The final piece (of four) that together form the Proper box set Jazz and Velvet (but are also available separately), Heart and Soul finds Mel Tormé in as a solo feature for good, and with a hit on his hands to boot ("Careless Hands," present on the previous disc, Blue Moon).Although he continued working with his vocal group, the Mel-Tones, most of the hits were his alone, except for a 6/ Only the most intrepid Mel Tormé fans have collected his early recordings, which were made from the mid-'40s to the early '50s for a handful of independent labels (Musicraft, Decca, Capitol) and had never been definitively collected before. In yet another feat of anthologizing, the enthusiasts at Proper made history by compiling 95 Tormé performances on a four-disc box set, Jazz and Velvet.8/ Torme, Mel - Jazz & Velvet - sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co Music. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in UK four CD box-set cover the late jazz vocalist's early career, moving from work with big bands to sides cut as a solo singer & with small bands. page illustrated booklet tells his whole story, with rare photographs & discography. Heart and Soul 92 /5(7).
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But he made up for that by being more appealing to the jazz audience, which responded to his obvious affection for the style and his talent for jazz singing he was bested only by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald in his ability to scat. Describing a low point in his life in his autobiography, he wrote that he came to feel he didn't have a career, only a series of jobs.
If so, his singing and the wide variety of other talents he exhibited assured that he was never out of work. When he was born, his father owned a dry goods store, but both parents were musical: his father sang, and his mother played the piano. According to his mother, he sang his first complete song at ten months. By the age of four, he would sing along with music on the radio, showing enough interest in the Coon-Sanders Orchestra on their remote broadcast from the Blackhawk Hotel in Chicago that his parents took him to see the band one Monday night.
That was the beginning of his career. Bandleaders Joe Sanders and Carlton Coon took notice of him and had him sing with the band as a novelty for nearly six months, followed by engagements with other bands.
He also took up the drums. Inhe won a competition at the Chicago World's Fair for potential child radio performers, and that led to a series of roles on radio dramas broadcast out of Chicago that lasted until his voice changed in his early teens.
Meanwhile, he continued to sing and began writing his own songs. While attending Hyde Park High School, he played in bands with other students. Inat the age of 15, he auditioned a song he had written, "Lament to Love," for bandleader Harry James, also playing drums at the audition. James initially invited him to join his band, but later decided he was too young. James did, however, record "Lament to Love" for Columbia Records, and it spent a week at number ten in the charts in August The success of the song led to a contact with bandleader Ben Pollack who, inwas putting together a band to be fronted by comedian Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers at a time when many musicians were being drafted into the military to fight in World War II.
At 16, he was old enough to drop out of high school, but too young for military service, and in August he joined the band, leading its vocal group and later substituting as its drummer. He went on to earn his diploma from Los Angeles High School inthen spent a brief spell in the army before being discharged due to flat feet. Meanwhile, on Pollack's advice, he had begun working with a vocal group out of Los Angeles City Skylark - Mel TormГ© - Jazz And Velvet - Heart And Soul (CD) called the Schoolkids.
He also got his only starring role in a feature film with the B-picture Pardon My Rhythm, released by Universal in Maywhich featured his compositions "Munchies" co-written by Irving Bibo and "Drummer Boy. They also began appearing on the radio, notably on the comedy series Niles and Prindle, which ran from January to June He continued to do occasional work with the Mel-Tones for many years, however. Occasionally identified by its opening line, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire," "The Christmas Song" peaked at number three for the trio in late Decemberwhich was only the beginning of its success.
He followed it with a double-sided hit, "Again," which reached number three, and "Blue Moon," which got to number Cast in MGM's The Duchess of Idaho with Esther Williams, he found when it was released in June that his role had been trimmed to a handful of lines of dialogue, his one song left on the cutting-room floor.
It came from his final session for Capitol, after which he was without a label affiliation for a year before signing to the Coral subsidiary of Skylark - Mel TormГ© - Jazz And Velvet - Heart And Soul (CD) Records. Back in the U. In the U. The appearance reawakened his film career, and he made a series of appearances as a straight actor in usually low-budget films: The FearmakersThe Big OperatorGirls TownWalk Like a Dragon for which he wrote the title songand The Private Lives of Adam and Eve His recording career picked up inwhen he was signed to impresario Norman Granz's jazz-oriented Verve Records, the same label on which such peers as Ella Fitzgerald recorded.
I Dig the Count! The albums were well received, especially by the jazz community, without being big sellers. Atlantic rushed out a Comin' Home Baby! LP, but it did not chart, Skylark - Mel TormГ© - Jazz And Velvet - Heart And Soul (CD). He wrote arrangements and special material for the musical variety program, which broadcast 26 hour-long episodes beginning on Sunday night, September 29,and ending on March 29,when it was canceled.
He later recounted his experiences on the show in his first book, The Other Side of the Rainbow, published in He took time out from the job in November to record the title song for the film Sunday in New York, which played under the credits when the picture was released the following month. He signed to Columbia Records, for which he made a few singles during the year.
And he took time out to play himself in the film The Patsy, released during the summer. His sessions for the LP Right Now! He next began creating television roles for himself, writing an episode of the series Run for Your Life and guest-starring in it, then adapting Dollarhide, a Western novel he had written under a pseudonym in the '50s, into an episode of The Virginian and appearing on the show.
He had, however, largely given up on his recordings, at least as a venue for work he liked, agreeing to record contracts as a necessary evil to help promote his live performances. Moving to Liberty Records in earlyhe cut the LP A Day in the Life of Bonnie and Clyde, having composed the title song, the rest of the selections dating from the s and '30s. Inhe was surprised to find himself back on Capitol Records, but dutifully cut what he called two "wonderfully forgettable" albums for the label, A Time for Us and Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head.
After this he disappeared from the record shelves for several years, while continuing to perform regularly. The series ran through the end of August. He returned to television in an acting role with his starring performance in the TV movie Snowman in
Jazz and Velvet (4-CD Box Set) by Mel Tormé - CD () for $ from sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co Vocals - Order by Phone /5(3). The Velvet Fog: The Very Best of Mel Torme Mel Tormé Easy listening • Previsualizar CANCIÓN DURACIÓN It Had to Be You. 1. PREVISUALIZAR Skylark. Heart and Soul. Mel Torme's singing is now and always was "top of the line" and very enjoyable. Whether singing jazz, scat or anything else he has a one of a kind voice. This CD is a treasured addition to my music library and highly recommended to others/5(4).
Mel Torme's singing is now and always was "top of the line" and very enjoyable. Whether singing jazz, scat or anything else he has a one of a kind voice. This CD is a treasured addition to my music library and highly recommended to others/5(4).
This surprisingly good sounding pressing of Mel Tormes album earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides Like many of the best Mel Torme recordings from back in the day, the sound here is rich, warm and smooth, with Vintage Analog Tubey Magic to die for Turn it up and The Velvet Fog will be standing right between your speakers, putting his heart and soul into these American. Scopri Jazz and Velvet di Mel Torme su Amazon Music. Ascolta senza pubblicità oppure acquista CD e MP3 adesso su sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co Skylark 19 There's no One but You 20 Do Do Do 21 Sonny Boy 22 You're a Heavenly Thing 23 A Little Kiss Each Morning.
Along with a few tunes featuring the Mel-Tones and some evergreens like "Born to Be Blue and "Night and Day, surely the most interesting part of Velvet Moods are the tracks where Tormé is backed by the Red Norvo trio featuring Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus (surely the only time Mingus and Tormé performed together). This trio has long been a.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Spotlight On Mel Torme, Great Gentleman Of Song on Discogs. Jazz And Velvet - Torme, Mel Disc 1. 1. Willow Road 2. There's No One But You 3. Try A Little Tenderness SKYLARK LULLABY OF THE LEAVES THE PICCOLINO BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED HEART AND SOUL Mel Torme, voc; acc. by unknown Orchestra New York or Los Angeles, circa
Mel Tormé Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, – June 5, ), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, pianist, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author .
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