Steve Allen was a south side Irish kid who got kicked out of Mount Carmel in his freshman year; Mel Torme was a Jewish Kid whose folks lived in near Hyde Park; both ended up at Hyde Park High School. Steve Allen went on the bum and road the rails, Mel Torme was on the radio.
After WWII, these two south side guys became legends in Jazz - Steve Allen composed 5,000 songs including several Grammy winners and Mel Torme sang more than 5,000 tunes better than anyone in a pair of Florsheims. Here they are together!
God gives us so much.