¡Olé Tormé!: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May

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¡Olé Tormé!: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May
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Studio album by Mel Tormé
Released 1959
Recorded March 21 – April 2, 1959, Los Angeles
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 54:31
Label Verve
Producer Carl Jefferson
Mel Tormé chronology
Mel Tormé's California Suite
(1957)Mel Tormé's California Suite1957
¡Olé Tormé!: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May
(1959)
Back in Town
(1959)Back in Town1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

¡Olé Tormé!: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May is a 1959 studio album by Mel Tormé, arranged by Billy May.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "At the Crossroads (Malagueña)" Ernesto Lecuona, Bob Russell 2:39
2. "Frenesi" Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup 2:36
3. "Adios" Enric Madriguera, Harry M. Woods 2:05
4. "Baia" Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert 2:30
5. "Six Lessons from Madame la Zonga" James V. Monaco, Charles Newman 3:10
6. "Rosita" Gus Haenschen 2:58
7. "South of the Border" Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy 3:03
8. "Nina" Cole Porter 2:36
9. "Cuban Love Song" Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Herbert Stothart 2:04
10. "Perfidia" Alberto Dominguez 2:08
11. "The Rhumba Jumps!" Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer 2:14
12. "Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)" Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell 3:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Mel Tormé – vocals, drums
  • Frank Beach – trumpet
  • Pete Candoli
  • Conrad Gozzo
  • Manny Klein
  • Eddie Kusby – trombone
  • Tommy Pederson
  • Dave Wells
  • Si Zentner
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Chuck Gentry
  • Justin Gordon
  • Wilbur Schwartz
  • Bud Shank
  • Red Callender – tuba
  • Verlye Mills – harp
  • Jimmy Rowles – piano
  • Al Pelligrini
  • Bob Gibbons – guitar
  • Ralph Peña – double bass
  • Lou Singer – percussion, drums, marimba
  • Alvin Stoller – drums
  • Larry Bunker – drums, marimba
  • Billy May – arranger, conductor
  • Sheldon Marks – art direction
  • William Rotsler – cover photo

References[edit]