This is the companion blog site to Todd Gordon's popular radio show. Entitled Todd's Turntable, it's a weekly, one-hour show that airs on various FM and Internet radio stations worldwide.
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Saturday, 10 March 2018
LP Artwork: It's a Blue World / Mel Tormé
The Bethlehem label had signed Tormé in 1955 and, probably to ride on the success of Sinatra's In the Wee Small Hours release, asked him for a ballads album. The 15-piece orchestral accompaniment was assembled by pianist and clarinetist Al Pellegrini with subtle and suitably romantic arrangements by Pellegrini, André Previn, Sandy Courage, Marty Paiche and Russ Garcia.
When I purchased the Japanese pressing of the album, it had the lighter blue cover but I'm unsure whether the darker blue cover was the original.