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Anita O'Day - 100% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Big Band & Swing Blues Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller
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Anita Belle Colton, 18 October 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 November 2006, West Hollywood, California, USA. As Anita Colton, in her early teens she scraped a living as a professional Walkathon contestant (marathon dancer). During this period she changed her surname to O’Day. Along with other contestants she was encouraged to sing and during one Walkathon was acco Read more

Vic Damone - 90% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television War
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Vito Rocco Farinola, 12 June 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A romantic balladeer with a strong, smooth baritone voice, Damone took singing lessons while working as an usher and elevator operator at New York’s Paramount Theater. After appearing with Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he sang at La Martinique Club, a venue known as a nursery for young voc Read more

Shirley Horn - 89% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more

Lena Horne - 80% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Blues Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Television Westerns Drama Easy Listening Blues Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Clu Read more

Tony Bennett - 79% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Documentaries Easy Listening Drama Jazz Soundtracks Television Kids & Family Big Band & Swing
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Anthony Dominick Benedetto, 13 August 1926, Astoria, New York, USA. The son of an Italian father and American mother, Bennett studied music and painting at the High School of Industrial Arts. He later became a talented artist, exhibiting under his real name in New York, Paris and London. Originally possessing a tenor voice that would deepen over the years, Bennett sang durin Read more

Sarah Vaughan - 77% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Blues Disco Drama Easy Listening Music & Radio Vocals
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Billy Eckstine - 76% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Big Band & Swing Comedy Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
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William Clarence Eckstein, 8 July 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 March 1993, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Eckstine possessed one of the most distinctive voices in popular music, a deep tone with a highly personal vibrato. He began singing at the age of 11 but until his late teens was undecided between a career as a singer or football player. He won a sporting sc Read more

Bobby Darin - 73% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Easy Listening Comedy Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Drama Action & Adventure Blues Country & Bluegrass Dance Documentaries Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vocals War Westerns
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Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a period playing in New York coffee-houses. His friendship with co-writer/entrepreneur Don Kirshner resulted in his first single, ‘My First Love’. A meeting with Connie Francis’ ma Read more

Joe Williams - 71% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Blues Country & Bluegrass Drama Musicals & The Arts
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Joseph Goreed, 12 December 1918, Cordele, Georgia, USA, d. 29 March 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Williams began his musical career singing in a gospel group in Chicago and by the late 30s was performing regularly as a solo singer. He had short-lived jobs with bands led by Jimmie Noone and others, was encouraged by Lionel Hampton, who employed him briefly in 1943, and in 195 Read more

Peggy Lee - 67% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Drama Easy Listening Jazz Blues Blues Dance Documentaries Television
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more

Jack Jones - 65% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Vocals Soundtracks Television Easy Listening Horror Jazz Pop / Rock
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John Allan Jones, 14 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular singer from the early 60s, Jones has one of the finest, and most versatile, light baritone voices in easy listening popular music. The son of actress Irene Hervey and actor/vocalist Allan Jones, Jack studied singing while still at high school. After graduation in 1957, he joined his father’s act, Read more

Woody Herman - 64% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Jazz Latin
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Woodrow Charles Herman, 16 May 1913, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 29 October 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. A child prodigy, Herman sang and tap-danced in local clubs before touring as a singer in vaudeville. To improve his act he took up the saxophone and later the clarinet, all by the age of 12. By his mid-teens he was sufficiently accomplished to play in a band, and Read more

Bing Crosby - 63% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Documentaries Drama Easy Listening Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Kids & Family Pop / Rock Sports & Recreation Dance Big Band & Swing Comedy Jazz Vocals
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

Dinah Washington - 62% match to Mel Tormé

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues Dance Disco Easy Listening
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Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in Chicago, Dinah Washington first sang in church choirs for which she also played piano. She then worked in local clubs, where she was heard by Lionel Hampton, who promptly hired her. She was with Hampton from 1943-46, recording hits with ‘Evil Gal Blues’, Read more

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