Mel Torme was one of the great vocalist of the forties, fifties and sixties. known for his Jazz singing he was also a Jazz composer and arranger also a drummer, and actor in radio, film and television. He also composed the classic "Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). Here he performs on four National guard recruitment programs with the celebrated band of Shorty Rogers And His Giants. These rare recordings form an ideal addition to any serious collection. Shorty Rogers and his Giants: Shorty Rogers (tp,fl-h,arr,cond), Ken Shroyer, George Roberts (tb),Paul Horn, Buddy Collette (fl,cl,as,ts), Bill Hood (bs.bss), Larry Bunker (vlb), Lou Levy (p), MonteBudwig (b), Shelly Manne (d), Mel Torme (voc). Los Angeles CA, May 13, 1963.GUARD SESSION # 65:Tracks Are: Introduction: Hello Young Lovers (voc: Mel Torme); Marie; Porgy & Bess Medley (voc: Mel Torme); Menino Desce Do Morro.GUARD SESSION # 66:Tracks are: Introduction; Hey Look Me Over (voc: Mel Torme); One Note Samba; A Foggy Day (voc: Mel Torme); Speak Low.GUARD SESSION # 67:Tracks are: Introduction; The Surrey With A Fringe On Top (voc: Mel Torme); Tonight; The Lady's In Love With You (voc: Mel Torme); One O'clock Jump. 2:47GUARD SESSION # 68:Tracks are: Introduction; Lulu's Back In Town (voc: Mel Torme); Sugar Loaf; 'Round Midnight (voc: Mel Torme); Kook-a-ra-cha Waltz.