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A Foggy Day - January 10, 2014

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Friday, January 10, 2014

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 [2]

Captain Eddie from Villanova, PA.

Mel Torme's birthday was sometime in early September and each year he would have himself booked into Michael's Pub at 55th St and 3rd Ave.in Manhatten for two or three weeks.
It was my honor and pleasure to buy him a birthday card, write an appreciation note for all the wonderful things he did musically thru the years for me and hand it to him as he was having dinner up in the front room at Michael's usually with the "unhappy" Gil Weist. God bless you Melvin wherever you are !

Jan. 10 2014 10:46 PM
Max Weissengruber from Toronto Ontario

Torme's live pairing with Goerge Shearing on " Pick Yourself Up" was the most fantastic improvisational romp. Mel was so inventive that Shearing through up his hands in utter disarray as Mel finished his amazing scat delivery. On the same date, their duet on " A Nightingale in Berkely Square"
was in total contrast-reverent, lyrical with Shearing 's high note birdlike trill.

Jan. 10 2014 06:19 PM

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