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Thurl Ravenscroft (Holiday)

Despite a singing career that spanned from the 1930s to the 1970s, Thurl Ravenscroft is undoubtedly best known for applying his deep, rich vocal skills in a different professional pursuit -- specifically, for over half a century he was the inimitable voice of Kellogg's Corn Flakes icon Tony the Tiger. According to the exhaustive website All Things Thurl, Ravenscroft was born February 6, 1914, in Norfolk, NE, relocating to California at age 19 to study interior design at the Otis Art Institute. Colleagues in his church choir suggested that he audition as a studio singer at Paramount, and he soon became one of the most sought-after vocalists in Hollywood; by the mid-'30s, Ravenscroft was also a radio staple, co-starring on the program Goose Creek Parson before graduating to Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall as a member of the Paul Taylor Choristers. In 1938 Ravenscroft joined fellow Taylor Choristers Bill Days and Max Smith in the Sportsmen, who quickly became one of the busiest vocal groups in radio -- at one point they were appearing on 14 different concurring programs, among Jack Benny's The Jell-O Radio Show, Rudy Vallée's The Sealtest Village Store, and The Burns and Allen Show.

In 1942 Ravenscroft left the group to enlist in the Air Transport Command, serving five years as a navigator. Upon returning to Hollywood in 1947 he attempted to rejoin the Sportsmen, but the wife of his replacement, Gurney Bell, threatened a lawsuit if Bell was dismissed from the lineup; when Smith left the group the following year, he and Ravenscroft simply formed a new combo, the Mellomen. As a member of the Mellomen and as a solo gun-for-hire, Ravenscroft backed many of the most successful artists of the 1950s, including Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, and Tennessee Ernie Ford; he is prominently featured on Rosemary Clooney's 1954 classic "This Old House," cut a handful of duets with Roberta Lee and was spotlighted on the Spike Jones & His City Slickers efforts Bottoms Up and Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry.

The Mellomen also were at the heart of the famed Norman Luboff Choir, but the group was even more successful in their voice-over work for television, film, and commercials. For Disney, they recorded the themes for the TV hits Davy Crockett, Zorro, The Mickey Mouse Club, and The Wonderful World of Color in addition to appearing on literally hundreds of the studio's children's recordings. Beginning in 1952, Ravenscroft was the voice of Tony the Tiger, coining the character's trademark tag line, "They're gr-r-r-r-r-r-reat!" In 1963, the Mellomen appeared opposite Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair, and three years later Ravenscroft was cast for the animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a project highlighted by his immortal vocal turn on the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"; he subsequently was cast in Horton Hears a Who, The Cat in the Hat, and The Lorax.

Ravenscroft's career as a solo artist was far more limited -- in 1955, he cut his first solo single, "Mad, Baby, Mad," followed a year later by "Dr. Geek." In conjunction with the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, he also released the single "Big Paul Bunyan." The Thurl Ravenscroft Singers were credited for the LP 12 Great Hits, and in 1970 he issued perhaps his most successful solo recording, the Light Records release Great Hymns in Story and Song. Customcraft later released another Christian project, God's Plan for You. In later years Ravenscroft backed artists ranging from Jim Nabors to Arlo Guthrie and was an active member of the Johnny Mann Singers. He eased into retirement during the 1980s but continued serving as the voice of Tony the Tiger well into the 21st century. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Track List: Country Christmas Greatest Hits

1. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

2. Christmas Cookies

3. Run Run Rudolph

4. White Christmas

5. O Holy Night

6. A Holly Jolly Christmas

7. Christmas In Heaven

8. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

10. Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

11. Let It Be Christmas

12. Please Come Home For Christmas

13. The First Noel

14. Blue Christmas

15. Boogie Woogie Santa

16. Frosty The Snowman

17. Nuttin' For Christmas

18. Baby It's Cold Outside

19. Away In A Manger

20. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

21. Jingle Bell Rock

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Track List: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

2. Welcome Christmas

3. Trim Up The Tree

4. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

5. Welcome Christmas (Reprise)

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Track List: Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

1. Opening

2. Trim Up The Tree

3. Tomorrow Is Christmas, It's Practically Here

4. Welcome Christmas

5. I Must Stop Christmas

6. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

7. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Reprise)

8. A Quarter Of Dawn

9. Welcome Christmas

10. Finale

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Hi see bike life lights Santa great
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Love it��
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I love the grinch
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I love the Grinch movie we have the DVD and I love your song my name is Lucas Jackson Wrobel and we have
Have dr. Seuss how the Grinch stole Christmas deluxe edition and I might bring that DVD to grandpa George's grandma Kathy's and Jessica's on New years eve and maybe some of my other DVDs and me and grandpa George stay up late we do that when grandma cathy and when me and grandpa George and grandma Cathy are up I Play with grandma's yarn.Merry Christmas.
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NOW DO YOU SEE WHY THEY WANTED TO KEEP US APART FEAR FOR THEMSELVES BEING EXPOSED !! BUT THEY CONVINCED YOU OTHERWISE DIDN'T THEY !!! YOU NEVER THOUGHT IT THROUGH DID YOU !! BRIAN ALL THE TIMES I WAS HURT AND FURIOUS DID I EVER ONCE SAY ANYTHING REMOTELY THAT WOULD IDENTIFY YOU ?? EVEN OUT OF MY ANGER AND HURT FULLNESS I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD HURT YOU !!
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This classic Christmas song will always be one of my favorites.
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Love this song it can never get old���������
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This song has always been so funny
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So good!
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I would take the Grinch! Comment who you would take! The Grinch or a seasick crocodile!? Also tell me why! I would take the Grinch because at the end he was super nice!
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I love your music
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Good lee their bood
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Love that it put in a bit of the story
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I love the grinch
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I just sent you the most
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My dad can say the whole book without reading!
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Thank you for the music.
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jbyrne70
LOL I can practically hear Thurl say Theeeey're Grrrreaaat now in the song.
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People who post instructions have no life
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For some reason this is my favorite movie ever!
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landishester
Grinch is so nasty but so awesome at one time it is so interesting
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Hey Ifuches5b TY it worked now I got a girlfriend. ;-) & XD
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Love the movie
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Sorry I meant song stupid autocorrect
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Nothing can come between me and this sing
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cutelittlead i p o s e , seriously... . . . . . . You should mind YOUR own business! :) Happy Thanksgiving !
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Judy Taft: wrong contraction. Your not You're. You're is you are.
Amasing is incorrect. It is amazing.
Mack is wrong. Make is right.
Seriously Judy, when a red line comes up right click it.
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I love it
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1. Kiss your left hand
2. Say your crushes name
3. Close your hand
4. Pick a school day
5. Say your name
6. Post this on 15 different songs and the day you said your crush will ask you out
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I love you're music it is amasing
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I love the moves you mack��������
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Merry Xmas:)
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Sneaky grinch and a cool song make a great day
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I loved it
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I loved it
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1 say iPhone 5 times

2 post this on 5 songs

3 look under your pillow
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How come you don't like Christmas??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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I LOVE THE MOVIE HOW THE GRINCH STOW CHRISMAS^_^
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550 we don't use the games counting number and typing unless someone want q do it but don't use music at least
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I love this song so much.
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Merry Christmas
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They're greeaaaatttt t t t t . . Y e p its him.
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