Right Now! [Bonus Tracks]

Right Now! [Bonus Tracks]

by Mel Tormé

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Overview

When Mel Tormé signed with Columbia in the mid-'60s, the jazz singer was talked into recording current pop tunes. The resulting music is so bad as to be laughable. This CD reissue sought to take advantage of the brief lounge music fad of the late '90s, but even fans of that idiom will find Tormé's treatments of a variety of teenager songs (he was over 40 at the time) to be quite awkward and embarrassing. Imagine hearing Mel Tormé trying to sound hip on "Walk on By," "If I Had a Hammer," "Strangers in the Night," "Secret Agent Man," "Molly Marlene" (which is about a go-go girl) and "Dominique's Discotheque," all of which have dated pop rhythms and background singers. One of the obvious low points of his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646516423
catalogNumber: 65164

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
Shorty Rogers   Conductor
Jim Gordon   Drums
McKibbon   Bass
Robert Barene   Violin
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Gary Coleman   Vibes
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
Mort Garson   Conductor
James Getzoff   Violin
Arnold Goland   Conductor
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Nathan Ross   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Joseph DiFiore   Viola
Henry Ross   Violin
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Myron Sadler   Viola
Michael Melovin   Piano

Technical Credits

Shorty Rogers   Arranger
John Kander   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Mort Garson   Arranger
Arnold Goland   Arranger
Larry Marks   Producer
Kenneth S. Morris   Composer
Phil Sloan   Composer
Allen Stanton   Producer
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Remixing
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Lili Fest   Composer

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