A Man and his Music – William Price King meets Mel Tormé – Part Five – The 70s and 80s

We are coming to the end of the Mel Torme story with just one more part to go next week. We then head into the new autumn calendar with the start of the Quincy Jones story on October 7th.. put a note in your diary to join William Price King on that date..

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Welcome to the Saturday Jazz session with singer and composer William Price King and his series on the incomparable Mel Torme.  Many of us grew up listening to him perform and I seem to remember a couple of romances being helped along by his smooth style…. Anyway enough reminiscing – on with the show in the capable hands and voice of William Price King…


We catch up with Mel Tormé in the early 70s and he had not released an album since 1969. He continued to work in television and film however and by 1971 he was host and co-producer for an ABC documentary series ‘It Was a Very Good Year,. The major events of all the years from 1919 to 1964 were presented each week and Mel would sing musical hits and interview personalities of the featured dates. He would appear in acting and singing roles on…

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