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One Hour With Mel Tormé / One Hour With Mel Torme


Download links and information about One Hour With Mel Tormé / One Hour With Mel Torme by Mel Tormé / Mel Torme. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 58:35 minutes.

Artist: Mel Tormé / Mel Torme
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Bop
Tracks: 14
Duration: 58:35
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No. Title Length
1. Send In the Clowns 4:02
2. Ordinary Fool 5:40
3. Bye Bye Blackbird 5:41
4. Little White Lies 2:58
5. I'm Yours 3:03
6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 3:00
7. Polka Dots and Moonbeans 3:54
8. It's a Blue World 3:43
9. New York State of Mind 5:23
10. Love, You're a Funny Thing 2:56
11. Stars 5:41
12. All In Love Is Fair 5:03
13. It's a Blue World 3:43
14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:48



It's unclear what the title Again refers to on this Jazz Hour compilation, though it could be the label's acknowledgment that this is hardly the debut of this material (a landmark 50th re-release is much more likely). That said, it's a tremendously enjoyable collection of performances from that period in the mid-to-late '40s when Mel Tormé — for the only time in his career — actually deserved the nickname of the "Velvet Fog." His brooding, melancholy performances of "A Stranger in Town" (with the Mel-Tones ably assisting), "Born to Be Blue," and "A Cottage for Sale" are masterpieces that prove the validity of male torch songs. Tormé actually contributes a wide range of material here, including another excellent Mel-Tones appearance on the breezy, up-tempo "How High the Moon," and his biggest early hit, "Careless Hands." The compilation wraps up with a brief glimpse of the genesis of an artist at work, with a song ("Got the Gate on the Golden Gate") taken from his 1949 concept album, Mel Tormé's California Suite, Rovi