Thursday, January 24, 2013

WMFU: Thurl Ravenscroft: The Story Continues!

Thurl Ravenscroft: The Story Continues! - WFMU's Beware of the Blog: On the A-side Thurl and the gals sing about the thrilling story of "Pocahontas", with a downright goofy chorus built out of the repetition of part of the name of that "Indian maid". The b-side is a more typical 1950's love ballad, "My Love For You", but Thurl's delivery is great, and there is also a very nice, unusual instrumental section halfway through the record, where individual horns play one note of the melody in succession, sort of like a big band version of The Chordettes.

Fun post via WMFU.  For those of you into Disney ephemera, Ravenscroft is one of Disney's trademark voices, from Haunted Mansion to films and TV. (fun fact: his son plays the immortal sax solo on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street.")