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Mellow Moods

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Download links and information about Mellow Moods by Mel Tormé / Mel Torme. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 26:18 minutes.

Artist: Mel Tormé / Mel Torme
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 26:18
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Gone with the End 3:19
2. Don't Take Your Love from Me 1:57
3. The Blues 4:11
4. A Cottage for Sale 2:40
5. Love Me or Leave Me 1:47
6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 3:20
7. Blues in the Night 3:40
8. Three Little Words 2:00
9. I Cover the Waterfront 3:24

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This is a reissue of tracks Mel Tormé cut with the Dave Barbour Four for the MacGregor Transcription Company in 1946-1947, not the late '50s as indicated in the liner notes. These were similar to recordings Tormé was making during this period (i.e., with small groups like those headed by Page Cavanaugh with play lists pretty much limited to ballad material). Tormé was still using that high, husky voice style that earned him the "Velvet Fog" sobriquet. It wasn't until a few years later, when he hooked up with Marty Paich, that he moved to the well-controlled baritone that made him one of the top pop-jazz singers during the last quarter of the 20th century. But even in the middle '40s, one hears his enormous feel for the lyrics and the truly unique way he had in delivering a song and, of course, his perfect pitch. Around this time, guitarist Barbour had been spending considerable time backing his wife, Peggy Lee, so there were no barriers limiting his ability to provide Tormé with superb support. Although both artists are in fine form, there is less than a half hour of music on this CD. Some tracks are little more than musical snippets. Moreover, Tormé was to record most of these tunes again later in his career. Consequently, this album will mostly interest Tormé completists.