Got to know him thanks to the Take The 'A' Train station. It includes only interpretations of the Jazz standard 'Take the A-train' (about 210 of them available on Last.fm): Check out this link: [tag]a-train fm[/tag]!
I absolutely LOVE Mel. His version of "That's All" will always be my pick. My favorite music in the whole world! John-Eric Booth (BTW - you can hear ME on here too!) Visit me johnericbooth dot com or search here on Last.fm!
I've added him to the playlist [url=http://www.lastfm.de/user/Antill_Music/library/playlists]Top most Unique Singing Voices ever[/url].
Any suggestions for tracks that belong in this playlist?!?
Mel Torme was a fucking genius. He was the greatest singer ever- he made anything he sang sound fantastic, even "Secret Agent Man" and "Sunshine Superman". If that wasn't enough, he was also a stunning live performer, a marvellous songwriter (he wrote "The Christmas Song") a fine drummer, and a terrific prose writer.