She'll Grow Back: Merry Christmas from Thurl Ravenscroft!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Merry Christmas from Thurl Ravenscroft!

Here is post number one, in my attempt to write a post every day between now and Christmas. Our patron saint, Thurl Ravenscroft, recorded lots of Christmas music, and here's the 35 minutes I have in my collection. This includes 3 songs in which Thurl plays Santa, four tracks about the birth of Jesus (a subject dear to Thurl's heart -- his first public performance was in the church choir), and clips he recorded for Christmastime in the Disney parks.


01. Country Bear Christmas #1
02. Billy May - Do You Believe in Santa Claus
03. The Pixies - Santa's Too Fat for the Hula Hoop
04. Thurl Ravenscroft with Marie Vernon and the Mellomen - Five Little Angels
05. Thurl Ravenscroft with Marie Vernon and the Mellomen - Jingle Polka
06. Country Bear Christmas #2
07. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (TV Version)
08. Joy to the World
09. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
10. Jim Nabors - Go Tell It on the Mountain
11. The Glory of Christmas (from evangelist Robert Schuller's Hour of Power)
12. Country Bear Christmas #3
13. Spike Jones with The Mellomen - Winter
14. Dinah Shore - The Twelve Days of Christmas
15. Tennessee Ernie Ford - A Root'n Toot'n Santa Claus
16. Spike Jones feat. George Rock and Thurl - Santa Brought Me Choo Choo Trains
17. Country Bear Christmas #4
18. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Album version)
19. Country Bear Christmas #5


Mike Aimer said...

I'd love to hear this, but it won't unzip on my mac for some reason.
Any suggestions?

Mark H. Besotted said...

I've uploaded the files individually to a directory. I won't leave them up long, but they'll be up at least a week. Enjoy!

Mike Aimer said...

Awesome! Thanks for the new holiday soundtrack, and a very merry Christmas to you!

Mark H. Besotted said...

It's entirely my pleasure, Mike. I'll do about anything to spread The Gospel of Thurl.

Hope you're enjoying it.

Merry Christmas right back at ya!