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Songs of New York

Songs of New York

by Mel TorméMel Tormé


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This thematic recording, with songs all relating to New York City, has vocalist Mel Tormé singing in fine fashion. Some of the familiar numbers are swingy, some stringy, but all are done with the heartfelt passion of a man who has lived in the Big Apple and has many tales to tell. Among some of the favorites are "Autumn in New York" with its ever poignant and heartbreaking lyric, the jumping "Let Me Off Uptown," a classic rendition of "Harlem Nocturne," and the obligatory "New York, New York." These sessions, reissued from Atlantic label recordings of 1963, have a disclaimer regarding the transfer from analog to digital, in that quality may be lost in spots. Don't let that dissuade you, as any dropouts are minimal. These are well done and worthwhile offerings from Tormé and friends.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678007828
catalogNumber: 80078
Rank: 78571


  1. Sunday in New York
  2. Autumn in New York
  3. Lullaby of Birdland
  4. Broadway
  5. The Brooklyn Bridge
  6. Let Me off Uptown
  7. 42nd Street
  8. Sidewalks of New York
  9. Harlem Nocturne
  10. New York, New York
  11. There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway
  12. Manhattan
  13. My Time of Day

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Vocals
Paul Horn   Woodwind
Buddy Collette   Woodwind
Shelly Manne   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Ronnie Lang   Woodwind
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Shorty Rogers   Conductor
Porcino   Trumpet
Israel Baker   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
James Getzoff   Violin
Allan Harshman   Viola
Dick Hazard   Conductor
John Kitzmiller   Tuba
Marvin Limonick   Violin
John Lowe   Woodwind
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Dick Nash   Trombone
Lou Raderman   Violin
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Henry Roth   Violin
Paul Shure   Violin
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Margaret Aue   Cello
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
John Williams   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Arranger
Betty Comden   Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Adolph Green   Composer
Dick Hazard   Arranger
Bill Putnam   Engineer
Bob Altshuler   Liner Notes
John Williams   Arranger

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