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My Singing Teachers

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Mel Torme is one of the world's great jazz vocalists, a veteran of radio, movies, television, recordings, night clubs, and concert halls. He is also a highly respected arranger and composer, the co-author of one of the enduring seasonal classics, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)." And were that not enough, he is also an accomplished writer, having p...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 8th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
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David
Wow, I'm the only one on Goodreads to have read this book.

Torme does a good (if a little artless) job profiling some of the singers, songwriters and musicians that influenced his career. The best parts were the anecdotes and profiles of some of the lesser known artists that Mel admired.
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Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, a drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He co-wrote the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" (also known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") with Bob Wells.
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