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A Foggy Day - December 20, 2013

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Mel Torme was a close friend of Jonathan Schwartz. Throughout the years, the music and their mutual respect for one another bonded these two men. Jonathan remembers Mel Torme and tells the story of their first meeting.

This episode originally aired on December 6, 2013.

Playlist:

Frank Sinatra - Somewhere Along The Way - Point of No Return

Frank Sinatra - In The Still Of The Night - Ring-A-Ding Ding!

Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Christmas With Sinatra And Friends

Billy Eckstine - I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - Compact Jazz

Judy Garland - Do I Love You? - Judy/Judy in Love

Frank Sinatra - Mind If I Make Love To You? - The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Anita O'Day - We'll Be Together Again - Anita Sings The Most

Jonathan Schwartz - Why Go Anywhere At All - Anyone Would Love You

Wesla Whitfield - It's Easy To Remember - With A Song In My Heart

Louis Armstrong - Memories of You - Sentimental Journey: Hits From The Second World War

Maria Friedman - Now and Then - Now and Then

Matt Dennis - This Funny World - American Songbook Series Rodgers/Hart

Nancy Wilson - Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You - Nancy Wilson Ballads, Blues & Big Bands: The Best of Nancy Wilson

Frank Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young - Songs for Swingin' Lovers

Nancy Wilson - On Green Dolphin Street - Nancy Wilson Ballads, Blues & Big Bands: The Best of Nancy Wilson

John Pizzarelli - The Lady's In Love With You - The Rare Delight of You

Rebecca Kilgore - Cheek To Cheek - Four + 1

Joe Mooney - My One And Only Love - Lush Life: Joe Mooney's Songs

Peggy Lee - Something Wonderful - The Man I Love

The Hampton String Quartet - White Christmas - What If Mozart Wrote Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 

Frank Sinatra - White Christmas - The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Nancy LaMott - Just In Time For Christmas - Just In Time For Christmas

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song - The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio

The Meltones - A Smooth One - Back in Town

Benny Goodman - We'll Meet Again - Sentimental Journey: Hits From The Second World War

Ella Fitzgerald - My Melancholy Baby - The Intimate Ella

Bill Black - Spring Is Here - Down in the Depths

Tierney Sutton - Little Green - After Blue

Lambert Hendricks & Ross - Hi-Fly - Twisted:The Best of Lambert Hendricks & Ross

Doris Day - Oh, But I Do - The Songs of Dietz & Schwartz

Zoot Sims -'S Wonderful - Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers

Diana Krall - S'Wonderful - The Look Of Love

Tony Bennett - Who Cares - Steppin' Out

Billie Holiday - They Can't Take That Away From Me - Billie Holiday First Issue: The Great American Song Book

Mel Torme - Isn't It A Pity? - Mel Torme and Friends at Marty's

Beverly Kenney - It Ain't Necessarily So - Come Swing With Me

Frank Sinatra - Nice Work If You Can Get It - A Swingin' Affair!

Lena Horne - Someone To Watch Over Me - Love Is The Thing

Fats Waller - I Got Rhythm - The Very Best of Fats Waller

Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Kiss and Make Up - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

Fred Astaire - They All Laughed - The Astaire Story

Wesla Whitfield - Love Is Here to Stay - Livin' on Love

Frank Sinatra - I've Got A Crush On You - The Best of the Columbia Years 1943-1952

Dianne Reeves - Fascinatin' Rhythm - The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Louis Armstrong - I Was Doing All Right - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson 

Artie Shaw - Oh, Lady Be Good - Begin the Beguine

Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Christmas With Sinatra And Friends

Stacy Sullivan - That Old Black Magic/Lover - It's A Good Day-A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee

Nancy LaMott - That Old Black Magic - Come Rain or Come Shine

Bing Crosby - Thanks For The Memory - Bing His Legendary Years 1931 to 1957

Count Basie - Flight To Nassau - Warm Breeze

Shirley Horn - Once I Loved - The Girl From Ipanema: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook

Frank Sinatra - Memories of You - Point of No Return

Frank Sinatra - Maybe You'll Be there - Where Are You?

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Comments [1]

John from New York City

Good to hear that Mr. Torme was truly as nice and considerate as I always thought he might be. His 1964 Columbia LP, That's All, remains one of the most cherished albums of ballads in my LP collection. Listening to it in 2013 reinforces my belief that music has fallen very low since the days when great romantic albums were new in the record shops. Well, we don't have record shops anymore either. I'm hanging on to my old LPs!

Dec. 24 2013 02:23 PM

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