Sunday Sleep In ~ “Stardust” ~ Mel Tormé

Velvet Frog Mel

God what pipes.

No wonder why they called him the Velvet Frog.

Almost a twin to Ella Fitzgerald’s phrasing scattin’ and style. His tone unbelievable. Besides singing he also composed, played both drums & piano and acted.

Sadly they just don’t make them like this anymore.


Mel Torme



Written by Hoagy Carmichael – Music & Mitchell Parish – Lyrics.
Released in 2006 from the album Fujitsu-Concord (Japan) Jazz Festival ’90.

Mel Tormé -vocals
Frank Wess, Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Bill Ramsey, Curtis Peagler, Rill Ramsey – alto saxophone
Arthur “Babe”Clarke – baritone saxophone
Joe Newman, Pete Minger, Snooky Young, Ron Tooley – trumpet
Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson, Art Baron, Douglas Purviance -trombone
Ted Dunbar – guitar
John Campbell – piano
Donny Osborne – drums


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3 responses to “Sunday Sleep In ~ “Stardust” ~ Mel Tormé

  1. Beautiful. You’re right, they don’t make ’em like that anymore.

  2. Ummm… Velvet Fog. One of my favorite songs…although I am partial to Nat King Cole’s version. Torme certainly does it justice tho….

  3. Frog Coop not Fog. lol

    I also love Cole’s rendition but both had such different styles, both smooth but Mel had something even more special with his phrasing.

    Yeah Diane our parents did have the cream of the crop as far as singers. Even us boomers had some good pipes with the rock and rollers of Doo Wop through early 70s with many. But not of the caliper of these 40s & 50s crooners. They just plain ruled.

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