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Six classic albums

Mel Tormé (performer)
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Six classic albums

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jazz vocaal
Title
Six classic albums
Performer
Mel Tormé 1925-1999 (zang)
Publisher
Real Gone Music, 2016
4 cd's
Playing time
03:46:23
Note
Remastered ed.
EAN
5036408179227
CDR
JFX6031

About Mel Tormé

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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.

Child prodigy and teen idol

Melvin Howard Tormé was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jewish Polish immigrant parents, William David Torme and Betty Torme (née Simkin). He graduated from Hyde Park High School. A child prodigy, he first performed professionally at age 4 with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, singing "You're Driving Me Crazy" at Chicago's Blackhawk restaurant.

He played drums in the drum-and-bugle corps at Shakespeare Elementary School. From 1933 to 1941, he acted in the radio programs The Romance of Helen Trent and Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. He wrote his first song at 13. Three years lat…Read more on Wikipedia