William Price King continues his tribute to Mel Tormé with one of his recent performances of a 1944 song written by John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf that celebrated the state of Vermont. “Moonlight in Vermont.”
The lyrics by John Blackburn are unusual as they don’t rhyme but having realised this within a few bars he decided to continue in that format to see where it would lead. It is also unusual in as much as each verse is a Haiku.
Although an unofficial state song it is often played at wedding receptions and has been performed and recorded by many artists over the years including Mel Tormé.
Here is this lovely song performed by William in one of his live shows in a jazz club in Nice.
Next Saturday Part Five of the Mel Torme story.
William Price King
William Price King is an American jazz singer, musician and composer. Originally he studied classical music and opera but over the years his style has evolved to what many refer to as the ‘sweet point’ where music and voice come together so beautifully.
His vocal mentors are two of the greatest giants in jazz, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. His debut jazz album is called ‘Home,’ a collection of contemporary songs and whilst clearly a homage to their wonderful legacy it brings a new and refreshing complexity to the vocals that is entrancing.
William is currently in France where he performs in popular Jazz Venues in Nice and surrounding area. His album ‘Home’ is available to download and more details in the Buy Music for Christmas.
Links to website – http://www.williampriceking.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WilliamPriceKing
Twitter – @wpkofficial
Regular Venue – http://cave-wilson.com/
William Price King meets Mel Tormé
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme/ Part One.
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-two-1940s/ Part Two
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-three-the-50s/ Part Three
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-four-the-1960s/ Part Four
THE DIRECTORY FOR NAT KING COLE AND MEL TORME