As part of the Summer Music season whilst William Price King is on a break, I am repeating his previous series.. Here is part one of the Mel Torme Story with a performance from William of Harlem Nocturne. Enjoy.
They say that timing is everything. And this is probably very true for the next artist that William Price King is going to be talking about in the next few weeks in the Saturday morning music posts. I will hand over to William and the subject of his new series on iconic musicians, composers and singers of the last 100 years.
Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999)
Mel Tormé was a multi-talented performer across the music and film industries from the 1940s through to the 1990s and most of us of a certain age will certainly remember seeing him on television or hearing him on the radio in the 50s and 60s. What most of us will not appreciate is that many of the well-known songs of the time were written by Mel and sung by iconic stars of the day such as Nat King…
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