Mel Tormé

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Legal name: Melvin Howard Tormé

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Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Lulu's Back in Town Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 2
1958 Tormé Mel Tormé 3
1960 Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Orchestra 2
1960 Swingin' on the Moon Mel Tormé 1
1969 A Time for Us Mel Tormé 1
1978 When I Found You (Mel Torme with the Buddy Rich Orchestra) Mel Tormé with The Buddy Rich Orchestra 1
1983 Top Drawer George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1985 An Elegant Evening George Shearing & Mel Tormé 2
1985 The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Songbooks Mel Tormé 2
1987 Live at the Crescendo Mel Tormé 1
1988 Reunion Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 1
1991 Mel & George "Do" World War II George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1991 Back In Town Mel Tormé & The Mel-Tones 1
1992 Nothing Without You Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé 1
1992 Christmas Songs Mel Tormé 2
1992 Mel Tormé and Friends Mel Tormé 1
1993 'Round Midnight Mel Tormé 1
1993 Luck Be a Lady Mel Tormé 1
1993 Swingin' on the Moon Mel Tormé 1
1994 16 Most Requested Songs Mel Tormé 1
1995 Velvet & Brass Mel Tormé 1
1995 It's a Blue World Mel Tormé 2
1996 Mel Tormé Live with the Mel-Tones, Volume 2 Mel Tormé & The Mel-Tones 1
1996 Prelude to a Kiss Mel Tormé 1
1997 Comin' Home Baby Mel Tormé 1
1997 Right Now! Mel Tormé 1
2000 In the Studio and in Concert Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 1
2000 My Kind of Music Mel Tormé 1
2001 The Beauty of Jazz Mel Tormé 1
2002 Complete Concord Recordings George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
2003 London Sessions Mel Tormé 1
2003 Ole Tormé: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border With Billy May Mel Tormé & Billy May 2
2004 Jazz and Velvet Mel Tormé 1
2005 Just Jazz: Mel Tormé With the Chris Gunning Orchestra Mel Tormé 1
2006 Just Jazz: Together Again for the First Time Mel Tormé & Buddy Rich 1
Comin' Home Baby! / Sings Sunday in New York Mel Tormé 1
Intimate Moments Mel Torme 1
Lulu's Back In Town Mel Tormé 1
Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass Mel Tormé 1
Mel's London Mood Mel Tormé 1
Nothing Without You Mel Tormé 1
Sings Fred Astaire Mel Tormé 1
Smooth as Velvet Mel Tormé 1
Songs of New York Mel Tormé 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Compact Jazz: Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
1994 A Tribute to Bing Crosby Mel Tormé 1
1994 Jazz 'round Midnight Mel Tormé 1
1996 The Mel Tormé Collection: 1944-1985 Mel Tormé 1
1997 That's All Mel Tormé 1
1997 My Night to Dream Mel Tormé 1
1998 A&E Biography: A Musical Anthology Mel Tormé 1
1998 'Round Midnight: A Retrospective 1956-1968 Mel Tormé 1
1998 Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
1998 I'm Yours Mel Tormé 1
1998 Two Classic Albums from Mel Tormé: At the Red Hill / Live at the Maisonette Mel Tormé 1
1999 The Best of the Concord Years Mel Tormé 1
1999 The Best of Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
1999 The Legendary Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
2000 Blues in the Night Mel Tormé 1
2001 Mel Tormé's Finest Hour Mel Tormé 1
2003 The Very Best of Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
2005 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
2005 In a Soulful Mood Mel Tormé 1
2006 The 1956 Tormé-Paich Legendary Sessions Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette 1
2007 The Very Best of Mel Torme Mel Tormé 1
2007 Mel Tormé Sings About Love Mel Tormé 1
2008 The Capitol Rarities Mel Tormé 1
At the Movies Mel Tormé 1
Highlights From the Mel Torme' Songbook Mel Tormé 1
In the Lounge With... Mel Tormé 1
Mel Torme in Hollywood Mel Tormé 1
The 'Velvet Fog' Years Mel Tormé 1
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Mel Tormé 1
The Legend of Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
The Ultimate Mel Torme Mel Tormé 1
Try a Little Tenderness Mel Tormé 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 An Evening With George Shearing & Mel Tormé George Shearing & Mel Tormé 2
1983 An Evening at Charlie's George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1987 A Vintage Year George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1991 Night at the Concord Pavilion Mel Tormé 1
1993 Live at Michael's Pub Mel Tormé 1
1995 Encore at Marty's New York Mel Tormé 1
1996 An Evening With Mel Torme Mel Tormé 1
2002 Two Darn Hot: A Night at the Concord Pavilion / Live at the Fujitsu-Concord Mel Tormé 1
2005 The Classic Concert Live Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan & George Shearing 1
2005 Live at the Maisonette Mel Tormé feat. Al Porcino and His Orchestra 1
2008 Mel Tormé at the Crescendo 1954&1957 Mel Tormé 1
Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival in Japan '90 Mel Tormé 1

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