Thursday, 13 February 2014

A STRANGER IN TOWN...



What do you mean, who's MEL TORME? Hang your head
in shame! He's only one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century,
that's who. Don't believe me? Then click on the link and prepare to
have your doubts dispelled, you li'l ol' unbeliever you.

9 comments:

John Pitt said...

Any lovers of Christmas songs , like myself will KNOW who he is!

Kid said...

Although, JP, you'd be surprised (as I was) by the amount of people who know that song, but don't know who Mel Torme is. Strange, eh?

Gey Blabby said...

"Jimmy loves The Velvet Fog."

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Daffy Duck introduced me to Mel, a long long time ago - in the opening scene of Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1989), our hero is tasked with singing to a club full of monsters. He drinks from a bottle marked "Eau du Torme", and then there's Mel voicing Daffy Duck, singing the wonderful "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives".

Kid said...

GB, apparently he wasn't wild about that appellation as it was often misquoted by comedians as 'The Velvet Frog'.

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Don't recall seeing that, THB - must look out for it. Daffy Duck, eh? Surely one of the finest comedy creations of the 20th century.

David said...

If you head over to http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col245/ you can read a lovely annecdote about Mel Torme

David Simpson

Kid said...

Thanks, David - I read it a couple of years ago and again only recently when Mark provided a link for it in another post. I'd certainly recommend it to others.

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Here you go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGYJtI37Y7M

Quick, before Warner Bros. deletes it!

Kid said...

Thanks, THB - that was funny. Can't help wishing it was cinema-quality animation 'though, instead of the cheaper TV-type.

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