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A Vintage Year

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A Vintage Year
Live album by
RecordedAugust 1987, live at the Paul Masson Winery, Saratoga, CA
ProducerCarl Jefferson
Mel Tormé chronology
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A Vintage Year is a 1987 live album by the American jazz singer Mel Tormé, accompanied by George Shearing.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[2]

Track listing

  1. "Whisper Not"/"Love Me or Leave Me" (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather), (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 4:17
  2. "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 5:11
  3. "Someday I'll Find You" (Noël Coward) – 2:52
  4. "Midnight Sun" (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Mercer) – 5:36
  5. New York, New York Medley: "For Me and My Gal"/"Mack the Knife"/"The Birth of the Blues"/"Send a Little Love My Way"/"How High the Moon"/"Theme from New York, New York" (Ray Goetz, Edgar Leslie, George Meyer)/(Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein, Kurt Weill)/(Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Henderson)/(Henry Mancini)/(Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)/(Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 6:01
  6. "The Folks Who Live On the Hill" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 5:08
  7. "Bittersweet" (Sam Jones) – 5:47
  8. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) – 4:40
  9. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Kern) – 3:37
  10. "Anyone Can Whistle"/"A Tune for Humming" (Stephen Sondheim)/(Sondheim) – 5:53
  11. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 3:29
  12. "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day" (Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne) – 5:55



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "A Vintage Year > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1409. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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