Having gotten such a great response last year to my 365 days project post about Thurl Ravenscroft, I thought I'd periodically post additional material, as my Thurl collection grows, as it has recently.
First up, a post-big band era track, nontheless in the big band style, from one of the great arrangers of that era, Jerry Gray, joined here by Thurl on "Pale Moon (An Indian Love Song)". Gotta love that last line.
Next up is an oddity - Thurl's group, "The Mellomen", occaisionally recorded under other names, and for one session, they recorded as "The Crackerjacks", supplying four tracks to an album of male quartet music, which they shared with another group, as well as two further tracks, issued as a single, both of which feature solo sections sung by Thurl.
Finally, a few segments from a collection I'd never heard of before finding it on eBay. From around 1970, Thurl reads the entire book of Psalms, on four 16 & 2/3 rpm records, intended for sale to and use by the blind. I've included the introduction and first three psalms, and two tracks from further into the first of these four records, including the well loved 23rd Psalm. Unfortunately, these are not the familiar King James versions, but a more modern, and far less poetic translation. However, I'm quite taken with the way that Thurl adapted his voice and all around performance to match the emotions being captured in the individual psalm.
If anyone is interested in having or hearing a recording of Thurl reading a specific psalm or psalms, I would be glad to oblige in a future post. Enjoy!