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MEL TORME <br> Sunday In New York and Other Songs About New York <br> 1964 (Atlantic Records - Out of Print)

Details: Atlantic 8091, mono, white promo label, 1964

Condition: Vinyl VG (light scratches), Jacket VG (owner's name written on back, some tape repair to seams)

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:

Mel Tormé was a jazz-oriented pop singer who worked at his craft steadily from the 1940s to the 1990s, primarily in nightclubs and concert halls. In his 1988 autobiography, It Wasn't All Velvet (its title a reference to his nickname, "The Velvet Fog," bestowed upon him by a disc jockey in the 1940s to describe his husky, wide-ranging voice), he mentioned a wish that he had been born ten years earlier, that is, in 1915 rather than 1925. If he had had his wish, Tormé would have been an exact contemporary of Frank Sinatra, and like Sinatra he might have had a full-fledged career as a big-band singer. In fact, given the breadth of his talents, he might have been a bandleader since, in addition to singing, he was also a drummer good enough to have gotten offers to go on the road as early as his teens, a songwriter responsible for one of the perennial Christmas standards, and an arranger who wrote the charts for much of the music he performed. Amazingly, this is still only a partial list of his accomplishments, which also included acting in more than a dozen feature films and on radio and television; hosting radio and TV shows; and writing television dramas, numerous articles for periodicals including Down Beat and The New York Times, and six published books of fiction, biography, and music criticism.

The tracks are:
1 Sunday in New York
2 Autumn in New York
3 Lullaby of Broadway
4 Broadway
5 The Brooklyn Bridge
6 Let Me Off Uptown
7 Forty Second Street
8 Sidewalks of New York
9 Harlem Nocturne
10 New York, New York
11 There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway
12 Manhattan
13 My Time of Day

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