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Mel Tormé

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed "The Velvet Fog", was an American musician, singer, composer, arranger, drummer, actor, and author. He composed the music for "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13, 1925 (Chicago), Died June 5, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-065675 10-in. 6/3/1941 Lament to love Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-066873 10-in. 7/18/1941 Lament to love Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-068703 10-in. 12/18/1941 Baby boogie Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor D7VB-0432 10-in. 1/24/1947 Born to be blue Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Charlie Spivak Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0696 10-in. 3/27/1947 You gotta crawl before you walk Dardanelle Trio Female vocal solo, with guitar, bass, and piano songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1337 10-in. 9/3/1947 The Christmas song (merry Christmas to you) Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Decca 85292 10/1/1953 Just one more chance Neal Hefti Orchestra ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 85293 10/1/1953 The anything can happen mambo Neal Hefti Orchestra ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 85294 10/1/1953 Blue skies Neal Hefti Orchestra ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 85295 10/1/1953 oo-ya-ya Neal Hefti Orchestra ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87592 12/15/1954 From this moment on September song Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87593 12/15/1954 That old black magic Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87594 12/15/1954 Get out of town-1,2 ; My shining hour-1 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87595 12/15/1954 Goody, goody-1 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87596 12/15/1954 Our love is here to stay-1 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87597 12/15/1954 Blue moon ; Have you met Miss Jones? Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87598 12/15/1954 That old devil moon-1, 2 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87599 12/15/1954 Get happy Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87600 12/15/1954 Mountain greenery Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87601 12/15/1954 County fair-1 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87602 12/15/1954 The Christmas song-1 ; A stranger in town ; I wish I were in love again-1 ; Moonlight in Vermont Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87603 12/15/1954 Jeepers creepers Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87604 12/15/1954 You're driving me crazy Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca 87605 12/15/1954 Bernie's tune-1 Mel Torme vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3636 10-in. 10/5/1944 A stranger in town Mel Torme vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tormé, Mel," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100014.

Tormé, Mel. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100014.

"Tormé, Mel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100014

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