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16 Most Requested Songs
Mel Torme
16 Most Requested Songs
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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When Mel Torme was recording for Columbia in the mid-1960s, he was singing both contemporary pop tunes and standards. This disc concentrates wisely on the standards, and they're almost all ballads with string settings by R...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mel Torme
Title: 16 Most Requested Songs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 7/13/1993
Release Date: 7/13/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074645377926

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When Mel Torme was recording for Columbia in the mid-1960s, he was singing both contemporary pop tunes and standards. This disc concentrates wisely on the standards, and they're almost all ballads with string settings by Robert Mersey. Torme's voice had matured into a perfect musical instrument for this repertoire, a smooth, warm sound that suggested the best tenor saxophonists and blended with his flawless diction to caress the lyrics. Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" gets a more upbeat Latin treatment, but it's Torme's way with a ballad, rather than his jazz singing that's featured here, and virtually every great songwriter in the canon is represented. This CD includes the original That's All LP, which has since been reissued with additional tracks. --Adam Rains

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ONE OF MEL'S BEST
DORIS HENDRZAK doris324@webtv.net | BELLEVIEW, FL | 09/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"IF YOU LOVED LISTENING TO MEL AS I HAVE THIS CD IS ONE OF HIS BEST AND A MUST TO OWN IT. WHAT A LOSS LOSING THIS FANTASTIC TALENT. I MISS HIM DESPERATELY."
Purchase the CD "That's All" instead
Cap'n John | Orlando, FL | 08/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge Mel Torme fan and the renditions on this "Most Requested" cd are some of his finest. However, you would do yourself a big favor by purchasing the CD "That's All" instead. Why? Because "That's All" contains all of the songs on this cd plus 8 more, and, because it was re-mastered in 1997, it sounds much better.

All of the reviews for this cd are correct. It is a superb collection of songs performed by a true vocal master. That is why I am certain you will appreciate the additional and re-mastered versions contained on "That's All" even more."
MEL AT HIS BEST
DORIS HENDRZAK doris324@webtv.net | BELLEVIEW, FL | 08/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I LOVED MEL. I KNOW HE HATED BEING CALLED THE VELVET FOG BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HIS VOICE WAS - VELVET. THERE WASN'T A SONG HE COULDN'T SING. I GO BACK A LONG TIME WHEN I WOULD WRITE TO THE DJ'S TO PLAY HIS RECORDINGS FOR ME. THERE WASN'T A SONG HE COULDN'T SING. MEL WAS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND WHAT A LOSS WE SUFFER WITH HIS PASSING."