel Torme, Mick Hucknall, Hank Williams Jr., Boz Scaggs They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 353 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Father John Misty . The Palace Lifted from : Father John Misty preaches in LA…

Two Blue

From 'Love Is Blue' to 'Born To Be Blue', we have mixed 24 tunes around the theme of 'Doubled Songs In "Blue"'. It has Jeff Beck, Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli, Caetano Veloso, Esther Philips, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

More Than Youmans

From 'Carioca' to 'Orchids In The Moonlight' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Vincent Youmans'. It has Blossom Dearie, Dave Brubeck, Tommy Dorsey, Sonny Criss and many more.

Midnight, Before, After And ’Round

From 'Moanin´ At Midnight' to 'Long About Midnight' , we have mixed 18 'Straight Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Midnight'. It has Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and many more.

Swinging ’round Midnight

From 'Big Noise From Winnetka Midnight Swim' to 'Midnight Sun' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz For Dancers' tunes around the theme of 'Midnight'. It has B.B. King, Cab Calloway, Sir Julian, Benny Carter and many more.

Wintertime (2)

From 'Stessa Spiaggia. Stesso Mare' to 'Sunny' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Latin & Reggae' tunes around the theme of 'Winter (Warm Side)'. It has Earl Klugh, Marcos Valle, Mel Tormé, Mina and many more.

Fire Departments

From 'Burnin' Coal' to 'Fuegos artificiales' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Fire)'. It has Jazz Crusaders, Sonora Ponceña, Eddie Harris, Celia Cruz and many more.

Happiness Is A Warm Fun

From 'Get Happy' to 'Oh Happy Day', we have mixed 21 'Jazz With Some Soul and Some Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Happiness'. It has Ray Conniff & Singers, Dave Brubeck, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

It Might as Well Be Spring (actually it is)

From 'It Might As Well Be Spring' to 'Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most' , we have mixed 12 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Springtime'. It has Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Joachim Kühn, Arturo Sandoval and many more.

The Twist

Starting and ending with 'The Twist' made famous by Chubby Checker, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Dee Dee Ramone, Chubby Checker, Rootvalta, Fabiana Cantilo and many more.