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Mel Tormé – The Velvet Fog (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mel Tormé – The Velvet Fog (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:26 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD

There is only one Mel Tormé, yet there are several brilliant talents. He could have made it as a drummer, pianist, arranger, actor, or author. In fact, he excels in each of these secondary roles while claiming the title of best of the jazz singers.

In this historic recording made December 1958 especially for the World Broadcasting Systems at the famous Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California Mel sings every song with great feeling and beauty of vocal tone. The selection of tunes is impeccable and he never sounded better.

Who could have predicted when Mel Tormé made his singing debut at the age of nine with the Coon Sanders Orchestra that he would someday become a well-known collector of antique cars. And how does he support his expensive hobby? Do you remember that he sang Blue Moon as no one else? Well, he followed up that hit by performing the same miracle on many other songs. After shedding the “velvet fog” image, he continued to improve and grow as an artist. Somewhere along the way, he broke away from a pack of fine vocalists, and like the thoroughbred he is, continues to win in a crowded race. Unlike those antique cars, he seems ageless. Highly respected and outlasting most of his contemporaries, the mature Tormé has become a giant in the world of jazz and other good music. …

01. Where Are You Top of the Town Where Are You
02. It’s Easy to Remember Mississippi It’s Easy to Remember (and so Hard to Forget)
03. I Could Have Told You so
04. All the Things You Are Very Warm for May All in Fun
05. Too Late Now Royal Wedding Too Late Now (Live)
06. Present Arms You Took Advantage of Me
07. I Concentrate On You Broadway Melody of 1940 I Concentrate on You
08. Centennial Summer In Love in Vain
09. Cover Girl Long Ago and Far Away
10. I Dood It Star Eyes
11. The Night We Called It a Day
12. Isn’t It Romantic Love me Tonight Isn’t It romantic
13. Day In, Day Out
14. Three Little Girls in Blue You Make Me Feel so Young
15. I Understand
16. Time Was
17. It Never Entered My Mind Higher and Higher It never entered my mind
18. Kiss Me, Kate Too Darn Hot
19. I Never Had a Chance
20. Day Dreaming
21. Old Folks
22. The Pirate Nina
23. Cover Girl Sure Thing
24. My Funny Valentine Babes in Arms I wish I were in love again
25. The Glory of Love
26. The Christmas Song, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Mel Tormé, vocals
Jimmy Rowles, keyboards
Bill Miller, keyboards
Vincent Terri, guitar
Allan Reuss, guitar
Phil Stephens, bass
John Cyr, vibes and percussion

Digitally remastered


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