Monday, July 19, 2010

Kid n' Mel Tormé

The only thing I really know about Mel Tormé is that Mr. Night Court himself, Judge Harry T. Stone (aka, Harry Anderson) was a huge fan. As a mid-80s devotee of Night Court, I vicariously dug Mel as well, and there's good reason to like him.

For example, who the hell else would croon to girls in feather encrusted floor length white gowns on motorcycles? (Note to self, now I know where my dad learned his dance moves.)

His son, Steve March Tormé, is headed our way on Wednesday, July 21st at 6:30pm to perform a tribute to his father as part of the Pops in the Park event. It includes a collection of standards and stories about his legendary dad. Check him out at Columbus Park for a mere five bucks. He'll be singing along with a group called Billy and the Showmen. Who knows what the Showmen will do with Mel, but I'm all in favor of their version of Mustang Sally:


Malerie said...

I luv the tux. Don't see that much these days! Supposedly, Mel is related to my husband somehow. A cousin, I think.

Poems in Search of Pictures said...

Nice! You should go to give some props to your extended family.