¡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)
¡Olé Tormé!: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May
(1959)
Back in Town
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."At the Crossroads (Malagueña)"Ernesto Lecuona, Bob Russell2:39
2."Frenesi"Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup2:36
3."Adios"Enric Madriguera, Harry M. Woods2:05
4."Baia"Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert2:30
5."Six Lessons from Madame la Zonga"James V. Monaco, Charles Newman3:10
6."Rosita"Gus Haenschen2:58
7."South of the Border"Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy3:03
8."Nina"Cole Porter2:36
9."Cuban Love Song"Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Herbert Stothart2:04
10."Perfidia"Alberto Dominguez2:08
11."The Rhumba Jumps!"Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer2:14
12."Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)"Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell3:19

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]