The Mellomen

American singing quartet. Formed 1948
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The Mellomen

The Mellomen Biography (Wikipedia)

The Mellomen were a popular singing quartet active from the late 1940s through the mid-1970s. The group was founded by Thurl Ravenscroft and Max Smith in 1948. They recorded under a variety of names, including Big John and The Buzzards, The Crackerjacks, The Lee Brothers, and The Ravenscroft Quartet. They were sometimes credited as The Mellowmen, The Mello Men, or The Mellow Men. They sang backup to some of the best-known artists of the day, including Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Arlo Guthrie, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, and Jo Stafford.

In addition to backing up popular singers, they also were featured vocalists for bandleaders like Spike Jones and their solo work is part of many Disney films. For example, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp and The Jungle Book as well as numerous animated shorts, including Trick or Treat (1952), Pigs Is Pigs (1954), Paul Bunyan (1958), and Noah's Ark (1959). Their work for Disney also led to numerous television appearances, beginning with the Disneyland television show episode Cavalcade of Songs, originally broadcast February 16, 1955. The Mellomen were also featured frequently on Disneyland Records, which released their 1957 album Meet Me Down on Main Street. They also sang "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh" theme and the introduction of Zorro. Henry Calvin, who portrayed Sergeant Garcia on that television series, also sang and released a version of the "Zorro" theme song. (A longer version of the Zorro Theme, recorded by the female quartet, The Chordettes, became a Top Ten hit). This quartet performed singing voices for the elephants along with J. Pat O'Malley in The Jungle Book.

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Over There
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Over There
Rosemary Clooney
Mambo Italiano
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Mambo Italiano
Sammy Fain
Peter Pan (1953) - What Made The Red Man Red?
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Peter Pan (1953) - What Made The Red Man Red?
Bobby Driscoll
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!
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You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!
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Till The Boys Come Home
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Till The Boys Come Home
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By The Beautiful Sea
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By The Beautiful Sea
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The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
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The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
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Home Sweet Home
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Home Sweet Home
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Let Me Call You Sweetheart
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Let Me Call You Sweetheart
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