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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 13th, 1925 (Chicago), Died June 5th, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 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  
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  
Decca L 3637 10-in. 10/5/1944 You've laughed at me for the last time Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca L 3758 10-in. 3/23/1945 Night must fall The Mel-Tones ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca L 3759 10-in. 3/23/1945 I'm down to my last dream The Mel-Tones ; Mel Torme vocalist  
Decca L 3817 10-in. 4/27/1945 Am I blue? Eugenie Baird vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tormé, Mel," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100014.

Tormé, Mel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100014.

"Tormé, Mel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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

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