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Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire (Remastered 2013) / Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire (Remastered 2013)


Download links and information about Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire (Remastered 2013) / Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire (Remastered 2013) by Mel Tormé / Mel Torme. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:02 minutes.

Artist: Mel Tormé / Mel Torme
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:02
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No. Title Length
1. Nice Work If You Can Get It 3:08
2. Something's Gotta Give 3:56
3. A Foggy Day 2:36
4. A Fine Romance 3:01
5. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 3:27
6. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails 3:10
7. The Way You Look Tonight 2:22
8. The Piccolino 2:34
9. They Can't Take That Away From Me 3:01
10. Cheek to Cheek 2:58
11. Let's Face the Music and Dance 2:19
12. They All Laughed 2:30



Though it's sometimes relegated to second or third place among Tormé's best albums of the '50s (behind Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dek-Tette and It's a Blue World), it's difficult to hear how Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire can't be the best album of his entire career. Featuring an artist at the peak of his ability and talent, a collection of top-drawer songs from the best pop composers ever, and a swinging ten-piece that forms the perfect accompaniment, Sings Fred Astaire is one of the best up-tempo vocal albums ever recorded. Coming hot on the heels of Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dek-Tette in 1956, this tribute to Hollywood's most stylish dancer finds Tormé obliging with his nimblest and most elegant singing. Even while Marty Paich's band takes "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Cheek to Cheek" at a breakneck pace that Astaire himself would've had trouble with, Tormé floats over the top with death-defying vocal acrobatics. He's breezy and sophisticated on "They Can't Take That Away from Me," ecstatic and effervescent on "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" (matching an exuberant solo by trumpeter Pete Candoli), and even breaks out an affectionate croon for "A Foggy Day." A collection of perfect hard-swinging pop with a few ballads thrown in for good measure makes Sings Fred Astaire a masterpiece of the vocal era.