TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS ~ Mel Torme' & The Mel Tones ~ Sonny Burke & His Orchestra (1946) Musicraft Records. The Mel-Tones consisted of Bernie Parke, Diz Disruhd, Betty Beveridge, and Ginny O'Connor, plus Torme who doubled as arranger. Later, Les Baxter joined the group, after Disruhd had been drafted. Mel Torme' was born Melvin Howard Tormé on September 13, 1925 and passed away on June 5, 1999 and is interred at The Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Torme' was a great talent, the likes of which I doubt we'll ever see again. Also, it might be worth mentioning that group member, Ginny O'Connor , would later join Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra, as a member of The Mello Larks. She would also become orchestra leader, Henry Mancini's wife.