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Mel TORMÉ - The Singles Collection 1956-1962

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JASMCD2696

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Spanning multiple labels and styles, this set finds Mel Tormé 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.

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Spanning multiple labels and styles, this set finds Mel Tormé 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.

Track Listing

1. LULU'S BACK IN TOWN
2. THE LADY IS A TRAMP
3. WALKIN' SHOES
4. THE CUCKOO IN THE CLOCK
5. SHENANDOAH VALLEY
6. HOORAY FOR LOVE
7. LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
8. I LOVE TO WATCH THE MOONLIGHT
9. WALTZ FOR YOUNG LOVERS
10. I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU
11. EV'RY WHICH WAY
12. TIME WAS
13. AT THE CROSSROADS (MALAGUENA)
14. FRENESI
15. WALK LIKE A DRAGON
16. WAYFARING STRANGER
17. THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
18. I'VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS
19. WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO?
20. HEY, LOOK ME OVER
21. YES INDEED!
22. HER FACE
23. BLUE MOON
24. MOON SONG
25. THE CHRISTMAS SONG
26. A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES
27. COMIN' HOME BABY
28. RIGHT NOW

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
February 12th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988 26962 8