Mel Tormé

Best Mel Tormé Songs: 20 Jazz Essentials From The Velvet Fog

Possessing a smooth, sonorous croon – which earned him the rather unusual nickname “The Velvet Fog” – Mel Tormé was also an accomplished tunesmith who penned over 250 songs, including the holiday evergreen, “The Christmas Song.” If that wasn’t enough, Tormé was also a talented musician who could play drums and piano, starred in 22 movies, and was a ubiquitous presence on TV between the 1950s and 1990s. He could also pilot a plane and, to top it all, was a successful author; as well as penning a bestselling memoir called It Wasn’t All Velvet in 1988, he wrote well-received biographies of his friends, Hollywood star Judy Garland and virtuoso drummer Buddy Rich, and even published a novel.
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How Mel Tormé Wrote “The Christmas Song” | Late Night with Conan O’Brien

(Original airdate: 10/01/93) Mel Tormé explains how he and his songwriting partner wrote “The Christmas Song” in 40 minutes. Subscribe to watch more Team Coco videos Watch more Late Night clips FOLLOW TEAM COCO ON SOCIAL. Team Coco on Facebook Team Coco on Twitter...