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Best of Mel Blanc: Man of 1000 Voices
     

The Best of Mel Blanc: Man of 1000 Voices

by Mel Blanc
 
Arguably the most famous voice artist in Hollywood history, Mel Blanc was best known as the man who created the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Pie, and most of the other iconic characters from the Warner Bros. cartoon stable, but that was hardly the full extent of his career. Blanc was also a busy radio actor, appeared on television and in the movies, and

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Arguably the most famous voice artist in Hollywood history, Mel Blanc was best known as the man who created the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Pie, and most of the other iconic characters from the Warner Bros. cartoon stable, but that was hardly the full extent of his career. Blanc was also a busy radio actor, appeared on television and in the movies, and had a recording career, mostly cutting novelty tunes that employed some of his more familiar voices. The Best of Mel Blanc: Man of 1000 Voices collects 25 songs featuring Blanc's vocals, including his characterizations of Woody Woodpecker, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, and Pepe LePew. Also included are a pair of Spike Jones-styled numbers (including the Cold War-era chestnut "There's a Hole in the Iron Curtain," written by Blanc with Mickey Katz), two sides in which he portrays a milquetoast henpecked husband ("I Tell My Troubles to Joe" and "The Missus Wouldn't Approve"), a few dialect numbers (including the borderline offensive "The Hat I Got for Christmas Is Too Beeg"), and a mock tribute to greed co-written by Stan Freberg. While Blanc's performances are excellent throughout, the material is not -- many of these numbers have dated quite poorly, and the saccharine sweetness of "Pussy Cat Parade" and "I Dess I Dotta Doe" is enough to make your fillings ache. This disc is a solid overview of Blanc's recording career, and fans of his voice work will be happy to have many of these recordings on CD at last, but this hardly represents the man's talent in its best light.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742059328
catalogNumber:
5932

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Performance Credits

Mel Blanc   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sportsmen   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Andrew Ridgeley   Composer
Billy May   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Van Alexander   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Todd Everett   Liner Notes
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jack Jordan   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Wayne Knight   Photo Courtesy
Leo Robin   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Mickey Katz   Composer
M. Fisher   Composer
Ramez Idriss   Composer
Alan Livingston   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
George Tibbles   Composer
John Coyle   Composer
Ernie Erdman   Composer
Warren Foster   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Harry Stewart   Composer
Steven Gale   Composer
Frederick Heider   Composer

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