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James Melton (I) (1904–1961)

James Melton was a popular singer, a Met lyric tenor, a recording artist for Victor and Columbia records and a producer and actor. He was raised in Citra, Florida, where he worked on a farm raising pigs and loading watermelons. He made his first public appearance as soloist in a local choir. A high school teacher noticed his talents and encouraged ... See full bio »

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Melody for Two Tod Weaver
Ziegfeld Follies Alfredo ('La Traviata')
Sing Me a Love Song Jerry Haines


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 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.18 (1951) ... (performer: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer), "My Soul Is a Witness for My Lord" - uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (performer: "Libiamo ne'lieti calici")
 1937 Melody for Two (performer: "September in the Rain", "Melody for Two", "Macushula" (uncredited))
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song ("The Little House That Love Built" (1936), uncredited) / (performer: "That's the Least You Can Do for the Lady" (1936), "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie" (1933), "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" (1936), "The Little House That Love Built" (1936), "Summer Night" (1936) - uncredited)
 1935 Stars Over Broadway (performer: "At Your Service, Madame" (1935), "Where Am I? (Am I in Heaven?)" (1935), "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie" (1933), "Celeste Aïda" (1871), "Brownstone Baby (I've Got the Blues for You)" (1935) - uncredited)
 1932 Sing a Song (Short) (performer: "Love's Old Sweet Song", "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", "Home" - uncredited)
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His nightclub appearances during the 1950s were among the first made by an operatic performer in this era with many showrooms throughout the U.S. At one of these prominent venues, the Beverly Hills Country Club, Southgate, Kenticky--in the Cincinnati metropolitan area--he appeared frequently for one- or two-week engagements, ... See more »

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In addition to his accomplishments as a singer, Melton was renowned as a collector of antique cars. His pride was a 1900 Rockwell Hanson Cab, said to be the first automotive taxi used in New York. At a charity event in the 1940's, Melton raced his Rockwell against a horse and buggy...and lost. See more »

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