Mel Torme - The Singles Collection 1956-1962
Cat. no: JASMCD2696
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
Spanning multiple labels and styles, this set finds Mel Torm in transition with one foot in his blossoming jazz career and the other
still looking for hits.
Not many could get away with recording (what is probably the definitive version of) “Lulu’s back In Town” one moment and novelty tracks like “What’s New At The Zoo?” the next, except for the Velvet Fog himself. Featuring recordings made in London, Los Angeles and New York accompanied by some of the greatest arranging talent of the era, including Ted Heath, Billy May, Russell Garcia and Marty Paich.
It contains all of his UK & US single releases, released between 1956 and 1962, in their original single versions (and in stereo where possible). Many are rare or new to CD in particularly the hideously difficult to find “Wayfaring Stranger” which has not been heard since it’s brief single release on the flip side of “Walk Like A Dragon” in 1960.
Tracks: Lulu’s Back In Town / The Lady Is A Tramp / Walkin’ Shoes / The Cuckoo In The Clock / Shenandoah Valley / Hooray For Love / Lullaby Of Birdland / I Love To Watch The Moonlight / Waltz For Young Lovers / I Don’t Want To Walk Without You / Ev’ry Which Way / Time Was / At The Crossroads (Malaguena) / Frenesi / Walk Like A Dragon / Wayfaring Stranger / The White Cliffs Of Dover / I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts / What’s New At The Zoo? / Hey, Look Me Over / Yes Indeed! / Her Face / Blue Moon / Moon Song / The Christmas Song / A Shine On Your Shoes / Comin’ Home Baby / Right
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