Welcome to the mid-week musical interlude with an exclusive performance by William Price King filmed during one of his concerts this summer..
This Saturday William will be completing the series on Mel Torme and then we shall be moving onto one of the most incredible female singers of our time Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
In the meantime and to keep you in the mood for love, after all it is Valentine’s Day this week, William is performing “Cheek to Cheek” written in 1935 for the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat. In one of the most romantic moments captured on film over the years, this must rank in the top ten.. Fred sings it to Ginger as they glide across the dance floor and was so good it was nominated for the Best Song at the Oscars in 1936. It did not win but it spent five weeks in the charts and was voted the number one song of 1935.
Over the years it has been recorded time and again by artists of course including the wonderful Mel Torme and Ella Fitzgerald.. For more modern filmgoers it was also featured in The English Patient.
“Heaven, I’m in heaven and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak…..here is William to perform for you – suggest if you are in the company of the one you love, turn the volume up and get cheek to cheek……
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
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/a-man-and-his-music-william-price-king-meets-mel-torme-part-five-the-70s-and-80s/ Part Five
THE DIRECTORY FOR NAT KING COLE AND MEL TORME