Mel Tormé

Born 13 September 1925. Died 5 June 1999.
Mel Tormé

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Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

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  1. Review of The Very Best Of

    The Very Best Of 2007

    Reviewed by Jamie Fisher
    This is a well constructed collection of songs, and not full of cheap to license...
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